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June 14, 2014

Today's (14th June 2014) SBI PO Online Exam Review

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Friends, I am G. Suresh Kumar from Hyderabad. I have attended today's SBI PO online exam dated 14-06-2014 (Morning Session). Here I am sharing my review so that it will be helpful for those aspirants who are attending the exam. Here is the section wise review.

Sectional wise review of SBI PO Online Exam 2014


Reasoning : I've started with this section. The paper was ok but little time taking. It was like any normal reasoning paper of PO level with all those all cats are bats sort of questions. I wasted much time on seating arrangement section (8 people from 8 cities, a person comes on Monday, other person comes on Tuesday bla bla bla). I couldn't get the answers for these questions at the first attempt. So I had to spend few more minutes to correct my mistakes. It ate up most of the time. Remaining questions were moderate.

Data Interpretation and Analysis : As I've mentioned above, I wasted my time on reasoning section so hurriedly started the DI section. There were pie charts, graphs and tables. As this is the online exam, we are unable to check the entire paper at once. So I had to start with the first question itself (pie chart). All the questions of pie chart are very tough which involves huge calculations of percentages and etc. I could solve 2 pie charts and one graph. But to my surprise, the last question was a table. It was very easy. You can pick the correct answer from a single glance. But unfortunately I don't have enough time to focus on it. 

English Section : This is also of basic PO level. Moderate section. Almost all are the questions of expected type. With those paragraphs and grammar. 

Marketing and Computer Sections : Being a post graduate IT, I felt the computer questions are very easy (easier than IBPS PO Computer Knowledge section). And the marketing section was also very easy. You can easily solve almost all the questions with common sense and a little knowledge on marketing basics. 

General Awareness : I expected too much from this section. As I couldn't spend much time for the preparation of this section. But luckily this section was also very easy. There are few questions from banking most of them are from basic current affairs (like the head of Tata steel etc). They didn't experiment with this section. The overall paper was moderate level.

Descriptive Test : This section was also as expected. We got questions from all types they've mentioned in the notification. In letter writing they've asked about a complaint letter to the bank manager about the misbehavior of employees (you are a customer who visits the bank regularly, but you are not satisfied with their response) and a letter to the news paper editor about punching pins on notes.....something like an essay mentioning the problems of punching pins on notes, how the pins spoil the notes,  what problems you will face with those type of notes etc. I will try to recollect the whole paper and will share it by this evening.

Important Points to Note :
  •  Check till the last question before you start answering (especially for Data Interpretation section). It will hardly take two to three minutes. But it not only saves your valuable time but also helps you to fetch more marks by answering easy question first. 
  • When I told her how I wasted my time on reasoning, the first question of Gr8ambitionz admin was "Why didn't you switch to another question instead ? Well my answer is "i have already wasted my time on this question. I know that I can solve this question if I spend few more minutes. My total reasoning section will be messy if I hurriedly switch to another question and if I get the same problem there. In fact, I can easily get 8 marks if I can solve this question (kind of do or die situation). So I choose to stay on that question and luckily I got the answers. 
  • No need to worry about the GA and Marketing section but try to read the material provided by this site (especially basic marketing and banking details and the quick guide).
  • Try to solve the previous questions papers of POs. It will help you alot.
  • Focus more on Pie Charts, Seating Arrangement and basic English grammar. 
  • For descriptive personally I prefer writing about banks (they will definitely ask you something related to banks).

 I just want to thank Gr8AmbitionZ team for their valuable support. All the best to all :)

Update : Read the complete Questions asked in the SBI PO 2014 Descriptive Test from here
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117 comments:

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  2. Thanks suresh and Great team.

