SBI Clerk Prelims 2019 Preparation Tips to crack the exam!

SBI is all set to conduct SBI Clerk prelims exam on 22nd & 23rd June 2019 to fill in 8653 clerical vacancies. Get last minute preparation tips to crack SBI Clerk Prelims exam 2019.

Jun 14, 2019 12:00 IST
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SBI Clerk Prelims 2018: Last minute tips to crack the exam!
SBI Clerk Prelims 2018: Last minute tips to crack the exam!

SBI Clerk Prelims 2019: Last minute preparation tips for SBI Clerk Prelims exam (or SBI Junior Associates) are available here. These tips will help you to boost your score in SBI Clerk Prelims 2019 recruitment exam and will also increase your chances of getting selected.

SBI is all set to conduct SBI Clerk prelims exam on 22nd & 23rd June 2019 to fill in 8653 clerical vacancies. The level of competition will be very high this year, but these last-minute tips for SBI Clerk prelims exam will help you to beat this competition.

These tips are given below:

1 # First revise topics having maximum weightage in the exam

When candidates will go through the latest SBI Clerk prelims syllabus, they will find different topics in each section from which questions have asked in previous SBI Clerk Prelims exam. Candidates should make sure that they have practice questions on all the topics.

You can go through the topic-wise SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus from the link given below:

SBI Clerk Exam 2019 Syllabus (Topic-wise)

Out of the complete syllabus of SBI Clerk prelims, candidates need to identify which topics have maximum weightage. During last minute preparation candidates should maximum effort on topics with maximum weightage in SBI Clerk Prelims exam.

To learn which topic has maximum weightage candidates can take help from the analysis of previous year SBI Clerk Prelims exam.

2 # Take help of short video tutorials to revise the complete syllabus in few hours has provided some video tutorials on the important topics of the exams.

If you think you have any doubt in any important topic or you are feeling any then you can take help of these video tutorials. (The duration of each video tutorials is less than 5 minutes).

Link of video tutorials for last minute revision of SBI Clerk Prelims 2019 (Numerical Ability, English Language, Logical Reasoning) are given below:

Learn to identify ANTONYM of a word

Learn to identify SYNONYM of a word

Grammar Usage of Articles – A, An, The

What are HOMONYMS?

'John and me' or 'John and I': Learn to spot incorrect Pronoun usage

Learn to identify One Word Substitutes of a Sentence

How to use Adjectives?

Blood Relationship: Basic Concept & Shortcuts

Shortcuts to solve Time and Work Problems

Tricks to solve Verbal Analogy

Logical Reasoning: Tricks for Circular Seating Arrangement

Mixture and Allegations: Formulas and Shortcuts

Shortcuts to solve Problems on Boats and Streams

How to calculate Simple Interest quickly?

Tricks to solve Alphabet Test

How to calculate Compound Interest quickly?

Direction Sense: Basic Concept & Easy Tricks

Percentage: Concept, Formulae & Shortcuts

Learn English: Simple Phrases for Giving Opinion

Averages: Concept, Formulae & Shortcuts

Tricks to find Cube Root: Vedic Maths

Ratio and Proportion: Formulas and Shortcuts

Tips and Tricks to Improve Reading Comprehension Skills

Profit and Loss: Formulas and Shortcuts

Classification: Tricks to find the Odd One Out

Partnership: Formulas and Shortcuts to calculate Profit Sharing

Logical Reasoning: Tricks for Linear Seating Arrangement

Discount: Formulas and Shortcuts for Easy Calculations

Logical Reasoning: Tricks to solve Coding-Decoding Questions

Formulas and Shortcuts for Time, Speed and Distance

Logical Reasoning: Tricks to solve Puzzle Test

Shortcuts to solve Problems on Trains

With these video tutorials you can easily revise important all the important topics of SBI Clerk Prelims in few hours.

3 # Understand the latest examination pattern
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Name of Section

Number of Questions (Marks)


English Language

30 (30)

20 Minutes

Numerical Ability

35 (35)

20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

35 (35)

20 Minutes


100 Questions (100 Marks)

1 Hour

This year there is no sectional cut-off but there is a fixed time to attempt each section and candidates can’t jump across the section before the prescribed time. Candidates need to adopt a strategy as per this pattern.

4 # Attempt mock tests smartly

Online tests or online quizzes SBI Clerk Prelims are useful but during last minute preparation candidates should give more time in analyzing rather than taking too many online tests. After the analysis candidates will learn about their weak areas and this will also also help them to decide which types of questions they need to solve first while attempting the sections.

Mock test for SBI Recruitment Exams

5 # Avoid doing too much guesswork while attempting the paper

There will be negative marks of 0.25 for each wrong answer in SBI Clerk Prelims exam. Sometimes guesswork might be fruitful but doing too much guesswork while attempting the paper will give you negative results. So, candidates should take extra care while doing guesswork in the paper.

6 # Don’t get stuck in any question while giving the exam

While giving exam, candidates should not get stuck on any particular question. Leave the question if you are not able to solve the question within 1 minute of reading the question. Once you complete rest of the question, come back to the unfinished question.

7 # Last but not the least, don’t forget to carry important documents

While appearing for the Online Test, candidates should produce original and a copy of the photo identity (bearing exactly the same name as it appears on the call letter) such as PAN Card / Passport / Driving License / Voters Card / Bank Pass Book with Photograph / Photo embossed Credit Card / Aadhaar Card for verification. If the identity of the candidate is in doubt, the candidate will not be allowed for the test. Make sure you don’t forget.

Candidates preparing for SBI Clerk Prelims exam often ask questions like “How to prepare for SBI Clerk?” or “How to prepare for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam?” 

The tips mentioned above are the answers of such queries. With these simple tips and hard work, one can easily crack SBI Clerk 2019 Recruitment exam.

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