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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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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Number of good attempts and difficulty levels of each section of the examination are given below in the table.
20 to 25
Moderate to difficult
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
30 to 34
22 to 25
General/ Financial banking Awareness
34 to 40
130 to 145
Moderate to Difficult
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.
Approx no. of questions
Data interpretation (pie charts, bar graphs & tables)
Miscellaneous (time & work, boats & streams, time & distance, percentage, ratios, etc.)
Moderate to difficult
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 -
Grammar based questions
Synonym & Antonyms
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.
Stack based puzzle
Calendar based puzzle
Designation based puzzle
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.
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
Candidates appearing for prelims exam can check below the expected SBI Clerk cutoff from the table provided below:
Expected Cut off (Out of 100)
Section Wise SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis For Slot II - 2019
Time allotted per section
SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2019 - Slot II English (Easy)
No. of Questions
Single Fillers (word)
SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Analysis 2019 for Numerical Ability (Easy to Moderate) - Slot II
Number Series (Missing)
Arithmetic Word Problem
SBI Clerk Exam Analysis for Reasoning (Easy) - Slot II
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
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)
Number of Questions (approx)
Rearrangement of marked words in a sentence
Easy to Moderate
SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2019 for Numerical Ability (Easy to Moderate)
Number of Questions
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph)
Missing Number Series
Arithmetic Word Problems
SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2019 Prelims for Reasoning Ability
Purchase Quantity (Floor Based)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data Interpretation (Missing- Tabular)
Wrong Number Series
Quantity 1, Quantity 2 Questions
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.
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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.
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.
Dear Annya, this is the official notification for SBI Clerk 2019 esam. You can access it at:
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.
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
Exam for SBI Clerk is divided into three stages-
Prelims of 1 hour duration with following subjects-
Mains is of 2 hour and 40 min duration with following subject-
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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