There’s only 7 more days left for the SBI Clerk Mains, and I’m sure your preparation is on in full swing. But before I dive into the details on the upcoming online blue book, let me give you some insights on what you should expect.

As compared to the papers of previous years, the level of difficulty this year can be expected to shoot up because of the uncertainty in the pattern of questioning and time allocation. There may not be a set pattern of questioning. The section-wise order may be preset by the bank’s server.

While answering the questions, it is very important that you read the questions very carefully and answer them with utmost care. Manage your time well, and don’t misread the question.

Here are a few important dates to keep in mind:

Admit Card of Main Exam June 17, 2016
Online Main Exam June 25 & June 26, 2016
Result of Main Exam July, 2016
Score of Main Exam July, 2016
Admit Card for pre-exam training May 6, 2016 onwards


Let’s take a look at the exam pattern for SBI Clerk – Mains.

Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General / Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes


A relevant master plan and forthright work will be the key to your success. So, here’s a suggested 7-day plan — with 10 hours per day — to help you with your preparation. And make sure you’re giving at least an hour a day towards Current Affairs!

Day 1 – Read through the basic Marketing Concepts & Computer Awareness Concepts.

Day 2 – Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency. Go through the English Grammar rules.

Day 3 – Solve 1 full length test and analyse the paper completely.

Day 4 – Brush up on all types of Descriptive Writing Questions (Précis Writing, Letter and Essays).

Day 5 – Solve 1 more full length test and analyse the paper completely.

Day 6 & 7 – Go through the last 6 months’ GK & General Awareness material. Solve as many “Latest GK Quizzes” as possible.

And if you’ve prepared well, you’ll be confident by the time D-Day arrives! So just relax, focus on studying hard in these 7 days.

Go ahead, pull the winner out of you and crack the SBI Clerk Mains. BEST OF LUCK!


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