How to Best Utilize 20 minutes in each Section In SBI PO Prelims 2020: What to Start and What to leave?

By the end of this month, the State Bank of India will be conducting the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020. The exam is scheduled to be held on 31st December 2020, 2, 4, 5th January 2021. Candidates appearing for this prelims exam a dubious on how we can utilize 20 minutes in each section and scored maximum marks in it. in this article, we will be discussing how the aspirants can utilize the sectional timings and ensure scoring good marks.

How to Utilize 20 minutes in each section in SBI PO Prelims 2020?

The SBI PO Prelims exam 2020 consists of three sections: English language (30 Questions), quantitative aptitude (35 Questions ), and reasoning ability section (35 Questions). For each section, candidates will be given 20 minutes of duration, which means that the candidate has to utilize those 20 minutes and stretch the score to maximum. What are the best ways to utilize these 20 minutes given for each section? What all the candidates have to attend first and what all to leave, let us discuss. Candidates have to attend first and what all to leave, let us discuss.

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What to attempt first?

Candidates have to prioritize those questions which, according to them are easier than others and can be solved without consuming much time. Let us have a look at what the candidates must attempt the first section wise:

Quantitative aptitude: This section can be calculative and lengthy, candidates need to choose questions that are less time-consuming and can be attempted easily. One of the major problems that the candidate faces in this section is while stressing over a single question. Candidates must manage their time effectively and work on the questions that can be solved easily.

English language section: Topics like fill in the blanks, para jumbles, close test are some of the topics that candidates can attempt easily and quickly without consuming much time. Other topics like reading comprehension and spotting errors can be attempted afterward as they are a bit more time-consuming and these questions might kill the time for other questions.

Reasoning ability section: This section is a bit time-consuming but topics like coding-decoding and blood relations can be solved without consuming much time if the candidates have a thorough practice of them. The rest of the topics can be attempted afterward as they require more time investment.

What to leave?

While giving the exam candidates always get stuck in a dilemma over a single question: whether they should keep on trying or leave that question unattempted? Sometimes the decision is feasible and sometimes it can cause them negative marking. Let us look at some situations in which candidates must leave the question that they are attempting:

  • If a candidate is unsure while attempting a question, about his/her, then the candidate might be on the urge of losing marks in it. It is always feasible to leave that question that might cause you negative marking.
  • A candidate always falls in a situation where he/she is Stuck at a question that is just killing time. This can hamper the candidate’s further attempts, that is why the candidate needs to leave that question and invest that time on other questions that can secure more marks.
  • If a candidate comes across a question that he/she has never read or is totally out of the concept then the candidate must leave that question without wasting any time. This will help the candidate save time, marks, and attempt other scoring questions.

Following the above points candidates can make sure that they manage time effectively. Time management in competitive examinations especially where sectional timings are given will not only prevent negative markings but will also help the candidates attempt each question with accuracy and proper time investment.