SBI Clerk Mains 2016 Answer Key Exam Review and Cutoff Marks for Junior Associates JAA Exam

SBI Clerk Mains Result 2016
SBI Clerk Mains Result 2016

SBI Clerk Mains 2016 Answer Key, Exam Review, Cutoff Marks The moment when the news about the vacancies of as much as 17,000 was announced by the Junior Associates and Junior Agricultural Associates in Clerical Cadre, the aspiring candidates were very much excited to get a vacancy. The SBI clerk exam includes three main rounds as mentioned below:
1. Prelims
2. Mains
3. Interview before the job

It isn’t easy to crack the exam. One need to be completely dedicated towards the studies and be confident enough, with all the positivity in his/her mind. However, one could see that the chances to get on a post are more because of the more vacancies provided by SBI. (check: UIIC AO Result 2016.)

SBI Clerk Mains 2016 Answer Key

The First round i.e. the prelims were conducted successfully by the SBI Bank as part of their screening test in the month of May. State Bank of India (SBI) successfully conducted online examination (prelims) for the recruitment of Junior Associates & Junior Associate Agriculture in Clerical Cadre mains examination on 24th May 2016.

check: SBI Clerk Prelims Score Card 2016.

Candidates in huge amount appeared for the prelims and later the result was announced displaying the names of those candidates who have been selected for the Mains Round.

The candidates those have been chosen in the prelims round would have appeared in the Mains Round. These candidates would have definitely worked hard to crack the Mains Round. The qualified candidates of the Prelims round successfully appeared for the Main Round examination on 25th June 2016 as successfully conducted by the SBI Bank at various centers all across the country.

SBI Clerk Mains 2016 Answer Key

The mains exam had four sections including:

  1. General/Financial Awareness
  2. General English
  3. Quantitative aptitude
  4. Reasoning ability and Computer aptitude

It is evident that the students who have appeared for the Mains examination as conducted on 25th June would be worried and must be in some tension about how well they performed in the test, would they be able to make it to the job, what would be their score and the cutoff and a lot more.

Section Wise Review and Analysis:

The number of questions asked in each section includes 50 questions in each section.


As per the opinions provided by various aspirants of the examination, it has been observed that the General Awareness section was easy, and the three other sections were hard.

SBI Clerk Mains 2016 Answer Key, Exam Review, Cutoff Marks

The English Section appeared to be hard to most of the candidates.

  • Comprehension passage (15)
  • Cloze test (1)
  • fill in the blanks (5)
  • Miss spelled (5)
  • Rearrangement (5)

The Reasoning Ability Section also appeared to be quite hard including the following topics with their respective number of questions:

  • Miscellaneous (10)
  • Puzzle (20)
  • DS (5)
  • Coded Blood Relation (5)
  • Substitutional Coding (5)
  • Inequality (5)

The Quantitative Aptitude Section also appeared to be hard.

  • DS (5)
  • approximation (5)
  • Data Interpretation (5)
  • Language Problems (20)
  • Inequality (5)
  • Number series (5)

However, the General Awareness section was comparatively easier than the other three sections. This section included a question from the Current Affairs, Financial Awareness as well as National and International Awareness.

The topics covered in this section were as follows: Reserve Bank of India, Currency & Capital, Banking, Sports, Abbreviations, Awards, Appointment, Funds (mutual and sovereign), National Stadium, Miscellaneous, Pond, Mountain, places, etc..

Expected Cutoff of the examination is as follows.

The cutoff can be seen in two ways as follows:

1. Based on section wise cutoff

  • Section 1 (General/Financial Awareness: 50 marks)
    one mark for each question.
  • Section 2 (General English: 40 marks)
    It carries one marks for each question.
  • Section 3 (Quantitative Aptitude: 50 marks)
    One mark each question.
  • Section 4 (Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude)
    One mark each.

Total Cutoff

2. Based on category wise cutoff

  • General: 145
  • OBC: 135
  • SC: 130
  • ST: 125

The answer key on the examination SBI CLERK 2016 held on 25th June 2016 can be easily downloaded from its official website as mentioned below:

SBI Clerk Mains 2016 Answer Key

Visit the website mentioned above and click on the related field, this will lead to a link on the web page. Click on that link provided. A key paper will be then available on the screen.

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