Hello and welcome to exampundit . So today was the first day of SBI CLERK MAINS 2016 in the NEW FORMAT. There were many speculations regarding the format and what kind of questions will come. However, the reviews we received were quite positive.
Exam Review: The exam was overall moderate. Questions were not very tough neither they were very easy. In this new pattern of time, there were aspirants who had problem attempting more. The reasoning was not difficult but confusing. New type of questions were introduced in reasoning, which we have already mentioned in the previous post. On the other hand, there was no Syllogism in SBI CLERK MAINS too. The puzzles & data sufficiency problems were doable. Quantitative aptitude was calculative and sometime lengthy. There were geometry questions in Quantitative Aptitude. There were quadratic equation, Inequality, Number series, Profit & Loss, Area based problems. All over, quantitative aptitude was tough. English was comparatively easier than other sections. The Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test were expected level. There were also questions from Sentence Correction, Sentence Rearrangements, Filling the blanks.
General Awareness was EASY(in 1st shift) – Moderate(2nd). Yes, most of the people who actually read our PDF(s), attempted more than 38 on average. The questions were easy in the first shift as most of them came from recent current affairs and recently trended topics. On the other side, the second shift questions were little tougher than the first. There were plenty of Banking Awareness & STOCK GK Questions. There were questions from our LIVE Q&A PDFs, which was a huge boost for the exampundit followers.
For GA Questions of 1st Shift – CLICK HERE
For GA Questions of 2nd Shift – CLICK HERE
#TrendingTopic(s): The most SHOCKING thing which trended today was “NO COMPUTER QUESTION IN SBI CLERK MAINS 2016”. Earlier SBI mentioned that there will be Reasoning & Computer questions, but somehow they forgot that. On the other hand, General Awareness had plenty of Banking Awareness and Stock GK. #NoComputer & #STOCKGKWITHBANKINGAWARENESS
Average Attempts: The average attempts varied between 130 to 148 regardless of ANY SHIFT, Any Category or Any State. NB:- The high attempts are included.
Verdict: The questions were doable if you have done your part. Quantitative Aptitude needs special attention. General Awareness Questions(>90%) were not from “OLD Current Affairs”, either the topic trended in recent times or the topic was actually from March – June. So you actually do not need to study 6-7 months of Current Affairs. India’s highest, fastest, first things are very important for GK.
You can view and download more than 15 pdfs from our STOCK GK CHEST – CLICK HERE NOW
Things to keep in mind:
- Quantitative Aptitude – Special Attention
- General Awareness – STOCK GK & Banking Awareness
- Reasoning – Solve smartly
All the best.
May the Force be with You.