SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Study Plan


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

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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