SBI being the largest bank of India, is undoubtedly, one of the most reputed government institutions where every year, thousands of applicants apply for various posts it invites, through a competitive exam. Recently, SBI invited applications for recruitment to more than 1000 posts of POs (probationary officers) through a competitive exam only.
The famous notion spread across India, which implies that any government job is bliss; especially the one belonging to banking sector has garnered many applications for the posts invited by SBI. Since, the competition level is quite stiff, the odds to come out successfully become automatically slim. Though a sound grasp of current affairs, general awareness and a bit of conceptual understanding of topics asked in examination mixed proportionately well with calm nerves throughout the preparation phase are reasons MORE THAN ENOUGH for you to crack SBI Bank PO exams the next time you apply for them.
Most of you who are reading this blog might be familiar with the exam pattern for SBI PO post. The exam consists of two phases where phase 1 comprises an objective test and a descriptive exam and phase 2, Group Discussion and Interview. The objective test contains Multiple Choice Questions of 200 marks. Four sections will cover the questions namely: General Awareness, Data Interpretation, Reasoning and computer & marketing. The objective exam spans 2 hours.
The descriptive test comprises English Language section which lasts one hour where a candidate’s grip over English language is tested. Only upon clearing the Objecting and Descriptive test will a candidate be called for Group Discussion and Interview.
It might seem a tad bit complicated, though with certain tips and tricks given below, you would be able to crack SBI PO exam with ease.
Always make sure that you keep yourself updated with latest news happening around the world.
As SBI exam spotlights English Language more than anything else, it’s better if you starting working on your English speaking skills. Start from the basics; make sure that you don’t make grammatical errors. You could always use online grammar tests to increase your efficiency and know your loopholes. Plus, work on your vocabulary by reading editorial sections of newspapers and magazines. Never miss a day without reading Newspaper’s Editorial columns. They provide you with the best vocabulary usage.
Data Interpretation is mostly graphs and data analyzing. This section in the exam is quite complex and thus, a good practice worksheet is a pre-requisite for clearing it. There are many practice worksheets available in the market which you can easily practice from.
General Awareness section tests your awareness about the on-goings of the world. Again, reading newspapers becomes need of the hour. However, if you are into technology, then use it like a pro. Various news apps are available online, download them and get updates the entire day on your phone. And you might as well justify the idea of a smart phone.
And above all, divide your time sufficiently between all sections. Practice them with all your might and always make sure that you are confident enough to answer a question asked in the exam, otherwise don’t answer it. Negative marking alert!
If you don’t clear it the first time, fret not. Optimism is one of the many keys to success.