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SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 2021

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Analysis: State Bank of India is conducting SBI Clerk 2021 prelims exam analysis till July 13. Shiksha reported live from one of the SBI Clerk 2021 exam centres in Dibrugarh (Assam). According to the feedback shared by the students, the overall difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate. The English Language section was easy while Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability sections were moderate.

SBI Clerk exam analysis help candidates to know the section-wise and overall difficulty level, topic-wise distribution of questions, number of good attempts, and expected cut off. Read below for more details on SBI Clerk 2021 mains exam analysis.

SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis 2021

SBI Clerk prelims exam was easy to moderate. The English Language section was easy. The Numerical and Reasoning Ability was moderate. The test paper of SBI Clerk comprised three sections, English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. A total of 100 objective-type questions were asked in the exam which candidates had to answer within 60 minutes. Candidates can check below the overall SBI Clerk 2021 exam analysis.

SectionsDifficulty LevelGood attempts
English LanguageEasy 17-20
Reasoning AbilityModerate20-26
Numerical AbilityModerate20-23 
TotalEasy to Moderate63-68

Section-wise SBI Clerk Exam Analysis 

English Language

This section had 30 questions from Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Error Detection, Fill in the Blanks, Word-Rearrangement. The passage of the RC was based on humanism and feminism.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension7Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test8Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Easy-Moderate
Error Detection5Easy

Numerical Ability

The Numerical Ability questions were moderate. Total 10 questions were asked from Data Interpretation.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Bar Graph DI5Easy- Moderate
Caselet DI5Easy-Moderate
Missing Series5Easy
Arithmetic10Easy- Moderate

Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning Ability section had 35 questions. The level of this section was moderate. There 15 questions from puzzles and seating arrangement. The type of puzzles asked in the exam is given below.

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Parallel Row
  • Box Puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Circular-based arrangement5Easy-Moderate
Box-based arrangement5Easy-Moderate
Dual Row-based arrangement5Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation2Easy
Alpha Numeric Symbol5Easy

SBI Clerk 2021 Expected Cutoff

SBI Clerk 2021 expected cutoff for few major cities is given below:

Uttar Pradesh71
Tamil Nadu62

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 

According to SBI Clerk exam pattern, the mains exam comprises four sections: General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. The total marks for the exam are 200. The test paper comprised a total of 190 questions. The duration of the test was 2 Hours 40 minutes. Till the time the mains exam analysis for this year is released, candidates can check below the previous year’s SBI Clerk exam analysis.

Overall Analysis

SectionDifficulty level   
English LanguageModerate
Reasoning & Computer AptitudeModerate to Difficult
Quantitative AptitudeModerate
General AwarenessModerate

Section-wise Analysis

Candidates can check below the section-wise exam analysis of SBI Clerk.

Quantitative Aptitude

The level of quantitative aptitude was moderate. There were no questions on the Quadratic Equation. Questions in this section were lengthy and time-consuming. The paper comprised questions from Profit and loss, Time and work, Average, Boat and stream, Mixture and allegation, Mensuration, Probability, Percentage, Ratio and proportion, Simple Interest and Compound Interest. The following types of DIs were asked in the exam. 

  • Caselet DI
  • Incomplete DI
  • Tabular DI
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation19Moderate
Data sufficiency6Moderate
Alphabetical series7Moderate
Miscellaneous (Arithmetic)18Moderate

English Language

The English Language section was moderate. Questions were asked from Reading Comprehension, Word Arrangement, Cloze Test/Fillers, Inference Based Questions, Passage-Based Questions, etc. 

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension12Moderate
Vocabulary Based (Identify Synonym/Antonym)5Moderate
Error Detection5Moderate
Sentence & Phrase Rearrangement5Moderate-Difficult
Cloze Test6Moderate

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Questions in this section were moderate to difficult. The following types of Seating Arrangements were asked.

  • Circular 
  • Linear 
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Seating Arrangement and Puzzles25Difficult
Coded Inequality5Moderate
Direction sense5Moderate-Difficult
Machine Input- Output5Moderate
Logical ( Couse of Action, Statement, and Assumption, Consequence)6Moderate-Difficult
Alphabet based series1Moderate

General Awareness

Most of the General Awareness questions were based on recent events. Questions were from Current Affairs and Banking Awareness. Few questions that were asked in this section are given below.

  • Shagun scheme launched by which bank: SBI
  • The stake of RIL in JIO Payment Bank: 70%
  • Who is chairman of TRAI: PD Vaghela
  • ACE credit card launched by which company: Axis Bank
  • One question related to Atal Pension Yojana
  • Serum Institute of India location: New Delhi
  • Rajat Bhatia related to which sports: Cricket
  • The currency of South Korea: South Korean
  • Karmayogi program related to which segment: Indian Civil Servant
  • Who is the writer of 10 rules of successful nations: Ruchir Sharma
  • Economic Freedom Index
  • Titan Pay
  • POS Device – Paytm
  • Head of Tesla
  • Current PM of Japan
  • Head Office of Hardley Davidson

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