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SBI PO Preparation From Scratch (2019-20)


This is one of  the  competitive exam. More the  tough exam  better the opportunity. So to grab this opportunity student should do hardwork in order to achieve success. First they need to understand the syllabus then analyze that then go to the further step.

Section-wise Tips for SBI PO Exam

SBI PO Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude/Maths

  • First of all Learn all mathematical formulae

  •  Then, Solve Previous years questions

  • Solve  mock Test

  • Formulae should be on fingers tip

  • Practice  is the main key

This section  is all about calculations. So you have to work on your  speed because there are so many questions  which are to be solved in the limited time.

  • Knowledge of Tables from 1 to 20

  • practice at least 2 Mock Tests regularly

  • Practice, Practice ,Practice

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Quantitative Aptitude Strategy

This section is not not as math but you have a good knowledge and skills to solve this section

  • This section takes a majority of the time that you save  for all the sections.

  • the students need to target a section and try to answer about 25 correct answer

  • never stuck on any question If the students are sure about the answers, go ahead

Preparation Tips for the English Language

  • important topic likes one-word substitution,  idioms, and phrases, synonyms, and antonyms

  • Practice, Practice, and Practice

  • Do  Mock Tests

  • Solve Previous year question papers regularly

  • Focus on Grammar

  • We can say that the grammar section is easiest

  • Is student  have a clear concept , they can easily score  a good marks.

  • the students can save time for the rest of the sections if they do well

the golden tip for english


  • read the comprehension slowly. If you read it slowly you will understand the context by this  you will score well on the paper

Preparation Tips for  General Awareness


  • It is a very scoring section

  • Important topic like  banking awareness, history, geography, political science,computer, etc

  • You have to know about all current affairs that have happened in the last 8-10  months

  •  This section can be prepared with the help of newspapers or books.

  • Try to understand the event just don’t  overflowing with dates

  • Don’t avoid this section.

Preparation Tips for Reasoning

  • candidates should play games which require for the reasoning

  • start  solving puzzles, the difficult ones

  • start reading  reasoning books

  • it  is the easiest one to prepare for.

  • the logical reasoning can be very tricky.

  • You should fast in making calculations.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The  Prelims is a 1 hour  exam where total 100 questions are asked.

  • The mode of examination  is online




No. of Questions



English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability







20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

60 minutes

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Mains examination is the next phase of SBI PO examination.

  • The candidates who cleared Prelims are eligible for mains

  • 3 hours test for 155 marks

  • If you clear mains you will have to go for GD.


No. of question


Reasoning and computer aptitude


60 mins

Data analysis and interpretation


45 mins

General awareness


35 mins

English language


40 mins



3 hours

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