Check the SSBI PO Exam Preparation Tips 2017
SBI PO 2017- SBI PO Exam Preparation Tips– Banking Industry is the fastest growing sector of Indian economy and it is providing a well-paid and secure job to the thousands of aspirants every year. And among all the commercial banks of India, SBI (State Bank of India) is a most preferred bank. It’s always a dream to work as SBI PO (Probationary Officer) and to fulfill that dream; I’m going to tell you the tit-bits of this prestigious exam that will help you to crack it in your very first attempt. To crack SBI PO 2017, let’s start with the examination pattern.
Know your Exam- Phases of SBI PO 2017 Exam-
SBI PO exam is conducted every year in the following 3 phases:
Phase 1- SBI PO Prelims:
In this phase of the exam, there are 100 questions of 1 mark each and the composite time of 1 hour.
It consists of the following 3 sections:
|Sections||No. of questions||Marks Distribution|
As the time is very short and you need to give your best, time management and picking the right question is the key to success. Only on qualifying this phase you’ll be called for phase-2 exam.
Phase 2- SBI PO Mains:
|Section||No. of questions||Marks Distribution|
|Data Interpretation and Analysis||50||50|
|General Awareness, Marketing and Computer Science||50||50|
Only on clearing the individual cut-off of both these tests and combined cut-off, you’ll be called for Phse-3.
Phase 3- GD and PI:
|Group Discussion||20 Marks|
|Personal Interview||30 Marks|
Final merit will be based on total marks of Phase 2 and Phase 3 in the ratio of 70:30 respectively.
SBI PO Exam Preparation Tips- Know your Subjects- Tit-bits of the Paper
I’ll break it into two parts:
I’ll break it into three parts:
It consists of the following topics:
General Awareness, Marketing and Computer:
|Current Affairs (With Special Reference to Banking Industry)||25 questions|
SBI PO Exam Preparation Tips- Possible Strategy to Conquer Each Phase
First things first, so let’s begin with best time management strategy for SBI PO 2016 exam
R+Q+E — 20+25+15 (Time in Minutes)
R+DI+GA+E — 40+40+15+25 (Time in Minutes)
Note: You can adjust time according to your mastery in a section. This analysis is for an Average Student.
Now, let’s know how to tackle each section in SBI PO exam
Start with “A” and then go to “B”, if time allows. Attempts should be of same order as mentioned above.
Most of the people fear from this section and find it difficult. Though the questions asked in this section are of good level, but following this sequence you can easily get most in lesser time:
A->B and then go to “C”, if time allows.
In Mains, the most questions come from DI section so you need to practice it well.
Attempt TABLE at first, if the data provided is not much calculative and then follow this sequence:
LINE CHART->BAR GRAPH->PIE CHART->RADAR CHART->MIXED DI
SBI has introduced a new trend of “Missing data type Table” DI, you’ll have to attempt it carefully, one mistake and whole data will become erroneous, resulting wastage of time and negative marks.
English is a high scoring section that takes lesser time than other sections but it provides more negative marks too.
i). If your grammar portion is strong, follow this sequence:
A->B and then go for “C” and “D”.
ii). If you’re not good in grammar, attempt “A” after attempting other parts.
Not strong at Reading Comprehension?
Attempt Antonyms and Synonyms section and move on.
Face problems in Rearrangement of sentences?
Find FAST and LAST sentence, mark the options and move on, don’t waste time.
Note: Here A, B, C, D are the parts of each section among which the Sections are broken.
At last, to apply these strategies in the real exam, take one Speed Test (Mock Test) daily, and sharp your time management skills. Only practicing will take you to your dream, enjoying life as a SBI PO.
Note: These strategies are based upon the real experience of the writer. These may vary person to person. Take it only as guidance.
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