SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis – 1st Oct 2021 | Detailed Section-Wise Analysis

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SBI Clerk Mains Exam Overall Analysis – 1st Oct 2021

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

SectionsQuestionsDurationGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge5045 Minutes30-32
Quantitative Aptitude5045 Minutes22-25
English4035 Minutes20-22
General/Finance Awareness5035 Minutes28-30
Overall1902 Hours 40 Minutes100-109

SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2021: Subject Wise Analysis

Reasoning Ability

This section had 50 questions and the level of reasoning was moderate to difficult level. Following were types of puzzles asked in the reasoning section of SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2021:

  1. Month & Year Based Puzzle- (4 months, 2 years) Variable- Country- 5 questions
  2. Circular Seating Arrangement- (10 person, inward-facing)- 5 questions
  3. Floor & Flat Based Puzzle- (3 floors, 2 flat, 6 people) Variable- 1- 5 questions

The questions from the Logical Reasoning section were from the conclusion, assumption, argument, decision making, course of action.

TopicShift 1Shift 2
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles7-10
Coded Inequality (3 conclusions)04
Coded Direction04
Syllogs (5 statement/3 conclusion)04
Letter Based (Step based)10
Logical Reasoning10
Data Sufficiency03
Machine Input05
Blood Relation (order comparison)02
Total50

English Language

English section had Reading Comprehension as always. Different topics like word arrangement, cloze test/fillers, inference based questions, passage-based questions all are clubbed into various short passages of reading comprehensions.

  • 2 Reasoning Comprehension was asked 1st on Technology & Employee & 2nd on Species of Birds in New Zealand. 
  • Topic of Para Jumble was- Children affected by Tumour
TopicShift 1Shift 2
Reading Comprehension14
Para Jumble (7 statements)05
Error Detection + Sentence Rearrangement04
Combination Fillers04
Vocabulary (Pair of Antonyms)03
Phrase Replacement04
Mis-Spelt05
Total40

Quantitative Aptitude

Questions asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section were of moderate in level. Questions from Profit and loss, Time and Work, Average, Boat and Stream, Mixture and allegation, Mensuration, Probability, Percentage, Ratio and proportion, Simple interest and Compound Interest were asked.

  1. Tabular DI- Average number of books in 3 different libraries (Easy)
  2. Tabular DI- Time & Work-Based (Calculative)
  3. Double Pie-Chart- Male/Female
  4. Mixed DI- Bar (No. of male & female)+ Table- Ratio
  5. Caselet-1: Based on Income Expenditure (Easy)
  6. Caselet-2: Calculative

The  following are the distribution of topics in SBI Clerk Mains 2021:

TopicShift 1Shift 2
Data Interpretation20
Wrong Number Series02
Q1- Q2 (2 equations & 3 Arithmetic)05
Approximation03
Caselet08
Arithemetic12
Total50

General Awareness

This section had 50 questions and a time limit of 35 minutes. Overall the level of this section was Easy to Moderate. Most of the questions were from current affairs and banking awareness. Questions from the static section were few. The questions will be updated here soon.

  1. Global Hunger
  2. Gender Budget state-wise
  3. Red Cross Day
  4. Which company is not included in FMCG?
  5. TOPS- P stands for
  6. Recover term is related to which sport
  7. NASA ROVER related question
  8. From which company did Shiv Nadar resign?
  9. Highest Motorable Road
  10. PMJDY- overdraft
  11. NIRVIK Yojna
  12. AI for all initiatives- CBSE + INTEL
  13. Merchant Stalk
  14. Ola Electric is associated with which bank
  15. FIH Hockey 5-S World Cup
  16. Performance Index
  17. Kailash Satyarthi- Nobel Peace Prize
  18. Who won the award before PV Sindhu
  19. Men’s & Women’s Hockey Sponsor
  20. Olympic Slogan/Motto
  21. Hemis Wild Life Santacury
  22. CSIR percentage in Company Act
  23. AISHE- Growth of Enrollment
  24. In DEAF Scheme, A stands for
  25. STALE Cheque
  26. SUPACE portal
  27. How many types N. Rangaswami elected for the CM post?
  28. Top Ed.tech Company in India
  29. Equator Price by
  30. DICGC related question
  31. AKASA Airlines
  32. Rakesh Jhunjunwala
  33. Government Stake in ITC
  34. NABARD RIDF Fund – State With Max Amount

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SBI Clerk Mains Exam Overall Analysis, 2020

General Awareness: (50 questions) Difficulty Level: Easy

Static GK5-6 questions
Current affairs (Aug, Sep, Oct)Last 3-4 months (25 questions)
Banking and Finance18-20 Questions

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 completion1 questions
Para jumbles (normal type with 4 sentences – final arrangement in options) 1 questions
Slip Cycle 
Error Detection 5 questions
Idioms and Phrases2-3 questions
Sentence Rearrangement3-4 questions
Match the column 4 questions
Rest to be updated… 

Quantitative: (50 questions) Difficulty Level: Moderate

Pie chart – partnerships2 (set)
Normal Pie chart3 (set)
Normal Table DI5 (set)
Normal Caselet (Percenage-based) 5 (set)
Caselets (CI/SI, Mensuration)10 (set)
Quantity Comparison – 2 statements5 questions
Data sufficiency – 2 statements5 questions
Quadratic equations data comparison4 questions
Miscellaneous (allegation, work, speed, partnership, mensuration, etc)9 questions
Arithmetic 15 Questions

Reasoning: (50 questions) Difficulty Level: Moderate

Data Sufficiency (Blood Relation, Direction)4 (set)
Circular Seating Arrangement – 10 seats 8 people 2 vacant5 (set)
30 stairs 3 people (Moving) + Even Odd Conditions5 (set)
Double Row Puzzle5 (set)
Box Puzzle5 (set)
Floor Based Puzzle 5 (set)
Pentagon Seating Arrangement5 (set)
Coding decoding 4 Questions
Machine I/O5 (set)
Critical LR7-9 Questions
Misc – Alpha-numeric / Coding Decoding 5 Questions
Rest to be updated soon.. 

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SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis – 2018

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

1 Dates based puzzle5 (set)
1 linear arrangement + direction sense based puzzle5 (set)
1 stack based puzzle5 (set)
1 square arrangement based puzzle5 (set)
1 puzzle based on slots 5 (set)
1 linear arrangement + comparison based puzzle5 (set)
Resultant number3 (set)
Input – output (based on only numbers and 4 steps were there)4 (set)
Coded blood relation1 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 Reasoning5 questions (situation and solution, statement conclusion, situation and reason, cause and effect)

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

Pie chart – partnerships2 (set)
Normal pie chart3 (set)
Normal Table DI4 (set)
Normal Casellet (info given for each variable in individual paragraphs) 5 (set)
Bar Graph – profit-loss5 (set)
Quantity Comparison – 2 statements5 questions
Data sufficiency – 2 statements5 questions
Quadratic equations data comparison6 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 completion1 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 sentence1 questions
Combine 3 sentence to 1 sentence1 questions
Combining 3 sentences in same given order with help of 2 different connectors4 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

Static GK5 to 8
Current affairs (May to July)25 to 27
Banking and Finance15 to 17

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How was the level of SBI Clerk 2021 Mains Exam?

The difficulty level of the exam as per SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis is Moderate

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The average number of good attempts is 100-109

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