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## 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.

## 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:

• Bhopal – Hindi
• Chandigarh – Punjabi / Hindi
• Chennai – Tamil
• Guwahati – Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo
• 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 Publisher 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 Publisher Objective English 4th Edition Edgar Thorpe Pearson (2011) Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis Penguin Objective General English 2nd Edition S.P Bakshi Arihant

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