How Can I Crack SBI Clerk In First attempt?

SBI Clerk 2020– State Bank Of India which is one of the coveted exam in India had successfully conducted the exam for Clerk but the result has got delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. The result is expected to be released soon but in this space we will be discussing how you can ace this exam by scoring maximum marks in the mains examination that is the final stage of this recruitment process.  

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English Section:

This is one of the most important section in SBI Clerk mains. You can easily solve it if you have good grasp over rules and regulations of Grammatical rules. Given below are some of the tips and tricks that will surely help you to ace this section.

  • We provide sectional practice questions of SBI Clerk Mains and practice more and more questions on Adda247 Mobile App.
  • Try to solve maximum number of questions in this section because this section can actually help you to score good marks only if you can attempt maximumy number of questions.
  • Practice Para Jumbles, Reading comprehensions more as they are very time-consuming.

Given below is the previous year’s analysis of SBI Clerk Mains Shift-1 and following were the topics that were asked in the exam:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 17 Moderate
Vocabulary Based (Identify Synonym/Antonym) 5 Moderate
Error Detection 1 Moderate
Passage including 2 inference based question and 3 fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Passage with word replacement and inference based questions 2 Moderate-Difficult
Fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Behavior-inference based questions 5 Difficult
Total 40 Moderate-Difficult
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Quantitative Aptitude Section:

This is another section that can help you to achieve your dream of getting a government job and that too in SBI. Practice and Continous practice is the key to excel in this section.

  • Many students face problems in this section and one needs the maximum of your hard work because it is very time-consuming.
  • You can easily excel in this section with the help of  the quizzes on Adda247 App on a regular basis, without skipping a single day.
  • Attempt those questions first that you are very confident in. Try to solve DI as this can easily fetch you good score.
  • DI is one topic that can help you score very good marks alone but make sure that your concept related to arithmetic topics.
Given below were the questions that were asked in the examination.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 19 Moderate
Data sufficiency 6 Moderate
Wrong number series 7 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Arithmetic) 18 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate
Arithemtic questions were based on the topic given below:
  • Profit and loss
  • Time and work
  • Average
  • Boat and stream
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Simple interest and Compound Interest

Reasoning Section:

This can be a section that can give you all sort of feelings be it good or bad. Puzzles and seating arrangement dominated this section. This is one section where experiments takes place and students either sail through them or just lose this opportunity by investing their time in attempting the wrong questions.

  • The advice is to attempt the maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time by attempting the difficult puzzles in the end.
  • Make sure that you start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding-decoding, alphanumeric series, and other such random topics.
  • Once you are done with other types of questions, then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to be solved and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way.
Given below are the questions that were asked in the SBI Clerk Mains 2019:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
Coded Inequality

5 Moderate
Direction sense

Machine Input- Output

Logical ( Couse of Action, Statement, and Assumption, Consequence)


Alphabet based series


50 Difficult
  • The questions of puzzle based on liner seating arrangement-Six members all were facing north and age was given (two-variable seating arrangement)
  • Another puzzles with linear seating arrangement- 7 members facing north-south
  • There was puzzles on month based puzzle with blood relation-8 members, 3 months and 3 years were given 
  • Another puzzle involved the random arrangement based puzzle-3 teachers, 5 subjects and  classes were given
  • Arrangement of box based puzzle-9 boxes and numbers of pens were given
  • One of the highlight of the exam was the questions on order and ranking based puzzle- Designation and  Year of joining of employees in a company were given (two-variable)
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General awareness

This can be tough nut to crack for you if you don’t prepare for this section wisely. Daily practice is require to ace this section and you must focus on it on daily basis as well. Questions from current affair dominates this section. So make sure you prepare the current affair of past six months atleast.

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