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Preparation Strategy for SBI PO Prelims

Updated on 30 May 2020
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Updated on 30 May 2020

It is one of the toughest competitive examinations for the banking industry, as the ratio is 1:8000 (these mean 8000 candidates compete to one position). Official notification from SBI PO will out soon. Don't wait until the notice is released. Start preparation for your SBI PO 2020 prelims. Serious aspirants who are adequately concentrated on their target do not wait until they obtain a notification, they train for it before they are successful. It is the best time to play your role to be an edge over your competitor.

A well-planned plan of study and an adequate preparatory strategy is essential for sure SBI PO 2020 success. We are herewith the SBI PO planning plan with a detailed strategy to help candidates to understand how SBI PO 2020 should be targeted.


CONTENTS


Important Points Of SBI PO SBI PO Exam Pattern SBI PO 2020 Exam Preparation

SBI PO Prelims Study Plan Tips to crack SBI PO 2020

 

Important Points related to SBI PO Preparation Tips


  1. Know the SBI PO curriculum and examination pattern.
  2. See question papers from previous years.
  3. Create a sectional strategy for the examination.
  4. Review of mock assessments and identify weaknesses.
  5. Read the newspaper every day to improve your Vocabulary and General Knowledge skills.
  6. Practice numerical skills routinely and solve problems.


SBI PO Exam Pattern


There are only a few key things to remember before planning begins.

  1. The SBI PO pattern of the sectional time implementation in the prelim examination has already been updated.
  2. You can not invest time in the test according to your interests and persuasion.
  3. Sectional timing for each section is available and in just 20 minutes you must try each section to ensure a maximum of 100 percent accuracy in trying the maximum question.
  4. Identify the major SBI PO topic.


Prelims Exam:

S.NO.
Subject
Number Of Question
Marks 
Duration
1
English Language
30
30
20 minutes
2
Quantitative Aptitude
35
35
20 minutes
3
Reasoning Ability
35
35
20 minutes

Total
100
100
1 hour


Mains Exam:

S.NO.
Subject
No.Of Question
Marks 
Duration
Objective Test

1
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
45
60
60 minutes
2
Data Interpretation & Analysis
35
60
45 minutes
3
General / Economy / Banking Awareness
40
40
35 minutes
4
English Language
35
40
40 minutes
Subjective/ Descriptive Test

5
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
2
50
30 minutes

Total
157
250
3.5 hour


SBI PO 2020 Exam Preparation


We already mentioned that you can easily crack SBI PO 2020 if you make the best use of your day in advance. Before starting your preparation you should remember a few important points to score high in the examination.

  1. The topic was altered by IBPs in various slots of their preliminary examinations but there is no new pattern base question. Length and level of difficulty were the only things that change. You have to work hard and try harder to be successful in this examination.
  2. It brings us to the main tips. The SBI PO prelims exam essentially includes a speed test and you can submit at least 65 to 70 questions on a prelims examination. There is no point in trying 60 questions on the SBI PO prelims exam unless you can answer them correctly. you should also take great care of accuracy.
  3. prelims exam is just qualifying in nature. In simple terms, you need to attempt a maximum no of questions in the given time frame to be shortlisted for the main examination. Remember SBI will prepare a merit list based on the overall score of the candidate thus means they will add prelims, mains, GD & PI marks, and create a merit list based on that.
  4. Another major tip for SBI PO prelims exam question selection because there are many questions which are time-consuming so we identify those question and try to avoid those. One more thing you should understand your strong expertise and where you are lacking this you can understand when you are giving a mock test.


SBI PO Prelims Study Plan


A well-structured study plan which is covered by all the major topics gives extra weights to subjects which have the best mark on the exam is the best way to begin the preparation for any exam. We are segmenting those topics in such a way that you can cover all the topics within 45 days.


15 Days Study plan(1-15)


Days
English
Reasoning
Quantitative
Day1
Basics of Grammars and rules
Alphanumeric Series
Speed Math
Day2
Spotting Error
Direction Sense
Simplification
Day3
Sentence Completion
Blood Relation
Approximation
Day4
Reading Comprehension
Blood Relation Puzzle
Averages
Day5
Synonyms & Antonyms 
Flat based Puzzle
Problems on Age
Day6
Cloze Test
Ranking & Ordering
Percentages
Day7
Fillers 
Month & Day based Puzzle
Profit & Loss
Day8
Sentence Improvement
Syllogism
Ratio Proportion
Day9
Para Jumbles
Coding-Decoding
Partnership
Day10
Sentence Rearrangement
Place & Box based Puzzle
Interest
Day11
Revision & practice of Grammars and rules
Inequality
Mixture & Alligation
Day12
The practice of Spotting Error & Sentence Completion
Seating Arrangement
Time & Work
Day13
The practice of Reading Comprehension & synonyms & Antonyms
Direction & Distance
Pipe & Cistern
Day14
The practice of Cloze Test & Fillers 
Logical Reasoning
Speed Time & Distance
Day15
The practice of Sentence Improvement & Para Jumbles
Miscellaneous
Quadratic Equations


15 Days Study Plan (16-30)


Days
English
Reasoning
Quantitative
Day16
The practice Of Grammer and cloze test
Arrangement & Alphabet Series Practice
Comparison of Quantity
Day17
The practice of Spotting Error & Reading Comprehension
Syllogism & Blood Relation practice
Data Sufficiency
Day18
Sentence Completion & Para Jumbles practice
Coding-Decoding, Places & Box based Puzzle Practice
Permutation & Combination
Day19
Synonyms & Antonyms & Sentance ReArrangement Practice
Inequality & Blood Relation Puzzle practice
Probability
Day20
Sentence Improvement & Spotting Error Practice
Direction & Month Day Puzzle Practice
Number Series
Day21
Fillers & RC practice
Blod Relation & Flat based Puzzle Practice
Data Interpretation
Day22
Sectional Mock Test
Sectional Mock Test
Mensuration
Day23
Revision
Revision
Numer Series
Day24
Sectional Mock Test
Sectional Mock Test
Simplification & Approximation
Day25
Sectional Mock Test
Sectional Mock Test
Data Interpretation
Day26
Sectional Mock Test
Sectional Mock Test
Arithmetic random Practice 
Day27
Sectional Mock Test
Sectional Mock Test
Quadratic Equation
Day28
Sectional Mock Test
Sectional Mock Test
Data Sufficiency
Day29
Sectional Mock Test
Sectional Mock Test
Miscellaneous
Day30
Sectional Mock Test
Sectional Mock Test
Sectional Mock Test


15 Days Study Plan (31-45)


Here a few points you should remember


  1. You should read The Hindu regularly it will help you in the reading comprehension section as well as general awareness in mains exam and you should identify new vocabulary and add those to your least. Reading a Newspaper is the key point if you want to succeed in a competitive examination.  
  2. Last 15 Days you should give mock test as much as possible and try to analyze you mock test result because then only you understand your key area and the area where you are lacking even that try to identify the what are the question taking more time to solve.
  3. With each test, the goal should be to boost the scores, regardless of the difficulty level of the exam.


Tips to Crack SBI PO 2020


Comply with the time limit per question and speed accordingly. You will have 40 seconds per English language problem in the SBI PO Prelims and 34 seconds for logical capacity and quantitative suitability. Seek to keep track of the amount of time you take to finish every question correctly while you practice the mock examinations. You need to correctly respond to the maximum questions to split the SBI PO test in the first attempt. Use the proposed method to chart your answers and their accuracy. In the mock tests, trying to balance quickly and properly, because in the first attempt, to crack the SBI PO, that is exactly what is required.

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