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Preparation strategy for SBI clerk mains 2016 exam

The State Bank of India conducts the SBI clerk examination every year for recruitment in the clerical division. It is a very prestigious examination for those aiming to enter the banking sector. With thousands of aspirants appearing every year, it is necessary to be well prepared for this examination. This article will provide the candidates appearing this year with the necessary information regarding the Preparation strategy for SBI clerk mains 2016 exam.

Examination Pattern

The candidates who have qualified the preliminary examination will have to appear for the Online Mains examination. The performance in this main examination will decide the final list of candidates eligible for the interview round. The mains exam has 4 sections as follows:

Section

Total Marks

Total questions

English Language

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Financial or General Awareness

50

50

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

50

60

Total

190

200

Preparation strategy

With the date of examination nearing, it is essential for the candidates to be fully prepared. Time management is a skill which will help you in attempting maximum questions in due time. Also, practicing mock sample test papers make you aware of the examination pattern and enhance your accuracy and efficiency. The tips for preparation of the individual sections are as follows:

  • English Language: Read newspapers like The Hindu, Economic Times and editorial columns in newspapers to enhance your command over the English language. Error spotting, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Correction and Comprehension are some important topics in this section.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: This is a scoring section, provided you have practiced adequately. Focus on topics like Decimal and Fractions, Profit and Loss, Frequency Polygon, Number series, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Distance, Averages, Bar-diagram etc.
  • Financial or General Awareness: This section mainly includes questions on the current affairs. Candidates are advised to read newspapers and general knowledge magazines regularly to score well in this section.
  • Reasoning: This is the most scoring section and practice is the key to handle this section effectively. Venn diagrams, Coding and Decoding, Seating arrangement, puzzles and Statement and Conclusion type of questions are the most important topics for this section.

Little time is left for the examination and the candidates must devote this crucial time to practice as much as possible. Stay calm and take good care of your health.

All the best!

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SBI Clerk Result 2016 Exam Date Pre/Mains Call Letter

State Bank of India is one of the renowned banks in our country that is known for recruiting candidates in huge numbers every year though two crucial online examinations, SBI Clerk Exam and SBI PO Exam.

SBI recently conducted clerk preliminary online examination 2016 on various dates like 22nd May, 28th May and 29th May. The rest remaining two slots will be conducted on 4th June, 2016 and 5th June, 2016.

SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Tentative Schedule

Here are the complete details on SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Exam dates which must be kept in mind if you are aiming for this bank.

Activity by SBI

Important Dates

Online registration through SBI’s official website

5th April, 2016 to 28th April, 2016

Pre-Exam training

5th May, 2016

Download Preliminary Examination Hall ticket

11th May, 2016

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016

22nd May, 28th May, 29th May, 2016

4th June, 2016 and 5th June, 2016

Download Main Examination Hall ticket

17th June, 2016

SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

30th June, 2016

Interview and Language Test

In the month of July*

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India *

SBI Clerk 2016 Preliminary Exam Result

The SBI clerk Prelim 2016 exam was conducted on 22 May 2016. Aspiring candidates who appeared for the exam are very eager to know about the SBI clerk Prelim 2016 exam results so that they can know whether they make it up to the SBI clerk Mains 2016 exam phase or not.

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Result

Final Result of SBI Preliminary Examination 2016

In the month of June*

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India *

Final Result of SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

In the month of September*

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India *

How to download SBI Clerk Preliminary /Mains Exam 2016 Call Letter?

The only way to download your call letter for the SBI Clerk Preliminary /Mains Exam 2016 is through the official website of SBI. You can go through this link as well: http://www.sbi.co.in/

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Tips and strategy to crack SBI clerk prelims 2016 exam

SBI aka State Bank of India is one of the phenomenal public banking sector all over the India. Amongst all the government public sectors, it is one of the largest banking sectors. Lakhs of aspirants who are seeking for jobs follow this bank religiously. This year SBI has once again given an opportunity to the candidates to apply for the post of SBI Clerk. The notification for 2016 exam has been released. There are almost 13734 posts that are available for the aspirants. In order to crack the SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam, one needs to create and follow the strategies so that they can easily clear this exam.

