How To Crack SBI PO Mains in 15 Days

How To Crack SBI PO Mains in 15 Days:

Only 15 days are left for the SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam, hence it’s high time to start serious & sincere preparation for it. Don’t waste your time on thinking about the result of Prelims exam. Only serious students will get an opportunity to compete in the mains examination.

Life is all about making the right decision & moving on!

SBI will select approx.  45,000 – 50,000 candidates for SBI PO Mains Exam and around 6 to 7 thousand candidates will be selected for next round i.e. for Group Discussion & Personal Interview. Thus, the competition is very high and only right preparation strategy can help you in cracking the exam.

Smart Work + Hard Work = Success

We are sure you would be looking for useful advice for your preparation. Without wasting any time we have put together, expert tips for all our readers to help them attain success. So, in this article, we are providing some important tips, which will help you prepare better for the SBI PO 2016 Mains Exam.

One thing you should always keep in mind is to move forward. Irrespective of result, you should always motivate yourself. Don’t fear for competition if you are determined towards your goal no one can stop you. Bank exams are different while compared to other examinations here you need two important components SPEED  & ACCURACY to crack bank exams. You need to WORK HARD for exam and you need to ACT SMART in exam that means choosing the easiest questions first to boost your confidence level.

First, let us check the new pattern of SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam – Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online.

The Objective Test has 155 questions spread over 4 sections – General Awareness (Banking + Economy), English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning + Computer Aptitude. The exam duration is of 3 hours.

SBI PO Mains Exam pattern

How to prepare for different sections of Mains Exam –

1. General Awareness / Banking

It is one of the easiest sections of the Mains Exam. All you need to cover Current, Banking (Economy) & Static news of last 6 months (Feb to 7th July). To score maximum marks (30+) in this section, make a habit of reading & revising the news on a regular basis. Just divide the topics & plan your schedule to cover all the important news.

Please try to cover news from different topics, which are mentioned below –

(i) Banking & Financial Awareness – Banking Terminology, Recent RBI News like – Monetary policies, Important guidelines, SBI Bank in News, ICICI Bank in News, Committees, etc.

(ii) Current Affairs – National + International News, Sports News, Awards, Summits & Conferences, Schemes, Agreement & Deals, etc.

(iii) Static GK – Parks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Mountains, Temples, Stadiums, Airports, etc.

How you can cover GK in 15 days – Please try to wake up early in the morning at 6 am & try to study GK section for at least 2 hours a day. Read it & make a note of important events & news. Revise it on the same day, this exercise will make you master in this section.

2. Data Interpretation & Analysis

DI has always been the most difficult section in the SBI PO exam. Most of you may be comfortable in this section but never be over confident which may harm you in exam. If you are weak or average in this section then make a habit of practicing this section on a regular basis.  Just plan your schedule to cover all the important topics.

Please try to practice different topics, which are mentioned below –

Pie Chart, Table Chart, Bar Graph, Caselet(Paragraph DI), Line Graph, Mixed Graph, Probability & Data Sufficiency

How you can prepare for DI section in 15 days – All you need to plan a daily schedule to practice all the different topics of this section. After completing GK section, you can move to this Section from 11 am & try to practice for at least 3 hours a day. You can practice different topics accordingly –

Practice 2 sets of 5 Questions on each DI on a daily basis. After practicing, analyze your score & mistakes which you have made during the practice.  This exercise will give you an idea how to approach these topics in exams.

3. Reasoning + Computer Aptitude

Reasoning has always been the difficult section in SBI PO exam and we expect it to be the same this time too. Some candidates don’t know how to tackle this section and always start with the first questions or with puzzle type’s questions.

If you are weak or average in this section then make a habit of practicing this section on a regular basis.  Just plan your schedule to cover all the important topics.

Please try to practice different topics, which are mentioned below –

  1. Inequality
  2. Syllogism
  3. Puzzles
  4. Input Output
  5. Logical Reasoning
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Miscellaneous – Blood relation, Direction, Ranking, Alphanumeric Series, Coding Decoding.
  8. Computer Aptitude Questions

How you can prepare for Reasoning section in 15 days – All you need to plan a daily schedule to practice all the different topics of this section. After completing DI section, you can move to Reasoning Section from 4 pm & try to practice for at least 2 hours a day. You can practice different topics accordingly –

Inequality, Syllogism, Input Output, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous (Blood relation, Direction, Ranking, Alphanumeric Series, Coding Decoding) + Computer Aptitude

Practice 3 sets of 5 Questions on each topic on a daily basis. After practicing, analyze your score & mistakes which you have made during the practice.  This exercise will give you an idea how to approach these topics in exams.

