Here we are with some useful preparation tips for the SBI PO 2020. Aspirants who wish to clear the exam in their first attempt should read the article completely. It will be a wise decision to plan strategies and start preparation without waiting for the notification. Moreover, that will help you to practice more mock exams and to be familiar with the new expected questions.
And it finds difficult for students and for those who have a job, to get enough time for the preparations. Until one balances both it is really a tedious job to achieve the result. The article will point to these problems too.
SBI PO 2020: Preparation Tips
(i) Candidates should be aware of the exam dates before starting the preparation.
|Notification||March- April 2020|
|Preliminary Exam||June 2020|
|Result- Prelims||June 2020|
|Mains Exam||July 2020|
|Result- Mains||August 2020|
|Gropu Excercise and Interview||September 2020|
|Final Result||October 2020|
The candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should be above 21 years and below 30 years. The upper age relaxation for the eligible candidates will be given according to the Government norms.
Graduation in any discipline.
The starting scale of pay is Rs. 27,620/- in the scale of Rs. 23700-980/7- Rs. 30560-1145/2- Rs. 32850- Rs. 1310/7-42020 for the Junior Management Grade Scale-I.
Yet to be announced. Previous year there were 2000 vacancies in total for the Probationary Officer post.
(ii) Know your exam pattern and complete syllabus
A better understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus will help a lot. It will help to plan strategies according to candidates’ confidence over topics. Also to improve time-management skills.
The SBI PO exam is having a Prelims, Mains and Interview with GD. It is really hard to pass this 3-tier selection process. Each level tests the candidates’ different abilities. And, there will be no much gap between each tier.
Know more about SBI Probationary Officer Exam- Online Application procedure.
Preparation Tips to Crack SBI PO 2020 Exam
Plan your strategies for the preparation
The candidate should keep in mind that, you are not going to attend an easy level exam. SBI often maintains the level of examination more or less- moderate-difficult- level. So, it is really important to plan your preparations, segregate the topics and set a time-table. Remember the ‘sectional timing‘!
Cover topics wisely- for all subjects.
Compare the previous years question paper analysis and give priority to the topics accordingly. In SBI PO Prelims 2019- the QA section was more difficult compared to the Reasoning. The easiest part was English.
The SBI PO Mains 2019, the level of the exam was very difficult, of which the Reasoning and Computer Awareness was the toughest. Also, new patterns of questions were asked both in reasoning and DI. And the Descriptive exam was a moderate level.
Topics to be concentrated more
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|1.Arrangement – max 4(Out of these, 3 will be Medium and 1 will be Hard)
More chance to ask circular arrangement with some facing inside and some facing outside)
Puzzle like floor arrangement will be of 8 or 9 people.
Most probably the hard puzzle will be of 4 variables.
2. Blood relation – equation-based
3.Direction/Ranking: 2 or 3
If three questions, then the chance of coded direction is high.
4.Coded Inequalities – 5 marks
Also, there are some optional topics which may or may not ask but still important to learn and easy to crack: They are:
Syllogism – 5 marks
The coded syllogism is asking nowadays or conventional type syllogism questions with percentages in conclusions may ask.
Machine Input-Output – 5 marks
Data sufficiency – 5 marks.
|1.Approximation- 5 to 10
2.Quadratic Equation- 5
3.No.series (Most probably wrong number series will be asked) – 5
4.DI- 5 to 10(One will be of moderate level and another one will be tricky or of more calculations)
May ask Pie charts/ table DI questions associated with ratio and proportions)
5.Miscellaneous – 12 to 18
In PO level exams, we should not concentrate more on simplification and miscellaneous questions.
2. Cloze test
3. Error spotting
5. Fill in the blanks
Be updated with the current affairs.
Previous year most of the questions were from current affairs. Only 5-6 questions covered the static GK. So, it is very much important. It is also the scoring section that can be done accurately. At least try to cover important current affairs of the last 6 months.
Analyze previous question papers and cut-off marks.
This could help with the timetable preparation. If you are weak in any important unavoidable topic- find more time to fix it. Also, it is not important to cover all the topics for scoring well! Take the points wisely to avoid unwanted topics.
Don’t over-stress your mind
Don’t tire yourself with the pressure. The preparation time up to the exam date is really stressful period for the candidate. This will reflects at the time of the exam. For that one hour/ 3 hours presence of mind is important- how you navigate through questions, time spent on each question. If confused, move to the next, and save your marks. There is negative marking for the wrong answer.
Work hard, do your best, stay calm and never lose your hope.
Practice more mock tests and find time for revision.
Early preparation will make time for revisions. Practice as many mock tests you can like:
- Topic-wise mock tests- To analyze your preparation on each topic.
- Section-wise tests- Mix of topics under each subject.
- Full-length mock tests
- The memory-based previous question papers
Make a comparison table of marks after each exam. Analyze the weaker topics, revise it. This will help you to be confident. The quality of preparation will be gainful for the SBI PO 2020.
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