SBI PO 2013 Analysis

Finally, SBI PO 2013 exam is over. After months of preparation, it’s time to relax before candidates start preparing for the IBPS PO-III which should happen anywhere between Aug-Sep. But before that, let us analyze how we fared in this exam and what the experts feel about the exam vis-a-vis SBI PO exam 2011.

To start with, let me put forward the initial reactions of the candidates after the exam on our Facebook page.

SBI PO Analysis 2013

Looking at these comments, it’s easy to say that the paper was relatively easier except the reasoning section and it was time consuming which was mostly on the expected lines. But then these are individual comments, not an expert comment and so, can be biased.

Before we move on, you can refer to our blog where we had analyzed the cut-off of SBO PO 2011.

Regarding this year’s SBI PO 2013 exam, we believe that while the test pattern was similar to last year’s, the level of difficulty was relatively lower. Quant and Di sets were not so difficult with very less calculation required. Though the puzzle in the reasoning section was on the difficult side, it was still easier compared to last time.

English Language constituted of 20 questions from Vocabulary, 2 Reading Comprehension Passages with 10 questions each, 5 questions on Para jumbles and few Grammar questions. This section was of moderate difficulty and students felt some difficulty while solving this section as the options were at times very close.

General Awareness/Computer/Marketing section was dominated by questions from Banking & Economy and Computer Awareness which were pretty straight-forward. This section should not have taken more than 15 minutes to solve.

The pattern of descriptive paper was almost similar to last time and any student in regular practice would easily crack this section.

Overall, the paper was time consuming but easier as compared to last year and hence, the cut-off should be on the higher side. We should also not forget that this time the number of applicants has risen and so, the cut-off should be even higher. According to our analysis, the expected cut-off should be as follows –

Minimum Qualifying Marks in each section

SC/ST

OBC

GEN

English

10

10

13

GK/Marketing/Computer

11

11

14

Maths & DI

14

14

17

Reasoning

12

12

15

Min Qualifying Marks in Objective test

81

85

97

Descriptive

18

18

20

Final Cutoff (Objective + Descriptive)

100

111

122

This is just an estimate and cut-off is based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Way2bank and may hence change depending on the marks scored by candidates in the exam. We wish you all the best!

Regards,

Way2bank

https://www.facebook.com/way2bank

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