SBI Clerk 2017 Preparation Tips

All your hard work, your efforts need to be channelized properly if you want to scale SBI CLERK 2017 Examination. For this you need to plan your preparation for the exam properly. Time management and picking up your strengths and weakness at this stage will help you with a systematic preparation. Hardly one month is left for the commencement of Preliminary Exam of SBI CLERK 2017 Exam, hence the preparation must be done accordingly keeping in mind the exam dates, pattern of the exam as well as the updated syllabus.

To ease out your steps in the direction of your aim of clearing SBI CLERK 2017 exam, we are providing you with some preparatory tips. Go through each point carefully and try to implement it daily and you will have a guaranteed success in SBI CLERK 2017 Exam.

Know the SBI CLERK 2017 Exam Date

IBPS will release the notification for SBI CLERK 2017 Exam in June this year. The Preliminary Exam of SBI CLERK 2017 is scheduled to be conducted tentatively in July 2017. Candidates clearing the Preliminary Exam will be eligible to give the Mains Exam of SBI CLERK Exam 2017. Thus it is mandatory for every applicant to clear Preliminary Exam in order to secure a good foothold on this exam.

The Exam Details for SBI CLERK 2017 Exam is discussed below:

Activity Dates
Release of Notification June 2017
Allotment of Admit Card for Prelims June 2017
Commencement of Prelims July 2017
Allotment of Admit Card for Mains September 2017
Commencement of Mains Exam September 2017

You must know the SBI CLERK 2017 Exam Pattern

IBPS conducts SBI CLERK 2017 Exam in three phases

It is mandatory for every candidate to clear all these phases in order to get an appointment letter from the Bank of their choice for the post of Clerical Cadre in the respective Bank.

Preliminary Exam has major three sections to test candidates on various domains. They are English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

Similarly, Mains Exam of SBI CLERK 2017 Exam has five major sections to check a candidate’s proficiency in various sections namely English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Applications and General Awareness.

Finally the interview process is conducted for selected candidates to know their presence of mind, Banking Awareness and communication skills.

Get acquainted with SBI CLERK 2017 Exam Syllabus

To prepare effectively for the SBI CLERK 2017 Exam, it is really essential for candidates to know the entire syllabus of SBI Clerk Exam. On knowing the syllabus, it will be really easy for aspirants to categorize their strengths and weaknesses and work accordingly on all the sectors.

How to Prepare for Each Topic

Every section asked in SBI CLERK 2017 Exam has its importance and weightage. So it’s really necessary for the candidates to prepare for each section separately and with extra care keeping in mind their strengths and weaknesses. This will help them to make less error in the exam and score more.

Quantitative Aptitude: If you know all the basics and formulae related to each chapter, then this section is a piece of cake for you. To score high in this section, you need to get your basics right. Practice questions on regular basis to increase you speed in this section.

Important topics that are frequently asked in this section are: Time and Distance, Work and Time, Data Interpretation, Percentages, Ratio and Proportions, Allegations.

Reasoning: This is a tricky section, hence prepare accordingly. Time management and accuracy is really necessary in this section. This section can turn out to be a game changer for you if you score really well in this section as the questions asked in Reasoning are really challenging and surprising.

Important topics to keep in mind while preparing for this section are: Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Verbal Reasoning, Coding-Decoding, Puzzle etc.

English Language: This section has both easy as well as tricky sections. Questions are asked almost from each topics but the frequency of question might differ. It’s really necessary for the candidate to know which topic holds maximum marks and prepare accordingly.

Important topics to keep in mind while preparing for this section are: Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, paragraph completion.

One Month Preparatory Plan for SBI Clerk 2017 Exam

No. of Days Reasoning (3 Hours) English(2 Hours) Quantitative Aptitude(3 Hours)
Day 1 Simple Inequalities (T-1) Subject-Verb Agreement (T-1) Number Series
Day 2 Coded Inequalities Subject-Verb Agreement Number Series
Day 3 Syllogism(T-2) Tenses(T-2) Simplification/Approximation
Day 4 Syllogism Tenses Simplification/Approximation
Day 5 Direction Sense(T-3) Noun/Pronouns (T-3) Ratio and Proportion
Day 6 Direction Sense Noun/ Pronouns Ratio and Proportion
Day 7 Blood Relations(T-4) Articles(T-4) Percentage
Day 8 Blood Relations Prepositions (T-5) Percentage
Day 9 Order and Ranking(T-5) Prepositions Averages
Day 10 Order and Ranking Verb (T-6) Problem on Ages
Day 11 Seating Arrangement (T-6) Conjunctions(T-7) Profit and Loss
Day 12 Seating Arrangement Conjunctions Profit and Loss
Day 13 Seating Arrangement Conditional Statements (T-8) Simple Interest
Day 14 Puzzles(T-7) RC’S Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Day 15 Puzzles Cloze Test Compound Interest
Day 16 Puzzles Para-Jumbled Time Speed & Distance
Day 17 Puzzles RC’S Time Speed & Distance
Day 18 Coding-Decoding(T-8) Cloze Test Time and Work
Day 19 Coding-Decoding Para-Jumbled Time and Work
Day 20 Machine Input-Output*(T-8) Revision of T-1 & T-2 Quadratic Equations*
Day 21 Alpha-Numerical Series (T-9) Revision of T-3& T-4 Bar Graph
Day 22 Revision of T1 & T2 Revision of T-5& T-6 Tabular DI(With Missing Figures)
Day 23 Revision of T3& T4 Revision of T-7& T-8 Line Graph
Day 24 Revision of T5& T9 Test of the Day English Pie Chart
Day 25 Revision of T6& T7 Test of the Day English Miscellaneous (P&C, Mensuration and Prob.)
Day 26 Revision of T6 & T7 Test of the Day English Test of the Day Quant
Day 27 Revision of T6 & T7 Test of the Day English Test of the Day Quant
Day 28 Revision of T8 Test of the Day English Test of the Day Quant
Day 29 Test of the Day Reasoning Test of the Day English Test of the Day Quant
Day 30 Section Wise Reasoning Practice Set 1** Section Wise English Practice Set 1** Section Wise Quant Practice Set 1**
Day 31 Section Wise Reasoning Practice Set 1** Section Wise English Practice Set 1** Section Wise Quant Practice Set 2**

Sample Papers

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Test Series

Opt for Mock Test Series to know about the glitches in your preparation. Solve as many SBI CLERK Mock Test Series as you can. This will help you to analyse your strength and weaknesses effectively. The All India Ranking provided at the end of each SBI CLERK Mock Test Series will help you to get a fair idea about your stand among the other applicants in the country.

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