Tips For Attempting Different Sections Of Bank Exams

In this article, we shall look into some effective tips and strategies of bank exam preparation for different sections of the bank test.

In competitive exams, the main factor that decides the performance of the candidate depends only 60% on his bank exam preparation. The other 40% is always reserved by the way the candidate utilizes the given time between the 3 sections because in an exam you are under the pressure of tough questions and ticking time.

Only a few students can perform to their level best by managing each section and wisely segregating time during the bank exam. No matter how strong the candidate is in a particular section, he will need to score the sectional cutoff in that section in order to clear the bank examination.

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Tips & Strategies for Handling Different Sections of Bank Exam

We bring you some of the best steps of bank exam preparation to attempt each section of a bank exam 2023:

To learn more about different SBI Exams, check at the linked article.

English Language:

The English Langauge section comprises questions based on the English and grammatical knowledge of a candidate. Basic common questions like reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, para jumbles, etc. are asked in this section. To know more about Verbal Ability, candidates can visit the linked article.

The bank exam syllabus of the English Language section includes the topics given below and should be attempted in the following ways:

  • Start with the topics – Fill in the blanks and Cloze test.
  • Para Jumbles are easy to score, so attempt these as well.
  • Spotting Error is a bit time-consuming. Just in case, if you are not good at it, leave it for reviewing it towards the end of the section.
  • For the Reading Comprehension part, read the passage carefully and then try to locate the answer to the questions stated below the passage.
  • Vocabulary-based questions like synonyms and antonyms of the bold words can be done soon after the passage has been read.
  • After that give a quick search for answers in the passage, if you get it there. Otherwise, move on to solve the next set of questions.
  • One key to remember is that do not waste more than 12 minutes in the English Language section.

To know more about SBI PO Prelims English Language Syllabus, check at the linked article.

Few links to the important topics with respect to the English language preparation for bank exams have been given below:

Few links to the important topics with respect to the English language preparation for bank exams have been given below:

Letter Writing Format Tenses Rules
Precise Writing Rearrangement and Parajumbles
Reading Comprehension Cloze Test

Quantitative Aptitude:

The bank exam syllabus of the Quantitative Aptitude section has various mathematical problems and should be attempted as stated below:

  • In the Quantitative Aptitude section, the moment you look at the question it gives you an idea which topics you’re good at and can solve quickly and easily.
  • Take the question that you can solve and without wasting time, quickly start solving it.
  • Do not get wedded to a particular question. If you are unable to solve a question, it is advisable to leave it aside and move on to the next question.
  • It is important to remember that solving one hard question will fetch you the same marks as an easy one.
  • Forget the problems that you have dropped, there is no point stressing over it and wasting time on complex questions.
  • One key point to note is that never make wild or random guesses for Quantitative questions.
  • Finally, do not waste more than 18 minutes in the Quantitative Aptitude section.

To learn more about SBI Clerk Prelims Quantitative Syllabus, check at the linked article.

Also, candidates can check the 10 simple maths tricks and shortcuts for competitive exams at the linked article and use them while solving questions from the various topics.

Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Related Links:

Quadratic Equations Data Interpretation
How to solve Number Series in Bank Exams Problems on Ages
Time and Work Boat Upstream and Downstream

Reasoning Ability:

The bank exams syllabus of the Reasoning Ability section includes of tricky and logical reasoning problems, which should be attempted as follows:

  • After solving the English language and Quantitative Aptitude sections, your brain is completely charged up for a mixture of both i.e, the Reasoning Ability section.
  • This section is a time-consuming section and you need to devote 20 minutes for this section.
  • As this section includes tricky and confusing questions, start solving the questions which are small and logical, like Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Directions, etc.
  • Once you’ve finished solving the easy ones in which you’re confident to score well, you can start with questions on Sitting Arrangement, Syllogisms, Critical Path and other complex problems.

Interested candidates can check the detailed syllabus for logical reasoning at the linked article.

To explore the SBI PO Mains Reasoning Syllabus, check at the linked article.

Related Links
Reasoning Puzzles Seating Arrangement
Machine Input and Output Alphanumeric Series
Statement and Conclusion Statement and Assumption

General Awareness:

This section is included in the Mains phase for almost all major bank exams and can be the most scoring sections if a candidate is well aware of the recent news, business and financial knowledge and banking awareness.

The best tips to ace this section include:

  • Reading the newspaper daily
  • Staying updated with the Global news of about 6 months before the exam date
  • Be aware of the latest Schemes launched by the Government
  • Study through the monthly or weekly editions of the current affairs magazines
  • Special emphasis must be given to General Knowledge

Given below are a few related links to prepare for the General Awareness section:

Static GK Current Affairs
Banking Awareness History of Banking in India
Indian Financial System Banking Abbreviations

After you have put your best foot forward for attempting the questions of the different sections of the bank exam, try to utilise your potential to review and divert your attention to those unsolved questions which you found difficult to answer initially.

Explore detailed Bank Exam Syllabus for various bank exams.

Just in case you’re unsure of an answer, try using the policy of elimination to rule out the inappropriate answers to a question and choose the one which appears the closest to the correct option.

We hope the suggestions given above for upcoming bank exams help you to secure your place among those few shortlisted candidates who make it to the final list of chosen candidates who have given excellent performance in their bank exams.

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