# SBI Clerk Mains 2018: 20 Days Study Plan

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SBI Clerk Mains 2018, 20 Days Study Plan: As the SBI Clerk Prelims ‘hype’ is settling down, motivated candidates are gearing up for the next level, which is SBI Clerk Mains.

Hence, to ensure that you crack SBI Clerk Mains, a proper exam strategy must be there. Follow this SBI Clerk Study Plan for Mains Examination and try to cover maximum loopholes in your exam preparation.

## SBI Clerk Mains: 20 Days Study Plan

The exam is scheduled in the month of August. We expect that by now, you must have prepared all the important topics related to SBI Clerk mains exam. Below are some important tips and important topics from each section. You need to keep your focus on these topics and Practice.

### Quantitative Aptitude

• Quantitative section is completely based on practice as in this you required good speed with accuracy, which can only be achieved by practice.
• The calculation becomes an important part to increase speed so focus more on speedy calculation by doing is mentally and by short tricks.
• Learn the basic concepts first and start with the easy level of questions.
• The trick to score marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section is to attempt the questions from the topics like Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series.
• After that, go for Data Interpretation as this is the topic which comprises of approx. 50% of the paper. Also, now the DI is coming which is based on arithmetic topics so it becomes important to have good command on some of the arithmetic topics like Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, SI and CI.
• Rest questions will be from miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes, and Cisterns, Partnership, probability, Mensuration, etc. So if you are good with miscellaneous topics then you can go for this too.

#### Important Topics:

Data Interpretation |Time and work |Number Series |Probability |Percentage |

### Reasoning Ability

• This section as this section is scoring one if you have control over basics.
• The trick to attempt the maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time is to attempt the difficult puzzles in the end.
• There are some topics go for them first likes Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Inequality, Input-output, and Series based questions from which the set of 4-5 questions are there so, if you master these topics then defiantly you will be landing on the safer side.
• Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to solve and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way. So, this is how you have to manage to attempt this section.
• Practice more and more puzzles because weightage of puzzles is more. Almost every time a puzzle and sitting arrangement comes with 4-5 questions and there are 4-5 sets. So, overall 50% of the paper comprises of puzzle and sitting arrangement.
• Don’t get too engrossed in any question in the actual examination as you’ll have other questions to attempt as well. If you feel they are too time consuming, a smart choice will be to skip them.

#### Important Topics:

Puzzle and sitting arrangement |Input-Output |Coding Decoding | Syllogism |Logical Reasoning.

### English

• English is not a subject but a Language and one needs proper time in order to get used to a Language. So every student have his/her own strategy to score good in this.
• As we know English of banking exams is more based on your reading skills so improve it by daily reading relevant thing rather than mastering yourself in grammar as you don’t have that much of time.
• If you are good at vocab and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc.
• But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end.
• The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that vocab and phrases based questions first and then the questions that need a deeper penetration through the paragraphs.
• The important topics for cloze test and error detections are subject-verb agreement, preposition and verbs. These topics may help you do some other questions too that will be based on grammar.

#### Important Topics:

Reading Comprehension | Cloze Test | Error Detection | Idioms and Phrases |Para Jumble | Sentence Completion |

### General Awareness

• This section is one of the most important section because its very easy to score marks in this subject if we go through a proper plan.  Watch current affair videos daily, read pdf and newspaper and note down important points and revise them on regular basis.
• Attempt quizzes and mocks to master this section.

### Day-Wise Study Plan For SBI Clerk Mains

 Days Subjects Mocks Schedule Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language Day 1 Syllogism (Reverse) Data Interpretation Fillers and Cloze Test (New Pattern) Sectional Test Day 2 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Number Series Para Jumble Day 3 Coding Decoding (New Pattern) Data Interpretation Reading Comprehension Sectional Test Day 4 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Simplification and Approx. Error Detection (New Pattern) Day 5 Data Sufficiency Data Interpretation — Mock 1 Day 6 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Quadratic Equation (New Pattern) Para Completion Day 7 Input-Output Data Sufficiency Reading Comprehension Mock 2 Day 8 Logical Reasoning Data Interpretation Error Detection (New Pattern) Day 9 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Miscellaneous Topics — Mock 3 Day 10 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Data Interpretation — Day 11 Blood Relation, Direction Sense, Order and Ranking Miscellaneous Topics Fillers and Cloze Test (New Pattern) Sectional Test Day 12 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement — Para Completion Day 13 Input-Output Data Interpretation — Mock 4 Day 14 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement — Error Detection (New Pattern) Day 15 Logical Reasoning Miscellaneous Topics Reading Comprehension Sectional Test Day 16 — Data Interpretation Error Detection (New Pattern) Mock 5 Day 17 — Miscellaneous Topics Reading Comprehension Mock 6 Day 18 Mock 7 Day 19 Mock 8 Day 20 Mock 9, Mock 10

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