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How to Solve Spotting Error and Fill in the Blanks for SBI PO 2017

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The English language section of SBI PO 2017 is one of the best scoring sections of all. The questions asked are from reading comprehension, cloze test, para- jumbles, spotting the errors and fill in the blanks.

We present you short yet effective guidelines with tips and tricks for solving "spotting the error” and “fill in the blanks” questions in SBI PO 2017:

How to Solve Spotting error questions and Fill in the blanks in SBI PO 2017?

Error Spotting-

  1. To solve spotting errors questions, what you can initially do is read the question with utmost attention. When you read the question carefully, you will be able to detect the error at once.
  2. While reading the entire sentence, you must be careful checking the subject-verb agreement. When you don’t find an error here, you can move on to the next step
  3. The next level is to check the spellings. You can spot errors in spellings and all you need is to pay attention to easily figure them out.
  4. If you are still unable to detect the error, you may go ahead by examining each and every part of the sentence to check again.

Fill in the blanks

  1. You need to read the statement carefully and try to figure out what the missing part can be. You can go for multiple trails and then read the statements. The sentence must sound right after filling in the missing part.
  2. You will be provided with many options. Try to choose each and every word and fill in the blanks to check if it fits in the sentence.
  3. Read the sentence again with the word you have chosen to fill in the blank.

We hope that this article helps you with efficient preparation in solving of Questions on Spotting Error and Fill in the Blanks. Stay tuned for more updates around SBI PO 2017. Till then, happy learning!

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How to solve puzzles in SBI PO 2017 exam

How to solve reasoning puzzles in SBI PO 2017

SBI PO 2017 is on the hit list of competitive exams of all times. Reasoning is of- course one of the trickiest sections of all. In this article, we will guide you the through ways of solving “Puzzles” questions in reasoning section.

What is the factor that will help you in how to solve puzzles for SBI PO 2017? It is ‘clue’. Clues will help you reach the answer easily and you won’t end up wasting your time.

Tips and Tricks to solve puzzle questions of “Reasoning Ability” in SBI PO 2017 exam

Students should have an idea of how to solve puzzle questions. SO, to make things easy for them, we bring some of the best tips and suggestions for solving puzzles in SBI PO 2017:

  • To get a command over puzzle- based questions of Reasoning Ability in SBI PO exams, you need to try solving puzzles. When you come across a number of questions, you get familiar with approach of solving them fast and accurately.
  • You need to intensify you comprehension level and observation level to solve puzzles. Try to figure out the links first by reading the question carefully and once you get the link, you will easily land on the answer.
  • We suggest our candidates to get started with IBPS RRB Assistant puzzles first. Try to grasp the basics of puzzle solving, use the knowledge to figure links and then solving the questions.
  • In your second step, move towards solving puzzle questions of SBI Clerk/ IBPS Clerk level. Once you gain confidence, you can start solving puzzle questions of SBI PO level.
  • Solving any topic all depends the amount of practice you do. The more you practice, you will easily be able to solve them without errors.

Hope these tips help and we look forward to your success. All the best for SBI PO 2017!

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How to Prepare Reasoning Ability for SBI PO 2017 in 2 months

How to prepare reasoning ability for SBI PO in 2 months

The topics in PO Mains exam are Reasoning, Data Interpretation, English, General Awareness, Computer and Banking Awareness. 

This article will deal with the preparation tips for Reasoning Ability which carries 35 marks. Questions related to these topics come under reasoning: Syllogism, Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South), Puzzle, Blood Relation, Inequality or Decision Making, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, Input Output, Number series, Statement and Argument, Passage and conclusion, Coding and decoding, Order and ranking, making judgments.  

Main chapters to prepare for Reasoning Ability:

According to the data available with us based on the previous years’ papers, the below chapters are the important ones.