SELECTION PROCEDURE OF SBI CLERK

A candidate will have to undergo three steps in order to start their association with SBI. This 3-tier recruitment process has three rounds.
1. Prelim Exam
2. Main Exam
3. Interview
This article will mainly focus on the SBI Clerk Prelim Exam. 

In order to clear the Prelim exam successfully, it is important that the candidate is well versed with the Exam’s syllabus, like how many sections are there, how many questions are present and what all topics are covered in each section.

DURATION OF EXAM AND TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS IN THE EXAM

This exam is a 60 minute (1 hour) exam and in that 1 hour one will have to solve in total 100 questions. In order to score gracious marks in each section, the candidate will have to attempt maximum number of questions so that the cut off criteria can be met. The cut off is decided by SBI itself.

EXAM PATTERN FOR SBI PRELIMS 2016 EXAM

SECTION

TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

MARKS

TIME LIMIT

English Language

30

30

60 minutes (1 hour)

Reasoning

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Now, what section should be attempted first? 

Plan in such a manner that you are aware of your strengths and weaknesses

  • Initiate with the section in which you are very confident
  • If you are confident in Reasoning section or English language section, start with that particular section first. This way your confidence will boost up in the exam.

Now, sections wise let’s have a look on what all topics you should focus upon and this detailed list will definitely help in cracking the exam and scoring well.

  1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The level of the English Exam is easy. There are so many candidates who think that they are weak in communications and English language. But, for this exam the 20 questions that appear are comparatively very easy. If you start practicing the below listed topics on a daily basis then it would be much easier for you to crack the exam. Following the below mentioned strategy, start answering the topics in ascending manner

Topics

Fill in the Blanks

Cloze Test

Spotting the Error

Sentence Improvement

Para-jumbles

Reading Comprehension

Note: In the 2016 Prelims Exam, it is being said that the story based reading comprehension will also be asked

  1. REASONING

This is one of the most scoring sections. The level of this exam is also easy. In this section, you get an opportunity to answer maximum number of questions. One thing that needs to be taken care of here is that the candidates don’t end up spending their time on the lengthy questions. Attempt the topics in the following order

Topics

Syllogism

Inequality

Coding-Decoding

Miscellaneous Questions

Linear Arrangement

Circular Seating Arrangement

Puzzle

Important note: It is advised that the candidates do not end up wasting their precious time by starting with the puzzle questions nor circular seating arrangement questions.

  1. NUMERICAL ABILITY

This section is a very scoring one but then at the same time, it involves a lot of calculations. Here also it is advised that the lengthy questions are attempted in the end. The order is as follows:

Topics

Data Interpretation

Simplification/Approximation

Number Series

Miscellaneous Questions (Average, Time and Work, Profit and Loss)

TIME MANAGEMENT AND ACCURACY DURING THE PRELIM 2016 EXAM

The below table involves the number of accurate attempts that you should give to each section and it also involves the time that should be dedicated for each section.

SECTION

ACCURATE ATTEMPTS

(MINIMUM)

TIME FOR EACH SECTION

PRIORITY

Reasoning Ability

15-18

20 minutes

I

English Language

17-19

15 minutes

II

Quantitative Aptitude

15-16

25 minutes

III

The above mentioned time management and attempts might make you feel nervous, but the below mentioned study plan will help you in preparing for all the topics in a well-mannered way.

Week

Expected number of Questions

(<5)

Expected number of Questions

(5-9)

Expected number of Questions

(>=10)

Week 1

Number Series, Simplification

(12-14 hours per week)

Analytical Reasoning

(includes seating arrangement)

(14-16 hours per week)

Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary

(8-10 hours per week)

Week 2

Arithmetic

(Simple, Compound Interest, Speed, Distance, Time and Work, Percentages)

(12-15 hours per week)

Coding-Decoding Inequalities

(10-12 hours per week)

Grammar and Correct Usage

(8-10 hours per week)

Week 3

Data Interpretation

(10-12 hours per week)

Syllogism, Blood Relation, Direction Sense

(10-12 hours per week)

Parajumbles, Cloze test

(6-8 hours per week)

Week 4

Geometry and Mensuration

(7-8 hours per week)

Approximately 10 Mock tests that too full length plus Analysis

(16-20 hours)

