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How to prepare for IBPS Clerical?
- February 19, 2021
- Posted by: elanwp
- Category: Govt Job Blogs
Bank Clerk preparation requires thorough practice and regular revisions to ace the clerical cadre exams. In this article, we shall look into how to prepare for the Bank Clerk Exam 2020.
Every year the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and State Bank of India (SBI) conduct an online examination for the recruitment of candidates for the clerical post.
Aspirants who are interested to take the Bank Clerk exam 2020 need to apply online and register for the exam in the respective website.
Once the candidates are done with the online registration process they have to start preparing for the Prelims and Mains exams. The first and foremost thing the candidate needs is self-confidence and practice to ace the clerical cadre position.
The Bank Clerk Exam is divided into two tiers, namely:
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
The bank exams syllabus is almost the same for both the tiers but the difficulty level is more in the Mains exam. Aspiring candidates must have a study plan and a cognitive approach in their bank exam preparation.
Section-wise Bank Exams Preparation
Candidates need to understand the bank exam syllabus and bank exam pattern properly for their preparation. The different sections include:
- Reasoning Ability
- General Awareness
- English Language
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Computer Knowledge
To explore the SBI Clerk Syllabus, check at the linked article.
Candidates should practice and focus on scoring sections like Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude to score high marks. Candidates can ace these sections by regularly practising IBPS Clerk Mock Tests.
Meanwhile, for other sections like English, General Awareness & Computer Knowledge, candidates need to practice and read the latest newspapers, journals and magazines and stay updated about current affairs.
To know about various SBI exams, check at the linked article.
Visit the IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus page to get the detailed section-wise syllabus for clerical cadre examination.
We have listed below the different sections of the Bank Clerk Exam for bank exam preparation:
1. Reasoning Ability
It is one of the most important sections, so aspirants are required to study accordingly. Analytical reasoning should be focused on more than logical reasoning.
Every question of reasoning needs practice and the ability to think. There should be fixed time allotted every day in the study plan where candidates can practice through mock test papers and sample bank exam question papers.
The main topics of Reasoning Ability syllabus include:
- Blood Relations
- Letter and Symbol series
To explore more about Logical Reasoning, check at the linked article.
2. General Awareness
It is one of the most scoring sections in the entire bank exam paper. This section is also easy to attempt.
Banking awareness forms an essential part of the General awareness section in the various bank exams. To check the syllabus for the bank related terms, candidates can visit the linked article.
Candidates need to be fully aware of all current events across the globe through newspapers, television or social media. The information regarding the happenings in India should also be paid attention to. The banking and the finance sector should be emphasised during the preparation of the general awareness section.
Candidates can also check various Static GK topics that are relevant for IBPS Clerk Exam.
3. English Language
This is an essential section of the Bank Clerk Exam. Candidates need to clear their basics of the English language to do well in this section.
Aspirants should be well acquainted with the sentence arrangement as re-arrangement of specific words in the sentences come mostly in the paper where the candidates can score marks. The grammar part needs to be very strong, which can only be achieved through practice. The habit of writing and reading regularly also strengthens the foundation of English.
The main topics of English language syllabus include:
- Vocabulary- Synonyms, spelling, antonyms and word formation
- Tenses Rules
4. Quantitative Aptitude
This section tests the numerical ability of the candidate. The problem-solving ability is related to real-life objects as the bank hires the candidates who are good at calculations and can solve problems accurately. Regular practice by taking free Online Quizzes will help to score good marks in this section.
The main topics of Quantitative Aptitude syllabus are:
- Ratio and proportion
- Data interpretation
- Quadratic Equations, etc.
Aspirants can get the maths shortcut tricks to solve the Quantitative aptitude section faster at the linked article.
5. Computer Knowledge
It is the most scoring section of the entire syllabus. The candidates need to know the fundamentals of computers for scoring well. Having a basic knowledge of computer is a must for candidates.
The main topics of Computer Knowledge syllabus include:
- Basics of computer
- Network basics
- MS Word
- MS Excel
- Generation of computers, etc.
IBPS to Prepare for IBPS/ SBI Clerk Exam
Here are some of the best bank exam preparation tips for Bank Clerk Exam:
- Understanding the bank exam pattern and syllabus, along with proper planning, is required.
- Priority should be given in every section as sectional cut-offs are very vital for a candidate to clear the exam.
- A scheduled routine is required so that the candidates have enough time to prepare and analyse on the basis of their tests regularly.
- Time management needs to be taken care of as there’s a stipulated time in the examination to complete the bank exam paper. Hence, candidates need to maintain speed with accuracy in order to complete the paper on time. Practising with a stopwatch can be fruitful while preparing for the bank exams.
- Candidates must revise after each topic so that they can retain concepts and do not forget it during the examination.
- The candidates are advised to practice through mock papers, sample papers and previous years bank exams question papers to do well in each section.
- Hard-work with determination is required for the aspirants to prepare for the SBI/IBPS Clerk exam.