SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020

SBI Clerk Prelims exam analysis for the exam conducted on February 22, 2020, has been discussed in detail in this article. Candidates who have their SBI Clerk exam scheduled for February 29, March 1 & 8, 2020 can refer to the exam analysis to know the level of examination.

The SBI Clerk prelims exam was conducted in 4 shifts and candidates can have a look at the type of questions asked and the difficulty level of the exam.

The SBI Clerk Exam analysis will help candidates review the exam pattern and the standard of exam and solving the Free Online SBI Clerk Mock Test series will also help candidates ace the upcoming exam.

Aspirants can also refer to the links given below:

  1. SBI Clerk Previous Year Question Paper
  2. Online Quiz
  3. Static GK
  4. Current Affairs

Lakhs of candidates are expected to appear for the exam in the coming three days when the exam is scheduled to be conducted. This SBI Clerk exam analysis for prelims shall help candidates know a good number of attempts section-wise and overall.

The SBI Clerk exam pattern for Prelims is given below in brief:

SBI Clerk (Prelims) Exam Pattern
Subject Number Of Questions Time 
English Language 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes

Candidates can check the SBI Clerk syllabus and exam pattern at the linked article. 

Given below is the SBI Clerk prelims exam analysis for the exam conducted on February 22, 29 & March 1, 2020.

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SBI Clerk Exam Analysis – Prelims

The overall exam analysis for all the four shifts can be counted within the range of easy to moderate. So, more the number of correct attempts more shall be the probability of qualifying the exam.

Given below is an overall SBI Clerk prelims exam analysis 2020 for the clerical cadre exam conducted on February 22, 2020:

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall (February 22, 2020)
Shift Good Attempt Level of Exam
Shift 1 75-82 Easy to Moderate
Shift 2 75-80 Easy to Moderate
Shift 3 73-82 Easy To Moderate
Shift 4 76-80 Easy to Moderate

The table given below gives a review of the SBI Clerk prelims exam conducted on February 29, 2020, for recruitment of Junior Associates and Customer Executives:

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall (February 29, 2020)
Shift Good Attempt Level of Exam
Shift 1 78-83 Easy to Moderate
Shift 2 76-83 Easy to Moderate
Shift 3 77-82 Easy To Moderate
Shift 4 78-82 Easy to Moderate

The level of exam for the third day of the SBI Junior Associate exam was also the same as the first two days. The level of exam and the number of attempts that can be counted as good attempts have been given below based on the exam conducted on March 1, 2020:

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall (March 1, 2020)
Shift Good Attempt Level of Exam
Shift 1 78-82 Easy to Moderate
Shift 2 77-81 Easy to Moderate
Shift 3 78-83 Easy To Moderate
Shift 4 77-80 Easy to Moderate

Overall the level of the SBI Clerk prelims exam was easy to moderate and candidates can expect the General cut off to reach 75 marks. So candidates must atleast try to attempt 75 to 80 questions correctly to qualify the prelims examination.

The section-wise SBI Junior Associate exam review for the prelims exam is discussed in detail further in this article. 

SBI Clerk Section-wise Exam Analysis

The exam review for the post of Junior Associate for the three different sections has been given below. This exam analysis shall help candidates who are scheduled to appear for the exam in the coming days to come prepared accordingly as the level of exam shall remain the same.

The table given below gives the SBI Clerk section-wise exam analysis with the number of good attempts in each section for the exam conducted on February 22, 2020:

SBI Clerk Section-wise Exam Analysis (February 22, 2020)
Section-wise Good Attempts
English Langauge Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Shift 1 24-28 25-28 25-28
Shift 2 22-26 24-28 24-27
Shift 3 24-28 29-32 23-26
Shift 4 25-28 27-30 26-29

The SBI Clerk pre exam review for February 29, 2020, has been given below:

SBI Clerk Section-wise Exam Analysis (February 29, 2020)
Section-wise Good Attempts
English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Shift 1 24-26 29-30 25-27
Shift 2 23-26 29-30 24-27
Shift 3 22-25 27-30 24-27
Shift 4 21-23 26-28 28-30

The SBI Clerk section-wise exam analysis as for the exam conducted on March 1, 2020, is given below:

SBI Clerk Section-wise Exam Analysis (March 1, 2020)
Section-wise Good Attempts
English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Shift 1 23-27 27-30 28-31
Shift 2 22-25 29-32 27-28
Shift 3 23-26 28-31 22-29
Shift 4 24-25 26-30 27-29

 Candidates who have already appeared for the exam must start their preparation for the SBI Clerk mains examination. For the latest current affairs, candidates can visit the linked article.

