SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 Exam Analysis

PUBLISH DATE 22nd February 2020

The first day, 1st slot of SBI clerk prelims 2020 exam has been successfully conducted today. It’s now the time to discuss the most-awaited and exam analysis and review of the SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 exam.

As you know, a lot of candidates appear for the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam in order to fulfil their dream of joining the government sector. Due to which, the competition is generally rising every year. However, the preliminary phase of SBI Clerk is only of qualifying in nature, marks won’t be added in the final merit list.

Candidates who are yet to appear for the SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 exam can go through the detailed exam analysis and review of the first shift below. The SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Analysis 2020 consists of types of questions asked in the exam, good attempts along with the difficulty level faced by the candidates.

Highlights of the SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 Exam

The overall level of today’s SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 Exam was of “Easy to Moderate” level. No new changes were determined in the examination.

  1. The sequence of the examination was English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability.
  2. The English Section was the easiest among all, where candidates can easily attempt 25+ questions with accuracy.
  3. The Reasoning Section was the scoring section among all where majorly questions were asked from puzzles.
  4. The Numerical Ability Section was a bit time-consuming among all. Even after this, candidates were able to attempt 25+ questions with ease.

SBI Clerk Prelims Section-wise Analysis 2020

The SBI Clerk Prelims exam is held online. Candidates were asked a total of 100 MCQs from the English Language (30), Reasoning Ability (35) and Numerical Ability (35). Let’s check out the number of questions asked from each topic:

1) English Language: This section was easy as questions were mainly asked from reading comprehensions, fillers, cloze test, rearrangement of sentences and others as follows.

Topics Asked Number of questions
Reading Comprehension 8
Sentence Rearrangement 5
Cloze test 5
Error Spotting 5
Word Usage 2
Spelling error 5
Total 30 questions

2) Reasoning Ability: This section was of easy level included questions such as Puzzles, syllogism, Inequality, coding-decoding, Direction and others.

Topics Asked Number of questions
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 15
Syllogism 5
Number Series 5
Inequality 5
Direction Sense 3
Miscellaneous 2
Total 35 questions

3) Numerical Ability: The section was easy to solve as questions in this section were asked from topics such as Data Interpretation, Number Series, Simplification and Arithmetic.

Topics Asked Number of questions
Data Interpretation (Tabular) 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Number Series (Missing Pattern) 5
Simplification 10
Miscellaneous Questions 10
Total 35 questions

With the topics asked in the exam, you can now mentally strategize yourself and pick the right sections to attempt on priority. This way it becomes simple to maximise your marks and save time while attempting the sections.

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