State Bank of India (SBI) like every year will be conducting a nationwide entrance exam to fill out the SBI PO vacancies. The entrance exam is a part of SBI PO Recruitment 2020, and the number of applicants is high. To appear for this exam, the candidate should know the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and most crucial method to prepare for the exam. One can find the complete SBI PO notification and application process online. This will help in preparing the exam.

Moreover, for those who are appearing for the first time, they can check out SBI PO books available online. These books are for different subjects students need to appear and are authored by R.S Aggarwal, MK Pandey, Arihant, and others.

Preparing for SBI PO exam

A well-planned study can deliver a positive result and is crucial to appear for the SBI PO exam 2020. If you are appearing this exam for the first time, then you must follow below-mentioned pointers.

  • Familiarise yourself with the exam pattern

The SBI PO main exam consists of specific pattern with both objective type and descriptive type. The objective type is of 180 minutes and with total questions of 155. For every answer, there is a different sectional marking, and for an incorrect answer, 1/4 of marks is deducted. After the successful completion of the test, aspirants will need to go through the interview session. The interview section consists of Group Exercise and Interview with the 50 marks. Once you are aware of the pattern and syllabus, you need to set your preparation accordingly.

  • Read about SBI PO Exam Pattern

You need to get complete details about SBI PO exam pattern. Check the previous year’s exam analysis of SBI PO and questions papers set. You can even attempt for the same as a mock test. This test will help in gaining confidence to appear for the exam. Keep checking the online website to know the exam pattern.

  • Read about the Syllabus

SBI, in its PO 2020 exam, has removed the sectional cut off in the prelims as well as for the main exam. Instead, it has added the sectional time limit. Therefore, students now have to study each topic to make it to the merit list of SBI PO. Check the exam pattern of the previous year and syllabus added. Furthermore, you will also need to work on the speed while appearing for the exam. SBI PO prelims is a speed test, and you need to complete 70 questions in the mentioned deadline.

  • Conducting the Mock Test

Mock tests are the best way to prepare your mind for the exam. This helps in working on your speed and time management. Keep analysing your performance in every mock test you do. This practice will also help you with question selection in prelims exam. While practising the mock test, you can even attempt for the quizzes regularly if you want to improve your speed.

  • Use of Practice Books

There are many SBI PO books, which you can take assistance from for the practice purpose. Top publications and authors give you the complete insight of the subjects and syllabus author these books. Some of the books you can buy are- How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma,  Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal and few others. There are SBI PO practice books, General Awareness and Banking Awareness, SBI PO English Book and others. Clear all the basic concepts of the exam and keep revising for topics falling under English language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. Topics under these sections cover 60% of SBI PO Prelims syllabus.

Having a thorough understanding of the syllabus, finding out the weak points and regular practice will certainly work for you in preparing for the exam.

Hope these points make you understand ways to prepare for the SBI PO exam 2020. Get yourself updated about the application process, exam pattern and attending for the exam. Once you know these essentials and recruitment process, you can confidently appear for the exam.

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