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SBI Clerk Prelims Analysis
SBI Clerk Prelims Analysis

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State Bank of India Clerk Preliminary Exam (June 4, 2016) Analysis (First Slot)

Today is the fifth day of the five dates allotted for SBI Clerk (Prelims) Exam 2016. The exam is conducted in four shifts.

A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the other sections, except the English Language section, were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. Each question had 5 options and was of 1 mark each. There was a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

The detailed break-up of the paper is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Approximate Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

16-20

15-18

15

Numerical Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

18-22

16-20

25

Reasoning Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

20-24

18-22

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

54-66

49-60

60

PS: The overall difficulty level and pattern of the exam was almost similar to that of the previous slots.

Expected Cutoffs:

Subject

General

SC/ST/OBC

English Language (Out of 30)

10-12

6-9

Numerical Ability (Out of 35)

8-10

6-9

Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)

12-14

9-12

Overall (Out of 100)

48-50

42-45

 

English Language:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Story Based)

10

Easy-Moderate

Spelling Correction

5

Easy

Para-jumbles (Story Based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Correction

5

Easy

Cloze Test (Story Based)

5

Easy

Reading Comprehension was based on a story of two ladies who made soup. Para-jumble was based on the debate in a court about rich and poor. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. An overall attempt of 16-20 questions can be considered as a good attempt.

Numerical Ability:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Number Series

5

Easy-Moderate

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Table Graph)

5

Easy

Boat and Stream

1

Easy

Time and Work

1

Easy

Speed and Distance

1

Easy

Mensuration

3

Easy-Moderate

Ratio and Proportion

1

Easy

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

1

Easy-Moderate

Percentage

2

Easy

Mixtures & Allegations

1

Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Moderate

Average

1

Easy

Miscellaneous (Quant Based)

2

Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate and a well-prepared candidate could easily attempt 18-22 questions. There were no questions from Quadratic Equations.

Reasoning Ability:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of difficulty

Directions

3

Easy

Blood Relations

4

Easy

Missing Number Series

5

Easy

Coding-Decoding

3

Easy

Analytical Reasoning (Days of week)

5

Easy

Sitting Arrangement (Circular)

5

Easy-Moderate

Inequalities

5

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. A student should have attempted at least 20 questions. No question was asked from Syllogism.

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

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Team CL

 

State Bank of India Clerk Preliminary Exam (May 28, 2016) Analysis (First Slot)

Today is the second day of the five dates allotted for SBI Clerk (Prelims) Exam 2016. It is being conducted for the first time and will span over a period of two weeks, ending June 05, 2016. It would be conducted in four-time slots -2 each in morning and evening. A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark while each incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.

The detailed break-up of the paper is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Approximate Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

16-22

15-20

15

Numerical Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

18-24

16-22

25

Reasoning Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

18-24

16-22

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

55-65

52-58

60

PS: The overall difficulty level and pattern of the exam was almost similar to that of the previous slots.

Expected Cutoffs:

Subject

General

SC/ST/OBC

English Language (Out of 30)

10-12

6-9

Numerical Ability (Out of 35)

8-10

6-9

Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)

12-14

9-12

Overall (Out of 100)

48-50

42-45

 

English Language:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Story Based)

10

Easy

Spelling Correction

5

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles (Story Based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Correction

5

Easy

Cloze Test (Story Based)

5

Easy

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

Numerical Ability:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series

5

Easy

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy

Data Interpretation (Table)

5

Easy

Boat and Stream

1

Easy

Time and Work

1

Easy

Mensuration-2D

1

Easy-Moderate

Partnership

1

Easy

Ratio and Proportion

1

Easy

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

1

Easy-Moderate

Percentage

1

Easy

Age

1

Easy

Mixtures & Allegations

1

Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Moderate

Average

1

Easy

Miscellaneous (Quant Based)

4

Moderate

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

Reasoning Ability:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Directions

2

Easy

Blood Relations

2

Easy

Ranking

1

Easy

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy

Analytical Reasoning(Days)

5

Easy-Moderate

Circular Arrangement

5

Easy-Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

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

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

All the Best!
Team CL

Our CL’s expert team has equally worked hard to bring to you –¬†SBI Clerk Prelim 22 May 2016 – Analysis.

SBI Clerk (Prelims) Exam – 2016 flagged off on May 22, 2016. This exam is being conducted for the first time. It is being held in four time slots. The exam will span over a period of two weeks, ending June 05, 2016. A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark while each incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.

The detailed break-up of the paper is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Approximate Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

19-23

17-20

15

Numerical Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

16-20

15-18

25

Reasoning Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

21-24

20-22

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

58-65

54-60

60

Expected Cutoffs

Subject

General

SC/ST/OBC

English Language (Out of 30)

10-12

6-9

Numerical Ability (Out of 35)

8-10

6-9

Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)

12-14

9-12

Overall (Out of 100)

48-50

42-45

 

English Language:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Story Based)

10

Easy

Spelling Correction

5

Easy-Moderate

Para-jumbles (Story Based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Correction

5

Easy

Cloze Test (Story Based)

5

Easy

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

Numerical Ability:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series

5

Moderate

Approximation/Simplification

10

Easy

Data Interpretation (Table)

5

Easy

Boat and Stream

1

Easy-Moderate

Time and Work

1

Easy

Mensuration-2D

1

Easy

Partnership

1

Easy-Moderate

Ratio and Proportion

1

Easy

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

1

Easy-Moderate

Percentage

1

Easy

Age

1

Easy

Mixtures & Allegations

1

Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy-Moderate

Average

1

Easy

Miscellaneous (Quant Based)

4

Moderate

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

Reasoning Ability:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Directions

2

Easy

Blood Relations

2

Easy-Moderate

Ranking

1

Easy

Analytical Reasoning (Floor Arrangement)

5

Easy

Coding-Decoding

5

Moderate

Analytical Reasoning

5

Easy-Moderate

Circular Arrangement

5

Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy-Moderate

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

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

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

All the Best!
Team CL

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6 COMMENTS

    • Hi Ramya,

      Overall expected cut-off for SC/ST category is 42-45. For section-wise expected cut-off, you may refer to the table given above. Wish you luck!

       

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