SBI Clerk Mains General Awareness Preparation Strategy 2021: Check Important Tips Here!

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : September 23rd, 2021

SBI Clerk Mains General Awareness Preparation Strategy 2021: General Awareness is one of the most important sections in the SBI Clerk Main Exam 2021. Many students tend to ignore this section and as a result, they are not able to clear the sectional cut-off of this section.

As we know, the prelim result can be declared anytime soon, it is high time you must start General Awareness preparation without any delay. Also, you should prepare a good revision plan for the same. If you prepare well for the General Awareness portion, you will be able to answer most of the questions in the least amount of time. In contrast to other sections, obtaining marks in General awareness is very easy because it contains fewer and simpler questions. In this article, we have compiled a list of the best preparation tips and methods to help you breeze through the general awareness part of SBI Clerk Mains 2021 exam.

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Tips & Strategy to Prepare General Awareness for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

Bifurcate the Topics:

It is important for a student to categorize the sub-topics of this subject in order to properly prepare it. And dividing any task into sections makes it much easier to complete. Divide the topics to be studied in GA into little packets and prepare them one by one in the same way. This topic can be broken down into the following sections:

  • Current affairs
  • Static GA
  • Banking awareness

Read Newspaper:

The best source is a selective reading of newspapers like The Times of India (TOI), The Hindu, Economic Times, etc.  This will also help you improve your reading habits and solve Reading Comprehension problems. You'll become more aware of what's going on around you, which will undoubtedly benefit you in the interview round. The finest source of content for GA is the newspaper, which covers all topics relevant to banking and financial awareness.

Focus more on the Current Affairs section:

To do well in this area, concentrate on current events from the previous six months. The percentage of questions asked from the current affairs segment has increased in recent banking major examinations. Approximately 65-70 per cent of the questions are directly related to current events.

Prepare Banking and Static GK Based on Current Affairs:

What is the source of banking awareness and static GK questions in the main exam?  The answer can be found in contemporary events. The majority of the banking awareness and static GK questions are focused on current events. As a result, read the financial awareness and static current affairs GK.


This area is comparably simpler to score in this section, however, it is also a very diversified section. Students have a hard time remembering facts and figures. As a result, it's critical for candidates to go over the content again once they've gone over it completely.

Select the most important current events and have a strong emphasis on them. Apart from that, remember to take regular quizzes on these topics to ensure that you retain what you've learned. The links to all the quizzes are shared at the end of the article.

Maintain Accuracy:

This is one of the most common evils that almost every candidate encounters. But, you can come over this if you hold your horses and mark answers accurately

Read the Questions Carefully:

Sometimes in a hurry to answer the questions quickly, students do not read the question carefully and end up with negative marks

Do Not Think too much over a Question:

If you are giving a lot of thought to a particular question and still not getting the correct answer then it is advised to mark the question for review and move ahead

Use the Elimination Method:

It is better to leave a question if you have no idea about the context. You can take calculated risks in questions where you have some background knowledge and you are able to eliminate at least 2 options.

So this is all about how should one tackle the General Awareness section in SBI Clerk 2021 Main exam. Kindly ask in the comment box, if you have any doubt.

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  • You have to focus separately on current affairs of the last 5-6 months, static GA, and banking awareness.

  • You can expect around 20-25 questions from current affairs can be expected in SBI Clerk Main 2021.

  • You can practice GA for SBI Clerk Main 2021 at BYJU'S Exam Prep app or website.

  • You can follow Lucent's GA book static GA and can refer to BYJU'S Exam Prep app for banking awareness and current affairs.

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