How to Prepare English for SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

How to Clear English Sectional Cut–off in SBI Clerk 2016?

SBI Clerk Exam is the key to enter into clerical division of State Bank of India. This once in a year opportunity is very vital for all those who are aiming for banking sector career. If you are giving SBI Clerk Exam 2016, then it is mandatory to qualify in this exam to take up clerical position in the bank.

SBL Clerk 2016 Exam is an online based examination that is conducted into two main phases as mentioned below:

  • SBI Preliminary Exam
  • SBI Clerk Main Exam

These both examinations must be qualified by an aspiring candidate to enter into the final interview round. These both examinations are featured with negative marking scheme under which deduction of 0.25 marks is done for every wrong answer.

SBI Exam 2016 Pattern

Sections asked Total Marks allotted Total Questions asked
English Test 30 30
Reasoning 35 35
Numerical Ability 35 35


Sections asked Total Marks allotted Total Questions asked
General English 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Financial or, General Awareness 50 50
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 50 60


Tips for preparing English Section for SBI Clerk Exam 2016

English Section of SBI Clerk Exam is very easy as compared to the other sections asked in this exam and candidates can easily score full marks in it.

  • Practice comprehensions and unseen passages through free online mock tests and sample papers.
  • Examine all the weak English grammar sections and work on them consistently.
  • Make your vocabulary intense by adding a new word, its synonym and antonym on daily basis from any English newspaper or from any online source or from any book/magazine.
  • Subscribe to a good magazine that helps in enhancing your English language.
  • Online mock tests and previous year examination papers are the best sources to practice and strengthen your English section for the upcoming SBI Clerk Exam 2016.
  • Focus on sentence creation and jumbled/rearrangement as such questions are commonly asked.
  • Read newspapers such as The Hindu, Economic Times and editorial columns in various newspapers to intensify your language hold.

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