Preparation strategy for quantitative Aptitude

How To Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk 2022?

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Preparation Strategy for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk 2022-23

Are you preparing for the SBI Clerk examination and finding it difficult to remember what you studies? This is quite common among candidates because they have a vast syllabus to cover. This blog can help you with that by showing you how to prepare effectively for the examination. 

For any exam, having a preparation strategy can be useful when you start preparing for an exam. It helps you cover a vast syllabus efficiently.

In this article, we have given you the preparation strategy for the Quantitative Aptitude paper in the SBI Clerk Mains examination. Use it while preparing for your examination and excel in them.

SBI Clerk Exam 2022 Overview

The SBI Clerk examination is conducted every year by the State Bank of India to recruit candidates for the Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales) post in its various branches across India. It is one of the most sought banking jobs today, and a huge number of candidates appear every year for the exam.

 

The candidates selected for the post of Junior Associate are responsible for all client interactions and related operations. They can be designated as cashiers, depositors, and other posts available at the particular SBI branch. 

 

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

Preparation strategy for Quantitative Aptitude:

The SBI Clerk Mains exam contains 50 multiple choice questions from Quantitative Aptitude for 50 marks. It is an important paper in the Mains section, and candidates need to focus extra on it. Below are the important topics that have more weightage in the exams. 

Section 

Topics 

Arithmetic

Number systems, percentage, time, distance & speed, menstruation, simple & compound interest, sequence & series, ration & proportion, work & time, mixture & allegations, profit & loss, probability, etc.

Data Interpretation

Line graph, bar graph, pie chart, tabular graph, tables, spider web/radar chart, caselet, missing DI, etc.

Other topics

Approximation, simplification, quantity comparison, quadratic equations, number series, etc.

Preparation tips for Quantitative Aptitude:

Practice basic Mathematic concepts, calculations, and formulae:

Practice basic mathematical operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc. Study the arithmetic formulae for time, distance, speed, percentage, ratio & proportion, etc. 

Be thorough in concepts like square, cubes, square roots, cube roots, BODMAS, etc. Learning some Vedic Mathematic practices might be helpful. 

Practice previous year’s question papers:

SBI Clerk Mains exam is difficult to crack. But anything is possible if you have practiced enough. Go through the previous year’s question papers and practice them as much as possible. Try attempting mock tests and evaluate your performance. See if you can crack the mock test on the first attempt 

Revision:

No matter how much you learn, revising them is essential to not forget what you learned. You can have a hard time remembering all the facts and numbers. Going over the topics again can help you memorize them thoroughly.

Last-minute revisions are not for revising the entire syllabus. In the little time you have, focus on the important topics and put more emphasis on them. Take small notes of what you learn and revise them before appearing for the exam.

SBI Clerk exam pattern & syllabus 2022

Having a thorough knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus is important to secure good marks in the SBI Clerk examination. Read the table below to know the exam pattern and syllabus for the examination.

SBI Clerk exam pattern: 

Prelims: English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning.

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

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 

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

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

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

SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus 2022

SBI Clerk Prelims: 

 

Section 

Topics 

English language

Reading comprehension, cloze test, miscellaneous, paragraph completion, fill in the blanks, para jumbles, error spotting, etc.

Numerical ability

Simplification, mixtures and allegations, profit & loss, simple & compound interest, work & time, time & distance, ratio, proportion, percentage, number systems, sequence & series, mensuration, etc.

Reasoning 

Logical reasoning, data sufficiency, ranking/direction/alphabet test, coded inequalities, seating arrangement, tabulation, puzzle, blood relations, input-output, coding-decoding, etc.

SBI Clerk Mains:

 

Section 

Topics 

General English

Reading Comprehension, synonyms and antonyms, sentence rearrangement, cloze test, idioms and phrases, vocabulary, fillers, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Data interpretation, profit and loss, data sufficiency, mensuration, simple and compound interest, work, time and distance, number series, mixtures and allegations, etc.

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

Syllogism, puzzles, machine input-output, blood relation, direction test, statements and assumptions, order and ranking, linear arrangement, etc.

General/Financial Awareness

Current affairs, banking and financial terms, static general awareness, banking abbreviations, fiscal and monetary policy, important government schemes, Indian Constitution, etc.

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

  • Q. What are the important topics for SBI Clerk Mains Quantitative Aptitude?

    Ans. SBI Clerk Mains Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics are Data Interpretation, Arithmetic Simplification Quadratic Equations, etc. Read the article above for more info.

  • 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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