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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2018: Analysis and Review - Easy to moderate questions; high cut-off expected

Analysis and reviews of SBI Clerk Prelims exam 2018 for the recruitment to Junior Associate Post are available here.

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 23 June 2018, All Slots
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 23 June 2018, All Slots

Analysis and review of SBI Clerk Prelims exam 2018 (23 June 2018, all 4 slots) for the recruitment to Junior Associate Post are available here. Candidates who took the exam today told us that the difficulty level of the questions was quite easy. Many candidates attempted 60+ questions. It simply means that SBI Clerk Prelims Cut-off will be very high, this year.

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SBI Clerk Prelims (2018) Exam Analysis and Review: 1st Slot

SBI Clerk Prelims (2018) Exam Analysis and Review: 2nd Slot

SBI Clerk Prelims (2018) Exam Analysis and Review: 3rd Slot

SBI Clerk Prelims (2018) Exam Analysis and Review: 4th Slot

Before learning about SBI Clerk Prelims Exam analysis, first, have a look at the exam pattern.

SBI Clerk Prelims 2018: Exam Pattern

Total 100 multiple choice questions were asked in the paper. These 100 questions were divided into 3 sections as given below

Name of Section

Number of Questions (Marks)

Duration

English Language

30 (30)

20 Minutes

Numerical Ability

35 (35)

20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

35 (35)

20 Minutes

Total

100 Questions (100 Marks)

1 Hour

There was a fixed time to attempt each section and candidates were not able to jump across the section before the prescribed time.

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As per the instructions, candidates will get 1 mark for each correct response, zero marks for no response. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, were bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review (Slot-wise & Section-wise)

Here, we have provided analysis and review of all the slots of SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th slot).

SBI Clerk Prelims (2018) Exam Analysis and Review: 1st Slot

The detailed break-up of SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2018 is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Numerical Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

20–22

18–20

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

66–72

59–65

60

Note: Overall cut-off is not uniform for all states.

English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Industry/ Employment Based)

7

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy

Spot the Error (Old Pattern)

8

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

5

Easy

The English Language section was more or less along the same lines as the old pattern. Questions on Spot the Error were based on fundamentals of grammar. Questions from the RC passage were mainly factual. Two questions were from Vocabulary (1 Synonym and 1 Antonym). Overall, the level of difficulty of this section was easy-to-moderate.

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Numerical Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series (Series Completion)

5

Easy

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart)

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic Based (Time, Speed and Distance – Trains, Boat and Stream, Time and Work, Mensuration-2D, Partnership, Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Percentage, Age, Mixtures & Allegations, Profit, Loss and Discount, Average etc.)

10

Easy-Moderate

There was 1 set of five questions from Data Interpretation (pie-chart based). The questions on Number Series were easy. The Arithmetic-based questions were primarily from Time and Work, Ratio, SI & CI, Percentages, Ages, Profit, Loss & Discount, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy-to-moderate.

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – 2 parallel rows – 12 persons)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – single row)

2

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Floor based – 5 floors)

2

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Years and books based)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – people and their researches based)

5

 

Coding-Decoding

2

Easy

Blood Relation – Set based

2

Easy-Moderate

Directions

2

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

Numerical Series

5

Easy

There were three sets of five questions each from parallel seating arrangement, data arrangement (years and books based) and data arrangement (people and their researches based). No syllogism questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

SBI Clerk Prelims (2018) Exam Analysis and Review: 2nd Slot

The detailed break-up of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Numerical Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

20–22

18–20

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

66–72

59–65

60

Note: Overall cut-off is not uniform for all states.

English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Career choices Based)

7

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy

Spot the Error (word based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word)

8

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Improvement

5

Easy

The English Language section was more or less along the same lines as the old pattern. Questions on Spot the Error was word based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word. Questions from the RC passage were mainly factual. Two questions were from Vocabulary (1 Synonym and 1 Antonym). Overall, the level of difficulty of this section was easy-to-moderate.

