05 Jun

SBI Clerk Prelims 2016: Exam Analysis, Answer Key, Cutoff & Results

SBI conducted the prelims exam for the recruitment of Clerks in 2016. The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy, so we can expect high cutoff in the exam.

SBI Clerk Prelims 2016: Exam Analysis:

The online exam consisted of 3 sections i.e. Mathematics, Reasoning and English. The total time is 1 hour, so clearly Speed, Accuracy and Planning was very important.

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 17-21 15 min.
Reasoning Ability 24-26 20 min.
Quantitative Aptitude 17-21 25 min.
59-65 60 Minutes


Topic No. of Questions Level
Series 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation
Simplification 10 Easy
Data Interpretation


5 Easy
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio, etc.) 15 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

*Note: No questions came from quadratic equation.


Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension

(Story on a King)

10 Easy
Cloze Test 

(Story Based on Duck)

5 Easy
Para jumble

(Story based)

5 Moderate
Spelling Correction 5 Moderate
Errors 5 Easy
Total 30 Moderate


Topic No. of Questions Level
Inequalities 5 Easy
Coding & Decoding 3 Easy

(Week Days Letter Posting)

5 Moderate

(Circular Arrangement)

5 Moderate
Number/Alphabetical Series 3+5 Easy

 (Direction Sense, Blood Relations , etc. )

9 Easy

*Note: No question came from Syllogism.

SBI Clerk Prelims 2016: Cutoff & Results:

The cutoff is expected to be very high. Around 50-60 marks. The results will be announced in one week. We will update this post with more details.