SBI PO Mains Preparation Plan

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SBI PO Recruitment

The State Bank of India released 2056 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) this year. The SBI PO selection process contains three main phases – Prelims, Mains & Interview / Group Exercise. The SBI PO Prelims was conducted in November 2021 and the results have been declared on December 16, 2021.

Also note:

  • The SBI PO Mains admit cards have been released on the official website.
  • The SBI PO Mains exam date is January 02, 2022.
  • SBI has also released the PO Prelims cut-offs.

Congratulations to all those who have managed to clear the Preliminary phase and have made it to the next phase!! It’s time to focus on the Mains examination now. That’s what this article tends to focus on – the strategy ahead.

SBI PO Mains 2022: The Plan Ahead

SBI PO is one of the most awaited exams among the banking aspirants or govt. job aspirants, in general. Looking at the unexpectedly higher SBI PO Prelims cut-offs this year, the competition ahead can be expected as quite tough. What you need to keep in mind is that you still need just ‘one’ seat for yourself. You need to focus on that one seat and move on with complete perseverance and hardwork. What do you basically need to give a head-start to your SBI PO Mains preparation? Check out here:

1. SBI PO Mains detailed exam pattern

2. SBI PO Mains complete syllabus

3. SBI PO Mains previous year’s papers

Once you have all these above-mentioned resources and information ready and handy with you, you can GET– SET – GO now!!

SBI PO Mains: Subjects to Cover

The SBI PO Mains exam consists of two parts: (i) Objective Test  (ii) Descriptive Test.

The test contains the following sections.

1. English Language 
2. Data Analysis & Interpretation 
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 
4. General / Economy / Banking Awareness 
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5. English Descriptive Test

SBI PO Mains Study Plan: What, How & When to Cover?

As you can see, SBI tests its candidates’ abilities on various aspects that require one to have a good level of logical & reasoning skills, analytical skills, language skills, and an up-to-date awareness of the current events and happenings. 

You roughly have 15 days in your hands now and this time period will either seal or spoil the deal for you.

Let us see which topics you need to focus on more than the others in all the sections and how you can probably utilize your time to the best of your ability.

SBI PO Mains Study Plan

You need to give equal attention to each section that is going to be assessed in the SBI PO Mains exam. A long gap in between the sections can prove to be a bit harmful to you. Therefore it is best to divide your time in a day among all the sections. This way you can keep in touch with all of them and not lose focus. 

8 hours a day is a reasonable amount of time that you can and should give to your SBI PO Mains preparation, as you are only left with 15 days.

                 Sections              Hours to Devote in a Day
English Language              1 hour
Data Analysis & Interpretation              2.5 hours
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude               2.5 hours
General / Economy / Banking Awareness              2 hours
English Descriptive Test              3 hours/week

SBI PO Mains 2022: Important Topics

We have listed down the topics in each section that need to be focused on, in their right order of preference depending on the number of questions that appear the most to the least, from each topic. 

English LanguageReasoning Ability & Computer AptitudeData Analysis & InterpretationGeneral / Economy / Banking Awareness

Reading Comprehension 



Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
Data Interpretation

Financial Awareness
Cloze TestData SufficiencyMissing Number SeriesBanking Awareness
Word RearrangementReverse SyllogismData SufficiencyStatic Awareness
Error DetectionMiscellaneousMiscellaneousMiscellaneous
Miscellaneous Coding-Decoding      –

The level of difficulty until now in SBI PO Mains has been maintained within moderate – difficult.

SBI PO Mains 2022: Prepare with ixamBee

Once you are clear with the plan ahead and all that you need to focus on, you need to be well-armed with all the available resources that you will require in the preparation of SBI PO Mains. If you are feeling perplexed as to where to start, we advise you to take the SBI PO Mains mock test and test yourself as to where you really stand. This will help you in analyzing which topic/section you actually need to focus on the most/ least.

Apart from the free mock tests available at ixamBee, we also provide Beepedia in both English & Hindi which can be a wholesome resource for your General Awareness preparation. 

At ixamBee you can find free Online Test Series, GK updates in the form of BeePedia, as well as latest updates for Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SSC, RBI, NABARD, and Other Government Jobs.

Also Read:

SBI PO Prelims Result 2021: Direct Link & Mains Admit Card Download

SBI PO 2021 Syllabus: Find the Complete Syllabus Here

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2020

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