There are lot of bank recruitment examination are scheduled in upcoming months. The SBI Clerk prelims exam is scheduled to be held in the month of June whereas the Main exam is scheduled in the month of July 2018. With a number of vacancies for clerical cadre posts, SBI has created wonderful opportunities for the aspirants across the country. This leaves you with around 2 months for preparing for the examination. In this article, we are going to guide you regarding the complete study plan for SBI Clerk Examination 2018.
SBI Clerk 2018: Complete Study Guide
The SBI Clerk examination will be conducted in two phases and they are the preliminary examination and the main examination. The prelims examination will be based on English language, reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude whereas the main examination will be based on general awareness as well along with the above-mentioned subjects. That leaves you with basically four subjects for preparation – reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude, English language and General Awareness.
- Reasoning Ability: This section is there both in the prelims test and the main examination. In the main examination, this section will carry 60 mark, whereas for prelims the marks allotted are 35. The first step towards studying this section is to understand the question pattern and the syllabus of this section. Then study one topic at a time and after that practice questions based on that topic of various difficulty levels. After you are done with the syllabus, the next thing should be to practice full-length mock tests. The best thing will be to finish the whole syllabus in the first month and keep the next month for practice.
- Quantitative Aptitude: This is another section which will be there both in the prelims and the mains of SBI Clerk. The strategy will be the same for this also. Firstly, you should go through the entire syllabus and understand the question pattern. Then go through the topics one by one and practice questions based on that topic of the same difficulty level as the actual examination. The next thing is to practice full-length mock tests. Keep the first month for the study whereas the next month should be devoted to the mock tests of full length so that you are completely ready to take on SBI Clerk when the actual exam is in front of you.
- English Language: SBI Clerk paper will be mainly based on grammar and vocabulary because they want to test your knowledge of basic English grammar and your ability to write basic English. For English language preparation the main thing is to understand the basic rules of grammar at first and then you will not feel scared of English. Pick up any standard grammar book and go through the chapters and practice as many questions as possible from the chapters. Then practice full length mock tests. Again, keep the first month for topic wise study and the second month for mock tests.
- General Awareness / Financial Awareness: This section may be divided into static GK, Current Affairs and Banking awareness. For current affairs, you may go through the daily current affairs update from Jagran Josh, static GK should be studied and revised on regular basis. The same is true for banking awareness as well. And the next thing that should be done is to practice as many full-length mocks as possible.
SBI Clerk is a big opportunity for all of you since there are a huge number of vacancies to be filled through this recruitment. You have to be systematic and smart in your strategy so that you can finish all the topics included in the syllabus well within time and also you can practice mock tests as many as possible that will act as a confidence booster in your preparation.
All the best!!