Preparation strategy for general/financial awareness

Preparation Strategy for General/Financial Awareness -SBI Clerk 2022

Here is the important tips and revision strategy for General/Financial Awareness section of SBI Clerk mains 2022 exam.
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Preparation Strategy for General/ Financial Awareness for SBI Clerk 2022-23

Are you preparing for the SBI Clerk examination? Are you confused about what to read and what to focus on for the examination? Then this blog has all the answers for you.

Having a preparation strategy will be beneficial for you when you start preparing for your exam. You can have a scheduled studying method and cover a vast area of the syllabus efficiently.

In this article, we have given you the preparation strategy for the General/Finance Awareness paper in SBI Clerk Mains Examination. Use it for your preparation and perform well in your exams.

SBI Clerk Exam 2022 Overview

Exam Particulars

Details 

Exam name

SBI Clerk Exam

Conducted by

State Bank of India (SBI)

Posts offered 

Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales)

Exam level

National 

Exam frequency 

Once a year

Exam mode

Online 

Language 

English and Hindi

Selection process

  • Prelims
  • Mains 

Duration 

Prelims – 60 minutes

Mains – 160 minutes

Exam fee

General/OBC/EWS – INR 750/-

Others – NIL

Job Location

Across India

Salary 

Rs. 26,000/- to Rs. 29,000/-

Official website

http://sbi.co.in/ 

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 Exam Pattern 2022

Prelims: English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning.

Mains: Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude, General/Financial Awareness.

Prelims: 

Section 

No. of questions

Total marks

Duration 

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes

Mains:

Section 

No. of questions

Total marks

Duration 

General English

40

40

35 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

Total

190

200

160 minutes

Preparation strategy for General/financial awareness: SBI Clerk Mains 2022

Planning a good strategy before you start preparing for your examination is an effective way to cover most topics in the paper. When it comes to General/Financial Awareness papers, they are fairly easy compared to other papers since no analytical or calculation-based questions are asked. 

The level of your success in this paper is entirely based on your preparation. Here are some of the topics that you should cover to get the maximum score in this paper.

Section 

Topics 

Current Affairs

  • Bank-related news (including RBI, National banks, and private banks in India)
  • Government schemes (Central and State)
  • Budget allocations
  • Important appointments
  • Index and Reports (National and International)
  •  Economic news
  • Business news
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Summits and conference
  • Science and tech
  • Sports news

Financial Awareness

  •  Economic survey
  • Monetary policy
  • Current affairs in Finance
  • Banking reforms in India
  •  Organisations like RBI, IMF, SEBI, World Bank and others.
  • Loans
  •  Reconstructing of loans
  •  Asset reconstruction companies
  • • Risk management
  •  BASEL I
  •  BASEL II
  •  BASEL III
  •  ACCORDS

Static GA

  • Banks and their headquarters
  • List of temples, dams, and UNESCO Heritage sites in India
  • List of stadiums in India
  • List of national parks, wildlife and bird sanctuaries in India
  • List of Bharat Ratna Award Winners
  • Important dates and articles in the Constitution
  • Topics related to art and culture
  • List of Cabinet Minister, Chief Ministers, Governors and CJI

Imporatnt Tips while Preparing for General/Finance Awareness

Here are some tips that you can follow while preparing for the General/Finance Awareness paper for the SBI Clerk Mains Examination. 

Analyze the previous year’s question paper

This is the first and the most important step to crack not only the SBI Clerk exam but also any exam. Analyzing the previous year’s question papers will prepare you for what to expect in the exam.

Go through the General/Financial Awareness section of the previous year’s question papers and understand which topics hold the most weight. Most of the time, SBI repeats the weightage for each topic every year. Hence analyzing the papers will be beneficial for your preparation. 

Have a thorough knowledge of the important topics in the paper:

When it comes to current affairs, you should be well-versed in the current affairs of the last six months. Make sure that you have a good understanding of the topics related to banking and fintech. Some of the other major topics that you need to cover are

  • Government schemes
  • RBI & its monetary policies
  • Union Budget
  • Banking and financial awareness
  • Banking terminologies & abbreviations
  • Important acts related to the banking sector.

Read Newspapers Daily

Newspapers are the best source to learn valuable current affairs. Read newspapers like The Hindu, The Times of India (TOI), Economic Times, etc. Reading newspapers will also help you with reading comprehension problems.

Reading newspapers can also benefit you in your interview round. Newspapers are the finest source of information that covers relevant topics related to financial and banking awareness.

Revision: 

The syllabus for General/Financial Awareness paper is vast. Hence it can be a bit difficult to remember all that you learned during the preparation. Revising what you learned can be an effective way to remember them. 

Take short notes on the topic you learn and revise them before attending the exam. This can make it easier for you to remember the topics you learned easily. 

FAQs: Prepartion Strategy for General/ Financial Awareness SBI Clerk 2022

  • Q. How to score high marks in the General Financial Awareness section of SBI Clerk mains 2022

    Ans. Prepare well in current affairs, watch  national and international news important summits etc  to score high the SBI Clerk General Financial Awareness. section

  • Q. Is there any negative marking in the SBI Clerk General Financial Awareness?

    Ans. Yes, there is a  negative marking of 1/ 4th of the total marks is applicable for the SBI Clerk General Financial Awareness.

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