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

Aug 6, 2018 15:56 IST
    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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