Expected Exam Level of SBI Clerk Pre 2020


Expected Exam Level of SBI Clerk Pre 2020

Level of SBI Clerk Pre 2020 (Discussion about Previous year paper, exam analysis, and exam pattern)

For those who have a dream to get the job in SBI, we have good news! The Notification for SBI Clerk 2020 has been officially released.

SBI Clerk 2020

SBI has recently invited application for the recruitment of 8134 Junior Associates in the bank. Application process for SBI Clerk has been started from 3rd January 2020. Interested candidates can fill SBI Clerk Exam 2020 application forms online before the last date i.e. 26th January 2020.

1) Eligibilty Criteria

A. Education Qualification:

Candidates should possess a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

B. Age Limit:

The minimum age of the candidates should be 20 years and maximum age should be 28 years as on 1st Jan 2020.

2) Selection Process

The selection will be done on the basis of online test and test of specified local Languages.

Online test will be conducted in two Phases:

  1. Preliminary
  2. Main

Preliminary Exam

Sr. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1. English language 30 30 20 min.
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min.
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min.
  Total 100 100 1 Hour

The Candidates who qualify the Prelims exam will be eligible for Main exam.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2020

The preliminary examination syllabus of SBI Clerk 2020 is as mentioned below:

Reasoning Numerical Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation  
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage  
Blood Relations Number Systems  
Input Output Sequence & Series  
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability  

Level of Preliminary Exam in SBI Clerk Pre 2020:-

As far as previous year SBI Clerk Exam is concerned, level of prelims exam was easy to moderate.

Topic Wise Analysis of SBI Clerk Prelims 2019

English Language: The level was 'easy to moderate'. SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims exam usually contained the questions from the topic - Reading Comprehension, Spelling Error, & Rearrangement of Sentences.

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension (Musical Instrument) 8 Easy-Moderate
Miss-spelt 5 Easy
Sentence Improvement 5 Easy
Rearrangement of Sentences 5 Easy
Error Detection 7 Easy


Numerical Ability: The level of Numerical Ability was ‘easy to moderate’. Questions asked were usually covered from the topics - Wrong Number Series, Approximation, Simplification, DI, and Quadratic & Arithmetic. These questions were easy to attempt. If practiced well, this section could be qualified with good score.

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Wrong Number Series 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 5 Easy
Data Interpretation (Table) 5 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic 5 Easy
Arithmetic  - Profit, Loss and Discount, Partnership, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Permutation & Combination, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Probability 10  


Reasoning Ability: Questions asked in this section were covered from the topics - Directions, Syllogism, Coding, Alphanumeric & Puzzles. This section is always a scoring section for the students. The difficulty level of puzzles was ‘easy to moderate’. Other questions were easy to attempt.

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Puzzle - Parallel Line 5 Easy-Moderate
Puzzle -  Month Based - Mumbai 5 Easy-Moderate
Puzzle - 7 Members arrangement 5 Easy-Moderate
3-digit Number 5 Easy
Direction 3 Easy
Syllogism 4 Easy
Uncertain 3 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy

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