SBI PO MAINS 2019 Preparation Strategy | Important Tips


Days to sit and ponder are over, On the 20th of July 2019, students will be sitting in the examination hall, giving their best efforts for that one seat they were dreaming of. Now the question is what should you do to make sure that your efforts bear fruit. Well, we all know that strategic planning will ensure your success. For this Adda247 launched the study plan to help you through the exam preparation. We hope you are with us on that initiative. Dates of examination, as well as educational qualifications, are already being shared on Adda247. Moving on to next that how you should utilize these rest of the 18 days to make best out of the remaining time. 

Talking about your preparation for the Syllabus for the SBI PO Mains, three main subjects that you need to be excel at are Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
 for the mains examination of 2019.

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1. Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for a total of 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section. The section you have to prepare are discussed below. Let’s have a look:

Data Analysis & Interpretation:
The practice is the key to ace the section of Data analysis & interpretation. The basic concepts should be crystal clear and practiced on a regular basis, as for banking exams basic concepts will come in handy rather than tricks. Choose the questions wisely and try not to get stuck on a particular question for too long. Instead of trying to attempt the maximum number of questions, always try to focus on the accuracy when attempting the paper.
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:
Reasoning can be a tricky one to handle for most of the students. It’s important to solve questions and keeping a tab on the clock as well. Start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with the questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding-decoding, alphanumeric series, and other random topics. Reasoning can be a very good scoring subject if you get the hang of types of questions asked and the tricks that follow in similar questions. Try to start with puzzles that appear easy to be solved and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way. The computer section will need basic knowledge and do not forget to go through the basics once. Prepare well all the definitions and full forms.

English Language:
The English language is a challenge for some of the students and they might be getting cold feet thinking about the final days’ preparation. There is a vast syllabus and will require a stronghold on the grammar section. Reading comprehension should be attempted in a manner that the questions based on vocab and phrases are attempted first and then the questions that need a deeper penetration through the paragraphs. Then proceeding with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc. 
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness:

It is a section that will test your brain’s grasping efficiency. You will need to read and memorize all the
relevant data that concerns the economy, banking, and general awareness. This section will be like an easy breeze if you keep your preparation consistent. Adda247 provides “Daily GK Update” both in Hindi and English languages which has all the focus on the news that is important from the point of view of competitive examinations and that is likely to be asked in the SBI PO Mains Examinations. You can also read and learn from the Monthly Capsules provided by Bankersadda for both Current Affairs as well as Banking Awareness.

2. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). You will have to write a letter and an essay out of all the options that you will be provided. Stay in the word limit and do not wander-off from the theme.

Prepare your body as well as your mind to bear all the pressure of the day like a champ.

Divide the study hours accordingly:
Assign the study hours to the different subjects that will be asked in the examination equally. Remember not to prioritize a single subject in your study schedule, thereby giving the cold shoulder to other equivalently grave subjects. So, even if you are a dab hand at Data Analysis and interpretation, practice it daily like any other subject.
work on the mistakes of the past examinations:
Whatever you scored, and however you performed in the last exam is going to help you a lot. Aspirants think that failure is a setback when it is just one more test drive through the rough roads. You already got the hang of the type of question asked and the time taken by each type of question. So that you can manage your time better this time.
Do not forget the Revision:
You must be getting new information from all around you. People trying to help you by pitching new ideas and topics to ease your preparation are actually making it more challenging. Any new data you try to feed your brain as a booster is going to jam it. So, whatever you have learned till now, trust it and revise it thoroughly.
Make the mocks your best friend:
Fix a day and time, and give a mock test that simulates the real examination every day. Once you are used to giving such speed tests, any online examination no longer seems outlandish to you and you score fairly well.
Stress is your enemy, Stay Calm:
In the end, keep your confidence high and do not stress over the exam. The only thing that can save you is your revision and accuracy. Plan a smart strategy. Read every question carefully answer them within the allotted time. Eat well and don’t be the night owl. Rest and get enough sleep, especially in upcoming days.

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