This article is for them who want to crack the online test (both Preliminary and Main) of SBI Clerk in limited time. Your preparation for SBI Clerk exam will become easier if you know the syllabus and exam pattern in advance. With the knowledge of these SBI Clerk preparation tips, you can make a study plan and collect the study materials early for the exam and start your preparation.

Under this recruitment project of SBI, the online examination will be held in two phases- Preliminary and Main. To get the job, you have to clear both the tests with desirable marks. As the competition is very high, you must work hard to crack the examination.

SBI Clerk preparation tips

How to prepare for SBI Clerk Exam

#1 SBI Clerk preparation tips by the toppers:

  1. Make a study plan
  2. Collect the study materials.
  3. Study regularly.
  4. Make some small targets to finish a particular chapter.
  5. Solve the Practice Sets.
  6. Solve Previous years Papers.

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#2 SBI Clerk preparation tips: Know the exam pattern

SBI PO Selection process will be of three (03) phases-

 

Phase I: On-line test

SBI Clerk Online Test will be held for preliminary & main examinations (Detailed Syllabus is given bellow). You have to answer the question on a computer in this phase.

 

Phase II: Test of knowledge of official and local language

A candidate will not be subjected to any Language test if he/she produces 10th standard mark sheet/certificate evidencing having studied the official (local) language. For others, language test will be conducted at the time of the interview. If the interview is not held language test will be conducted before final selection. Candidates would be disqualified if not found to be proficient in official and local language.

 

Phase III: Interview (this is subject to Govt. of India approval)

Candidates qualified in the main examination will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories.

Only certain number of candidates from those who qualify in the previous two phases by ranking high enough in the merit list will be called for interview (the ratio will be maximum three candidates for each vacancy).

Candidates are required to score a minimum mark in the interview to qualify for the final selection. SC/ST/ OBC/PWD/XS category will get 5% relaxation in the interview.

 

Final Selection:

For the preparation of final merit list, only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in Interview (Phase-III).

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and. Final selection will be made by candidate’s performance in the main examination and interview.

 

 

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SBI Clerk Syllabus for Online Test

The first phase of the Selection Procedure is of 02 (two) parts of tests in ONLINE mode. Each test will have separate marks and timing as mentioned below.  You have to pass in each of the objective tests (both part I and part II).

The questions will be of objective tests and except for the test of General English, will be bilingual, i.e., English &Hindi.

There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. For each wrong answer, a 1/4th mark will be deducted from your total marks obtained.

 

 

SBI Clerk preparation tips for Preliminary Exam:

As mentioned above, Preliminary Examination will be conducted online. There will be Objective Type Questions for 100 marks. You will be given 60 minutes to answer the questions. There will be 03 Subjects in this test as mentioned below-

Sl No Subject Total Marks No of Questions Duration
01 English Language 30 30 Composite Time 01 Hour
02 Numerical Ability 35 35
03 Reasoning Ability 35 35

English Language Preparation Tips:

English should be studied with a good interest for your preparation. SBI Clerk Exam 2017 gives particular attention to this Subject. If you are good in English, then this section will be an opportunity to score good marks. The Questions from this section includes as described below-

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Correction
  3. Synonyms
  4. Narration
  5. Antonyms
  6. Articles
  7. Verb
  8. Word formation
  9. Sentence completion
  10. Theme detection
  11. Deriving conclusions
  12. Noun
  13. Passage completion
  14. Error detection
  15. Pronoun
  16. Passage correction
  17. Sentence correction
  18. Grammar Idioms
  19. Phrases

 

Numerical Ability Preparation Tips:

Give particular attention to the Numerical Ability section. Because it is the Hardest Section of SBI Clerk Online Test. But, you can score high marks in this section if you do proper practice.

