Exam Review - SBI Clerk Prelims - 22 May 2016

Hello and welcome to exampundit .So, today was the very first day of the first ever SBI Clerk Prelims. There was lots tension about this exam as nobody had idea about it. However, it turned out to be easier than expected.

We have gathered all the reviews from 4 shifts of 22nd May, 2016 and now providing you a consolidated review of SBI Clerk Prelims 2016.

Exam Review – There was no mixed reviews today. All the reviews were positive and clearly stated that the exam was Easy. Those who have been preparing for LIC AAO, UIIC AO and SBI PO found it very very easy. The reasoning was the easiest as per the reviews. There was no Syllogisms, the questions were very easy. The blood relation, coding-decoding problems were very easy. Puzzles were also easy.

The questions quantitative aptitude were from Data Interpretation, Simple-Compound Interest problems, number series, time and distance, boats and streams were also easy. However, there was a few reviews which stated, quantitative aptitude was slightly calculative, but that actually did not matter. English was also very easy. There were reading comprehension questions where the article was not lengthy. There were few feedbacks where some took a little time solving the sentence rearrangements. Overall, the exam was very easy.

Average Attempt – Regardless of any state, shift, category, the average attempt was between 74 to 82.


Trending Topic(s) – The trending topics of the first day was #NoSyllogism and #TimeManagement. No syllogism questions was a big surprise for everyone. On the other hand, one could easily attempt a lot if he was having a proper time management strategy.

Verdict – The exam was easy, but the aspirants appearing next week should not take it for granted. We have seen how the standard changes overnight. Moreover it is SBI’s exam. So be prepared for moderate level problems. Another key to score maximum is speed.

So what you should keep in mind?
  1. Solve Puzzles Fast
  2. Increase your speed
  3. Make sure you attempt as much as possible
  4. Expect a little higher level to be on the safe side

The one who will make time for every question will win the race!

Special thanks to disqus id Lucifer, Prithika, Dheeraj, Sharp Alligator, email – Subhankar, nashkar, vishal, mahi and all others who gave their review.

All the best. May the force be with You.


Team ExamPundit