Analysis of SBI Associates Clerk exam – till 22nd February
SBI Associates Clerk exam started on 24th January.
Till now, ten shifts of the exam have happened and two shifts are left. Below
is the section-wise analysis of the exam till 22nd February and
you can see the questions asked in GA section at the end of this post. 

Overall, the exam was easy to moderate. A good number of attempts
in the exam were 150 – 170.
Overall Recommendation:

  • Focus on
    . Because the paper is
    easy to moderate, you may be able to do more questions than normal.
    However, it is more important to get more of them right. In GA, CK/
    Marketing and English, only guess if you are at least 50% sure of the
    answer. Avoid wild guesses. In DI and Reasoning, double check your
    solutions and be extremely vigilant. Simply by avoiding silly mistakes,
    you can push your accuracy in these 2 sections above 90%
  • Move on to next question
    if you are not able to solve/ recall the answer. Do not get stuck with one
    question. There are a lot of other questions which you can solve and
    score well. Good luck

Overall, the Reasoning section was easy to moderate. A good number of attempts
in the exam were 33-38. There were no questions from non-verbal reasoning.
Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Syllogism 
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Sitting Arrangement 
  • Puzzle 
  • Coded Inequalities 
  • Statement and Assumptions
Numerical Ability:

Overall, the NA section was easy to moderate and a good number of attempts in
this section were 30-35. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Number Series 
  • One Data Interpretation
  • Simplification 
  • Arithmetic (Profit Loss,
    Time & work, Percentage, Age, etc. 

Overall, the English section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate
could attempt 33-38 questions. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Reading
  • Rearrangement 
  • Cloze test 
  • Error Spotting 
General Awareness:

Overall, the GA section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate
could attempt 25-30 questions. The questions in this section were from the
topics like World Organisations, Banking abbreviations, Dates and Days,
Books and authors, Census, Science and Technology, Capitals
and Currencies, International Summits, RBI and it’s functions and Sports.

Marketing + Computer Knowledge:

Overall, the CK/ Marketing section was easy to moderate and a well prepared
candidate could attempt 33-38 questions in this section. Topics from which
the questions were asked: Marketing related to Finance and Banking, MS Office,
Application Software, Hardware, Software, and Input-Output Units.

Note: The above information is based on the memory of our students and
experts who appeared in the examination on 24th January, 25th January, 
February, 21st February  and 22nd February
2015. The pattern and difficulty level may/ may not be the same in the upcoming
 SBI Associate Clerk shifts. If it is
different than what you expect, do not panic or worry. Whatever be the level of
examination, the cutoff marks will be normalized as per the exam level.


General Awareness Questions:

