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Predictions about SBI PO 2017 pattern Expected Questions

Predictions about SBI PO 2017 Exam pattern and expected Questions Sections and topic wise.

Predictions about SBI PO 2017 pattern, Expected Questions

The SBI PO Prelims is yet to be held on 29, 30 April & 6, 7 May. The young graduates must have busy with their preparations. This article aims to ease your stress and provide sure shot pattern and expected questions. This data has been developed by the experts based on the analysis of previous years’ examination papers. Therefore, candidates are recommended to analyze these questions and prepare a study plan which includes the sure shot questions discussed here.

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Subject Wise Most Important Topics for SBI PO 2017 Prelims:

  1. Topics in Reasoning Ability section that are important along with the weightage are given hereunder:
  1. 5 questions on seating arrangement (Linear) with moderate level of difficulty can be expected.
  2. 5 questions on seating arrangement (Circular/Square) with moderate to difficult level can be expected.
  3. 15 questions on 2-3 sets of Puzzles with difficult level can be expected.
  4. 5 easy questions on Inequality can be expected.
  5. 5 Miscellaneous questions on Blood relation, Ranking, Direction etc with easy to difficult level can be expected.
  6. Questions n syllogism, coding-decoding are less likely to appear in the examination.

  1. Topics in Quantitative Aptitude section that are important along with the weightage are given hereunder:
  1. 5 questions on Number series with moderate level of difficulty can be expected.
  2. 10 questions on Data Interpretation with moderate level of difficulty can be expected.
  3. 5 questions on Simplification & Approximation with easy to moderate levels can be asked.
  4. 5 questions on Quadratic Equation with moderate to difficult level of difficulty can be asked.
  5. 10 miscellaneous questions on topics like Percentage, Ratio & Proportions, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time & work, Speed, Time, distance etc. can be expected.

Overall, 2 questions of Data Interpretation are asked from table based and Bar/Line Graph can be expected.

  1. Topics in English language section that are important along with the weightage are given hereunder:

  1. 10 questions on reading comprehension with moderate to difficult levels can be expected.
  2. 5 questions on Cloze Test with easy to moderate level of difficulty can be expected.
  3. 5 questions on Spotting Error/ Sentence correction with moderate level of difficulty can be asked.
  4. 5 questions on Fill in the Blanks with easy to moderate level can be expected.
  5. 5 questions on Para jumble with moderate to difficult level of questions can be expected.

This type of questions is sure shot pattern in SBI Prelims. Candidates are advised to practice the questions based on the pattern to improve accuracy. Plan a good study schedule for your preparation. All the Best.

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SBI PO Salary, Allowances, Compensation up to 12 lakhs per annum

SBI PO Salary 2017 : Complete detail of SBI PO Salary allowances and Structure after 7th pay commssion.

SBI PO Salary  2017

Ever wondered why so many young graduates dream to crack SBI PO? The Answer is because of the employee benefits which are irresistible. The recruitment body has scheduled the PO exam in May/June of this year. Most of the candidates must be aware of the details of these perks. This article provides the details of the SBI PO salary Allowances and benefits. A PO is entitled to enjoy all the facilities like in hand salary, facilities, Allowances, Salary during the training period, DA, HRA, Bonus, TA, Medical Benefits, Gross salary, Salary increments, Grade pay, Career growth opportunities, 7th pay commission effect on salary etc.

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SBI PO salary Allowances:

The salary structure for PO is eligible for reimbursement of range of prerequisites, PF, Gratuity, Pension under New Pension Scheme, Medical Leave, Leave fare and other facilities as per the instructions of the Bank issued on a timely basis.

SBI PO Salary Structure and Package 2017:

BI PO Basic Pay

Rs. 27620/- (4 Increments also applicable)

Dearness Allowance (DA) 

46.9% of the Basic Pay (Revised Quarterly)

(CCA)

This varies with the place of posting at 4% or 3%.

HRA

9%, 8% or 7% (Depends on the place of posting)

Furniture Allowance

Rs. 120000/-

Medical Insurance

100% medical coverage for SBI employees and 75% for their family members

Travelling Allowance

For official travels, reimbursement of AC 2-tier fare is provided

Petrol

Approx. Rs. 1100-1250

SBI PO Gross Salary with HRA

Total Compensation: 7.55 lakhs and maximum of 12.93 lakhs depending on the place of posting and other factors.

