SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2020, Shift 2 (31 Oct): Questions Asked, Expected Cut Off, Level

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : October 31st, 2020

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2020 (31st Oct): The second shift of today's SBI Clerk main exam is successfully conducted now. We have already provided you with SBI Clerk Main exam Analysis of shift-1. We hope students have come out of the examination hall with flying colours. Many candidates who are planning to take SBI exam next year or are going to appear in other banking mains exam in due course of time must be looking for the SBI Clerk mains exam analysis shift-2, 2020.

SBI Clerk main exam is the deciding stage for your career. Marks obtained in this exam will be considered for the final merit list. Thus we are sharing SBI Clerk Mains exam review, topic-wise questions asked, good attempts and difficulty level and detailed analysis of the exam. The difficulty level of the SBI Clerk Main exam was Moderate to Difficult. The exam analysis provides useful insights to the aspirants which they can use to analyse the performance in the exam.

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 SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2020, Shift 1

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 31st Oct 2020: Key Highlights

1. Level of Exam - The level of the exam was moderate to difficult

2. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude - Difficult

3. Data Interpretation & Analysis -  Difficult and lengthy

4. English Language - Moderate to difficult

5. Banking/Economy/Financial Awareness - Moderate

6. Toughest Section- Data Interpretation & Analysis

7. Easiest Section - English Language

8. Sequence of the exam- GA>English>Quant>Reasoning

Following are the Exam Reporting Time for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2020:

ShiftReporting TimeExam Time
Shift-18:00 AM9 AM to 11:40 AM
Shift-21:00 PM2:00 PM - 4:40 PM

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Centre Guidelines

  1. Aspirants appearing in the SBI PO Mains exam are required to wear a mask during the examination. 
  2. Candidates are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the IBPS PO exam centre.
  3. Aspirants must have installed Arogya-Setu app on their smartphone and that app should show his/her COVID 19 risk profile.
  4. At the exam centre, the registration of the applicants will be done with the help of photo capture.
  5. In the exam hall, two separate dropbox will be provided for the rough sheets and call letters. Students are required to drop these in their designated boxes. 

SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2020: Overall Difficulty level

SubjectDifficulty Level
English AbilityModerate 
Quantitative AptitudeModerate to Difficult
Reasoning Ability and Computer AptitudeModerate
General AwarenessModerate
Overall Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis: Good Attempts

SubjectGood Attempts
English Ability 23-26
Quantitative Aptitude 18-22
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 23-26
General Awareness 29-33
Overall Good Attempt 104-110

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Review 2020: Data Interpretation & Analysis

Number of questions- 50

Level: Difficult

S. no.Topics askedNumber of questions askedDifficulty Level
1Data Interpretation21-23Q Moderate to Difficult 
3Quantity Comparison4-5QModerate
4Arithmetic 17-19QModerate

Details of the topic

1. Data Interpretation:

  • Pie Chart:
    • Total Questions: 5
    • Based on Production and Selling of Cookies. 
  • Bar Graph: 
    • Total Questions: 5  
    • Four-Part A, B, C, D
    • Radius and Height Cylinder 
  • Caselet:
    • Questions: 5
    • Venn Diagram
    • Fruits Were Given: Orange, Apple
    • The total number was 350
    • The percentage was given. 
  • Caselet:
    • Total Questions: 3-4 
    • Boys and Girls of Class 8, 9, 10.
  • Caselet:
    • Total Questions: 3-4
    • Number of Questions given
    • A correct attempt will give 10 marks
    • The wrong attempt will give -2 marks.

2. Quantity Comparison:

  • Total Questions: 4-5
  • Level of was moderate.

3. Approximation:

  • Total Questions: 5 
  • The level was easy.

4. Arithmetic:

  • Total Questions:
  • The questions were from 

There were 4 sets of data interpretation. 5 questions were asked from each set.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Review 2020: Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Number of questions: 50

Level: Moderate to Difficult

S. no.Topics askedNumber of questions askedDifficulty Level
1Puzzles & Seating Arrangement25Moderate 
2Input-Output Moderate
3Coding-Decoding3 Moderate
4Direction Distance2 Easy
5Alphanumerical Series5Moderate 
6Data Sufficiency 3Moderate
7Coded Blood Relation2 Moderate
8Verbal Reasoning 5Moderate

