Exam Strategy for SBI Clerk 2018

Exam-Strategy for SBI Clerk 2018
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SBI Clerk Exam Dates 2018

Here you can find SBI Clerk 2018 exam dates mentioned below:
Events Important Dates
Start Date of Online Registration 20th January 2018
Last Date for Online Registration 10th February 2018
Prelims Admit Card Release Date 1st March 2018
Prelims Exam Date March/April 2018
Mains Admit Card Release Date 26th April 2018
Mains Exam Date 12th May 2018

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SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

  • The exam is conducted in two phases. Prelims and Mains
  • Both exams are conducted online. Applicants who qualify the preliminary exam would be eligible to appear for mains examination. For qualifying, SBI would decide the cutoffs for various categories so that it must be cleared for all categories.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Preliminary exam: 
Name of the Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Min. (1 hours)
  • One-fourth mark would be deducted for every wrong answer and no mark would be deducted for any response. The candidate should have to qualify in all the three sections according to the cutoff.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Mains examination: The exam is divided into 4 sections with the different number of questions and different marks and also different time is also allotted to complete the exam.
Name of the Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
General English 40 Questions 40 Marks 35 Min.
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 Questions 60 Marks 45 Min.
General Awareness and Financial Awareness 50 Questions 50 Marks 35 Min.
Quantitative Aptitude 50 Questions 50 Marks 45 Min.
Total 190 Questions 200 Marks 2 hr 40 Min.

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Top SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Strategy and Tips

Understand the Syllabus 

The first step to crack the exam is to understand the syllabus and exam pattern. Go through the syllabus. Find out the sections you are good at and in which section you lack the ability to score well. Manage your time according to the syllabus.

Acquire Reading Skills: 

Having good reading skills are very important for the sections like general awareness and English language. Read the newspaper and current affairs magazines to strengthen your knowledge as well as to overcome the fear of reading comprehension.

Practice Hard

Practice is the key to success. The more you practice, the more confident you are. Practice at least 1 questions of each topic everyday. Pick questions of different difficulty levels and assess your progress. Always try to clarify your doubts whenever you stuck at some question

Master Shortcut Tricks: 

The best way to crack the exam is to master the shortcut tricks for the reasoning and quantitative aptittude. These tricks work as a time saver. For English section, mastering the rules of grammar will help you in a long run.

Efficient Study Material 

Be careful when it comes to choosing your study material. Always search online before you buy some books or study material. The plenty of study material is readily available online. The e-books are the best replacement for hard copies of the books

Watch your on Time: 

You should always have to master the time management. Practice mock test to get an idea of time management. Acquire the speed to solve the questions. Don't stop when you stuck.

Stay Confident

Keep your mind calm and confident. Stay focused on the question you are doing then to be worrying about the questions you left or could not solve. Have faith in yourself and your practice.


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