State Bank of India conducts the SBI Clerk exam for the candidates aspiring for the Junior Associates post within the bank. A total of 5,486 seats were released for the Clerical cadre. The candidates who have cleared 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 is scheduled to take place on 15th January 2023. The admit cards have been released 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 2022

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.
  • News on Banking Industry
  • Awards and Honors
  • Books and Authors
  • Latest Appointments
  • Obituaries
  • New schemes of Central and State Governments
  • Sports

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.
  • Country-Capital
  • Country-Currency
  • Headquarters of financial organizations
  • Constituencies of Ministers
  • Dance forms
  • Nuclear and thermal power stations
  • Abbreviations related to finance

Banking/Financial terms

  • Static Awareness
  • Banking and Financial Awareness covering RBI regulation
  • Schemes of the Banks
  • Mergers and acquisitions etc

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:
  • The candidate should begin with zeroing on the best two sources for the current affairs section. Only two sources should be followed diligently to avoid any confusion during revision.
  • The candidates must inculcate tricks to learn the questions that have similarities, this way they can remember them for a longer period. The candidates should also make sticky notes to make the revision process easier for them before the examination.
  • Reading newspapers on a daily basis and making notes of the important events and schemes may help in the preparation for General Awareness.
  • The last and most crucial part is attempting mock tests. This way they may analyse the incorrect answers and may not make the same mistake in the actual examination. As the SBI Mains examination will have a negative marking scheme, analysing mock tests will help the candidates to revise the topics they find difficulty in and also increase their accuracy.
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