SBI Clerk Mains Exam Review 2016 & Expected Cutoffs – Detailed Analysis: SBI clerk mains exam was held on June 25 & 26th for the recruitment of junior associates & agricultural junior associates. Now We are providing complete review of SBI clerk mains exam 2016 based on candidate’s feedback. Most of them who had easily cleared prelims test felt the SBI main exam as too tough. Here is SBI clerk mains review 2016 & expected cutoff:
Large number of youth want to be part of India`s largest public sector bank State Bank of India. Because of the reason behind massive response for vacancy of 17000 clerical jobs in SBI. Following the release of SBI clerk prelims results, candidates had to appear for the main examinations on June 25 & 26th.
SBI Clerk mains exam review – Tough & Tricky Exam
SBI clerk mains was not the exam like few years ago. In 2016 they have incorporated many new changes, right from pattern to question difficulty. SBI Clerk mains exam review:
General overview of clerical mains as shared by many candidates:
With a new system each section of SBI clerk mains exam topics had a time limit within which candidates need to complete answering the questions in it.
All candidates had to answer questions only in the following order, because the order of online test was fixed.
- General awareness (35 mins),
- English language (35 min),
- Reasoning ability & Computer aptitude (45 mins)
- Quantitative aptitude (45 mins),
Many candidates grew nervous thinking about the time limit. Because they cannot move to another section midway for manage time.
General/ Financial Awareness:
Safe attempts to qualify: Answering 32+ questions correctly gives a best chance to qualify in this part.
Note – Though the question was not so hard, it was not easy as well. In-addition to banking & economy related questions, there were also traditional/ static GK such as parks, lakes, headquarters, rivers etc.,
Safe attempts: 30+ correct answers
Note – The questions were similar to that of prelims. Reading comprehension, Para-jumbles, Cloze tests, Sentence correction & etc were topics asked.
Reasoning & Computer aptitude:
Safe attempts: 30+ answers with good accuracy
Note – There was a hope of getting at-least 20 computer awareness questions along with reasoning questions.
But it had only aptitude problems to solve involving symbolic representations & binary digits. It was a major disappointment for candidates who expected some basic questions on computers, which are easy to answer.
Coming to reasoning problems, the difficulty level was between easy to moderate. Some topics are:
- Input/ Output
- Data sufficiency
Safe attempts: 25+ with 100% accuracy should be good enough to qualify
Note – The inability to recognize the concept was the biggest problem because only few questions were direct. All others required understanding of concepts first.
- Number series
- Quadratic equations
- Simple/ Compound interest
- Data sufficiency
- Time & work/distance
- Data interpretation
With just 45 minutes limit, few candidates found it hard to answer after their poor show in the remaining sections.
SBI Clerk Mains Expected Cutoffs : sbi clerk mains review
Conclusion of SBI Clerk mains exam review: There was very surprising to see single digit marks as sectional cutoffs in SBI clerk prelims cutoffs. Prelims cutoffs reached 66 in Delhi & Punjab. On the other hand, candidates of Telengana, Andhra pradesh, Tamilnadu were even more shocked to see very low total cutoffs for their states.
So it is difficult to calculating the SBI clerk mains cutoff scores. But feedback of many candidates, here are the SBI clerk mains expected cutoffs:
- General awareness: 12 – 16
- English: 10 – 15
- Reasoning: 8 – 14
- Quantitative aptitude: 7 – 13
There are separate state-wise cutoffs on total scores as well which will differ for SBI clerk.
- General: 90 – 110
- OBC: 85 – 100
- SC: 80- 90
- ST: 60 – 75