SBI PO 2020: How to Crack it in the First Attempt

The landscape of competitive examinations in India has seen a number of ups and downs in the post COVID 19 times. From delays to cancellations, we have seen it all. India conducts a number of well known competitive exams that can potentially kickstart the careers of thousands and lakhs of students from all over the country. From engineering to medical science to even law and B school aspirants, there are many exams that can helps students enter the best institutions, colleges or universities in the country, depending on one’s score and ranking. The various competitive exams include JEE for engineering, which can be taken as JEE mains or even IIT JEE for entry into the best engineering colleges in India. Medical entrance exams or NEET are also held regularly. Further, ICAI exams for law college entrance examinations can help you become a lawyer if you have plenty of logical reasoning and a way with words. Getting into IIM or any other B School would also be possible with entrance exams for MBA aspirants.

Aspirants who wish to clear their SBI PO 2020 exam in the first attempt, should continue reading this article. It is widely recommended to plan strategies and start the preparations without waiting for the notifications about the exams. In this way you will solve more and more mock tests and become familiar with the kind of questions that come repeatedly.

Sometimes it’s even difficult for people who work to manage time and give their entire attention towards it. Until one balances both it is really a tedious job to achieve the result. So, it’s always good to start preparing even before the dates are out. It gives you enough time to focus on the necessary topics.

The Preparation Tips for SBI PO 2020:

SBI PO 2020 is conducted in three phases, Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercise and Interview. Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying marks to qualify each stage of selection.

  • Know SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern
  • Check the previous years’ question papers
  • Brush up the basic skills
  • Revise through short video tutorials
  • Build a section-wise strategy to attempt the exam
  • Analyse mock test and identify weak areas
  • Read newspaper daily to increase your General Knowledge skills
  • Practice regularly the Numerical Ability and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Do not do guesswork to avoid negative marking

Some of these points are explained below in detail.

Plan your strategies for the preparation

SBI PO often maintains the level of exam. It is really important to plan your preparation. You should keep in mind that its not going to be an easy level exam.

Cover topics wisely- for all subjects.

Understand the topics and choose them wisely. Segregate them and start comparing it to the previous year question papers.

Be clear with concepts

Candidates must be clear with the concepts. The standard of SBI PO syllabus is of graduation level. Candidates can clear their basic concept of Quantitative Aptitude and rules of grammar from their high school books.

Be updated with the current affairs.

These exams are filled with general awareness and current affairs. At least try to cover important current affairs of the last 6 months.

Analyse previous question papers and cut-off marks.

Make yourself a timetable/a schedule. it is not important to cover all the topics for scoring well.

Learn shortcuts

Candidates learn shortcuts of solving questions. Since there are sectional timings, learning shortcuts will help candidates to attempt maximum questions in less possible time.

Practice more mock tests and find time for revision.

Make an evaluation table of marks after every test. Analyze the more vulnerable themes, revise it. This will assist you with being certain. The quality of preparation will be productive for the SBI PO 2020.

Section wise SBI PO 2020

Quantitative Aptitude

Candidates must focus on questions based on Simplifications, Approximations, Missing and Wrong Number Series, Data Interpretation, Quadratic comparisons. Practice these regularly to make sure you get through. The questions are very coherent in nature.

Reasoning Section

The Reasoning section offers great degree for score maximization Symbols and Puzzles (Linear Arrangements, Circular Arrangements, Distribution and Comparison) are the major areas of attention. Questions in this section test an up-and-comer’s capacity to adhere to a set of complex instructions. Questions on Input-Output and Data Sufficiency for the most part figure in the Mains, but the candidates must be alert as they may be asked in the prelims as well.

 English Language

Questions are posed from Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, FIBS, Para jumbled, Grammar (Error identification, Phrase replacement), Word interchange, Match the Clause and Incorrect usage form important components of this section. The questions posed in the prelims test are a lot simpler than the mains test. Brush up on the punctuation and improve the jargon by understanding day by day. It is probably the easiest section to crack.

Computer Aptitude

To improve the computer aptitude section, candidates need to know the fundamental knowledge about compute software and its hardware. The vital topics will be included in the computer section are computer basics, operating systems, LAN and WAN, Basic MS office, and more.

General Awareness

For this particular section, the appearing candidate must read the news paper and magazines. They should watch news every day to be aware of the general surroundings. Indian economy, Marketing, Awards and Honours, Indian Constitution, Banking, Agriculture, Sports, and others are the topics candidates should focus on. Candidates must give importance to Banking terminologies.

Apart from all of the above, it would be imperative for the candidate to also have a good hold over logical reasoning. This skill is pretty much a part of all competitive exams in the country and also around the globe.

While you are waiting for the exams to happen, you would also do well to follow the updates on various portals and keep in touch with a proper career counsellor online so that you can be sure where you are going. The education and hiring reforms would also help in making competitive exams more well structured even as the criteria for hiring is all set to see many changes. Keep these in mind while you sit for the exams.

About Aparajita Patekar

Aparajita Patekar is a young writer from And All Publishing, who is also a student of English Literature. An avid reader and a rider, she strikes a fitting balance between the indoors and the outdoors. Her keen insight and eye for detail shines through when she writes for the education and travel sector.

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