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SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2019 and Review for Shift – 1

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2019

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2019: State Bank of India (SBI) conducts objective type exams every year for the recruitment of clerical cadre. SBI Clerk Mains exam shift-1 is over now. Students must be waiting for the analysis and review to prepare for the upcoming banking exams. Adda247 has covered every minute detail of the SBI Clerk mains exam 2019 to help the banking aspirants to make their career. We will provide you with the types of questions asked, level of difficulty and if there was any change introduced in the exam. So students stay tuned on this page for the SBI Clerk mains 2019 exam analysis of both the shifts and check the section-wise details of it. Overall the level of this shift was Moderate to difficult. You can also check GA Questions asked in today’s SBI Clerk Mains 2019  (10th August, 1st shift). Do check SBI Clerk Mains Cut Off, the expected one. Mail us the state for which you have appeared in this year’s SBI Exam and your good attempts to



SBI Clerk Mains 2019 Exam Analysis (OVER-ALL):

English Language  23-28
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude  14-19
Quantitative Aptitude 21-24
General Awareness 32-37
TOTAL 97-108
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2019 (Quantitative Aptitude): The level of quantitative aptitude was moderate. As per the review shared by aspirants who appeared for SBI Clerk mains 2019 exam, this section was a bit time consuming and lengthy. There were three sets of DI  based on the following 

  • Pie Chart+Tabulation
  • Bar graph it was calculative and based on percentage.
  • Tabular DI

There were 7 questions from Wrong number series, out of which some questions were of conventional type and the rest of the questions were different than usual- Each question included two wrong series to be solved.

Questions from data sufficiency were based on Boat and stream, profit and loss and CI+SI

The questions were:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation  19 Moderate
Data sufficiency 6 Moderate
Wrong number series 7 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Arithmetic) 18 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate
In this section there were many arithmetic9miscellaneous questions from the following topics: 

  • Profit and loss
  • Time and work
  • Average
  • Boat and stream
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Simple interest and Compound Interest


ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Moderate-Difficult)
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2019 (English Language): This section was of moderate level. This year’s SBI Clerk mains 2019 English section was comprised of many Reading Comprehensions. In this year’s examination, different topics like word rearrangement, cloze test/fillers, inference based questions, passage-based questions all were clubbed into various short passages of reading comprehension. So we can categorize reading comprehensions into two types- One which included many inference based question and passage related question and second which included questions of word rearrangement and fillers. 

A different type of fillers was asked in this exam-Where in the question two words were given along with three sentences with on blank in each sentence. The candidate had to identify the one sentence in which both the words will fit making it grammatically and meaningfully correct. There were 5 such questions in the English language section.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  17 Moderate
Vocabulary Based (Identify Synonym/Antonym) 5 Moderate
Error Detection 1 Moderate
Passage including 2 inference based question and 3 fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Passage with word replacement and inference based questions 2 Moderate-Difficult
Fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Behavior-inference based questions 5 Difficult
Total 40 Moderate-Difficult


SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2019 (Reasoning & Computer Aptitude): This section had 50 questions and the level of reasoning was Moderate-difficult. Following were types of puzzles asked in reasoning section of SBI Junior Associate Mains Exam 2019: 

  • Liner seating arrangement-Six members all were facing north and age was given (two-variable seating arrangement)
  • Linear seating arrangement- 7 members facing north-south 
  • Month based puzzle with blood relation-8 members, 3 months and 3 years were given 
  • Random arrangement based puzzle-3 teachers, 5 subjects and  classes were given
  • Box based puzzle-9 boxes and numbers of pens were given
  • Order and ranking based puzzle- Designation and  Year of joining of employees in a company were given (two-variable) 


The questions were: 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 
Coded Inequality 

5 Moderate
Direction sense

Machine Input- Output

Logical ( Couse of Action, Statement, and Assumption, Consequence)


Alphabet based series


50 Difficult

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2019 (General Awareness): This section had 50 questions and a time limit of 35 minutes. Overall the level of this section was Moderate. Most of the questions were from the current affairs of January-July. Approx 32-34 questions were from this section. Around 10-12 were asked from banking awareness section. 3-4 questions were based on the budget. 


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