State Bank of India Clerk Main Exam 2020 (31st October): Analysis - Shift 1

All those candidates who qualified the Prelims Exam of SBI Clerk 2020 appeared for the Main exam today. SBI Clerk Main Exam 2020 would be conducted in two time slots - morning and evening. A total of 190 questions had to be answered in 160 minutes. All the other sections, except the English Language section, were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. There was a negative marking of one-fourth marks assigned to that question for every incorrect answer.

The detailed break-up of SBI Clerk Main Exam 2020 is as follows:

Section Total Questions Total Marks Level of Difficulty Good Attempts Time Taken (In Minutes)
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 Easy-Moderate 30-32 35
General English 40 40 Easy-Moderate 23-26 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Moderate 28-30 45
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 Easy-Moderate 26-29 45
Total 190 200 Moderate 110-120 160

Note: Section wise and overall cut-offs are not uniform for all states.

General/Financial Awareness

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Most of the questions came from the Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness and Current Affairs of last 5-6 months. About 40 questions were from current affairs.

General English

Topic Number of questions Level of difficulty
2 Reading comprehensions – (Based on Dumping of Plastic Wastage; and Help of sleep in immunity) 12 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test – Bold words based 6 Easy
Fill in the blanks 5 Easy-Moderate
Spot the error (Does not have error) 5 Easy
Idioms and Phrases 4 Easy-Moderate
Antonyms … a sentence was given. (Double words based) 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 3 Easy-Moderate

The overall difficulty of this section was easy to moderate.

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic Number of questions Level of difficulty
DI (Table – Incomplete values based/Ratio of Number of Doctors and Engineers based.) 5 Moderate
DI (Pie Chart + Table: 120000 Amount + 5 Cities based) 5 Moderate
DI (Bar Graphs + Table)-Library/Books issued based. 5 Moderate
DI (Miscellaneous) 5 Moderate
DI (Caselet – Probability/Cards based) 5 Moderate
Comparison of 2 quantities: Quantity 1 /Quantity 2 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous (Quant based word problems –Percentage, Probability, Profit, Loss and Discount, Time and work etc.) 15 Moderate

The DI sets were calculation based and time consuming. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Topic Number of Questions Level of difficulty
AR (Linear Arrangement- 2 Parallel rows based / Boat based – 2 sides - - 6 members each side.) 5 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement – Box based) 5 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement –9 letters/West to East/need to arrange in 3 array) 5 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement - 30 chairs/3 persons based) 5 Moderate
AR (Miscellaneous) 5 Moderate
Alphanumeric Series 2 Easy
Input-output 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 3 Moderate
Logical Reasoning (Course of action, Statement and assumption etc.) 6 Moderate
Miscellaneous 9 Easy-Moderate

Level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. There were no questions from Computer Aptitude.

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