Details of the topic

1. Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

  • Dual Row Seating Arrangement
    • Total Questions: 5
    • Seven seats in a single row and 6 people were sitting in each row. 
  • Blood Relation Based Linear Arrangement:
    • Total Questions: 5
    • 6 People were in the arrangement.
    • Facing in the north direction.
  • Scheduling Puzzles: 
    • Total Questions:5 
    • Month Based: Jan, Feb, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December 
  • Scheduling Puzzles: 
    • Total Questions: 5
    • Age-Based, Base year were given
  • Tabular Puzzles:
    • Total Questions: 5
    • Seven Person was given.
    • 3 departments: HR, Marketing, Finance
    • They all like a different colour

2. Input-output- LSN based

  • Total Questions: 5
  • 5 Number and 5 Words in the Input-Output

3. Coding-Decoding:

  • Total Questions: 3
  • Conditional CodingRelated to books and number of pages

3. Direction Distance:

  • Total Questions:2
  • The level was easy

4. Coded Blood Relation:

  • Total Questions: 2
  • The level was moderate

5. Alphanumerical Series

  • Total Questions: 5
  • Conditional based questions- 3 
  • Step based Questions-2

6. Data Sufficiency:

  • Total Questions: 3
  • They were from Direction, Box Based and Blood relation. 

7. Verbal Reasoning:

  • Total Questions: 5
  • They were based on Inference, Assumptions, CoA, Etc. 


SBI Clerk Mains Exam Review 2020: English Language

Number of questions: 40

Level: Moderate to difficult

S. no.Topics askedNumber of questions askedDifficulty Level
1Reading Comprehension7+5 =12Moderate 
2Para Jumble5-6Moderate
3Double Fillers5 Moderate
4Sentence Correction5 Moderate
5Words Usage4-5 Moderate
6Sentence Rearrangement4-5Moderate

Details of the topic

1. Reading Comprehension:

  • Total Number of Questions: 12
    • Leader's Responsibility was the theme of the Passage.

2. Para jumble:

  • Total Number of Question: 5-6
  • Total Six sentences were given.
  • There was a fill in the blanks given. 

3. Double Fillers:

  • Total Questions:5
  • Based on synonym and antonym.

4. Sentence Correction: 

  • Total Questions: 5
  • Based on Grammer Concepts

5. Double Fillers:

  • Total Questions: 5
  • In one blank you have to fill synonyms and in other antonyms.

6. Word Usage:

  • Total Questions: 4-5
  • Three sentences were given with three words.

7. Sentence Arrangement:

  • Total Questions: 4-5
  • Three alternates were given in the sentence 

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2020: General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

Number of questions: 40

Level: Moderate

  • Most of the questions were from the past 3 months (most current affairs were of October September, August and July)
  • There were very few questions from Banking and static awareness section
  • Most of the questions were from Current affairs only.

This SBI Clerk Mains exam analysis 2020 has been updated on the feedbacks and reviews shared by aspirants themselves. If you come across any anomaly/ error, do let us know in the comments and we will update as soon as possible.

Note: If you remember any question from the exam, feel free to share it in the comments section!

SBI Clerk Main Exam Expected Cut off 2020:

SBI Clerk Mains exam cut-offs are the minimum qualifying marks that aspirants need in order to secure its place in the merit list. There many facts that may decide the cut off of the SBI Clerk mains Exam cut-offs, some of them are:

  1. The level of the exam.
  2. The number of aspirants appeared in the exam.
  3. The number of vacancies released. etc.

IBPS released different cut for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2020 for different states. In 2019, the maximum cut off was of Hariyana, i.e., 103.25 marks while the minimum was in Karnataka, i.e., 85.75 marks. 

This year the cut-offs of SBI Clerk Mains exam 2020 may fall between the 87 - 107 marks. 

SBI Clerk Mains Frequently Asked Questions:

 1. What was the difficulty level of SBI Clerk Mains, shift-2?

SBI Clerk mains shift-2 exam was of difficult level.

2. What can be the expected cut off for SBI Clerk main?

Cut off for SBI Clerk main will be decided by State Bank Of India only. It will depend on various factors.

3. Which section was the easiest among all?

General awareness section doable for those who had prepared it well.

4. What is the safe number of attempts to clear SBI Clerk main exam?

As per the feedback gathered from the aspirants, candidates must attempt 95+ with 100% accuracy.

5. Do candidates require to wear a mask during the SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2020?

Ans: Yes, wearing a mask is mandatory. 

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Reasoning Mae jo direction based question that uska answer kya hoga
English ka filler ans yaad hai koi ko
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106 Maharashtra obc
ga 37(24 correct 13 wrong)
quant 19(1 wrong)
eng 26
reasoning 24(may be 2-3 wrong)

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Kisiko quant ka Venn diagram wala que yad hai kya
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2 marks questions in reasoning
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