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30 Days IBPS RRB Study Plan – Prelims 2018

30 Days IBPS RRB Study Plan – Prelims 2018

The IBPS RRB Officer and Office Assistant exam 2018 will be held in August. The exam commences from 11th August, to be precise. And if we calculate, you have approximately 30 days to complete your exam preparation. Obviously, you will be your best judge and can create a customized study plan based on your skills and weak areas. But just to make the process easier for you, we have prepared a 4 Week i.e. 30 days IBPS RRB Study Plan for you. Scroll down to read more details.

30 Days IBPS RRB Study Plan for Prelims 2018

Please note that you can modify this plan to suit your style and preferences.

  • Work on each section 2 hours daily
  • And take topic tests of one hour daily on each section.
Week Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability
1st Week
  • Arrangement & Pattern
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Fast calculation tricks, Learn  – table upto 30, Squares up to 30, Cubes up to 20
  • Conversion of Percentages into Fractions & vice versa
  • Simplification & Approximation
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Ratio & Proportion
2nd Week
  • Blood Relations
  • Ordering & Ranking
  • Directions and Distances
  • Comparison based short puzzles
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Algebra
  • Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time Speed & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Problems on Ages
3rd Week
  • Linear, Circular and Square Seating Arrangement
  • Scheduling Puzzles
  • Box Puzzles
  • Floor based Puzzles
  • Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Missing DI, Tabular Graph, Caselet DI)
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Data Sufficiency
4th Week Take 7 full length mock tests (one each day) and analyse your performance.
Also, take speed tests and revise old notes.
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SBI clerk 3 Month Study Plan

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to prepare for SBI Clerk

SBI clerk 3 Month Study Plan

SBI has released a total of 8301 Vacancies which include both regular vacancies and backlog vacancies for the post of SBI Clerk.

Online Examination: The preliminary online written test is for a duration of 1 hour, while the main examination is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Candidates should regularly solve mock tests to speed up their test speed and improve their performance.

Preliminary Examination: SBI clerk Exam pattern 2018 preliminary exam has 100 objective questions which needs to be solved within a time duration of 1 hours. The exam is for a total of 100 marks. The various sections in the exam are English language, numerical ability and reasoning ability. Candidates should clear sectional cutoff.

No Test Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite Time duration of 1 hour for all the three papers.
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
4 Total 100 100

Candidates will have to clear sectional cutoff to be able to be eligible for the Next round of Exams or the Mains Exams.

Main Examination:

SBI Clerk Main examination is 2 hours and 40 minutes. The SBI Clerk 2018 exam pattern for main examination will consists of 190 objective type questions for 200 marks. The mains exam will have different type of sections like General/ Financial awareness, English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning ability and computer aptitude.

Serial Number Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 45 minutes

Negative Marking: Candidate will lose 0.25 marks as negative marking for every wrong exam.

Objective type Questions: The test is an objective type of questionnaire and will have all objective type of questions

Test of Knowledge of official language or local language:

Candidates who produce mark sheet of of 10th Standard or SSC with official language will not be subjected to any language test.

The Office wise local languages are as follows:

  • Ahmedabad – Gujarati
  • Bangalore – Kannada
  • Bhopal – Hindi
  • Chandigarh – Punjabi / Hindi
  • Chennai – Tamil
  • Guwahati – Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo
  • Hyderabad – Telugu
  • Jammu – Urdu / Hindi
  • Lucknow – Hindi
  • Kolkata – Bengali
  • Mumbai – Marathi / Konkani
  • Nagpur – Marathi / Hindi
  • New Delhi – Hindi
  • Thiruvananthapuram – Malayalam

SBI clerk syllabus is split into the following sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude – Maths of Class 12 level
  • Logical Reasoning: Comprises of Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning
  • Marketing – Concepts in Marketing, Banking, and Finance
  • Computers – General Knowledge of Software, Hardware, Input-output, IT companies and IT brands,
  • Current Affairs – Static GK, Current Affairs and General Knowledge, Banking awareness.
  • English Language– Reasoning Comprehension, skills of reading, writing, language, Grammar.

