Can You Score 70+ Marks in SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2021?

SAFALTA ACADEMICS Published by: suzan poudel Updated Tue, 01 Jun 2021 12:59 PM IST


Tips to score 70+ marks in SBI CLERK prelims Exam

State Bank of India conducts SBI Clerk exam to recruit candidates to the post of Junior Associates in SBI. SBI Clerk Exam is conducted once in a year. This year due to the recent upsurge of Corona virus cases across the country the exam has ben postponed until further notice , which gives ample time in the hands of the students to prepare better. The preliminary exam of SBI Clerk Exam was initially scheduled to be conducted in the month of June and Mains Exam were to be  conducted in the month of July which have now been postponed until situation improves.

Candidates who will be appearing for the SBI CLERK 2021Exam can check our series of free mock tests to ace up their preparation for the exam , to attempt click here

Exam analysis is an important part post any entrance exam . it is  is undertaken mainly by experts so as to provide  reliable insight of the question paper.It throws light into  how difficult the exam was and what were the questions asked from each section .It also helps the aspirants to identify which is the most scoring section out of the overall syllabus. section.

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An idea regarding the  expected cut-off  can also be detrmined through this analysis.

So, here is an analysis of the previous year SBI CLERK Prelims 2020  paper which will  help the  candidates who will be  appearing this year in understanding the exam in a better way.


Section-wise Analysis Of SBI CLERK Prelims  Exam 2020:

The English Language section of SBI Clerk Prelims  for 2020 was 'Easy". There  were  a set of questions from Reading Comprehension consisting of 10 marks . There were 5 questions from Cloze Test .
Topics  No. of Questions Level
Cloze Test 10 Easy
 Rearrangement  of Sentences 05 Easy
Identify the incorrect word within a sentence 05 Easy
 Identify the correct sentence   Easy
Reading Comprehension  05 Easy- Moderate

Numerical Ability:

The  Numerical Ability section of SBI CLERK 2020 was Easy-Moderate. There were 5 questions from Number Series and 5 from  Quadratic Equations.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Number Series (Missing) 05 Easy
Data Interpretation 05  Moderate
Simplification 05 Easy
Quadratic Equations 10 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problem 10 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability:

The Reasoning section of SBI CLERK 2020 was Easy-Moderate .The Numeric Series     had questions of 5 marks . The Puzzles and Seating Arrangement had questions consisting of 15 marks

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series 05 Easy
Direction  05 Easy
Syllogism 04 Easy
Inequality 03 Easy
 Questions based on Alphabet (Imported, Objects, Inheritance) 03 Easy



We  have also provided a detailed note of the various cut -offs that were released for the exam . Candidates will get a clear picture of how much they will have to score to qualify this year  for the exam.


SBI Clerk 2020 Cut-Off

SBI Clerk Prelims Cut-Off 2020

SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 State-wise cut-off for the candidates belonging to unreserved category was as follows:
State Cut-Off
Andhra Pradesh 68
Bihar 68.75
Chhatisgarh 68.75
Delhi 76.25
Gujarat 56.75
Himachal Pradesh 66
Jharkhand 68.25
Karnataka 58.75
Kerala 69.75
Madhya Pradesh 68.75
Maharashtra 59.75
Odisha 68.25
Chandigarh 76
Punjab 77.50
Haryana 72.75
Rajasthan 68.75
Telangana 66
Tamil Nadu 62
Uttar Pradesh 71
Uttarakhand 69.75
West Bengal 67.5


SBI Clerk 2019 Cut-Off

SBI Clerk Prelims Cut-Off 2019

State Cut-Off
Uttar Pradesh 72.25
Uttarakhand 75.25
Chhatisgarh 57.50
Bihar 76.25
Jharkhand 75
Assam 57
Maharashtra 62.50
Madhya Pradesh 73.50
Jammu & Kashmir 81.75
Karnataka 48.50
Kerala 78
Odisha 73.5
Delhi 71.25
Chandigarh 77.25
West Bengal 73.25
Rajasthan 71
Telangana 68.50
Punjab 76.25
Haryana 75.25
Gujarat 65.5
Andhra Pradesh 74.75
Tamil Nadu 61.25
Himachal Pradesh 71.75

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Tips to Get 70+ in SB Clerk Prelims:

  • Knowing the exam pattern and syllabus to the core is the first trick . Try to understand all the componenets of the syllabus and then sttrategise accordingly 
  • Try to first clear the  basics of every  topic. Candidates who keep a clear view of the basics are prone to score more marks 
  • Practice previous year questions and engage in regularly attempting mock tests as you will get a clear overview of the type of questions that will be asked ,
    Candidates who will be appearing for the SBI CLERK 2021Exam can check our series of free mock tests to ace up their preparation for the exam , to attempt click here
  • Devote your energy towards strengthening your weak points and engage in regular doubt clearing sessions
  • Keep revising what you have learnt at regular intervals.
  • Go through the detailed analysis of the cutoff and previous year paper to undestand what is actually asked in the exam and what should you actually challenge
  • Last but not least ,Practice is the ultimate key to clear the examination .Instead of regularly changing and switching to different books and websites  do you research wisely at the beginning and stick to it . It'll stop you from being confused and anxious .
We hope that the  abovementioned analysis will help the candidates to  ace up their  preparation  for the SBI CLERK 2021 Prelims Exam and help them score well .

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