Current Affairs play a vital role in the selection of a candidate appearing for the bank exams. The aspirants who are aspiring for the job of SBI PO, IBPS PO, RRB, or even the UPSC exams have to be aware of the current issues as the questions from these topics are asked in the Mains examinations and interview round as well.  A total of 50 questions are asked in the mains examination of SBI Clerk, hence it is very crucial that the candidates are updated and well prepared to tackle it effectively. The questions in the Current affairs sections of the bank exams are based on the Banking and Financial news. 

Current Affairs has an advantage over other sections as the candidates can attempt enough questions to increase their overall score within the allotted sectional time limit. It is also considered to be easier than other sections as candidates don't have to solve any numerical or any puzzle, they just have to recall the answers and tick the correct one. Smartkeeda always suggests that the students develop their own way of preparing for this section i.e. making quick notes, developing tricks to remember the important dates, names, etc.

Importance of Current Affairs for SBI Clerk Mains Exams

General Awareness is one of the most important sections that is asked in the Bank exams. This subject is asked in the Mains exam and around 50 questions are based on the different topics of these subjects. GA is the most important subject as it is easy to attempt and only the learning ability of a candidate matters here. Smartkeeda always stresses the preparation of this subject as it has helped a lot of candidates in securing the bank job with good scores at the clerical and officer level. Hence the candidates should always prepare the subject with full dedication.

Another latest trend that is visible these days is that in bank exams like SBI Clerk the questions asked are at least 7-8 months old. Additionally, the questions are not directly based on the current affairs news but the questions are asked from any fact connected to the news. For example, if there is news based on PV Sindhu winning the Gold medal in any tournament in Zurich then the question could be based on the Name of the coach of the player, capital of the country, Tournament details. These twisted questions lead to fewer attempts by candidates who go with half-baked information in the exam.

Important Current Affairs Topics for SBI Clerk Mains Exams

National and International appointments
Under this section the candidates should know about the new appointments including their name and designation.
Banking News
Banking News comprises RBI's new rules or activities that have changed our economic status like the stock market, world fuel market, etc.
Economic Affairs
Economic Affairs is about the economic corridor between Indian and other countries. The economic goal and growth for the future aspects of our nation.
Global Summits and Conference
The Global Summits and Economic forums that take place in various countries and some of our country delegates attending the summits in the hosting country are part of this topic.
Places and persons in a news
This topic consist of any changes in biographical areas of the state, heritage sites in India, or the events held in a particular area
Science and Technology
New Technologies in Science and Electronics, space science.
Awards and Achievements
The National and International awards whether Oscar or Padma awards or other awards including sports and literature.
Defense activities
Defence Equipment which is either introduced or withdrawn, the bilateral exercise between two nations.
Important Schemes in India
Schemes that are based on economic development, their objectives, and goals.
Important Agreements/ MoU Signed
Economic Development Agreement signed between India and other countries.
Sports News
This includes all the important tournaments and events held in the sports field. Winner runner and the venue of the event held.

 Candidates should prepare for the last 6 months of Current Affairs to qualify for the bank exams.

Important Current Affairs Sources for SBI Clerk Mains Exam

A lot of sources are considered by the candidates for studying and preparing for the Current Affairs portion of the SBI Clerk Mains exam. However, we advise our candidates to follow the following sources to tackle the current affairs section as it has helped a lot of candidates previously. 

Current Affairs by Smartkeeda

Current affairs are a very crucial part of SBI Clerk mains and the candidates need to be updated to stand a chance for their selection process. Smartkeeda keeps the candidate updated with their daily current affairs as per the latest news. News from around the world, events held, appointments, and every news is covered accurately on the Smartkeeda website on a daily basis. Smartkeeda has its own app and candidates can learn and revise the topics of current affairs whenever they wish.

Current Affairs Quizzes by Smartkeeda

Smartkeeda provides daily and monthly quizzes for the students which help the students to learn and revise. The quiz helps the students to evaluate their performance which will be helpful in correcting their errors and preparing for their best. This will also guide them in their selection for the examination.

The Hindu Analysis

Students should always have their insights on current issues. The Hindu Analysis is written by subject expertise, these editorials are more authentic and are reliable for getting points for the mains examination. Students can mark the banking and finance-related news while reading and note it down later as they are explained with in-depth knowledge.

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