SBI Clerk Exam Analysis  2019
Sanjana Surbhi, 10 Aug 2019, #SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2019 - State Bank of India (SBI) has conducted the mains exam on August 10. Earlier they conducted SBI Clerk prelims exam on June 22, 23 and 30, 2019. After the exam, Careers360 has released the SBI Clerk exam analysis 2019 based on the responses of the candidates and experts. Candidates can check weightage, marking scheme, difficulty level, overall and sectional difficulty level, expected cut off marks of SBI Clerk 2019 etc. By referring to SBI Clerk exam analysis, candidates can understand the weightage given to each section, and nature and number of the questions asked. Candidates can benefit by this data in later preparations of SBI Clerk exam. Read more to know about SBI Clerk 2019 exam analysis for mains exam.

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SBI Clerk 2019 Mains Exam Analysis

One shift of SBI Clerk mains 2019 has been conducted on August 10. The difficulty level of the examination was moderate to difficult with reasoning being the most difficult section. Candidates can check the exam analysis of the same below.

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Section-wise Exam Analysis of SBI Clerk Mains

Number of good attempts and difficulty levels of each section of the examination are given below in the table.

Sections

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Aptitude

20 to 25

Moderate to difficult

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

30 to 34

Moderate to difficult

English Language

22 to 25

Moderate

General/ Financial banking Awareness

34 to 40

Moderate to difficult

Total

130 to 145

Moderate to Difficult

Mains Exam Analysis of SBI Clerk 2019 - Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative aptitude section was of moderate to difficult level. Most of the questions that appeared in the question paper were from Data Interpretation topic. Given below is the number of questions and their difficulty level from different topics of the section.

Topic

Approx no. of questions

Level

Data interpretation (pie charts, bar graphs & tables)

20

Moderate

Miscellaneous (time & work, boats & streams, time & distance, percentage, ratios, etc.)

14

Moderate to difficult

Data sufficiency

5

Moderate to difficult

Number series

4

Moderate

Quantity comparison

4

Moderate to difficult

Overall difficulty

Moderate to difficult

Mains Exam Analysis of English Language

Questions that appeared in the section of English Language were of moderate difficulty. Reading comprehension passage was based on the topic - Music Anhedonia, Plane’s Software and ATM Charges. Memory based number from different topics are given below -

Topic

Approx no. of questions

Level

Reading comprehension

12

Moderate to difficult

Vocab

4

Moderate

Grammar based questions

6

Moderate

Meanings

4

Moderate

Synonym & Antonyms

4

Moderate

Phrasal replacement

5

Moderate to difficult

Fillers

5

Moderate

Overall difficulty

Moderate

SBI Clerk Mains 2019 Exam Analysis of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

In this section, most of the questions appeared from the topic of Critical Reasoning. Overall difficulty level of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude was moderate to difficult.

Topic

Approx no. of questions

Level

Critical Reasoning

8

Moderate to difficult

Input-Output

4

Moderate

Stack based puzzle

6

Moderate to difficult

Calendar based puzzle

6

Moderate

Coding-decoding

5

Moderate

Designation based puzzle

5

Moderate to difficult

Linear arrangement

5

Moderate to difficult

Direction sense

3

Moderate to difficult

Individual AR

2

Moderate

Miscellaneous

3

Moderate to difficult

Overall difficulty

Moderate to difficult

SBI Clerk Mains 2019 - Memory based questions of General & Financial Awareness

Most questions of current affairs were from the past three months while very few questions appeared from Static GK. Given below are the memory-based questions of General & Financial Awareness section of SBI Clerk mains exam.

  • Budget

  • Tapan Ray Committee

  • SCO Summit 2018

  • DFCR full form

  • Basant Kumar Birla, Aringita Dey

  • Surcharge on withdrawing 1 crore

  • 1.5 Trillion NPA

  • National Institute of Agriculture

  • Elephant Rehab Centre

  • A in FBA

  • War over words

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2019 - Expected Cut off (Prelims)

Candidates appearing for prelims exam can check below the expected SBI Clerk cutoff from the table provided below:

Category

Expected Cut off (Out of 100)

General

68-73

OBC

62-67

ST

56-61

SC

45-50


Section Wise SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis For Slot II - 2019

Subject

Good Attempt

Time allotted per section

English Language

22-24

20

Reasoning Ability

27-32

20

Numerical Ability

23-26

20

Total

74-83

60


SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2019 - Slot II English (Easy)

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate

Cloze Test

05

Easy

Sentence Correction

05

Easy

Sentence Rearrangement

05

Easy

Single Fillers (word)

