SBI PO 2018: 63 Days Comprehensive Study Plan and Strategy

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SBI PO 2018: 63 Days Comprehensive Study Plan and Strategy

SBI PO 2018; 63 Days Comprehensive Study Plan and Strategy: The State Bank of India has officially released the annual notification for recruiting 2000 Probationary Officers in SBI Banks. The State Bank of India will be conducting SBI PO Recruitment Exam in the month of July.

Although the competition is tough, it will not be an easy task to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself in the year 2018. We expect that you should at least have a proper Strategy and Study Plan that can help you secure a seat.

Here in this article, we will formulate a proper SBI PO Study Plan 2018 Study Plan for the next 63 days so as to crack SBI PO preliminary & Mains examination.

 

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018

Let us look at the Exam Pattern first and then we will talk about the changes introduced this year for both Prelims & Mains.

Prelims

Subject No. Of Questions Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

This year SBI Introduced a lot of changes have been introduced in the Preliminary The Major change SBI introduced is Sectional Timing in the preliminary exam as well. 20 Minutes have been allotted for each section viz. Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English LanguageApart from this, SBI has decided that there will be No Sectional as well as overall Cut-Off in the preliminary exam. Approximately 20,000 candidates will be shortlisted for the SBI PO Mains Examination which is scheduled on 4th Aug 2018.

Mains

Subject No. Of Questions Marks Time Duration
English Language 35 Total Maximum Marks 200 40 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 45 Minutes
Reasoning & computer Aptitude 45 60 Minutes
General / Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 35 Minutes
Total 155 180 Minutes

Like Prelims in Mains also there will be No Sectional as well as overall Cut-Off. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approximately) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the merit list.

As it is shown in table total numbers of questions are 155 and total weightage is 200 so, some of the questions in three sections i.e. English, Reasoning, and Quant comprise of 2 Marks. Now you are aware of the exam pattern let us provide you the section-wise preparation strategy.

SBI PO 2018: Section-wise Preparation

Before we provide you the section-wise preparation strategy let us provide you some tips

  • It is very important to have a proper plan for each and every section as you are going to spend specific allotted time on each section.
  • You can easily utilize provided time on Reasoning and Quant, but the time allotted for English is comparatively high so, now it becomes important to utilize that time properly and score good in English as well.
  • While attempting exam first target the topic in which you are strong and confident.
  • If you stuck in any question, puzzle or DI don’t waste time on that, move to the next one and then if at last you left with time review that particular question.
  • Time plays an important role in competitive exam so, it is important that you should be in the habit of doing small calculations and some topics of reasoning should in mind only.
  • All the above points are very important from exam point of view. But first and foremost thing that you need to concentrate on is “PRACTICE”.

Strategy For Reasoning Ability

This section as this section is scoring one if you have control over basics. Practice more and more puzzles because weightage of puzzles is more. Almost every time a puzzle and sitting arrangement comes with 4-5 questions, and if you’re able to solve it correctly, you’ll get those 4-5 marks instantly. But don’t get too engrossed in these in the actual examination as you’ll have other questions to attempt as well. If you feel they are too time consuming, a smart choice will be to skip them. Other than this there are some topics likes Syllogism, Coding Decoding, Inequality, and Alpha Numeric Symbol Series from which the set of 4-5 questions are there so, if you master these topics then defiantly you will be landing on the safer side.

Strategy For Quantitative Aptitude

Attempt the easier questions first which can be solved in lesser time. You can start with simplification, and then proceed to quadratic equations.  After that attempt Number series and then go for Data Interpretation. as these topic cover upto only 70% of paper. In the last, attempt miscellaneous questions that can be from various topics like Percentage, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Time & Work and Work & Wages, Pipes and Cisterns, Allegation or Mixtures, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Permutation and Combination, Probability, and Mensuration. And also these word problems are more time consuming as compare to topic suggested to attempt first.

Strategy For English Language

This is the most dynamic section we have seen so far. Many students keep asking that how they can score high in this section. English is not a subject but a Language and one needs proper time in order to get used to a Language. In recent times, we have seen a lot of variation in this particular section and we cannot predict anything is this. For English there are two ways either y are good with rules or you must have good reading skills. As we know English of banking exams is more based on your reading skills to improve it by daily reading relevant thing rather than mastering yourself in grammar as you don’t have that much of time. Reading Comprehension is something which will defiantly come. Try to attempt only vocab based questions from this as attempting RC is time consuming. But, for those candidates who are weak in English language – must attend the RC as though it may be quite time consuming but chances of correct answers are more in these questions. 

