Final Analysis of SBI Associates Clerk

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SBI Associates Clerk exam concluded last week. Below is the section-wise analysis of the exam and you can see the questions asked in GA section at the end of this post. 

Expected Cutoffs:

Sections General OBC SC ST
QA 16 13 12 12
Reasoning 16 13 12 12
English 16 13 12 12
GA 14 11 10 9
CK +Marketing 18 16 14 12
Overall 140 (+/-) 10* 130 (+/-) 10* 120 (+/-) 10* 110 (+/-) 10*

*Depending upon the state/zone


Overall


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


Reasoning: 

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:

  • Letter Coding: 2
  • Blood Relation: 2
  • Problems on Ages: 1
  • Simple Puzzle: 10
  • Complex arrangement: 5
  • Direction Sense: 3
  • Dictionary/Alphabetical Puzzle: 2
  • Mathematical Operations/Inequalities: 5
  • Data Sufficiency: 5
  • Syllogism-2 Statement: 4
  • Cause/Effect: 1



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: 5
  • Operations on Numbers: 2
  • Simplification: 5
  • Averages and Percentage: 3
  • Problems on Numbers and Ages: 3
  • Profit loss Discount: 3
  • Partnership: 1
  • SI & CI: 2
  • Time Work and Distance: 2
  • Boats and Streams: 2
  • Area and Volumes: 2
  • Bar Graphs: 5
  • Tabulation: 5



English:

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 Comprehension: 10
  • Jumble Sentences: 5
  • Spotting error and Sentence correction: 10
  • Cloze Passage: 10
  • Sentence Completion: 5



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 across all the shifts. The pattern and difficulty level may/ may not have been same in all the shifts. Whatever has been 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 Khullar
  • 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 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • APEC summit 2014 venue – Beijing
  • Chief Economic adviser 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 – 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
  • 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-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 Mugabe
  • 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 Secretary
  • 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