Other benefits and perks to SBI PO:

There are other benefits available for the PO.

Dearness Allowance (DA):

This allowance is modified on quarterly basis during the months of February, May, August, and November depending upon the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as announced by the Government of India. When the inflation is high, DA also increases and when the expansion falls, DA also decreases.

Housing Allowance:

This remuneration contains rental settlement where in the recruited PO gets the house rent allowance as part of the salary package.

Medical Benefits:

SBI certainly has interest in the well being of health of the Pos and their families. SBI provides Medical benefits 100% to the employee and 75% to the family members. The Bank also has tie-ups with the best medical offices around the country and the workers are eligible for cashless treatments at particular health care facilities.

Travel Allowance:

The POs also get personal time off where they get to travel and the allowance is taken care by the SBI. Occasion homes and Bank’s visitor houses are accessible to the POs during their travel.

Leave Policy:

SBI Probationary Officers are given leaves, 33 days of benefits leave and 12 days of easygoing leave every year alongside sick leave and maternity take off. Women and Single Men have the privilege to take a holiday of over 2 years.

Monthly benefits:

Apart from the regular pay structure, SBI PO also qualifies for various perks and prerequisites. Daily paper stipend and other allowances like petrol, entertainment, house upkeep, books and magazine remittance, portfolio recompense, repayment of phone bills are a portion of the perquisites given by the bank to the worker.

Miscellaneous benefits:

The SBI Bank POs would also benefit Housing Loans, Car Loan, and Personal Loans at a concessionary rate of premium. In addition to this, the Bank also advances scholarship to the meritorious children of all the workers. Pension is another blessing that comes in handy post retirement.

Smart Compensation Package:

SBI also made arrangements to offer a smart compensation package which gives the feasibility to workers to adopt particular components of the SBI PO overall salary.

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Frequently Asked Banking Awareness Quiz for SBI PO 2017

Banking & Financial Awareness Quiz for SBI PO 2017

Dear Aspirants,

Banking and Financial Awareness is an important part of any bank exam.With SBI PO Prelims round the corner, it should be your priority to cover every aspect of Banking and Financial Awareness Questions.

We are providing below Frequently Asked Banking Awareness Quiz for SBI PO examination 2017.

Q1. MICR code is used for

  • Electronic Clearance of Cheques
  • Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Code Banking Solution
  • Cheque Truncation Services
  • None of the above

Ans: Electronic Clearance of Cheques

Q2. The rate at which the central bank of a country lends money to commercial banks in the event of any shortfall of funds is called-

  •  Call Rate
  • CRR
  • Bank Rate
  • Repo Rate
  • SLR

Ans: Repo Rate

Q3. With reference to the insurance and banking sector, which of the following is the most appropriate explanation of "PIN"?

  • Postal Index Number
  • Personal Index Number
  • Personal Identification Number
  • Personal Information Number
  • Permanent Identification Number

Ans: Personal Identification Number

Q4. Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in May 2016 announced to open its first branch in India at-

  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Ajmer, Rajasthan
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Kolkata, West Bengal

Ans: Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Q5. In a bid to curtail domestic black money flow, the finance ministry has announced that it will be mandatory to furnish permanent account number (PAN) for all transactions above Rs.________ through all payment modes with effect from January 1, 2016.

  • Rs. 1 lakh
  • Rs. 2 lakh
  • Rs. 3 lakh
  • Rs. 4 lakh
  • Rs. 5 lakh

Ans: Rs. 2 lakh

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Q6. Many a time we read in the newspapers that RBI has changed or revised a particular ratio/rate by a few basis points. What is basis point?

  • Ten percent of one-hundredth point
  • One hundredth of 1%
  • One hundredth of 10%
  • Ten per cent of 1000
  • None of the above

Ans: One hundredth of 1%

Q7. Which of the following is NOT a type of cheque issued by an individual?

  • Bearer cheque
  • Order cheque
  • Crossed cheque
  • Savings cheque
  • None of the above

Ans: Savings cheque

Q8. What is Financial Inclusion?

  • To provide a permanent employment to the unemployment
  • To provide a 100 days job to all those who are in need of a job
  • Delivery of financial services at affordable costs to vast sections of disadvantaged and low-income groups
  • To ensure that all financial transaction amounting Rs. 5,000/- and above are done through banks.
  • None of the above

Ans: Delivery of financial services at affordable costs to vast sections of disadvantaged and low-income groups

Q9. Which of the following places in India does not have a stock Exchange?

