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

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.

Jun 25, 2018 18:45 IST
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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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