SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis – 31 Oct 2020 | Detailed Section-Wise Analysis

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SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis – 31st Oct 2020

This shift question sequence – GA, English, Maths, Reasoning

General Awareness: (50 questions) Difficulty Level: Easy

Static GK 5-6 questions
Current affairs (Aug, Sep, Oct) Last 3-4 months (25 questions)
Banking and Finance 18-20 Questions

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English: (40 questions) Difficulty Level: Moderate

3 sets Reading Comprehensions (2-3 Inference-based questions each) Set of 4 questions each = 12 questions
1 cloze test (words given in bold – to be replaced) Set of 6
Vocabulary based (based on synonym and antonym – new type) 5 questions
Para completion 1 questions
Para jumbles (normal type with 4 sentences – final arrangement in options) 1 questions
Slip Cycle  
Error Detection  5 questions
Idioms and Phrases 2-3 questions
Sentence Rearrangement 3-4 questions
Match the column  4 questions
Rest to be updated…  

Quantitative: (50 questions) Difficulty Level: Moderate

Pie chart – partnerships 2 (set)
Normal Pie chart 3 (set)
Normal Table DI 5 (set)
Normal Caselet (Percenage-based) 5 (set)
Caselets (CI/SI, Mensuration) 10 (set)
Quantity Comparison – 2 statements 5 questions
Data sufficiency – 2 statements 5 questions
Quadratic equations data comparison 4 questions
Miscellaneous (allegation, work, speed, partnership, mensuration, etc) 9 questions
Arithmetic  15 Questions

Reasoning: (50 questions) Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Data Sufficiency (Blood Relation, Direction) 4 (set)
Circular Seating Arrangement – 10 seats 8 people 2 vacant 5 (set)
30 stairs 3 people (Moving) + Even Odd Conditions 5 (set)
Double Row Puzzle 5 (set)
Box Puzzle 5 (set)
Floor Based Puzzle  5 (set)
Pentagon Seating Arrangement 5 (set)
Coding decoding  4 Questions
Machine I/O 5 (set)
Critical LR 7-9 Questions
Misc – Alpha-numeric / Coding Decoding  5 Questions
Rest to be updated soon..  

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Reasoning: (50 questions) Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

1 Dates based puzzle 5 (set)
1 linear arrangement + direction sense based puzzle 5 (set)
1 stack based puzzle 5 (set)
1 square arrangement based puzzle 5 (set)
1 puzzle based on slots 5 (set)
1 linear arrangement + comparison based puzzle 5 (set)
Resultant number 3 (set)
Input – output (based on only numbers and 4 steps were there) 4 (set)
Coded blood relation 1 questions
1 floors + card picking type (new type – basically operation on numbers in a matrix with card picking) 3 (set)
Coding – decoding (slightly different) 4 (set)
Critical Reasoning 5 questions (situation and solution, statement conclusion, situation and reason, cause and effect)

Quantitative: (50 questions) Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Pie chart – partnerships 2 (set)
Normal pie chart 3 (set)
Normal Table DI 4 (set)
Normal Casellet (info given for each variable in individual paragraphs) 5 (set)
Bar Graph – profit-loss 5 (set)
Quantity Comparison – 2 statements 5 questions
Data sufficiency – 2 statements 5 questions
Quadratic equations data comparison 6 questions
Miscellaneous (allegation, work, speed, partnership, mensuration, etc) 9 questions
One set of paragraph type question (with 6 blanks – questions varied across topics) 6 (set)

English: (40 questions) Difficulty Level: Moderate

3 sets Reading Comprehensions (based on 1 paragraph) Set of 4 questions each = 12 questions
1 cloze test (words given in bold – to be replaced) Set of 5
Vocabulary based (based on synonym and antonym – new type) 5 questions
Para completion 1 questions
Parajumbles (normal type with 4 sentences – final arrangement in options) 1 questions
One Fill in the blank in a paragraph (to be filled with idiom/phrase) 1 questions
Correct/incorrect sentence 1 questions
Combine 3 sentence to 1 sentence 1 questions
Combining 3 sentences in same given order with help of 2 different connectors 4 questions
Word replacement to form a sentence opposite in meaning 5 questions
Sentence completion (new type) 4 questions

General Awareness: (50 questions) Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Static GK 5 to 8
Current affairs (May to July) 25 to 27
Banking and Finance 15 to 17

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