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis – English Langauge

The English language section is one where candidates tend to lose maximum marks. It is because the options in this section are almost the same which confuses the candidates and they pick wrong answers.

The overall level of the English language section in the SBI Clerk exam was easy to moderate and the number of questions that could be easily attempted was high.

Given below is a list of topics from which questions were asked in the English language section along with the number of questions asked from the same topic in the SBI Clerk prelims exam 2020. The table below shows the questions asked in all the four shifts combined together:

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis – English Language 
Topics Number of questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Error Detection 5
Sentence Rearrangement 5
Close Test 5
Spelling Error 5

The SBI Clerk exam review is based on the reviews of applicants gathered in respective shifts of the examination.

Candidates can learn more about other SBI exams at the linked article.

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability

The second section of the exam was the reasoning ability section. This section is considered to be one of the toughest sections in the SBI Clerk exam. 

The questions in this section are lengthy and time-consuming. Given below is the reasoning ability exam analysis for the SBI Clerk exam 2020 conducted on February 22, 2020. This exam review is based on a general analysis of the four shifts altogether:

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability 
Topics Number of Questions
Puzzles 15
Direction Test 5
Order Ranking 3
Alphanumeric Series 5
Syllogism 5
Inequality 3
Blood Relation 3
Miscellaneous 5

The puzzles asked in this section included three types of puzzles:

  1. Circular
  2. Floor Based
  3. Tabular

Candidates who have already appeared for the exam can refer to Static GK given in the linked article and prepare themselves for the SBI Clerk mains examination.

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude section in the SBI Clerk prelims exam is one of the most scoring subjects as it requires mathematical calculations and candidates can manage to solve more questions if their speed is good.

This section in the SBI Clerk prelims exam was moderate and since there is no sectional cut off, this section may prove to be one of the major reasons for the increase in overall cut off.

Given below is the distribution of questions in this section based on a general analysis of the questions asked in each shift together:

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude
Topics Number of Questions
Missing Number Series 5
Simplification/ Approximation 10
Data Interpretation 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Word Problems 10

The word problems were from topics including:

  1. Profit & Loss
  2. Simple Interest
  3. Time & Work
  4. Compound Interest
  5. Average
  6. Age Problem
  7. Percentage

Candidates must note that similar questions may or may not be asked in the upcoming days of examination but the overall level of the exam shall remain similar. 

Once the result is released by the State Bank of India, candidates shall be able to check the SBI Clerk result at the linked article. 

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The SBI Clerk prelims exam analysis given in this article shall help candidates who are yet to give the exam for the 2020 recruitment and also candidates who tend to appear for the exam in the upcoming years.

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Frequently Asked Questions on SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis

Q 1. What are a good number of attempts for the SBI Clerk Prelims exam 2020?

Ans. 75-80 questions can be considered as a good number of attempts in the SBI Clerk prelims exam 2020.

Q 2. What was the difficulty level of the SBI Clerk prelims exam 2020?

Ans. The SBI Clerk prelims exam was easy to moderate and candidates can expect high cut off for the SBI Clerk prelims exam.

Q 3. What is the maximum number of attempts for a candidate to apply for the SBI Clerk exam?

Ans. There is no fixed number of attempts for the SBI Clerk examination. A candidate can apply for the post as long as he/she is eligible for the exam. Candidates can check the SBI Clerk eligibility at the linked article.

Q 4. Is the SBI Clerk exam conducted offline or online?

Ans. The SBI Clerk exam is conducted online. Both the Prelims and Mains level of exam is conducted through an online-based examination.

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