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SBI PO Mains was conducted today (Jul 20, 2019). As per the notification, for 2,000 vacancies, around 20,000 aspirants will be appearing for the Mains exam out of which around 3 times the category-wise vacancies will be called for Group Exercise & Interview. Well! Today’s paper was overall moderate-difficult. Let’s have a look at the topic-wise analysis of all the 4 sections:

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

This section was moderate to difficult.

Topic No. of Questions
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

  • Parallel Row puzzle of 10 people
  • Square-based puzzle involving 10 people who are facing north & south
  • Rectangle based puzzle
  • Line-based puzzle of 7 people based on blood relations
Coded Direction Sense 5
Critical & Analytical Reasoning 9
Blood Relations 5
Input-Output 3
Miscellaneous 5
Total 45

Data Analysis & Interpretation

This section was moderate-difficult as well.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation

  • Graphs on Shares with opening & closing prices
  • DI on loans disbursed to people
  • Caselets on Probability & Percentage (5 questions)
  • Tabular Data of Time & Work (3 questions)
  • Flow Diagram type data (4 questions)
Data Sufficiency 8
Missing Number Series 2
Total 35

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

Questions from this section were easy-moderate and were asked from the last 6 months. Topics from which questions were asked were Union Budget, World Happiness Day, Sports etc.

English Language

This section was moderate.

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension

  • Topics- Investment in real estate, Home Loans, Global Warming & Carbon Footprint, Mutual Funds, Employee Retention
Sentence Rearrangement (Jumbled Phrases) 6
Error Spotting 5
Fill in the Blanks (2 Columns) 5
Total 35

Descriptive Section


  • Precautions to be taken while banking online
  • Digital Literacy
  • E-commerce impact on the traditional business


  • Write a Letter to the Bank Manager informing him about a misplaced checkbook and requesting him to block it and issue a new one
  • Write a letter to your senior thanking him for a great career advice
  • Write a letter to the Branch Manager requesting him to increase the number of counters in a particular branch

Good Attempts:

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:17-21
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation: 11-15
  • General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness: 22-25
  • English Language: 20-23
  • Overall: 83-87

We hope this analysis will be useful to the aspirants of the upcoming slots.

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