Analysis of SBI Associates Clerk
SBI Associates Clerk exam has started on 24th January. Till now, six shifts of the exam have happened and multiple shifts are left. Below is the section-wise analysis of the exam till 15th 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 accuracy. 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 Set
  • 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 Comprehensions 
  • 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.

General Awareness Questions:

  • Capital of Canada – Ottawa
  • Bhutanese currency – Ngultrum
  • CEO of NITI Aayog – Sindhushree Khullar
  • Who is Shinzo Abe – Japenese Prime Minister
  • Who among the following was one of the previous RBI governor – Y V Reddy
  • Who among the following is not in the ex- officio’s list in NITI – 5 ministers were given(Members of NITI Aayog Arun jaitely, Rajnath Singh, Suresh Prabhu and Radha Mohan Singh)
  • PK movie director – Raj Kumar Hirani
  • World water day – 22nd March
  • 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
  • Headquarter of International Maritime Organization (IMO) is situated at – London, UK.
  • 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
  • 1 question from Fiscal deficit
  • 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
  • Who won Nobel Prize in micro economics? – Amartya Sen
  • Fort Aguada which state – Goa
  • IMF provides loan to whom? Only Member Countries
  • Next G 20 Summit – Istanbul, Turkey
  • New chief of IB – Dineshwar Sharma
  • Fresh water lake in U.S.A – Lake Superior
  • Purpose of monetary policy?
  • 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 February 
  • Internet users in India in dec 2014 – 300 Million
  • Founder of self-help groups who won Nobel Prize for this? Mohammad Yunus
  • 1 question on NPA
  • Casa related to?
  • Anirudh Jagannath is the PM of which country? – Mauritius
  • FAO headquarters – Rome, Italy
  • 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 January
  • 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
  • Recently Gyan Sangam Held in Pune For what Purpose – Banking Reform
  • APEC summit 2014 venue – Beijing
  • Chief Economic advisor to GOI – Arvind Subramanian
  • 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 – Governer 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
  • Barak Obama wife name – Michelle Obama
  • CVV FULL FORM – Card Verification Value
  • PAKISTAN CURRENCY – Pakistani Rupee
  • BSBDA A/C FULL FORM – Basic Savings Bank Account
  • Dramatic decade author? –Pranab Mukherjee
  • IMF headquarters –Washington D.C.  
  • NITI Aayog vice  chairperson – Arvind Panagariya 
  • Who is Punkaj mishra – Writer
  • National voters day – 25th January
  • Argentina capital- Buenos Aires
  • Greece currency – Euro
  • BSF Foundation day –1 December
  • RBI regulate which sector -Banking
  • Sachin autobiography-Playing It My Way
  • 2011 highest urban population state- Maharastra
  • 1 mb = 1024 kb
  • Dong Fong missile strike range- Max.550 kms.
  • UNISCO Headquarter- Paris
  • Roger Federer related to which sport- Tennis
  • Where SAARC summit – Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Summer Olympics venue – China
  • Japan give award –  Dr. Manmohan singh
  • Hudhud affect which coast? – Visakhapatnam
  • Bharatnatyam start from which state – Tamil Nadu
  • Agni4 range – 3,000 – 4,000 km
  • 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 maximun gold mines – China
  • Which was the warmest year ever? – 2014
  • Which were the two new earths like planets discovered? – Kepler 438-b and Kepler 442-b
  • What is the currency of China? – Yuan
  • Rbi cut in repo rate by how much? – 25 basis points
  • There were few questions related to Census 2011
Note: The above information is based on the memory of our students and experts who appeared in the examination on 15th 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.


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