SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2018 - Mains
Gitumoni Baruah, 28 Jul 2018, #SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2018: SBI Clerk 2018 mains examination is being held on August 5, in two slots. After the exam got over, Careers360 is providig here SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2018 by coaching institutes like Career Launcher and Bankers Adda, to understand the weightage given to the topics, the overall difficulty level of the exam, expected cut off marks of SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam etc. Apart from the overall difficulty level, the article also aims to provide section-wise analysis of SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam by some coaching institutes. Read through SBI Clerk mains exam analysis 2018 and know how did the exam go this year.

 

The mains exam of SBI Clerk 2018 is being conducted for a duration of 2 hours and 40 minutes and candidates have to answer 190 multiple choice questions carrying 1 mark each. The questions are from General /Financial Awareness, English, Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Computer Ability. 

 

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis (Mains) 2018 by Bankers Adda (Slot I)

 

The order in which sections appeared in the SBI Clerk Mains Exam was- GA, English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude.

 

Overall the level of the examination was Moderate to Difficult.

 

SBI Clerk Overall Analysis 2018

SECTIONS

GOOD ATTEMPTS

English Language

23-28

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

21-26

Quantitative Aptitude

25-29

General Awareness

27-32

TOTAL

113-125

 

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis - QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (Moderate - Difficult)

 

The level of quantitative aptitude was moderate to difficult. As per the review shared by aspirants who appeared for this exam this section was calculative and time-consuming. There were six sets of DI :

  • Caselet- boats and stream based

  • Bar Graph- Data related to Profit and SP was given

  • Pie Chart - Partnership based (3Ques)

  • 2 Sets of Tabular DI

  • Pie Chart- Data related to countries and percentage was given

Out of these six DIs the Bar Graph, and Pie Chart ones were relatively less time consuming

 

The questions were:

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation

27

Difficult and Calculative

Approximation

5

Moderate- Difficult

Quantity-1, Quantity-2

5

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5

Moderate-Difficult

Data Sufficiency

3

Difficult

Miscellaneous (Boat and Stream, Mixture and Allegation, Time and Work etc)

5

Difficult

Total

50

Moderate-Difficult

 

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis - ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Moderate)

 

The level of General English Section in the 1st shift of SBI Junior Associate Mains Exam was Moderate. There were three sets of Reading Comprehension (small passages) related to the following themes:

  • A passage related to the education system, No question of vocabulary (antonym/synonym) was asked in this RC set and there was a question of phrase replacement

  • Second RC passage was based on an article related to typo errors, there was 1 question of vocabulary with this RC set

  • The third passage was related to retaining of customers and customer satisfaction, there were a total of 5 questions in this RC set and 1 question was of fillers

Vocabulary based questions were also there in this year's SBI Clerk Mains 2018 exam. A new pattern was introduced where in a line four words were marked as bold, and among those four only one word did not have any spelling error. Candidates had to identify the correct word and mark its antonym (opposite meaning) word among the given options.

 

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2018 (Mains) - ENGLISH

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

12

Moderate

Vocabulary Based (Identify Synonym/Antonym)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Single Filler

5

Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement

1

Moderate

Connectors

4

Moderate

Idioms and Phrases

3

Moderate

Cloze Test

5

Moderate

Vocabulary Based (Identify correctly spelt word and mark its antonym)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Total

40

Moderate


SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2018 - REASONING AND COMPUTER APTITUDE (Moderate-Difficult)


This section had 50 questions and The level of reasoning was moderate- difficult. There were NO questions of computer aptitude. Following were types of puzzles asked in reasoning section of SBI Junior Associate Mains exam:

  • Square Seating Arrangement, 8 persons, people seating at corners liked fruits and people seated in the middle liked flowers.

