First two days of SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2018 are now over and the examination of some candidates is yet to be held on 30th of June. This time, SBI not only surprised all the banking aspirants by setting up a new trend of sectional timing but also, it was observed that the pattern of questions asked in all the shifts was not the same in the different shifts held throughout the day. The major changes seen in SBI Clerk Prelims Exams were observed in the number of questions and topics on which they were asked. Here is the detailed analysis of the changes observed in SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2018.

Changes Observed In Numerical Ability Section:

• Questions on mensuration were asked in the first shift whereas they were missing in rest of the three shifts.
• Missing Number Series were asked in the first three shifts whereas in the fourth sift, no number series were asked.
• Questions on approximation were asked in the last three shifts whereas they were missing in the last shift.
• Different types of DI's were asked in all the four shifts and a caselet too was asked in the fourth shift.
• In the 3rd shift there were questions on data sufficiency and in the rest of the shifts, they were missing.

 Shift-1 Shift-2 Shift-3 Shift-4 Topics Topics Topics Topics (Missing )Series (Missing )Series (Missing )Series Simplification Data Interpretation (Pie Chart) Data Interpretation (Line Graph) Data Interpretation (Tabular - Missing Values) Data Interpretation (Caselet, Bar) Quadratic Equations Simplification Simplification Approximation Simplification Approximation Approximation Arithmetic Word Problems Profit and Loss Arithmetic Word Problem Data Sufficiency Mensuration Arithmetic Word Problems Arithmetic Word Problems

Changes Observed In English Section:

• Phrase replacement based questions were asked in the first two shifts whereas tehy were missing in the last two shifts.
• There were no questions on spellings in the first shift.
• No error based questions were asked in the 2nd shift.

 Shift-1 Shift-2 Shift-3 Shift-4 Topic Topic Topic Topic Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension Sentence Rearrangement Sentence Rearrangement Sentence Rearrangement Sentence Rearrangement Phrase Replacement Phrase Replacement Spellings Spellings Error detection Single Filler Sentence Correction Fillers Fillers Spellings Fillers Error Detection

Changes Observed In Reasoning Section:

• Questions on coding-decoding were asked in the first two shifts whereas they were missing in the last two shifts.
• Questions on order and ranking were only asked in last shift.
• No questions on alphabets were there in the first shift while they were asked in rest of the three shifts.
• Questions on inequalities were asked only in the last two shifts.

 Shift-1 Shift-2 Shift-3 Shift-4 Topics Topics Topics Topics Alpha-numeric series Alpha-numeric series Alpha-numeric-symbol series Alpha-numeric series & Numerical Series Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Direction Sense Direction Sense Direction Sense Direction Sense Blood Relation Blood Relation Blood Relation Blood Relation Data Sufficiency Alphabet Inequalities Inequalities Coding Decoding Coding Decoding Alphabets Alphabets Numerical Series Numerical Series Numerical Series Order and Ranking

Be ready for a bolt from the blues and prepare accordingly.
All the best!!

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