State Bank of India is going to conduct the SBI Clerk Mains exam on 15th January 2023 . The long-awaited result was released on 2nd January 2023, and a lot of candidates cleared the exam. With only few days left for the exam, candidates should be well versed with the exam pattern and preparation strategy.

The candidates must increase their efforts to be successful in the SBI Clerk Mains examination. As per the official syllabus, there are four sections in the exam and candidates need to ace each one of them. The admit card of SBI Clerk mains is expected soon and candidates should be fully focused on their article. In this article, we have discussed some important preparation tips that would help the candidates boost their preparation level in the final days left before the SBI Clerk Mains examination.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates can check out the details of the SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern in the space below:
  • The examination will be conducted in the form of a computer-based test.
  • There will be four sections in the examination, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness and English Comprehension.
  • Each section will have separate sectional timing and the candidates can appear for a section once the time limit of the previous section is exhausted.
  • As per the marking scheme, for each correct answer, the candidates will get 1 mark. While there is a provision of negative marking of 0.25 marks for incorrect responses.
Sections Maximum
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 60 45 minutes
General Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
English Comprehension 40 40 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

SBI Clerk Mains 10 days Preparation Strategy

Unlike other bank exams, the SBI Clerk Mains exam will be held in two sessions as an online exam where the subjects will be similar to the prelims exams i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. Post this the candidates will be invited to the local language test where their reading, writing and speaking skills will be tested. Following this, the final step of the SBI Clerk Mains exam is the Medical test where the candidates must be tested physically fit.

Master Quantitative Aptitude section

For the quantitative aptitude section, the candidates must focus on clearing their basic concepts first and then practice the topics timely so as to master all the topics in it. Topics like simplification, approximation and number series need basic calculation so the candidates need to improve their calculation speed to solve maximum questions with accuracy in minimum time duration. However, being it a mains exam a lot of difficult DIs are asked. Hence, candidates must prepare for them as well.

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Make a Daily Routine

Following a proper daily routine will help the candidates in covering the entire syllabus in the required time. This way the candidates can allot ample time in improving their weaker sections and give the spare time in revising and polishing their stronger topics.

Attempt Mock Test

Attempting sectional and full-length mock tests on a regular basis will help the candidates know their weaker and stronger topics. This way they can focus on improving their weaker areas and be exam ready. SBI Clerk Mains Mock tests are similar to the actual exam, the candidates can develop time management skills through it. Better performance in the mock test will help the candidates boost their confidence level.

Read to excel English

For the English language section, the candidates must read English newspapers so that they can make notes of the new words and increase their vocabulary section. Reading skills and vocabulary knowledge will help the candidates ace the English section with ease and score maximum marks. Topics like Reading Comprehension and the antonyms and synonyms question can be only solved if the candidates have the good reading skills and enough vocabulary knowledge. The candidates must practice one cloze test set and one para jumble set on a daily basis.

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Reasoning Ability Section

Reasoning sections require the continuous practice of syllogism, inequality, blood relation and direction sense. As the questions are truly based on analytical skills the candidates must take the sectional test so as to be aware of the latest pattern and solve a variety of questions. The more they practice for this section the more they get habitual of the correct approach towards the questions. The Reasoning Ability section is a time consuming and lengthy topic so the candidates must be practising regularly so as to overcome this section.

General Awareness

For the SBI Clerk mains general awareness section, the candidates must cover 4-5 months of current affairs before the examination. Topics related to Finance, RBI monetary policy, appointments, capital and currency etc must be learnt on a daily basis so that they do not mix up everything on the closing days of the exam. The general awareness section must be revised timely and with sectional tests, they may analyse their performance too.

Keep Calm during Exam

The candidates must maintain their composure even in the pressurized situation as panicking may lead them to tick the incorrect options knowingly. The candidates must be choosy in terms of selecting the questions. Questions that can be solved in a minimum time duration must be solved in the beginning and the tricky questions must be left for the later part. Always read the questions first and then attempt it, this way they can maintain their accuracy.

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