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    1. hi this is shivram ...i have also given SBI PO exam 2014 morning session ....
      1. reasoning puzzle was moderate and tough
      2. DI so tough and there was a lot of calculation .
      3. english was moderate
      4. marketing+ gk+ computer very easy

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  3. thanks my dear friend this information is very usefull for all aspirents

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  4. DI WAS TIME TAKING,

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  5. Paper ok types ki hain. GK was too easy to score. Thanks gr8 team

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  6. can you give a little more details on descriptive paper about the essay and precise writing ...and some question from gk

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    1. I don't remember much but here are the essay topics i got 1) Betting should be legalized in India? 2) Technology in education and another essay came on Is election justified on banning of any form of using symbols during voting.
      Letter writing: 1) write a letter to the manager complaining about the rude behavior of one of its employee 2) write a letter to new paper editor about the stapling of notes even though it is banned.
      Precise: Devaluation of currency and how it effects the economy.

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    2. Were there a non verbal reasoning questions or not.???

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    3. No ther no non verbal resoning question...

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  7. Friend ur review and experience seems to be very easy. But I really feel SBI gonna give us a tough time though. Anyways your experience lift the moral of candidates who will be appearing the exams in coming slots.
    A request to the Administrator of this website to put up some RBI Grade B officer related topics and discussions which will help us tackle the upcoming RBI exam. Thanks and Best of luck to all u guys.

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  8. Thank you Mr Suresh
    (pbm with gmail pls check it, I mean for posting.)

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  9. Thanks for the fastest update.

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  10. Thanks for giving ideas ! 15/06/2014 morning 8 am my paper ! Mumbai

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  11. So how much did u attmpt in total

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  12. In GS sectio, how recent were the asked current affairs' questions???.... I mean, I dnt expect very much recent current affairs like that of the last week & 2nd last week of may or the first week of June???

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  13. Thanks for the review. But can someone please tell me if the material provided by Gr8AmbitionZ.com for GA enough?? Im relying completely on the current affairs sets posted here...pls reply it would be very helpful.
    Also, in DI did you have to do the calculations on the paper or was it possible to get the ans just by doing the calculations in your mind.

    Thank you :)
    waiting for a reply..pls

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  14. this is sivaji can u tell me how many quest did u attempted

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    1. i did 125 only :(
      bt by accuracy...so i m satisfy

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    2. if 125 only in objective I think its good ,

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    3. Can u please tell me which topic i should attempt 1st..?

      Thanx..!!

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  15. Hi can you please tell me when did the exam start? i mean i have the same 8am schedule exam tomorrow. When does the exam start?

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    1. your exam starts by 9:00AM, descriptive at 11:15AM

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  16. Thank you suresh for sharing ur experience...

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  17. This time the cutoff will be very less...di was way too lengthy..nobody can attempt more than 30 in that

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  18. Thank you Suresh

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  19. Is Descriptive questions also can see in monitor? pls share how the question paper and answer paper given

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    1. Bhavya VasudevanJune 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

      No. They will give you a separate question paper.

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  20. please share essay and letters topics...

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  21. Thanks dude
    It was really Helpful
    Regards
    Pandu

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  22. SBI PO Online exam 14th June 2014 question asked in General Awareness, Computer & Marketing, Data Interpretation.

    General Awareness Question:

    Question 1: Women’s day is celebrated on:
    Answer 1: 8th March.

    Question 2: RBI measure to liquidate the market.
    Options were: Repo rate, reverse repo rate etc.

    Question 3: RUpay is launched in Indian by ?
    Options: RBI, NPCI etc. and correct answer is: NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India)

    Question 4: Common Wealth Games 2014 will be held at ?
    Answer: Glasgow, Scotland.

    Some Computer Questions:

    Question 1: .xls, .doc. are ?
    Answers: Extensions.

    Question 2: Server is used to share date with other computer due to ?
    Options: Main Frame, Network etc. Correct answer is Network.

    Question 3: Word Processing software is used to output ?
    Answer: Word Document.

