SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2018 – Section-wise Paper Analysis

Published on : 2nd July 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
SBI Clerk Exam

Check out SBI Clerk Preliminary exam 2018 paper analysis for English, Reasoning, and Numerical Ability sections.

02 July 2018: The State Bank of India (SBI) has successfully concluded the Clerk Preliminary examination 2018 on 30th June at various tests centres across the country. The exam was conducted on 23rd, 24th, and 30th June in 4-time slots in a day. 2 sessions were conducted in the morning and 2 in the evening.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 Pattern

A total of 100 questions were asked from numerical ability, reasoning, and English language sections. All the questions had to be answered in 60 minutes duration. All the sections (except English) were available in both English and Hindi languages. 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer while 0.25 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. Here is the complete paper analysis for the SBI Clerk Preliminary exam 2018 slot 3 of 30th June as made by the educational institute Career Launcher:

Sections

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Time (in minutes)

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

20

Numerical Ability

35

Moderate

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

20

TOTAL

100

Easy-Moderate

60

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Now, let’s have a look on the section-wise distribution of questions:

English Langauge

Topics

Numbers of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading comprehension

6

Easy-Moderate

Papa jumbles

5

Easy-Moderate

Spot the error (conventional)

8

Easy-Moderate

Spot the error (inappropriate word)

6

Easy-Moderate

Phrase replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

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Numerical Ability

Topics

Numbers of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series

5

Moderate

Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of variables (Quadratic Inequalities)

5

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Bar graph based)

5

Easy-Moderate

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

2

Moderate

Time, Speed, and Distance

2

Easy

Boats and Stream

1

Easy

Time and Work

2

Easy-Moderate

Mixtures & Allegations

1

Easy

Ratio and Proportion

1

Easy-Moderate

Partnership

1

Easy-Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy

Average

1

Easy-Moderate

Percentage

1

Easy

Geometry

1

Easy

Number system

1

Easy

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Reasoning Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. No syllogism questions were there.

Topics

Numbers of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Data Arrangement – Person/Birth Month)

5

Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – 3 variables)

5

Moderate

Blood Relation

4

Easy-Moderate

Directions

3

Easy

AR (Box Arrangement)

5

Moderate

Alphabet based series – set based

5

Easy-Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy

Ranking

1

Easy

Alphabet based

1

Easy

Numbers based

1

Easy

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SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 – Answer key

The answer key for the exam will be released both officially and unofficially. Prominent coaching institutes release the unofficial answer key within few days after the exam. It can be easily found online. However, there is no information on the release of official answer key. Candidates must keep checking the SBI official website for the same. The official answer key can be downloaded through candidate’s registered id.

The SBI Clerk Main exam 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on 5th August 2018.

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About the Author: Himanshu Basant Bhatt

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