SBI Clerk Prelims 2022: Shift 1 Exam Analysis (November 12, 2022)


SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 exam has been scheduled for November 12, 19, 20 and 25, 2022. Out of this, the first shift of Day 1 (November 12, 2022) is done and many of you might be on the edge of your seat to know the exam analysis of SBI Clerk Prelims Day 1. So, here we are with SBI Clerk Prelims Day 1 exam analysis and review. The SBI Clerk Prelims first shift analysis will give an insight to the aspirants who will be giving the SBI Clerk Prelims exam in the next shifts.


SBI Clerk Prelims Shift 1 Exam Analysis

The SBI Clerk Prelims consists of 3 Sections with a total of 100 questions to be answered in 1 hour i.e. there is a 20 minute sectional timing for each section.

The sequence of the sections was Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language. Based on the candidates’ feedback, the overall level of the SBI Clerk Prelims Day 1 exam was easy to moderate.

Number of Good Attempts

Before going further, let’s also look at the total number of good attempts in the SBI Clerk Prelims exam 2022.

SBI Clerk Prelims SectionsGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability24+
Numerical Ability25+
English Language22+
TOTAL70 to 78

Numerical Ability Analysis 

The overall level of the Numerical Ability section was easy. As you can see from the table below, the majority of the questions were asked from Simplification and Arithmetic, which were of easy difficulty. Furthermore, there were also some questions on the Wrong Number Series. No questions were asked from Quadratic Equations in Shift 1.

TopicNo. of Questions
DI (Tabular)5
Quadratic Equation
Number Series(Wrong)5
Arithmetic (Average, Age, Partnership, Time & Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss and Simple Interest)10

English Language Analysis 

Coming to the English Language section, the level of difficulty here was easy. Most of the questions in this section were asked from Reading Comprehension. Refer to the table below for more details. 

TopicNo. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 9
Error Spotting5
Word Rearrangement5
Phrase Replacement2
Single Filler4

Reasoning Ability Analysis

The overall level of the Reasoning section was moderate. Puzzle and Seating Arrangement questions formed a major chunk of this section because of which the candidates found this section lengthy as compared to the others.

TopicNo. of Questions
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement:
7 Floor
Circle Seating Arrangement- 7 inside
Uncertain Number of Persons in Line Puzzle- 21
Linear Double Row Arrangement
17 to 18
Direction Sense 
Blood Relations3
Alphanumeric Series (Mixed)5
Word Formation (Consistency)1

What Next?

Now that the Prelims is out of the way, the next step is SBI Clerk Mains, which is scheduled to take place in December 2022. Therefore, we urge you to utilize this time to start preparing for Mains exam right away.

To check your level of preparation and performance, you can begin by taking the SBI Clerk Mains free mock tests.

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