Week 5

Approximately 12 Full Length Mock tests+Analysis

The marks pattern of 2016 Exam for each section is as follows:

Number of Questions

30/35

Total marks

30/35

Marks per correct answer

1

Negative marking for incorrect answer

0.25

DATES OF THE PRELIM 2016 EXAM

The vital dates of this exam are mentioned below:

Events

Dates

Online registration of application Starts

April 5, 2016

Online registration of application ends

April 5, 2016

Last date for editing of application

April 5, 2016

Last date for printing of application

May 10, 2016

Last date of Online Fee Payment

April 28, 2016

Last date of Offline Fee Payment

April 28, 2016

Admit Card of Preliminary Exam

May 11, 2016

Online Preliminary Exam

May 22 to June 6, 2016

Result of Preliminary Exam

June, 2016

Admit Card of Main Exam

June 17, 2016 (tentatively)

Online Main Exam

June, 2016

Result of Main Exam

July, 2016

Admit Card for pre-exam training

May 6, 2016 onwards

According to the above dates, some quick tips and strategies that would be beneficial for the candidates are:

  • Manage Time accordingly for each section

As described in detail above, time management is a supreme factor in this exam. It is suggested that the candidates attempt maximum number of questions so that they score a nice cut off. If once a good cut off is achieved then there is surely a seat reserved for you for this post

  • Online mock exams

Like any other exam, this exam also requires a regular practice. Before the exams, the candidates should start giving online mock tests on a regular basis. The score achieved through the online mock exams will give you a clear picture of where exactly you stand at that particular moment. Also, you will get to know what all questions appear in the exam, their style and their pattern. The third advantage of giving these online exams is that, they will help you in managing the time for each section accurately

  • Reading newspapers

In general also, reading newspapers is a good habit and if you follow this routine before the SBI Clerk exams, then it will be extra beneficial. The General Knowledge questions although appear in the main exam but still it is important to read the newspapers on a regular basis.

  • Study Regularly

It is necessary that the aspirants study for at least 6 to 10 hours for a day. Practice questions from each topic on a regular basis. The regular studies will make your concepts clear and will give you a path to clear the exam in a successful manner

Some special tips for the quantitative section as that section is a complex one. The following tips might help you in saving your time and relieving stress

  • The topics that have direct formulas, practice them on a regular basis. The direct formulas will give you direct results.

Topics like SI, CI and Partnerships have direct formulas

  • Vedic Mathematics and various other shortcut tricks like finding cube, multiplication or division can be used

  • The questions in which you are not confident, do not end up wasting time in solving them or even going through them once

  • It will be great if you can solve the caselets. The caselets will help you score 5 marks directly

  • The other sections that are Logical Reasoning and English language, solve these sections in the fastest possible manner and then switch to the quantitative section and give your hundred percent there

It is not a tedious task to clear the Prelim exam, all that you need to do is focus on the important topics in each section and manage your time accordingly. Practice regularly and appear for the exam will full confidence.

For further information regarding the SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam, you can easily login to www.sbi.co.in and get all the required details.

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SBI CLERK 2016 FAQs

SBI CLERK 2016 FAQs

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam is one of the greatest opportunities for aspiring candidates to make a very strong career in banking line which not only offers handsome pay scale but is full of other benefits and allowances. All the aspiring candidates are very much looking forward for the SBI Clerk 2016 Exam for which preliminary exam is going to be conducted on May 22, 2016. It is mandatory to qualify in SBI Clerk Exam 2016 to enter into clerical field of SBI Bank.

Call Letters or, Admit Cards for the SBI Preliminary Clerk Exam 2016 has been released for candidates. It is a must thing to carry it along with your identity proof to give SBI Clerk Exam 2016.

There are a lot of common queries about SBI Clerk Exam 2016 by numerous candidates that have been compiled in the form of Frequently Asked Questions on SBI Clerk Exam 2016 here so that it assists you in getting through this exam with flying colors.

  1. Is there any published detailed advertisement for SBI Clerk 2016 Examination?

Yes, SBI publishes a very detailed advertisement or, notifications for its each and every examination that is conducted to fill various vacancies and posts. The detailed advertisement about SBI Clerk 2016 Exam has also been published and candidates are suggested to go through the same before taking further step forward.

