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SBI Clerk Prelims 2018: Analysis, Review of 24th June Exam

Jun 25, 2018 18:45 IST
    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (24 June 2018)
    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (24 June 2018)

    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (24th June 2018) for all 4 slots is available here. Today is the second day of the SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018. Spanning through a period of one week (ending June 30, 2018), the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam is being conducted in four time slots: 2 each in morning and evening.

    Candidates who took the exam today told us that English Language and Reasoning Ability sections were easy. However, the difficulty level of Numerical Ability section was a bit high. Many candidates told us that they attempted 70+ questions.

    This time the difficulty level of SBI Clerk Prelims Exam is quite low is simply means that SBI Clerk Prelims Cut-off is expected to be very high.

    Table of Contents (Jump Directly):

    SBI Clerk Prelim Exam Analysis 24 June 2018: Slot 1

    SBI Clerk Prelim Exam Analysis 24 June 2018: Slot 2

    SBI Clerk Prelim Exam Analysis 24 June 2018: Slot 3

    SBI Clerk Prelim Exam Analysis 24 June 2018: Slot 4

    A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.

    Three sections were asked in the order given below:

    English Language → Reasoning Ability → Numerical Ability

    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review: 24 June 2018 (Section-wise, All 4 Slots)

    Slot-wise and section-wise SBI Clerk Prelims Exam analysis (24 June 2018) is given below:

    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (24 June 2018): 1st Slot

    Today many candidates told us that they attempted 70+ questions. They were sure that their accuracy level was quite high. Now, there is no doubt that the cutoff of SBI Clerk Prelim 2018 will be quite high.

    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

    Moderate

    20–22

    18–20

    20

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    Easy-Moderate

    21–24

    18–20

    20

    Total

    100

    Moderate

    68–75

    60–65

    60

    Note: Overall cut-offs are not uniform for all states.

    SBI Clerk 2018 Cut-Off (Expected)

    English Language

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Level of Difficulty

    Reading Comprehension (Managers and Supervisors Based)

    7

    Moderate

    Para-jumbles

    5

    Moderate

    Spot the Error (Old Pattern)

    8

    Easy-Moderate

    Phrase Replacement

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Cloze Test

    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 the fundamentals of grammar. 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 (Wrong number Series)

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Approximation/Simplification

    5

    Easy

    Data Interpretation (Line Graph based)

    5

    Moderate

    Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations based)

    5

    Easy

    Comparison of 2 Quantities: Quantity I and Quantity II

    5

    Moderate

    Miscellaneous (Arithmetic based: SI/CI, Time, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Mixtures & Allegations, Ages, Partnership, 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 Wrong Number Series were moderate. 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 moderate.

    Reasoning Ability

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Level of Difficulty

    AR (Data Arrangement – Box based)

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    AR (Data Arrangement – Class/Student based)

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    AR (Linear Seating Arrangement- 2 parallel rows - 10 persons facing north/south)

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    AR (Data Arrangement–Date/Day based)

    3

    Easy-Moderate

    Blood Relation – Set based

    3

    Easy-Moderate

    Directions – Set based

    2

    Easy

    Alphanumeric Series

    3

    Easy

    Numeric Series

    5

    Moderate

    Miscellaneous

    4

    Easy-Moderate

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

    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (24 June 2018): 2nd Slot

    The detailed break-up of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 (24 June, Slot 2) 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

    Moderate

    20–22

    18–20

    20

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    Easy-Moderate

    21–24

    18–20

    20

    Total

    100

    Easy-Moderate

    68–75

    60–65

    60

    Note: Overall cut-offs are not uniform for all states.

