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SBI Clerk Main Exam 2016 Analysis
SBI Clerk Main Exam 2016 Analysis

Did you appear for the SBI Clerk Main exam today?

The SBI Clerk Main exam was held on 25th and 26th June 2016. A total of 190 questions had to be answered in 160 minutes. Each incorrect answer will reduce the score by 1/4th marks assigned to the respective question. Except General English, the rest of the objective questions was in a bilingual format that is, in English and Hindi. You may note the sectional time limit has been introduced for the first time in this exam.

You may view the detailed State Bank of India Clerk Main Exam (June 26, 2016) First Slot Analysis here:

The detailed break-up of the SBI Clerk Main 26th June, First slot is as follows:

SectionTotal QuestionsTotal MarksLevel of DifficultyGood AttemptsTime Taken (In Minutes)
General/Financial Awareness5050Easy to Moderate38-4035
General English4040Moderate28-3035
Quantitative Aptitude5050Difficult30-3245
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude5060Moderate38-4045
Total190200Moderate to Difficult134-142160

SBI Clerk Main 26th June 2016 – General/Financial Awareness sectional analysis:

Most of the questions were from the Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness and Current Affairs of last 3-4 months. There were some questions from static GK. There were 10 to 12 questions asked from Computer Aptitude. The questions were based on Binary number digit. A well-prepared candidate could have attempted 38-40 questions.

SBI Clerk Main 26th June 2016 – General English sectional analysis: 

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Fill in the blanks (2 blanks each)5Moderate
Para-Jumble5Moderate
Cloze Test10Easy to Moderate
Spelling Errors5Easy
Reading Comprehension (2 passages)15Easy to Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. The questions were primarily based on the fundamentals of grammar. An overall attempt of 28-30 questions can be considered as a good attempt.

SBI Clerk Main 26th June 2016 – Quantitative Aptitude sectional analysis:

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Approximation/Simplification5Easy
Number Series5Difficult
Data Interpretation (Table based)5Moderate
Data Interpretation (Line graph)5Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy
Miscellaneous (Numbers, Ages, Percentage, SI & CI, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Profit & Loss, Work and Time, Speed and Distance, Average, Mixture and Alligation, Mensuration, Boat & Stream, etc.)25Moderate to difficult

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult and a well-prepared candidate could easily attempt 30-32 questions. Questions based on Arithmetic were difficult and time-consuming.

SBI Clerk Main 26th June 2016 – Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude sectional analysis: 

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Blood Relations3Easy
Diagram (Based on triangles and dots)2Easy
Coding-Decoding5Easy
Inequalities5Moderate
Input-output5Easy to moderate
Data sufficiency5Moderate
Alpha numeric series5Easy to Moderate
Row arrangement5Easy to Moderate
Puzzles (2 sets)10Moderate to difficult
Circular Arrangement5Easy to Moderate

There was no question from Computer Aptitude. Level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult. There were no syllogism questions. A new set of questions was introduced in the form of some triangle and dot symbol. An overall attempt of 38-40 questions can be considered as a good attempt.

You may view the detailed State Bank of India Clerk Main Exam (June 25, 2016) First Slot Analysis here:

The detailed break-up of the SBI Clerk Main 25th June, First slot is as follows:

SectionTotal QuestionsTotal MarksLevel of DifficultyGood AttemptsTime Taken (In Minutes)
General/Financial Awareness5050Easy to moderate36-4035
General English4040Easy to moderate30-3235
Quantitative Aptitude5050Moderate to difficult28-3245
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude5060Moderate to difficult38-4245
Total190200Moderate to difficult136-150160

 

SBI Clerk Main 25th June 2016 – General/Financial Awareness sectional analysis:

Most of the questions came from the Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness, and Current Affairs sections. There were some questions from the static section of General Awareness.

SBI Clerk Main 25th June 2016 – General English sectional analysis: 

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Sentence Completion (Fill in the blank(s))5Easy to moderate
Para-jumble5Moderate
Cloze test (based on food)10Easy
Sentence Correction5Easy
Reading comprehension15Moderate

The overall difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. The questions were more or less based on the fundamentals of grammar.

SBI Clerk Main 25th June 2016 – Quantitative Aptitude sectional analysis:

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Approximation/Simplification5Easy
Comparison of variables5Easy
Number series5Easy
Data Interpretation (Table based)5Easy to moderate
Data Interpretation (Line graph)5Easy to moderate
Miscellaneous (Numbers, Ages, Percentage, SI and CI, Ratio and proportion, Partnership, PLD, Work, and time, Time, speed and distance, Average, Mixture and Alligation, Mensuration, Geometry, etc.)25Moderate to difficult

The overall level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult.

SBI Clerk Main 25th June 2016 – Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude sectional analysis:   

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of difficulty
Blood Relations2Easy
Venn diagram (Based on triangles and circles)3Easy
Coding-Decoding5Easy
Mathematical inequalities5Moderate
Input-output5Easy to moderate
Data sufficiency5Moderate
Alphanumeric series5Easy
Row arrangement (12 persons in 2 rows, north – south)5Moderate to difficult
Data arrangement (Floors/colour based)5Moderate to difficult
Data arrangement (Blood relation/Linear arrangement based)5Moderate to difficult
Data arrangement (Increasing/decreasing order based)5Moderate to difficult

There was no question from Computer Aptitude. The level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult.

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