  • Kolkata
  • Ahmedabad
  • Mumbai
  • Udaipur
  • None of the above

Ans: Udaipur

Q10. Which of the following is the name of private sector Bank in India?

  • IDBI Bank
  • Axis Bank
  • Corporation Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Dena Bank

Ans: Axis Bank

Q11. Which of the following types of companies/organisation issue "ULIP"?

  • Insurance Companies
  • Banks
  • NABARD
  • RBI
  • None of the above

Ans: Insurance Companies

Q12. In order to avoid crowding of customers wanting to withdraw cash in the branches, banks have provided many delivery channels. Which of the following is one of the most popular Channels of getting instant hard cash?

  • Core Banking Solution
  • Pay orders
  • Demand Drafts
  • Automated Teller Machines
  • None of the above

Ans: Automated Teller Machines

Q13. Who amongst the following has suggested to the banks in India to give details of fund transfer to customers via SMS/ E-mails?

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  • India Bank's Association
  • Indian Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Securities & Exchange Board of India
  • None of the above

Ans: Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Q14. Which of the following products launched by most of the banks help farmers in getting instant credit for various agricultural purpose?

  • Kisan Credit Card
  • Personal Loan
  • Business Loan
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Ans: Kisan Credit Card

Q15. Which of the following policies of the financial sectors is basically designed to transfer local financial assets into foreign financial asset freely at market determined exchange rates?

  • Capital Accounts Convertibility
  • Financial Deficit Management
  • Minimum Support Price
  • Special Drawing Rights
  • None of the above

Ans: Capital Accounts Convertibility


Stay tuned for more questions on SBI PO 2017.

 

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SBI PO 2016-17 Final Cut-Off

 SBI PO 2016-17 Final Cut-Off

SBI PO 2016-17 Final Cut Offs: Complete details of cut off marks of SBI PO 2016 with category-wise.

SBI PO 2016-17 Final Cut Off

State bank of India has released the Probationary Officer recruitment to fill various vacancies in SBI branches in India. The SBI PO cut off is the minimum qualifying marks a candidate is supposed to secure in each phase of the exam. The cut off in each stage of exam will be decided by the State Bank of India based on factors like the number of candidates appearing for the exam, number of marks, difficulty level of the exam, number of vacancies etc. The candidates who secure the SBI 2017 cut off or above will be eligible for appearing for the next level of recruitment process. The candidates must qualify in all the three stages of exam by securing the SBI PO cut off 2017 score. Separate cut off scores will be announced by the examination authority for the objective and descriptive tests. The final allotment of the cut off scores will be based on the scores calculated using normalization at each level.

This article attempts to provide the expected cut off for 2017.

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Final Cut off Score of SBI PO 2016-17:

Category

Cut Off (out of 100)

SC

34.25

GEN

49.75

OH

38.45

VI

43.08

HI

40.78

OBC

44.43

ST

34.73

Sectional SBI PO Cut Off 2016-17:

Subject

Max Marks

SC/ST/OBC/OH/VI/HI

General

Reasoning

60

6

9

Data Analysis & Interpretation

60

6

9

General Awareness/Marketing/Computer Knowledge

40

10

13

English Language

40

4

6

Total Cut Off

200

60

70

SBI PO Cut Off 2016-17 Descriptive, Interview and Group Discussion:

Subject

Max Marks

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

OH

VI

HI

Descriptive Type test

50

17.5

17.5

20

17.5

17.5

17.5

17.5

GD+Interview

50

18

18

18

20

18

18

18

Marks secured in descriptive tests and GD and interview

250

78

78.75

87.25

90

82.75

79.5

79.25

SBI Preliminary Cut Off 2016 Subject-wise:

Subjects

General

OBC/SC/ST/VH/OH/HI

English language

8.75

6

Quantitative Aptitude

7.25

4.25

Reasoning Ability

7.00

4.25

Overall Cut Off SBI PO Prelims 2016:

Category

SBI PO Cut Off

General

47.50

OBC

44.50

SC

38.75

ST

89.25

OH

36.00

VH

37.00

HI

15.75

Hope this will give you clear idea about SBI PO 2016-17 cut off, Good Luck for Upcoming exams.