Objective type Questions: The test is an objective type of questionnaire and will have all objective type of questions

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

Weightage of topics for SBI Clerk Preparation:

Weightage of Topics for Numerical ability:

Topic Weightage
Numerical Ability, Simplification 5-10 Questions
Number Series 3-5 Questions
Average 1-2 Questions
Interest 1-2 Questions
Mensuration 1-2 Questions
Percentage 1-2 Questions
Ratio and Proportion 1-2 Questions
Algebra 3-5 Questions
Profit and Loss 0-2 Questions
Time, Speed and Distance 1-2 Questions
Data Interpretation 0-5 Questions
Time and Work 1-2 Questions
Permutation and Combination 1-2 Questions
Mixture Problems 0-1 Questions
Probability 0-1 Questions
Number System 0-1 Questions
Data Sufficiency 0-5 Questions

Weightage of Topics for Reasoning: SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

SBI Clerk Preparation Tips:

Topic Weightage
Arrangement & Pattern 2-6 Questions
Analogy 0-2 Questions
Classification 0-3 Questions
Mathematical Inequalities 0-5 Questions
Directions & Distances 0-2 Questions
Coding & Decoding 1-5 Questions
Blood Relations 1-5 Questions
Ordering and Ranking 2-3 Questions
Coded Inequalities 0-5 Questions
Syllogisms 3-5 Questions
Input-Output 0-5 Questions
Data Sufficiency 0-2 Questions
Series 0-2 Questions
Circular Seating Arrangement 5 Questions
Linear Seating Arrangement 5-8 Questions
Double Line Up 0-5 Questions
Scheduling 0-5 Questions

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan for English

English: Weightage of Topics

Topic Weightage
Reading Comprehension 10-15
Fill in the Blanks 5 questions
Para Jumbles 5 questions
Cloze Test 5-10 (1 passage with 5 or 10 blanks)
Error Spotting 5 questions
PhraseReplacement/Sentence Correction 5 questions

Quantitative Aptitude Books for SBI Clerk: SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

Name of Book Author and


Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition M.Tyra, K.Kundan, Magical Book Series
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition R.S Aggarwal , S.Chand Publisher
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma, Arihant Publishers

Reasoning Books for SBI Clerk: SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

Name of Book Author, Publisher
Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe, Pearson
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal, S.Chand Publisher (2012)

English Books for SBI Clerk:

Name of Book Author and


Objective English 4th Edition Edgar Thorpe

Pearson (2011)

Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis


Objective General English 2nd Edition S.P Bakshi


General Awareness Books for SBI Clerk:

  • Manorama Year Book 2017
  • Competition Success Review Year Book 2018

Computer Awareness Books for SBI Clerk:

Name of Book Publisher /Author
Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams Arihant Publishers
Computer Fundamentals P.K Sinha

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan:Quantitative Aptitude:

  1. You cannot pass this exam without solving Quantitative aptitude
  2. Practice makes a man perfect
  3. Know the Syllabus and Paper Pattern Well
  4. Prepare your own strategies to solve this section
  5. Go by a time limit to solve this section as this Quant is a time-consuming section
  6. Learn to solve both difficult and easy questions alike
  7. Regularly Solve Mock Tests
  8. Keep track of your time to solve this section.
  9. Quantitative Aptitude is the most important section of this exam

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan – Reasoning:

  1. Classification: Easiest to solve
  2. Arrange words in Logical Order: It is easy to solve if your basics are strong
  3. Syllogism: Draw Venn Diagrams to make it easier to solve questions on Syllogism
  4. Verbal Analogies: A Good vocabulary will help you solve this section with ease.
  5. Analysis Judgment: Questions cover topics like blood relation, Direction, Height, and Sequence.
  6. Numerical Operations: Learn all formulae so that you have them at your fingertips.
  7. Coding-Decoding: Coding-Decoding are tricky, so practice this section well.
  8. Non- Verbal Reasoning: Spatial Reasoning, mirror image, Pictorial Analogies, Symbol series, symbolic operations, numeric patterns, spatial relations, space visualizations, and space image are examples of questions. Preparation will be of great help.
  9. Matrix and puzzles: The sections tests creative way of thinking.

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan – English Section

General tips for English Language Preparation:

  1. Just like Rome was not built in a day, English too cannot be learned in a day.
  2. Read Books, Magazines, and newspapers regularly to improve the language.
  3. Use grammar books to improve grammar.
  4. Cloze test has become a very important part of the English section
  5. Practice every day by writing one essay and one letter as part of the preparation
  6. Solve more Reading Comprehension questions to improve in this area
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