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The much-awaited SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims was conducted today for 8,000 vacancies. The 1st shift of the 2nd day of the exam just got over and aspirants would be waiting to know which topics’ questions were asked. Well! we are ready with its analysis. The exam was overall easy. Let’s quickly have a look at the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern before jumping into the analysis.

SBI Clerk 2020- Prelims

S. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
1English Language303020 mins
2Numerical Ability353520 mins
3Reasoning Ability353520 mins
Total1001001 hour

Note:

  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • No minimum qualifying marks are prescribed for individual test OR for aggregate score. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

Let’s have a look at the analysis of the SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims 1st shift section by section.

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- 1st Shift

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- English Language

This section was Easy. RC was of easy to moderate level.

TopicNo. of Questions
RC (Farming Crops, Eco waste)10
Spelling Error5
Sentence Rearrangement5
Cloze Test (carbon based)5
single Fillers5
Total30

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- Numerical Ability

This section was also easy with no surprises.

TopicNo. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Tabular DI) 5
Simplification10
Missing Number Series5
Word Problems (Speed, Time & distance, Trains, Mensuration) 10
Quadratic Equations5
Total35

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- Reasoning Ability

This section was easy.

TopicNo. of Questions
Puzzles (month based)
Circular seating arrangement (center facing)
Linear arrangement (7 persons, facing north)
Order comparison (AGM, Clerk)
15
Syllogism (Only few type)5
Inequalities (Equation based)3
Direction sense3
Alphanumeric Series (Digit based & Letter based)8
Misc1
Total35

SBI CLERK 2020 PRELIMS ANALYSIS- Good Attempts

SectionGood Attempts
English Language25-27
Numerical Ability24-26
Reasoning Ability28-30
Overall82-86

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SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- 2nd Shift

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- English Language

This section was Easy to moderate.

TopicNo. of Questions
RC
(2 questions from vocab, 6 from Comprehension)
8
Error Correction (Find the correct sentence)5
Para jumble5
Misspelt5
single Fillers5
Cloze Test2
Total30

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- Numerical Ability

This section was easy. Caselet was included in DI in 2nd shift.

TopicNo. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Tabular format)
(Caselet DI)
10
Simplification10
Missing Number Series5
Word Problems (Mensuration, Mixture & Allegation, Partnership, Time & work)5
Quadratic Equations5
Total35

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- Reasoning Ability

This section was tough in comparison to previous shift.

TopicNo. of Questions
Puzzles (Parallel Row, 12 persons)
Floor & Flat based (4 floors, 2 flats, 8 persons)
10
Syllogism (only few)4
Blood Relation3
Coding Decoding5
Number Series5
Misc8
Total35

SBI CLERK 2020 PRELIMS ANALYSIS- Good Attempts

SectionGood Attempts
English Language24-26
Numerical Ability25-28
Reasoning Ability27-31
Overall81-85

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- 3rd Shift

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- English Language

This section was easy to moderate.

TopicNo. of Questions
RC (Retirement themed passage)9
Word usage5
Sentence Rearrangement4
Cloze Test (office related)6
Fill in the blanks6
Total30

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- Numerical Ability

This section was  easy to moderate.

TopicNo. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Tabular format) (men/women)5
Simplification10
Wrong Number Series5
Word Problems (Partnership, Trains, Time & Work)10
Quadratic Equations5
Total35

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- Reasoning Ability

This section was overall easy.

TopicNo. of Questions
Puzzles (Linear, north facing, 7 person) 5 questions
Circular puzzle (8 person, single variable based) 5 questions
Schedule based puzzle
15
Syllogism (new pattern)5
Box based (8 box)5
Direction3
AlphaNumber Series5
Misc (Ascending/Descending)2
Total35

SBI CLERK 2020 PRELIMS ANALYSIS- Good Attempts

SectionGood Attempts
English Language25-28
Numerical Ability24-27
Reasoning Ability26-30
Overall80-85

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- 4th Shift

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- English Language

This section was moderate to difficult.

TopicNo. of Questions
RC 10
Error detection5
Sentence Rearrangement5
Cloze Test 5
Spelling error5
Total30

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- Numerical Ability

This section was easy.

TopicNo. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Line graph based)5
Simplification10
Wrong Number Series5
Word Problems 10
Quadratic Equations5
Total35

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Analysis- Reasoning Ability

TopicNo. of Questions
Puzzles (Rectangular, 8 person)
Linear (row based, all are north facing)
Uncertain (row based, all facing north)
Month & date based (5 questions)
20
Direction3
Number Series5
AlphaNumber Series5
Misc 2
Total35

SBI CLERK 2020 PRELIMS ANALYSIS- Good Attempts

SectionGood Attempts
English Language26-27
Numerical Ability23-28
Reasoning Ability27-31
Overall81-85

We hope that this analysis is helpful to aspirants whose exams are in the upcoming shifts. Take a Free Mock Test of SBI Clerk Prelims now and know your All India Rank.

 

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