[SBI Associate PO] Request to share online exam question list, bcoz RTI can’t get it & future aspirants need it

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  1. SBI Associate PO: Why share experience?
  2. Online MCQ paper: 200 marks
  3. Descriptive paper: 50 marks
  4. Overall Attempt and wisdom

SBI Associate PO Experience Sharing?

  • but Problem with these online bank exams= Authorities don’t share the question papers under Right to information act (RTI)
  • So, it becomes difficult for the next years’ aspirants to gauge the trend-difficulty level.

Therefore, recently I’ve taken the initiative to get question list from readers.

SBI Associate PO 2014 question paper

  • RBI Assistant 2014 exam: Question list is now compiled in the article itself. click me
  • RBI Grade “B” Prelims: comments from page2 onwards.
  • IBPS PO 2014 Prelims: comments from page1 onwards.

One of my team mate Ankiit Srivastava is tasked with preparing list of topic wise questionlist for all of above exam. RBI assistant page already finished. Same will be done with remaining RBI, IBPS and SBI exams. Therefore, I request the players: share their experience in comments below, preferably in following format:

Online MCQ paper: 200 marks

  1. General Awareness
    1. Subpart Marketing- nature and no. of questions.
    2. Subpart Computer- nature and no. of questions e.g. security, OS, DBMS, networking etc.
    3. What was the span of current affairs (3 months, 6 months, 8 months..)
    4. How much was current affairs vs static theory?
    5. How much portion from banking and economy questions? Example questions?
    6. Within banking segment- how much current vs static theory?
    7. Did they ask anything from economic survey / budget 2014?
    8. How much focus on [PIN] persons in news, books, authors, awards etc.? Example questions?
    9. Overall nature- how many trivial GK type (e.g. how many crores allotted in xyz scheme- this type of questions asked in RBI assistant. so did SBI follow that trend?)
    10. Overall difficulty level and how many questions did you attempt in this section correctly?
  2. Reasoning (High-level)
    1. Variety of questions- sitting arrangement/ syllogism / input-out etc?
    2. Did they ask non-verbal reasoning? (Image based questions) if yes what variety? (Paper folding / mirror images / dice color etc.)
    3. Overall Difficulty level and how many questions did you attempt in this section correctly?
  3. Data interpretation
    1. How many DI sets given? Avg. no of questions per set?
    2. Difficultly level of DI sets- (A) easy questions but lengthy calculation (B) difficult questions but easy calculation (C) both questions and calculations were difficult.
    3. Did they ask any basic maths qs. like interest rate, profit-loss, time work etc. or was it entirely based on Data interpretation sets?
    4. Did they ask permutation combination probability and Venn diagrams?
    5. Overall Difficulty level and how many questions did you attempt in this section correctly?
  4. English language
    1. How many Qs from comprehension? Their length and difficultly level compared to SBI PO / CAT / CSAT/ RBI Officer?
    2. Did they ask separate questions on vocabulary, phrases, synonym-antonym etc? (or was it part of the comprehension passage e.g. what is the meaning of underlined word in passage)?
    3. Did they ask sentence arrangement sets like CDS and CAT exam?
    4. Did they ask sentence correction, if yes how difficult?
    5. How many grammar questions (active-passive, direct-indirect, do as directed.)
    6. Overall, Difficulty level and how many questions did you attempt in this section correctly?

Descriptive paper (50 marks)

  • Essay: List of topics given, which topic did you select? What was the word limit and marks?
  • Comprehension: how long was the passage? many questions and marks? Difficulty level?
  • Précis: did they give separate passage for précis? or were you asked to shorten the same passage from comprehension? and how many marks and difficulty?
  • Letter writing / report writing: topics and marks.

Overall

  1. Overall, how many question did you attempt (out of 200 marks)
  2. If you had appeared in previous SBI associate PO, what’s your observation about length-difficultly level of this year, compared to last year?
  3. Any other Wisdom and tips for future aspirants.

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282 Comments on “[SBI Associate PO] Request to share online exam question list, bcoz RTI can’t get it & future aspirants need it”

  1. Gave Exam in Morning Shift, Marketing Questions were bit tough whereas Computer was easy similarly rest sections were moderately difficult, Attempted 146 the only thing to note and prepare next time is time management

  2. how many will be chosen for the interview?

