How to Prepare for SBI Clerk Mains Exam?
How to Prepare for SBI Clerk Mains Exam? - State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the SBI Clerk exam in two stages - prelims and mains. Since the prelims exam is over and the result is awaited, candidates can meanwhile prepare for their SBI Clerk mains exam. Due to the lockdown across the country, all the scheduled dates are delayed, and this could be utilised in order to prepare for the test. However, SBI Clerk mains exam will be taken by only those who qualify the prelims stage. Before knowing how to prepare for SBI Clerk mains exam, candidates must know the mains exam pattern. As per SBI Clerk exam pattern, questions are asked from General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude. Thus, here in this article, we will know SBI Clerk mains exam strategies so that each section is prepared well. To know more about how to prepare for SBI Clerk mains exam, go through the article below.
Latest: SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Result 2020 has been declared, SBI Clerk 2020 Mains admit card is also available now. Also check SBI Clerk 2020 Cut off for Prelims Exam
SBI Clerk 2020 exam for prelims stage was held on February 22, 29, March 1 and 8. The mains exam date will be intimated by the authorities later after the declaration of SBI Clerk result 2020. Only those candidates will make it to the mains exam who will secure the minimum SBI Clerk cut off marks. Earlier the mains exam was scheduled on April 19.
SBI Clerk 2020 Important Dates
The table below contains the SBI Clerk exam dates and other important dates:
SBI Clerk Important Dates
Commencement of on-line registration of application
January 3, 2020
Closure of registration of application
January 26, 2020
SBI Preliminary Exam Admit Card
February 10, 2020
SBI Clerk Exam Dates (Preliminary)
February 22, 29, March 1 and 8, 2020
Declaration of Prelims Result
October 20, 2020
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Admit Card
October 20, 2020
SBI Clerk Exam Dates (Mains)
October 31, 2020
Declaration of Final Result
To be notified
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Preparation Tips
In order to prepare for SBI Clerk mains exam, candidates must:
Know the exam pattern
Go through the SBI Clerk syllabus for the mains exam
Pick SBI Clerk best books
Maintain a study schedule
Divide time slots to study each section
Take SBI Clerk mock test
Solve previous years SBI Clerk question papers
Read SBI Clerk exam analysis to know the level of exam
How to Prepare for SBI Clerk Mains - Exam Pattern
Before knowing the tricks and tips to crack the mains exam of SBI Clerk, candidates must know the exam pattern. By going through the exam pattern , candidates will be able to know the various sections from where questions are asked, total marks for each section and the sectional timing. This will help the candidates plan their preparation accordingly.
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern
Number of Questions
Computer and Reasoning Ability
General/ Financial Awareness
2 hours 40 minutes
How to Prepare for SBI Clerk Mains Exam – Section Wise
There are various sections from where the questions are asked and each section has sectional timing. Thus, candidates must give equal time and effort in preparing each section individually.
How to Prepare English for SBI Clerk Mains Exam
Candidates must have a Conceptual clarity of the basis English Grammar rule.
Read good books and make a collection of difficult words to build your vocabulary
Look for the word meaning in the dictionary for Synonyms.
Know the Antonyms of each new word you learn.
Reading good books will also help you in solving sentence rearrangement.
SBI Clerk Mains Preparation Books English
S. P. Bakshi
English Grammar & Composition
Wren & Martin
Plinth to Paramount (Both Volumes)
Word Power Made Easy
Bank Clerk English Language Chapter-wise Solved Questions
How to Prepare for SBI Clerk Mains Exam - Quantitative Aptitude
Make sure that your basic concept is clear
Solving questions from quantitative aptitude is all about practise, so keep practising regularly.
Give ample time to those topics which you find difficult
Keep taking mock tests
Make sure that you practise a lot of questions from Percentage, Profit & Loss, SI & CI, and average since a lot of questions are asked from these topics.
Best Books for SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude
R. S. Aggarwal
Magical book on Quicker Mathematics
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) Quantitative Aptitude
How to Prepare Reasoning Section In SBI Clerk Mains Exam
Here are certain SBI Clerk preparation tips to crack the Reasoning secretion of the mains exam:
Since this section contains the highest marks of all sections - 60 marks, attempting this section can fetch you good marks.
While practising questions from the Reasoning Ability sections, you must always keep a watch with you and target to complete at least 50 questions within 45 minutes.
After completing the test, do analyze your performance and try to solve all those questions which you could not solve while taking the practise test.
It is advised that you must practise questions from Puzzles and Arrangement regularly to increase your speed and accuracy.
Best Books for Preparing Reasoning
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal
M. K. Pandey
Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning
R. S. Agarwal
Bank Clerk Reasoning Chapter-wise Solved Papers 2003 Till Date
Tips to Prepare for General/Financial Awareness Sections
For General Awareness, you must acquaint yourself with all current affairs of the past six months.
Take quizzes and keep discussing events with friends and family to have a clear picture in your mind.
