How to Prepare for SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Section 2017: The State Bank of India has officially released the annual notification of hiring Probationary Officers in SBI Banks spread all over the country. A total number of 2403 vacancies have been mentioned by State Bank of India in its official notification.
This year SBI PO online examination process will commence in the month of April. However, the dates can get moved in the days to come. To acquaint yourself with the important information regarding the exam dates, eligibility criteria etc., head on this link.
In this article, our primary focus will be on How to Prepare for SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Section 2017 and qualify for the next level, SBI PO Mains Examination.
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017 (Prelims)
The Preliminary Examination for SBI PO will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and the pattern will be Objective MCQ type. There will be 100 questions in total from 3 sections – English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.
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Some of the essential details related to SBI PO Prelims 2017 are as follows.
- The total number of questions will be 100.
- The Paper mode will be English/ Hindi.
- Each question carries 1 mark.
- The total time to solve the entire paper is 60 minutes.
- There will be sectional and overall cutoff.
Shortlisted candidates for each category, meeting the specified requirements set by SBI, will only be allowed to appear for the SBI PO mains examination.
How to Prepare for SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Section 2017
Do you find QA Section a real menace? If Yes, join the club. Among the total applicants appearing in various recruitment examinations, 6 out of 10 agree that solving Quantitative Aptitude questions is an actual challenge for them.
But, speaking from an absolute objective tone, Scoring Well in Quantitative Aptitude Section will make the necessary difference between getting qualified or rejected in a recruitment examination. So, in order to improve your skill at solving QA Section in SBI PO Prelims, here is a comprehensive exam strategy.
Master the Fundamentals
Always make sure that your basic concepts for all the topics are very clear. Don’t leave any topic as questions are present from anywhere. If your basics are clear, you will be able to answer all questions in general. While practicing basics, try to solve a few solved examples, then later on solve them all by yourself without reference.
The syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude consists of the following topics:
- Data Interpretation
It involves a lot of calculation that consumes a major portion of your time, try to apply as many shortcut techniques as you can. For this, you can also learn speed or vedic mathematics if possible. Many of the questions have where a lot of text is provided regarding the information of the question. So, always make it a habit to read the question carefully. If you understand the question, you are halfway through calculating the answer.
- Arithmetic Ability
This topic requires memorizing a number of formulae, values and tables. You can jot down all the frequently used ones in one place. This will make it easier for you to learn them. Questions related to average, time and work, volume and surface area, equations require a lot of practice. They do not require lengthy calculations and can be solved in a couple of seconds provided you know the exact formulae and values to be applied.
Memorizing Shortcut Techniques, Formulae and Tables
A lot of formulas and tables are present in solving aptitude questions. These questions also involve lengthy calculations. So, to accentuate your speed and save time, practice a lot of shortcut techniques and use them while solving questions.
Try to memorize formulae, tables, common conversions, squares and cubes to escalate your promptness to solve. This is the best technique to help you prepare for SBI PO quantitative aptitude section.
Time Management in Calculative Questions
This is a very specific query. How to solve questions involving calculations? As we have stated above, learning shortcut methods like memorizing squares, cubes and common fraction to decimals can be great in such questions.
But, if there is a chance that error can occur, you may skip such questions and devote that time towards solving questions from other topics. Remember, the question to time ratio is less than 1.
Practice and Solve Mock Tests/ Sample Papers
This will help you to be aware of the pattern and structure of the exam. Always follow a systematic approach.
Solve questions topic-wise and then try to attempt the paper in one go. Also, time your tests and towards the end evaluate your performance, analyze the areas which need more practice and work accordingly. By the end of this, you will know where you stand and how hard you need to work to achieve your goal.
Stay calm and composed at all times and don’t panic. It will only make matters worse for you. Always study with a positive attitude which will help you to retain and recall all that you have learnt over the period of time.
Even if you are not good at a particular topic, instead of worrying and getting stressed, try to work on it. Also, don’t neglect your health and try to take out some time to meditate or exercise as a healthy mind only resides in a healthy body.
We hope that this article was capable of helping you and guiding you to prepare efficiently for SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude section.
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