SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2018 by Career Launcher

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2018 by Career Launcher – SBI Clerk preliminary exam 2018 was successfully conducted on June 30, 24 and 23. State Bank of India conducted the exam in four-time slots: 2 each in morning and evening. A total of 100 questions had to be answered by the candidates in 60 minutes. All the sections, except the 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. Careers360 brings here SBI Clerk preliminary exam analysis 2018 by Career Launcher wherein Mayank Garg, Mentor at the institute tells us how different and difficult the SBI Clerk exam was and how much weightage was given to different topics in each section for all the days.

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2018 by Career Launcher (June 30) - Slot IV

 

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Overall Analysis of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 ( Day 3, Slot 4)

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 Analysis

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 Analysis

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 Analysis

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.

 

 

 SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2018 (June 30) - Slot III

 

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Overall Analysis of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 (Day 3, Slot 3)

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

 

English Language Analysis

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 Analysis

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 Analysis

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 2018 (June 30) - Slot II

 

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Overall Analysis of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 (Day 3, Slot 2)

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

 

English Language Analysis

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 Analysis

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 Analysis

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 Preliminary Exam Analysis 2018 (June 30) - Slot I

 

The detailed analysis of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 by Career Launcher is as follows:

 

Overall Analysis of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 ( Day 3, Slot 1)

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

 

English Language Analysis

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 Analysis

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series (Completion of Series)

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 Analysis

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 Preliminary Exam Analysis 2018 (June 24) - Slot II 

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 (Overall Analysis – Day 2, Slot 2)

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

6875

6065

60

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

English Language Analysis

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 Analysis

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 Analysis

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. 

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (June 24, 2018) - Slot I

 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.

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

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 (June 23, 2018) - Slot I, II and III

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Analysis 2018 – Slot 4

 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

66–72

59–65

60

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

 

English Language-Slot 4

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Real Life Based)

7

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy

Spot the Error (word based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word)

8

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

5

Easy

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. 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-Slot 4

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series (Series Completion)

5

Easy

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart based)

5

Easy

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

1

Easy

Time, Speed and Distance

1

Easy-Moderate

Time and Work

2

Easy-Moderate

Mixtures & Allegations

1

Easy

Ages

1

Easy

Partnership

1

Easy-Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy

Average

1

Easy

Miscellaneous (Quant based)

1

Easy

There was 1 set of five questions from Data Interpretation (Pie Chart based). The questions on Number Series were easy. 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 easy-to-moderate.

 

Reasoning Ability-Slot 4

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement)

5

Easy-Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy

Blood Relation – Set based

5

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

3

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

2

Easy

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy

 SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Analysis 2018 – Slot 3

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

6672

5965

60

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

English Language Analysis - Slot 3

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Real Life Based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy

Spot the Error (word-based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word)

10

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

5

Easy

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. 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 Analysis - Slot 3

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series (Series Completion)

5

Easy

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Table - Missing values based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

2

Easy

Time, Speed and Distance – Trains, Boat and Stream, Time and Work

3

Easy-Moderate

Mixtures & Allegations

2

Easy-Moderate

Ages

1

Easy

Miscellaneous (Quant based)

2

Easy-Moderate

There was 1 set of five questions from Data Interpretation (Table - Missing values based). The questions on Number Series were easy. 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 easy-to-moderate.

Reasoning Ability Analysis - Slot 3

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement: Box based – 7 boxes)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Floor based)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement)

5

Easy-Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy

Blood Relation – Set based

5

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

3

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

2

Easy

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy

There were three sets of five questions each from circular seating arrangement, data arrangement (floor based) and data arrangement (box based). No syllogism questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Analysis 2018 (June 23, 2018) – Slot 2

 

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

66–72

59–65

60

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

English Language SectionAnalysis – Slot 2

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Career choices Based)

7

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy

Spot the Error (word-based: 4 highlighted words given. Candidate has to find out the incorrect word)

8

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Improvement

5

Easy

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 Section Analysis– Slot 2

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series

5

Easy

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Line Graph)

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic Based (Time, Speed and Distance – Trains, Boat and Stream, Time and Work, Mensuration-2D, Partnership, Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Percentage, Age, Mixtures & Allegations, 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 Number Series were easy. 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 easy-to-moderate.

 

Reasoning Ability SectionAnalysis– Slot 2

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – single row)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Numerical based)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Circular Seating Arrangement – with 1 more information)

5

Moderate

Coding-Decoding – Set based

5

Easy

Blood Relation – Set based

5

Easy-Moderate

Directions – Set based

3

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

Numerical Series

2

Easy

There were three sets of five questions each from linear seating arrangement, data arrangement (numerical based) and circular seating arrangement- with 1 more information. No syllogism and mathematical inequalities questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

 

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Analysis (June 23, 2018) - Slot I

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

66–72

59–65

60

English Language SectionAnalysis– Slot 1

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Industry/ Employment Based)

7

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Easy

Spot the Error (Old Pattern)

8

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

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 fundamentals of grammar. 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 AbilitySectionAnalysis– Slot 1

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series (Series Completion)

5

Easy

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart)

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic Based (Time, Speed and Distance – Trains, Boat and Stream, Time and Work, Mensuration-2D, Partnership, Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Percentage, Age, Mixtures & Allegations, Profit, Loss and Discount, Average etc.)

10

Easy-Moderate

There was 1 set of five questions from Data Interpretation (pie-chart based). The questions on Number Series were easy. 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 easy-to-moderate. 

Reasoning Ability SectionAnalysis– Slot 1

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – 2 parallel rows – 12 persons)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – single row)

2

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Floor based – 5 floors)

2

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Years and books based)

5

Easy-Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – people and their researches based)

5

 

Coding-Decoding

2

Easy

Blood Relation – Set based

2

Easy-Moderate

Directions

2

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

Numerical Series

5

Easy

There were three sets of five questions each from parallel seating arrangement, data arrangement (years and books based) and data arrangement (people and their researches based). No syllogism questions were asked this year. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

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First Published On : 23 Jun 2018 04:07 PM IST

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