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How To Prepare for the SBI PO Mains 2017?


SBI PO Mains 2017 Preparation

SBI PO Mains 2017 Peparation:

SBI PO mains is a little difficult when compared to SBI Po prelims. The SBI PO mains exam commence on 4th June 2017. The number of sections in the SBI PO mains is more when compared to that of the the SBI PO prelims and it is important to cross the expected cutoff for SBI PO Mains 2017. There are 4 sections, which consists of English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude, General / Financial Awareness. The following gives you a detailed pattern of the SBI PO Mains exam Pattern, Different topics that are covered from different Sections and the mark split up for each topic. 

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern:

Unlike the prelims pattern, there is separate time allotted for each section and the difficulty level of each section will be higher when compared to the level of the SBI PO prelims.

Name of the Section

No: of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

Data Analysis and Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

Total

155

200

3 hours/180 minutes 

How to Prepare for the Data Analysis and Interpretation Section of SBI PO Mains 2017:

Practice questions on Data Interpretation asked in SBI PO 2017 on your mobile

The topics for the Data Analysis and Interpretation section of SBI PO mains 2017 and the expected number of questions from each topic is listed below: 

Topics

Expected number of Questions

Data Analysis and Interpretation – Line graph(double or single), Bar Graph(double or single), Pie Chart(double or single), Caselets, Missing DI and Tables

20 questions (4 sets with 5 questions each)

Quadratic Equations

5

Data Sufficiency

5

Probability

2

Time and Work

3

Miscellaneous (Percentages, Partnerships, Profit and Loss, Simple interest and Compound interest, Mensuration, Geometry, Ages, Averages, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Allegations , Time, Speed and Distance, Boats and Streams, Permutation and Combination)

Optional

Preparation Tips:

  • Read the question Carefully, DI will always have a mixture of easy, medium and difficult questions. Practicing wide range of questions will help you identify the easy ones and the difficult ones.
  • Data Interpretation involves a lot of calculations from Averages, Fractions, Percentages etc.., Hence it is necessary to Interpret the data carefully before even calculating.
  • Work on the Speed. It will help you solve the questions faster. Don’t waste much time in learning shortcuts. Practice different set of questions and make your own shortcut.
  • Get exposed to all the kinds of DI questions that can be asked. There will be questions from bar chart, pie chart, tables etc.., Ensure that you practice as many questions from all these types.
  • Stop using calculators while you are practicing and start calculating by yourself. This will increase your speed and in turn will save time.

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude of SBI PO Mains 2017:

The Reasoning and Computer Aptitude section of the SBI PO 2017 consists of the following topics:

Solve Questions from the Reasoning section asked in SBI PO 2017 on your mobile

Topics

Expected Number of Questions

Seating Arrangement (Linear/Circular)

5 (1 set with 5 questions)

Puzzles

5 (1 set with 5 questions)

Input/ Output

5 (1 set with 5 questions)

Inequalities

5

Statements, Assumptions and Inferences

3 to 5

Coding and Decoding

3 to 5

Number Coding

5

Computer Aptitude

5

Blood Relations

Optional

Direction Sense

Optional

Data Sufficiency

3 to 5

Preparation Tips:

  • Start your preparation with topics that can easily get you marks. Also during the exam, ensure that you begin with questions from these topics and then move on to the other topics. Topics like Coding – Decoding, Inequalities, Syllogisms consume very less time for solving, so if you start with these topics, you will be left with more time to solve the other topics.
  • For Data sufficiency questions, reading the instructions clearly will help you most of the times. Good practice in this section will help you get through the questions from this section.
  • Concentrate more on Linear seating arrangement than on circular, Linear arrangement is easy compared to the Circular arrangement and Circular arrangement is confusing most of the times, so you can ignore that part. Invest your time practicing different linear arrangement questions.
  • Refer to the previous year SBI PO question paper for the input/ output questions and solve similar kinds of question.

Computer Aptitude:

SBI has included Computer Aptitude questions instead of Computer Awareness in the mains exams of SBI PO. Questions on conversion from Binary to Decimal and vice versa will be asked in the Computer Aptitude Section.

Preparation Tips:

  • Practice number systems like Decimal number system, Binary number system, Octal number system and hexa decimal system.
  • Practice coded questions like a certain number is coded as an alphabet and vice versa and based on the set of directions given, you must decode the answer.

English Language of SBI PO Mains 2017:

The English language of the SBI PO Mains 2017 consists of the following topics:

Topics

Expected Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension

13 (2 sets)

Antonyms and Synonyms

7

Odd ones out ( Find the odd sentence that doesn’t fit the paragraph)

5

Statement Fillers

5

Paragraph completion (Find the statement that could be the last sentence of a paragraph)

 5

Cloze test

Optional

Parajumbles

Optional

Spot the Errors

Optional

Preparation Tips:

  • Reading Comprehension is a good way to score high marks. However, constant practice is necessary in order to score high in this topic.
  • Read on a daily basis. Set time and solve as many passages as possible. Look out for the pattern that had been repeatedly asked in the SBI PO exam.
  • Cloze test is the easiest to score among all the topics in the English language. Reading on a daily basis and solving a lot of questions will help you get all the questions of this topic right.
  • You must be aware of the most basic grammar rules in order to solve spot the errors. Look out for the most repeated and the most important grammar rules that are repeatedly asked in the SBI PO exam and focus more on the same.
  • Once you have practiced enough on the above topics, you can choose to ignore para jumbles as it is time consuming and difficult.

General Awareness:

General Awareness section is considered to be the difficult of all by most of the SBI PO aspirants. However, with the right material in hand and constant preparation you can easily cross the sectional cut off for the same. 

Topics

Current Affairs

Banking Awareness

Sports

Science and Technology

Awards and Honors

History

Economics and Indian Economy

Polity

Geography

Miscellaneous (Countries, Capitals and Currencies, Diseases, Regulatory bodies, culture)

A detailed preparation guide on how to prepare for the General Awareness section can be found in this Article. You can start your preparation for the SBI PO mains with the India’s best SBI PO Course and crack the SBI PO Mains 2017.

All the Best!


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