SBI Clerk Mains Preparation 2020: Check SBI Clerk Tips, Strategy & Preparation Time Table

SBI Clerk Exam Preparation 2020:The State Bank of India yesterday has released the SBI Clerk Mains exam dates and admit cards. As the exam will take place on 31st October, clearly students have not much time left to complete their preparation. Here we are providing a complete strategy for the preparation of SBI Clerk Mains 2020 Online Exam.

This time candidates have to do smart study. Besides, they need to work hard and practice rigorously. At this time candidate’s overall preparation strategy should focus on finding strong and weak areas, Improve your weak areas. Candidates should increase their practice with mock tests only through the practice you can get speed and accuracy. In this article, we will be discussing SBI Clerk Mains Preparation Tips & Strategy 2020, You can check SBI Clerk Preparation time table below.

SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card 2020 Released, Direct Link to Download SBI Clerk Mains Hall Ticket

SBI Clerk Mains Preparation Tips & Strategy 2020

State Bank of India had announced 8000 vacancies for the position of Junior Associates and now finally the main exam will take place on 31st Oct 2020. Candidates aspiring to be a part of the SBI Clerks Main 2020 exam to qualify for the position of Junior Associates need to start preparing from now only. The exam will be based on English Language, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude. 

Also Check,

Tentatively, the exam is expected to be conducted in the month of June 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic in India and hence it is necessary that the candidates should start preparations soon.

Candidates 10 times to the number of vacancy will be appearing in Mains exam and hence cracking through the exam can be a tough task. But the exam can be easily cracked through with extra efforts and strategies.

SBI Clerk Mains Key Highlights
Vacancies in 2020 8000+
SBI Clerk Mains 2019 Good Attempts 97 – 108
SBI Clerk Mains 2019 Cut Off
Andhra Pradesh 99.75
Punjab 102.75
Uttar Pradesh 97.50
Delhi 99.75

Preparation for the English Language

If you have a good base in the English Language, you will not find much difficulty in scoring in this section. Reading newspapers on a regular basis and working on the weaker sections will enhance the strength even more. Practicing the mocks tests will help in the practice of completing the test on time. 

But for people who are a little weak in the language, these tips can surely help. 

  • Save your time and practice with latest questions right away. You can check out SBI Clerk 2020 EBooks Kit by Adda247
  • Reading newspapers along with magazines, novels, and other sources can help in improving the vocabulary to a great extent. 
  • Keeping a dictionary always handy and finding the meanings instantly can also help in a huge way. 
  • Lastly, practicing as many mock tests as possible is always a great idea to improve. 

Also Check,

Preparation for Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability

Reasoning is the most complicated section of the test and hence most of the candidates fail in this section. So far in last 3 years, SBI has not asked any question of computer aptitude in the Reasoning section and Puzzles and Seating arrangement has dominated this section significantly. It is important to focus on this section in order to crack the mains exam. 

  • Not all puzzles are difficult if they are understood carefully. Hence, the focus is the main point here. 
  • A high amount of practice is another most important thing that can make a candidate an expert in reasoning. 
  • Candidates who are not so great in puzzles should try to achieve good marks in the ‘Miscellaneous’ section that mostly comprises Direction Sense, Data Sufficiency, Assumptions, and others. 
  • It is important to attempt arrangements and puzzles only when confident as wrong answers can lead to negative markings.

Preparation for Quantitative Aptitude

For Quantitative Aptitude, it is highly important to prepare with strategies. 

  • Choose topics carefully from the syllabus and prepare them carefully in place of trying to cover everything without proper quality. 
  • Practice mocks test to improve upon accuracy as well as speed. 
  • Work on the weaker sections and practice them until you do not get confident on them. 
  • Practice all types of Data Interpretation and Analysis questions
  • Practice Data Sufficiency for Mains exam.
Sarkari Jobs 2020 Live Updates: Latest Sarkari Naukri (सरकारी नौकरी) Notifications Important & Expected Reasoning Topics for Bank Exams Basic English Grammar Rules of Verb Upcoming Bank Exams 2020

Preparation for General Awareness

This can be tricky but can be handled with these tips. 

  • While studying any event or news, make sure to study all the five questions of ‘What, When, Where, How, and Why’
  • Abbreviations may seem simple but it is important to focus on them to avoid confusion during the exam. 
  • Go through current affairs of 4 to 5 months. You can also study from The Hindu Review Monthly Capsule available on

The Exam Pattern

To score high and to prepare well for the exam, it is also important to know the exam pattern in advance. 

There will be 190 questions that need to be solved within a time duration of 2 hours and 40 minutes. Answering all the questions correctly will fetch you 200 marks. 

  • For General and Financial awareness, there will be 50 questions with 50 marks and the candidates should devote 35 minutes for this section. 
  • Again, for General English, there will be 40 questions of 40 marks in total for which 35 minutes will be ideal. 
  • There will be 50 questions for Quantitative Aptitude having a total score of 50 for which the candidates can devote 45 minutes. 
  • There will be 50 questions for the section Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability that can offer 60 marks in total. The candidates should complete this section again in 45 minutes. 

