Friday, 26 April 2013

SBI PO : Last Minute Tips (Exam Strategy)

SBI PO is considered to be most coveted job among all PSU Banks among all aspiring Bankers. Recently, in the months of January, SBI had invited applications of the post of Probationary Officers (Total Posts = 1500) against which approximately 17 Lac candidates have applied. Looking at the selection probability of the exam which is approx 0.1 % (selection of 1 candidate out of 1,000), the competition is going to be really tough and it will not be easy for any candidate to sail through.

Written test for the above PO vacancies in SBI, will be held on this Sunday (28-Apr-2013). Sunday's exam will have two components -

1. Object test of 2 hours, which will consist of following 4 sections, each section of 50 marks -

(a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc)
(b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing and Computers
(c) Test of Data Analysis and Interpretation
(d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)

2. The Descriptive Test (50 Marks) with 1 hour duration will be of “Test of English Language (comprehension, short précis, letter writing & essay)”.

SBI PO Exam Strategy from Bank POwer:

Keeping in mind the tough competition, candidates should ensure that they go to the exam hall with full preparation and should avoid the slightest mistake in the exam. Essentially, candidates should keep in mind the following, while attempting the exam -

1. Go with a Plan: Candidates should go with proper plan - as in which section to attempt first and which section to attempt last and how much time should one devote on each section. It is very important that candidate stick to their plan (time wise) i.e. if you had decided that you will give 40 minutes to Reasoning section, you should stick to it. Reason for the same is - sometimes a particular section may be very difficult, and while attempting the same you may get carried away by devoting more time on that, it will mean that you will compromise on some other section by giving it a lesser time. You need to remember that there is a sectional cut-off in the exam and if a particular section is tough, it will be tough for everyone and hence cut-off for that section will be low.

2. Attempt Paper in 2 Rounds: You should attempt each section in 2 rounds. While attempting each section - first do the questions, for which you are sure and which can be done in less than a minute. Leave tougher questions for the second round. This way will be not miss any easy question in the paper and will be able to optimize the score.

3. Start with Easier Section: Suppose, you are more comfortable in a particular section, attempt is first. It will give you the confidence and set the pace for the exam. Attempt most difficult part in the end.

4. Do not get stuck on a Question: Never get touchy about any question and hence do not waste time if you are not able to crack it within 1-2 mins. We have seen, many candidates get stuck with questions like seating arrangement/puzzles in reasoning part and precious time on these. Never do that. If you feel that you might get stuck, leave it for second round.

5. Fill OMR sheet parallelly: Never leave filling of OMR sheet to be done at the end. Many times, we have seen that candidate is able to solve questions and when in the end it starts filling the OMR sheet, suddenly time gets over. It is very furstrating if you have solved the paper but due to mismanagement of time you are not able to fill it in OMR Sheet. Best strategy is to fill OMR sheet after completing each section.

6. Never give up during exam: Competitions like this are the tests of your nerves. You should go with a positive frame of mind to the exam hall and maintain the same throughout the exam. Many times, when candidates get stuck or find a particular section difficult, they give up. Never ever give up. Paper is not going to be easy for anyone and winner will be one who will hold the nerves till the end.

7. Be prepared for descriptive part: Descriptive Paper (consisting of 50 marks) is very crticial, as we have seen many candidates ignore it while preparing for exam. While writing the descriptive part one should keep in mind that, more then English language, candidates are tested for having their own opinion on a topic as well as presentation skills.

8. Take proper sleep: Candidates should take a proper sleep before the exam day and should have light breakfast before the exam.

Bank Power wishes you all the best. Good Luck! God Speed!

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks...

Anonymous said...

how to reach this address from uttam nagar metro station "GOVT.BOYS SR.SECONDARY SCHOOL
NO.2 BLOCK-C C-2 YAMUNA
VIHAR NEW DELHI - 110 053"
thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Thanks alot admin but exam s pahle wali night m nind hi nhi ati............

Anonymous said...

dwarika wali metro pakad k sidhe uttam nagar utar jaiye...

