Quantitative Aptitude Tips to crack SBI Clerk Pre 2021

Quantitative Aptitude is one of the most important sections of the SBI Clerk 2021 examination. The subject accounts for 35 questions in the SBI Preliminary exam of Junior Associates and 45 questions in the SBI Mains Exam. Owing to the weightage of the subject it is really important that candidates have a command over the major chapters asked from the aforesaid subject.
Another important thing to note here is that SBI is known to introduce surprises in the examination every year. One of the major changes that have been observed over the years is that the bank keeps playing with the level of questions asked in the Quantitative Aptitude subject. Hence, the candidate has to be prepared to face every situation in the examination. This article talks about the important resources relevant to tackle the Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk and important preparation techniques that candidates can include while learning.

Important Resources for SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude

A lot of candidates who appear for the SBI Clerk exam struggle in the Quantitative Aptitude section owing to the difficulty level of the questions. However, it is not apt to ignore the section completely as it holds the maximum weightage after the Reasoning Ability Section. Hence, the candidates should always focus on the following Resources and Books that help in developing strong basics as well as provide the latest pattern questions related to the different topics asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section.
Resources Name Author  Synopsis
Topic Wise Quantitative Aptitude Quizzes Smartkeeda Provides Daily Quizzes based on topics asked in the examination.
Quantitative Aptitude R S Aggarwal A helpful book to ace the basic concepts of each chapter.
How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Exam Arun Sharma A very good book by the author for dealing with the different levels of questions asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section.
Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude Disha Publications One of the most important books for short tricks relevant to make the calculator easy.
How to Prepare Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma It Contains a plethora of new and updated DI questions along with high-level caselets etc.
Data Interpretation Quizzes Smartkeeda Helps in improving accuracy and speed at the same time by providing PDF as well as timer based questions.

Tips to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk 2021

Quantitative Aptitude may appear to be a very complex subject for the candidates however it is the easiest section amongst all other sections in the SBI Clerk exam. The reason for this rising complexity for this subject is the wrong approach by the candidates for any particular questions. Check out the major tips that help in preparing the Quantitative Aptitude section for SBI Junior Associate from the space below.

Clear Your Basics

The first thing that a candidate is required to do is clearing the basic concepts for each chapter. Remember, a strong foundation will help in tackling each type of question in the examination. SBI is known to play with the level of questions and it never asks direct questions; rather the questions based on the application of each chapter can be seen in the Preliminary and Mains exam. Hence, first, try to develop the basic concept of each chapter that you find has more weightage in the exam i.e. SI and CI, Boat and Streams, Train and Distance, Profit and Loss are few chapters.

Develop Short Tricks

As mentioned earlier, the candidates only get 20 minutes to complete the SBI Clerk preliminary exam. This implies that the candidates have to spend only 30-40 seconds on each section if they wish to attempt 25+ questions out of 35 in the exam. Is that possible? If you apply your own short tricks for each chapter then you can attempt 30+ questions in the allotted time. For that try to develop short tricks, do calculations mentally, apply direct formulas, etc. Questions based on Simplifications, Quadratic equations, Percentages can be easily mastered through short tricks.

Indulge in Intensive Practice

Practicing makes a candidate friendly to the subject as well as the topics. Another benefit of practice is that with subsequent practice a candidate develops the basic knowledge of how to tackle a particular question in the SBI Clerk exam. Hence, the candidate should indulge in intensive practice and can use books, guides, previous year papers, and question banks developed by experts of Smartkeeda.

New Pattern Questions

SBI is very unpredictable and it has been evident from the previous year’s exams of SBI Clerk. It keeps on introducing new pattern questions every year that may look like they are tough, however, the student’s panics and does not try to go with the flow. This has to be overcome if you wish to work as Junior Associate in SBI. For doing this, follow youtube channels, online resources, and practice a lot using them. The youtube channel of Smartkeeda provided the candidates with the latest questions based on different chapters.
In this way, the candidates can prepare their minds to face surprises before going for the exam. Also, it is our advice to avoid skipping new pattern questions in a go rather than just read them properly and give them a try, they are easy to solve. It's just the correct approach that works on these kinds of questions.

Analyze your Approach

One of the most important things that the candidates fail to do during their preparation days is keeping a check on their preparations. Take for example while solving a question based on percentage i.e. 25% of 640 if we try to multiply 25X 64 and then divide it by 100 then it is an older way to do it and is time-consuming too. However, if we take 25/100 as ¼ of 640 then we can find the answer as 160 in less time. This is what a different approach does to a candidate’s performance in the examination. Hence, the candidates should always try to develop a fine approach and that is possible only with consistent practice.
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