SBI Clerk Preliminary 2021 is round the corner, and the examination will commence any time soon. As per the latest updates, the bank is yet to take a final decision regarding the Preliminary SBI Clerk final dates. However, the candidates who are aspiring for the aforesaid examination are required to be updated with the last year's paper pattern and important topics to score high marks in the upcoming examination. Hence, with the idea of helping the candidates with the same, we have compiled the SBI Junior Associate Preliminary Previous Year Analysis, important topics to consider and previous year cut off marks across all the states.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

As per the official notification released by the bank, the SBI Clerk Preliminary exam was expected to be conducted in June 2021. However, the same has been deferred by the bank amid the rise in the cases of Covid-19. The bank is expected to release the dates of the exam dates soon. Till then the candidates can check out the exam pattern of the preliminary examination as mentioned below:
• The Preliminary examination is the first stage of the selection process and is qualifying in nature. It is conducted in Computer Based Test mode.
• As per the official notification, the preliminary exam of the SBI Clerk, there will be three subjects in the examination namely i.e. English language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative aptitude
• There will be a total of 100 questions accounting for 100 marks and the number of questions will be different for each subject.
• As per the marking scheme, 1 mark will be provided to every correct answer while there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
Sections No of question Maximum marks Medium of exam Duration of exam
English language 30 30 English 20 minutes
Reasoning ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Total 100 100   60 minutes

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Previous Year Analysis

The State Bank of India conducts the Clerk exam annually with the idea of appointing eligible candidates for the post of SBI Junior Associates in different branches of the bank. However, amid the low vacancies and stiff competition that is rising every year, the candidates must be well versed with all the factors that help them in giving an edge over other competitors. 
Well, one of the best ways to do this by keeping a tab on the questions asked in the SBI Clerk Exam Previous Year exam. Apart from this, the candidates can also follow the Topic Wise Quizzes of the SBI Clerk for practising well before the exam. Hence, with that in mind, go through the previous year analysis mentioned in the space below:

Subject Wise Analysis and Topic Weightage

Check out the subject wise topics asked in the previous year SBI Clerk Examination and make a note of the same for your preparations:
Reasoning Ability
Reasoning Ability accounts for a total of 35 questions in the preliminary examination, check out the important topics asked in the examination previously in the table below:
Topics No of question Asked Level of Questions asked
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 15-20 questions Easy to Moderate
Direction Based Questions/Blood Relation based questions 2-3 questions Easy
Numerical Series 3-4 questions Easy
Questions based on Syllogism 4-5 questions Easy to Moderate
Questions based on Inequality 2-3 questions Easy
Quantitative Aptitude
The topics asked in the Quantitative Aptitude Section along with the level of questions are mentioned below:
Topics No of question Asked Level of Questions asked
DI based on Caselet, Bar Graph, Pie Chart 15 questions Easy to Moderate
Problems based on Quantity Comparison/Quadratic Equation 5 questions Easy to Moderate
Simplifications/Approximation 5 questions Easy
Number Series(Wrong Number Series/Missing Number series) 3-4 questions Easy to Moderate
Word Problems based on different Arithmetic Chapters such as
Boats, Time and Distance, SI & CI, Mixture and Allegations
10-12 questions Moderate
English Language
The topic-wise analysis of the English Paper asked in the SBI Clerk Preliminary of the previous year is mentioned below:
Topics No of question Asked Level of Questions asked
Reading Comprehension 10 questions Easy to Moderate
Fillers based questions 5 questions Easy
Arranging Sentences 5 questions Easy
Error based questions 5 questions Easy to Moderate
Cloze Test 5 questions Moderate

Overall Analysis and Good Attempts

Based on the above data we have compiled an overall analysis and the number of safe attempts of the SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam for the candidates individually for each subject in the table below:
Sections Good Attempts
English language 22-26
Reasoning ability 28-30
Quantitative aptitude 25-32
Total 75-85

SBI Clerk Preliminary Previous Year Cut Off Marks

The selection of a candidate in the SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam is based on the cut-off marks scored released by the bank for a particular state. If the marks scored by the candidate are equivalent to or more than the cut-off marks then he is sent to the next stage of the selection process i.e. SBI Clerk Mains. The cut-off list is drawn state-wise and there are only overall cut-off marks, the bank does not keep the sectional cut-off. However, it is not easy to score high marks and hence the candidates need to follow the SBI Clerk Mock Tests to practise well before the examination.
State Cut-Off Marks
Andhra Pradesh 68
Bihar 68.75
Chhattisgarh 68.75
Chandigarh 76
Delhi 76.25
Gujarat 56.75
Haryana 72.75
Himachal Pradesh 66
Jharkhand 68.25
Karnataka 58.75
Kerala 69.75
Madhya Pradesh 68.75
Maharashtra 59.75
Odisha 68.25
Rajasthan 68.75
Tami Nadu 62
Telangana 66
Uttarakhand 69.75
Uttar Pradesh 71.00
West Bengal 67.5