How to Prepare for SBI PO Mains Reasoning & Computer Knowledge Section

How to Prepare for SBI PO Mains Reasoning & Computer Knowledge 2016

SBI PO Mains Reasoning Preparation Tips: The State Bank of India will now conduct the final paper for SBI PO Recruitment, i.e. SBI PO Mains 2016. The Prelims Examination ended on 10 July and the results will be announced in a few days. Candidates who make it through will be called for SBI PO Mains 2016.

If you are confident about your selection, we suggest you should start preparing for SBI PO Mains. There have been a few significant changes in SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern this year. This article is primarily focused on SBI PO Mains Reasoning Ability and Computer Knowledge Preparation Tips and strategy to solve questions. Let us begin.


How to Prepare for SBI PO Mains Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge Section

SBI PO Mains will be posing new challenges for all aspirants. The new pattern have divided each section distinctly but this also means that each section can only get a limited time. So, preparing for each section is a must!

SBI PO Mains Reasoning Ability Preparation involves revisiting your old vices. You need to stop making those silly mistakes you made in practice or SBI PO Prelims. Read our analysis of SBI PO Prelims for each date from the links below.

From the analysis above, we were also able to calculate an SBI PO Prelims Expected Cutoff for advancing to Mains.   


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Follow the SBI PO Mains Pattern to begin with. According to the new pattern, the Mains Examination will consist of Objective as well as Subjective Examination. 

Objective Examination will constitute of 155 Questions for 200 Marks to be answered within the duration of 3 hours. The Examination will be divided into 4 sections i.e. Reasoning & Computer Section, English, Data Interpretation & General Awareness. The detailed Pattern is as follows:

Section Name Questions Marks Time (in minutes)
Reasoning & Computer Knowledge 45 60 60
Data Interpretation 35 60 45
General Awareness 40 40 35
English Language 35 40 40
Total 155 200 180

Note: There will be a ¼ negative marking for each wrong attempt.

Exactly after the completion of Objective Test there will be a Descriptive test of 50 Marks to be answered in 30 minutes. This test will consist of Essay & Letter Writing.  The candidate has to secure the minimum Qualifying Marks to qualify this test.

Descriptive test of those candidates will be evaluated who manage to secure above the Sectional as well as Overall Cutoff Marks. Both tests will be online in nature.


SBI PO Mains Reasoning and Computer Knowledge Preparation Tips

We at OnlineTyari believe in making things easier for the candidate so that candidate can focus on preparation only. But for success, strategic planning should be there. Seeing the great response from candidates on our “How to Prepare Section-Wise Articles”, we are starting with this section wise preparation strategy post for SBI PO Mains.

We are initiating with the “Reasoning and Computer Section”, which will provide you with useful SBI PO Mains Reasoning Preparation Tips to Crack Written Examination. 


Recommended: SBI PO Mains Mock Test Series 2016

This Year, the State Bank of India has introduced a time frame for each section individually and the section window will be open in a predefined manner in SBI PO Mains Examination. This will put the entire mass to the similar level for each section as they will not be able to dedicate extra time to a single section.

The only way to secure in this Examination is by “Increasing Number of AttemptsSBI Clerk Mains was conducted along with the similar time frame. The sections appeared in the below mentioned manner:

  1. General Awareness
  2. English Language
  3. Reasoning & Computer
  4. Quantitative Aptitude

Some of the essentials points to ponder upon were

  • There were no Questions of Computer
  • There is a new pattern of Question based on Triangles and Dots; No Syllogism Question was there in Reasoning Section.
  • Much Emphasis was given to static GK in comparison to Current Affairs.

Reasoning & Computer Section consist of 45 Questions to be answered in 60 minutes. Major Focus should be given to the Reasoning Section. 85% of the paper will consist of Reasoning and rest will be Computer Awareness. Some of the most recommended mock tests are as follows. 

There is a list of Important topics that are Important as per Analysis of Previous year Exam. We are not saying that only these topics will be there but this will cover the maximum portion of the paper and help the candidate maximize the score in that particular section.

SBI PO Mains Reasoning Ability Topics

  1. Series – Alpha-Numeric
  2. Classification/ Odd Pair
  3. Data Sufficiency
  4. Sitting Arrangement
  5. Complex Arrangement
  6. Calendar
  7. Clocks
  8. Blood Relation
  9. Directions
  10. Statement – Derivation of Assumption/ Interference/ Conclusion
  11. Syllogism
  12. Verbal Reasoning

SBI PO Mains Computer Knowledge Topics

  1. Computer Basic, Abbreviations
  2. Shortcuts: Basic, MS
  3. MS Office
  4. Generation of Computers

Some of the essentials points which every SBI PO aspirants must ponder upon for the upcoming paper are.

  1. Learn techniques to solve Sitting Arrangement/Complex Arrangements Questions in less time.
  2. Use Vein Diagram/I-E Techniques to solve Syllogism Questions. This will decrease the time to attempt these Questions.
  3. Learn alphabet series in ascending and descending order in accordance with numbers.
  4. Learn relation and Direction pattern this will help you answer blood relation and Direction based questions.
  5. Learn Abbreviations, Shortcuts, basic theories related to MS Office, OS and Basic Computer.

Please remember that Practice is the only way with which you can decrease the time to solve any Question. Attempting 35+ Questions will be considered as a good attempt as Reasoning used to be the strength of Maximum Banking aspirants.

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