  3. friends i had my exam well i belong to oc and my attempts Reasoning – 30;DI – 28;GA 35 English 43 with 90 % Accuracy is there any chance

  4. friends i had my SBI Associate PO exam well today i belong to oc and my attempts Reasoning – 30;DI – 28;GA 35 English 43 with 90 % Accuracy is there any chance

  5. SBI ASSOCIATE Evening Session 29th nov)

    General Awareness Questions:
    1. Difference b/w advertising and marketting
    2. Shortcut of UNDO
    3. Shortcut to Hide Row in Ms Excel
    4. Which of the following is not a part of network? Ans. LINUX (it is OS)
    5. What is the minimum pension after new amendment done by New Pension Scheme Amendment?
    6. Term “Financial Inclusion” given by which committee report in 2006?
    7. In NEFT in banking, E stands for?
    8. CAD stands for?
    9. Last 3 countries added to SAARC
    10. MS-DOS is which type of Operating System? Ans: Command Line
    11. In which phase of product cycle, expansion to new customers happen?
    12. Which day happens on October 24?
    13. Bank Rate at present?
    14. What is Target Marketting?
    15. Nobel Prize winner 2014 for Economics
    16. 3rd generation computers used? Vacuum tubes, Transistors, Integrated Circuits
    17. Automobile maker Jagaur’s 1st plant outside Britain
    18. Tax Saving mutual fund is?Ans: Gold Fund, Bond Fund, ETF, ELSS
    19. Full form of CD? Ans: Certificate of Deposit
    20. Advertising forms which part of product cycle phase.
    21. President of China?
    22. Which one of the following is not a Public Sector Bank? Ans. HDFC Bank
    23.In ECB who is lender? Non Resident individual, Foriegn Company operating in India
    24. Recently, A scam happened in NSE. Which company was associated with it? FTIL
    25. Exchange of shares takes place in which market?
    26. Definition of Insurance

    Reasoning:
    1. Programming type
    2. Syllogism
    3. Relationships
    4. Venn Diagram
    5. Seating Arrangement
    6. Buildings in floor, persons to be arranged
    7. Probability

    English Comprehension:
    1. Comprehension-
    Generally related to banking and economics, recession in EU, Quantitative Easing-good or bad, International Cooperation in Economic policies
    (a)what is the theme of passage
    (b) words with opposite / same meanings
    2. Arranging Sentences
    3. Finding errors in sentences(verbs, proposition, conjunctions etc.)

    Data Interpratation:
    1. Pie charts
    2. bar graphs
    3, Line graphs
    4. HISTOGRAMS

    DESCRIPTIVE PAPER:

    1. Letter (3 options given to write on 1)- 10 marks
    (a) Letter to editor regarding large no. of vacancies being published regularly. You are responsible citizen. So, appeal to public that these vacancies (job proposals) may be fake and do not get lured into.
    (b) Letter to be wriiten by manager to a customer of his branch regarding the withdrawl of overdraft facility from his account due to his account being inoperative for last 2 yrs.
    (c) Letter to uncle expressing thanks who gifted u a Term deposit of Rs 20k on ur 21st b’day which has now matured.

    2. Precis Writing- 10 marks (passage – 150words to be reduced to 1/3rd)

    It was about Irresponsible Banking- usury, (high interest charging by bank over n above prescibed) , Financial Institutions- aggresive mkting of products compelling to take higher amount of loans than the capacity of individual + Banks also take higher risk— less economic viability etc..

    3. Paragraph writing- 8 marks (130-150 word)
    (a) Power as responsibility
    (b) Live as if you are going to die tomorrow, Learn as if you will live forever
    (c) Be the change you wish to see in the world

    4. Essay – 12 marks (250 words)
    (a) Grameen Banking of Bangladesh- Viability in India
    (b)My assessment if Indian Education System and remedies for any ills, if any
    (c) Should banking be done from – bankers perspective or customer perspective

    5. Comprehension – 10 marks

    contains 5 question 2 marks each.
    It was very direct passage and direct questions. Lines could be easily picked form passage.

    Thank you
    Thats all I remember.

  6. SBI Associate PO Exam – My Experience

    Exam Date : 29/11/2014

    General Awareness / Marketing / Computers

    RBI Bank rate
    No of days considered for NPA
    What is E in EFT
    Third generation of computers are made up of
    Sports Authority of India
    Microsoft CEO
    Indian who got Gold in CWG Badminton
    3 other countries which joined UNHRC apart from India
    Definition of Brand
    1 question on Memory and 1 question on CPU Buses
    etc

    English ( Comprehension , Grammar , Vocabulary )

    Comprehension was very lengthy but worth attempting as you can score a good 7+ in it.
    Jumbled Paragraph and other bits were optimally doable. I felt this english paper to be moderately tough when I compare it with what my friends wrote in previous exam slots.