  • Direction and distance based puzzle, horses were to be arranged

  • Circular Seating Arrangement

  • Floor-Cards based puzzle

  • Month based Puzzle, 3 months, 3 dates, persons and their weights had to be arranged

  • Linear (2 parallel lines) seating arrangement, arrange vehicle facing north and south

The questions were:

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles

30

Difficult

Coding Decoding

5

Difficult

Coded Blood Relation

3

Moderate

Input- Output

5

Moderate-Difficult

Logical ( Couse of Action, Statement and Assumption, Consequence)

3

Moderate-Difficult

Numerical Series

4

Easy-Moderate

Total

50

 

Difficult


SBI Clerk
Mains Exam Analysis 2018 - GENERAL AWARENESS (Moderate)

 

This section had 50 questions and a time limit of 35 minutes. Overall the level of this section was Moderate. Most of the questions were from the current affairs of May, June and July. Near about 8-10 questions related to Banking and Financial Awareness were also there and 4-5 questions from static general awareness.

 

 

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2018 (Mains) by Career Launcher

 

A total of 190 questions had to be answered in 160 minutes. All the other sections, except the English Language section, were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. There was a negative marking of one-fourth marks assigned to that question for every incorrect answer.

 

SBI Clerk Overall Exam Analysis 2018 (Mains)

Section

Total Questions

Total Marks

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Time Taken (In Minutes)

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

Easy-Moderate

30-35

35

General English

40

40

Moderate

22-27

35

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Moderate-Difficult

25-28

45

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

Moderate-Difficult

21-25

45

Total

190

200

Moderate-Difficult

115-125

160

Note: Section wise and overall cut-offs are not uniform for all states.

 

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis - General/Financial Awareness:

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Most of the questions came from the Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness and Current Affairs of last 3-4 months. There were some questions from the static section of General Awareness.

 

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2018 - General English:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Reading comprehension – based on education system (There was a question of phrase replacement.)

4

Moderate

Reading comprehension – based on typo errors (There was a question of vocabulary.)

3

Moderate

Reading comprehension – based on customer satisfaction (There was a question of fill in the blank.)

5

Moderate

Fill in the blanks (Single FIB)

5

Moderate

Vocabulary based - Synonym/Antonym based

5

Moderate-Difficult

Statement Connection

4

Moderate

Para jumbles

1

Moderate

Cloze Test (Bold words were given in place of FIB in the passage.)

5

Moderate

Spot the error - In a sentence 4 words marked as bold and among these 4 only one word did not have any spelling error. (Identify correctly spelt word and mark its antonym.)

5

Moderate

Phrase Replacement

3

Moderate-Difficult

 

The overall difficulty of this section was moderate.

 

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis - Quantitative Aptitude:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Comparison of 2 Quantities: Quantity I and Quantity II

5

Moderate

Comparison of variables – Quadratic Equations

5

Easy- Moderate

DI (Pie Chart- Partnership based)

3

Moderate -Difficult

DI (Table based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Table based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Pie Chart based- Countries and percentage were given)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Bar Graph based –Profit and Selling price based)

5

Moderate –Difficult

DI (Caselet based – Boat and Stream based)

5

Moderate -Difficult

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant based –Time and work, Mixture & Alligation, Boat and Stream etc.)

7

Easy-Moderate

 

The DI sets were calculation based and time consuming. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

 

SBI Clerk Analysis 2018 - Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of difficulty

AR (Square Seating Arrangement- 8 persons – Fruits/Flowers based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (2 Parallel rows arrangement –vehicle facing north /south)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – Floor/cards based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – months/dates/persons and their weights – arrangement)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Directions –Horses/Distances - arrangement

5

Moderate-Difficult

Input-output

5

Moderate

Symbol based Blood Relation

5

Moderate

Logical Reasoning (Course of action, statement and assumption etc.)

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate

 

The sets of Analytical Reasoning were moderate-difficult and lengthy. Level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult. There were no questions from Computer Aptitude and there were no questions of syllogism.

 

SBI Clerk Cut off 2018

State bank of India releases the SBI Clerk cut off for both prelims and mains exam. The SBI Clerk Cut off for preliminary examination has been released along with the result. The cut off includes the category-wise and state wise qualifying marks which candidates must secure in order to be eligible for appearing in the mains exam. The mains cut off of SBI Clerk 2018 will be released by various coaching institutes after the conclusion of the test. The exam authority will declare the SBI Clerk cut off score for mains exam along with the declaration of the result in the last week of August 2018.

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