SBI Clerk 2014 – Exam Analysis – 19th July (Morning Session)

The State Bank of India conducted on-line examination
for the very first time
, for the recruitment of Clerk,
across the country on the
 19th July 2014.  Please find below the analysis of
today’s morning session paper.

There were 200 questions in the objective paper, which had to
be answered in 135 minutes. There were four sections in all – Reasoning,
Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness + Computer
Knowledge + Marketing Awareness. There was negative marking of one-fourth or
0.25 of the marks assigned to that question for all the sections.
Overall the examination was Easy. The questions
in Numerical Ability, Reasoning and English were a bit lengthy but can be
solved easily. That’s exactly the point where results might make a difference.
Computer Knowledge, Marketing Awareness and General Awareness sections were
easy.

PATTERN OF THE EXAM

The
pattern of test was as follows:
Section
Total Questions
Max. Marks
Level of
Difficulty
Possible Attempts
Reasoning
40
40
Easy/Moderate
30 – 33
Quantitative
Aptitude
40
40
Easy/Moderate
30
 – 32
GA
40
40
Easy
26 – 30
English Language
40
40
Moderate
30
– 35
Computer+Marketing
40
40
Difficult
25 – 30
Total

200
200
144
– 160


Reasoning 
The
overall difficulty level of this section was Easy/ Moderate. Questions were as
follows-
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Seating
    Arrangement
  • Circle
    Arrangement
  • North-South
    Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Blood
    Relation
  • Data
    Sufficiency

English Language
The level
of this question is Moderate based. The section comprised of questions based on
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Error
    Spotting
  • Reading
    Comprehension
  • Para-jumbles
  • Cloze
    test.

Quantitative Aptitude

The level of the paper was easy/moderate. The question were asked on the following topics –
  • Simplification
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Series
  • Profit and Loss
  • Average

General Awareness
This
section was quite easy. The questions were asked on the following topics – 
  • Awards
  • Currency
  • Important
    days
  • Headquarters
    of UN
  • Games and
    Trophy Relation
  • RBI
  • SBI
  • Current
    Account Deficit
  • Countries
    and Capital
  • Counsel Ministers
    of New Govt
  • Indian
    Budget
  • Recent
    Appointments
  • Technology

Computer Knowledge/Marketing Awareness

This section was bit
difficult to solve and the level was difficult.
  • Computer Knowledge
    Really very easy and basic question.
  • Marketing Awareness
    The questions asked in the Marketing were very difficult. They were application
    based and were difficult to understand.

Disclaimer: All information provide above are based on independent
analysis made by Bankersadda and Career Power. We do not take responsibility
for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.