Puzzles + Logical ReasoningAt least practice 3 different types of puzzles & Logical Reasoning Questions on a daily basis. This will make you confident in attempting difficult puzzles during exam in quick & smart way.

4. English Section

It is the most avoided and least prepared section. Many of you are comfortable with Reasoning and Quant section but always face difficulty in attempting English section. If you are weak or average in this section then make a habit of practicing English Questions on a regular basis.  Just plan your schedule to cover all the important topics.

Please try to practice different topics, which are mentioned below –

  1. Cloze Test
  2. ParaJumbles
  3. Fill in the blanks
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. Spotting Error
  6. Sentence Improvement

How you can prepare for English section in 15 days – All you need to plan a daily schedule to practice all the different topics of this section. After completing Reasoning section in the evening, you can move to English Section from 8 pm & try to practice for at least 2 hours a day. You can practice different topics accordingly –

Cloze test, Parajumble, Fill in the blanks & Spotting Error, Sentence Improvement – Practice 5 sets of each topics on a daily basis. After practicing, analyze your score & mistakes which you have made during the practice.  This exercise will give you an idea how to approach these topics in exams.

Reading Comprehension Practice 2 sets of RC on a daily basis. After practicing, analyze your score & mistakes which you have made during the practice.  This exercise will give you an idea how to approach this in exams. This exercise will make you feel confident before exam and you can score better in this section.

For Descriptive test- Before going to sleep, write a letter or paragraph on any topic or you can write on the Hindu Editorial Topic which you read in the morning. Must remember to use those vocab words which you have learned from A Unique Way To Learn Vocab.

To crack the SBI PO Mains exam, you need to be thorough in almost every subject. Practicing hard is the most important formula to get success in this exam. General Awareness is the vital part to crack the Mains. You should have a good motivator in your contact list to inspire you, motivate you and care you.

At last – 

 Don’t depress for failures,

Always believe in you,

SUCCESS is the greatest thing

GREAT things will take time.

All the best for SBI PO Mains Exam!

 

SBI PO Mains exam call letters are already out. Today I am going to provide step by step study plan to prepare for Mains exam.As you have avoid General awareness, computer and marketing during your preliminary exam preparation, it’s to focus on it. It is a marks rich section.

SBI Mains Study Plan

Day 1

Previous three month’s GK Digest
January, February, March, April, May and June
You cab supplement the above digests by monthly current affairs question banks.

Day 2

Marketing – Read basic marketing concepts. There will be 12-13 questions from Marketing. It is an easy part.
Most important Marketing topics
  • Basics of Marketing
  • Product life cycle
  • Phases of product development
  • BCG matrix
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Market Segmentation
  • Porter model
  • Du-pont model
  • 5 Ps and 5 Cs of Marketing
  • Difference between Marketing and Advertising
  • Types of Marketing
  • Branding
  • Marketing channels
  • Market leadership – Cost leadership, Differentiation
  • Types of markets

Day 3

There will be at least 12-15 questions from Computer awareness section. It will be the easiest part.

Important chapters :-

  • Basics of computers
  • Generations of Computers
  • Generations of computer languages
  • Hardware devices
  • Computer network
  • Internet threats

Day 4

Data Interpretation was toughest part in previous exam.

Practice at least a dozen of all the following types of questions :-

  • Tables
  • Pie – Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Line Graphs
  • Double diagram sets
  • Radar diagrams

Day 5

Practice Seating arrangement, Series, Syllogism, Machine input output chapters

Day 6

Read Vocabulary list

Revise English Grammar rules

Day 7-8-9

Descriptive paper is a decision maker in many case. You need to learn every question type.
  • Learn formats of letter writing.
  • Practice Precis writing.
  • Read few essay writing samples

Day 10-11-12

Take at least 5 full length practice. I will start sharing full length practice papers within next 2 days.

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