Mickyrules45 said...

Presis writing of the above article is:

""Bindass Hoke Exam Do"". Hehe

vinod sethi said...

go to shastri park metro station from isbt and then take the bus

Anonymous said...

Jai ho...............

Anonymous said...

thnx ... it has really boosted our morale..!

Anonymous said...

delhi university metro se bus le lio,971,259,234,235 phr yamuna vihar c block utar jaeo...
Ya phr kashmer gate metro se auto krlio 70rs lagenge..

Anonymous said...

thnx....god bless u admin . u r doing fab job for aspirants.......

deep singh said...

dhkan google navigation use kar na

Imran said...

Thanks admin, for giving last minute tips..

Anonymous said...

Thanks (நன்றி)

basavaraj gadadavar said...

Thanks a Lot Admin,,,,Will Crack it this time,,,,Thank You Again

Vicky kumar said...

MANY -MANY THANKS..............

Anonymous said...

good luck to alllllllll....................

Anonymous said...

not going 2 attend this time.have not made gud prep

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot

Anonymous said...

thanx admin

Anonymous said...

uttam nagar utarna nahi hai uttam nagar se to chadana hai bhai pahle sawal to pura padhle...........

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot admin

Anonymous said...

love u sir!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

when the SO score will be out.

Anonymous said...

expected cutoff for sbi po.
Whether they give weightage score or not?

Anonymous said...

thanx.........

Anonymous said...

What type of pencil use full for bank exam? I mean, bank authority notified that, "use only HB pencil". But, I think, if I use more dark pencil (i.e. - HB 2 or higher), have there any problem?

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot admin

Anonymous said...

thnxxx admin

Anonymous said...

thanku very much for the tip

Anonymous said...

SBI may 200 question hi rahengey na? hindustan paper may likha hai 250 question..pls reply..i m confused.

Vikrant Thakur said...

how many questions are ideal to attempt for gen candidates

shvmchndl said...

Hello every body... First of all good luck and wishes for the SBI PO exam on sunday. Next i want to tell to all the bank aspirants that banking sector is grooming day by day and therefore competiton is also increasing exponentially. For clearing the exam in such good competiton, you need to have good preparation. Therefore i want to shre with all of you this course specially for BANK PO RECRUITMENT EXAM/BANK PO JOBS/IBPS/CWE

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Anonymous said...

Expected subject wise cut off..

Anonymous said...

I also want to know about that,another guy was saying that there will be a new pattern of exam(eng=40,maths=40,rsng=40,ga=40,mkt+com=40,total 200),...................................plz admin confirm it plz,plz,plz,plz,plz,plzzzzzz...................

Anonymous said...

thnx admin...

Anonymous said...

Thanks admin....I will give my all effort ......no nest time.

Anonymous said...

I'll crack.....thank u admin......

Anonymous said...

even if you are not hungry than also you eat something ...than why not attempt this exam...
Best Of Luck..:)

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot admin

Anonymous said...

can some one tell whether there will be percentile marking in this exam also..????as is there in ibps exams......

Anonymous said...

i will also crack

Anonymous said...

I think I will be selected this time now...preparing for one good year only for sbi po...I completed solving all the previous questions..and keep myself updated with GK....
Guys..You can do it ..Never give up..

Anonymous said...

plzzz update sum lic aao ga questions

monika said...

thank u very much these useful tips ...and best of luck to all...

Rahul dev said...

i will select

Vishnu Gupta said...

Simple yar....
direct kashmiri Gate metro station
and Gate no-5 se bahar and then local auto or bus route no. -253 direct yamuna vihar

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much.....

Anonymous said...

Is it compulsory to affix photograph on call letter????

Anonymous said...

Yes it is......

Anonymous said...

really i appreciate your work.....specifically your last minute tips..gr8...people like u sld be der to encourage bank exam aspirants...
and my request is can u please add expected questions for gk ( not current affairs) for future exams...i.e day to day observations which relates to science and others like social,history,geography...it will be helpful if u post this .

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