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Karnataka Bank Limited has released vacancies for clerical grade. The exam is supposed to take place of 19th February. Previous article has the syllabus and pattern in detail; please refer that before going through the tips. Am sure most of you must be busy in preparations as the date of exam is nearing. The exam is of 200 questions and 200 marks and the duration is of 120 Minutes. There is a negative score of 0.25 marks for a wrong answer.

Karnataka Bank Clerk Mock Test Series

Below is the syllabus the aspirants must be thorough with:



No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks






English Language




Quantitative Aptitude




General Awareness(with special reference to Banking)




Computer Awareness



Karnataka Bank Clerk Exam Preparation tips and Tricks section-wise:


Practicing mock tests is a compulsory thing, make it a habit on a daily basis. This helps in self-assessment. You can improve your speed by practicing tests. It helps in recognizing which section you are actually able to finish before the stipulated time and utilize that time in a topic which you find challenging. Allocating 25 Minutes for this section must be sufficient.

English Language:                               

Prepare well with the basic grammar. Make sure your Subject-Verb agreement are in place.  Articles, error correction, fill in the blanks, sentence rearrangement should not take much of your time. Refresh your knowledge in Synonyms and Antonyms. Overall, this section should ideally be finished in less than 25 Minutes.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Allot a good 40 Minutes to attempt this section. The pattern in detail that was discussed in the article Syllabus & Pattern article. Attempt the “Number series” questions, as that takes less time to attempt. Prepare well with the basic arithmetic, questions related to time and distance, ratios and percentages come in this section.

General Awareness & Computer Awareness:

Allocate about 25 Minutes to finish this section. Computer awareness is about the basics one must know. General Awareness with special reference to Banking is necessary, so prepare well. Make sure you are updated with all the Banking related terminology and the updates in the Banking sector. This will help you answer this section.  You could refer to the Indian Constitution, history, General Politics, Current affairs etc. Make a note of all the important dates relevant to the current affairs that fall within period of 6 months.

Make sure, you keep at least 5 Minutes to review the entire paper.

Overall tips and tricks for Karnataka Bank Clerk Exam Preparation tips and Tricks:

Apart from the mock tests, prepare from previous years papers as well. You can refer 3-5 years papers. Your doubts must be cleared instead of just keeping it aside, so look up to an expert and clear them. Refer to Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning ability books. Prepare for General Awareness relevant Banking sector and Economy. Follow the online mock tests and forums for activities online. Thumb rule is to know rules of the grammar and be acquainted with English vocabulary. Time Management is mandatory.

Good luck to come out with flying colors.

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