SBI Clerk Mains 2021 Exam Takeaways from the Last Year's Exam

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : September 27th, 2021

Takeaways from SBI Clerk 2020 for SBI Clerk Main 2021: SBI is going to announce the SBI Clerk prelims 2021 result anytime soon. Students who have done well in the exam must start their preparation for the SBI Clerk main exam as soon as possible.

After the announcement of the prelim result, there will not be much time for the aspirants to prepare. So students must start preparation from now only. As a result, it's critical to know what to expect in the upcoming SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2021.

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SBI is going to announce the SBI Clerk prelims 2021 result anytime soon. Students who have done well in the exam must start their preparation for the SBI Clerk main exam as soon as possible.

After the announcement of the prelim result, there will not be much time for the aspirants to prepare. So students must start preparation from now only. As a result, it's critical to know what to expect in the upcoming SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2021.

SBI Clerk 2021 Mains Exam Pattern

In this post, we'll look at the previous year's SBI Clerk Mains exam and try to anticipate the predicted pattern for the SBI Clerk Mains exam 2021 based on factors like the exam's difficulty level, types of questions asked, new pattern questions (if any), and so on. But, before we get into the analysis, let's get a better understanding of the exam format:

Section NameNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
General English404035 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total1902002 hours 40 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

Let's discuss the topic-wise questions asked in the quantitative aptitude section in SBI Clerk mains 2020 and based on that what we can expect in the SBI Clerk main 2021.

Topics

Number of questions asked

What to expect in 2021?

Tabular DI and Pie chart

number of questions: 5

Around 10-15 questions can be expected

Bar Graph 

The number of questions: 5 ques

5 questions can be expected

Caselet

The number of questions: 13 (5+5+3)

Details: Moderate to difficult level

around 10-12 questions can be expected

Data Sufficiency

Number of questions: 5 ques

Details: moderate

around 4-5 questions can be expected

Quantity based Question

Number of questions: 5 ques

Details: Moderate level (Comparison type)

4-5 questions can be expected

Arithmetic

The number of questions: 17 ques

Details: Questions were asked from the various arithmetic chapters like percentage, mixture and allegation, ratio, partnership, time and work, time speed and distance, boat and stream, probability, mensuration, permutation, and combination.

Rest will come from arithmetic and miscellaneous chapters

Takeaways:

  • Data Interpretations may be asked a total of 20 questions. Practice new types of DIs such as Funnel Shape-based DI, Scattered graphs, and so on.
  • Data interpretation is a major field from which most questions are asked.
  • Solve at least 2-3 advanced level DI's on a daily basis with a timer.
  • The majority of DIs are based on arithmetic topics such as mixtures and alligations, partnership, probability, and so on. So prepare these topics as well
  • Prepare Data Sufficiency and number series(especially wrong number series)

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

Let's discuss the topic-wise questions asked in the reasoning ability section in SBI Clerk mains 2020 and based on that what we can expect in the SBI Clerk main 2021.

Topics

Number of Questions asked

Expected Number of questions in 2021

Puzzle

Number of Questions: 30

Details: Dual row sitting arrangement puzzle

Box based puzzle-5 ques

The circular arrangement

Row and columns based puzzle

Floor based puzzle

around 4-6 sets of puzzles can be expected with 20-30 questions in total

Machine Input Output

 

Number of Questions: 5 ques

Details: The level of the ques was difficult and tricky

5 questions can be expected

 Logical reasoning

Number of Questions: 5 ques

Details: Inference based

Strengthening and weakening of arguments

Assertion

around 5 questions can be expected

 Alphanumeric series

Number of Questions: 2-3 ques

Details: Letter, symbol, and number-based

 

Data Sufficiency

Number of Questions: 3 ques

Details: Blood relation and direction sense

around 4-5 questions can be expected

Letter Arrangement

Number of Questions: 3 questions

Details: The level of the questions were easy to moderate

 
  • Major questions will be asked from the puzzle section.
  • Practice a variety of puzzles, such as those based on direction sense, Concentric Square puzzles, and puzzles based on blood relationships.
  • Use all of the resources available to you and put them to good use.
  • 3-4 advanced-level puzzles should be practiced every day.
  • Prepare the Logical Reasoning part after the puzzles and seating arrangement.
  • Around 3-7 questions can be expected from blood relation, direction sense, and coding-decoding.

English Language for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

Let's discuss the topic-wise questions asked in the English language section in SBI Clerk mains 2020 and based on that what we can expect in the SBI Clerk main 2021.

 Topics 

 Number of Questions asked

Number of expected questions in 2021

Reading Comprehension

Number of questions: 14-16

Details: 2 sets were there.

Around 15-20 questions can be expected

Cloze test

The number of questions: (5+5)

around 7-10 questions can be expected

Idiom Based

Number of questions: 5

Details: Two idioms were given in a sentence, and we must find their replacements to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

3-4 questions can be expected

Fillers

The number of questions: 4-5

Details: Double fillers.

3-4 questions can be expected

Error Spotting

Number of questions: 7-8

Details:  In some questions, the sentence with the error was to be identified.

6-7 questions can be expected

Takeaways:

  • As always, reading comprehension will be given the highest priority.
  • Daily newspaper reading is recommended because reading comprehension can be based on any current topic.
  • Reading newspapers on a daily basis will assist you in quickly solving Grammar-based questions.
  • Practice at least one mock test of the English language every day and analyze it thoroughly.

General/Financial Awareness for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

Let's discuss the topic-wise questions asked in the General awareness section in SBI Clerk mains 2020 and based on that what we can expect in the SBI Clerk main 2021.

 Topics  

 Number of questions asked

What to expect in 2021?

Current Affairs

Current Affairs of the last 4 months were asked. 30-35 questions were from current affairs

Maximum questions will come from this section. You can expect around 60% of questions from this. Cover last 6 months current affairs

Static GK 

 4-5 questions were asked 

 6-7 questions can be expected

Banking and Financial Awareness

 Total 10-12 questions.

10-13 questions can be expected.

Takeaways:

  • To build the current affairs section, major questions are posed.
  • Prepare current events from the past 6-8 months prior to the exam date.
  • Prepare static and banking awareness as well; these two areas will be the subject of up to ten questions.

So this is all about the SBI Clerk 2020 mains analysis and based on that what you can expect in the upcoming SBI Clerk main 2021. Also, we have discussed the topic-wise expected questions based on previous years' analysis.

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Ritika Gupta

Ritika GuptaJun 10, 2020

Pre ki result kb tk aayegi??
Rashmi

RashmiJun 13, 2020

I have attempted 94 in sbi clerk prelims from west bengal... Do I have chance to clear it??
Ajay Kumar

Ajay KumarJun 17, 2020

Result ka pata nahi
Sonal Priya

Sonal PriyaJun 26, 2020

I hv attempted 80 in prelims.. Applied from chhattisgarh.. Any chaces of qualifying??? Plzz rply
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  • You can expect around 15-20 reading comprehension questions in SBI Clerk main 2021.

  • Around 4-5 sets of puzzles with approximately 20-25 questions can be expected in SBI Clerk main 2021.

  • Based on the previous year's analysis, you can expect the level to be moderate to tough.

  • You can expect around 30 questions from current affairs in the SBI Clerk main 2021.

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