Important Tips to Prepare for SBI PO Exam 2015
There are many candidates that are participating in SBI PO examination 2015. They should start their preparation from now itself so that they can perform well in the examination. Here are some tips suggested below that will help you in qualifying SBI PO examination 2015.
Pattern of SBI PO Exam
SBI PO 2015 examination will be held in two stages. Stage I will be a written examination and stage II consists of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The candidates who have qualified stage I will only be appearing in stage II. The written examination of stage I consists of MCQ type questions of 200 marks and a descriptive test for 50 marks.
The 1st stage MCQ type test consists of following sections.
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
- General Knowledge, Marketing and Computers
- English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
The descriptive paper check the writing skills of the candidates and consists of short presic, letter writing, essay etc.
Important Tips to prepare for SBI PO Exam
- The examination has negative marking, hence you should only answer those question you are sure about.
- The English language section consists of unseen passages, antonyms, synonyms, fill in the blanks, understanding vocabulary, finding the error in a statement, jumbled up questions.
- For English language section revise the grammar portions from 10th and 12th standard books.
- To prepare for GD and interview you should listen to news and practice speaking English.
- Prepare well for GK, computer knowledge, current affairs, banking knowledge, operating system and marketing as it is the most scoring section.
- The data analysis and interpretation will test your mathematical and analytical skills.
- The common questions for data analysis and interpretation are based on fraction, time & work, profit & loss, simple interest & compound interest, area, time & distance, number system, ratio & proportion, percentage, problems on ages, averages etc.
- To prepare for data analysis and interpretation practice calculation, revise maths formulae, charts, graphs, tables and increase your speed of attempting questions.
- The reasoning section tests your logical thinking and problem solving skills. This section is little confusing, hence completely understand the questions before attempting it.
- Most of the questions of reasoning section based on syllogism, statement & conclusion, blood relations, classification, missing characters, ranking test, assumptions, seating arrangements, coding-decoding, direction, analogy, series problems, odd man out, data sufficiency and direction etc.
- Reasoning section is time consuming also, hence if you are not able to answer some questions from this section so move on to other section and get back to it later on.
- You should practice numerous puzzles, analogies etc. as many you can do.
- You can also practice previous years question paper to get an idea about the examination pattern.