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SBI Clerk Exam Analysis | SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 – (23rd June) All Slots

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2018

The SBI Clerk 2018 prelims exam began on June 23rd and there were 4 slots of the exam in one day. Here we bring to you a detailed section-wise analysis of the exam across all slots.

Summary: There were no major surprises though this was the first time SBI was conducting the Prelims in the sectional time format. English & Quant were easy-moderate while Reasoning section was of moderate level of difficulty. Syllogism was not asked in any of the slots. Students in most centers across the country received rough A4 sheets and not laminated sheets. So, read along to get more detailed valuable insights.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 23rd June 2018 -1st Slot

The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate.

English Language

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was easy-moderate.

  • Reading Comprehension – 7 Questions
  • Error Detection – 8 Questions
  • Sentence Rearrangement – 5 Questions
  • Phrase Replacement – 5 Questions
  • Fillers – 5 Questions

Numerical Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy-moderate. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the questions asked.

  • Missing Number Series – 5 Questions
  • Data Interpretation – 5 Questions
  • Quadratic Equations – 5 Questions
  • Simplification – 8 Questions
  • Mensuration – 2 Questions
  • Time, Speed & Distance – 2 Questions
  • Simple & Compound Interest – 1 Question
  • Profit & Loss – 1 Question
  • Time & Work – 1 Question
  • Miscellaneous – 5 Questions

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. While questions were mostly easy, the puzzles asked were comparatively difficult. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section.

  • Puzzles – 15 Questions
  • Alpha-numeric series – 5 Questions
  • Numeric series – 5 Questions
  • Direction Sense – 3 Questions
  • Data Sufficiency – 3 Questions
  • Coding Decoding – 2 Questions
  • Blood Relations – 2 Questions

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 23rd June 2018 – 2nd Slot

The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate.

English Language

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Reading Comprehension and Sentence rearrangement were of moderate level and rests were easy. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the English section.

  • Reading Comprehension: 10 Questions
  • Error Detection: 5 Questions
  • Sentence Rearrangement: 5 Questions
  • Phrase Replacement: 5 Questions
  • Fillers: 5 Questions

Numerical Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate again. DI questions were moderate and rest all of the questions were easy to moderate. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the numerical ability section.

  • Number Series: 5 Questions
  • Data Interpretation: 5 Questions
  • Simplification: 9 Questions
  • Approximation: 6 Questions
  • Arithmetic Problems: 10 Questions

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. While questions were mostly easy, the puzzles and seating arrangement questions asked were comparatively difficult. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section.

  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 15 Questions
  • Alpha-numeric Series: 5 Questions
  • Coding Decoding: 5 Questions
  • Direction Sense: 3 Questions
  • Blood Relation: 2 Questions
  • Alphabet: 3 Questions
  • Numerical Series: 2 Questions

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 23rd June 2018 – 3rd Slot

The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate.

English Language

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Questions were asked around Reading Comprehension, Sentence rearrangement and single fillers. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the English section.

  • Reading Comprehension: 10 Questions
  • Sentence Correction: 5 Questions
  • Sentence Rearrangement: 5 Questions
  • Spellings: 5 Questions
  • Fillers: 10 Questions

Numerical Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. Tabular DI questions were included in this slot. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the numerical ability section.

  • Number Series: 5 Questions
  • Data Interpretation: 5 Questions
  • Simplification: 5 Questions
  • Approximation: 5 Questions
  • Data Sufficiency: 5 Questions
  • Arithmetic Problems: 10 Questions

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was of moderate level. Apart from puzzles, all other questions were fairly easy and scoring. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section.

  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 12
  • Alpha-numeric Series: 5
  • Blood Relation: 5
  • Direction Sense: 5
  • Inequalities: 5
  • Alphabet: 1
  • Numerical Series: 2

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 23rd June 2018 – 4th Slot

The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate.

English Language

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy. There were no surprises in this slot. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the English section.

  • Reading Comprehension: 8 Questions
  • Error Spotting: 6 Questions
  • Sentence Rearrangement: 6 Questions
  • Spellings: 5 Questions
  • Fillers: 5 Questions

Numerical Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Two sets of DI were included in this slot. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the numerical ability section.

  • Data Interpretation: 10 Questions
  • Simplification: 10 Questions
  • Approximation: 5 Questions
  • Arithmetic Problems: 10 Questions

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was of easy to moderate level. Compared to puzzles, all other questions were fairly easy and scoring. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section.

  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 15 Questions
  • Alpha-numeric Series: 2 Questions
  • Blood Relation: 4 Questions
  • Direction Sense: 2 Questions
  • Inequalities: 2 Questions
  • Alphabet: 2 Questions
  • Order and Ranking: 3 Questions
  • Numerical Series: 5 Questions

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