Here is the link to download SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Advertisement in English: https://www.sbi.co.in/portal/documents/44978/143453/Final+Advt+Clerical+05-04-2016-17.pdf/c77e79a7-b0ad-49a2-9b42-bf4ec584412c

Here is the link to download SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Advertisement in Hindi: https://www.sbi.co.in/portal/documents/44978/143453/Junior-Associates-Clerical-Cadre-hindi%28Final%29+06.04.16.pdf/fdfbe19a-c744-4bdb-a42c-0535a6c89246

  1. How many vacancies are to be filled under SBI Clerk 2016 Exam?

Applications are invited for the two major posts in clerical department of State Bank of India which are:

  • Junior Agricultural Associates
  • Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales)

Both the posts have numerous vacancies that need to be filled in various categories such as General, SC, ST, OBC, Ex-serviceman, etc. A complete vacancies summary is known through the first two pages in the given link: https://www.sbi.co.in/portal/documents/44978/143453/Final+Advt+Clerical+05-04-2016-17.pdf/c77e79a7-b0ad-49a2-9b42-bf4ec584412c

  1. What are the essential academic qualifications required for SBI Clerk 2016 Exam?

SBI does cross check eligibility qualifications criteria for every applicant and in case, one is falling to meet this criterion is disqualified from it. Here is the essential academic qualification as on 30th June, 2016 criterion for 2016 SBI Clerk Exam:

  • For the post of Junior Agricultural Associates, Graduation in Agriculture or relevant Agriculture allied activities from a government recognized university/Institute is preferred.
  • For the post of Junior Associates, Graduation or any equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognized University or by the Central Government is preferred.
  • Those who are in the final year or waiting for their final year result can also give SBI Clerk Exam 2016 on the condition that at the time of Interview they have to show passing certificate as on 30th June, 2016.

  1. What is the age criterion for the SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

The age Limit for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 is 20 to 28 years as on 1st April, 2016 which mean that candidate must have born not earlier than 02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive).

  1. Is there any age relaxation for the reserved class candidates?

Yes, age relaxation is allowed for various reserved categories in the SBI Clerk Examination.

The table below on age relaxation for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 given is to help you know better about it.

S. No.

               Category

Age Relaxation

                1

SC / ST

5 years

                2

OBC/ Other Backward Classes

3 Years

                3

PWD (Gen)

10 years

                4

PWD (SC /ST)

15 Years

                5

PWD (OBC)

13 Years

                6

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

The actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years

                  7

Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years

                   8

Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried

  • For general Category: 9 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years 
  • 38 years for OBC
  • 40 years for SC/ST candidates
  1. What are the important dates of SBI Clerk 2016 Exam?

The important dates of SBI clerk exam 2016 are mentioned in the given table to assist you better for this exam.

Events/ Activity to be held by SBI

Dates

Online registration through official website

5th April, 2016 to 28th April, 2016

Pre-Exam training

5th May, 2016

Download Preliminary Examination Hall ticket

11th May, 2016

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016

22nd May, 2016 till 6th June, 2016

Download Main Examination Hall ticket

17th June, 2016

SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

30th June, 2016

Interview and Language Test

In the month of July*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Final Result of SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

In the month of September*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

  1. What is the application/Registration fee for SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

Here is the table about application/registration fee for the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 for your knowledge:

Fees Amount

General and OBC category Candidates

Rs. 600

SC/ST/other category candidates

Rs. 100

  1. How can I deposit application/Registration fee for SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

Or,

How can I register myself for the SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

Fees for the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 can be deposited only via online mode through its official website. Here is the complete series of steps that need to be followed to register for the exam as well as to pay fee online.

  • Go to the “careers with us” option available at the official website of SBI at: https://www.sbi.co.in/careers/
  • Find advertisement No. CRPD/CR/2016-17/01 on the right hand side under latest announcements, then select Apply Online.
  • Click on the “Click here for new registration” option given on the page.
  • You are required to fill all demanded details very carefully, correctly and completely. Upload your recent picture and signature online.
  • Pay SBI Clerk Exam 2016 fee online through any of the given options such as Credit Card, Debit Card, and Internet Banking.
  • After this, you will receive a registration number and password for all the future communications. Keep it safe along with the print of your filled application.

