Preparation Tips for the upcoming SBI PO Prelims

SBI PO Exam Pattern:

SBI has  done some major changes in SBI PO Exam pattern and SBI PO syllabus 2015. The exam pattern of SBI PO consists of three phases –

Phase-I –> Preliminary Examination

Phase-II –> Main Examination

Phase-III –> Group Discussion & Interview



The highlights of SBI PO recruitment’s preliminary test are

-          100 questions

-          1 hour time limit

-          Only sections

The objective paper will not have the GK/General awareness questions. So you can concentrate only on 3 core subjects.


Preparation Plan for Preliminary Examination: SBI PO Preliminary Preparation plan is quite detailed, elaborate and descriptive and it has in total of three subjects which as follows:

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

Tips for cracking each section are:



SBI PO verbal ability exam is tough when you compare with other competitive exams and this is the section where many aspirants are not able to score minimum cut off marks. As you all read English books, chat with your friends in English and of course watch English movies.  Most of the students face difficulty in this section. This is a mainly to determine candidate’s ability to pick out main ideas and significant details. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Grammar, Comprehension, Error Correction, Vocabulary and Synonyms & Antonyms. Apart from this study material, few tips :

  • Read English newspapers daily like The Hindu,Times of India,Economic Times etc.
  • Improve your vocabulary by knowing 10 new words everyday along with its Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Download this Superb App - Vocabulary-SBI,IBPS,BANKPO,CET
  • Watch good English news channels.
  • Can refer the book ‘Wren n Martin’.

If you have any doubts related to the preparation of SBI PO Exam 2015, you can comment your queries below and stay with us for the upcoming posts on SBI PO Exam.




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This section contains the basic mathematical questions. Before exercising such questions, it is better to go through the basic mathematical formulae and learn some short cuts to solve the questions in lesser time.  This section is extremely scoring and the right understanding of the problem can help the aspirants to sail through this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Number Systems, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Time & Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Problems on Ages, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Partnership and Data Interpretation.

Data Analysis and Interpretation contains Pie charts, Bar Diagrams and graphs. It is one of the time consuming concept and calculation intensive. So it’s better to do at least five questions of this type a day to speed up your calculations.

Learn Vedic Maths for quick calculations for this section.

Speed up your calculation and Learn Square up to 30 and multiplication tables up to 20 are some key points to score well in this section.




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Reasoning is a test of  our mental and problem solving ability. Reasoning is not like numerical skill where you learn some formula and solve question by applying that formula. Understand the question before solving it. Time management is the key for this section.If stuck,move on. You have to be very careful while answering these questions. Practice similar questions from previous model papers or previous year’s exam papers are the key to do well in this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Seating Arrangements, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Conclusions, Directions, Blood Relations, Analogy, Classification, Series problems, Missing Characters, Odd Man out, Ranking Test, Data sufficiency, Assumptions and Directions. Non-Verbal is the toughest of all.

Which questions you have to attempt first –

It’s better to attempt first those questions on which you are very confident and you can attempt in a minimum time. Please do not start with Seating Arrangement/ Puzzle type’s questions because once you stuck in these questions, you will lose your valuable time.






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