SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (Shift 1): The State Bank of India held the preliminary examination for the post of Clerk today. Lakhs of students have appeared for their prelims exam today. The SBI Clerk Prelims Examination is being conducted in multiple shifts, and we will provide an in-depth paper review at the end of each.
In an attempt to provide clarity to all the candidates about their performance, we now begin our SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for the first shift, which basically tells about the difficulty level and no. of good attempts. For the students who are yet to appear for SBI Clerk Prelims 2018, it is necessary to go through this exam analysis as it will help you a lot to understand the pattern of questions.
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2018 Analysis: 23rd June 1st Slot
As we all know, the exam was composed of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The exam pattern in details is as follows.
There was the sectional timing of 20 minutes for the first time in this SBI clerk Prelims examination. So, here OnlineTyari comes up with 1st day 1st Shift complete analysis of SBI Clerk pre-2018. THE OVERALL DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF SBI Clerk Prelims Exam (Shift-I) was Moderate. Here is our prediction regarding the ideal attempt or number of good attempts for SBI Clerk Prelims
Let us dig a bit deeper and understand the construct of the paper section-wise.
Numerical Ability (Easy)
To much surprise of SBI aspirants, Quantitative Aptitude Section was not challenging at all. The level of questions was easy, with a few tricky ones. There were quite a few basic application questions. Few topics covered in this section were as follows:
|Topics||No. of Questions|
|Data Interpretation (Pie Chart)||5|
|Profit and Loss||1|
|Boats and Streams||1|
|Time, Speed and Distance||1|
|Trains (with data sufficiency)||1|
|S.I. and C.I.||3|
|Time and Work||1|
Tip from our exam expert: Students you can easily score 20+ marks in this section. Attempt simplification, Data Interpretation questions first and then move miscellaneous questions in which you are good at.
English Language (Easy-Moderate)
This section was expected to be a major score booster and so it was. A lot of elementary questions were asked. Few topics covered in this section were as follows:
|Topic||No. of Questions|
Tip from our exam expert: As we can see the RC is story based which is of a moderate type so it becomes important to attempt RC and also there is good weightage of grammar portion so you can’t skip that, try to attempt Phrase Replacement as these are of the easy level.
For Day 1, the level of difficulty of SBI Clerk Prelims was Moderate. This section comes out to be bit tricky and time-consuming. Topics covered in this section are as follows:
|Topics||No. of Questions|
|Puzzles and Seating Arrangement||15|
Tip from our exam expert: As you can see there were questions asked from data sufficiency which is usually asked in mains. So, Candidates are requested to attempt the question which is direct and less time-consuming (like Series and coding-decoding) then go for puzzle and sitting arrangement as it comprises of 15 marks. Do not get stuck in any of the puzzle if u feels so just skip and move to next question.
Highlights of SBI Clerk Prelims (Shift 1)
Here are some highlights of SBI Clerk prelims exam 2018
- Section Sequence- English, Reasoning, and Quant
- Numerical Ability- Inequality was asked
- Reasoning- Data Sufficiency was asked and percentage of puzzle and sitting arrangement reduced.
- Overall exam level is moderate.
- There is no new pattern introduced but some questions were there which previously used to be asked in mains only.
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