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SBI Clerk 2014 - Exam Analysis - 19th July (Morning Session)



The State Bank of India conducted on-line examination for the very first time, for the recruitment of Clerk, across the country on the 19th July 2014.  Please find below the analysis of today’s morning session paper.
 
There were 200 questions in the objective paper, which had to be answered in 135 minutes. There were four sections in all - Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness + Computer Knowledge + Marketing Awareness. There was negative marking of one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question for all the sections.


Overall the examination was Easy. The questions in Numerical Ability, Reasoning and English were a bit lengthy but can be solved easily. That’s exactly the point where results might make a difference. Computer Knowledge, Marketing Awareness and General Awareness sections were easy.

PATTERN OF THE EXAM

The pattern of test was as follows:
Section
Total Questions
Max. Marks
Level of
Difficulty
Possible Attempts

Reasoning

40

40

Easy/Moderate

30 – 33

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

Easy/Moderate

30  – 32

GA

40

40

Easy

26 – 30

English Language

40

40

Moderate

30 – 35

Computer+Marketing

40

40

Difficult

25 - 30

Total

200

200


144 - 160


Reasoning 

The overall difficulty level of this section was Easy/ Moderate. Questions were as follows-
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Circle Arrangement
  • North-South Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Blood Relation
  • Data Sufficiency


English Language

The level of this question is Moderate based. The section comprised of questions based on –
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Error Spotting
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para-jumbles
  • Cloze test.

Quantitative Aptitude

The level of the paper was easy/moderate. The question were asked on the following topics -
  • Simplification
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Series
  • Profit and Loss
  • Average


General Awareness

This section was quite easy. The questions were asked on the following topics - 
  • Awards
  • Currency
  • Important days
  • Headquarters of UN
  • Games and Trophy Relation
  • RBI
  • SBI
  • Current Account Deficit
  • Countries and Capital
  • Counsel Ministers of New Govt
  • Indian Budget
  • Recent Appointments
  • Technology


Computer Knowledge/Marketing Awareness

This section was bit difficult to solve and the level was difficult.
  • Computer Knowledge – Really very easy and basic question.
  • Marketing Awareness – The questions asked in the Marketing were very difficult. They were application based and were difficult to understand.



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