For the candidates who have been working for their dream job, the time has come and less than 24 hours have remained for the most-awaited examination i.e. SBI JA. The candidates who have dedicated themselves wholeheartedly are now just polishing and revising their preparation. Some candidates will panic about their exam preparation and some will build confidence as per their preparation level. The candidates whose exams are in a different city away from their home must go to the assigned city 1-2 days prior to the exam, so that they may have some beneficial time to stay relaxed and calm.
Smartkeeda has brought to you the most awaited article on the Last Minute Tips to Crack SBI Clerk Prelims 2021. The SBI Clerk Preliminary exam will commence from 10th July 2021 the Mains exam will be held on 31 July 2021.  The candidate’s going for the exam should go to the exam hall and use all the tips mentioned below while appearing for the examination.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

As per the official notification released by the bank, the SBI Clerk Preliminary exam was expected to be conducted in June 2021. However, the same has been deferred by the bank amid the rise in the cases of Covid-19. The bank is expected to release the dates of the exam soon. Till then the candidates can check out the exam pattern of the preliminary examination as mentioned below:
• The Preliminary examination is the first stage of the selection process and is qualifying in nature. It is conducted in Computer Based Test mode.
• As per the official notification, the preliminary exam of the SBI Clerk, there will be three subjects in the examination namely i.e. English language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative aptitude
• There will be a total of 100 questions accounting for 100 marks and the number of questions will be different for each subject.
• As per the marking scheme, 1 mark will be provided to every correct answer while there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
Sections No of question Maximum marks Medium of exam Duration of exam
English language 30 30 English 20 minutes
Reasoning ability 35 35 English & Hindi 20 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 35 35 English & Hindi 20 minutes
Total 100 100   60 minutes

Last-Minute Tips to Crack SBI Clerk Prelims 2021

More than lakh candidates will be appearing for the SBI Clerk examination 2021, the candidates cannot afford to waste this opportunity after preparing for it for a long time. The candidates must choose wisely the questions they select for solving, and never remain stuck on one question. As the exam will have sectional timing in it the candidates must attempt the questions that can be solved in less time and deal with the time-consuming topics in the end. The candidates must focus on their accuracy, as for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted they will affect their overall marks.

Prepare Yourself Mentally

The candidates must always remain calm and composed while taking the examination so that the candidates need to have proper rest and sleep of 7-8 hours. A tired and restless body will not help the candidates to think and analyse the questions. So the candidates must try to reach the exam centre at least half an hour before th reporting time. This will help them in finding the exam centre and will save them from any last moment mishap.

Work on your Time Management

Time management plays a crucial part in the selection of a candidate. The exam for SBI Clerk will have sectional time in it and the candidates will have to be choosy in terms of question selection. Candidates must never be stuck in any lengthy questions, they will consume more time and the candidates may start panicking for the rest of the questions. This may also result in the candidates skipping the easy questions that could be solved in less time.

Try to Maintain Accuracy

The candidates must focus on their accuracy during the exam. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted, which will affect the overall marks of the candidate. The candidates with similar marks will be chosen based on their accuracy, the candidates must tick on the options they are sure with and skip the uncertain questions.

Solve Questions Calmly

The candidates must remain calm during exam time. Only the correct Last Minute Tips of the question will provide the correct answer, so the candidates must always remain calm and focused. Being calm while attempting the questions will also help the candidates in understanding the questions easily.

Read Questions First then Attempt

Before solving the question the candidates must read the question thoroughly and know the exact meaning of the question. Without knowing what the question is asked about the candidates will never tick the correct options so it becomes necessary for the candidates to read the question before dealing with the options.
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