The analysis of the SBI Clerk 2022 Prelim exam held on the 12th of November 2022 (Shift 4) has been presented below. The structure of this exam presented a sectional time limit, no navigability between any section, and each section time bound for 20 minutes. 

Snapshot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Numerical Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question. 


As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.


The section-wise analysis of the above-mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:


Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as ‘Easy to Moderate’.

The questions based on Data Interpretation were easy to solve. There were five questions each on Quadratic Comparisons and Number Series (Wrong Number) which were easy to moderate to solve. There were ten questions on Simplifications, of which seven were easy and three were moderate.

Individual questions were ten in number. These were a combination of easy and moderate ones.  

A student could, therefore, have solved around 24 - 25 questions in 20 minutes if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Table) 5
Quadratic Comparisons 5
Simplifications 10
Number Series (Wrong Number) 5
Individual Quant Questions 10


This section has been given an 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were sixteen questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (Eight persons all facing North), Circular Arrangement (Eight persons all facing the centre), Scheduling based (Eight Persons-Eight Months), Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons)) which were easy to solve. There were four questions each on Set of numbers, Direction Sense, Blood Relations and Deductions (Syllogisms). These questions were easy to solve.

About 27 to 28 questions could be solved in 20 minutes. As reported by our students, the topic-wise split is as given below.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Set of Numbers 4 Easy
Blood Relations 4 Easy
Direction Sense 4 Easy
Deductions 4 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous (Word Arrangement, Number Arrangement, Pair of Letters) 3 Easy
Linear Arrangement (Eight persons all facing North) 4 Easy
Circular Arrangement (Eight persons all facing the centre) 4 Easy
Scheduling based (Eight Persons-Eight Months) 5 Moderate
Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons) 3 Easy

English Language:

This section has been tagged as 'Easy’ by our students.

  • The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation and comprised ten questions. The passage was based on the ‘Farmer Crisis’.
  • There were five questions each on ‘Para Forming questions’, ‘Error Identification’, ‘Word Interchange’, and ‘Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank)

Thus, about 25 - 26 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Para Jumbled Sentences 5
Word Interchange 5
Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank) 5
Error Identification 5

Overall, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate.

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 24 - 25
Reasoning Ability 27 - 28
English Language 25 - 26
Overall 76 - 79