Detailed Exam reviews,Analysis and Questions asked in SBI PO Prelims on April 30 – Slot 3 (2 pm to 3 pm)

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Here we are providing detailed analysis of SBI PO Prelims 2017 Slot 3 Reviews. The paper was moderate and the pattern is same as yesterday (April 29) pattern.

How many Questions have you attended in SBI PO Prelims 2017
Below 40
Above 70


Questions asked in Aptitude:

Approximation questions – 5

Number Series – 5

1. 11 10 18 51 ? 995

Logic: *1-1, *2-2, *3-3, *4-4, *5-5

Answer: 200

2. 15 8 9 15 ? 82.5

Logic: *0.5+0.5, *1+1, *1.5+1.5, *2+2, *2.5+2.5

Answer: 32

3. 6 7 28 64 110 ? 216

Logic: 2nd step Addition changes +20,+15, +10, +5, +0

Answer: 161

4. 325 316 291 242 161 ?

Logic: -9, -25, -49, -121,

Answer: 40

5. 31 38 27 40 23 ?


1st step -4 difference in 1,3,5 numbers

2nd step +2 in 2,4 numbers

Answer: 42

Quadratic Equations – 5

Application Sums – 10 (From Time and Work, Partnership,Average, Profit and Loss, Boats and Streams, SI )

DI (Line and Table) – 10

Level of Questions – Easy to Moderate

Good Attempts- 20 to 25

Questions asked in English:

Cloze Test like word substitution based on New Pattern-  10 questions

Questions asked in Cloze Test: Literacy Bad characters

Some Chinese forget how to write

CALLIGRAPHY has been a revered art form in China for centuries. Children are taught to write with brushes; endless copying of characters is a rite of passage in their schooling. Writing is a feat of memory. Mastery requires learning thousands of unique characters. Despite these ordeals, literacy rates have increased from around 20% in 1949 to over 95% now. But computers, smartphones and tablets are posing a new obstacle to progress. Penmanship is on the decline. Reading skills may follow.Pundits the world over blame a reliance on computers for shoddy handwriting and spelling.In China the problem is particularly acute. The number of primary schoolchildren with severe reading difficulties is rising, according to a 2012 studyin theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors linked poor reading scores to increased use of keyboards.One reason is that learning to write is so arduous. Because Chinese uses ideograms, or characters, rather than an alphabet, to represent each syllable, it takes six years of primary education to master the 3,000 or so characters required to read a newspaper.Nowadays Chinese can use keyboards to type a word in pinyin, a Romanisation of Chinese words that reflects sounds but not appearance. They then select the right character from a list. This process does not reinforce how to write the separate strokes thatmake up a character, and may even disrupt the process of remembering, says Wai Ting Siok of the University of Hong Kong. Ms Siok predicts that on current trends literacy levels will begin declining within ten years.The problem is already evident. A government body helped to launch a popular television spelling show that pits middle-school students against each other to write difficult words; in one episode in July more than 50% of the adult audience incorrectly drew a two-character word meaning “gossip”,feiwen.Over the past century some havecampaigned to raise literacy by replacing characters with an alphabet. That remains unlikely. Homophones are so common in Chinese that many different words would be spelled the same. And China views its scriptas near-sacred. Abandoning its written form would be entirely out of character.

Source: The Economist

Comprehension based on Internet Technology and Computer – 10 questions

Synonyms and Antonyms – 2 to 3 questions

Phrase replacement based Spotting Error – 10 questions

Level of Questions- Moderate

Good Attempts – 9 to 12

Questions asked in Logical Reasoning:

Puzzle Test – 4 set  – 20 questions

MOT – 5 questions

Misc – Ranking – 1, Blood Relation – 1, Direction Test – 2 , Coding and Decoding – 1 –  over all 5 questions

Blood Relation question:

M is father of J, M have two childrens only J and T, Q is brother in law of J, How T is related to Q?

Level of Questions- Moderate (Time Consuming in Puzzle)

Good Attempts- 14 to 17

Over all Good Attempt: 64 to 76

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