The most expected event for millions of bank job aspirants got over on April 28th.It was when SBI PO exam 2013 was held at various centres across India.State Bank of India, being the largest public sector bank attracts young graduates for its recruitments.Call it brand value or employee benefits, this bank still ranks no.1 among those looking for jobs in public sector.
With the SBI PO examination 2013 coming to an ending, the wait for results shall start immediately.Before that its time to analyze your performance & gauge with others as it can help perfect your skills for upcoming IBPS PO exams
In a bid to review SBI PO exams BankExamsIndia.com has compiled candidate responses who describe about the paper & their chances.
Sectional Review - Was that English?
To start with, the written tests were conducted in two slots – morning & noon/evening slot.As discussed earlier the question booklet contained 200 questions from 4 sections.
Most candidates seemed comfortable answering General awareness/computer & Data analysis questions.They called those sections as easy to moderate level
Reasoning is always known to take time & moreover the bank had already specified it as high level.Though the problems were on the tougher side, difficulty level was on expected lines.
English language turned out to be the surprise package for many.It did have questions from regularly asked topics but the standard was higher than normal SBI exams, said most candidates.
In trying to understand the question properly, they spent precious minutes which led to shortage of time for other sections.
What they said: Our Facebook page had people share their views & opinions.Here are some:
Dinesh says, The SBI PO exam was easy compared to IBPS PO 2. English was little different this time & they were in such a manner that none can answer.Data interpretation was easy but time consuming.Overall it wasn't an tough paper.
Since there is heavy competition, cut offs could go higher.
Evan also has similar views,
|Reasoning was a bit tough & English was time consuming.I could have attended all questions with half hour extra time.|
There were contrasting comments as well with Shikha saying,
|This was not a PO level exam.Too simple…|
Nitin summed it up through
|The paper was strategically designed.One cannot say it was easy as time was limited.Honestly a person can attempt 125 to 130 questions.Lets wait for the merit list.|
Expected SBI PO 2013 Cutoffs
The written test is preceded by group discussion & personal interviews.It is required for candidates to secure minimum marks also called cutoffs to qualify for these stages.
SBI had advertised to shortlist 3 times the total number of vacancies of 1500 to participate in GD process.It means approx. 5000 candidates only will be required for next stages.(see previous year SBI cutoffs)
In such a scenario there are two possibilities
- The min. pass mark in each section could be raised OR
- SBI might introduce an additional cutoff on total marks similar to what IBPS follows for its common exams.
Looking at the unprecedented competition individuals who sat for the test are also of the same view.
Sourav comments on FB ,
Cutoff would be high as 2013 SBI PO exam was 10 times easier than IBPS PO 2 CWE.
SBI PO Results
State Bank of India normally takes atleast 3-4 months to announce exam results.Since there are large number of participants this year & coding sheets were only used the publication of results might extend further.
While we wait for the official announcement do share your thoughts about the exam & cutoffs via comments.