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

Jun 25, 2018 18:46 IST
    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.

    Table of Contents

    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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