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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, 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.

    Table of Contents

    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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