05

Easy-Moderate

Total

30

Easy


SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Analysis 2019 for Numerical Ability (Easy to Moderate) - Slot II

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Number Series (Missing)

05

Easy

Data Interpretation

07

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

05

Easy-Moderate

Simplification

10

Easy

Arithmetic Word Problem

08

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate


SBI Clerk Exam Analysis for Reasoning (Easy) - Slot II

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

15

Easy-Moderate

Alphabet Series

05

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation

04

Easy-Moderate

Syllogism

05

Moderate

Inequality

05

Easy

Number Based

01

Easy

Total

35

Easy


Section Wise SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for Slot I - 2019

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SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2019 for English (Easy to Moderate)

Topics

Number of Questions (approx)

Level

Reading Comprehension

8

Easy

Fillers

5

Easy

Error detection

6

Easy

Spelling Detection

5

Moderate

Rearrangement of marked words in a sentence

5

Easy

Total

-

Easy to Moderate


SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2019 for Numerical Ability (Easy to Moderate)

Topics

Number of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph)

5

Easy

Simplification

5

Easy

Missing Number Series

5

Easy

Arithmetic Word Problems

10

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5

Easy

Simplification

5

Easy

Total

35

Easy to Moderate


SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2019 Prelims for Reasoning Ability

Topics

Number of Questions

Level

Seating Arrangement

5

Easy

Purchase Quantity (Floor Based)

5

Moderate

Syllogism

5

Easy

Alphabet Series

5

Easy

Inequality

5

Easy

Direction Sense

3

Easy

Alphabetic Series

2

Easy

Miscellaneous

5

Easy

Total

35

Easy to Moderate


SBI Clerk Previous Years Exam Analysis - 2018

SBI Clerk prelims exam is conducted for 100 marks and have three sections - English Language, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability. Candidates can check below the exam analysis of SBI Clerk of previous year by Bankersadda as SBI Clerk 2019 exam analysis will be released after the prelims exam.

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis - Overall (Slot - One)

Sections

Good Attempt

Time

English Language

20-24

20

Reasoning Ability

23-27

20

Numerical Ability

22-25

20

Total

71-76

60


Exam Analysis of SBI Clerk - Numerical Ability

Topics

Number of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph)

5

Moderate

Simplification

15

Easy

Missing Number Series

5

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems

10

Moderate

Total

35

Moderate


The Numerical Ability section of SBI Clerk Prelims exam had questions from different topics. Some commonly asked topics were from simplification, Data Interpretation, Missing number series and Arithmetic Number series. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Analysis - English Language

Topics

Number of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

6

Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy

Error detection

10

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement

5

Easy-Moderate

Rearrangement of marked words in a sentence

4

Easy

Total

30

Easy-Moderate


This section of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam consisted of questions based on Reading Comprehension, Phrase replacement, error detection etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis - Reasoning Ability

Topics

Number of Questions

Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

12

Moderate

Alphabet Series

5

Easy

Blood Relation

3

Easy

Direction Sense

3

Moderate

Numerical Series

5

Easy

Alphabet

1

Easy

Data Sufficiency

4

Moderate

Miscellaneous

2

Easy

Total

35

Easy-Moderate


This section was dominated by questions based on Puzzles and Seating Arrangement. There were total of 35 questions from Reasoning Ability. No questions based on Syllogism were asked in the exam. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Analysis - Prelims (Slot - Two)

Exam Analysis of SBI Clerk - Overall (Section-Wise)

Sections

Good Attempt

Time

English Language

21-26

20

Reasoning Ability

22-26

20

Numerical Ability

19-23

20

Total

72-77

60


SBI Clerk Exam Analysis - Numerical Ability

Topics

Number of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation (Missing- Tabular)

5

Moderate

Simplification

10

Easy

Wrong Number Series

5

Easy-Moderate

Quantity 1, Quantity 2 Questions

5

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems

10

Moderate

Total

35

Moderate


Exam Analysis of SBI Clerk - English Language

Topics

Number of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

8

Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy

Error detection

7

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement

5

Easy-Moderate

Fillers

5

Easy

Total

30

Easy-Moderate


This section of SBI Clerk Prelims was based on reading comprehension, phrase replacement, error detection, sentence rearrangement and fillers. Reading comprehension was on a motivational article related to anxiety and negative thoughts. This slot's RC had a total of 8 questions out of which 3 questions were of antonym and synonym. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis - Reasoning Ability

Topics

Number of Questions

Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

15

Moderate

Inequality

5

Easy

Coding Decoding

5

Easy

Direction Sense

1

Moderate

Numerical Series

5

Easy

Alphabet

2

Easy

Alphabet Series

1

Easy

Miscellaneous

1

Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

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what will be expected cutoff for ex serviceman of sbi clerk mains 2019 in UP. What was last year also for esm

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hi dear,

Right now only overall cutoff of SBI mains 2019 are not released on the official sites.