  1. Coding & Decoding
  2. Inequalities
  3. Syllogisms
  4. Puzzles (Seating Arrangement and Double Line up)

Strategy to attain perfection in the above chapters:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of coding and decoding. Coding in Fictitious language or by letter shifting may appear. Practice about 15 sets on coding in fictitious language and try at least 50 questions on Coding by letter shifting. This should help you enough to answer in the exam.
  • 5 questions are likely to appear in Solving Inequalities. Practice around 150-200 different types of Qs from Mathematical Inequalities. Prepared for coded inequalities too which helps you score 5-7 marks. Practice 5 sets on each topic just before the exam.
  • 5 questions of Syllogisms are likely to appear. You need clarity in this topic which comes with lot of practice. Practice a minimum of 200 questions in this topic. Use Venn diagrams to solve the questions, it is the simplest way to solve.
  • There may be 1 puzzle of 5 questions based on Double Lineup OR Scheduling. Questions appear longer but are easy to solve. Practice at least 50 sets under each type of puzzles. There may be around a couple of questions based on Data Sufficiency. Problems based on Blood relations, Directions & Distances, Ordering & Ranking, Coding & Decoding in Fictitious Language etc.

Scoring chapters to prepare for Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ordering & Ranking
  2. Arrangement & Pattern
  3. Analogy
  4. Binary Logic

Strategy to attain perfection in the above chapters:

  • Order and Ranking usually are quite easy and direct, practice 10 comprehensions under this type.
  • Practice at least 20 sets each on Arrangement & Pattern as well as Random Alphabet Sequences.

Questions are mostly based on 5 numbers each of 3 digits or a series of numbers in Number Arrangement.The same applies for Random sequence of alphabets, it will be alphabets instead of numbers.

  • Practice 40 questions on Analogy each on Number based analogies, Letter based, GK based and Meaning based analogies. These analogies are usually quick to answer but tricky as well.
  • Practice 60 questions on Binary Logic.

Lastly, chapters like Directions & Distances, Blood Relations and Family Tree are Tricky. Practice 50 questions on Directions & Distances, try to work on the difficult ones. Try to understand the Blood Relations and Family Tree, you can try to draw family trees for your clarity. Practice 50 questions on Blood Relations.

Few tips and tricks:

  • While practicing mock tests, ensure to score 15 marks.
  • Solve the easier and quick to finish questions than the challenging ones.
  • Attempt all the Coding-Decoding, Inequalities, Arrangement & Pattern, Analogies, Ordering & Ranking, Data sufficiency questions first.
  • Move to the problems based on Input Output, Syllogisms, Blood Relations and Directions & Distances.
  • Next, solve the Puzzles and Seating Arrangement, one can solve this in about 10 minutes with a good practice.
  • Try to finish within 25 minutes, and do not answer the questions you cannot solve because, there is a negative scoring of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

All the best 

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How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO 2017 in 2 Months

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SBI PO exam is directed by the State Bank of India to recruit Probationary Officers. The objective is to recruit young graduates for the Managerial post in the Bank. The preliminary examination is due to be conducted on 29th & 30th April and 6th & 7th May'17. The aspirants must be in the midst of preparation. As you know that the syllabus is vast, you must prepare a study plan. With sufficient preparation and the correct strategy, once can successfully crack the prelims.

Exam Pattern for Prelims:

SBI Prelims tests the candidates in English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. It is a computer based exam of 100 marks with 100 questions and the duration is for an hour. Quantitative Aptitude carries 35 marks for 35 questions.

Main Chapters in Quantitative Aptitude:

According the analysis of various question papers that came in the past, you must concentrate on the below chapters first as they appear for sure as well carry a major chunk of the score. Hence, concentrating in these chapters certainly help in answering 40-50% of the questions.

  1. Number Series (5 questions)
  2. Simplification (5 questions)
  3. Data Interpretation (5-10 questions)
  4. Quadratic Equation (0-5 questions)

Preparation Plan/Approach/Strategy:

Simplification:

Prepare well in this area, 20% comes from this chapter alone. The candidates must make a habit of quick mental calculations, it comes with practice. These questions can be solved quickly and easily if you practice this habit. Also, practice short tricks and methods of calculation. Practice the BODMAS Rule, approximations, Square & Cubes, Surds & Indices, Decimals and Percentages.

Number Series:

These questions are simple in nature and easy to solve if and only if you know the proper and correct approach. It again comes with a lot of practice though. One must solve a minimum of 300 questions in Number Series on different patterns. If you are unable to solve in 30 seconds while answering in the exam, move on to the next one.

Data Interpretation:

This should be practiced on a daily basis. Practice 1 set each on Tables, Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph and Miscellaneous questions involving word problems. You can expect up to 2 questions in the exam. This is easier to solve as involves less calculation work.