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How to Prepare English for SBI PO 2017 in 1 Month

How to Prepare English for SBI PO 2017 in One Month

Syllabus and related updates is a vital part of your preparation schedule for Bank PO exams. Meanwhile, a good strategy is also important for a healthy preparation. So, we bring you the best approach to prepare English for SBI PO 2017 in 1 month only. Basically we divide the English Section for SBI PO exam into 4 parts. We, in this article, have also included smart strategies to prepare English for SBI PO 2017 in this article.

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Grammar

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In the SBI PO Prelims exam, English is one of the most vital sections of all. We will provide you three different approaches to attempt English in SBI PO exam.

Approach No.1:

  • Practice 6 Qs from Reading Comprehension
  • Practice 4/ 5 Qs from Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Practice 10 Qs from Close Test
  • Practice 10 Qs from Error Spotting

Approach No. 2:

  • Practice 7/8 Qs from Reading comprehension
  • Practice 7/8 Qs from Cloze test
  • Practice 6/ 7 Qs from Error spotting
  • Practice 10 Qs from Error Spotting

Approach No. 3:

  • Practice 10 Qs from Reading comprehension
  • Practice 4/ 5 Qs from Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Practice 6/ 7 Qs from Close Test
  • Practice 5/ 6 Qs from Error Spotting
  • Practice 5/ 6 Qs from Error Spotting
  • Practice 5 Qs from Fill in the blanks

Tips and Tricks to prepare for English in SBI PO 2017

How to crack SBI PO 2017 exam in just 30 days? There is no rocket science or magical spell in this. All you need is systematic preparation and the correct approach. We suggest you the steps given below:

Grammar:

  • In grammar you need to focus on two main topics which are asked: Error Spotting and Phrase Replacement.
  • Read and revise the basic rules of grammar from a standard book and practice the subsequent exercises.
  • Look out for particular lessons/ articles/ exercises asked particularly in error spotting and gerunds.

Vocabulary:

  • In vocabulary, you will get questions mainly from two topics: Cloze Test (a passage with 5 to 10 blanks) and Fill in the blanks/ gap fillers (double blanks).
  • If in case you come across a new word in a newspaper or book, you can find out the meaning and jot it down with the meaning.
  • Inculcate the reading habit which will immensely help you with vocabulary. Try to read newspapers, blogs, novels or magazines.  This will make your reading process proficient and help you completing the reading process faster.
  • Practice with full-length and sectional tests on every day basis.

Reading Comprehension:

  • There is probability of reading comprehension asked from trending topics like Economy, Finance, Geo- politics, Society and Issues, Business, National and International events, etc.
  • In a reading passage question, either questions can be asked based on the main idea or you may be asked to infer facts from the passage.
  • Develop a habit of reading fast. This will help you cover the passage in a short period of time.
  • Practice RC questions from past year papers and SBI PO mock tests.

Verbal Ability:

  • In verbal ability, you need to practice questions from para jumbles which is one of the most important topics.
  • Questions may also be asked from completion of paragraphs. In these type of questions, you may be asked to complete a sentence by understanding the context of the sentence or paragraph.

Strategies to prepare for English in SBI PO 2017

1)  You must always start with small questions from topics like gap fillers, sentence rearrangement, spotting errors, etc. and keep reading comprehension in store till the end as RCs are generally time consuming.

2) Do not make guesses. There are high chances that you will end up with a wrong answer. Instead, attempt only those questions you are sure about. 
3) If you are weak at vocabulary questions, don’t panic. There will be hardly 2 to 4 questions from vocabulary and if you are not able to, you can also skip them. 
4) When you are attempting fill in the blanks with two fillers, fill in the first blank and then relate to the second blank. You will be able to choose the right answer.

5) In sentence rearrangement problems, if you are unable to solve, arrange the first and last sentence and you will get idea of the rest.

We hope that this article helps. Stay tuned for more updates on English preparation in SBI PO 2017. All the best!

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Smart Tricks to Solve Profit Loss Questions for SBI PO Exam

How to solve profit and loss problems for SBI PO 2017

How to solve profit and loss problems for SBI PO 2017

SBI PO 2017

Profit and loss has always been an essential topic for people from all walks of life. Right from high school exams to major competitive exams, profit and loss has always been one of the most vital topics. Students who are preparing for SBI PO 2017 exam, we bring this article for you which will make you go through short tricks on How to solve profit and loss problems for SBI PO 2017.

Before moving to the section of ‘tips to solve profit and loss in SBI PO 2017’, let us skim through some basics and fundamentals related to Profit and Loss:

Profit and Loss Basic Concepts:

Selling Price- Selling price is the price at which an article is sold. Selling price is otherwise known as S.P.

