Preparation strategy for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

SBI Clerk Preparation Strategy for Computer Aptitude & Reasoning

Know tips and tricks to crack the Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude for the SBI Clerk Here!
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Preparation Strategy for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk 2022-23

Hi Aspirants! Are you ready for your SBI Clerk Mains exam? Follow these strategies to improve your performance in exams.

SBI Clerk Mains 2022 is an important exam for those interested in joining the banking industry. It requires a high level of preparation and knowledge to get selected.

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude are two major components that need special attention while preparing for this exam. In this article, you will learn the strategy for preparing for these two sections of the SBI Clerk Mains 2022 Exam. 

To begin with, it is essential to have a good understanding of basic concepts related to reasoning ability, such as syllogisms, data sufficiency tests, coding-decoding problems, etc., which can be done by reading books or taking online classes from experienced teachers who specialize in teaching aptitude topics like these. 

Additionally, solving practice papers regularly helps one become comfortable with different types of questions asked in the exams and also improves time management skills required during exams when attempting multiple choice questions under pressure within specified duration periods. 

When it comes computer aptitude section, one must have a thorough knowledge of operating systems, database management systems, computer networks, etc.

SBI Clerk Preparation Strategy for Computer Aptitude and Reasoning

The most important section in nature is the SBI Clerk Reasoning Section. You need to be well-versed in all the reasoning-related hints and techniques. Read through the below-listed SBI Clerk Exam Preparation tips for Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

  • The Reasoning Section’s Puzzles/Seating Arrangement section occupies the largest portion. These are really difficult problems. Everything else needs to be carefully planned if you are weak in puzzles and arrangement so that you don’t lose even a single mark.
  • There is no secret to passing the reasoning section; only practice will make you successful.
  • A variety of topics are addressed, such as Inequalities, Input-Output, Direction Sense, Syllogisms, Data Sufficiency, Ranking and Order, Assumptions, Conclusions, Cause, and Effect, etc. If you struggle to solve puzzles and arrangements, consider concentrating on the “miscellaneous” portion.
  • You can use either the conventional Venn Diagram approach or the A, E, I, O rules method to construct syllogisms.
  • Do not place too much emphasis on computer aptitude because most of the questions will be logical and include flowcharts and diagrams.

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam: Important Highlights

  • There is no sectional cutoff in SBI Clerk 2022. Candidates are required to secure the minimum percentage marks on an aggregate level
  • There is a sectional time limit for each section 
  • There is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every wrong answer marked by the candidate
  • There is no descriptive test in SBI Clerk main exams

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2022


Maximum Questions

Maximum Marks


General/ Financial Awareness



35 Minutes

General English



35 Minutes

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude



45 Minutes

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude



45 Minutes




160 Minutes

Topic-wise Selecting for SBI Clerk Mains Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

For a total of 60 marks in the SBI Clerk Mains, there will be 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from the Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude area. The SBI Clerk Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Topic wise Weightage can be seen here. It is based on study of prior exams and question patterns.


No. of Questions (2021)

No. of Questions (2020)

Puzzle & Seating Arrangement



Logical Reasoning



Machine Input- Output


Direction Sense

Machine Input


Coded Inequality



Coded direction






Blood relation


Age order comparison


Alphabet Series


Tips for preparing for the SBI Clerk Mains by topic

In this section, there are three sections.

  • Puzzle and seating arrangement
  • Miscellaneous and others
  • Computer aptitude

Puzzles and seating arrangement

  • You may get the most marks by using puzzles and seating arrangements because they cover a lot of test topics. Practice is the key to improving your score in this area. Make it a habit to complete at least one set every day.
  • When solving puzzles or choosing a sitting configuration, the following considerations should be made:
  • Be brave and attempt new pattern puzzles. It will sharpen your brain and give you more courage to take on challenging challenges in exams.
  • Always study the conditions thoroughly and pay close attention to the kind of arrangement, place, and direction that various people/variables, etc., are placed in.
  • Try answering practice questions and real-world scenarios.

Miscellaneous and others

Try three to four different themes, such as inequalities, blood relations, etc., and practice them while doing puzzles. Change such topics daily.

Computer aptitude

According to prior paper patterns, this part does not include any computer theory-related issues. Since computer aptitude and SBI Clerk Mains Reasoning are combined, problems from this part typically include flow charts or input-output techniques.



It would be helpful if candidates take courses from reputed institutes like Veranda Race where they can learn about computers and get hands-on experience to gain confidence before appearing for the actual examination.


Also, practicing mock tests available online help identify weak areas which need more focus during the revision stage before appearing in the main examination.


In addition, brushing up on basics such as MS Office packages like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access Outlook will surely give you an edge over other contenders since most questions only revolve around them.  


Finally, regular practice combined with consistency helps build confidence among aspirants enabling them to perform better at examinations without much difficulty therefore having proper planning backed by consistent effort should ensure success at the SBI clerk mains 2022 Examination

FAQs: Preparation Strategy for Computer Aptitude & Reasoning

  • Q. How to prepare for the SBI Clerk Reasoning section?

    Ans. The SBI Clerk preparation mantra for the Reasoning section is to practice previous years' question papers and mock tests.

  • Q. What computer knowledge is required for SBI Clerk?

    Ans.  Basic knowledge of computers, Functionalities, Logic gates, Full forms, Generations of computers, MS Office, Operating systems, Internet, Data processing, etc are needed for SBI Clerk. To know more, read the article above.

  • Q. Is there any negative marking in the SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude?

    Ans.  Yes, there is a negative marking system and 1/ 4th of the total marks will be applicable for the SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude.

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