State Bank of India will
be conducting preliminary examination for recruitment of clerks, starting from
the 3rd or 4th week of May. Although exam dates are yet to be revealed, we have
around 30 to 45 days to prepare for SBI clerk prelims.

__SBI Clerk Prelims – 36 Seconds to Answer!!__

For many of you who have
not given any bank exams before, the one thing that might worry you is -
whether you can start and complete the syllabus for SBI clerk prelims 2016 in
the limited time available. Within a time limit of 60 minutes, you need to
answer 100 questions which means, an average of 36 seconds per question

*(if attempting all the questions)*

__Preliminary exam pattern:__
a) Numerical Ability –
35 Questions

b) Reasoning – 35 Questions

c) English Language – 30 Questions

c) English Language – 30 Questions

__Note__:

1.
The marks obtained in prelims will not be considered for final selection but you need to qualify in each of the 3 tests. There
will be sectional & total cutoffs that all candidates must secure to get
shortlisted for main exam.

2.
Within a time limit of
60 minutes, you need to answer 100 questions which means, an average of 36
seconds per question

*(if attempting all the questions)*

__Study Plan – Prepare for SBI Clerk in 5 Weeks__
Don't feel afraid about
prelims after reading the above information. The good news is that you can
surely crack the clerical exam by following a dedicated study plan for the next
4 –5 weeks.

__Week 1:__**A)**

__Question Category: Numerical ability:__
Expected Number of Questions:
less than 5

Topics covered: Simplification,
Number series

Time to be allotted: 12 to
14 hours.

**B)**

__Question Category: Reasoning:__
Expected Number of Questions:
5-9

Topics covered: Analytical
Reasoning which includes Seating arrangements

Time to be allotted: 14 to
16 hours.

**C)**

__Question Category: English:__
Expected Number of
Questions: 10 or more

Topics covered: Reading
comprehension & Vocabulary

Time to be allotted: 8 to 10
hours.

__Week 2:__**A)**

__Question Category: Numerical ability:__
Expected Number of Questions:
less than 5

Topics covered: Arithmetic (Percentages,
Simple/Compound Interest, Ratios & Averages, Speed & Distance, Time
& Work)

Time to be allotted: 12 to
15 hours.

**B)**

__Question Category: Reasoning:__
Expected Number of Questions:
5-9

Topics covered: Coding-
Decoding Inequalities

Time to be allotted: 10 to
12 hours.

**C)**

__Question Category: English:__
Expected Number of
Questions: 10 or more

Topics covered: Grammar and
Correct usage.

Time to be allotted: 8 to 10
hours.

__Week 3:__**A)**

__Question Category: Numerical ability:__
Expected Number of Questions:
less than 5

Topics covered: Data
Interpretation

Time to be allotted: 10 to
12 hours.

**B)**

__Question Category: Reasoning:__
Expected Number of Questions:
5-9

Topics covered: Syllogism,
Blood Relation, Direction Sense

Time to be allotted: 10 to
12 hours.

**C)**

__Question Category: English:__
Expected Number of
Questions: 10 or more

Topics covered: Parajumbles,
Cloze test

Time to be allotted: 6 to 8
hours.

__Week 4:__**A)**

__Question Category: Numerical ability:__
Expected Number of Questions:
less than 5

Topics covered: Geometry
& Mensuration

Time to be allotted: 7 to 8
hours.

**B)**

__Mock Tests:__
8-10
full length mock tests and analysis for 16 to 20 hours.

__Week 5:__
10-12
full length mock tests and analysis for 24 to 28 hours.

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