The selling price of an article can be calculated by applying the formula of (100+gain in %) /100 x C.P.

Cost Price- Cost price is the price at which an article is purchased. Cost price is otherwise known as C.P.

The cost price of an article can be calculated by applying the formula of 100/ (100+gain in %) x S.P.

Loss- If the cost price of the article exceeds the selling price, this case is a loss for the seller.

The loss can be calculated by using formula- CP- SP and the loss percentage can be calculated using Loss/ (C.P.) x 100.

Let us go through some of the smart ways of solving profit and loss problems:

Profit and Loss Based on Cost Price

 

If you have to find gain or loss in form of percentage, you can divide the gain or loss amount by cost of the article followed by a multiplication with 100.

 

Example: A notebook which is of 60 rupees is sold at a profit of 20 rupees. Calculate the rate of profit.

Answer:

Apply the formula-

Gain/cost × 100 = % profit.

20/60 × 100 = 33%.

If you are asked to calculate the loss and selling price when the percent loss and cost are already mentioned, you can multiply the cost by the loss percent followed by a subtraction of the product from the cost.

 

Example: A damaged table worth Rs.110 was sold with a loss percentage of 10%. Calculate the loss and selling price.

Answer:

As we all know, Cost x percent loss = loss.

Multiply 110 x 1/10 = 11, loss.

Apply the formula Cost - loss = selling price.

  • - 11 = 99.

Profit and Loss Based on Selling Price

 

When you know the selling price and percent profit, multiply the S.P. by the percent profit followed by a subtraction of the result from the S.P.

Example: A boy sells a pen at Rs. 6.00 with a profit percent of 25% of the S.P. Segregate the SP into cost and profit.

Answer:

Selling price x % profit = profit.

Selling price = profit + cost.

6.00 x .25 = 1.50, profit.

6.00 - 1.50 = 4.50, cost.

 

To find the loss and the cost when the selling price and the percent loss are given, multiply the selling price by the percent loss and subtract the result from the selling price.

Example: At a wholesale marketplace, handkerchiefs selling at Rs. 50.00 are sold with a loss of 60% of S.P. Calculate the loss and original cost?

Answer:

Selling price x % loss = loss.

Selling price + loss = cost.

50.00 x .60 = 30.00, loss.

50.00 - 30.00 = 20.00, cost.

 

When you are given the data of cost and the percent loss and cost and asked to, you can add the loss percentage to 100% followed by division of the cost by this sum.

 

Example: Earrings which were of Rs. 7.00 per pair were sold at a loss percentage of 25% of S.P. Calculate the selling price?

Answer: Calculate selling price- Cost / (100% + % loss) -

7.00 / 1.25 = 5.60

 

When you are given the data of profit/loss, the percent profit/ percent loss and asked to calculate selling price, you can divide the given profit/ loss by the profit percentage/ loss percentage.

 

Example: A cloth is sold at a profit of 12% of its S.P., which is equivalent to 18 per yard. Calculate the cloth’s selling price?

Answer: Calculate the selling price- Profit / % profit

18 /.12 = 1.50

 

If you are asked to find the percent profit or loss, you have to divide the amount lost or gained by the selling price.

 

Example: If an ice-cream is sold at 3.30 at a profit of 72. Calculate the profit percent.

Answer: Gain / selling price = % profit.

72 / 3.30 = 21% profit.

Problems based on Mark-up Price

Definition- The marked price is always less than the selling price. Discount is referred to as the difference- MP – SP 

The Discount % (D %) can be calculated using formula = (Discount) / (M P) ×100

 

In order to reduce the loss percentage on cost to loss percentage on S.P., you need to divide the loss percentage on cost by 100% minus loss percentage on cost.

 Example: 40% loss on cost is what percent loss on selling price?

Answer:

Formula is: % loss on cost / (100% - % loss on cost) = % loss on selling price.

0.40 / 60 = .0066 or 66% loss on selling price

 

In order to reduce the loss percentage on selling price to loss percentage on cost, you need to divide the loss percentage on S.P. by 100% plus loss percentage percent on cost.

Example: 40% loss on selling price is what percent loss on cost?

Answer:

% loss on selling price / (100% + % loss on selling price) = % loss on cost.

