How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk Prelims

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk Prelims

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk Prelims: Following our exam strategy for SBI Junior Associate Examination, let us focus on preparing for Quantitative Aptitude Section for SBI Clerk Prelims 2016. In this article, we will be sharing SBI Clerk Preparation Tips, Exam Strategy, Topic-Wise Exam Preparation and tips on How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the upcoming SBI JA JAA Examination.

SBI Clerk Prelims – How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude?

This year, the State Bank of India has introduced some major changes in SBI Clerk Recruitment Process. The biggest change is SBI Junior Associate Pattern is the introduction of Prelims and Mains Examination, which was previously a single recruitment examination. Also, SBI Clerk Prelims is only qualifying in nature but this, in no way, undermines the importance of scoring big in SBI Junior Associate Prelims 2016.

In this article, we will only focus on Preparation Tips and How to Prepare for Numerical Ability for SBI Junior Associate Prelims.

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Let us get to know about the exam pattern and number of questions expected from each topic

Exam Pattern for JA JAA Prelims

There will be 100 questions of 1 mark each, making the total marks to be 100. There will be 3 sections – English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.

 Name of the Section  Questions  Marks
 English Language  30  30
 Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude  35  35
 Reasoning Ability  35  35
 Total  100  100

The total time allotted will be 60 minutes and there will be 0.25 mark negative marking for each incorrect answer. Sectional and Overall Cutoff will also be there. The Pattern of Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability Section is as follows:

  • No. of questions: 35
  • Total marks: 35
  • Marks per correct answer: 1
  • Negative Marking for incorrect answer: 0.25

The syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk 2016 is as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus: Number system, Simplifications, Roots & Averages, Surds & Indices, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Ratio& Proportion, Partnership, Chain rule, Time & work, Pipes & Cisterns, Time & Distances, Problems on trains, Boats & streams, Allegation & mixtures, Simple Interest & Compound interest, Stocks & Shares, Clocks & Algorithms, Volume& surface area, Permutations& Combinations and Height & Distances

Data Integration Syllabus: Line graphs, Bar graphs, Pie charts and Tabulation

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Make sure you keep revising on a regular basis, follow proper study timetable and analyze your performance regularly.

Quantitative Aptitude is the only section which can be attempted with 100% accuracy if the candidate is well prepared but the syllabus is too huge. It is never mandatory to prepare and attempt all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. It is always better to prepare 60% topics that appear frequently with 100% accuracy.

As per the previous year analysis, we have compiled a list of Quantitative Aptitude topics that appear frequently in Previous Year SBI Clerk Examination. The list of Topics is as follows:

  1. Simplification
  2. Time and Work
  3. Time and Distance
  4. Average
  5. Profit Loss
  6. SI and CI
  7. Series
  8. Data Interpretation

Here are a few points to remember while you prepare for Numerical Ability Section.

  1. Learn and Practice Topics that can be calculated directly based on Formulae. Try to learn direct formulae that can give you direct results like in case of Partnerships, SI & CI etc.
  2. Use shortcut Tricks like Vedic mathematics tricks and other short cut tricks like Multiplication and Division or finding cube within seconds etc.
  3. Don’t try to solve any Questions that are not among your strengths or you just gone through for the first time.
  4. Try to solve Caselets as it gives you an opportunity to get 5 Marks in just a single effort.
  5. Try to minimize the time dedicated to each section so that we can use that time in Quantitative aptitude section. It involves calculation but the results can be achieved with 100% accuracy.


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