How to Prepare for SBI Clerk 2020

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 14 Jan, 2020 15:22

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How to Prepare for SBI Clerk 2020

For the upcoming SBI Clerk 2020 recruitment examination, there are probably many candidates who are still clueless about how to attempt the SBI Clerk question paper on the day of the exam. Before we elaborate on what all you should incorporate in your preparation strategy, here's everything you need to know about the exam. SBI Clerk recruitment exam is conducted by the State Bank of India to shortlist candidates for the posts of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in clerical cadre. There are approximately 8,301 vacancies for these posts. The SBI Clerk 2018 recruitment process comprises a computer-based test conducted in two phases – Preliminary and Mains, which are followed by a Group Exercise and Interview. 

To begin with, you need to be completely familiar with the SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern & Syllabus. The Preliminary exam of SBI Clerk consists of objective questions from the English Language section, carrying a 30 marks, Reasoning and Numerical Ability Aptitude, which have an equal weightage of 35 marks. Each question is followed by five options, and a negative marking of 0.25 marks is also applicable in case of wrong answers.

How to Attempt the Paper?

Students appearing for the SBI Clerk exam may follow the sequence of taking English first and then Reasoning & Numerical Ability. While a lot depends on your strong areas in the paper, taking the exam in this sequence can prove to be beneficial and help you secure good marks. This is based on the trends of previous years, where students first attempted English followed by Reasoning and Numerical Ability.

How to Score Vital Marks?

Candidates can secure good marks in SBI Clerk Prelims 2019 exam with regular practice and an appropriate strategy. Familiarity with all the sections in the exam and topics from where the questions are expected are crucial for the preparation of this national-level exam. Also, a candidates preparing to take the exam should know where he/she can secure the highest marks.

English Language

This section would be a cakewalk for you if your basic English grammar is in place. You can score high in this section and solve questions of Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, and Error Spotting easily if you know the basics of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, tenses, parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, conditional sentences and other important topics of English Grammar.

Topics from where the questions are expected in this section include Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks/double fillers, Sentence Improvement, Error Spotting (New type also), Sentence Correction, Cloze Test, Para jumbles and more.

Numerical Ability

If your concepts are clear and have strong calculation skills, then the section on Numerical Ability can turn out to be one of the most scoring sections for you.

Candidates can expect the paper to have questions from topics such as Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Approximation, Data Interpretation, Simplification, Quadratic Equation and Miscellaneous questions.

Reasoning Ability

You can easily crack this section if you clarity of concepts related to this section. You will be given evaluated in this area based on your logical and reasoning skills.

Some of the important topics from where you can get questions are Inequality, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Direction, Series Questions (Alphanumeric, Alphabet, Number Series), Puzzles and Seating Arrangement.

To be able to crack an exam like SBI Clerk, these tips and tricks can prove to be very handy. Apart from this, regular mock test practice and working on your time management skills can ensure success in SBI Clerk 2020 recruitment examination.

Best Books for SBI Clerk 2020



Ultimate Guide for SBI Bank Clerk Preliminary & Main Exam 3rd Hindi Edition 3 (English, Paperback)

Disha Experts

SBI & Associates Banks Clerical Cadre Exam Guide 1st Edition

RPH Editorial Board

SBI Clerk Online Exam Self Study Guide-Cum- Practice Work Book(With CD)—English

Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX

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