Check SBI Clerk Preparation Time Table

Candidates who appeared in SBI Prelims exam must be waiting for SBI Clerk Mains Result, but at this time you need to prepare for Mains exam because after SBI Clerk Prelims result, you will not get enough time, Every students has different way to study, but we are discussing a strategic way to prepare for SBI Clerk Mains Exam, Here we Provide an Ideal Time table for Studying and working students who are preparing for SBI Clerk Mains Exam.

SBI Clerk Mains Time Table for Non-working Students

Students who only studying at this time and not doing any Job, Must have more time comparing to working candidates, But they have more pressure to crack the exam, so we are providing you a Perfect time Table.

Time  Subject- Hours
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Newspaper
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM General Awareness
11:00 AM – 02:00 PM English Language (1 Hour Reading comprehension, 2 Hour other topics)
4:00 PM – 07:00 PM Quantitative Aptitude ( 1 Hour Data Interpretation, 1 Hour Simplification and Approximation and 1 Hour other Topics)
8:00 PM – 09:00 PM Computer Aptitude
10:00 PM – 12:00 PM Reasoning Ability (1 Hour Puzzle and Seating Arrangement, 1 Hour other topics)

SBI Clerk Mains Time Table for working Professionals

Students who are working somewhere has really a shortage of time they have to manage their time well to prepare for the exam, They need to set a proper time table to prepare for SBI Clerk Mains Exam, so here we are providing you an Ideal Time table for working Professionals.

Time  Subject
05:00 AM – 05:30 AM Newspaper
5:30 AM – 07:30 AM General Awareness
07:30 AM – 08:30 AM English (1/2 Hour Reading comprehension, 1/2 Hour other topics)
7:30 PM – 09:30 PM Quantitative Aptitude
(1/2 Hour Data Interpretation, 1/2 Hour Simplification and Approximation and 1 Hour other Topics)
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Reasoning Ability
( 40 Min Puzzle and Seating Arrangement, 20 Min other topics)
11:00 PM – 11:30 PM Computer Aptitude

SBI Clerk Mains 2020 Preparation & Practice

You can also attempt some of the quizzes given here for SBI Clerk Mains 2020.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Languages General Awareness
Puzzle, Short Puzzle and Blood Relation. Pie Chart DI, Word Problems & Wrong Series Mini Mock Mini Mock
Puzzle, Short Puzzle and Direction. Bar Graph DI, Line Graph DI and Simplification Mini Mock  Mini Mock
Puzzle, Blood relation.  Probability, Permutation & Combination and Misc. phrase error and Word Usage Mini Mock
Puzzle, Syllogism Pie DI, Data Sufficiency and Simplification Phrase Derivation and Sentence Improvement  Mini Mock
Puzzle, Input-Output Mensuration, Quadratic Inequalities and Misc Error Detection, Vocabulary and Triple Fillers Mini Mock

Click Here to Check Complete Study Plan and Question Bank for SBI Clerk Mains 2020

SBI Clerk Mains 2020 Online Test Series

Practicing the mock tests regularly will help the candidates in completing the sections and the paper within the mentioned time. Also, with regular practice of the mock test and proper preparation, the candidates can complete the paper much before time so that they can have time in hand to revise the paper and can correct the answers that they think they have provided wrongly. 

SBI Clerk Mains Prime 2020 Online Test Series Buy Now
SBI Clerk Mains 2020 Online Test Series Buy Now

SBI Clerk Mains 2020 Online Video Lectures

You can study with the help of subject experts online for SBI Clerk Mains Preparation on Adda247 YouTube Channel. Also you can join online live batch and get classroom like experience at your home and study from subject experts to ace your preparation for the exam. You can choose from live batches and video courses as per your preference and schedule.

SBI Clerk Mains 2020 Video Course Buy Now
SBI CLERK MAINS 2020 | Bilingual | Online Live Classes Buy Now

Also, it is important that the candidates while starting their preparation must not limit themselves to just 1 subject. You must practice all the subjects for SBI Clerk Mains exam. Bank exams are all about speed and accuracy and testing your progress step by step is the only way for you to check if you are on the right track. Team Bankersadda wishes you the best with your preparation and you can also ask us your query on 

Click Here to Register for Free Study Material and Regular Updates

Practice with,

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. When will the SBI Clerk Mains 2020 held?

Ans SBI Clerk Mains 2020 will take place on 31st October 2020

Q. How to ace puzzles?

Ans. Solving puzzles daily can help to ace this topic.

Q. How to improve reading skills?

Ans. Read newspaper daily as it will help you to improve your reading skills.

Q.How can I prepare for SBI Clerk exam?

Ans:- First clear your concepts then practice from mocks.