ALL ABOUT SBI PO 2017
Hello readers… You all might be busy in burning the mid night oil working hard for SBI PO. Sunshine here by presents to you a 40 days strategy to make you guys secure a seat in the lucrative service of probationary officer in State Bank of India.
The exam comprises of three stages namely:-
- Preliminary examination
- Mains examination
- Group discussion and interview
A) Phase – The preliminary examination consists of the following sections:-
|Sr. No.||Name of Tests (Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time|
Composite time of 1 Hour
You must take note that pre is just qualifying in nature and its marks will not be counted in the final merit.
B) Phase -Mains comprises of the following-
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks to be done in 3 hours and Descriptive Test for 50 marks allotted 30 minutes.. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
NOTE: 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.
C) Phase – Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR SBI PO
Now the biggest question that comes to the mind of every spirant is how much time to devote to each phase of the exam separately. Although the preliminary examination is just qualifying in nature, you people must be knowing that most of the candidates are screened out of the race in the preliminary examination itself. So you guys should not take it lightly at all. Thus I am dividing the time left for you accordingly for pre and mains separately. Though in this post I will be focusing on preliminary exam specifically.
40 Days Action Plan for SBI PO
The examination is scheduled to be held on 29th of April and 30th of April. So you people are left with 40 days at hand. Since both the 1st and 2nd phases are equally important you must divide the time accordingly.
Divide 40 days into three slots
|FIRST 10 DAYS||FOR BRUSHING UP THE BASICS|
|NEXT 10 DAYS||FOR PRACTISING QUESTIONS ON TOPICS LEARNED|
|REMAINING 20 DAYS||FOR DOING MOCK TESTS|
Strategy for FIRST 10 DAYS
Divide the number of hours available to you in time slots. Roughly you people need almost 8 hours daily
All you have to do is cover the following topics in Mathematics in the 10 days plan. Just do the basics of the following topics thoroughly.
|DAY 1 AND DAY 2||series
problem on ages
|DAY 3 AND DAY 4||ratio and proportion
|DAY 5 AND DAY 6||time and work and wages
pipes and cisterns
time and distance
boats and streams
|DAY 7 AND DAY 8||profit and loss
permutation and combination
|DAY 9 AND DAY 10||data sufficiency-
Next comes reasoning section. Here we go.
|DAY 1 AND DAY 2||blood relation
puzzle and seating arrangement
|DAY 3 AND DAY 4||coding decoding (new pattern)
order, ranking and direction
alpha numeric symbol sequence
|DAY 5 AND DAY 6||data flow diagram
syllogism (new pattern)
machine input and output.
|DAY 7 AND DAY 8||data sufficiency
|DAY 9 AND DAY 10||puzzle and seating arrangement
syllogism (old pattern)
Now comes the most feared section but easiest section rather. The two hours time allotted to English should be divided as follows:-
|1 hour daily||the hindu reading|
|1 hour daily||for learning the tits and bits of English grammar|
Guys always keep one thing in mind English is not a subject, its a language, the more you inculcate it into your daily routine the more easier it becomes. Go through the daily editorails of the hindu, do its hard word sand try to keep in mind what tenses and phrases has been used in it. try to use them in your day to day habit. 40 days means alot friends, it can change your life. in exam you are asked the practical application of the english you learned, and newspaper reading can do it for you.
Strategy for Next 10 DAYS
Devote 8 hours and divide them in time slots accordingly.
|2 hours daily||revision of the topics learned in the first 10 days|
|2 hours daily||mathematics – practice questions for the topics studied|
|2 hours daily||reasoning- practice questions for the topics studied|
|2 hours daily||English – practice questions for the topics studied|
Strategy for the remaining 20 DAYS
Divide it in slots of two day each
|day 1||pre mock paper –
3 papers daily of 1 hour each
|day 2||pre mock paper-
2 papers daily of 1 hour each.
1 full length mains paper of 3 hours
Remember you are supposed to do it alternatively for the remaining of 20 days. After doing mock papers take thorough solutions for them.
|1 hour daily||for current affairs and banking awareness along with computer.|
Overview of 40 days action plan
|FIRST 10 DAYS||BASICS|
|NEXT 10 DAYS||REVISION AND PRACTISE|
|NEXT 20 DAYS||MOCK TESTS , SOLUTIONS (along with general awareness )|
Always keep one thing in mind guys. The 40 days smart work done today will give you a career security for the next 40 years. Choice is yours. You don’t need just hard work you need smart work. You can write to us in the comments section regarding any queries.
ALL THE VERY BEST