How to Score 80+ Marks in SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2022?

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : May 6th, 2022

Aiming to score 80+ Marks in SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2022? The official SBI Clerk 2022 notification is expected to be announced in June 2022. Competition is hard as lakhs of aspirants are going to apply for the much sought-after recruitment of SBI, so you need to leave no stone unturned in order to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2022.

To help you prepare well, our experts have come up with an effective strategy for the upcoming SBI Clerk Prelims exam 2022. Start preparing as soon as possible to stay ahead in the race.

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The tips and strategies discussed below will definitely help you in cracking the SBI Clerk Prelims exam 2022

  • The first and foremost thing is to have a full proof preparation plan for SBI Clerk Prelims so that you can manage your time to cover the entire syllabus as per the schedule. You should be aware of the  SBI Clerk Exam pattern and SBI Clerk syllabus.
  • The most important thing is to attempt the latest pattern SBI Clerk Mock Test to get an edge over other candidates.

Now let's go through the key tips which will help you in scoring 80+ score in SBI Clerk Exam 2022

We are sharing the section-wise tips, have a thorough look at all of them -

SBI Clerk Prelims English Language Preparation

English Language Section can be a game-changer in SBI Clerk Prelims. This is because most of the students are good at Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability concepts but only some students are good at the basics of the English Language. You can surely be well versed in the English section if you follow the tips provided below -

  • Start reading Newspapers (Go with The Hindu/Indian Express/Economic Times/Times of India), editorials, and standard blogs, on a daily basis. When you are reading a newspaper, focus on pointing out the words which you are unaware of. Note down those words in a separate notebook and search for their meanings. Go through the Important Newspaper Wordlist on a daily basis to improve your vocabulary skills in a smart manner. Apart from this observe how sentences are created whenever you are reading, observe the tense, verb, noun, pronoun, and adjective used in different sentences.
  • Be well acquainted with the basic English grammar rules If you are good with the basics of nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, tenses, parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, conditional sentences, and other important topics of English Grammar then solving questions of Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting would be a cakewalk for you.
  • In SBI Clerk Prelims Exam, the Expected topics from the English Section are Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks/double fillers, Error Spotting (New type also), Sentence Correction, Sentence Improvement, Cloze Test, and Para jumbles. Prioritize the important topics.
  • Attempt English quizzes. Analyze your mistakes and shortcomings in this section by attempting these quizzes regularly. Note it down somewhere and make sure not to repeat those mistakes again.
  • Previous year there was a sectional time limit of 20 minutes for each section. The pattern may remain the same this year also. So the candidates will have more than enough time for English Section. Make the most of this opportunity and score 25+ marks in English Section by following the above tips.

Check here how to prepare for individual topics of the English Section for the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam:

SBI Clerk Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Preparation

Quantitative Aptitude is the most scoring section for SBI Clerk Prelims if you have clarity of concepts and strong calculation skills. Go through the following tips to excel in this section.

  • First of all, learn & revise tables up to 30, Squares up to 30, cubes up to 20
  • Practice the short tricks of finding squares, cubes, square roots, and cube roots. There are time-saving tricks of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and division also. Practice them well to become proficient.
  • Be well aware of the concepts of Average, Ratio Proportion, and percentage. The concepts from these are used in almost every topic under the quantitative aptitude section.
  • The smart trick to secure 20 marks in one go in this section is to attempt Approximation/ Simplification, Number Series, and Data Interpretation first.
  • In miscellaneous questions, Time & work, work & wages, Partnership, Problems on Ages, Profit & Loss are very important ones, so prepare them accordingly.
  • For SBI Clerk Prelims, the expected topics in this section are Data Interpretation, Number Series, Approximation, Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equation, and Miscellaneous arithmetic questions.
  • During preparation, give enough time to practice those topics in which you are weak.
  • Go through the important topics of Numerical Ability in the SBI Clerk Prelims exam
  • It is not wise to leave any topic in the Quant section as questions from any topic can be asked in the exam.
  • If you have practiced your topics well with proper tricks, formulas, concepts, and theory then you can even score full marks in SBI Clerk Prelims.
  • Regular attempt Quantitative Aptitude Quizzes to get a superb speed of question-solving.
  • If you are well versed with concepts for Quantitative Aptitude, properties, tricks, formulas, and concepts then scoring 30+ is an easy task in this section.

