Hello guys, Today we will discuss on How to prepare for SBI PO exam. Although it seems to be one of the toughest banking exam ever and after the sudden inclination in difficulty level of questions, many of the aspirants have lost hope for SBI PO exam preparation but Still you have enough time to prepare for this exam and crack it successfully. SP give me you 5 minutes to read these Golden rules to crack SBI PO exam.
Few of you might have joined coaching institutes but you will continue preparing even after reaching home right?
So here are some tips on preparing for SBI PO exam from home.
1.Create a proper Time Plan
I have got many emails like aspirants asking I am a working person and I get very less time for preparation, so I will be able to crack it or not?? If yes, then How can I prepare for it ?
So If you are a working person and you reach home late, Then devise a plan according to the time you have in hand.
- Set aside at least 2 hours daily after your dinner for preparing(difficult but not impossible).We know this could be taxing after a day`s work but there are only less no. of days remaining for the exam.So don’t look at the difficulties but rather focus on making use of the available time.
For all those who aren’t working & prefer self-study, make use of morning time to study as you will be fresh.
Don’t postpone today`s chapters for tomorrow.Whatever happens, stick to the plan and always motivate yourself for the study.
2.Clear you basic concept first
There is no point in trying out problems from previous year solved papers or memorising the answers.Your mind will go blank if you forget even a single step.Therefore do not by heart the questions.
Understand the concept used in solving a specific question so that you are able to answer similar problems.
For this, you would need books that take you through the various models and explain the methods used in arriving at an answer.
I suggest candidates who are preparing from home to have at least 1 guide & 2 practice books.
3.Analyse your strength and weakness properly
Be it SBI PO exam or any other tests, Knowing your strengths & improving it will help you during last minute preparations.
To be honest, it will be difficult for beginners to learn a new topic in less time unless you are fully devoted.How many are able to command such unparallel attention is doubtful.What to do now?
- Start preparing from the topics that you have some idea.Check the syllabus and write down the topics in which you are good. Practice those and make sure you can score from those chapters whatever may be the questions.
- Make sure you are completely confident in those chapters that you will never go wrong while answering them.
Negative marks could be awarded for every wrong answer & you may not attend questions that you are not sure of
So why waste time in preparing a chapter that is very new to you.
So the most clever thing to do is increase your accuracy level in the exam by improving your existing knowledge.
If you are very interested to explore other topics, you can do so BUT know where to stop.Don’t break your head in trying to learn 10 days before the test. It will only make you more nervous.
4.Never Stop doing practice
As you know, for any exam preparation we need dedicated effort and continuous practice. So don’t stop doing practice . Give you best and prepare hard for one month and live the rest life like a boss. What I mean is The more you practice, more are the chances of cracking SBI PO exam.
5. Go for Online test
Online mock tests are not only provides a real exam like interface but also displays detailed insights of your performance by suggesting your weak areas, time management, etc.We also have SBI PO online test section. We have free test. Give it a try here.
6.Learn tricks and shortcuts:
To improve you calculation speed and to clear fundamental ideas, you need to learn tricks and shortcuts. You can get video lectures on youtube. I have collected few best video lectures for you.
- Bank PO DI preparation shortcuts : Watch here
- Math faster calculation shortcuts : watch here
- Speed math challenge video : watch here
- English preparation tips : Watch here
- Reasoning preparation tips: watch here
7.Set a finishing date
Set a finish date on your mobile, calendar or put it on your table. By this date you should finish learning new concepts. It is important that you stick to this date. After this you can start applying what you have learnt and see your performance by giving mock tests, practice previous year papers etc.
8.Focus on Every section
I have already written a detailed guide for SBI PO descriptive preparation plan in previous post, so lets proceed to sectional subject wise preparation tips.
Quantitative Aptitude – Quantitative Aptitude should be given utmost importance at the time of preparation. Try practicing questions daily. Go through the concepts first and then solve problems. Make a note of important formulas, theories and corollaries. You should be thorough with tables, square roots and cube roots in doing calculations quickly. Quantitative questions are not difficult to solve, all you need is practice and speed to excel in this section.In SBI PO mains, you will get high-level DI, so Make sure to check tips to score max in DI section
Enrich your Vocabulary – Improving your vocabulary will help you a great deal in your English section. Questions on Synonyms, Antonyms and One-word substitution will become an easy nut to crack. This is the part which is not given due importance by students. Having a good vocabulary will do you no harm instead it will also help you in your Group Discussion and Interview round ( only if you wish to sweep others by your command on language and some flowery words.Buy Previous year English question book for better preparation and watch english tv series,movies in free time and read english news paper.
Reasoning- Practice questions on age, direction and distance, seating arrangement and Venn diagram. They are almost asked in every competitive exam. You should also work on your speed. Try learning or making your own short cuts to solved a particular set of question. This is the part where you can not cram anything. All you need to do is to apply your brain and get done with the question and that isn’t a difficult task
It is very much possible to crack the SBI PO exam just by preparing from your home itself.But to accomplish that – Believe in yourself & Take the first step from today. So wish you best of luck and I hope these SBI PO exam preparation tips will help you to crack the exam.
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