English is one of the most important sections in the SBI PO Mains Exam 2020-21 that is scheduled to be held on 29 January 2021. The English language section consists of 35 questions of 40 marks for which the candidates are given 40 minutes of duration. This section can be tricky and time-consuming because of the lengthy reading comprehension the candidates are required to follow a good strategy while attempting the English language section in the SBI PO Mains Exam 2020-21. While preparing for the English language section candidates must cover all the important topics on which the questions in this section are based. In this article, we will be discussing the important and expected English topics for SBI PO Mains Exam 2020-21 that the candidates must prepare to score maximum marks in the examination.
Important English Topics For SBI PO Mains
In order to score maximum marks in the English language section of the SBI PO Mains Exam candidates must prepare themselves with the important topics on which the majority of the questions are based. Let us now look at the important topics that were asked in the previous years and the number of questions that were based on them:
Important English topics asked in previous years
|English Language Section-Topics||SBI PO Mains 2019||SBI PO Mains 2018||SBI PO Mains 2017|
|Spotting errors/sentence zeros/improvements||–||–||10|
|Vocabulary Based (Identify Synonym/Antonym)||–||1|
|Sentence Completion/Sentence Improvement||–||10||04|
Now let us look at these important topics in detail to know what kind of questions are based on them:
The reading comprehension passages can be based on different topics like banking, finance, and the economy. Although the reading comprehension topic is easier than the others it is time-consuming so the candidates are advised to keep track of the sectional time while attempting the reading comprehension topic/questions
Error sporting is a very important topic in the English language section which requires the candidates to have clear basics of English grammar. If the candidates have ample practice and thorough knowledge of English grammar then it is advised that they attempt these questions first as they are less time consuming and can fetch the candidates good marks.
Even if the candidates do not have a good hold on the English language section, the questions of para jumbles can be solved easily as it doesn’t test your grammar or vocabulary. Candidates have to find the right connection between two parts and mark the correct option keeping the time limit in mind.
After attempting the error sporting candidates must attempt these questions first as they are less time-consuming. Candidates have to just choose the option that suits the blank in the best possible way.
This is a very important topic for the English language section. It is less time consuming as well as a scoring topic if the candidates prepare for the English language section well. The basic trick to ace this section is by reading the paragraph carefully.
Questions like: antonyms and synonyms are part of vocabulary-based questions that frequently appear in the English language section of the SBI PO Mains Exam. In order to excel in this topic, candidates must have a good vocabulary skill.
Sentence completion/sentence improvement
Sentence completion/sentence improvement can be a time-consuming topic if the candidates do not have a good hold of English grammar and vocabulary. With good preparation, this section can be solved easily but sometimes it creates confusion. Candidates are advised to practice the English language section and all the important points to manage speed and accuracy parallelly.