Review of SBI Clerk Exam 2016 – SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Review, or SBI Clerk Pre Exam Analysis of exam held on 28 May 2016 is given here along with expected cut offs. SBI Clerk 2016 / SBI JA and JAA Recruitment 2016 preliminary exam was held on the second day on 28 May 2016. SBI Clerk Prelim Exam Analysis of Day 2 (28.05.2016) highlights overall difficulty level of exam, expected cut off, discussion on question and answers, and more such points. As a candidate who has appeared for the exam on this day, SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Analysis will be helpful in judging how well you have performed while waiting for the result of SBI Clerk 2016 pre exam. If you are a candiate who is yet to appear for the SBI Clerk 2016 Prelims then this analysis would help in preparation.

Difficulty level as per SBI Clerk 2016 Prelim Exam Analysis of the 28th May 2016 exam (for both shifts) was moderate to moderately difficult.

SBI Clerk 28 May 2016 Prelim Exam Review and Analysis


Analysis of SBI Clerk 2016 preliminary exam has been published here after first, second, and third shifts of 28th May 2016 exam.

Test Qs Marks Difficulty level Good attempts
English language 30 30 Easy – Moderate 18 – 20
Numerical ability 35 35 Moderate 18 – 20
Reasoning ability 35 35 Moderate 22 – 24
Total / Overall 100 100 Moderate 58 – 64

Section wise analysis is given below.

English language

Those who had prepared well for English Language section by practicing basic grammar rules and MCQs based on them, found this section to be quite easy. Others found it moderately tough. The break up of questions was approximately like this:

  • Reading Comprehension – 1 passage followed by 10 questions
  • Cloze test – 5 questions
  • Spot the error – 5 questions
  • Find the correct spelling – 5 questions
  • Para jumble – 5 questions

Numerical Ability

Simple calculations were involved. As long as candidate avoids silly mistakes in addition, subtraction, multiplication division, this section could be easily attempted. Many were glad to see scarcity of quadratic equation questions. Questions were asked mainly on the following topics:

  • Simplification – 10 questions
  • Number series – 5 questions
  • Miscellaneous (Work and Time, Simple Interest, Average, Boat and Stream, Profit and Loss, Mixture, Alligation, Partnership) – 15 questions
  • Data Interpretation – 1 set of 5 questions

Reasoning Ability

Some people are better at solving puzzles than others. With practice however, it is easy to start identifying patterns and solve them. Reasoning section in SBO Clerk Recruitment Exam 2016 consisted of mainly the following types of questions:

  • Inequalities – 5 questions
  • Coding and Decoding – 5 questions
  • Alphanumeric series – 5 questions
  • Puzzles and arrangements such as circular and tabular – 3 sets, 15 questions
  • Miscellaneous including blood relation, directions – 5 questions

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