The general awareness section is an essential section of the bank exam for clerks including SBI clerk exam and IBPS Clerk exams. This section in the bank exams has no proper syllabus for it and the affairs keeps on increasing everyday, thus making it a very challenging section.
As the bank clerk exams have a sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off, it is very crucial for the aspirants to be well versed with the general awareness in order to clear the sectional cut-off. As for the preparation is concerned, it is an unwise decision to keep the general awareness section for the last minute because the topics in this section are practically infinite.
So, it is very crucial for the candidates to prepare this section gradually and consistently to ensure that it is dealt properly. Hence, a right approach for the preparation of general awareness is very important and so some salient tips are provided here that are sure to help the aspirants with the preparation of general awareness.
- Follow some standard books
There are tons of G.K books available and it is very crucial for the candidates to choose the book which best suits them.
Start learning static G.K from any book and ensure that the static G.K is learnt everyday gradually and are revised periodically.
- Get committed to the news
The news is a great source to learn the daily happenings around the world i.e. watching the news can easily take care of the Current Affairs preparation which are often asked in the General Awareness section.
Follow different news channels and read various newspapers, periodicals and journals to ensure proper acquaintance with the current affairs.
- Use the Internet sensibly
The internet is a vast sea of knowledge and so any information can be easily found on the internet.
So, start using the internet to learn different static G.K as well as current affairs to get well prepared for this section. There are various websites where people can learn different genres of general awareness. So, such sites should be followed in order to get updated with general awareness and build the required confidence for the exam.
- Start taking notes
The notes are important not only to remember information better but are also important for the revision. It is suggested that important notes be taken during the preparation so that the notes can be used well during the last minute revision when it is not judicious to re-read everything learnt during preparation.
- Give various mock tests
The mock tests are also a great source to build up the knowledge about the general awareness section. These tests are important because the aspirants can easily check their level of preparation along with getting to know few more questions that may show up in the exam.
So, give online mock tests or buy some mock test papers to brush up the knowledge and improve in this section.
The revision is probably the most important thing because everything learned has to be retained to be able to easily clear the sectional cut-off of the general awareness section.
Keep revising periodically so that the questions can be easily retained and for revision, the notes can prove to be really helpful.
The general awareness section is an easy scoring section for some while it can also be the reason for some to not clear the exam. This all depends upon the preparation level of the aspirants i.e. if the candidates are well prepared and confident, this section can be easily cleared.
It is suggested that this section should be done as early as possible in the exam since in these questions, a candidate can either know the answer or not know the answer. So, there is no point in giving undeserved time to this section as that crucial time can be given to other time taking sections. Prepare this section well and with proper dedication, clearing the general awareness section would be a cinch.
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