SBI PO 2019 Preparation Tips And Important Topics

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SBI PO Prelims 2019- Preparation Tips And Important Topics

The SBI PO 2019 Notification was released on 2nd April 2019, announcing 2000 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer In this article, we will bring you important topics on which you have to focus more to score 60+ in exam.

Before moving to preparation tips let’s first have a look on SBI PO exam pattern:-

Prelims Exam

Subject 
No. of ques
Marks
Duration 
English Language
30
30
20 min
Quantitative Aptitude
35
35
20 min
Reasoning Ability
35
35
20 min
Total
100
100
1 Hour

 

How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO Exam?

Topics
No.of ques.
Number Series
5 Questions
Simplification/Approximation
5 to 8 Questions
Data Interpretation
5-10 Questions
Inequality
5 Questions
Time and Work
1 to 2 Questions
Boat and Stream
1 to 2 Questions
Profit and Loss
1 to 2 Questions
Mensuration
1 to 2 Questions
Speed and Distance
1 to 2 Questions
Problems on Trains
1 to 2 Questions
CI & SI
1 to 2 Questions
Average
1 to 2 Questions
Pipe & Cistern
1 to 2 Questions
  • Start from simplification first.
  • Proceed towards Data Interpretation. As told earlier, this is literally a very strong zone. You can score higher on this particular topic.
  • Pick Inequality as your third chapter and then number series.
  • After this, clear the concepts from each individual topic found in the miscellaneous category.
  • Figure out the Quantitative Aptitude short tricks to solve the questions rather than approaching the traditional long methods. This will save a lot of time which is must for competitive exams.
  • If you find difficult to understand the quick magic tricks, then understand the basics first, and then try to solve with tricks. Learn the squares of numbers till 50 and cubes till 20 to speed your calculations.
  • As and when you clear your basics on each topic, pick the separate practice sheets of that particular topics only (topic wise sheets we mean) and solve every question. This will clear your doubts from every angle.
  • Don’t forget to join test series. Either joins some institute or give online test from your home, the choice is yours. This is a very must factor to crack any exam. You can win 80% victory in your hand just by giving test series only.
  • Practice regularly and avoid guesswork. Try SBI mock test papers for quantitative aptitude.
  • Check SBI Quantitative Aptitude previous year question papers and observe the kind of questions asked there. Solve them actively.

How to Prepare Reasoning ability for SBI PO Exam?

Topics
No.of ques
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement
15 Questions
Series (Numeric/Alphanumeric)
5 to 10 Questions
Inequality
2 to 3 Questions
Syllogism
2 to 3 Questions
Coding – Decoding
2 to 3 Questions
Input – Output
2 to 3 Questions
Direction Sense
2 to 3 Questions
Order & Ranking
2 to 3 Questions

Here examiner tests your basic reasoning skills and accuracy to solve logical reasoning problems too. So you should prepare like that. Follow these given rules it will help you to prepare logic in easy steps.

  • Always understand the question carefully before answering  it. Most of the answers are hidden in the problem.
  • You should have divided your question time type wise.
  1. Firstly attempt these issues which are easy and less time-consuming such as Classification/ Odd pair, Series Completion/ Analogy, Direction based tests/ Direction Sense Test, Number, Ranking & Time, Sequence Test, Alphabet Test/ Dictionary, etc.
  2. Now turns towards the Medium Difficulty Level Questions such as Syllogisms, Inequalities, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, etc.
  3. At last, Time Consuming Complex Questions like Seating Arrangement, Complex Puzzle, Floor Puzzle, Input-Output Machine, etc.
  • Logical reasoning questions contained with Data / Diagram, which is the central part of that question so take it seriously.
  • Knowledge of Direction (East, West, North, and South) is most important to solve path type questions.
  • You should be familiar with the sequence and number position of alphabets from A to Z.
  • Make short notes for SBI PO exam reasoning topics this is one of my best step for bank reasoning preparation. And also, write down all necessary formulas on a paper for last time revision.
  • Imagine the item in a 3D way like dice and paper collapsing. It will help in solving  SBI logical reasoning problems questions.
  • Try to answer more and more questions on mathematics problems this practice will save your time in the exam.

Improve your reasoning skills via practice as much as you can. Check some points below for boosting up your thinking skills. 

How to Prepare General English for SBI PO Exam?

Detail of topics and there marks (expected this year) are given below:

Topics
No.of ques
Reading Comprehension
5 to 8 Questions
Error Spotting
5 to 8 Questions
Cloze Test
5 Questions
Para Jumbles
5 Questions
Fill in the blanks
5 Questions
Sentence Improvement
5 Questions

Many of the students are unknown from English syllabus of SBI here you find proper topics you should prepare for English , And must complete each topic seriously one by one also take help of SBI previous year English question papers.

  • Vocabulary Questions ( homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation etc.)
  • Comprehension Questions deriving conclusion, theme detection, passage completion.
  • Grammar Portion – Spelling, sentence , set of rules active passive voice, indirect direct speech.
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Spotting Error Questions
  • One Word Substitution
  • Fill in the Blanks etc.

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