With the SBI Clerk Junior Associate recruitment 2018 notification out, you must be wondering how to start your preparation for the General Awareness Section. Here, in this article, we are giving some answers and tips for frequently asked questions. We hope the answers given in this article will somewhat help for your preparation.Do you think General Awareness is important for SBI Clerk 2018?Yes, it is important. You must give the general awareness section some time, effort and importance.
We have given some reasons why you should give your valuable time to this section.This section has more important where you can score more marks by giving less pressure to the brain.The question which comes in the General Awareness section is simple. This section will take the least amount of time while solving the paper and you can expect a high score if you have prepared well.It will be useful for both the Mains Section as well as the interview and GD rounds.
Topics that you must prepare to get good marks in General Awareness?The first thing to do if you are preparing for the General Awareness Section in the SBI Clerk 2018 is to identify the important topics, and the approach to prepare for them.With the analysis what we have done on previous year’s question papers, we have given some tips on what to prepare and how you can approach of preparing for these topics which can be helpful in preparing for the exam in Limited Time.Current AffairsStaying updated with the latest current affairs while preparing for General Awareness section of the SBI Clerk 2018 exam.
It can prove to be your strength while answering this section.The important topics that you must focus on:New schemes, committees, bills, laws, summits, conclaves, deals and MoUs of national and international importance.Important people in news: Change in the head of institutions/committees/organizations.India’s position in the various indices (Also note the source of the index)Keep a record of the sports, awards, new books & authors etc.How to preparation Current Affairs:Keep a habit of reading newspaper.
If that is not possible, ensure you update with the current affairs at least on weekly basis.Keep a track of the editorials too. Most of the articles discuss the details of the current affairs which give additional information on the topic.Cover the important happenings (Sep 2016 onwards). Make mind maps/notes of the important events like – Census, Union Budget, Demonetization, Olympics, Elections, Noble Prizes, Oscars etc.Banking and Economy Awareness:It is obvious that a candidate appearing for the SBI Clerk 2018 exam must be well versed with the common and latest development in the banking and economic sector. A few key points to definitely cover while preparing for this section –Important Banks and their CEOs, MDs, year of establishment, headquarters and taglines.Important mergers, acquisitions, schemes announced in the recent past.
Consider at least 6 months of data (Jan 2017 onwards). Tracking current affairs would come handy.Important bills and constitutional amendments which affect the economy of the countryThe history and the working of Indian Banking system.
Get a fair idea of the common terms of economics and banking definitions.Remember the milestones of the Banking Industry – First banks to achieve major milestones (First Bank to introduce ATMs, Cheque system, Digital Banking etc.)How to preparation Banking and Economy:Get all required, related, relevant information in a format which is easy to remember.Prepare from a list of the important banks with their CEOs, MDs, year of establishment, Head Quarters and taglines and milestones/achievements.Prepare from a list of important Committees/organizations with their major function, heads, Head Quarters and year of creation/establishment.Prepare a timeline –for each year mark the important events of banks and organizations. It will help you remember more with better accuracy.
Prepare for the relevant abbreviations and acronyms.Static GKThough the first 2 sections are the ones which should be the prime focus when it comes to the preparation for the General Awareness section of the SBI Clerk 2018, it wouldn’t be wise to drop the static GK topics completely. With a good foundation of the Current Affairs and Banking Awareness section and a decent knowledge of the topics that are asked in the static GK section, you have bound to ace the SBI Clerk 2018 General Awareness section easily!Here are the topics that you must cover in the static GK section:Countries, capitals, and currencies.Geography (Dams, rivers, wildlife sanctuaries, crops, power stations, seasons etc.)Indian & World History (Rulers, Wars, Important Days & Dates etc.)Indian Polity (constitution, committees, policies)National & International Organizations (Schemes, Heads, Headquarters)Books & AuthorsAwards, achievements, and HonoursImportant Dates and DaysHow to preparation Static GK:In this category, the topics are such that the information is vast and there is too much information, data which needs to be read through.While you need not spend too much time in making notes, it is good to have a thorough read and multiple times to ensure you expose your mind to the information enough times such that you retain maximum.Bunch countries based on common currency to remember them.
Example: countries which have Peso as their currency: Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Columbia etc.Make a “points to remember” sheet for all the states of India. This should have the details of state CM, Governor, capital, important dams, rivers, national park, power plants, crops, industry, etc.
For history – split it into the pre-Independence and post-Independence era. Remember events by plotting them on a timeline.Indian Polity – Make sure you know the important constitution articles, amendments, bills and laws (particularly the ones which have been discussed in the recent past & are important for India’s economy). Know the various ministries and their heads.
Know the people who won the awards in the field sports, literature, arts. It is essential to know the highest awards in these fields