SBI Clerk Preparation Strategy 2022: The State Bank of India will be conducting the SBI Clerk Mains 2022 on 15th January 2023 for filling up 5486 vacancies of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in the clerical cadre in State Bank of India. Candidates who qualified the SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 will be called to appear in the Mains examination.
In this article, candidates can check SBI Clerk topper strategy on how to crack quantitative aptitude in bank exams, SBI Clerk Quant topic wise weightage, important topics, and expected SBI Clerk Mains Quant questions.
SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Calendar
SBI Clerk 2022 Events 
Important Dates 
SBI Clerk Notification 2022 Releases 
6th September 2022 
SBI Clerk Online Application Start Date 
7th to 27th, September 2022 
SBI Clerk PreExam Training 
20th October 2022 
SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card 
30th October 2022 
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Date 
12th, 19th, 20th, 25th November 2022 
2nd January 2023 

2nd January 2023 

SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card 
31st December 2022 to 15th January 2023 
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date 
15th January 2023 
SBI Clerk Exam Pattern
Refer to the following sections to know about the detailed exam pattern for SBI Clerk mains 2022.
 The SBI Clerk mains exam will be conducted online mode.
 The questions asked will be multiple choice based only.
 There is a prescribed negative marking of 1/4th of the total marks for incorrect answers.
 Candidates can attempt the subjects only within the sectional time prescribed for the same.
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2022 

Sr. No. 
Name of Test 
Medium of Exam 
No. of Questions 
Maximum Marks 
Duration 
1 
General/ Financial Awareness 
* 
50 
50 
35 minutes 
2 
General English 
English 
40 
40 
35 minutes 
3 
Quantitative Aptitude 
* 
50 
50 
45 minutes 
4 
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 
* 
50 
60 
45 minutes 
Total 

190 
200 
2 Hours 40 Minutes 
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SBI Clerk Mains Quant Topic wise Weightage
The SBI Clerk Mains will comprise 50 Multiple Choice Questions from the Quantitative Aptitude section for a maximum 50 marks. As per previous exam analysis and question trends, candidates can check below the SBI Clerk Quant Topic wise Weightage.
Topic 
No. of Questions (2021) 
No. of Questions (2020) 
Data Interpretation 
20 
19 
Arithmetic 
12 
1820 
Caselet 
8 
(included in DI) 
Alphabetical Series 
 
76 
Data Sufficiency 
 
65 
Q1 Q2 
5 
 
Approximation 
3 
 
Wrong Number Series 
2 
 
SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Tips
The SBI Clerk Mains 2022 examination will be held for candidates who qualify the Preliminary examination. Candidates appearing for the Mains examination should be well prepared to score good marks in the Mains to be shortlisted for further selection process. Here, candidates can find tips and tricks, important topics, and preparation strategy for Quantitative Aptitude in SBI Clerk Mains 2022.
1. Check Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation 
Arithmetic 
Other Topics 
Bar Graph Line Graph Tabular Graph Pie Chart Caselet Spider Web/Radar Chart Tables Missing DI 
Percentage Number Systems Ration & Proportion Time, Distance, and Speed Mensuration Surds & Indices Simple Interest & Compound Interest Sequence & Series Work & Time Permutation, Combination Mixtures & Allegations Profit & Loss Probability 
Simplification Approximation Number Series Quantity Comparison Quadratic Equations 
2. Practice basic Mathematics formulas, concepts, and calculations
One should be proficient in basic maths operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc. One should be well versed with BODMAS, squares, square roots, cubes, cube roots, etc. Study arithmetic formulas for Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Time, Distance, and Speed, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, etc. Always try to approximate the value to the nearest 100, 1000, etc for faster and lesscomplicated calculations. Knowledge of Vedic Maths practices will be useful.
3. Study Simplification tricks, Polynomial equations, BODMAS, etc
One should make sure that they study Simplification tricks, Polynomial equations, BODMAS, etc in order to solve questions related to Simplification & Approximation. Here the knowledge of reciprocals, unitary method, polynomial equations, BODMAS, squares, cubes, square roots, cube roots, etc will be beneficial. Other tips include replacing / by division and of by multiplication, rounding off decimals to the nearest integer, memorising common fraction values, etc. Remember formulas for solving polynomial equations. Make a study which includes dedicated days and hours for practicing SBI Clerk Quant Practice Sets.
4. Expert Recommended Books for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk Mains
SBI Clerk mains exam is very tricky and is known for the outofthebox questions. Hence, the candidates should strictly rely on the standard books that have been prescribed by the previous year toppers. These books not only offer relevant explanations regarding different chapters but also have an ample number of questions.
 The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar
 Quicker Maths by M Tyra
 Data Interpretation by R S Agarwal
 Objective Mathematics for Competitive Exams by Tarun Goyal
 Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
 Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal
5. Solve SBI Clerk Mains Mock Test, Previous Years’ Question Papers
Is SBI Clerk difficult to crack? Well, it depends your preparation a lot. Check out our SBI Clerk Mock Test series to crack SBI Clerk Mains in first attempt. Apart from this, one should take up the previous years’ question papers for SBI Clerk Mains to practice as much as possible. Try to keep at least 1 previous years’ question paper to solve in your SBI Clerk Study Plan.
Wish you the best!