Quadratic Equations:

Questions based on this chapter are easier to solve. They are purely concept based and can be solved quickly and accurately with sufficient practice. You must practice around 100 questions to be proficient in this. You cannot ignore such chapter because it helps to score better.

Scoring Chapters:

Concentrate on the below chapters to begin with:

  1. Average
  2. Percentages
  3. Profit & Loss
  4. Interest
  5. Ratio & Proportion

Preparation Plan/Approach/Strategy:

These chapters are basic, so start with Percentage average. These depend on the basic understanding and the application of simple formulae. You can practice at any given point. Average, Percentage, Ratios are also likely to be asked in Data Interpretation. So, these are the first things you must get prepared with thoroughly.

Challenging Chapters:

There are about 6-7 questions that are asked from these chapters, they are tricky chapters. You must prepare thoroughly in these chapters.

  1. Permutations & Combinations
  2. Probability
  3. Time, Speed & Distance (including Boat & Stream)
  4. Algebra
  5. Time & Work (including Pipes & Cisterns)
  6. Mensuration & Geometry
  7. Mixtures & Alligations

Preparation Plan/Approach/Strategy:

Plan to complete 3 chapters in a week.

In Permutations & Combinations, letters of a word arrangement are asked. Arrangements in a circle, selection type problems are commonly asked. Ensure to work on a minimum of 50 sample questions.

You can find various problems related to Time, Speed and Distance. Sometime 1, or even 2-3 questions are asked based on this concept. These problems are tricky, so solve enough of them to become thorough.

In Time & Work, questions on Work Efficiency, Wages and Pipes & Cisterns. Solve at least 50 problems of each type to get hands on.

Remember Formula in Mensuration. There are topics like, Cubes, Cuboids, Square, Rectangle, Cylinder, Sphere, Circle, Semicircle, Cone etc., prepare a sheet with the formulae at the time of preparation to actually remember these better.

One chapter that is of less importance is Data Sufficiency. The questions will be something like 1 question and 2 statements will be given, the candidate has to decide if these 2 statements are sufficient to answer the give question.

Overall, solve the previous years’ questions papers, mock tests, online tests on a regular basis.

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SBI PO Previous year Question papers PDF download

India's Largest Bank, State Bank of India has released notification for filling 2403 vacancies for the post of SBI PO. SBI  will conducrt examination to select 'probationary officers' in following stages:

•         SBI PO Preliminary examination

•         SBI PO Mains examination

•         Group Discussion & Interview

The SBI PO exam prelims will be held in April/ May 2017.  You can read the details in the official SBI PO Notification 2017.

A lot of candidates are eagerly waiting to get into the best bank in the country. The competition will be no doubt, a tought nut.  You need to put extra effort to clear the exam with good marks. Solving mock tests and past years paper will provide you with enough speed and accuracy for the exam.

SBI PO Prelims 2017:

The prelims exam will be of 100 marks and total duration will be 1 hour.

• Reasoning.

• Data Interpretation.

• English.

SBI PO Mains Subjects:

 The mains exam will be of 200 marks and total duration will be of total 2 hours.

• English Language.

• Quantitative Aptitude.

• Reasoning Ability.

• General Awareness Test.

• Computer Knowledge Test

 

SBI PO Previous Year's Papers

We are providing the SBI PO past 5 year's question papers in PDF format. Download them and boost your preparation for the SBI PO exam.

 

Note: we will Update PDF Soon.

 Stay tuned for more updates on SBI PO Last years Question Papers in PDF, Good Luck!.

 

 

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What is the best way to prepare for SBI bank PO while working as an IT employee?

Firstly, we would like to congratulate you for taking up the decision of preparing for SBI bank PO while working as an IT employee. It is a great decision to choose to expand your horizon towards Bank PO jobs while being in IT field. Adding to your efforts, we would like to suggest you how to prepare for SBI bank PO while working as an IT employee.