  1. Problem on Ages,
  2. Geometry OR Mensuration
  3. Interests: Simple and compound
  4. Number system
  5. Allegation & mixtures
  6. Profit or Loss
  7. Partnership
  8. Chain rule
  9. Time & work
  10. Pipes & Cisterns
  11. Compound interest
  12. Profit & Loss
  13. Ratio& Proportion
  14. Problems on Trains
  15. Time & Distance
  16. Simplifications
  17. Roots & Averages
  18. Percentages
  19. Work and Distance
  20. Boats & Streams
  21. Clocks & algorithms
  22. Menstruation
  23. Volume& surface area
  24. Heights& distances etc

 

 

Reasoning Ability Preparation Tips:

Though this is an interesting test, you should practice hard to score more in this section. Otherwise, this section will steal your time. But if you have interest solving problems, you can score more marks from this section. You should study-

  1. Analogy
  2. Coding & Decoding
  3. Blood relations
  4. Sitting arrangements
  5. Series completion
  6. Syllogisms
  7. Decision making
  8. Statement reasoning
  9. Analogy
  10. Direction
  11. Series completion
  12. Classification

You have to qualify in each of these three Tests by securing passing marks. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank will be short-listed for the Main Examination (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability).

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SBI Clerk preparation tips for Main Examination

Here is the syllabus of SBI Clerk Main Exam. The Main Test for online Exam is consist of 04 (four ) sections.

The structure of the main examination will be as follows-

Sl No Subject Total Marks No of Questions Duration
01 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35
02 General English 40 40 35
03 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
04 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 60 40 45

General/Financial Awareness Syllabus:

You can score good marks in less time in this section. This can be the easiest for you if you study GK and Current Affairs Books regularly. Don’t ignore this section.

To score well in this section, you should study below GK topics carefully with Knowledge of Financial Awareness.

  1. Sports
  2. History
  3. Geography
  4. Books and Authors
  5. Awards and Honors
  6. Science and Technology
  7. Geography
  8. Important Days and years
  9. Inventions and Discoveries
  10. Budget and Five Year Plan
  11. Indian Culture and Heritage
  12. National and International Current Affairs
  13. National and International organizations etc.
  14. culture
  15. Indian constitutions

 

General English Syllabus:

English should be studied with a good interest for your preparation. SBI Clerk Exam 2017 gives particular attention to this Subject. If you are good in English, then this section will be an opportunity to score good marks. The Questions from this section includes as described below-

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Correction
  3. Synonyms
  4. Narration
  5. Antonyms
  6. Articles
  7. Verb
  8. Word formation
  9. Sentence completion
  10. Theme detection
  11. Deriving conclusions
  12. Noun
  13. Passage completion
  14. Error detection
  15. Pronoun
  16. Passage correction
  17. Sentence correction
  18. Grammar Idioms
  19. Phrases

 

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

If you have knowledge on basic mathematical formula and the shortcut methods of arithmetic, this section is very easy for you. This section is time-consuming. So, you should practice very hard to prepare for this section. Make your study plan from today and study previous years questions to crack this section. You have to study-

  1. Problem on Ages,
  2. Geometry OR Mensuration
  3. Interests: Simple and compound
  4. Number system
  5. Allegation & mixtures
  6. Profit or Loss
  7. Partnership
  8. Chain rule
  9. Time & work
  10. Pipes & Cisterns
  11. Compound interest
  12. Profit & Loss
  13. Ratio& Proportion
  14. Problems on Trains
  15. Time & Distance
  16. Simplifications
  17. Roots & Averages
  18. Percentages
  19. Work and Distance
  20. Boats & Streams
  21. Clocks & algorithms
  22. Menstruation
  23. Volume& surface area
  24. Heights& distances etc.

 

Reasoning Ability Syllabus:

To score good mark in reasoning test you should practice hard. Otherwise, this section will steal your time. But if you have interest solving problems, you can score more marks from this section. You should study-

  1. Analogy
  2. Coding & Decoding
  3. Blood relations
  4. Sitting arrangements
  5. Series completion
  6. Syllogisms
  7. Decision making
  8. Statement reasoning
  9. Analogy
  10. Direction
  11. Series completion
  12. Classification

 

Computer Awareness Syllabus:

  1. Computer Hardware
  2. Types of Computer
  3. Operating System Concepts
  4. Shortcut Keys
  5. MS Office (Word, Excel, Power-Point, Access)
  6. Internet & Networking
  7. Emailing
  8. Basic Security Concepts
  9. Parts of Computer: Input and output devices
  10. Latest Technologies

 

The passing marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank by the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level. So, decide now how to prepare for SBI Clerk exam by the above selection procedure and details syllabus for the examination. Candidates are required to score minimum percentage mark on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.

If you follow this strategy to prepare for the exam, you can easily crack this SBI Clerk exam with more marks.