SBI PO 2020 Preparation Tips: Make Your Efforts Count


State Bank of India or SBI is an Indian Public Sector Bank and Financial Sector company. It is considered as one of the most lucrative jobs in the banking industry and a dream job for aspirants who are looking to make a career in the banking sector. SBI releases notification every year to recruit eligible candidates for the post of probationary officer. This year too, it was expected to be released in April (according to previous year trends) but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been delayed. If you are the one who is waiting for the notification to release, it is advised to wait till the lockdown is over. If any news regarding SBI PO 2020 Notification will be announced, it will be updated on our website.

As soon as the notification releases, you will be left with very little time (maximum 1 month before the exam which is very less considering SBI PO 2020 Syllabus and difficulty level). Therefore, you must start your preparation for the SBI PO 2020 exam as soon as possible without waiting for the notification to release. In today’s article, I will be talking about some useful preparation tips for the SBI PO 2020 exam. Before starting the preparation, you must know about the SBI PO 2020 examination pattern.  

SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern:

SBI PO 2020 is expected to be consist of three phases. Two written exams (Prelims & Mains) are expected to be conducted followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

  • Phase 1- SBI PO 2020 Prelims exam
  • Phase 2- SBI PO 2020 Mains exam
  • Phase 3- SBI PO 2020 Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Let’s look at the SBI PO 2020 examination pattern in detail.

SBI PO 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern:

SBI PO Prelims exam is expected to be consist of three sections. You have to solve the entire paper in 1 hour or 60 minutes. You must know that the sectional timings in the exam have been removed and the overall score will be considered to qualify for the next phase (according to last year’s pattern). The expected SBI PO 2020 Prelims examination pattern is as follows:

S.No Name of the test No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 Total Maximum Marks 100 20 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
  Total 100 1 Hour

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern:

The detailed expected examination pattern for SBI PO 2020 Mains has been provided below:

Test Name of the Test No. Of Questions Max. Marks Duration
I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
II Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
III General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
IV English Language 35 40 40 minutes
  Total 155 200 3 hours

SBI PO 2020 Preparation Tips:

Make a proper strategy and stick to it: Devise a proper study plan as it lays a foundation for your SBI PO 2020 exam preparation.

Do not procrastinate: Preparing for the exam like SBI PO can be exhausting and hectic due to its competitive nature and difficulty level. Therefore, it is recommended to not delay your SBI PO preparation until the notification releases and start preparing for it as soon as possible.

Make your mind a clean slate: Start from scratch like you are reading everything for the first time. By reading this way you will find some new methods or important points that you may have not encountered earlier.

Practice makes a man perfect: Practicing more and more questions will boost your confidence and enhance your speed. You will get to know about the topics you are good at, and what topic can fetch you more marks.

Explore SBI PO books and study materials:  Do not just gather useless study materials, find what is useful for you and stick to it. Studying from various resources can sometimes become hectic and time-consuming. Making piles of useless study materials will do nothing but waste your precious time. The effective preparation is quintessential for cracking any exam and to clear the SBI PO exam easily you need to be precise with the study material you use. You can refer to our exam page to read about useful books for the SBI PO 2020 exam.

Attempt mock tests: You must take up a few mock tests to track your preparation status other than following your regular preparation routine. Attempt as many mock tests as you can. Try to solve them as long as you get comfortable with the exam pattern and speed that is required for the exam. Do not forget to analyze yourself after attempting the mock test.  ixamBee provides free mock tests for the SBI PO 2020 exam. You can make the best use of these to improve your score as well as speed.

Start reading a newspaper daily, it will serve two purposes (improves your vocabulary and update you with the current affairs).

Without fail, devote required hours with full dedication and hard work and do not compromise with your study hours because that can make or break your dream of becoming an SBI PO.

Along with studying and learning new concepts, revise them on a daily basis and do not forget to make short notes to revise the concepts at the time of the exam.

SBI PO 2020 Online Course:

Along with solving online mock tests, you must use the right course for you. A right course is the one that provides sufficient study material and could cover the entire syllabus. It should have the capability to solve your doubts related to concepts on time. ixamBee has the right course for you. We have launched an updated Online Course for SBI PO 2020 exam. If you are interested to see what we have in store for you, you can watch the demo video available in our Online Course section. The following are some key features of the SBI PO 2020 Online Course:

  • 350 + Videos covering the entire syllabus of Prelims and Mains Exam including videos on writing skills for Descriptive English.
  • 100+ videos out of a total of 350 videos prepared exclusively for Mains examination explaining the correct approach to solve difficult and time taking questions along with the concepts and shortcuts.
  • 25+ Study notes in PDF format specially for General and Financial Awareness Section, and wherever required for easy learning and quick revision.
  • 150 + Difficulty Based Chapter Tests comprising 3000+ Questions divided into Easy, Moderate and High Levels for each chapter for all the subjects to help you prepare systematically.
  • 33 Full-Length Mock Tests (20 for pre, 8 for Mains and 5 for Descriptive English) and also Previous Year Memory Based Mock Test.
  • Total 8500 + practice questions with solutions and proper explanations in the form of Chapter tests, assignments, section tests, and Mock Tests make you practice exhaustively making you confident both for speed and accuracy to face the exam and come out with flying colors
  • Live Classes for doubt clarification with the subject experts.
  • Guidance for Group Discussion and Interview Rounds. 

For more details of the course, you can visit our SBI PO 2020 Online Course section.

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