  • Capital of Canada – Ottawa
  • Bhutanese currency – Ngultrum
  • CEO of NITI Aayog – Sindhushree
  • Who is Shinzo Abe – Japanese
    prime minister
  • Who among the following
    was one of the previous RBI governor – Y
    V Reddy
  • PK movie director – Rajkumar
  • World water day – 22nd
  • Minister of Road Transport
    and Highways – Nitin Gadkari
  • World Environment Day is
    observed on – 05 June
  • Author of “God of
    small things” – Arundhati Roy
  • WU-14 is launched
    by- China
  • Speed of Computer is
    measured in- Hertz
  • New chief of RAW – Mr.
    Rajinder Khanna
  • Strait time person of the
    year – Narendra Modi
  • Wular Fresh lake in which
    state of India-Jammu and Kashmir
  • Name of boxer recently
    banned – Sarita Devi
  • Bandhavgarh National Park
    is in which state – Madhya Pradesh
  • Chairman of NITI Ayog
    – PM Narendra Modi
  • Currency Philippines
    – Philippine peso 
  • Brazil capital – Brasilia
  • Sarita devi which sports
    – Boxing
  • RBI doesn’t control which
    one of them? ICICI Prudential
  • America Canada line
    – Parallel line 49
  • Fort Aguada which state
    – Goa
  • Next G 20 Summit – Istanbul,
  • New chief of IB – Dineshwar
  • Fresh water lake in U.S.A
    – Lake Superior
  • Purpose of monetary
  • 1 question on which of the
    following is not a Credit rating agency of India?
  • Which is regulator of
    commodity market – FMC
  • Cancer day – 4th
  • Internet users in India in
    dec 2014 – 300 Million
  • Anirudh Jagannath is the
    PM of which country? – Mauritius
  • FAO headquarters – Rome,
  • Urban development union
    minister – Venkaiah Naidu
  • According to 2011 census
    female rate per 1000 males in Haryana? – 879
  • Confucius prize was
    awarded to whom? – Fidel Castro
  • Dandi Kutir is established
    in which place recently? – Gandhinagar
  • Wandering in many worlds
    is autobiography of whom? – V. R. Krishna Iyer
  • Australia capital – Canberra
  • Afghanistan Currency
    – Afghan Afghani
  • National Youth Day – 12th
  • 2018 Commonwealth Game
    – Gold Coast, Australia 
  • PMJDY payment card – Rupay
  • Small and Payment bank
    need how much Capital for start-up? – 100 Crore
  • Recently people of 13
    country make march and pray for world peace in which state- Bihar
  • In India recently Bio fuel
    Train started from – Rohtak to Rewari 
  • External Affair Minister
    – Smt. Sushma Swaraj
  • APEC summit 2014 venue
    – Beijing
  • Chief
    Economic adviser to GOI – Arvind
  • Switzerland beat whom to
    win Davis cup – France
  • Anemia is caused by
    deficiency of which vitamin – Vitamin B12
  • Bihu dance is related to
    which state – Assam
  • International court of
    justice HQ – The Hague
  • Prize given to Raghuram
    Rajan recently – Governor of the Year in Central
    Banks awards
  • Newspaper name of recent
    France attack – Charlie Hebdo
  • Highest mortality rate in
    infants state – Odisha
  • CBI new director – Mr.
    Anil Kumar Sinha
  • Barack obama wife name – Michelle Obama
  • CVV FULL FORM – Card
    Verification Value
    – Basic Savings Bank Account
  • Dramatic decade author? –Pranab
  • IMF headquarters –Washington
  • NITI Aayog vice
     chairperson – Arvind Panagariya 
  • Who is Punkaj mishra
    – Writer
  • National voters day
    – 25th January
  • Argentina capital- Buenos
  • Greece currency – Euro
  • BSF Foundation day –1
  • RBI regulate which
    sector -Banking
  • Sachin autobiography-Playing
    It My Way
  • 2011 highest urban
    population state-Maharashtra
  • UNESCO Headquarter- Paris
  • Roger Federer related to
    which sport- Tennis
  • Bharatnatyam start from
    which state – Tamil Nadu
  • Where is the head quarter
    of UNICEF? – New York 
  • When do we observe army
    day? – 15th January
  • Water week started from
    – 13th January in context with Ganga Rejuvenation Plan
  • Who is the current Defense
    minister of India? – Manohar Parikar
  • Jim Corbett national park
    is situated in which state? – Uttarakhand  
  • Denmark capital – Copenhagen
  • Which is the Country
    having maximum gold mines – China
  • Which was the warmest year
    ever? – 2014
  • What is the currency of
    China? – Yuan
  • RBI cut in repo rate
    by how much? – 25 basis points
  • 2017 FIFA Under 17 World Cup will be hosted in which
    country? – India
  • Maximum cancer cases is in which state of India ?- Punjab
  • EMI full form – Equated Monthly Installment
  • Who appoints ombudsmen – RBI
  • MacMohan line divides – India and China
  • Arun Jaitley is Rajya sabha member from which state ? – Gujarat
  • NABARD full form. – National Bank
    for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Which is fastest channel for transferring money – ­ RTGS
  • Naira is the currency of ­­ – Nigeria
  • Malaysian currency – Ringgit
  • World Social Justice Day – 20 February
  • Who regulates mutual funds?  SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India )
  • Who is the President of Zimbabwe ? – Robert
  • IFRS full form  – International
    Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Nehru Trophy is associated with which game – Football
  • NDB full form – New Development Bank.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility committee headed is by
    – Anil Baijal 
  • S. Jaishankar is appointed as ? – Foreign
  • Chillika lake is in which state ? Orissa
  • What is the Currency of Japan- Yen
  • 2019 Cricket World Cup will be held in – England
    and wales
  • Baht is the currency of which country? – Thailand
  • 2014
    Economics Nobel prize winner – Jean Tirole