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SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 (30th June): Analysis & Review

Jun 30, 2018 17:59 IST
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review: 30 june 2018

SBI Clerk Prelims exam analysis (30 June 2018, all slots) is available here. Candidates who took the exam today told us that the difficulty level of the questions was from easy to moderate. Many candidates attempted 70+ questions. Now there is a high probability that cut-off of SBI Clerk Prelims might go above 65 marks.

SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 is qualifying in nature and is a screening test. The candidates who qualify and rank sufficiently high as decided by the bank shall be called for appearing in the SBI Clerk Main Exam 2018.

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review (30 June 2018) : 1st Slot (Reporting Time: 08:00 AM)

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review (30 June 2018) : 2nd Slot (Reporting Time: 10:30 AM)

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review (30 June 2018) : 3rd Slot (Reporting Time: 01:00 PM)

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review (30 June 2018) : 4th Slot (Reporting Time: 03:30 PM)

In every shift, examination centers opened few minutes before the reporting time. After entry, verification process started thereafter. After verification process (which took almost 30 to 45 minutes) the students were asked to log in and the computer-based online exam began.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review (30th June 2018): 1st Slot

Today was the third day of the SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018. Spanning a period of one week (ending June 30, 2018), the exam is being conducted in four time slots: 2 each in morning and evening.

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.

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018: High cut-off expected

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

Easy-Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

70–75

60–65

60

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

English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Guilt felt by children based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy-Moderate

Spot the Error (Conventional pattern)

5

Easy-Moderate

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

5

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Rearrangement of marked words in a sentence

5

Easy-Moderate

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. The 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)

5

Moderate

Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

Simplification

10

Easy

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

1

Easy

Time, Speed and Distance - Trains

1

Easy-Moderate

Time, Speed and Distance – Boat and Stream

1

Moderate

Time and Work

1

Easy-Moderate

Mixtures & Allegations

1

Moderate

Ratio and Proportion

1

Easy

Partnership

1

Easy-Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy-Moderate

Average

1

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant based)

1

Easy

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

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement- Person/Month based)

5

Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – 7 persons/Money Comparison based)

5

Moderate

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement – 8 persons with 1 more information)

5

Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation – Set based

2

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

2

Easy-Moderate

Alphabet based

1

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

Input-Output

5

Easy

There were three sets of five questions each from circular seating arrangement, data arrangement (Person/Month based) and data arrangement (7 persons/Money Comparison based). No syllogism questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review (30th June 2018): 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

Moderate

20–22

18–20

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

70–75

60–65

60

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

English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Based on anxiety and negative thoughts)

10

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy-Moderate

Spot the Error

5

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

5

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

The English Language section was more or less along the same lines as the old pattern. Questions from the RC passage were mainly factual. Four questions were from Vocabulary (2 Synonym and 2 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

5

Easy

Simplification

10

Easy

Data Interpretation (Caselet based)

5

Moderate

Comparison of two quantities

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant based)

5

Easy-Moderate

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

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement- Month based)

5

Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement - Box  based)

5

Moderate

Analytical Reasoning – Set

5

Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation – Set based

2

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

2

Easy-Moderate

Alphabet based

1

Easy

Numerical Series

5

Easy

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy-Moderate

There were three sets of five questions each from analytical reasoning. No syllogism questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review (30th 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

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

70–75

60–65

60

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

English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Globalisation)

6

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy-Moderate

Spot the Error (Conventional pattern)

8

Easy-Moderate

Spot the Error - Inappropriate word (4 highlighted words given in a sentence. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word)

6

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

The English Language section was more or less along the same lines as the old pattern. Questions on inappropriate words, 4 highlighted words given, were there in which the candidate has to find out the incorrect word. Questions from the RC passage were mainly factual. Two questions in RC 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)

5

Moderate

Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic inequalities)

5

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

2

Moderate

Time, Speed and Distance

2

Easy

Boats and Stream

1

Easy

Time and Work

2

Easy-Moderate

Mixtures & Allegations

1

Easy

Ratio and Proportion

1

Easy-Moderate

Partnership

1

Easy-Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy

Average

1

Easy-Moderate

Percentage

1

Easy

Geometry(square)

1

Easy

Number system

1

Easy

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

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement- Person/Birth Month)

5

Moderate

AR(Data Arrangement– 3 variables)

5

Moderate

Blood Relation – Set based

4

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

3

Easy

AR (Box Arrangement)

5

Moderate

Alphabet based series - set based

5

Easy-Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy

Ranking

1

Easy

Alphabet based

1

Easy

Numbers based

1

Easy

There were three sets of five questions each from data arrangement. There was a set of five questions on alphabetical series based. Questions on blood relation and directions were also there. No syllogism questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and Review (30th 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

Easy-Moderate

20–22

18–20

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

21–24

18–20

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

70–75

60–65

60

 Note: Section wise and overall cut-offs are not uniform for all states.

English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension

(Deterioration of Indian economy)

5

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy

Spot the Error (Conventional pattern)

5

Easy-Moderate

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

5

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Improvement

5

Easy-Moderate

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. The 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). 5 questions came from Sentence improvement which tested the candidate’s fundamental concept of grammar. Overall, the level of difficulty of this section was easy-to-moderate.

Numerical Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series (Completion of Series)

5

Moderate

Approximation

5

Easy

Simplification

5

Easy

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of variables (Quadratic equations)

5

Easy-Moderate

Time, Speed and Distance

2

Easy-Moderate

Time and Work

1

Easy-Moderate

Mixtures & Allegations

1

Moderate

Ratio and Proportion

1

Easy

Numbers

1

Easy-Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant based)

3

Easy-Moderate

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

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement- Person/Age based)

5

Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement)

5

Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation – Set based

2

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

2

Easy-Moderate

Alphabet based

1

Easy

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy-Moderate

Input-Output

5

Easy

 

There were three sets of five questions each from circular seating arrangement, data arrangement (Person/Age based) 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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