  1. What is the selection process of SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

The Selection Process for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 has three important levels that an aspiring candidate must qualify to finally get joining letter for the Clerical position in the bank.

The SBI Clerk selection process for the exam 2016 shall be strictly followed by the bank to select proficient candidates to fill in various available clerical positions. The detailed table is given below for your complete knowledge on the selection process for the exam 2016:

Level

Level Name

Mode of Level

Questions asked

Time Allotted

Total Sections in this Level

Level  1

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

Online

100

60 Minutes

3

Level 2

SBI Main Exam

Online

200

2 Hours and 40 Minutes

4

Level 3

Interview

Face to face

There is no fixed questionnaire or, number of questions set for this round as it is face to face round.

No fixed time allotted.

No Fixed Sections in this Level.

  1. What is the Exam pattern for SBI Clerk 2016 examination?

The given below tables are for your clarification on the Exam pattern for SBI Clerk 2016 examination.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Marking Scheme

Sectional Cut off

English Test

30

30

Yes, Negative marking is applicable.

0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

Yes

Reasoning

35

35

Numerical Ability

35

35

SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Marking Scheme

Sectional Cut off

General English

40

40

Yes, Negative marking is applicable.

0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

Yes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Financial or, General Awareness

50

50

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

50

60

  1. How can I download my SBI Clerk 2016 Exam preliminary admit card/ Hall Ticket/call letter?

You must follow the given below link from the official website to download call letter/hall ticket/admit card.

Link: http://ibps.sifyitest.com/sbijacmar16/clpoea_may16/login.php?appid=a1846f5a56d8ce7a3067b3ba876ab3e2#

After clicking on the link, you will get a login page, enter the

Registration No. & Password (Both Received at the time of registration for SBI Clerk 2016 exam)

Registration No. (Received at the time of registration for SBI Clerk 2016 exam)& DATE OF BIRTH at the required places to download the Call Letter.

  1. I am unable to login with my credentials?

My screen displays the login failed message?

You need to recheck all the entries on the login screen. You must make sure that mentioned below credentials are correct:

  • REGISTRATION NO.
  • PASSWORD 
  • DATE OF BIRTH 

It must be ensured that Registration Number and password must be exactly same as provided to you at the time of registration. The same has been e-mailed to you at that time.

The official website of SBI that can be referred for all the updates is: http://www.sbi.co.in/

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SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk Exam is conducted once in every year to fill vacancies for the potential candidates in the clerical job role. Aspiring candidates who want to make their career in banking domain, especially in State Bank of India; have to qualify this exam with a good rank.

The Selection Pattern for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 comprises of three major levels that candidate must qualify to finally take Clerical position in the bank.

Let us discuss in detail about the SBI Clerk 2016 selection scheme that is strictly followed by SBI to select competent candidates for their clerical department. The detailed table is given below to help you in preparing every step or level efficiently. 

Level

Level Name

Mode of Level

Questions asked

Time Allotted

Total Sections in this Level

Level  1

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

Online

100

100

3

Level 2

SBI Main Exam

Online

200

200

4

Level 3

Interview

Face to face

No fixed questions set for this round.

No fixed time allotted.

No Fixed Sections in this Level.

Important Pointers about the SBI Clerk Selection Procedure

  • Both SBI Clerk examinations (preliminary and Main) are objective and online based exams.
  •  Age (20 to 28 years) and minimum qualifications (Graduation passed in any major) eligibility is checked for each and every applicant. 
  • Candidate must qualify SBI Clerk preliminary Exam to give SBI Main Exam and further this must be qualified  to face the final personal interview round.  
  • SBI prepares a ranking list by combining score of the SBI Clerk Main Exam and score earned in the SBI Interview round.
  • One needs to qualify SBI Clerk Preliminary exam to move to the next level, which is SBI Main Exam.
  • There is negative marking scheme applicable on both the SBI Clerk Preliminary and Main Examinations. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam is scheduled in the month of May* and SBI Clerk Main Examination is scheduled on 30th June, 2016.

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India*.  It is advisable to go through official website of SBI (http://www.sbi.co.in/) to get regular updates.

