SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 was successfully conducted today for the recruitment of Junior Associate (JA) and Junior Agriculture Associate (JAA) within State Bank of India. This is Day 2 of SBI Clerk Examination and there were 4 slots, 9 AM, 11:30 AM, 2 PM, 4:30 PM. To read about SBI Clerk Exam Analysis of Preliminary Examination conducted on Day 1 (22 May 2016), click here.
Here is our complete SBI Clerk Exam Analysis for Preliminary Examination Day 2 in a combined format for all 4 slots.
SBI Clerk Exam Analysis (Prelims) | 28 May 2016
Before beginning our exam review of SBI Clerk Prelims, let us talk about the basic exam pattern. The Prelims Examination was Objective MCQ based with 100 Questions divided into 3 sections i.e. Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude. The total marks for SBI Clerk Prelims are 100 with total time 60 minutes.
Talking in a cumulative sense for all 4 slots, the overall level of difficulty of SBI Clerk Prelims conducted on 28 May 2016 was Moderate.
|Section Name||Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||Easy (Calculative)|
Contrary to SBI Clerk Prelims conducted on Day 1 (22 May), the level has now risen up to a moderate level.
Now let us move to our sectional exam analysis section for SBI Clerk 2016 Prelims and also calculate how many attempts are considered good in each section for cracking the first phase of SBI JA JAA Recruitment 2016.
SBI Clerk Sectional Exam Analysis for Prelims 2016
For Preliminary Examination, the time allotted was 60 minutes to solve 100 questions. Here is our prediction regarding the ideal attempt or number of good attempts for SBI Clerk Prelims. This predicted score applies for Day 2 (28 May) for all 4 slots.
|Section Name||Questions||Number of Good Attempts|
As per our exam analysis, we predict that a cumulative attempt along the numbers mentioned above would point to a positive score for moving to the next round, which is, SBI Clerk Mains 2016.
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Let us now understand what type of questions were asked in SBI Clerk Prelims 28th May 2016 on all 4 slots.
SBI Clerk Exam Analysis of Reasoning Aptitude Section
For Day 2, the level of difficulty of SBI Clerk Prelims has move to Moderate Level. Sitting Arrangement and Complex Puzzles were a bit confusing. Few topics covered in this section were as follows:
- Sitting arrangement and Complex Arrangement/ Puzzle – 15
- Coding Decoding – 5
- Series – 5
- Inequalities – 5
- Blood Relation
- Direction Sense Test
As per our analysis of Reasoning Section, candidates having good knowledge and practice can easily attempt 17-19 Questions with good accuracy.
SBI Clerk Exam Analysis of English Language Section
Questions based on Story based RC and Cloze Test were easy. Few topics covered in this section were as follows:
- Reading Comprehension – 10 Questions (Story Based)
- Cloze Test – 5 Questions (Story Based)
- Spellings – 5 Questions
- Sentence Arrangement in a correct Order/ Para jumbles – 5 Questions
- Spotting the Error – 5 Questions
As per our analysis of English Section, candidates having good reading and grammatical skills could have easily attempted 18-20 Questions with good accuracy.
SBI Clerk Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude Section
Although Quantitative Aptitude Section was easy, there were a few challenging questions in the mix. Few topics covered in this section were as follows:
- Data Interpretation – 5
- Speed Calculation – 10
- Number Series – 5
- Discount & Partnership
- SI & CI
- Time & Work
- Time & Distance
- Mixture & Allegations
As per our analysis of Reasoning Section, candidates having good knowledge and practice can easily attempt 19-21 Questions with good accuracy.
This sums up our detailed SBI Clerk Exam Analysis for Preliminary Paper for all 4 slots of Da 2 , which is, 28 May 2016. Around 30 lakh have applied for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2016. Hence, the exam date was spread over 5 different days, which are, May 21, 28, 29 & June 4, 5.
So, if you are someone who is yet to attempt SBI Clerk Prelims 2016, we recommend you to read the section below.
Recommendations: Crack SBI Clerk Prelims 2016
The next SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Date has been set for 29 May. Since it is just a few days from now, you stick to these 2 steps which help you secure better marks and qualify SBI Clerk Prelims 2016.
1. Topic-Based Preparation: Many common topics (like Syllogism, Fill in the Blanks, Statement Conclusion etc.) are not there in the paper so don’t focus much on such Questions.
2. Understanding Level of Question: As we have explained in detail in this SBI Clerk Exam Analysis for Day 1, the level of paper was easy. Hence, practising/ solving questions of Level II will be sufficient to tackle the paper.
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Since we have concluded our SBI Clerk Exam Analysis for Preliminary Day 2 Paper, let us move to the most asked query after each recruitment examination – what is the cut off?
SBI Clerk Cut Off 2016 for Preliminary Examination
From what we gather from SBI Clerk Day 1 and Day 2 Exam Analysis, the overall cut off for SBI Clerk Prelims will be based on the following factors.
- Number of Candidates Appearing in all 4 Slots
- Level of Paper in Various Slots (Normalization will be there)
- State-Wise Performance of the Candidates
Putting all these factors into consideration, we can expect the SBI Clerk Cut Off for Prelims 2016 to be along this line.
|Category||Overall Cut Off (Expected)|
Please Note that this is a generalized cut-off that merely predicts that if you have attempted the a good number of questions with great accuracy, you have the fair chance of making it to SBI Clerk Mains. For Section-Wise preparation of SBI Clerk Prelims, refer to the following links.
- SBI Clerk Prelims English Language Preparation: Click here
- SBI Clerk Prelims Reasoning Ability Preparation: Click here
- SBI Clerk Prelims Numerical Ability Preparation: Click here
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