SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: All Shifts


The SBI PO Prelims exam was conducted in four shifts for three days on  November 20, 21 and 27,2021. The exam was of Moderate level. In today’s article, we have provided a detailed SBI PO Prelims exam analysis. Please note that the SBI PO prelims exam analysis is prepared on the basis of candidates’ reviews who appeared for the exam in their respective shifts. The main highlight of the exam was that in a single shift there were multiple sets asked. You can check the SBI PO exam analysis of all the shifts that were conducted on the above-mentioned dates. 

SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021 

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: Good Attempts (All Shifts)
Sections Good Attempts Duration
English Language 20-22 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 22-23 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 17-23 20 minutes
Overall 59-68 1 hour

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam Analysis

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


The reasoning section can be considered as easy to moderate. If practised well, one could have attempted 28+ questions easily. 

TopicsQuestion NumberDifficulty Level
Alphabet Pairing1Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (Dual Row Based Arrangement, Month & Date Based Puzzle, Linear Arrangement (Uncertain)20Easy to Moderate
Blood Relation3Easy
Direction Sense2Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude was shocking for everyone. This section was not only tricky but also calculative. The good attempts range between 17-20″ in this action. 

TopicsQuestion NumberDifficulty Level
Miscellaneous Word Problems10Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy
Missing/Wrong Number Series5Easy
DI (Tabular/Line/Caslet/Pie Chart)15Moderate to Difficult

English Language

English was the easiest of all the sections. One would have easily attempted 25+ questions in this section. 

Topics Question Number Difficulty Level
Word Rearrangement 4 Easy
Error Detection (Single Sentence) 5 Easy
Error Detection 4 Easy
Match The Column 3 Easy
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate

Overall the SBI PO Prelims exam 2021 was of moderate level. An attempt between 55-65 can consider a good attempt.

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