SBI Clerk Mains 2016: Exam Analysis – 26th June Shift I


Here we are with the Second Day, First Shift Analysis. Yesterday was the day when most of you got to know the actual pattern of the questions being followed in the exam. Students who had the examination today got some benefit from yesterday’s reviews as unexpectedly no computer questions were asked in the exam. So now, lets have a glance on today’s exam.

Friends, the sections were arranged in the same manner it was published in the recruitment notification and as it was asked yesterday. The Order of section was like GA > English > Reasoning > Quant.

But the sections were named as “test 1”,  “test 2”, “test 3” and “test 4” following the same pattern as it was yesterday.


Over-All Analysis:

The story remained exactly same as it was yesterday. Today’s first shift exam was also of moderate to difficult level and it was not a typical clerk exam as was conducted earlier. The Quant Section was Difficult and English was bit Moderate. There were no questions from Computer in any Section. Everyone said that Reasoning and GA was only savior in the exam. The below table will give a clear idea.

Section Level Good Attempts
 General/Financial   Awareness Easy-Moderate 42-45
 General English  Moderate 34-36
Quantitative Aptitude Difficult 30-35
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude Moderate-Difficult 33-37
Overall Moderate-Difficult 139-153


The quant section was as expected. There were no surprises in this section and it remained tough just as yesterday. Arithmetic was the toughest among all the questions in this section.

Topic No of Questions Level
 Number Series 5 Moderate-Difficult
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Data Interpretation

(linear graph/Table)

10 5 Easy, 5 Difficult (Calculative)
 Approximation 5 Easy
Arithmetic including Geometry + Data Sufficieny 25 Moderate-Difficult
Total 50 Difficult


This section followed yesterday’s exam trend and there were no questions from computer. Again, a set of questions  based on diagram.was asked in the exam. Rest everything was as anticipated.

Topic No of Questions Level

(Floor and Profession/Linear Arrangement and Blood Relation/ Increasing or Decreasing Order)

15 Moderate
 Seating Arrangement


5 Easy-Moderate
 Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
 Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Inequalities 5 Easy
 Logical Reasoning
Alpha Numeric symbol 5 Easy-Moderate
Input-Output 5 Moderate
Questions based on Diagram

(Triangle and Dots)

3 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Total 50 Easy-Moderate


This section was moderate and students said that it was a normal experience. It was not tough but not easy as well. So we can say that accuracy will play an important role.

Topic No of Questions Level
 Reading Comprehension
(China poverty some times ago was 61% but now 4% only, while in south Africa 1/2 people live in poverty)
15 Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Easy-Moderate
Para-jumbled 5 Moderate
 Spelling/Irrelevant Words 5 Easy
Double/Single Fillers 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Moderate

General Awareness:

This seemed to be the favorite section for all the students. The banking awareness and current affairs were the dominating parts. There were some questions from Static as well. Let’s see how second shift reacts!!


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