    Data Interpretation and Analysis

    I must admit DI was very easy. 1 pie chart, 1 bar graph, 1 line graph etc- Most of the questions were based on Percentages and ratios. Few of the questions clearly stated ” Approximately ” – so calculations can be done roughly.

    Reasoning ( High Level )
    3 Seating arrangement questions
    1 Syllogism questions with 5 sub questions
    1 Machine Input Output – only 1 question
    1 Coded Inequalities – easy to score

    Descriptive :
    1. Time is the key factor. 5 questions in approximately 1 hr implies 10 minutes for each.

    2. Start as early as possble and try to give optimal time. Please note friends : Essay will take some time so please give at least 15 minutes for it and try writing ‘Paragraph’ in short time.

    Also, mark the answer in the system at the start of exam itself. We tend to forget that in the last.

    All the best for you all.

  7. my exam was on 29/11/2014 evening shift. i attempted 105 is their any chances of my slection.

  8. how should i prepare for isurance AO exams plzz guide me.

  9. Please tell. I have not marked ” mark attemptedoption in discriptive paper but have done all question in papers. Will they be evaluated ??

  10. Mrunal sir n others…pls help

  11. my sbi associate 30th nov todays attempt morning session
    hi my attempts in today’s sbi po morning

    reasoning – 24 ( mostly 21 22 sure)

    quant – 24 ( 100% accurate )

    ga – 34 ( mostly 30 right )

    english – 36 ( decider for me lol)

    total attempt – 118

    overall average attempt i guess ..

  12. Sbi PO associates
    Attempted 133/200 + 5 in descriptive.
    What are d chances to clear the written?

  13. Mrunal sir n others…pls help… Actually I wrongly signed in the box meant for LTI… Then I put my LTI over it.. I have also signed in the place meant for signature. This I did in the attendance sheet.. Will there be any problem?? Will my candidature get cancelled??? Pls reply I m really tensed..

  14. HELLO FRIENDS………!!!!!!!….I WANT TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS ON TODAY’S SBI ASSOCIATE PO MORNING SHIFT PAPER.
    PAPER WAS FROM EASY TO MODERATE.

    THE LEVEL OF SECTIONS ARE

    1) REASONING-MODERATE TO DIFFICULT
    2)DATA INTERPRETATION-EASY TO MODERATE
    3)GENERAL AWARENESS, MARKETING AND COMPUTERS-MODERATE
    4)ENGLISH-EASY TO MODERATE.

    MY ATTEMPTS ARE-

    1) REASONING-33
    2)DATA INTERPRETATION-38
    3)GENERAL AWARENESS, MARKETING AND COMPUTERS-41
    4)ENGLISH-40

    OVERALL….152……

    DESCRIPTIVE PAPER WAS TRICKY AND CONFUSING….

    1) A LETTER TO BANK MANAGER REGARDING CHANGE OF YOUR SIGNATURE.
    2) A PRECIS ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND NEGATIVE ROLE OF BANKS
    3) A PARAGRAPH ON BRAVE,SOME MICHAELANGELO QUOTE ETC…
    4) ESSAY ON FOOD BILL, PRIVATE SECTOR VS PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS ETC……

    PRONAYA BHATTACHARYA

  15. LAST BATCH LAST SESSION
    ATTEMPTED : 134
    DI : 24
    REASONING : 33
    GK : 41
    ENGLISH : 36

  16. 29th Nov, Afternoon shift..

    Attempted 134 questions..

    What is the expected cutoff?? and any idea about last year cutoff?

  17. Reasoning – attempted 35
    2 Seating arrangement – one circle and one north and south problem.
    5 syllogism
    5 >,=,< relationships
    5 relationship questions
    5 input-output
    5 sequence pattern recognition and completing another pattern.
    1 person and flat position in a building

    DI – attempted 32
    2 pie chart – 5questions each
    1 bar chart – 5 questions
    1 line chart – 5 questions
    test for sufficiency of statements to find answer to a question – around 7-8
    rest all basic maths problems

    English – attempted 45
    one easy passage – 9
    one hard passage – 9
    error finding in a sentence – 5
    jumbled sentences – 6
    fill in the blanks paragraph – 10
    two blanks sentence completion – 5

    GA – attempted 36
    marketing – 4p's and advertising and stuff
    Computer – basics of internet and shortcuts
    insurance based questions
    gk- last two month hindu – currency, world capital, places in news, books-authors, person in news.
    Banking – rbi, share market, equity based questions

    overall attempt – 148

    Essays and short passage –
    fortune favors the bold
    should beggar be given alms?
    India's food security mission

    Letter
    To a friend who is a manager and telling hi the challenges and qualities of a manager.ecise

    Precise writing – one paragraph on Financial institutions

    2 marks X 5 questions on a paragraph based on economics

    Attempted all 5.

