State Bank of India conducts the SBI Clerk exam for the candidates aspiring for the Junior Associates post within the bank. A total of 5,454 seats were released for the Clerical cadre. The SBI JA preliminary exam has been conducted in most of the cities, but it has been postponed for a few cities as well. The candidates who are already appeared for the preliminary exam and preparing for the Mains exam should prepare well for the General Awareness section. This is the only section that does not require any tricks or formulas to deal with, but just the learning and revising skills.
As per the official notification, the mains exam date was scheduled to take place on July 31, 2021, but has been postponed amid the COVID-19 situation in the country. The Mains exam date will be released soon on the official website of SBI i.e. Candidates must utilise this time in boosting their preparation level so that they could be exam ready and overcome the last-minute hurry. Hence, to help the candidates, we have mentioned the important topics and best sources for the Current Affairs of SBI Clerk Mains.

Important Topics of General Awareness for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

The candidates can check out the most relevant topics for the General Awareness topics as asked in the SBI Clerk Mains exam over the year. The candidates should prepare the following topics diligently to score maximum marks in the Mains Examination of the Junior Associates. The candidates can also follow the Monthly Current Affairs PDF for SBI Clerk to study anytime anywhere.

Current Affairs

Most of the questions in General Awareness of bank exams consist of the last 6 months current affairs questions. Around 70-75% of questions in the bank exams are either from the current affairs or the static awareness portion interlinked with it.

Static GK

The static portion includes questions related to countries, their currencies, capitals etc. The candidates will just have to tick the correct option instead of solving the entire question which may be lengthy or tricky.

Banking/Financial terms


Important Sources for General Awareness

The candidates who are preparing for the SBI Clerk Mains exam and wish to appear for the same can follow any of the two sources to give an edge to their overall preparation level:

The Hindu

The maximum number of questions in the bank clerical exams are asked from The Hindu newspaper. The candidates who are ardent followers of the newspaper are successful in scoring marks in the aforesaid section.

Smartkeeda Current Affairs

Smartkeeda Current Affairs are the second most crucial sources that the candidates might opt to prepare for the SBI Clerk Mains examination. The candidates can use the Smartkeeda app to get a daily dose of the current affairs or can also follow the official website to cover the syllabus. Along with this, the candidates can also opt for the General Awareness quizzes posted by the Smartkeeda experts to test the preparation level of the candidates. The candidates can also download the Monthly Current Affairs PDF or Weekly Current Affairs PDF for SBI Clerk Exam.

Preparation Tips for General Awareness for SBI Clerk Mains

General Awareness is one of the four subjects asked in the SBI Clerk Mains exam. Around 40 questions are asked from this section in the exam and the candidates need to prepare well for this section. General Awareness plays a vital role in the selection process, candidates who are prepared for it may make it to the merit list of Junior Associates. The reason for this is that this section does not require any solving abilities. Hence, to give an edge to their performance in the exam the candidates can follow the preparation tips mentioned below:
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