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SBI Clerk Mains 2018: Analysis (All Slots) and Expected Cut-off

Get SBI Clerk Mains exam analysis and expected SBI Clerk Mains cut-off 2018. Final SBI Clerk Result is expected to be announced in the month of September.

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SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Analysis Review
SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Analysis Review

Check SBI Clerk 2018 Mains analysis (all shifts). This exam was conducted (by SBI) in 2 shifts on 5 August 2018. Here, you can also check the expected cut-off of SBI Clerk Mains 2018. SBI Clerk Mains Result 2018 is expected to be announced in the month of October.

All those candidates who qualified the SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 appeared for the SBI Clerk Mains on 5th August. A total of 190 questions had to be answered in 160 minutes. All the other sections, except the English Language section, were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. There was a negative marking of one-fourth marks assigned to that question for every incorrect answer.

SBI Clerk Mains 2018 Analysis: First Slot  

The detailed break-up of SBI Clerk Main Exam 2018 (first slot) is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Total Marks

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Time Taken (In Minutes)

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

Easy-Moderate

30-35

35

General English

40

40

Moderate

22-27

35

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Moderate-Difficult

25-28

45

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

Moderate-Difficult

21-25

45

Total

190

200

Moderate-Difficult

115-125

160

Note: overall SBI Clerk Cut-offs is not uniform for all states.

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Section-wise SBI Clerk Mains 2018 Analysis (1st Slot)

Section-wise analysis for SBI Clerk Mains 2018 (of all sections):

SBI Clerk Mains Analysis 2018: General/Financial Awareness

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Most of the questions came from the Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness and Current Affairs of the last 3-4 months. There were some questions from the static section of General Awareness. 

SBI Clerk Mains Analysis 2018: General English

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Reading comprehension – based on education system (There was a question of phrase replacement.)

4

Moderate

Reading comprehension – based on typo errors (There was a question of vocabulary.)

3

Moderate

Reading comprehension – based on customer satisfaction (There was a question of fill in the blank.)

5

Moderate

Fill in the blanks (Single FIB)

5

Moderate

Vocabulary based - Synonym/Antonym based

5

Moderate-Difficult

Statement Connection

4

Moderate

Para jumbles

1

Moderate

Cloze Test (Bold words were given in place of FIB in the passage.)

5

Moderate

Spot the error - In a sentence 4 words marked as bold and among these 4 only one word did not have any spelling error. (Identify correctly spelt word and mark its antonym.)

5

Moderate

Phrase Replacement

3

Moderate-Difficult

The overall difficulty of this section was moderate.

SBI Clerk Mains Analysis 2018: Quantitative Aptitude

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Comparison of 2 Quantities: Quantity I and Quantity II

5

Moderate

Comparison of variables – Quadratic Equations

5

Easy- Moderate

DI (Pie Chart- Partnership based)

3

Moderate -Difficult

DI (Table based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Table based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Pie Chart based- Countries and percentage were given)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Bar Graph based –Profit and Selling price based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Caselet based – Boat and Stream based)

5

Moderate -Difficult

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant based –Time and work, Mixture & Alligation, Boat and Stream etc.)

7

Easy-Moderate

The DI sets were calculation based and time consuming. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.  

SBI Clerk Mains Analysis 2018: Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude              

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of difficulty

AR (Square Seating Arrangement- 8 persons – Fruits/Flowers based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (2 Parallel rows arrangement –vehicle facing north /south)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – Floor/cards based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – months/dates/persons and their weights – arrangement)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Directions –Horses/Distances - arrangement

5

Moderate-Difficult

Input-output

5

Moderate

Symbol based Blood Relation

5

Moderate

Logical Reasoning (Course of action, statement and assumption etc.)

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate

The sets of Analytical Reasoning were moderate-difficult and lengthy. Level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult. There were no questions from Computer Aptitude and there were no questions of syllogism.

SBI Clerk Mains 2018 Analysis: Second Slot

The detailed break-up of SBI Clerk Main Exam 2018 (2nd Slot) is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Total Marks

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Time Taken (In Minutes)

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

Easy-Moderate

29-33

35

General English

40

40

Moderate

21-25

35

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Moderate-Difficult

25-28

45

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

Difficult

18-22

45

Total

190

200

Moderate-Difficult

110-120

160

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Section-wise SBI Clerk Mains 2018 Analysis (2nd Slot)

Section-wise analysis for SBI Clerk Mains 2018 (of all sections):

SBI Clerk Main Exam Analysis 2018: General/Financial Awareness

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Most of the questions came from the Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness and Current Affairs of last 3-4 months. There were 4-5 questions from the static section of General Awareness.

SBI Clerk Main Exam Analysis 2018: General English

Fill in the blanks (Grammar based – 3 or 4 blanks are given - identify a common word that has to be filled in all these blanks)

4

Moderate

Vocabulary based - Synonym/Antonym based

5

Moderate-Difficult

Spot the error (Word  Replacement based – 3 or 4 words in a sentence were marked as bold)  

4

Moderate-Difficult

Para jumbles

1

Moderate

Para Completion

5

Moderate

Inference based – Identifying correct adjective

2

Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Moderate

The overall difficulty of this section was moderate.

SBI Clerk Main Exam Analysis 2018: Quantitative Aptitude

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Comparison of 2 Quantities: Quantity I and Quantity II

5

Moderate-Difficult

Number Series (Series Completion)

5

Moderate

Simplification/Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

DI (Table based – missing values based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Bar Graph + Table based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Pie Chart based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Caselet based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

Miscellaneous (Quant based word problems –Time and work, Mixture & Alligation, Boat and Stream etc.)

15

Moderate

The DI sets were calculation based and time consuming. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

SBI Clerk Main Exam Analysis 2018: Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude         

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement – with  variables)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (2 Parallel rows – facing north /south – with blood relation)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – Floor based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – odd/even based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – with variables)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Logical Puzzle

3

Moderate

Coding – Decoding (New pattern)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Symbol based Coding-decoding

5

Moderate

Logical Reasoning (Course of action, statement and assumption etc.)

6

Moderate

Alphabet based

1

Moderate

The sets of Analytical Reasoning were difficult and lengthy. Level of difficulty of this section was difficult. There were no questions from Computer Aptitude and there were no questions of syllogism.

The above analysis is provided by Mr. Mayank Garg, Mentor, Career Launcher.

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

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