SBI Clerk Prelims Reasoning Ability Preparation

This section is really scoring if you solve the questions attentively as it checks your logical and reasoning skills. The concepts of Reasoning Ability sections are easy to understand. All you need to do is thoroughly practice those concepts to do well in SBI Clerk Prelims.

  • Make some topics your strengths in the Reasoning Ability Section. Go through each and every concept of such topics so that you can solve all levels of questions of particular topics.
  • For SBI Clerk Prelims Exam, Inequality, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Direction, Order and Ranking, Series Questions (Alphanumeric, Alphabet, Number Series), Puzzles, and Seating Arrangement are the most important topics.
  • The one thing you need to keep in mind is that you have 20 minutes for 35 questions of Reasoning, so completely avoid lengthy and time taking questions such as 2-3 variables puzzles, and seating arrangement. 
  • You can attempt such questions at last. Always adopt quicker ways to solve them. Practice Reasoning Ability Quiz frequently.
  • This section is all about your logic and reasoning skills. It always needs to be solved with one motive in mind, and that is to pick the questions that you are good at. 
  • If you complete those questions in which you have good practice, then we believe it will give you the confidence to move for further attempts.
  • A good study material that has the best and the easiest Reasoning tips and strategies will give you a good lift.

Proper Understanding of Exam Pattern 

Make sure that you are aware of the SBI Clerk exam pattern as of now. The pattern for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2021 is as mentioned below -



Sectional Time


Reasoning Ability


20 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude


20 minutes


English Language


20 minutes




60 minutes (1 hour)


Expert Tips for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2022

1) Get your Basics Right - The first thing is to have a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of each topic of the SBI Clerk Prelims syllabus. Refer to standard study materials. Go through the topics one by one. Do not jump to the difficult questions immediately. Pay more attention to the most important topics to clear SBI Clerk.

2) Dedicated study hours every day - Planning is not going to work if you do not dedicate definite study hours to your daily routine. Decide study hours as per your work schedule and follow them until the day of the exam.

3) Prepare Handy Notes - Prepare handy notes of important formulas, Short tricks, the mistake you do, and any other important concepts which you find out. These notes will be really helpful for you during the revision a few days before the exam. Through the Mock test, you can also review your progress.

4) Practice Mock - There is no doubt that the Mock test is the key to success in SBI Clerk Prelims Exam. Attempt as many quality mock tests as you can. This is the best way to improve your speed and accuracy for the actual exam. You may get average or good marks without solving the mock test, but the secret to becoming a top scorer is solving Mock Tests.

5) Analyze the Mock Test -  Attempting Mock tests will produce no special results if you are not analyzing them properly. Analyzing the mock is the best way to understand your strong and weak areas. After attempting, analyze every mock thoroughly. Find out where you are lacking. Improve your weak areas. Work on your mistakes so that you do not repeat them.

6) Believe in yourself  - No matter how much you study, if you become nervous at the time of the exam, your hard work will go in vain. Study with dedication and be confident. Do not compare yourself with others. Just believe that you can and you're halfway there. 

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  • First, go through the previous year's question paper and cut off to understand the types of questions asked and the level of competition. Make a good study plan and preparation strategy. By following a proper strategy and an effective study plan, you can score 80+ marks in SBI Clerk prelim 2022.

  • Based on the previous year's competition level and cut-off, a general candidate should ideally target to attempt a minimum of 80-85 questions with good accuracy. You have to work on your speed and accuracy. You can achieve a proper balance between speed and accuracy by practicing a lot of mock tests.

  • First, go through the Reasoning ability syllabus and previous year's question paper to know the important chapters and types of questions asked. Practice is the only key to get success in this section. Go through the basic concepts and rules of the important and easy chapters first and then go for puzzles and seating arrangements.

  • As of now, there is no official confirmation of the exact dates. We will update you as soon as we get official information. You are suggested to visit the official website regularly to not miss any important updates regarding the SBI Clerk Exam 2022.

  • First cover the basic things like square root, cube root, tables, percentage to fraction conversion, average, ratio proportion, DI. Then go to arithmetic chapters. At last practice mock tests to analyze yourself.

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