How to prepare for the upcoming SBI PO Exam?

How to prepare for the upcoming SBI PO Exam?

SBI PO exam is conducted by the State  Bank of India to recruit candidates as Probationary Officers into the banking domain. The exam is conducted annually and the notification for the SBI PO exam is released at their official website. Every year a large number of candidates apply for the bank exams to get recruited into the banking domain and such, the level of competition remains high.

A job in the government sector is considered highly prestigious because of all the perks and benefits provided by it. Since the level of competition usually remains high in the government exams, candidates often find it difficult to crack it in the very first attempt. They are advised to follow some smart preparation strategy while preparing for the upcoming government exams.

The SBI PO 2020 notification is expected to be released by April. Aspirants who are appearing for the upcoming bank exams are advised to kick start their preparation soon.
Given below are the tentative dates for SBI PO exam 2020.

SBI PO Exam 2020
Events SBI PO ExamDates (tentative)
Release of official notification April 2020
Release of SBI PO Prelims Admit Card June 2020
SBI PO Preliminary Exam July 2020
Release of SBI PO Mains PO Admit Card August 2020
SBI PO Mains Exam August 2020
SBI PO Interview September/October 2020

Before starting with the bank exam preparation, it is very important for the candidates to have a clear understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus. Doing so will help the candidates to get a better understanding of the level of examination.

SBI PO 2020 – Exam Pattern

The SBI PO exam is conducted in four phases namely: Prelims, Mains, Group Discussion and Interview.
Candidates need to clear the SBI PO prelims exam to appear for the mains examination. The table below gives an idea about the SBI PO exam pattern:

SBI PO Exam Pattern
SBI PO Prelims Subjects Number of Questions Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
SBI PO Mains Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
General & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English (Descriptive Test) 2 50 30 minutes

Candidates who are aspiring to crack the upcoming bank exams are advised to follow the below instructions for their preparation.

Study tips for SBI PO 2020

Given below are some of the important preparation hacks for the upcoming bank exams.. Following these tips regularly will help the candidates to crack any government exams easily.

  1. Proper distribution of SBI PO syllabus Candidates are advised to distribute the entire syllabus so that they can cover every topic within the stipulated time. Candidates are also advised to give more weightage on the important topics. They can also take up SBI PO Mock Tests to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Attempting Mock Tests & Previous Year Papers There are several bank exam mock tests that are available online. Taking up these mock tests and last five previous years’ papers will let the candidates in understanding the level of examination.
  3. Read Daily Newspapers & Current Affairs Topics General Awareness is an important section in many government exams. Reading the newspaper every day will help the candidate to be familiar with the latest general awareness and current affairs topics of the world.
  4. Learn Important Formulas And Tricks Candidates are advised to make a separate notebook to list down all the important formulas and topics. Regular revision of these formulas will help the candidate to score well in the upcoming bank exams.

Based on the above-mentioned strategy, candidates can start focussing on the specific government exam patterns and finish their preparation before the exam date.

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