SBI Clerk Mains Preparation Tips 2021 (Section-wise): Check Expert's Strategies Here

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : September 26th, 2021

SBI Clerk Mains 2021 Section-wise Preparation Tips & Strategy: Those candidates who have done very well in the prelims exam should start their preparation for the SBI Clerk Main 2021 exam without any delay. As the prelim result is expected anytime soon, you must pull off socks as you will not get an ample amount of time after the prelim results declaration.

With a proper strategy, tips and tricks, you can not only complete the whole syllabus within the required time but will be able to perform very well in the SBI Clerk 2021 Main exam. In this article, we have come up with the much-required preparation strategy and expert tips and tricks to help you prepare for the upcoming SBI Clerk 2021 Main exam. Please go through the complete article to kickstart your preparation with full confidence and with a clear-cut strategy.

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SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern 2021

Let's have a look at the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Main 2021 before proceeding towards the preparation tips and tricks.

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration (in Minutes)

General/Financial Awareness




General English




Quantitative Aptitude




Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude







2 hours 40 minutes

Reasoning Ability Tips for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

  • This section can be expected to be moderate to difficult.
  • You can expect data sufficiency, statement assumption, and course of action questions which are generally perceived to be difficult by the students. But with proper practice, you can score decent marks in these sections.
  • According to the previous year's analysis, the puzzles in this part will be lengthy. You can expect 4-5 sets of puzzles.
  • Easier sections will be syllogism, inequality, direction sense, and blood relation. If you have prepared well, you can perform well in these sections.

Topic-wise Preference:

  • First Attempt: Syllogism, Inequality, Blood Relation
  • Time-consuming: Seating Arrangement, Puzzle

Quantitative Aptitude Tips for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

  • Again this section is considered to be a nightmare for many aspirants. You should memorize percentage to fraction conversion, squares, cubes and tables. It will help you a lot during the live exam.
  • You should focus on easier chapters like simplification-approximation, number series, quadratic equation, average, percentage, partnership, mensuration.
  • If you complete these chapters and focus on DI, data-sufficiency.

 Topic-wise Preference:

  • First Attempt: Data Interpretation (Preference wise – Bar graph, Line graph, Pie chart, Table, Missing)
  • Time consuming: Ratio & Proportion, Time & Distance, Partnership

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English Tips for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

  • You will get 40 questions from this section
  • Most of the questions will be based on either vocabulary, comprehension, or basic grammar rules.
  • So you must be thorough with all the basic grammar rules.

Important Topics:

  1. Cloze test
  2. Reading comprehension
  3. Error spotting
  4. Para jumble
  5. Match the column
  6. Subject-verb agreement

 Topic-wise Preference:

  • First Attempt: Spotting Error, Fill in the blank, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test
  • Time-consuming: Para-Jumbles, Reading Comprehension

General Awareness Tips for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

  • This section contains 50 questions. This can turn out to be a major game-changer for you in the SBI Clerk 2021 Main exam if you focus well. 
  • This section can be divided into 3 parts i.e Current affairs, banking awareness, and static GK.
  • You have to maintain accuracy in this section. 
  • With proper planning and consistency, you can easily score 35-40 in this section.
  • Many students struggle to clear the sectional cut-off of this section and are eventually not able to qualify for this stage.
  • But you can devote daily at least 30-40 minutes to this section and target for 40+.

Trick: Anyone can easily score 20-25 with an elimination approachThe majority of the questions are designed such that anyone with a basic understanding of the subject can eliminate the incorrect answers and arrive at the correct answer. But make sure you have covered and revised the basic concepts. Otherwise, this trick can backfire.

1. Banking & Financial Awareness - 17 - 20 Q – Moderate

2. Current Affairs – 20 - 25 Q – Moderate to High

3. Static GK - 5 - 8 Q

Note: No wild guess

Practice current affairs here: Current affairs quiz

Practice static gk here: Static GA

Practice banking awareness here: Banking GK

Exam Qualified Expert Tips for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

  1. We propose studying the basic chapters throughout the weekdays and using weekends to cover and revise current events and practise mock tests.
  2. Indices, Important Schemes, obituaries should be covered from the last 6 months.
  3. Attempt 3-4 full-length mock tests per week.
  4. Do not forget to analyze the mock tests on the day itself.
  5. Give special emphasis to the basic concepts of every section.
  6. Go through the previous year's memory-based question papers.
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  • Kindly go through the article to know the complete strategy for SBI Clerk Main 2021.

  • We have illustrated a complete preparation strategy in this article. Kindly go through it.

  • First, you have to divide the section into small sections. Focus on the last 6 months' current affairs and cover static GA from any standard GK book.

  • Below are some of the expert tips to crack SBI Clerk Main.

    1. We propose studying the basic chapters throughout the weekdays and using weekends to cover and revise current events and practice mock tests.

    2. Indices, Important Schemes should be covered from the last 6 months.

    3. Attempt 3-4 full-length mock tests per week

    For more tips, read the complete article.

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