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SBI Clerk 2020 Paper Analysis

By: Sakshi Awasthi on March 29, 2019

SBI Clerk Main Exam: Overall analysis:

  • The SBI conducted the exam for the post of Junior Associates.
  • The exam is usually conducted in two shifts
  • Morning: 9 am to 11.40
  • Afternoon: 2 to 4.40
  • The exam usually consists of 190 questions.
  • It is totally marked for 200.
  • The time duration of the exam is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Section General/Financial English Quantitative Reasoning Total
No of questions 50 40 50 50 190
Marks 50 40 50 60 200
Duration 35 mins 35 mins 45 mins 45 mins 160 mins

The Pattern of the exam is as follows:

The section wise order was fixed in default by the server.- GK, English, Reasoning and Maths

Reasoning ability and Computer Aptitude - 50 questions(easy to moderate level)

  • Floor puzzles- 5 questions
  • Seating arrangement- Circular (5 questions) and Linear (5 questions)
  • Straight line puzzles- difficult 5 questions
  • Blood relations - 2 to 3 questions
  • Inequality- 4 to 5 questions
  • Input-Output 5 questions
  • Data sufficiency- 5 questions
  • Coding decoding- 5 questions
  • There were no questions from Syllogism.

Quantitative Aptitude -Total 5 questions  Moderate level

  • Data interpretation 2 sets (10 questions)- Line graph, table graph (easy to moderate)
  • Number series- 5 questions(easy to moderate)
  • Quadratic- 5 questions(easy)
  • Approximation,Simplification- 5 questions (easy)
  • Data sufficiency( 5 questions) (easy to moderate)
  • Miscellaneous(Moderate)-Time and work, time and distance, partnership, problem on ages and simple interest.

English Language -Total 40 questions (Easy to moderate)

  • Reading comprehension- 2 RC. First was based on under-developed areas of the United States. Second, based on Humanity 10 questions(moderate)
  • Cloze questions 10(Easy to moderate)
  • Para jumbles- 5 questions
  • Spotting errors- 5 questions
  • Double fillers with one word which would suit both the blanks- 5 questions (Easy to moderate)

General Awareness- 50 questions (Easy to moderate)

  • Country and capitals
  • Aquatic animals and Geography
  • Abbreviations
  • Government schemes and regulations
  • Finance stats
  • National ministers
  • Currency

To get a good attempt in every section, the following must be scored:

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude- 36-40
  • Quantitative-24-30
  • English-25-27
  • General Awareness- 27-30

Overall for both the shifts, cutoffs may vary between 120-140 marks.

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