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SBI Apprentice Preparation Tips 2023

The SBI Apprentice exam is scheduled to be held in September 2023 tentatively. There are around 6100 vacancies. It is important for every aspirant to follow a solid approach to prepare for the SBI Apprentice exam.

We will share the most effective strategy followed by the toppers in order to assist the aspirants with preparation for the SBI Apprentice 2023 exam.

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Strategy to Crack SBI Apprentice 2023 Exam

Candidates can discuss the pre-exam pattern first briefly before moving towards the strategy to crack the SBI Apprentice 2023 exam.


No. of Questions


Time Duration

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



15 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



15 Minutes




15 Minutes

General & Financial Awareness



15 Minutes




60 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Strategy for SBI Apprentice

       Learn tables up to 30

       Learn squares up to 50 cubes up to 20

       Learn percentage to fraction and fraction to percentage conversion up to 1/25

       Percentage, average, and ratio proportion are the basic chapters. So first try to clear the concepts of these chapters.

       Then go for the other chapters

       Learn some Vedic maths tricks for faster calculation

       Remember prelim is a game of speed with accuracy and mains is a game of conceptual clarity and patience.

       At last Practice as many questions as possible.


1.      Simplification & approximation

2.      Quadratic equation

3.      Number series

4.      Percentage and Ratio and Proportion

5.      Average

6.      Time- work, Pipes and Cistern

7.      Interest

8.      Partnership

Reasoning Ability Preparation Strategy for SBI Apprentice

       Remember this section requires only practice. Just clear basic concepts of important chapters and practice as many questions as possible to improve your understanding level in this section.

       1st clear the concepts of syllogism, inequality, direction sense, blood relation, order, and ranking.

       Practice 2-3 puzzles.


1.      Inequality

2.      Syllogism

3.      Coding and Decoding

4.      Blood Relation

5.      Direction Distance

6.      Alphanumeric Series

English Language Preparation Strategy for SBI Apprentice

       For grammar, know the basic rules and then practice as many questions as possible. Do not try to cram all the rules.

       For vocab, read the daily newspaper and note down 10 new words and continue the process for the next 6 months.

       Practice one cloze test set and one para jumble set on a daily basis.

General/Financial Awareness Preparation Strategy for SBI Apprentice

       For static gk, practice MCQs from BYJU'S Exam Prep app.

       Read 4-5 months' current affairs before the mains exam.

       Revise the facts 2-3 times before the final exam.


1.      Capital and currency of countries

2.      The national park, dams, wildlife sanctuaries

3.      International organisation and their headquarters

4.      Dance and festival of states

5.      RBI monetary policy

6.      Financial and money market

7.      Negotiable instruments

8.      Small finance and payment bank

9.      Financial institutions

10.  Digital banking

11.  Sports

12.  Appointments and obituaries

13.  Schemes, agreements and MOUs

14.  Books and authors

15.  State and national affairs

Important Pointers to Keep in Mind

       Mock tests play an important role in your final selection in the SBI Apprentice exam.

       After covering basic chapters, start attempting mock test series.

       Just attempting a mock test is not enough. Analysis of mock tests is as important as attempting.

       Understand your strong areas and try to maintain the level in those areas.

       Understand your weak areas and try to get better in those sections.

       Focus on important data like no of attempts, accuracy, and percentile.

       With a proper question selection strategy, you can avoid attempting difficult and time-taking questions. In this way, you can score very good marks without any wastage of time during exams.

SBI Apprentice Preparation FAQs

1.How to prepare for the SBI Apprentice 2023 Exam?

Follow the above-shared strategy to crack the SBI Apprentice 2023 exam with less difficulty.

2.What is the exam date for the SBI Apprentice 2023 exam?

The exam date for SBI Apprentice 2023 exam is yet to be revealed by the officials of State Bank of India.

3.Is there any negative marking under SBI Apprentice 2023 exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every incorrect answer marked under SBI Apprentice 2023 exam.

4.What is the total time duration for the SBI Apprentice 2023 exam?

The total time duration for SBI Apprentice 2023 exam is 60 minutes i.e. 1 hour.

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