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SBI Clerk: Expected Cut-Offs & Exam Analysis

The first day of the SBI Clerk 2016 got underway on May 22. The overall paper across slots did not have too much of a variation in pattern or difficulty level. The exam level could be termed easy. The analysis given below is just an overview of the exam held on 22nd May and not an indicator of patter for the remaining slots where mild variations could be there. Click here to take mock tests for SBI Clerk | SBI PO | UIIC AO | IBPS PO |
The detailed analysis and expected cut-offs are given below:-

Quantitative Aptitude:

The paper was easy-moderate with only one DI set as anticipated. Most of the questions were from Simplification and Number Series. The break-down of questions is as follows:-

1) Number Series – 5Q2) Simplification & Approximation  -10Q
3) DI (Tables) – 5 Q
4) Arithmetic (TSD, Time & work, Interest, Ratios, Percentage, Profit & Loss etc) – 15 Q


This section was easy. The only surprise was the exclusion of Syllogism questions but that should not have put any of the candidates off as the overall paper was easy with very few tricky questions.

1) Analytical Reasoning (Arrangements + Puzzles) – 15Q2) Inequalities – 5Q
3) Alphanumeric Series – 5Q
4) Coding -Decoding – 3Q
5) Miscellaneous (Blood Relation, Directions Sense etc) – 6-7Q

English Language:

This section was also easy with very straightforward CLoze Test. Both the Reading Comprehension passage and the Cloze Test passage were based on fictional stories than on economy or Banking related topics. There were 5 questions on identifying spelling mistakes but this should not have been a surprise if you were practicing the mock tests on Oliveboard.

1) Reading Comprehension: 10Q
2) Cloze Test: 5Q
3) Parajumbles: 5Q
4) Error Spotting: 5Q
5) Spelling Mistake Identification: 5Q

SBI Clerk Cut-Offs:

The overall cut-off estimated for SBI Clerk 2016 is 48 (+/-3)


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