SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: Trend 2018, 2019 & 2020

23rd April 2021: In this article, we will analyze all three sections i.e Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and English. By comparing the SBI Clerk Prelims paper 2020,2019 & 2018 we have prepared a chart along with a tabular representation which will help you understand the examination trend. We will try to explain to you through these charts, the topics that were predominant and the topics which were not asked primarily. This will help you in making a proper strategy to score highly in these exams. The marks distribution is a clear indication of what you can expect in the exams.

SBI Clerk Prelims: Reasoning Section

In the Reasoning section, it can be seen that a minimum of 15 questions of puzzles and seating arrangement always ask in the SBI clerk exam. Questions of number series/alphanumeric series have been asked for the last 3 years. For SBI Clerk 2021, we can say that the most important topics that a student should cover are Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Syllogs & Number Series. These topics comprise more than 70% of the Syllabus.

No. of Questions asked in SBI Clerk Prelims
Topics 2020 2019 2018
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 15 15
Direction Sense 5 0 3
Numeric Series 5 1 5
Syllogism 4 5 0
Inequality 3 5 0
Alphabet Based Series 3 5 5
Blood Relation 0 4 2
Data Sufficiency 0 0 3
Coding-Decoding 0 0 2

SBI Clerk Prelims: Quantitative Aptitude Section

In the quantitative aptitude section, arithmetic word problems always ask in the exam, so this topic should always be prepared. Minimum 8-10 questions asked from the simplification topic and the data interpretation is a must. You can check the rest details from the table and chart given below. Tabular & Pie Chart DI are the most important for SBI Clerk Prelims. For the Arithmetic Part, the important chapters are SI, CI, Speed, Distance & Time, Percentage, Average, Ratio, Proportion & Partnership, Time & Work, Ages, etc. We are also providing a dedicated study plan for SBI Clerk, do check it now.

No. of Questions asked in SBI Clerk Prelims
Topics 2020 2019 2018
Number Series (Missing) 5 5 5
DI (Data Interpretation) 5 7 5
Quadratic Equations 5 5 5
Simplification 10 10 8
Arithmetic Word Problem 10 8 12

SBI Clerk Prelims: English Language Section

In the English section, the most number of questions asked from the reading comprehension. And after that topic, sentence rearrangement is the constant topic that is asked every year. So, to crack SBI Clerk Prelims exam an aspirant needs to work very hard on his reading skills so that RCs & Sentence Rearrangement can be solved easily. For English as well, we have launched a BASIC English Study Plan, do check it.

No. of Questions
Topic 2020 2019 2018
RCs (Reading Comprehension) 10 10 7
Sentence Correction 5 5 0
Word Correction 5 0 0
Cloze Test 5 5 0
Sentence Rearrangement 5 5 5
Single Fillers (word) 0 5 5
Phrase Replacement 0 0 5
Error Detection 0 0 8


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