SBI Clerk Reasoning 2020 | Important Questions for Mains Exam

SBI Clerk Reasoning: SBI Clerk is a national level competitive examination conducted by the SBI(State Bank of India) for the recruitment of Clerks or JA-Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales), SBI Clerk 2020 exam was conducted on 22 February, 29 February, 01 March and 08 March 2020

SBI Clerk 2020 Official Notification

The result of SBI Clerk was halted due to the ongoing pandemic, but SBI have now released the SBI Clerk result on 20 October 2020, and the SBI Clerk mains exam will be conducted on 31 October 2020, candidates who have qualified the prelims exam must know the questions asked and Exam Pattern, in this page we will provide you with the SBI Clerk Reasoning for both Prelims and Mains Exam.

SBI Clerk Prelims Result 2020  

SBI Clerk/JA 2020 Notification and Exam Dates

The following table contains the Notification and Exam Dates for both prelims and mains examination 2020

Exam Events Dates
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates 03.01.2020 TO 26.01.2020
Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges 03.01.2020 TO 26.01.2020
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training Feb 2020
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination February 2020
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training Feb 2020
Online Preliminary Examination 22-02-2020, 29-02-2020, 01-03-2020, 08-03-2020
Result of Online Preliminary Examination 20 October 2020
Download of Call letter for Online Main Examination 20 October 2020
Conduct of Online Main Examination 31 October 2020
Declaration of Result of Main Examination Dec 2020(Tentative)

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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims Examination

Candidates should also be aware of the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Both Prelims and Mains Examination, in the table below we will provide SBI Clerk Prelims Examination Pattern and the time Duration of the SBI Clerk Prelims Examination

Section Question Asked Maximum Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

SBI Clerk Prelims Marking Scheme

  1. For every right answer candidate will be awarded with 1 marks and for every wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted from the candidates final score
  2. There is no Sectional Cut-off for SBI Preliminary Examination

SBI Clerk Prelims Previous year cut-off

SBI Clerk Reasoning – Syllabus 2020

Verbal Reasoning Non Verbal Reasoning
Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence, Direction sense Test, Decision making test, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement Series test, Odd figure Out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test

SBI Clerk Reasoning Prelims – Types of Questions Asked

The following table contains the type and number of question asked in SBI Clerk Preliminary exam 2020

Topics No. of Questions Level
Circle Based Seating Arrangement 5 Moderate
Designation Based Puzzle 5 easy-moderate
Oder and Ranking Based Puzzle 5 moderate
Syllogism 3 Easy-Moderate
Inequalities Questions 3 Moderate
Alpha-Numeric Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding 3 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Miscellaneous 2 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy

SBI CLERK Section wise preparation tips for 

SBI Clerk – English Language

  • English language is a very high scoring section in SBI Clerk. 
  • Read News paper and editorials daily for improving grammar and vocabulary.
  • Learn grammar rules and practice them regularly
  • Best English Books SBI CLERK

SBI Clerk – Reasoning

  • Practice is the key for scoring good marks in reasoning for SBI Clerk.
  • Solve puzzles and seating arrangements Daily.
  •  Quizzes should be given keeping time management in mind.
  • Best Reasoning Book SBI CLERK

SBI Clerk – Quantitative Aptitude

  • Aspirants should clear their basic concepts of the important topics.
  • Attempt sectional tests daily to increase speed and accuracy.
  • Practice speed maths as much as possible for improving calculation speed
  • Quant Books SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk – General Awareness

  • Candidates should prepare it on a regular basis by reading current affairs. Attempt daily quizzes to check your knowledge.
  • Banking Awareness Books

SBI Clerk Previous year Question Paper PDF

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains Examination

Candidates should also be aware of the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Both Prelims and Mains Examination, in the table below we will provide SBI Clerk Prelims Examination Pattern and the time Duration of the SBI Clerk Prelims Examination

Section Question Asked Maximum Marks Time Duration
English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
General and Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hour 40 minutes

SBI Clerk Mains Marking Scheme

  1. For every right answer candidate will be awarded with 1 marks and for every wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted from the candidates final score

SBI Clerk Reasoning – Mains Exam

SBI Clerk Reasoning Mains – Types of Questions Asked

The following table contains the type and number of question asked in SBI Clerk Mains exam 2020

Topics No. of Questions Level
Linear Seating Arrangement 05 easy-moderate
Month Based Puzzle 05 easy-moderate
Box Based Puzzle – 2 variables 05 moderate
Circular Arrangement facing inside and outside 05 moderate
Random Puzzle 05 moderate
Syllogism 06 easy-moderate
Direction Sense 03 moderate
Machine input/Output 06 moderate
Logical (  Statement, and conclusion, Statement, and assumption) 07 moderate
Blood Relation 03 moderate
Total 50 moderate

SBI Clerk Reasoning – Mains Exam Tips and Strategies

Following are the SBI Clerk Reasoning  Mains tips and Strategies 2020 

  1. SBI Reasoning carries a total of 60 marks for 50 questions that are to be attempted, this section can be very efficient in scoring good marks in SBI Clerk Mains Examination.
  2. Take up a sectional mock test every 2-3 days so that you get a grip over the entire section and also can draft a rough strategy to solve the entire section in 45 minutes. Analyze the complete sectional test once you are done with the test. Analyzing will give you an idea about the questions that you were not able to solve and also their solutions.
  3. Attempt Topic Tests whenever you feel you are struggling with a topic in the Reasoning section.
  4. While Attempting the SBI Clerk Reasoning section, candidates must always attempt the miscellaneous and other easy questions, Puzzle and seating arrangement should be attempted at last. 

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SBI Clerk Prelims Cut-Off 2020

SBI has released the much-awaited result of the SBI Clerk Prelims 2020. Candidates can check the SBI clerk result from the link above. The State-Wise Cut off for prelims 2020 of General Candidates has been released. Candidates can check the SBI Clerk Cut off 2020 for Prelims exam below:

State SBI Clerk Cut-off 2020 (For General Category)
Uttar Pradesh 71
Punjab 77.50
Tami Nadu 62
Rajasthan 68.75
Delhi 76.25
Chandigarh 76
West Bengal 67.50
Odisha 68.75
Karnataka 58.75
Himachal Pradesh 66
Kerala 69.75
Haryana 72.75
Telangana 66
Maharashtra 59.50
Bihar 68.75
Chhattisgarh 68.75
Uttarakhand 69.75
Gujarat 56.75
Madhya Pradesh 68.75
Jharkhand 68.25
Andhra Pradesh 68
Assam 63

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When is the SBI Clerk mains exam Prelims Exam Date?

Ans. SBI Clerk mains exam will be conducted on 31 October 2020.

Q2. What is the weightage of Reasoning section in SBI Clerk Mains Exam?

Ans. The Reasoning section for SBI Clerk Mains Exam is 60 marks.

Q3. Does the marks of SBI Clerk Prelims Exam affect the Final SBI Clerk Result?

Ans. No, the prelims exam is qualifying in nature and is not used for the final merit list.

Q4. How many vacancies have been released for SBI Clerk this year?

Ans. SBI Clerk has released the notification for approximately 9400+ vacancies.

Q5. What is the upper age limit for the SBI Clerk Exam?

Ans. The upper age limit for SBI Clerk is 28 years.

Q6. Is there negative marking in SBI Clerk mains exam?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking in SBI Clerk mains exam.

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