    English Language

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Level of Difficulty

    Reading Comprehension (Motivational theme based)

    5

    Moderate

    Para-jumbles

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Spot the Error (Old Pattern)

    10

    Easy-Moderate

    Phrase Replacement

    5

    Easy

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

    5

    Moderate

    The English Language section was more or less along the same lines as the old pattern. Questions on Spot the Error were based on the fundamentals of grammar. Five questions on Spot the Error was word based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word/spellings. Questions from the RC passage were mainly factual. 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-Moderate

    Approximation/Simplification

    10

    Easy

    Data Interpretation (Bar Graph based)

    5

    Moderate

    Comparison of 2 Quantities: Quantity I and Quantity II

    5

    Moderate

    Data Sufficiency

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Speed and Distance

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Time and Work

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Profit, Loss and Discount

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Simple Interest/Compound Interest

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Percentage

    1

    Easy-Moderate

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

    Reasoning Ability

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Level of Difficulty

    AR (Data Arrangement – Box based)

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    AR (Circular Seating Arrangement – with 1 more variable)

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    AR (Data Arrangement)

    3

    Easy-Moderate

    Blood Relation – Set based

    2

    Easy-Moderate

    Directions – Set based

    2

    Easy

    Alphanumeric Series

    5

    Easy

    Coding-Decoding

    5

    Moderate

    Input-Output

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Alphabet based

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Alphabet Series

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Numbers based

    1

    Easy-Moderate

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

    The above analysis (1st slot & 2nd slot) is provided by Mr. Mayank Garg, Mentor, Career Launcher.

    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (24 June 2018): 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

    19–24

    19–25

    20

    Numerical Ability

    35

    Moderate

    20–24

    18–24

    20

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    Easy-Moderate

    21–24

    18–25

    20

    Total

    100

    Easy-Moderate

    68–75

    60–70

    60

    Note: Overall SBI Clerk Prelim cut-offs is not uniform for all states.

    English Language

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Level of Difficulty

    Reading Comprehension (Motivational theme based)

    5

    Moderate

    Para-jumbles

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Spot the Error (Old Pattern)

    10

    Easy-Moderate

    Phrase Replacement

    5

    Easy

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

    5

    Moderate

    The English Language section was more or less along the same lines as the old pattern. Questions on Spot the Error were based on the fundamentals of grammar. Five questions on Spot the Error was word based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word/spellings. Questions from the RC passage were mainly factual. 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-Moderate

    Approximation/Simplification

    15

    Easy-Moderate

    Data Interpretation (Tabular)

    5

    Moderate

    Data Sufficiency

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Speed and Distance

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Time and Work

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Profit, Loss and Discount

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Simple Interest/Compound Interest

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Percentage

    1

    Easy-Moderate

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

    Reasoning Ability

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Level

    Alphabet Series

    5

    Easy

    Alphabet based

    2

    Easy

    Comparison: Height

    3

    Moderate

    Blood Relation

    1

    Easy

    Direction

    3

    Easy

    Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

    21

    Moderate

    In 3rd Slot, the puzzle was based on month. Questions based on circular row, linear row, blood relation etc were also asked. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (24 June 2018): 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

    Moderate

    20–22

    18–20

    20

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    Easy-Moderate

    21–24

    18–20

    20

    Total

    100

    Easy-Moderate

    68–75

    60–65

    60

    Note: Overall cut-off for SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 will vary from state to state.

    English Language

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Level

    Sentence Rearrangement

    6

    Easy to Moderate

    Error Detection

    8

    Easy-Moderate

    Reading Comprehension

    5

    Moderate

    Sentence Improvement

    6

    Easy-Moderate

    Fillers

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    The English Language section was more or less along the same lines as the old pattern. Overall, the level of difficulty of this section was easy-to-moderate.

    Numerical Ability

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Level of Difficulty

    Number Series (Wrong Number)

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Approximation/Simplification

    10

    Easy

    Data Interpretation (Pie Chart)

    5

    Moderate

    Comparison of 2 Quantities: Quantity I and Quantity II

    5

    Moderate

    Arithmetic-based questions

    10

    Moderate

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

    Reasoning Ability

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Difficulty Level

    Coding-Decoding

    5

    Easy

    Blood Relation

    3

    Easy

    Inequalities

    5

    Moderate

    Numerical Series

    5

    Easy

    Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

    12

    Moderate

    Miscellaneous

    5

    Easy

    In the 4th slot, the puzzle was based on year. Questions on syllogism were not asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

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

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