SBI PO 2021 Mains Exam Analysis (2nd Jan 2022): Moderate to Difficult Level Question Paper, Check Good Attempts – Jagran Josh

SBI PO 2021 Mains Exam Analysis (2nd Jan 2022): Find the detailed exam analysis of SBI PO Mains 2021 Exam Analysis held online on 2nd January 2022. Let’s look at the type of questions asked in the Objective MCQ Test and Descriptive Paper. 
SBI PO 2021 Mains Exam Analysis (2nd Jan 2022): State Bank of India (SBI) conducted the Probationary Officer (PO) 2021 Mains Exam for the recruitment of 2056 Vacancies. Candidates who were shortlisted after Preliminary Examination appeared for the Mains Examination. In this article, we are going to share the detailed Exam Analysis of the SBI PO Mains 2021 Exam conducted online on 2nd January 2022.
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SBI PO Mains examination consisted of the objective test for 200 marks and the descriptive paper for 50 marks. Both the objective and descriptive tests were conducted in online mode. The objective test had separate timing for every section. Candidates needed to answer descriptive test by typing on the computer. Descriptive test was administered immediately after the completion of the objective test. As per the feedback shared by the candidates, questions asked in the exam were of ‘Moderate to Difficult’ Level. Let’s look in detail the type of questions asked in the exam, their difficulty level and the number of good attempts to clear cut-off marks this year:
S. No.
Sections – Topics
No. of Questions/ Maximum Marks
Difficulty Level
(Number of Good Attempts)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
45/ 60
60 minutes
Moderate to Difficult
 (15 to 20)
Data Analysis and Interpretation
35/ 60
45 minutes
 (10 to 15)
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
40/ 40
35 minutes
Moderate to Difficult
(20 to 25)
English Language
35/ 40
40 minutes
(20 to 25)
155/ 200
3 hours
Moderate to Difficult
 (65 to 75)
SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022: Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Section
No. of Questions
Linear Seating Arrangement with Blood Relation – 10 Persons
Concentric Circular Seating Arrangement – 12 Persons (6 Couples)
Month Based Puzzle – Only 4 Months given & Age of 8 Persons Given
Machine Input Output
Reverse Syllogism
Logical Reasoning
Coded Direction based on Data Sufficiency
Chinese Coding-Decoding
Alphabet Based Puzzle
Coded Inequality
Ranking Based Puzzle
Question on based on MEAT Word (Multiple of 3s & Arrangement)
45 (60 Marks)
SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021: Data Analysis & Interpretation
No. of Questions
Bar Graph Data Interpretation (Shows, Persons Watching, Remaining Shows, Theaters, Episodes related)- Missing
Case let DI (Based on Departments; A, B, C Companies, Number of Employees & New Employees Data)
Case let DI (Based on 2 Trains)
DI (Based on Time & Work)
Data Sufficiency
Quantity Comparison
Number Series
DI (Based on SI & CI)
35 (60 Marks)
SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021: English Language Section
No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension
(Topics – Child Care & Women; Coloured Cotton vs White Cotton)
Error (New Pattern)
Cloze Test
Match the Column
Word Interchange
Para Fillers
35 (40 Marks)
SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021: General/Economy/Banking Awareness
No. of Questions
Current Affairs –  General/Economy/Banking
Samudraayan Project
70th Miss Universe – Harnaaz Sandhu
47th Ramsar Site- Haidarpur
Booker Prize (Author- Damon Galgut & Novel- The Promise)
Which country gave Royal Gold Medal to Bal Krishna Doshi?
AUKUS Submarine Deal related
Omicron- Numerical value in Greek word
Elon Musk- Magazine
FIDE World Champion- Magnus Carlson
Powerful Brand Tech Amazon
American Tennis Player
GA & GK – General/Economy/Banking
IMPS Limit
PM Mitra Park Scheme (textile)
Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework
1st & 2nd Quarter GDP Rate
Which association released NSO- GDP- Q1-20.1%, Q2- 8.4%?
Whole Sale Prize Index
SFURTI Yojna- Scheme of fund for regeneration of traditional industries
Bank Merged with BOB 2019
The stake of SBI in JIO Payment Bank
Defence (FDI)
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna related
7th Schedule of Indian Constitution
Total number of branches in PSB & PSU
CRPC Full Form
40 (40 Marks)
Questions Asked in Letter & Essay Writing – Descriptive Tests of SBI PO Mains Exam were:
Formal Letter Writing (150 Word Limit)
– To HR Manager to apply for the post of HR Executive
– To Editor, Famous Actor Passed Away
– Letter To Manager for Employee Training
Essay Writing (200 Word Limit)
– Advantages of Privatisation of Banks
– Gender Stereotyping
– Importance of Education for Economy
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– Both Objective Test and Descriptive Test were conducted in Online Mode across different cities.
– There was a negative marking of 1/4th marks for wrong answers.
– There was no sectional cut-off.
– Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination.
Candidates who are shortlisted after the Main Examination will be subsequently called for Group Exercises & Interview. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category-wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the category-wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score.
The above analysis will help you to assess your rank among the thousands of candidates, who have appeared for the SBI PO Mains 2021 Exam held on 2nd January 2022.


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