SBI PO Preparation Tips by T.I.M.E 2019
Sanjana Surbhi, 29 May 2019, #SBI PO

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E 2019 - State Bank of India (SBI) will conduct the SBI PO prelims exam on June 8, 9, 15 & 16. After the exam get over T.I.M.E institute will release the SBI PO 2019 exam analysis. Candidates will be able to know the sectional weightage, marking scheme, difficulty level and sectional difficulty level of SBI PO 2019. By referring to SBI PO prelims exam analysis by T.I.M.E 2019, candidates can understand the nature and number of the questions asked. Though the exam analysis of SBI PO 2019 will be released after the exam, meanwhile, candidates can check the previous year’s prelims SBI PO exam analysis from the table provided below.

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SBI PO Previous Years Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E

SBI PO was conducted in different slots. The paper had a total of 100 questions and candidates had to complete the paper within one hour. Each correct answer was awarded 1 mark, while for each incorrect answer there was negative marking of 0.25. Last year, As per SBI PO Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E the over all difficulty level of the exam was Easy to Moderate.

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SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019

Sections

Number of questions

Duration

English Language

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

20 minutes

Total

100

60 minutes

Section-wise SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - English Language

Topic

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Sentence Starters

5

-

5

Phrase Replacement

5 – 6

5

-

Reading Comprehension

8

5

5

Identifying Gramatically correct sentence

-

5

5

Para Forming Questions

5 - 6 (6 sentences with first sentence fixed)

5 (6 sentences)

5 (6 sentences with first sentence fixed)

FIB


5 (One sentence with two blanks)

5 (One sentence with two blanks)

Error Identification

5

5

5

As per T.I.M.E exam analysis of SBI PO, this section was the easiest among the three sections in the exam. About 15-17 questions in the English section could easily have been solved in the 20 minutes allotted to this section.

Exam Analysis of SBI PO Prelims by T.I.M.E - Quantitative Aptitude

Topic

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Data Comparison

5

5

-

Quadratic Comparisons

5

5

-

Data Interpretation

10

14

10

Data Sufficiency

-

-

5 (2 statements)

Series

5 (Wrong no)

5 (Missing no)

5 (Wrong no)

Simplifications

-

-

5

Arithmetic questions

5

6

10

Approximations

5

-

-

The difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. The difficulty level was moderate, an attempt of around 16-18 questions within the allocated time limit of 20 minutes can be rated as good number of attempts.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - Reasoning Ability

Topic

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Sequence

-

-

-

Word Formation

-

2

-

Data Sufficiency

5 (2 statements)

5 (2 statements)


Input-Output

5

1

5

Comparison


2

3

Analytical Puzzles

12

15

24

Symbols & Notations

5

-

-

Coding-Decoding

5

5

-

Direction Sense

2

2

-

Blood Relations

1

3

3

As per SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E, the difficulty level of Reasoning Ability was moderate in nature. In this section, the questions were lengthy and time-consuming. Questions from puzzles were difficult in nature as compared to the exam that was held in 2017. Since the difficulty level was moderate, an attempt of around 14-16 questions within the allocated time limit of 20 minutes can be rated as good number of attempts.

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is final year student eligible to appear for SBI po examination 2020

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

Dear Arka, Graduation final year candidates can appear for SBI PO 2020 entrance examination provided their final year results would be announced on or before August 31st, 2020. In other words, if you will complete your Graduation by August 2020, you are eligible for SBI PO 2020. Please keep an eye on the official website from the month of April because the official notification will be released during the month of April tentatively.

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is 60% in graduation required for 2020 SBI PO examination

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

Hello,


No, SBI doesn't ask for any specific aggregate at graduation level, one just needs to passed Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized university to be eligible for SBI PO Examination.

So, to answer your question you just need to have a graduation degree from a recognized university in order to be eligible for SBI PO Exam.


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is 60% required for SBI PO examination

Aditya kumar Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

Hello there!

Greetings!

No , 60% is not required to be eligible for sbi po as there's no percentage barrier to be eligible for sbi po. Candidates just must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government to be eligible for sbi po.

thankyou

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how to schedule time table according the chapters and topics for SBI po examination

Ronak Gala Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

. Aptitude

  1. Here I would suggest you to get your basics cleared first especially in percentage and ratio-proportion.
  2. Also learn tables up to 25 ,squares up to 50 and cubes up to 25.
  3. Learn to multiply in a line with line multiplication method that you can easily find on youtube.
  4. Try to add and subtract in mind without paper,pen that will definitely save your time.
  5. Try to learn as more short-cuts as possible to increase speed. Although this step is not beneficial to you in mains but it can surely save your time in prelims.

2. Reasoning

In case of reasoning, I will strongly suggest you to first clear the basic concepts of the below question types.

  • coding-decoding
  • Input output
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • blood relation
  • direction-distance
  • ordering and ranking

To be good at puzzles, I would suggest you to practice as much as possible.

As i believe “ Practice is the only key to succeed in reasoning.

3. English

English is a nightmare to almost all the students. So if you want to excel in this section, first work on your vocabulary and grammar section as these days banking exams have been focusing more on students’s vocabulary.

So if your vocabulary is strong then you can easily solve parajumble,RC,fillers and cloze test.

So i would recommend you to go through the below links to get clear idea about English preparation.

Do’s and Dont’s

  • Series section first. They have 5 marks. 150 questions of previous year papers of SBI/IBPS PO will be sufficient. Max 5 minutes. 1 question is always tricky.
  • Data sufficiency comprises 5 or 3 or 2 marks. Second priority.
  • Out of last 15 questions you have to solve only 10. Everything is not compulsory. Your strong sections third priority.
  • Read every chapter at least once.
  • Don’t solve last 15 questions first. Leave them whenever they appear on the screen and solve in the end.
  • If you wish to be updated regarding the upcoming exams, their patterns, syllabus and other details, you can try Exambazaar website. It provides free study material, updates of upcoming exams and mock tests for various competitive exams.

Last but not the least, I am again repeating that Practice as many mock tests as possible to evaluate yourself. Go through Exambazaar’s EQAD Onine Test Series and practice as much as possible previous year papers in an Online simulated environment.

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I am general category student. I got 54 % in my graduation. could I eligible for sbi po exam

Piyush Dixit 19th Oct, 2019

Yes candidates who are in the final year of graduation or have complete their graduation can apply for SBI PO exam. Candidates can check the preparation tips for SBI PO here

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