SBI PO Exam Analysis 2020


The much-awaited notification of the year SBI PO is finally out. This time the number of vacancies announced in the SBI PO recruitment 2021 is 2056. The application window is open from October 5, 2021 to October 25, 2021. The recruitment process for SBI PO 2021 consists of three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview/ GD+PI (however GD may or may not happen depending on the Covid-19 situation). Before you begin your preparation it is very important to get a hold of the syllabus, exam pattern, study resources and other important details so that you can utilize your saved time in an effective direction.

Along with all these inputs, it’s important to get aware of the previous year exam analysis. Previous year exam analysis will help you to structure your study plan and look out for ways to enhance your speed and accuracy so that you are able to clear the overall merit list. Let’s get an insight into the SBI PO 2020 exam analysis from below.

SBI PO Prelims 2020 exam analysis

The SBI PO Prelims consisted of three sections namely- English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. Let’s check out the difficulty level of questions asked in each section.


Topics Question NumberDifficulty Level
Alphabet Pairing1Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Easy to Moderate
Alphabet Pairing1Easy
Blood Relation3Easy
Syllogism4Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense2Moderate

 Quantitative Aptitude

Topics Question NumberDifficulty Level
Miscellaneous Word Problems10Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy
Missing Number Series5Easy
DI15Easy to Moderate

 English Language

Topics Question NumberDifficulty Level
Word Rearrangement4Moderate
Close test and Double Fillers9Easy to Moderate
Error Detection4Easy to Moderate
Match The Column3Easy
Reading Comprehension10Moderate

Overall the SBI PO Prelims exam 2020 was of moderate level. An individual who attempted between 56 and 67 questions was able to clear the merit list.

SBI PO Mains 2020 Exam Analysis

After you clear the SBI PO Prelims, Mains is the next stage. The SBI PO Mains consisted of four sections – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Languages and Data Analysis & Interpretation. Let’s get an insight into the individual section from below-

English Language

TopicsQuestion NumberDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension13Moderate
Word Rearrangement5Moderate
Error Detection5Moderate
Cloze Test5 to 7Moderate

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

Topics Question NumberDifficulty Level
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement25Moderate to Difficult
Data Sufficiency3Moderate
Reverse Syllogism4Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics Question NumberDifficulty Level
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Missing Number Series5Moderate
DI25Moderate to Difficult

 General Awareness

Topics Question NumberDifficulty Level
Financial Awareness25Moderate to Difficult
Static Awareness9Moderate

The overall difficulty level of the SBI PO Mains can be considered moderate to difficult. 

Now after getting a detailed understanding of the SBI PO previous year cutoff, it’s time to sharpen your skills by practising online mock test of SBI PO. These mocks will help you in increasing your calculation speed along with accuracy. Also if you feel directionless for your preparation do check out ixamBee the SBI PO Online Course.

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