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SBI Clerk Main Exam 2016 Analysis
SBI Clerk Main Exam 2016 Analysis

Did you appear for the SBI Clerk Main exam today?

The SBI Clerk Main exam was held on 25th and 26th June 2016. A total of 190 questions had to be answered in 160 minutes. Each incorrect answer will reduce the score by 1/4th marks assigned to the respective question. Except General English, the rest of the objective questions was in a bilingual format that is, in English and Hindi. You may note the sectional time limit has been introduced for the first time in this exam.

You may view the detailed State Bank of India Clerk Main Exam (June 26, 2016) First Slot Analysis here:

The detailed break-up of the SBI Clerk Main 26th June, First slot is as follows:

Section Total Questions Total Marks Level of Difficulty Good Attempts Time Taken (In Minutes)
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 Easy to Moderate 38-40 35
General English 40 40 Moderate 28-30 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Difficult 30-32 45
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 Moderate 38-40 45
Total 190 200 Moderate to Difficult 134-142 160

SBI Clerk Main 26th June 2016 – General/Financial Awareness sectional analysis:

Most of the questions were from the Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness and Current Affairs of last 3-4 months. There were some questions from static GK. There were 10 to 12 questions asked from Computer Aptitude. The questions were based on Binary number digit. A well-prepared candidate could have attempted 38-40 questions.

SBI Clerk Main 26th June 2016 – General English sectional analysis: 

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Fill in the blanks (2 blanks each) 5 Moderate
Para-Jumble 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Easy to Moderate
Spelling Errors 5 Easy
Reading Comprehension (2 passages) 15 Easy to Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. The questions were primarily based on the fundamentals of grammar. An overall attempt of 28-30 questions can be considered as a good attempt.

SBI Clerk Main 26th June 2016 – Quantitative Aptitude sectional analysis:

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Approximation/Simplification 5 Easy
Number Series 5 Difficult
Data Interpretation (Table based) 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation (Line graph) 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (Numbers, Ages, Percentage, SI & CI, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Profit & Loss, Work and Time, Speed and Distance, Average, Mixture and Alligation, Mensuration, Boat & Stream, etc.) 25 Moderate to difficult

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult and a well-prepared candidate could easily attempt 30-32 questions. Questions based on Arithmetic were difficult and time-consuming.

SBI Clerk Main 26th June 2016 – Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude sectional analysis: 

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Blood Relations 3 Easy
Diagram (Based on triangles and dots) 2 Easy
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Inequalities 5 Moderate
Input-output 5 Easy to moderate
Data sufficiency 5 Moderate
Alpha numeric series 5 Easy to Moderate
Row arrangement 5 Easy to Moderate
Puzzles (2 sets) 10 Moderate to difficult
Circular Arrangement 5 Easy to Moderate

There was no question from Computer Aptitude. Level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult. There were no syllogism questions. A new set of questions was introduced in the form of some triangle and dot symbol. An overall attempt of 38-40 questions can be considered as a good attempt.

You may view the detailed State Bank of India Clerk Main Exam (June 25, 2016) First Slot Analysis here:

The detailed break-up of the SBI Clerk Main 25th June, First slot is as follows:

Section Total Questions Total Marks Level of Difficulty Good Attempts Time Taken (In Minutes)
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 Easy to moderate 36-40 35
General English 40 40 Easy to moderate 30-32 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Moderate to difficult 28-32 45
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 Moderate to difficult 38-42 45
Total 190 200 Moderate to difficult 136-150 160

 

SBI Clerk Main 25th June 2016 – General/Financial Awareness sectional analysis:

Most of the questions came from the Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness, and Current Affairs sections. There were some questions from the static section of General Awareness.

SBI Clerk Main 25th June 2016 – General English sectional analysis: 

Topic Number of questions Level of difficulty
Sentence Completion (Fill in the blank(s)) 5 Easy to moderate
Para-jumble 5 Moderate
Cloze test (based on food) 10 Easy
Sentence Correction 5 Easy
Reading comprehension 15 Moderate

The overall difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. The questions were more or less based on the fundamentals of grammar.

SBI Clerk Main 25th June 2016 – Quantitative Aptitude sectional analysis:

Topic Number of questions Level of difficulty
Approximation/Simplification 5 Easy
Comparison of variables 5 Easy
Number series 5 Easy
Data Interpretation (Table based) 5 Easy to moderate
Data Interpretation (Line graph) 5 Easy to moderate
Miscellaneous (Numbers, Ages, Percentage, SI and CI, Ratio and proportion, Partnership, PLD, Work, and time, Time, speed and distance, Average, Mixture and Alligation, Mensuration, Geometry, etc.) 25 Moderate to difficult

The overall level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult.

SBI Clerk Main 25th June 2016 – Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude sectional analysis:   

Topic Number of Questions Level of difficulty
Blood Relations 2 Easy
Venn diagram (Based on triangles and circles) 3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Mathematical inequalities 5 Moderate
Input-output 5 Easy to moderate
Data sufficiency 5 Moderate
Alphanumeric series 5 Easy
Row arrangement (12 persons in 2 rows, north – south) 5 Moderate to difficult
Data arrangement (Floors/colour based) 5 Moderate to difficult
Data arrangement (Blood relation/Linear arrangement based) 5 Moderate to difficult
Data arrangement (Increasing/decreasing order based) 5 Moderate to difficult

There was no question from Computer Aptitude. The level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult.

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