SBI Clerk Important Topics & Preparation Tips: Reasoning Ability


As there is a tough competition in SBI Clerk 2019, only thorough preparation of each section can help you crack the exam with good marks. From the exam pattern to timing, things have changed in this year's exam. So, you need more attention and guidance for the preparation of each section. In this article, we will provide you with the list of important topics in reasoning ability section and tips to effectively prepare them to perform well in the exam.


SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern

Before moving on to the list of important topics, let's have a look at the exam pattern for SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains. As the section is covered in both the levels, you need to be aware of the exam pattern that helps you get an idea of the total questions, the time provided to solve them and the marking system.


SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

There will be 35 questions to solve which you will get 20 minutes. Every correct answer will carry 1 mark while 0.25 marks will be deducted for the wrong attempt.


SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Mains 2019 exam will have 50 questions of total 60 marks. You will get 45 minutes to solve all the questions. There will also be negative marking for each wrong attempt.


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SBI Clerk 2019 Important Topics - Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

Though SBI Clerk syllabus covers a vast range of topics, given below are the important topics on which you need to lay more emphasis. Holding a strong command on these topics will help you fetch good marks in the exam.


SBI Clerk – Important Topics in Reasoning Ability

SBI Clerk – Important Topics in Computer Aptitude

1. Syllogism

1. Generations of Computer

2. Data Sufficiency

2. Computer Fundamentals and Terminologies, Hardware and Software, Memory and Storages, Input and Output Devices, etc.

3. Statement and Argument

3. Operating System

4. Statement and Assumption

4. Internet and Networking

5. Assertion and Reasoning

5. MS Office – MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.

6. Circular and Linear Sitting Arrangements

6. Keyboard Shortcuts

7. Puzzle

7. Computer Abbreviations

8. Blood Relations

8. Basic security Concepts

9. Coding and Decoding


10. Directions and Distance


11. Order and Ranking


12. Coded Inequalities


13. Series


14. Analogy


15. Classification



SBI Clerk 2019 – Preparation Tips for Reasoning Ability

Reasoning section demands a lot of practice to solve the maximum number of questions in less time. Online mock tests help you a lot in working on your speed and accuracy. With the help of answer keys, you also get to know about all the possible ways to solve a question. Find below some more tips for preparation of SBI Clerk Reasoning Ability section.



These might seem difficult to solve, but help you a lot in quickly collecting different pieces of information to solve questions.


Focus on application of rules

Rather than cramming different formulas and rules, work on their application in different situations.


Start with certain information

When solving questions like seating arrangement, first of all, pay attention to the certain information and use it as a base to interpret further information and to rule out the possible combinations.

Just stay focused, confident and regularly revise the syllabus; no power can stop you from achieving your goal of clearing this banking exam.


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