(Tips & Tricks) How to crack SBI PO in 30 days
State Bank of India has recently notified the posts of
Probationary officers. It will be
conducted in two phases. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination
and shortlisted will have to appear for main examination and shortlisted
candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group
Discussion & Interview. Preliminary exam would be online and marks obtained in
preliminary exam will not be counted in final selection. Scheme of the
preliminary examination is given below.
SBI PO Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be
conducted online. Each question in the paper would consist of one mark. This
test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by
securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates
in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of
vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.
SBI PO Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200
marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive
Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing
on the computer. The Objective Test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 sections
for total 200 marks. The Objective Test will have separate timing for every
section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the tests by securing
Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive
Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be administered. It will be a
English Language judging candidates letter writing as well as
essay writing skills. This year descriptive test will also be computer based
examination. The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by
securing passing marks. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be
evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed
adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.
Candidates in each category will be called for Group
Discussion and Interview. Candidates will have to participate in Group
discussion which will be of 20 marks and also give a personal interview which
carries the value of 30 marks. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination
(Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the
marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit
list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III
After looking at the pattern of the SBI PO exam lets device a
30 day study plan for cracking the exam. As this is a 30 day plan candidates
should be ready to put in really good hard work to get selected. Ten to twelve
hours of daily study should be enough for candidate to complete the
syllabus in 30 days.
Hours of study changes with student to student. Time should be equally
which would mean around 3 to 4 hours should be given to all the three. The time
is devoted for both studying the topics and practice. A SWOT analysis should be
done of your preparation based upon the previous years papers and more and more
work should be done upon the weaker sections.
After learning about the exam pattern and number of hours you
need to put for study, we will provide you a detailed study plan for the four
weeks. In this plan whole of the last week will be fully dedicated towards the
practice of mock tests. During the week each of the topics
English Language and
Quantitative aptitude should be given equal attention. However as told
earlier more emphasis should be given to your weak areas, this will wary from
student to student.
If you will follow this process there is a very good chances
of your success. However we should tell you that there are few more things which
should be kept in mind while preparing for SBI PO.
- Accuracy is very very important in this exam. So practice in a way which
will improve your accuracy.
- Other than accuracy candidates should also take care of time management.
For that always do your practice tests within the time limit only.
- Never get stuck to a single question and waste too much time.
- Evaluate your tests to see how you are performing and where you can
All Important Topics &
core syllabus are covered in the BANK EXAM PORTAL
Study Materials for SBI PO
Exam. You can consider it for your preparation.
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