SBI PO Exams will be on 29th January 2021: Prepare Now


State Bank of India or SBI conducts an SBI PO recruitment exam once a year. This exam offers the job opportunity to all the banking aspirants for the post of probationary officer in several branches throughout the country. It is carried out in three phases as prelims, mains, and interviews. This article will serve to be a beneficial resource to all those who are preparing to qualify for the SBI Mains PO Exam.

Details About SBI PO Mains Exam

Application Filling Starting Date  November 14, 2020  
Application Filling End Date  December 4, 2020  
Mode of Application  Online
Mode of “Mains” Exam  Online
Date of Mains Exam  January 29, 2021  
Date Of Announcement Of Mains Exam Result  Last week of February, 2021  

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Name Of The Subject  No. Of QuestionsDuration Of The Test
Data analysis and interpretation3560
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude  4545
General English3540
General/Economy/Banking Awareness  4035
Total Marks: 200Total Questions: 155Total Duration: 180 minutes or 3 hours

Ways To Prepare For SBI PO Main Exam

Candidates who successfully pass the Prelims exam, have to sit for the mains exam. The candidates who get shortlisted for the mains exam will be called to sit for the Mains interview. The final merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained by the collective score of the students in “mains” and “personal interview”.

As the Mains exam is tougher than the Prelims, the candidate will need to do thorough revision and get more accuracy to succeed in the exam. To crack the exam, it is important to understand the exam pattern and follow the right study plan that includes referring to the right books and solving mock tests, and sample papers regularly.

Here are some useful tips that will assist in exam preparation:

  • When preparing a study plan, it is important to allocate a better allocation of time to each subject. Focus more on weaker sections of the syllabus.
  • To score well in general knowledge banking awareness, a candidate should read monthly current affairs magazines, and newspapers regularly to update their knowledge.
  • To enhance their time management skills, candidates should properly understand the exam pattern, marks allocation, and marking scheme, etc. Solving mock tests, previous year’s exam papers, etc. will all help in revision and enhancing your speed. Solving 3-4 papers daily will improve preparation and increase your chances for qualifying for the exam.
  • Always revise studying the entire syllabus once. Prepare short notes of important topics and a checklist of formulas for quick glances.
  • There is no alternative to practice. The more you practice, the more skilled and confident you will become.
  • Exam preparation can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Candidates mustn’t neglect their sleep. Daily meditation and the right diet are highly recommended. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
  • At the time of solving questions, it is important to attempt easy questions first. As it is a time-based exam, do not spend much time on a single one question.

Best Books For The Preparation of SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam

The selection of the study material has immense importance in the preparation of the SBI PO Exam. You will find several books from different authors under different publications in the market. To save from confusion, we have provided the following books for the preparation of the SBI PO.

Name Of The Book  Name Of The Author
Quantum CAT  Sarvesh Verma  
Guide to Banking General Awareness  R.Gupta  
English Language  Wren & Martin  
Essential English Grammar  Murphy
Quantitative Aptitude  RS Aggarwal  
Data interpretation for CAT  Arun Sharma  
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning  R.S. Aggrawal  

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