SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021 | 29th January 2021| Complete Review|

State Bank of India (SBI) is conducting the SBI PO Mains 2020 exam on 29th January 2021 for recruitment of 2000 vacancies of Probationary Officers (PO). Candidates who cleared the online preliminary exam appeared for the exam to get recruited as SBI PO. As per the candidates’ feedback, ‘Moderate to Difficult’ level questions were asked in the exam. Here in this article, we have shared the detailed Exam Analysis & Review of the SBI PO Mains Exam along with the Difficulty Level of Questions Asked & Good Attempts. Go through the SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-2021 below and know the questions asked from the General Awareness (GA) section.

In the SBI PO Mains exam, questions were asked in two different formats – Objective & Descriptive. The objective test consisted of 155 MCQs of 200 Marks and the Descriptive test comprises of 2 questions of 50 marks. There was a separate sectional timing for each section of Objective test – General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation. As soon as the Objective test concluded, candidates were required to attempt the descriptive test by typing on the computer.

Name of Subject No of Question Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
A descriptive paper will be conducted along with the above mentioned online test. Candidates have to complete this within 30 minutes and the maximum number of marks allotted to this test is 50.
SBI PO Mains Exam Good Attempts 2021
SBI PO Mains Exam Section  Good Attempt  Difficulty Level
Data Analysis &Interpretation         6-8 Difficult 
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude       17-20 Moderate-Difficult 
General Awareness       10-12 Difficult 
English Language       26-28   Moderate

SBI PO Main English Language section

Number of questions: 35


Topic Type of Questions No. of Question Level
Reading Comprehension Corona,s Impact on tourismDeforestation 14 Moderate
Match the Following   4 Moderate
Fillers Pair of Words 4 Moderate
Fill in the Blanks Common Fillers 5 Moderate
Swapping Words   4 Moderate
Error Correction   4 Difficult 
Total   35 Moderate

SBI PO Mains Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Section Analysis

Number of questions: 45

Level:Moderate – Hard

Topic Type of Questions No. of Question Level
Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

Circular ( Blood Relation)           
Puzzles- Name/colour/ AgeStaircase Puzzle(Arrangement based on 2 Puzzles)
Parallel Row Seating Arrangement-5 (8 Person/Number of chocolates/ Arrangement Based on Odd-Evens)

23 Moderate-Difficult 
Coded Direction & Distance                 – 3 Difficult 
Logical Reasoning                 – 6 Moderate
Syllogism Reverse Syllogism 3 Moderate
Input-Output Based on shifting and operation on numbers 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 4×4 Matrix-Based on Odd-Even calculation and Set to the frequency 5 Moderate
Total   45 Moderate-Difficult 

SBI PO Mains Exam Data Analysis & Interpretation Section Analysis

Number of questions: 35


Topic No. of                  Type of Questions No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation Order Delivery Line Char 
Conditional Missing Pie Chart Table DI
35 Difficult 
Total   35 Difficult 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021: General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

Number of questions: 40


  • JAVA bike company is from which country?
  • Home Utsav was launched by which Bank? – ICICI Bank
  • The third man landed on the Moon? – Charles P. (Pete) Conrad (Capt., USN, Ret.)

       SAIL Chairman?

  • One question related to  CAR/ CRAI,
  • What is A in GRIHA?
  • One question related to the lighthouse
  • Question-related to Kharif crop
  • One question related to the PIDF
  • A three-in-one account was launched by which bank? – Equitas Small Finance Bank
  • One question related to PMVVY
  • Full form of POS (Point of Sale)?
  • One question related to LIC IPO

       Full-Form of QIP?

  • Ivory Coast Prime Minister? – Hamed Bakayoko

Exam Analysis & Review of Letter & Essay Writing

Have a look at the questions asked in Letter & Essay Writing – Descriptive Test:

Letter Writing

Write a formal letter to inspire aspirants to join Defence Forces

Write a letter to Bank Manager to close bank account

Essay Writing

Efficient Use of Natural Resources

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