SBI Clerk Mains 2019: Get Last Minute Tips to crack Main Examination

SBI Clerk Mains 2019: Last minute tips to score high in the Clerk Mains 2019 exam. The State Bank of India (SBI) is conducting the SBI Clerk 2019 Mains exam today on 10 August 2019 (Saturday).

Created On: Aug 10, 2019 11:48 IST
SBI Clerk Mains 2019 Exam
SBI Clerk Mains 2019 Exam

SBI Clerk 2019: Get Last minute tips to score high in the Clerk Mains exam 2019 here. The State Bank of India conducted the SBI Clerk Mains exam on 10 August 2019 (Saturday). Candidates, who want to crack the Clerk Mains by scoring above the SBI Clerk Mains cut-off, should check these last minute tips without any further delay. The fight is to score high and grab a seat. The SBI aims to recruit 8653 Junior Associates in the Clerical cadre through this recruitment drive. SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card 2019 are already out on the official website

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This is the right time for you to set aside all your worries and doubts and just focus on the upcoming exam. By this point of time, candidates must have finished up with their preparations. Check here the important last minute tips and be ready to appear for the exam tomorrow:

1. Revise Important Topics

Get here the most important topics from all the sections of the SBI Clerk Mains 2019 Exam. These topics will help the candidates in their last minute preparations:

General / Financial Awareness: 50 questions will be asked in the General and Financial awareness section from three parts - General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and Banking Awareness. Candidates should be aware about important current affairs of past 6 months. Banking Awareness will include questions on Indian Banking, bank headquarters, Main function of RBI, Indian financial system, policies & International Bodies. Candidates should know about the Government schemes, Days & Weeks, Indian Constitution, Indian Culture, History, and so much more.

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Computer Knowledge

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Sentence Improvement

Antonym and synonym

Para Jumbles

Spotting Errors


Phrase Replacement

Number system

Data Interpretation – Table, Bar Graph, Line Graph & Caselet






Permutation and Combination


Alphanumeric Series

Logical Reasoning


Data Sufficiency




Input- Output

Blood Relation


Direction Sense

Figure Series

Hardware and software

History & Origin of computers

Input and Output devices


Internet terms


Logic gates

Networking and communication

Hacking & Viruses

Short Keys

Modern technology

2. Be sure about the SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern

As there is fixed timing to attempt each section, it is advisable that candidates should have accurate knowhow of the SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern 2019. It is an important prerequisite for having a clear-cut strategy to attempt each section within fixed sectional timing. One should have the clarity to decide which section should be attempted before and which later. Have a look at the SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern:


No. of Questions



General/Financial Awareness



35 minutes

General English



35 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



45 minutes




2 hours 40 minutes

3. Time Management

Candidates should not get stuck in a particular question while attempting the SBI Clerk Mains exam as every competitive exam is about speed and accuracy. If you are not able to solve a question in maximum one minute, then skip it. Remember, a candidate needs to attempt at least 30 questions from each section and it all depends upon the speed.

4. Avoid assumptions & focus on accuracy

In bank recruitment exams, guesswork and assumptions are not at all recommended. There is negative marking for wrong answers given by the candidates. One-fourth of the marks (.25) will be deducted for every wrong answer in the SBI Clerk Mains 2019. With such strict marking scheme and high competition level, it is highly advisable that the candidates should avoid guesswork. Assumptions and guesswork should only be carried out after undertaking the calculated risk. Candidates should rather focus on accuracy, which can only be achieved with more and more practice.

5. Reach Exam Centre on time & carry all necessary documents

Finally on the exam day, candidates should reach the examination centre before the reporting time mentioned on their admit cards or hall tickets. Do not forget to carry all the necessary documents such as SBI Clerk Main Admit Card 2019, and a photo ID proof. Remembers, candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam centre in two situations:

- If they forget to carry the Admit Card or Photo ID Proof

- If they reach the examination centre after closing of gates

These are five last minute tips for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2019. Candidates, who have practiced well with dedication, can qualify in the Mains exam of SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019.

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