SBI Clerk Question Paper: Types Of Questions Asked In SBI Clerk Prelims Exams Based on Previous Year Exam Analysis

Preparing for SBI Clerk 2020? Know the previous year's good attempt and exam topic wise analysis to know from where the questions are asked. Also, check the trend of 2018 and 2019 SBI Clerk Prelims Exam

SBI Clerk Question Paper: The State Bank Of India has recently released the call letter for the prelims exam of Junior Associate/ Clerk 2020. Exam is scheduled to take place from 22nd Feb, 29th feb, 1st March and 8th March 2020. Thus, students are only left with limited time to refine their final preparation for the exam. The best way to do that is to go through the last year question paper in order to get the idea of the difficulty level of the questions asked and the type of questions asked. Hence, we are providing you with last year types Of Questions Asked In SBI Clerk Prelims Exams Based on Previous Year Exam Analysis.

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2019 was of easy to moderate in level as per the exam analysis of all the shifts while SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2018 was moderate in nature. The exam analysis showed a varied trend.

Overall Good Attempts for SBI Clerk Prelims- Previous Years

In 2019, the number of good attempts were around 71-78 out of 100 questions and paper was of easy to moderate level. This means the cut-off marks went around 60-80 marks depending on the locality.

Sections No. of Questions Good Attempts Level of Difficulty
Numerical Ability 35 22-25 Moderate
Reasoning 35 25-27 Easy to Moderate
English Language 30 24-26 Easy
Total 100 71-78 Easy to Moderate

Overall Good Attempts for SBI Clerk Prelims 2018

In 2019, aspirants were able to make around 63-72 questions out of 100. The level of exam was moderate and for cut off check the link given below:

SBI Clerk Cut Off: Check Previous Years State Wise Minimum Qualifying Marks

The good attempts for 2018 prelims exam is as follows:

Sections No. of Questions Good Attempts Level of Difficulty
Numerical Ability 35 21-24 Moderate
Reasoning 35 22-25 Moderate
English Language 30 20-23 Easy to Moderate
Total 100 63-72 Moderate

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Section-wise Analysis

SBI Clerk Prelims has 3 sections: Numerical ability, Reasoning and English. We have come up with the topic wise division of each section for your ease. SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 was showing variability. The level of difficulty seems to be increased here. Candidates should check section wise topics from where the questions are asked:

Numerical Ability in SBI Clerk Prelims 2019

Generally questions are asked from DI, Simplification & Approximation. So, they are the most important topics. The question of Numerical Ability are asked from the following topics:

Topics
No. of Questions
Level
Wrong Number Series
05
Easy-Moderate
Data Interpretation
05
Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equations
05
Easy
Simplification & Approximation
10
Easy
Arithmetic Word Problem
10
Easy-Moderate
Total
35
Moderate

Numerical Ability in SBI Clerk Prelims 2018

Questions were asked from almost all the topics and the level was moderate. The topic wise questions asked are given below:

Topics
No. of Questions
Level
Data Interpretation (Line)
5
Moderate
Simplification
5
Easy
Quadratic Equation
5
Easy
Wrong Number Series
5
Easy-Moderate
Quantity 1, Quantity 2 Questions
5
Moderate
Data Sufficiency
5
Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems
5
Moderate
Total
35
Moderate
Reasoning in SBI Clerk Prelims 2019

Puzzles and seating arrangement are the areas from where the questions are asked. In SBI Clerk Prelims 2019, there were 4 sets of  Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:

  • Uncertain number of people (Facing North)
  • Day Based Puzzle
  • Month Based Puzzle (8 people, Arrangement of birthday according to chronological  order)
  • Parallel Row Linear Seating Arrangement (facing North-South)

Topic-wise number of questions with the level is given below:

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 18 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 03 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 04 Easy
Numeric Series 05 Easy
Coding Decoding 05 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning in SBI Clerk Prelims 2018

Reasoning carries a weighatge of 35 marks in total. Here is the topic-wise breakup:

Topics
No. of Questions
Level
Data Interpretation (Line)
5
Moderate
Simplification
5
Easy
Quadratic Equation
5
Easy
Wrong Number Series
5
Easy-Moderate
Quantity 1, Quantity 2 Questions
5
Moderate
Data Sufficiency
5
Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems
5
Moderate
Total
35
Moderate
English Language in SBI Clerk Prelims 2019

Reading comprehension is the area from where you can score well. The questions that are asked are generally theme, applications and vocabulary related in Reading Comprehension. Other than this, grammar plays a role in fillers and error detection. Here is the topic-wise question breakup of SBI Clerk Prelims Exam:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 05 Easy
Spelling Error 06 Easy
Error Detection 04 Easy
 Single Fillers (word) 05 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy

English Language in SBI Clerk Prelims 2018

English was easier in comparison to other sections. Error detection was the topic from which most of the questions are asked. Here is the breakup:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 6 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 4 Moderate
Error detection 10 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement 4 Easy-Moderate
Single Fillers 6 Easy
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

From the exam analysis of SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2019 and 2018, you must have got an overall idea about the questions asked in the examination. We have provided you an overall good attempts and topic-wise break so that you can easily ace through the exam.

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