State bank of Travancore, a subsidiary of State bank of India is going to conduct exam for the recruitment of clerk in the year 2012.Regular training will help you to grab your seats in this exam. You can follow the below instructions to get a good score and make your future secure. It is the premier bank of Kerala, India where it has 676 branches. Overall, SBT has a network of over 879 branches spread over 16 Indian states. This is a nationalised bank, so getting in to it will give you a bright future. You remember that many other employees working on some private banks are also trying for this. Not get afraid, enough time in front of you. Come let’s start to crack the exam. The questions are divided in to sections like English, mathematics, general awareness, computer ability and marketing knowledge. In English section, you need to understand the proper use of grammar, phrasal verbs, answering from a paragraph, fill in the blanks from given paragraph. While coming to mathematics section, it includes numerical ability. Numerical ability checks your speed to deal with numbers. There comes some regular questions from profit and loss, time and work, compound interest, speed and distance etc. general awareness is not general knowledge. You need to familiarise with current affairs. For this you need to read all news related magazines before 6 months of the examination. For this exam, you need to read newspapers from January onwards. In the computer section, you need to familiarise with some basic computer information. For that you need to read some computer related books which is readily available in the market. Not need to read all computer books, the books for clerical exam are available. So go for that. Each sections holds 40 questions. So there are total 200 questions and each question carries 1 mark. But remember about the negative scoring. For each incorrect answer, you may get deducted 0.25 marks. So a wild guess may drop your chances. The most important thing is to know how to apply your knowledge. By this, I meant that your speed to solve the questions. Remember you get only 150 minutes only to solve 200 questions. So speed will be a crucial factor. How to get maximum speed? No short cuts, only practice will serves the purpose. You cannot finish the mathematics questions if you are slow. So to improve your speed, practice as much as questions possible. Each sections has its own cut off. So it is very important to go through all sections. Wishing you all the best.