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SBI Clerk Exam Strategy and Tips

Published on Saturday, July 19, 2014
As many readers asked me the same question again and again, that is "How should I tackle SBI Clerk exam". So today I am sharing few tips and strategies to attempt upcoming SBI Clerk exam.


This section is actually a decision maker. Many candidates able to achieve 35+ while many get less than 5. There is huge variation in this section. This section takes less time which mean "Average Marks Per Minute" remains high in this section.


  • Give at least 30 minutes to this section 
  • Never skip fill in the blanks or Cloze test questions
  • Never make lame guesses in this section
  • Build a reading habit. Don't just read, try to understand writers feelings.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Try to use less paper and more brain
  • Pick easy questions first. Don't try to solve scary questions.
  • Learn shortcut techniques to solve questions from every chapter
  • Be prepared for a difficult and unexpected exam
Must follow Quantitative Aptitude series for free material and shortcuts here

General Awareness

Questions from this section are always expected. This time you will see a question from FIFA world cup, BRICS bank, National Filmfare awards and Union Budget.

Must read this post to download General Awareness study material


  • Stay away from static Gk books, like India Book. These books are not meant for bank exams
  • Read newspaper everyday (or at least read news websites) 

Computer awareness

Syllabus for this section is limited and basic. No advanced questions are asked. Still many candidates don't know the basics. Questions about input output devices, operating system and Microsoft office suite is asked.

Syllabus of Computer Awareness

  • Computer devices
  • Networking
  • DBMS
  • Internet technologies
  • MS Office
You can get Computer Awareness short notes here


Most of the candidates don't know the syllabus of this section. They end up purchasing a full 800 pages "Marketing Management" book which is meant for management students. 

I released an ebook for Marketing section of SBI, get here.

Syllabus of Marketing Awareness

  • Marketing - Nature, features and process
  • Product development process
  • Marketing plan
  • Marketing mix
  • Product mix
  • Product life cycle
  • BCG matrix
  • Porter model of business environment
  • Marketing strategies
  • Marketing leadership model by Porter 
  • Advertisement and branding
  • Marketing control

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