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    1. if you attempted ibps po 3...then which is difficult sbi po or ibps po3 ..plz answer this..thanq

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    2. ibps po 2013

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    3. sbi is more tough because cut-off will cross 100+

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    4. Sbi online is more tough than ibps po..but cut off wil come down for sure

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  23. thanx for sharing this ...but som1 pls upload some gk questions being asked in today's exam...it will b a gr8 help n also share essay topics which are asked

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  24. Pls tell about the marketing question in today's exam....

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  25. Hi Test Takers, Can u plz give the aprox cutoff marks this time?
    Pleazzzzzzzzz....?

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  26. what other question were there in DI other than those graphs bars etc.
    and in reasoning those <, >, = those questions were present? complex blood relations?

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  27. materials provided by gr8ambitionz is enough or not...I am relying on this only.....

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    1. These are more than enough. But for DI and Reasoning you should practice more.

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  28. is there non verbal reasoning (figure wala)?

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  29. Hi.. Thanks everybody who are sharing the details..

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  30. hi thanks fr fast update ,can u please explain in detail of reasoning papper


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  31. At what time morning exam will start? is it at 8am or 9am?

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    1. report by 8. exam stars at 9 and end by 11. and 11.15 descriptive paper will start and 12.15 they will wind up

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  32. xam ws really vry tough .totally different format.dy didnt ask q related 2 fig,coading etc. complex arrangement n sitting arrangement q ws little bit tough.DI ws soooooo lenghty.for descriptive thre ws five q related write letter,essay,para,comprehnsion,precisee which ws nt so tough

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  33. Thank you very much friends for details...........

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  35. please suggest me topics for essay writing??

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    1. five descriptive questions... 1) letter writing a) to bank manager regarding rude behavior of employee b) letter to editor regarding stapling of pin in bundles .. In letter always one choice question will be a letter to bank manager. 2) pragraph writing ..Should outdoor games be made compulsory in schools 3) comprehension . j wills theory on graduation taxation four question will be asked in it. 4) precise writing on devaluation of currency 5) essay writing is election commision justified on banning on display of party symbols during polling.

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  36. There is no regular quant section unlike the other po exams. But the DI questions are made in such a way tht ... to answer the di questn you need to apply most of the quant techniques. for example a bar graph is given where the total investment of two friends in five schemes are given .. and the ratios of each invest ment is given beside the graph. questions are ini such a way tht .. if they intvest in sother scheme with compund intrest as X wht will be ravis intrst earned.

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  37. Sabse jyada tough kaun sa section laga aap logo ko??

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  38. paper was easy...mainly GK .english and reasoning..but DI was lengthy...i only got 20mins to solve di,as i attempted it last....hoping to be able to secure required marks..
    and i got stuck in reasoning in sitting arrngmnt..

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  39. i hate DI SECTION..its awfull...lengthy beyond imagination

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  40. Pls share your attempt in each section.

    I have attempted
    Res 26
    Maths only 11
    Ga 39
    English 25

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    1. res 24
      DI 23
      GA 40
      ENG ONLY 19

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  41. just a observation after roaming around the web from afternoon for review n asked question

    it seems everyone got same paper (considering GA section and descriptive question , also difficulty level)

    So my guess is they might be using single paper for a session or day and another for next one.

    Just a guess , things will be more clear after getting evening session review, but if it is like that then depending much on earlier session review and question asked won't be much helpful, even though it will be fair for all .

    Your view plz Gr8ambitionz
    Thanks.

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  42. All the Mr. Suresh, may you get a prosperous score (y)

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  43. If the paper is online,do they provide rough sheet for calculations or applying logic???

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  44. Plz post gk qusns

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  45. thank you friend.....and also to gr8ambitionz.com.....

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  46. It's my first time doing the online exam.....please tell me admin/friends that do they give rough sheet for doing calculations???

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  47. in comparison to last years paper how was this years paper???
    Difficulty and pattern wise???