    Overall the questions were easier than IBPS PO.

  18. sir i did not save and next in descreptive paper of sbi associate po dirctly go through qus num.is this any chance to not check my answer in my copy.coz after completaion my descreptive paper it show that u have answerd 0 questions.yet i have answerd all 5 questions.tell me sir .my exam date was 29 nov 2014

  19. I forgot to chose mark answered for desc instruction page and after exam it showed not answered ..what will i do?

  20. I have not marked the descriptive questions on-line , but have answered them all. Will my answers be checked for marks or not?

  21. Reasoning – attempted 35
    2 Seating arrangement – one circle and one north and south problem.
    5 syllogism
    5 >,=,< relationships
    5 relationship questions
    5 input-output
    5 sequence pattern recognition and completing another pattern.
    1 person and flat position in a building

    DI – attempted 32
    2 pie chart – 5questions each
    1 bar chart – 5 questions
    1 line chart – 5 questions
    test for sufficiency of statements to find answer to a question – around 7-8
    rest all basic maths problems

    English – attempted 45
    one easy passage – 9
    one hard passage – 9
    error finding in a sentence – 5
    jumbled sentences – 6
    fill in the blanks paragraph – 10
    two blanks sentence completion – 5

    GA – attempted 36
    marketing – 4p's and advertising and stuff
    Computer – basics of internet and shortcuts
    insurance based questions
    gk- last two month hindu – currency, world capital, places in news, books-authors, person in news.
    Banking – rbi, share market, equity based questions

    overall attempt – 148

    Essays and short passage –
    fortune favors the bold
    should beggar be given alms?
    India's food security mission

    Letter
    To a friend who is a manager and telling hi the challenges and qualities of a manager.ecise

    Precise writing – one paragraph on Financial institutions

    2 marks X 5 questions on a paragraph based on economics

    Attempted all 5.

    Overall the questions were easier than IBPS PO.

  22. SBI PO 2014 MARKS OUT

    WRITTEN CUT OFF (200) : SC (60) ST (60) OBC (70) GEN (80)

    INTERVIEW (250) : SC (98) ST (78) OBC (106) GEN (112)

    NOW GUESS SBI ASSO PO……….???

  23. Missed by 3 marks in SBI po…..associate po cut off will be bw 120 and 125…hope to make it this time…

    1. what are ur attempts?

  24. @ prateek

    How did you come to know SBI PO marks Please tell.

  25. Check the SBI website

  26. Anyone got any idea as to when is SBI associate PO result expected? I think the notification does not mention any tentative month..

  27. SBI PO (exam held on June 2014)

    few gk and banking awareness questions asked on 14.06.2014 sbi po

    1.winner of snooker women world championship
    2.some hollywood person got some award at iifa thampabay! i just remember the name as john travolta
    3.winner of padmabhushan among these authors in 2014
    4.international womens day
    5.full form of EFT
    6.fastest mode of transaction
    7. world economic forum- theme of it( i dint attempt)
    8.chairman of tata industries
    9.alphanumeric code on cheque?
    10.rupay was developed by?
    11. bank pays interest on savings on ? monthly,fortnighly,average money for whole month
    12.computer which can be used by only one person
    13.word processor develops which kind of files
    14. .jpg .doc are what?? extensions
    15. a computer which connects to other computer and sends information is?
    16. how can u see the contents of a file? by clicking it
    17. question regarding modem
    18.commonwealth 2014 venue?
    19.function of banking ombudsman?
    20. present intersest rate system of banks? base rate system , repo rate system and 2 other options
    21. question regarding operation system
    22. computer basically performs on? binary numbers
    23. cadbury new name

  28. ibps cwe clerical 2014 result is out

  29. Associate po ka result kab tak aayega???????any idea…………..

    1. SBI asso PO result out
      Selected,2nd selection of the season!!!
      Only the roll no of selected stdents given.
      GD and PI starts from 5/2/14

      1. Correction
        GD PI starts from 16.2.2014.
        Interview call letter available from 5.2.14

        1. Another correction :P
          the dates are correct ,only change the year

          1. i m also selected!!!! Any suggestion how to prepare for gd cum pi

      2. hello.. I don’t have the Roll no , only have the registration no and password. Do you have any idea whom i should contact regarding this issue? cos they’ve only given the list of roll numbers of selected candidates.

  30. cleared. Sbi associate po. Third exam of year passed after ibps po and clerk. Waiting for sbi asso clerk. Thanks god.

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