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SBI Clerk 2016 Important Dates

SBI Clerk 2016 Important Dates

SBI Clerk Examination is held every year to fill various vacancies in Clerk cadre. Every candidate has to go through a fixed online registration process that further includes filling up of SBI Clerk Exam 2016 form and its fee payment. One has to be very attentive about the dates announced by SBI for the Clerk Exam 2016 to prepare well.

One can go through the complete advertisement of SBI Clerk Exam 2016 by clicking on this link: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBI-Clerk-Exam-application-form.pdf

The important dates of SBI clerk exam 2016 mentioned in the given table are to assist you better for this exam.

Events/ Activity to be held by SBI

Dates

Online registration through official website

5th April, 2016 to 28th April, 2016

Pre-Exam training

5th May, 2016

Download Preliminary Examination Hall ticket

11th May, 2016

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016

In the month of May*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Download Main Examination Hall ticket

17th June, 2016

SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

30th June, 2016

Interview and Language Test

In the month of July*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Final Result of SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

In the month of September*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Tips before you start your registration for SBI Clerk 2016 Exam

  1. Check your eligibility in terms of age, educational qualification and other mandates here at: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBI-Clerk-Exam-application-form.pdf to know whether you can give this exam or not.
  2. Keep your sign and latest photograph ready that need to be uploaded online while filling the form.
  3. Keep your certificates/ educational score handy as it needs to be filled in the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 form.
  4. You are required to fill complete and correct information as wrong information can lead to disqualification of the candidature.

It is advisable to go through the careers section in the official website of SBI to know about the latest updates regarding Clerk Exam 2016 or, you can click this link http://www.sbi.co.in/careers/.

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SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Pattern


If you are looking for a reputed banking career in State Bank of India, then you need to crack SBI Clerk examination 2016 to make such a dream come true. The examination is conducted by SBI every year to fill up multiple vacancies. You need to know everything related to SBI Clerk examination 2016; especially about SBI exam pattern so that you can prepare it effectively.

The SBI Clerk 2016 Exam is divided into two phases:

  • - SBI preliminary Exam
  • - SBI Main Exam

If one clears both the exams, then he/she straight away reaches to the final selection round, which is the personal interview/ Test of knowledge round.

The given below tables about both the SBI Clerk examinations 2016 will help you in setting your time table accordingly.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Duration

English Test

30

30

1 Hour

Reasoning

35

35

Numerical Ability

35

35

SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Duration

General English

40

40

2 Hours and 40 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Financial or, General Awareness

50

50

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

50

60

Here are the major points to guide all the aspiring candidates:

  • -  Both the SBI Clerk Examinations are online based exams.
  • -  Both the exams are objective type papers, which means, that you are given four options and you have to pick the correct one.
  • -  Time is the major constraint. So, you are required to solve the paper within the time allotted and mark all the answers online.
  • -  There is negative marking in both the exams; 1/4th marks are deducted for every wrong answer.
  • -  The age limit for taking this exam is between 20 to 28 years and candidate must have passed graduation degree in any discipline.

Tips to prepare SBO Clerk Exam 2016 according to its pattern

  • -  Practice through online test papers and mock tests to enhance your speed.
  • -  Learn shortcuts and techniques to solve reasoning and mathematics questions.
  • -  Practice English comprehensions and Grammar questions online.

Read complete advertisement on SBI Clerk 2016 Exam here: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBI-Clerk-Exam-application-form.pdf

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QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SBI Clerk 2016

QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SBI Clerk 2016

SBI Clerk Exam 2016 shall be carried out in two major online examinations as mentioned below:

  • SBI Clerk preliminary Exam
  • SBI Main Exam

Here is an ideal guide on how to and what to prepare for SBI Clerk Exam 2016

  1. SBI Clerk English Section Preparation Strategy

How to prepare

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion/correction
  • Comprehensions and Unseen passages
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Spelling
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Practice Comprehensions and unseen passages form online and offline sources.
  • Read English Grammar books and online material to understand terminologies.
  • Take free Online mock tests to note your mistakes and time.

  1. SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Strategy

Topics

How to prepare

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Get mathematics books of class 8th till 12th and start practicing on daily basis.
  • Take online mock tests topic –wise.