.40 / 1.40 = 0.28

To find out percent mark- up (which is profit percentage on cost) to profit percentage on selling price, you need to divide the percent mark- up by 100 % percent plus the percent mark- up.

 

Example: A coat marked up 60% carries what percent of profit on selling price?

Answer: % profit on cost / (100% + % profit on cost) = % profit on selling price.

.60 / 1.60 = .375 or 37.5% on selling price.

We hope that this article on How to solve profit and loss problems for SBI PO 2017 helps. We would love to hear from you in the comments section below. Stay tuned and happy learning!

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SBI PO Previous 10 Year Question Papers

SBI PO  Previous 10 Year Question Papers

SBI PO  Previous 10 Year Question Papers

 

SBI PO Previous Year Questions Papers

State Bank of India (SBI) conducts examinations every year to recruit candidates for ‘Probationary Officers’. A student needs a smart strategy along with enormous practice to clear SBI PO exam. So, in this article we bring you SBI PO 2017 Previous year papers for you to practice and get your preparation into the right track. This article SBI PO exam previous 10 year Question papers will help you with your study regime and make your preparation an effective one.

SBI PO previous year papers will trigger your zeal to prepare for SBI PO exams which will also make you familiar with the SBI PO exam pattern along with questions asked in SBI PO exams.

SBI PO previous year papers will also help you to cover the exam and exam pattern. It will also help you to discover the pattern changes that have evolved lately. So, get started with SBI PO previous year question papers PDF download and go an extra mile.

SBI PO Exam Books Recommended

·        Objective English for Competitive Examinations - Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha

·        Objective General English -R. S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal

·        Objective English- Edgar Thorpe

Quantitative Aptitude (35 Marks)

·        Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations- R. S. Aggarwal

·        Magical Book On Quicker Maths- M Tyra

·        Quantitative Aptitude Test- N. K. Singh

Reasoning Ability (35 Marks)

·        A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning- R. S. Aggarwal

·        A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non- Verbal- BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwal

·        The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning- Peeyush Bhardwaj

Download SBI PO Previous Years Question Papers in PDF 

SBI PO Question Paper 2010 in PDF

SBI PO Question Paper 2013 in PDF

SBI PO Question Paper 2014 in PDF

SBI PO Question Paper 2015 in PDF

Note: we will update SBI PO Previous 10 Year Question Papers as soon as possible, stay tuned for updates

We hope that this article on SBI PO Exam Previous 10 year Question Papers. We would love to answer any of your queries in the comments section below. All the best!

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SBI PO Exam 2017: Ten ways to crack the Preliminary exam

SBI PO Exam 2017: Ten ways to crack the Preliminary exam

SBI PO Exam 2017: Ten ways to crack the Preliminary exam

It is a known fact that the SBI PO Exam is one of the most sought-after and a prestigious post to begin with. Every year, this exam is conducted by the State Bank of India. A number of graduates pass out each year and aspire to crack this exam. Let me give a gist of this post of PO. PO stands for probationary Officer, this exam is conducted to recruit Assistant Manager on probation. The exam is conducted in 3 phases. Phase I is the Preliminary Examination, Phase II is the Main Examination and Phase III is the Group Discussion & Interview. This article throws light on the ways to crack Preliminary exam of SBI Po 2017.

Preliminary Examination – Date of Exam - 29th & 30th Apr and 6th & 7th May'17

Firstly one needs to be aware of the pattern and syllabus for SBI PO Prelims. The Preliminary Exam is an online objective type exam for 100 marks and its duration will is for one-hour. This exam consists of 3 sections namely (1) English Language, (2) Quantitative Aptitude and (3) Reasoning Ability.