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  48. Shivani mam plz provide some high level sitting arrangement questions for practice..as my exam is on 22

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  49. 1. International Women’s day is celebrated on: 8th March
    2. RBI measure to liquidate the market: Repo rate
    3. RUpay launched in India by which organization:: NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India)
    4. Common Wealth Games 2014 will be held in: Glasgow, Scotland
    Note:i. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia.
    5. Cadbury's India new name: Mondelez India Foods Ltd
    6. IIFA International Entertainer: John Travolta
    7. KYC related to: Know Your Customer (a term used for customer identification).
    8. Who is the chairman of TATA GROUP - Cyrus Mistry
    9. Full form of EFT: Electronic Fund Transfer
    10. Fastest mode of transaction: RTGS
    11. Alphanumeric code on cheque: Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) is an alphanumeric code is printed on cheque.
    Note: MICR is a 9 digit code.
    12. Bank pays interest on savings account : Daily basis
    13. Author who got Padmabhushan? Ruskin Bond
    Some Computer Questions:
    1. .xls, .doc. are : Extensions
    2. Server is used to share date with other computer due to: Network
    3. Word Processing software is used to output : Word Document
    4. Lifting software unethically - software piracy
    5. Computer which can be used by only one person: Personal Computer
    6. A computer which connects to other computer and sends information is? Remote Desktop
    7. How can u see the contents of a file? by clicking it
    8. Question regarding operating System?
    9. Computer basically performs on: binary numbers
    Some Marketing Questions:
    1. Goals in two fold marketing
    2. New policy in marketing?
    3. Marketing function?
    4. If a firm thinks 'its 5 times costlier to attract a new customer rather than maintaining the old one', then what should be inferred

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    1. how u remember all this questios....of todays exam?
      i am amjathkhan from tamilnadu... i am going to write sbi po on 28-6-14.
      how you prepared for this exam... do you have any material for this po..... if you have send me or guide me how to attend and how to prepare for this exam..... give some tips for my mail id >>>>>>>>>>>>>gamjathk1234@gmail.com<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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  50. very tough question paper... data interpretation are more time consuming
    reasoning question also very tough

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  51. Hey Admin! the Update link above is not working. plz check.

    https://www.blogger.com/Update%20:%20Read%20the%20complete%20Questions%20asked%20in%20the%20SBI%20PO%202014%20Descriptive%20Test%20from%20here

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  52. SBI PO Exam Review / Analysis June 14th 2014 Morning/Evening Sessions
    English section
    2 passages(15 que) + 1 clozed passage(10 que) + sentence corrections (5 que) + parajumble que (5 que) + most appropriate or opposite meaning options 1.A-C 2.B-D3.B-C (5 que)
    REASONING:
    seating arrangement questions ( i will suggest dont touch these questions as very time consuming) + input -output ( very easy ,must attempt ) + expression que 5-6 que { if R>O=A>S<T which of the following will be true ?? + statement – conclusion / effect – cause ( attempt all these questions ) and at last venn diagram questions: some squares r circles; no circle is a triangle etc
    G K : {very easy section u can boost u your score 4m this section }
    20 questions – marketing
    15questions – computers
    4-5 questions – banking
    and rest questions from current affairs like
    1. who is the chairman of TATA GROUP
    2 .Cadbury India changes name to Mondelez India Foods Ltd
    3. next
    CommonWealth Games location-glasgow,scotland
    4.Senior Snooker champion
    5. IIFA International Entertaine-John Travolta
    MATH is lengthy

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  53. How many descriptive topics do we have to write in the descriptive section ?

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  54. Now I don't want to go my core sector [Metallurgical Engineering],so I want to CRACK SBI PO.
    Please CAN ANY ONE EXPLAIN HOW TO CRACK SBI PO WITH IN 15 DAYS?
    My exam date 29th June.

    I know the basics and concepts of all sections but my problem is on GA and Banking Awareness.

    This is my 1st time to write BANK EXAMS.

    I know it is difficult to crack SBI PO within less time.

