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SBI PO : How to Start Exam Preparations

Published on Thursday, May 05, 2016
Hi readers,
SBI is the dream employer for all of you. All of you were eagerly waiting for SBI PO notification, finally it's out. Today I am going to help you to start your preparations for the exam.
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Study Material

Why many intelligent students fails in bank exams ?

Because they don't know what to study and what not to study. To solve this problem I have prepared a bundle of notes

How to Start Preparations

Quantitative Aptitude

QT is the deal-maker for most of the successful students. If you have solved my "Repeated Questions ebook" without referring the answers, then you can easily attempt 90% of the questions with high accuracy. Time management is the key to success in this section.

Best technique to crack this section is - Use less paper and more Brain. Most of the successful students could solve any question in Quantitative Aptitude section within 1 or 2 steps. Making estimates of calculations is not a bad habit at all, just do it because all the successful students did this. 

My Tip

Try to solve QT questions without using pen and paper. Practice this technique everyday for 30 minutes. You will feel improvement.



This is the most time consuming section in the exam. I have shared many shortcut techniques in my "Reasoning Shortcuts" ebooks, this book will help you solve the questions quickly. 

Patience and control on your emotions is the key to success in this section. If you have started solving a big puzzles then calm down, it will take at least 10 minutes to solve. If you are running out of time then don't attempt a puzzle. 



Most of the intelligent students from Bihar and Jharkhand region fails because to study everything in Hindi and they aren't comfortable with English. That's why I recommend all of you to study everything in English, make it a habit. I know Hindi is our national language but there is no Hindi language section and English is our official language now. All the bank documents and communication are made in English.

Start reading an English newspaper, that's the key to success.

It's really easy to 



  • Focus on Preliminary exams first
  • Don't be over-confident and start preparations for Mains exam
  • Read Current Affairs daily, follow GK Digest Android Application.
  • Expected cutoff based on trends is around 48-53. Frame your exam strategy according to this expected cutoff.
  • Getting a membership of a Test series is good move but attempt 5-6 full length mocks in the last week of your preparation. 

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
English Language

1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude
Candidates who clears Preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for Mains exam. Marks secured in Preliminary exam will not be considered in Final score for selection.

Target score

Your target score should be 60.
Making a target makes it easy to reach your goal. 60 is a very good score while 49-51 is the expected cutoff for General.

Model papers

Download model papers from this page

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