10 Master Tips to Crack SBI PO Preliminary Exam:

  1. The English language is the language of communication and so the test. This test will pose questions based on a cloze test, reading comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms, Spellings, Grammar.
  2. Work on the Grammar to be sure with the rules of the grammar, start reading the News papers on a daily basis. Prepare a word list and check the meanings and opposites. It is also important to know their usability as to how the words fit into a context. This will help to remember the meanings of the words.
  3. Quantitative aptitude checks your knowledge in Arithmetic, Simplification and Data Interpretation. One must learn the shortcuts, tricks in solving the problem quickly. 
  4. Practice the BODMAS Rule, approximations, Square & Cubes, Surds & Indices, Decimals and Percentages. Quadratic Equations need a lot of practice. Solve the previous years’ exam papers.
  5. Averages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Interest, Ratios, Probability, Permutations and Combinations, Algebra, Time & Work related problems are likely to appear.
  6. The Reasoning Ability is one section which is challenging and time consuming. However, candidates can solve these questions accurately if they prepare sufficiently. It is better to avoid lengthy and complex questions.
  7. Puzzle tests, Blood Relations, syllogism, coding-decoding, input-output are the topics which can’t be left. Prepare well with the help of previous years’ question papers.
  8. Prepare a schedule to cover the syllabus. Online Mock tests, pre-tests, previous year question papers help a lot in improving your speed and accuracy.
  9. Prepare a word list with the meanings on flash cards to go through as and when you can. Try to include the required formulae and short tricks which are helpful.
  10. Do not forget that, your incorrect guess work might cost you a 0.25 mark. So, please avoid such type of guess work in the process of answering a question.

Lastly, please rest well so that your next day is a fresh start for a better preparation. Do well, Follow Above Ten ways to crack the SBI PO 2017 Preliminary exam

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Sure Shot Tricks to Score Better in SBI PO 2017

Sure Shot Tricks to Score Better in SBI PO 2017

Sure Shot Tricks to Score better in SBI PO 2017? 

State Bank of India (SBI) is one of the “golden names” in the field of banking. The major curiosity in the minds of students is to come across Sure Shot Tricks to score better in SBI PO 2017. As we all are well aware of, the SBI PO Prelims 2017 is round the corner and every year the competition gets tougher. But, only a few candidates manage to get through. How ready are you to get into the merit list of SBI PO 2017?

In accordance to this cut- throat competition, it is not only enough to perform good but also to clear the cut- off marks(60+). If a candidate is determined enough to clear SBI PO Mains, we share some attempt and preparation methodologies/ strategies for scoring 60+ marks in SBI PO Prelims 2017.

Strategy before SBI PO exam:

  • Equal weightage to all sections: You should make sure that you allot equal time intervals for each section. Devoting too much of time to one section or ignoring any of the sections is not a healthy practice. So, devote genuine weightage to all sections.
  • Make a note of syllabus and cover it: Try to cover the complete SBI PO syllabus and pattern by giving away your best efforts. Make sure that you don’t skip any topic on the list of “Important topics for SBI-PO exam”.
  • Follow the important topics and exam pattern: Try to solve as many previous year papers as you can and you will get an idea of the exam pattern and important topics asked in the exam. This is one of the most important point to keep in mind if you want to crack the SBI PO 2017 exam.
  • Practice using mock tests: Get started with Online mock test series. The more you practice with SBI PO test series, the more you will get familiar with the exam pattern. You can figure out your strong and you will be able to work hard on the weak areas.
  • Prepare sticky notes: Prepare sticky notes of important formulas and tricks for SBI PO 2017. This method will help you in remembering and recalling all the important concepts at one go.

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Strategy by previous year toppers to score more in SBI PO 2017 Exam:

  • Try not to follow an order while attempting: There is no such order of answering the questions in SBI PO exam. You can start with the questions which are easy for you.
  • Effective Time Management: The total time duration is 60 minutes for 100 marks. Hence, the time to question ratio is less than 1. You must avoid sticking to one particular question and instead allow minimal time to each question. You must follow an effective and accurate‘Strategy for Time-Management’in the SBI PO recruitment exam.
  • Prepare the ones asked frequently: We would recommend you to prepare questions from frequently asked questions instead of going through topics which are untouched. Reasoning and Quant questions have the possibility of lengthy calculations and you need to be careful while solving them.
  • Sectional Cutoffs must be taken care of: You need to practice sufficient questions in each section to make sure that you are equipped enough to clear sectional cut-off of sections instead of being concerned about the SBI-PO Prelims 2017 cut-off.
  • No guesses: Do not guess the answers. Guessing will result in negative marking which will have an adverse effect on your overall result.
  • Use Tricks and Shortcuts: You can use shortcuts and tricks to save a lot of time.

Previous- years asked questions

English Language-

  • Reading Comprehension 

Preferences in ‘Computer Education’ Girls and Boys

Antonyms and Synonyms, RC and Inferences based questions.

  • Cloze Test- 

Use of Technology in the Modern World 

  • Para Jumbles

Chinese Applications- Newspaper Advertisement

 

Quantitative Aptitude-

  • Data Interpretation (Table Chart)

Total number of students in 3 different sections in which a section of students opted ‘Banking’astheir subject. Also, there was a given ratio between Male & Female students given. 

