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SBI Clerk Prelims 2018: This year for the first time there was a sectional timing of 20 minutes. Overall, the exam level is moderate.

SBI Clerk Prelims 2018: The exam was held to fill over 9000 vacancies of Junior Associate post (customer support and sales) in clerical cadre across India.

SBI Clerk Prelims 2018: Today, on June 23, lakhs of students appeared for the State Bank of India (SBI) Clerk preliminary examination at various centres across the country. The prelims were postponed last month and the state-run bank did not give any reason for the postponement of the examination. The exam was held to fill over 9000 vacancies of Junior Associate post (customer support and sales) in clerical cadre across India. This year for the first time there was a sectional timing of 20 minutes. The exam was conducted in four time slots: 2 each in morning and evening.100 questions were asked which were to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections were available in both English and Hindi except English Language. For every correct answer 1 mark will be given and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Students who appeared for the first shift of the exam found the overall exam level as moderate. Candidates can check section wise analysis here. There were four sections from which questions were asked.

— English Language: Good attempt (15 to 18)

— Reasoning Ability: Good attempt (19 to 22)

— Numerical Ability: Good attempt (22 to 25)

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

Almost following the old pattern, this section’s difficulty was found to be easy to moderate by aspirants. Questions on ‘Spot the Error’ were based on fundamentals of grammar and those from the RC passage were mainly factual. Two questions were from vocabulary (1 synonym and 1 antonym).

Reasoning (Moderate)

This section was a little time consuming and tricky, as there was data sufficiency which was usually asked in mains. Aspirants should have first tried to solve question which were direct and less time consuming (like series and coding decoding) and should have then moved on to puzzle and sitting arrangement which were of 15 marks. There were three sets of five questions each from parallel seating arrangement, data arrangement and data arrangement (people and their researches based). No syllogism questions were asked this year. The difficulty level of this section was moderate.

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Numerical Ability (Easy)

As per the feedback, this was an easy section where one can easily fetch more than marks. Questions based on simplification, data interpretation should have been answered first and then miscellaneous topic should have been taken care of. There was one 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.

Overall, the exam level is moderate.

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 1st Slot

The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate.

English Language

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was easy-moderate.

Reading Comprehension – 7 Questions

Error Detection – 8 Questions

Sentence Rearrangement – 5 Questions

Phrase Replacement – 5 Questions

Fillers – 5 Questions

Numerical Ability The overall difficulty level of this section was easy-moderate. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the questions asked.

Missing Number Series – 5 Questions Data Interpretation – 5 Questions Quadratic Equations – 5 Questions Simplification – 8 Questions Mensuration – 2 Questions Time, Speed & Distance – 2 Questions Simple & Compound Interest – 1 Question Profit & Loss – 1 Question Time & Work – 1 Question Miscellaneous – 5 Questions

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. While questions were mostly easy, the puzzles asked were comparatively difficult. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section.

Puzzles – 15 Questions

Alpha-numeric series – 5 Questions

Numeric series – 5 Questions

Direction Sense – 3 Questions

Data Sufficiency – 3 Questions

Coding Decoding – 2 Questions

Blood Relations – 2 Questions

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 23rd June 2018 – 2nd Slot

The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate.

English Language

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Reading comprehension and sentence rearrangement were of moderate level and rests were easy. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the English section.

Reading Comprehension: 10 Questions

Error Detection: 5 Questions

Sentence Rearrangement: 5 Questions

Phrase Replacement: 5 Questions

Fillers: 5 Questions

Numerical Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate again. DI questions were moderate and rest all of the questions were easy to moderate. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the numerical ability section.

Number Series: 5 Questions

Data Interpretation: 5 Questions

Simplification: 9 Questions

Approximation: 6 Questions

Arithmetic Problems: 10 Questions

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. While questions were mostly easy, the puzzles and seating arrangement questions asked were comparatively difficult. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 15 Questions

Alpha-numeric Series: 5 Questions

Coding Decoding: 5 Questions

Direction Sense: 3 Questions

Blood Relation: 2 Questions

Alphabet: 3 Questions

Numerical Series: 2 Questions

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 23rd June 2018 – 3rd Slot

The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate.

English Language

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Questions were asked around Reading Comprehension, Sentence rearrangement and single fillers. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the English section.

Reading Comprehension: 10 Questions

Sentence Correction: 5 Questions

Sentence Rearrangement: 5 Questions

Spellings: 5 Questions

Fillers: 10 Questions

Numerical Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. Tabular DI questions were included in this slot. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the numerical ability section.

Number Series: 5 Questions

Data Interpretation: 5 Questions

Simplification: 5 Questions

Approximation: 5 Questions

Data Sufficiency: 5 Questions

Arithmetic Problems: 10 Questions

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was of moderate level. Apart from puzzles, all other questions were fairly easy and scoring. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section.

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 12

Alpha-numeric Series: 5

Blood Relation: 5

Direction Sense: 5

Inequalities: 5

Alphabet: 1

Numerical Series: 2

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 23rd June 2018 – 4th Slot

The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate.

English Language

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy. There were no surprises in this slot. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the English section.

Reading Comprehension: 8 Questions

Error Spotting: 6 Questions

Sentence Rearrangement: 6 Questions

Spellings: 5 Questions

Fillers: 5 Questions

Numerical Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Two sets of DI were included in this slot. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the numerical ability section.

Data Interpretation: 10 Questions

Simplification: 10 Questions

Approximation: 5 Questions

Arithmetic Problems: 10 Questions

Reasoning

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The overall difficulty level of this section was of easy to moderate level. Compared to puzzles, all other questions were fairly easy and scoring. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section.

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 15 Questions

Alpha-numeric Series: 2 Questions

Blood Relation: 4 Questions

Direction Sense: 2 Questions

Inequalities: 2 Questions

Alphabet: 2 Questions

Order and Ranking: 3 Questions

Numerical Series: 5 Questions.