    But I will try with all my efforts.I am quick learner.

    Please give some guidance to me about PREPARATION. I know you're all WELL EXPERIENCED on BANK EXAMS....

    I am waiting for you're reply's.

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  55. Data interpretation and reasoning were tough. No Hope in clearing the exam :(

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  56. Hi all,
    As the paper today was very tough as compared to previous years especially DI part and this year it is online too, will there be any relaxation in cut-offs this year?
    Please give your views.
    Thank you.

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  57. Hey Is there any non verbal (Reasoning-diagram) based questions are present?

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  58. just check all the questions in Reasoning before stating this section.... wasted lot of time with story problems ALL THE BEST FRIENDS..

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    1. how many puzzles were there? and total how many questions in puzzle?

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  59. Thanks a lot G Suresh,
    My question is about DI in this section only charts and graphs were there?
    And gr8 Ambitionz team what do you suggest from where to start solving paper?
    English and GA should be first and then to come on reasoning and DI?
    please do help answering this.

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  60. In call letter whether we have to do signature on our photo or not?

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  61. i think one should start with gk then eng - then di or reasoning depending upon ones easeness, while doing gk dnt spent too much time just read and click if u dnt knw just leave it, in gk qusetions its like if u knw it, u know it, by thinking u are not going to get answers... so try to finish gk in 10-15 min max then eng 20-30 min bal give to maths and reasoning

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  62. my questions...since morning session DI part is to difficult and lengthy,will it be of same level and standard for the remaining sessions and dates???

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  63. My exam was not that good
    attempted only 105 with almost 85% accuracy.

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  64. In gk, there was question about sheila dikshit, about world health day, newly appointed deputy Governor, question regarding one nuclear plant, how to create a new folder , cbs abbreviation etc

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    1. @rakesh,
      I attended only 92 and accuracy was too low. Exam was tough year.

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  65. tq so mch...nly aftr rdng ur post i came 2 knw tht descriptive wud b oin d same dy along vt d written xm..my 4nd gav me a diff inf...thx fr clarifyng..i hv my xm 2moro & wud hv lft vtout any preparaton fr descriptive sec'n if i hvnt read ths...thx 1c agan

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  66. I HAVE ATTEMPTED ONLY 10 IN DI SECTION WHICH ARE 100% ACCURATE....DI WAS TOUGH AND REST OF SECTIONS THEY ARE OK... WAT WOULD BE EXPECTED CUTOF FOR DI THIS YEAR.

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    1. BE PATINENT FRIEND.WE WILL DISCUSS HERE AFTER COMPLETION OF EXAM.

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  67. hw many qns were asked frm critical reasoning? includng all statement and conclusion.inference,strong weak everyhing... whether v could attend all this pblms...it mostly tough to me..

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  68. Gk 43 attempt
    Eng 25
    Res 24
    Di 24
    DI was too much time consuming....

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  69. G. Suresh Kumar you can use questionpaper.button in right lower corner to see all the question atonce. you could have use this to find the easiest questions serial no.

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  70. G. Suresh Kumar you can use questionpaper.button in right lower corner to see all the question atonce. you could have use this to find the easiest questions serial no.

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  71. YOUR VIEW IS VERY MUCH IMPORTANT FOR MY STRATEGIC PLANNING.THNK U.

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  72. can anyone please tell me d cutoff dis year??
    whoever has apperaed in exam on 14th n 15th please reply

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  73. Hello Anonymous ..........your remembering power is excellent ..I am going to write exam on 28-06-2014.Please give me the tips and also send me the study material to my mail id arivazhagan1988@gmail.com

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  74. Thanx mate for sharing! God bless u

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  75. Thanks buddy for sharing!

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  76. Hi mam, I am unable to view Read the complete Questions asked in the SBI PO 2014 Descriptive Test from here page, Please check that once, I got 404 error

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    1. Corrected it Jyothi. You can get the link now.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.

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