 

Recommended Mocks and Preparation Time Table

We have various Test Series based on Latest Exam Pattern and Sectional Locking. If you feel like practicing more, then you can choose any of the Test Series based on your requirements.

To clear any exam it’s important to have appropriate strategy and plan for which one need guidance so, the plan is specially designed by banking experts who have successfully cracked exams like SBI, LIC, IBPS and Other Public Sector Bank Exams. Since you have Enough Mocks, we would suggest you to start practicing as per the study plan shared below

40 Days Plan for Prelims

Days Subjects Mocks Schedule
Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Day 1 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Simplification and Approx. Reading Comprehension
Day 2 Syllogism Data Interpretation Parra Jumbles
Day 3 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Number Series Reading Comprehension
Day 4 Inequality Data Interpretation Fillers and Cloze Test Mock 1
Day 5 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Quadratic Equation Error Detection
Day 6 Order and Ranking Simplification and Approx. Reading Comprehension Sectional Test
Day 7 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Data Interpretation
Day 8 Blood Relation Number Series Phrase Replacement Mock 2
Day 9 Data Interpretation Reading Comprehension
Day 10 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Fillers and Cloze Test Sectional Test
Day 11 Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series Quadratic Equation Reading Comprehension
Day 12 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Simplification and Approx. Error Detection Sectional Test
Day 13 Direction Sense Data Interpretation Phrase Replacement
Day 14 Syllogism Miscellaneous Topics
Day 15 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Number Series Parra Jumbles Mock 3
Day 16 Data Interpretation Error Detection
Day 17 Coding Decoding Fillers and Cloze Test
Day 18 Alphabets and mathematical Operation Based Questions Miscellaneous Topics Mock 4
Day 19 Inequality Miscellaneous Topics Phrase Replacement
Day 20 Miscellaneous Topics Reading Comprehension Sectional Test
Day 21 Miscellaneous Topics
Day 22 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Data Interpretation Mock 5
Day 23 Order and Ranking Miscellaneous Topics Error Detection
Day 24 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Miscellaneous Topics Sectional Test
Day 25 Syllogism Data Interpretation Fillers and Cloze Test
Day 26 Miscellaneous Topics Mock 6
Day 27 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Miscellaneous Topics Sectional Test
Day 28 Miscellaneous Topics Mock 7
Day 29 Revision Miscellaneous Topics Revision Mock 8
Day 30 Revision Revision Revision
Day 31 Mock 9
Day 32 Mock 10
Day 33 Mock 11
Day 34 Mock 12
Day 35 Mock 13
Day 36 Mock 14
Day 37 Mock 15
Day 38 Mock 16
Day 39 Mock 17, 18
Day 40 Mock 19, 20

23 Day Study Plan for Mains

 

Days Subjects Mocks Schedule
Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Day 1 Syllogism (Reverse) Data Interpretation Fillers and Cloze Test (New Pattern)
Day 2 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Number Series Para Jumble
Day 3 Coding Decoding (New Pattern) Data Interpretation Reading Comprehension Sectional Test
Day 4 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Simplification and Approx. Error Detection (New Pattern)
Day 5 Data Sufficiency Data Interpretation Mock 1
Day 6 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Quadratic Equation (New Pattern) Para Completion
Day 7 Input-Output Data Sufficiency Reading Comprehension Sectional Test
Day 8 Logical Reasoning Data Interpretation Error Detection (New Pattern)
Day 9 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Miscellaneous Topics Mock 2
Day 10 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Data Interpretation Sectional Test
Day 11 Blood Relation, Direction Sense, Order and Ranking Miscellaneous Topics Fillers and Cloze Test (New Pattern)
Day 12 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Para Completion Mock 3
Day 13 Input-Output Data Interpretation
Day 14 Puzzle And Seating Arrangement Error Detection (New Pattern) Sectional Test
Day 15 Logical Reasoning Miscellaneous Topics Reading Comprehension
Day 16 Data Interpretation Error Detection (New Pattern) Mock 4
Day 17 Miscellaneous Topics Reading Comprehension
Day 18 Mock 5
Day 19 Mock 6
Day 20 Mock 7
Day 21 Mock 8
Day 22 Mock 9
Day 23 Mock 10

 

Other than this the main game changer is General Awareness Section which is to be studied on a daily basis right from the first day. So, it is important that you are aware of banking as well as static awareness which is related to the current affairs.

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