SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims: Check Preparation Strategy for English Language

SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card 2022 Released. SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 is being held in November 2022 for 5486 vacancies of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre.

SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims: Check Preparation Strategy for English Language
SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims: Check Preparation Strategy for English Language

SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 English Language Preparation Tips: The State Bank of India is conducting the SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 for the recruitment of 5486 vacancies of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in the clerical cadre in the Bank. The SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 (Day 1) was successfully held on 12th November 2022 in four shifts. Candidates reported that the Prelims exam difficulty level was Easy to Moderate. 

The State Bank of India will now conduct the day 2, 3, and 4 of the SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 on 19th, 20th, and 25th November 2022. The SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card 2022 is available for download, check link below.

Only candidates shortlisted in the SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 will be called for the SBI Clerk Mains 2022 which is scheduled to be held in December 2022/January 2023.

SBI Clerk 2022 Calendar

Events

SBI Clerk 2022 Dates

SBI Clerk 2022 Notification

6th September 2022

SBI Clerk Online Application Starts

7th September 2022

SBI Clerk Online Application Closes

27th September 2022

Pre-Exam Training

October 2022

SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card Download Date

30th October to 25th November 2022

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Date

12th, 19th, 20th, 25th November 2022

SBI Clerk Prelims Result

November 2022

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date

December 2022 - January 2023

Also Read: SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2022: Check Age, Qualifications, Selection, Application Process

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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

Sr. No.

Name of Test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

*

30

30

20 minutes

2

Numerical Ability

*

35

35

20 minutes

3

Reasoning Ability

*

35

35

20 minutes

 

Total

 

100

100

1 Hour

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SBI Clerk Prelims Preparation Strategy 2022

How to Prepare English Language for SBI Clerk Prelims 2022?

Syllabus: Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Cloze Test, Multiple Meaning, Error Spotting, Sentence Completion, Para Jumbles, Vocabulary, Tenses Rules.

1. Revise through the whole syllabus, exam pattern, important topics, cut-offs

It is very important to go through the syllabus, exam pattern, section-wise important topics, previous years’ cut-off marks, and questions asked in the previous years’ question papers. Having a good understanding of the syllabus will help in assessing your strong and weak areas. One should note that there will be sectional timing of 20 minutes for each section. However, there will be no sectional marks maintained for both prelims and mains.

2. Avoid Guesswork, Penalty for Wrong Answers will be applicable

Candidates should attempt questions for which they know the answer correctly. They should note that 1/4th marks of the marks allotted to a question will be deducted in case a candidate marks the wrong answer. However, if a candidate leaves a question blank, no marks will be deducted.

3. Solve previous years’ question papers, mock tests, and quizzes on English Language

This will help in understanding the level of difficulty of questions and the level of preparation required. Candidates can expect questions from Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Error Detection, Word-Rearrangement, Word Swap, etc.

4. Important English Language Topics – Must Prepare

English Language section in the SBI Clerk Prelims will assess a candidate’s basic understanding of the language, grammar, and vocabulary usage. Candidates must strengthen their reading and writing skills. Make a habit of reading editorials in newspapers, magazines, etc. Expand your vocabulary by looking up the meaning of any new word you come across. Brush up your knowledge bank of idioms & phrases, synonyms & antonyms, etc.

Reading Comprehension: Reading different editorials in newspapers will help you strengthen your passage-solving skills. The key to solving passages is to read through the questions and then read the passage twice. This will help in understanding what output is expected, and accordingly, make note of the important points in the passage.

Spotting Errors: Strong grip on basic rules of grammar, tenses, verbs, adverbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, conjunction, articles, singular and plural rules, etc will help in solving error detection questions.

Cloze Test (Fill in the Blanks): The clue to the answer for cloze test questions is usually in the question itself. Candidates should re-read the sentence twice or more carefully. Knowledge of the basics of grammar and vocabulary will again here be beneficial.

5. Recommended books to prepare English Language

Book Name

Author

High School English Grammar & Composition

Wren & Martin

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Objective General English

S. P. Bakshi

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FAQ

Q1 Where can I find preparation strategy for SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims English Language?

Read our article SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims: Check Preparation Strategy for English Language on Jagran Josh.

Q2. When will SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 be held?

November 2022 (tentative).

Q3 How many vacancies are there in SBI Clerk 2022?

5486 Vacancies (Including Backlog Vacancies).

Q4. What are the important topics in English Language for SBI Clerk Prelims 2022?

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Error Detection, Word-Rearrangement, Word Swap, etc.

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