Best Books for SBI Clerk General Awareness/Computer Aptitude
Objective Banking & Financial Awareness
Banking Awareness (Objective with Subjective)
Sangram Keshari Rout
Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exam
P. K Sinha
SBI Clerk Question Papers 2020
In order to prepare for the SBI Clerk, candidates must go through the previous years question papers. The SBI Clerk question papers will contain all the questions asked in the exa,. By solving SBI Clerk question papers of previous years, candidates will be able to prepare for their upcoming exams.
SBI Clerk Previous Years Question Papers
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to Prepare for SBI Clerk Mains Exam?
Question: Is there any negative marking in SBI Clerk 2020?
Yes, 1/4th marks are deducted for each wrong answer.
Question: What are the cut off marks for prelims and Mains?
SBI Clerk Cut off for each stage will be released after the result declaration.
Question: Is there any sectional time limit in the SBI Clerk exam?
Yes, there is a sectional timing in the exam. For General/Financial Awareness and General English, candidates will be given a total of 35 minutes each while for Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude candidates will be given 45 minutes each.
Question: What are the best books to study SBI Clerk numerical ability?
Candidates must check the list of best books for SBI Clerk exam before preparing for the exam. Some good books to prepare numerical ability are by authors M. Tyra, R.S. Aggarwal, etc.
Question: How many marks are allotted to reasoning ability and computer aptitude in SBI Clerk mains exam?
The section of reasoning ability and computer aptitude in SBI Clerk exam is conducted for 60 marks and 50 questions.
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Questions related to SBI Clerk
i am trying hard but failing to make plans now seriously it is late for weak like me of age 21 still not having Iq nor English no Knowledge GA CA nothing nor getting how to study Dont know how People cracks upsc poor me failing in Banking scored 53/100 in Ibps clerk easiest exam i failed. Late me
Don't think of it like that. Every exam is tough and have some hardness. You shouldn't be feel like this. You are 21 and you have 7 years more to participate in the exams. You shouldn't think of it like this. Take it in a positive way. Clear your mind and start reading according to the syllabus. Practice more problems and don't compare yourself with others. You can do it until and unless you stop trying for it.
I hope you get my point. Don't break your rigor and keep on studying.
All the best for your future endeavors!
I have done B.Sc in hotel management so, can i seat for bank exams like SBI PO, SBI clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS clerk, RRB, etc.
Yes, you can. As far as bank exams(Probationary and Clerk posts) are concerned , any candidate in age group of 20-30 can sit for the exam if he/she has a valid undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Based on your category reservation ,you will get age relaxation too which you can check in detail in the exam's eligibility section. Coming to RRB ,the following are the exams:
RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Exam
Under Non-Technical Popular Categories, there are many posts like:
Goods Guard an dmany more.
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist .
Senior Clerk Cum Typist Deg
RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Exam
RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Exam
RRB Group D Exam/RRC Level 1 exam
So in railways , you can apply for non technical posts which require either graduation or 12th qualification. Technical posts will require technical degrees such as engineering as qualification ,so you may not be eligible for that. The average age limit for the various exams is at 18 minimum and about 32-33 years at maximum. Similar to bank exams , the age relaxation is provided to some reserved categories. Therefore , kindly go through the complete eligibility criteria for all posts to find out which is apt for your level of qualification.
All the best
Sir my DOB is 7 December 1992. Can I Eligible for SBI CLERK & IBPS CLERK ??? PLZ Reply Sir
The upper age limit to appear for SBI clerk entrance exam is 28 years. And the upper age limit to appear for IBPS clerk entrance exam is 28 years as on September 1st of the year in which the candidate is appearing for the exam. Relaxation on upper age limit is given to reserved categories. You haven't mentioned you category assuming that you belong to general category you are not eligible to appear for SBI CLERK 2021 or IBPS CLERK 2021 since your age as of today is 28 years 1 month 4 days.
The relaxation is as follows for SBI CLERK exam
- OBC: 3 years
- SC: 5 years
- General PWD: 10 years
- OBC PWD: 13 years
- SC/ST PWD: 15 years.
The relaxation is as follows for IBPS clerk entrance exam
- OBC: 3 years
- SC: 5 years
- PWD: 10 years
- Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried: 9 years
- Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989/Persons affected by 1984 riots/Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only): 5 years
what is the cutoff marks of ex service man candidate in SBI Bank clerk exam 2020 pre and mains respectively in madhya pradesh.and when we get the notification next exam of SBI clerk 2021 ?
Hello, For SBI clerk prelims the cut off would be in the range of 65 and for mains it is range of 50 approximately. The SBI clerk 2021 application is expected to be opened form first week of January. You can refer this link on more details on the exam https://competition.careers360.com/articles/sbi-clerk-notification
I did my second year bsc in 2019 but got supply in one subject unfortunately I couldnt sit for the supply exam and had to take a year gap and appear for super supply exam 2020 of that subject and now passing it I am a third year grad student I want to apply for sbi clerk exam 2021 am I eligible
As long as you are eligible for the exam, that is, satisfy all the eligibility criterias required for the exam, you can apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria for SBI clerk exam 2021 states that the candidate must have completed graduation in any relevant subject discipline from a recognised university and must be between 20 to 28 years of age. If you feel you are eligible, you can apply for the exam. There's no problem as such regarding year if exam.
Hope this helps.