South Indian Bank Clerk Preparation Tips

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South Indian Bank Clerk Preparation Tips – Tips, Tricks, and strategies to crack South Indian Bank Clerk Exam

South Indian Bank Clerk Preparation Tips

The South Indian Bank Ltd., a premier Commercial Bank in India, has invited applications from Indian Nationals having their residence in the respective State for filling up vacancies of Probationary Clerks for the branches/offices in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Delhi NCR.

The South Indian Bank 2018 Exam Date is not yet officially announced but is scheduled for January 2018. The exact date is yet to be known. There are a total of 468 Vacancies for South India Bank Recruitment 2018.

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Domicile Eligibility Criteria for South Indian Bank Recruitment 2018:




(apart from English)


Place of Domicile in Kerala State (including Mahe)


Tamil Nadu

Place of Domicile in Tamil Nadu State/ Puducherry UT


Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Place of Domicile in Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana


Delhi NCR

Place of Domicile in Delhi NCR including NCT


Exam Pattern for South Indian Bank 2018:

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Time allotted for each test


General/Financial Awareness





35 minutes


General English



35 minutes


Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



45 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes




160 minutes

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Each question will have 5 options. There will be ¼ penalty for wrong answers.

While the Exam dates are yet to be announced, we assume that the exams would be conducted in late january or last week of january

Preparation Time Timetable Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

English Language
Day 1-5 Ratio and proportion, Averages, Time and work, Speed, Distance and time, Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares, Percentages, Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Vocabulary: Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Word Formation, Spelling
Day 5-10 Partnership, Clocks, Volume and surface Area, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Grammar: Spotting Errors, Phrases and idioms, Direct and Indirect speech, Active/ Passive voice
Day 11-15 Tables Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and combinations, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence, Direction sense Test, Decision making test Reading comprehension: Theme Detection, Passage completion, Topic rearrangement of passage, Deriving Conclusion.
Day 16-20 Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement, Cloze test
Day 21-25 Mensuration, Elements of Algebra, Data Interpretation, Pie charts Series test, Odd figure Out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test Mock Test,

South Indian Bank Clerk Preparation Tips: General Awareness and financial Awareness

General Awareness section of the South Indian Bank is a scoring section. Candidate should cover current affairs, banking and static news of last 6 months preferably. This section is all fact based, so it can be scoring if one is prepared well. Banking awareness is a very broad subject so here is a list of important topics.

  • Indian Financial System

  • History of Indian Banking Industry

  • Current Union Budget

  • International Organizations/ Financial Institutions

  • Regulatory Bodies like

  • Monetary & Credit Policies

  • Capital Market & Money Market

  • Market Instruments

  • Government Schemes

  • Government policies

South Indian Bank Clerk Preparation Tips : Quantitative Aptitude:

  1. Once you are aware about the South Indian Bank Clerk syllabus, know your weakness and strengths.
  2. Prepare strategies for the examination
  3. Create a time frame for solving your problems that you have in Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Learn all the concepts well because you cannot solve difficult questions without solving easy questions
  5. Solve Mock tests for each section of the exam.
  6. Use a Stop Watch or Stop Watch on your mobile while solving problems.
  7. Master Quantitative Aptitude section, as it is important Section

South Indian Bank Clerk Preparation Tips – Reasoning:

  1. Classification: Easiest to solve
  2. Arrange words in Logical Order: Most candidates get this right if you know ABCD alphabets quite well.
  3. Syllogism: Draw Venn Diagrams to avoid confusion.
  4. Verbal Analogies: A good Vocabulary will help you solve this section.
  5. Analysis Judgment: Questions include blood relation, Direction, Height and Sequence.
  6. Numerical Operations: Numerical Operations are easy if you know the formula well.
  7. Coding-Decoding: Coding-Decoding are very tricky questions and need time to solve.
  8. Non- Verbal Reasoning: Pictorial Analogies, Symbol series, symbolic operations, numeric patterns, spatial relations, space visualizations, Spatial Reasoning, mirror image and space image are examples of questions. Preparation will be of great help.
  9. Matrix and puzzles: The sections tests your unusual and creative ways of solving problems.

South Indian Bank Clerk Preparation Tips – English Section

General tips for English Language Preparation:

1. English language cannot be learned in a day and can only be learned over time

2. Read Books, Magazines and Newspapers to enhance your vocabulary. Reading more will help

4. Study the basics of grammar with help from school level grammar books.

6. Read the Newspaper to improve your English.

7. Cloze test has become a very important part of the section and do not forget to prepare for cloze test.

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