  1. SBI Clerk Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Preparation Strategy

Topics

How to prepare

Computer Topics:

  • Operating System
  • Computer H/W and S/W terms
  • Computer Shortcuts
  • MS Office
  • knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems
  • Latest Technologies

Reasoning Topics:

  • Analogy
  • Blood relations
  • Seating arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Series
  • Directions

  • Practice (online and offline) reasoning topics consistently.
  • Work on reasoning shortcuts and tricks
  • Read journals and magazines based on computer knowledge published by the government.

  1. SBI Clerk GK and Financial Awareness Preparation Strategy

Topics

How to prepare

  • Marketing and Banking terms
  • Indian Economy
  • Finance Domain Concepts
  • Sports
  • History
  • Geography
  • Indian Culture, Constitution/laws
  • Research & Technology
  • Famous personalities
  • Renowned Awards
  • Current discoveries
  • Subscribe to GK magazines like India Today and newspapers such as Economics Times
  • Download GK and finance based applications that provide knowledge on daily basis.
  • Take free online mock tests.

You can visit official website of SBI at: http://www.sbi.co.in/

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Brief Tips for preparing each section asked in SBI Clerk Exam

Tips for preparing each section asked in SBI Clerk Exam

  1. For preparing SBI Clerk Exam 2016 English Section, you must practice comprehensions and passages a lot. One can practice online English paper for SBI clerk. You must take English mock tests and learn grammar concepts from books of different publishers and from online study material.
  2. SBI Clerk Exam reasoning section need understanding of tricks and techniques for solving questions without wasting time. Work on your own tricks; practice new concepts daily from both the online and offline sources.
  3. Computer knowledge required for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 can be gained from books of 6th till 12th standard. You can refer magazines that are published by Government agencies on weekly and monthly basis.
  4. A strong General Knowledge section asked in SBI Clerk Exam 2016 is an essential thing. So, you must never miss current affairs and news. You must read news papers such as The Hindu, The Economics Times and The Times of India.

You can get subscriptions of various weekly General Knowledge magazines that are meant solely for the SBI Clerk Exam.

  1.  Financial Knowledge required for SBI Clerk Exam can be gained by previous year journals and current year’s daily basis updates.

Get updates and information from News channels; especially Finance news, Radio, and from the Newspapers.

  1. SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Mathematical or, aptitude section requires practice and understanding of problems. You must grab 8th to 10th standard Mathematics books to practice and learn all required formulas and basic topics.

Try to fix time slot for this section and solve questions within it.

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SBI Clerk 2016 Eligibility and Selection Criteria

SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Criteria

Before we jump to the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 syllabus, let us discuss in detail about the SBI Clerk selection scheme that is followed to select candidates for clerical department. There are three major levels that one needs to qualify to finally get SBI Clerk position. The mentioned table will make you understand the procedure better.

Level

Level Name

Type

Level  1

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

Online

Level 2

SBI Main Exam

Online

Level 3

Interview

Face to face

  1. One needs to clear preliminary Exam with minimum passing marks to move to the next level which is SBI Main Exam and after having cleared this round, one can move to face the final interview round.
  2. SBI Clerk Preliminary exam can be cleared with just the passing marks to qualify for the Main exam; because preliminary marks are not added during the final assessment.
  3. Bank considers marks of SBI Clerk Main examination, which means that marks scored by a candidate in this exam are added along with the Interview marks to form a ranking list.  
  4. Both SBI Clerk Preliminary and Main Examinations are objective and online based exams. These exams carry 0.25 negative marking for every wrong answer.
  5. There shall be a language test which is taken after candidate has joined the bank.

SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Eligibility

Before starting registration for SBI Clerk Exam 2016, you must check your Eligibility. Here are the eligibility details to assist you better.

  1. The age limit for the SBI Clerk exam 2016 is between 20 to 28 years.
  2. Candidate must have passed graduation degree in any discipline and if someone is waiting for his/her final year result, then he/she must produce passing certificate at later stage when asked to do so.

You must go through complete SBI Clerk Exam 2016 advertisement here: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBI-Clerk-Exam-application-form.pdf 

It is recommended that official website of SBI must be checked regularly for all the latest updates on SBI Clerk Exam 2016, or you can go to Careers section of SBI through the given link: http://www.sbi.co.in/

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