Important Tips to Crack SBI Apprentice 2021 Exam, Check Subject-wise Strategy Here

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : April 14th, 2021

Tips to Crack SBI Apprentice Exam 2021: SBI Apprentice exam is scheduled to be held in April 2021 tentatively. There are around 8500 vacancies. It is important for every aspirant to follow a full-proof approach to prepare for the SBI Apprentice exam. To help you with your preparation we are going to share the most effective strategy followed by the toppers. Kindly go through the entire article to know the exact strategy to crack the SBI apprentice 2021 exam.

We all know that lakhs of aspirants are going to appear for the Apprentice examination of the State Bank of India and only a few will get through the whole selection process. There will be 3 rounds.

  1. Online Objective Exam
  2. Test Of Local Language
  3. Medical Examination
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Now let's discuss the pre-exam pattern first briefly.


No. of Questions


Time Duration

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



15 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



15 Minutes




15 Minutes

General & Financial Awareness



15 Minutes




60 Minutes

As you can see here that there are 4 sections in the exam. So you have to provide equal weightage to every section. Below we are going to share the preparation strategy for every section in a detailed way. Kindly check out the strategies.

Strategy to Crack SBI Apprentice 2021 Exam

Strategy to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Apprentice Exam

  • Learn tables up to 30
  • Learn squares up to 50 cubes up to 20
  • Learn percentage to fraction and fraction to percentage conversion up to 1/25
  • Percentage, average, and ratio proportion are the basic chapters. So first try to clear the concepts of these chapters.
  • Then go for the other chapters
  • Learn some vedic math tricks for faster calculation
  • Remember prelim is a game of speed with accuracy and mains is a game of conceptual clarity and patience.
  • At last Pratice as many questions as possible.


  1. Simplification & approximation
  2. Quadratic equation
  3. Number series
  4. Percentage and ratio - the proportion
  5. Average
  6. Time- work, Pipe -cistern
  7. Interest
  8. Partnership
  9. Mensuration

Strategy to Prepare Reasoning Ability for SBI Apprentice Exam

  • Remember this section requires only practice. Just clear basic concepts of important chapters and practice as many questions as possible to improve your understanding level in this section..
  • 1st clear the concepts of syllogism, inequality, direction sense, blood relation, order, and ranking.
  • Practice daily 2-3 puzzles.


  1. Inequality
  2. Syllogism
  3. Coding decoding
  4. Blood relation
  5. Direction distance
  6. Alphanumeric series

Strategy to Prepare English Language for SBI Apprentice Exam

  • For grammar, know the basic rules and then practice as many questions as possible. Do not try to cram all the rules.
  • For vocab, read the daily newspaper and note down 10 new words and continue the process for the next 6 months.
  • Practice one cloze test set and one para jumble set on a daily basis.

Strategy to Prepare General/Financial Awareness for SBI Apprentice Exam

  • For static gk, practice MCQs from BYJU'S Exam Prep app.
  • Read 4-5 months' current affairs before the mains exam.
  • Revise the facts 2-3 times before the final exam.


  1. Capital and currency of countries
  2. The national park, dams, wildlife sanctuaries
  3. International organization and their head quarters
  4. Dance and festival of states
  5. RBI monetary policy
  6. Financial and money market
  7. Negotiable instruments
  8. Small finance and payment bank 
  9. Financial institutions
  10. Digital banking
  11. Sports 
  12. Appointments and obituaries
  13. Schemes, agreements and MOUs
  14. Books and authors
  15. State and national affairs


  • Mock tests play an important role in your final selection in SBI Apprentice exam.
  • After covering basic chapters start attempting mock test series.
  • Just attempting a mock test is not enough. Analysis of mock tests is as important as attempting.
  • Understand your strong areas and try to maintain the level in those areas.
  • Understand your weak areas and try to get better in those sections.
  • Focus on important data like no of attempts, accuracy, and percentile.
  • With a proper question selection strategy, you can avoid attempting difficult and time-taking questions. In this way, you can score very good marks without any wastage of time during exams.


Why BYJU'S Exam Prep Test Series?

1. Avail Mock Tests designed by Exam Experts.
2. Detailed Question Level Solution Analysis.
3. Detailed Performance Report along with Strength and Weakness Analysis.
4. Know your All India Rank.
5. Tips and tricks by experts to get selection.

All the best.


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  • There are 2 sections in English. Grammar and vocabulary. For grammar, 1st go through the rules and practice questions. For vocabulary, read English newspaper on daily basis and note down new vocab words.

  • There are total 3 stages. 1st you have to clear the online exam. Then you will be called for Local language proficiency test. The final round will be document verification.

  • The exam will be tentatively held in the month of April 2021.

  • 1st you have to cover last 6 months current affairs. Then read and practice static GK along with banking awareness from BYJU'S Exam Prep app.

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