SBI PO MAINS EXAMINATION 2018: Last Minute Preparation Tips


SBI PO Mains examination 2018 will be held on August 4, 2018. Below are few quick tips to prepare for the examination in the 11th hour.

SBI PO Mains Examination 2018: Last Minute Preparation Tips

Dear Candidates

SBI PO Mains examination 2018 will be conducted on 4th August 2018. So, you have only a few days left for the most coveted exam in the Banking Industry. Each and every second is now very crucial. In this blog, we will share with you the strategy of clearing SBI PO in 2 days, devised by Previous SBI Toppers.

Today we will do a comprehensive analysis of what you should do in the last 2 days of your exam so that you get selected for the exam.

SBI PO Mains Examination 2018 Last Minute Preparation Tips

1. Get well versed with the exam pattern

At this stage when each and every second is very crucial for you in terms of preparation it is very It is very important that you are aware of the SBI PO Mains exam pattern. This will help you in distributing your time to each section. Below is the Exam pattern for SBI PO MAINS 2018.

Mains Objective Test Exam Pattern: SBI PO Exam Pattern

Section No. of Qs Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min
General Awareness about Economy/Banking 40 40 35 Min
English Language 35 40 40 Min
TOTAL 155 200 3 Hours

Exam Pattern of the Mains Descriptive Test: SBI PO Exam Pattern

The descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks assigned to the test of English Language. You will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay. You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.

 The Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

2. Keep Negative Marking mind

SBI PO Examination has one-fourth negative marking negative marking for each question answered wrong. There is no negative marking if the question is left. Practice previous year papers to get habitual with the exam pattern. This will help you with solving maximum questions with accuracy. Below is the link to the previous paper of SBI PO Examinations.

Previous Year Paper for SBI PO Examination 

3. Note Down all Formulas

Write the formulas in a sheet of paper and paste it above your study table. This will help you in quick revision of formulas every time you look at the sheet. Memorizing formula thoroughly will help you save your time during the main examination.

4. Do not study anything new

The most important thing is DO NOT study any new thing now. This will put an extra load on your already tired brain.  Revise the topics you have already completed once. You can check the syllabus to know the weight each section and topic has. This will again save your time from juggling between topics.

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2018 for Mains Exam

There are 5 sections in SBI PO MAINS Examination: Reasoning, English Language, Data Analysis, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, Computer Aptitude. The complete syllabus is discussed below:
Data Analysis Tabular Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Radar Graph Caselet, Missing Case DI, Caselet DI, Data Sufficiency, Probability, Permutation and Combination,
Reasoning Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making
English Language Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Word Association, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks
General/Economy/Banking Awareness Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Static Awareness, Banking and Financial Awareness
Computer Aptitude Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating System, Networking, Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies

5. Do not stress yourself

Practise stress relieving techniques for keeping your body and mind stress-free. You will be able to focus more on your exam if you are stress-free. Sleep well, eat well, relax.

All the best fromTeam


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