Reasoning Ability-

  • Linear Seating Arrangement

People facing North and South and sitting in a lane

  • Puzzles

7 boxes consisting of 7 different Items are stacked above each other.


Different people with different days and different lectures.

  • Mathematical Inequalities

Direct Inequalities were asked instead of coded ones

  • 3 Questions from Blood Relations
  • 2 Questions from Directions & Distances
This is it for sure shot tricks to score better in SBI PO 2017 Exam. We would like you to drop any of your queries regarding SBI PO 2017 exam in the comments section below. Good luck!

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Prepare English Language for SBI PO 2017 in 2 months

The State Bank of India PO Mains Exam is scheduled to be held on 4th June, 2017. It will be an online exam which is both objective and descriptive. The objective type consists of 4 sections namely (1) Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, (2) Data Analysis and Interpretation, (3) General Economics & Banking Awareness (4) English Language. Objective type is for 200 Marks and the duration is 3 Hours. The descriptive type which is for 30 Minutes carries 50 Marks which will be a test of the English language in Letter Writing & Essay. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer (applicable for objective type questions only).

So, to crack the Mains examination, candidate needs to prepare with lot of planning and dedication. It is going to be difficult for someone who is average in English. This article will cover the preparation strategy for English section.

Preparation Tips for the English Language:

The English section in SBI PO Mains Exams can be divided into 4 parts namely:

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Grammar
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Verbal Ability

Vocabulary:

Direct questions related to Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Error spotting, Phrase Replacement, Word Association Pair, Phrase or Idiom Meaning, Spellings.

  1. Work on your vocabulary by reading Newspaper on a regular basis, make a note of vague words, and find out meanings. Whenever you come across a new word, try to find the meaning and its usage. You can practice keeping a note of these words and their synonyms and antonyms, it will be easier to refer.
  2. Solve previous years’ question papers.
  3. Go through articles on the easily confused words like ‘Affect and Effect’, ‘Loose and Lose’. Learn the meaning and use the words in your context.

Grammar:

The main topics related to Grammar related questions are:

  1. Error Spotting
  2. Phrase Replacement
  3. About 5-10 questions will be easily asked based on Grammar.
  4. Learn basic Grammar concepts like Tenses, Articles, Prepositions, Degrees of Comparison, Subject-Verb Agreement, Conjunctions, Parts of Speech, Standard Construction, Adverbs, Number in Nouns, etc. These grammar rules help you in a long run.
  5. Practice Grammar questions on various apps available online these days. The reason, I recommend an app, is you cannot afford to lose out on time. You can comfortable practice such questions on apps while travelling as well.
  6. Try to attempt the SBI PO test series online. Check the solutions as well as they will have the easy shortcuts and tricks to solve.
  7. Check for the articles related to Error Spotting and Gerunds.

Reading Comprehension:

  1. The passages asked here are highly likely to be based on Finance, Banking and Economy, Geo-Politics, Social Issues, Business etc. Direct questions will be asked based on the passage. However, the correct option is sometimes similar to create confusion. So, answer wisely.
  2. The questions asked in this section are often fact-based, inference and vocabulary based. You may sometimes be asked to draw inferences on your understanding of the passage.
  3. Practice on comprehension questions on a daily basis, you can develop accuracy and good understanding.
  4. Make a habit of reading passages of medium length, little faster than usual. Understanding the intent of the passage is necessary to respond in minimal time.

Verbal Ability:

This section consists of 6 Para jumble sentences with 5 questions. Even questions like an odd one out can also be expected. Learn effective ways to solve them with the tips given here:

  1. Questions on sentence and Para completion may be asked, you will be needed to complete a sentence understanding the context of the paragraph.
  2. You must follow the logic of the passage while answering, the passage tells a story with a beginning, mid and end.
  3. Look for connecting words, it will help to link the story.

Accuracy and speed can only be developed by solving more and more mock tests. Take out time to revise the Grammar rules and use them effectively. You must try to attempt sectional mock tests on a daily basis until the exam. Try to attempt Vocabulary section first which is easier and scoring as well. Next, try to finish Reading Comprehension. Verbal Ability section must come next. If you are not strong in Grammar, keep it at the end as it may consume most of your time.

Prepare well, revise well, practice sample test papers and mock tests on a regular basis. All the Best.

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