 Numerical Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series

5

Easy

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Line Graph)

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic Based (Time, Speed and Distance – Trains, Boat and Stream, Time and Work, Mensuration-2D, Partnership, Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Percentage, Age, Mixtures & Allegations, Profit, Loss and Discount, Average etc.)

10

Easy-Moderate

There was 1 set of five questions from Data Interpretation (Line graph based). The questions on Number Series were easy. The Arithmetic-based questions were primarily from Time and Work, Ratio, SI & CI, Percentages, Ages, Profit, Loss & Discount, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy-to-moderate.

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – single row)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Numerical  based)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement – with 1 more information)

5

Moderate

Coding-Decoding – Set based

5

Easy

Blood Relation – Set based

5

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

3

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

Numerical Series

2

Easy

There were three sets of five questions each from linear seating arrangement, data arrangement (numerical based) and circular seating arrangement- with 1 more information. No syllogism and mathematical inequalities questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

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SBI Clerk Prelims (2018) Exam Analysis and Review: 3rd Slot

The detailed break-up of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Numerical Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

20–22

18–20

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

66–72

59–65

60

Note: Overall cut-off is not uniform for all states.

English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Real Life Based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy

Spot the Error (word based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word)

10

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

5

Easy

The English Language section was more or less along the same lines as the old pattern. Questions on Spot the Error was word based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word. Questions from the RC passage were mainly factual. Two questions were from Vocabulary (1 Synonym and 1 Antonym). Overall, the level of difficulty of this section was easy-to-moderate.

Numerical Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series (Series Completion)

5

Easy

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Table - Missing values based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

2

Easy

Time, Speed and Distance – Trains, Boat and Stream, Time and Work

3

Easy-Moderate

Mixtures & Allegations

2

Easy-Moderate

Ages

1

Easy

Miscellaneous (Quant based)

2

Easy-Moderate

There was 1 set of five questions from Data Interpretation (Table - Missing values based). The questions on Number Series were easy. The Arithmetic-based questions were primarily from Time and Work, Ratio, SI & CI, Percentages, Ages, Profit, Loss & Discount, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy-to-moderate.

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement: Box based – 7 boxes)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Floor based)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement)

5

Easy-Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy

Blood Relation – Set based

5

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

3

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

2

Easy

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy

There were three sets of five questions each from circular seating arrangement, data arrangement (floor based) and data arrangement (box based). No syllogism questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

SBI Clerk Prelims (2018) Exam Analysis and Review: 4th Slot

The detailed break-up of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Numerical Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

20–22

18–20

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

66–72

59–65

60

Note: Overall cut-off is not uniform for all states.

English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Real Life Based)

7

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy

Spot the Error (word based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word)

8

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

5

Easy

The English Language section was more or less along the same lines as the old pattern. Questions on Spot the Error was word based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word. Questions from the RC passage were mainly factual. Two questions were from Vocabulary (1 Synonym and 1 Antonym). Overall, the level of difficulty of this section was easy-to-moderate.

Numerical Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series (Series Completion)

5

Easy

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart based)

5

Easy

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

1

Easy

Time, Speed and Distance

1

Easy-Moderate

Time and Work

2

Easy-Moderate

Mixtures & Allegations

1

Easy

Ages

1

Easy

Partnership

1

Easy-Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy

Average

1

Easy

Miscellaneous (Quant based)

1

Easy

There was 1 set of five questions from Data Interpretation (Pie Chart based). The questions on Number Series were easy. The Arithmetic-based questions were primarily from Time and Work, Ratio, SI & CI, Percentages, Ages, Profit, Loss & Discount, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy-to-moderate.

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement)

5

Easy-Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy

Blood Relation – Set based

5

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

3

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

2

Easy

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy

There were three sets of five questions each from linear seating arrangement, data arrangement and data arrangement. No syllogism questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

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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