But if we analyse the previous years cutoff marks of SB mains for ex servicemen then it is 86.25 out of 200 marks.

While, this year the overall sbi mains 2019 cutoff for UP candidates if is expected to be around 80-90.

For more details and exact cutoff we still have to wait for the release of results.

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what was the cutoff for mains sc category odisha in 2018?

Ronak Gala Student Expert 6th Oct, 2019

See marks varies each year, the cutoffs depend on various factors like number of candidates appearing, paper level, etc. So one thing that you can rely on is the ranks. I'll give you a brief idea about the ranks for colleges in Odisha for sc category. One of the best colleges Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar had cutoff rank 373175 for sc category.

College of Engineering and Technology Bhubaneshwar had cutoff rank  349747 for Electronics Engineering, 277610 for Electrical Engineering, 207393 for Chemical Engineering, 458685 for Information Technology.

So prepare well for the exams and give your best and once the exams are over, then think about where you stand and the options you have.

Best wishes. Thank you.

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i applied sbi clerk as ews category but now i realized that i am not under ews i qualify prelims in general cut off if i qualify mains in gen will they consider me as general without ews certificate and will i get the job as general

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Dear Annya, this is the official notification for SBI Clerk 2019 esam. You can access it at: https://www.sbi.co.in/webfiles/uploads/files/careers/12042019_SBI%20CLERICAL%20ADVERTISEMENT%202019.PDF

To give you a gist, the merit list after each round is prepared on the Category you have selected while filling in the application form. There is a statement that says that SBI cannot assume any responsibility of the mistakes in the application form and submission of the application forms after the last date. Now if you select your Category as General during Mains and you qualify under General Category, you will be given a placement under the General Category.

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WHAT WILL BE THE SBI CLERK MAINS 2019 CUT OFF FOR EXSERVICEMEN IN TELANGANA

Mahaveer Reddy Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019

Dear aspirant,

Qualification Criteria for Ex Servicemen –

Age Limit for Ex Servicemen in IBPS/SBI Exam

Instruction Criteria for Ex Servicemen in IBPS/SBI Exam

Above all else, all of you have to know fundamental things about ex-servicemen as per the IBPS and SBI department.The Ex-servicemen who might go after the position post:

Ex-Servicemen up-and-comers who previously verified work under the Central government in

Gathering 'C' and 'D' would be allowed for the age unwinding as recommended for Ex-servicemen for verifying another work in a higher evaluation or framework in Group 'C'/'D'.

An ex-serviceman who has once joined a Government work on common side in the wake of profiting of the advantages given to him/her as an ex-serviceman for his/her re-business.

Category    Prelims Cut off (Out of 100)    Mains Cut off (Out of 100)

General    47.50    52.50

OBC    46.50    52.50

SC    40.00    41.75

ST    31.25    31.50

OC    32.75    34.00

VI    31.50    37.50

HI    18.00    37.00

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How to prepare for SBI clerk jobs

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Sep, 2019

Exam for SBI Clerk is divided into three stages-

Prelims of 1 hour duration with following subjects-

  1. English
  2. Quant
  3. Reasoning


Mains is of 2 hour and 40 min duration with following subject-

  1. General/Financial Awareness
  2. General English
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude


Last one is assessment  of Official/Local Language.


The first and foremost thing required in banking exam is speed and precision.

To follow the first step, you need to practice a lot, solve as many mock papers as you can, along with test series. At the same time time, do not forget to evaluate your performance. This will give you a fair idea about strength and weakness.

The more papers you solve, more grasp you'll have on that subject, this will increase your ability to solve any type of questions that come in exams.

For General Awareness/ Financial Awareness, you have to read a newspaper daily with emphasis on The Editorial part, you can read The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express. You'll have to well updated with current affairs more so business/finance section regarding this.Newspaper will also help in your English.Do not skip this step at all, as in exams in the recent trends, Editorial parts are coming in either for RC, or some other section.


You may also refer the following books for SBI Clerk Exam-


Quant- Quicker Maths by M Tyra/ Fast Track Arithmetic by Arihant Publications /Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal

English- General English by SP Bakshi or Plinth to Paramount

You can also refer Wren and Martin, that's the best book for grammar. Word Power Made Easy for Vocab.

For Reasoning- RS Agarwal Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey


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