Tips to crack SBI PO for IT Professional

Even if you have a busy schedule, you can start preparing for bank PO exams like SBI bank PO.  We present you some incredible tips to crack SBI PO for IT Professionals:

  • Initially, take a mock test so that you get an idea of your ranking in bank PO preparation. You can then figure out your weak areas and start working on it. You can also figure out your strong areas and enhance them.
  • Prepare a short routine consisting of all sections in accordance to your work hours (we would recommend for 4- 5 hours daily). Make sure that you manage to cover all possible sections on a daily basis. Moreover, make sure you read a newspaper every day.
  • Start searching for study materials and resources which will help you prepare for the SBI bank PO exam. Your primary focus should be on the topics in which you are weak and focus on those.  While preparing, keep an eye on your rate of improvement.
  • Keep a track of amount of time you devote to each section. Revise repeatedly and work on most of the questions you come across.
  • Be consistent with your practice. Don’t miss out practice sessions and make sure you follow the routine.

Tips to crack SBI PO for IT Professional: Points to Remember

  • Focus on weak areas: Try to focus on the weak areas more than the areas in which you are strong at. That will make your performance 100 percent.
  • Prioritize the important ones: Make a note of the important topics asked in SBI PO exams and focus mostly on those topics. 
  • Revise: Try to revise what you study as it will make you remember what you read. Or else, you will forget what you read.
  • Take up mock tests: Attempt mock tests on a regular basis. This practice will give you a virtual exam environment to practice.

We hope that this article helps in how to prepare for SBI PO while working as an IT employee. Stay tuned for more updates. All the best

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How to Crack SBI PO Exam in first attempt

State Bank of India (SBI) is one of the oldest names in the banking industry since years. Hundreds of students aspiring for bank jobs dream of working with SBI as SBI PO. It is, undoubtedly, one of the toughest examinations which students struggle to crack. SBI PO aspirants need to employ hard core preparation and efforts for this exam. In this scenario, students find for a reliable platform for online practice. We suggest all our aspirants to have faith on their caliber and believe that they can achieve it by hard work.

All you need to do to crack SBI PO exam is work hard and be clear with your goals. You need to make a proper study plan and prepare well. The number of hours doesn’t matter but all that matters is accuracy and expertise. When you enhance your approach, you will automatically be able to perform well. To help you clear SBI PO Prelims in first attempt, we bring you some expert tips and tricks.

Tips and Tricks to Crack the SBI PO 2017 Exam In First Attempt

  • Effective Time Management skills is one of the crucial factors for success in SBI PO Prelims. So, try to utilize your time judiciously.
  • Attempt online mock tests & practice tests. It will help you get an idea of pattern asked in the exam.
  • Try to make a ‘Scheduled and Optimal Study Plan’ which will help you go through every section/ chapter without wasting time.
  • Try to be consistent in your practice and efforts. Don’t lose focus and keep trying.
  • Try to get an idea of the ‘Exam Pattern’.
  • Attempt All India Mock Test Series to know your national rankings. They will help you get an idea of your preparedness.
  • Figure out your strong and weak areas. Strengthen your strong areas as they will fetch you marks and focus on your weak areas to improve them.
  • Revision is an essential and key factor. Try to revise whatever you read regularly.
     

Books for Reference
 

  • Comprehensive Guide to IBPS CWE Bank PO Exam by Disha Expert
  • Bank Clerical Cadre Common Written Exam by Lal Singh
  • Practice Book On Quicker Maths by K. Kundan and M. Tyra
  • Magical Book On Quicker Maths by K. Kundan and M. Tyra
  • Clerical Cadre Common Written Exam by T.S. Jain

     

We hope your attempt of SBI PO Prelims becomes a success in the very first time. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you good luck!

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SBI PO 2017: Time Management Tips & Strategy by Toppers

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SBI Bank PO exam is scheduled to take place in a couple of months. This post is considered as one of the most prestigious ones. A lot of graduates appear, though a very few actually make it. SBI has changed its pattern of exam for the Mains, the pattern remains the same in preliminary exams. You can allot different amount of time for each section as per your convenience.

The time allocation given for each section in this article is after researching at our end by interviewing various toppers of SBI PO. Below are the time management tips for SBI Prelims (online):

  • Reasoning: 20 Minutes
  • English: 10 Minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 28 Minutes
  • 2 Minutes to review

Your own style of time allocation depends on the areas where you perform better. If you are strong in Math, chances are bright for you to quickly finish answering the questions in that particular section. So, you may end up spending less time in the Quant section. Thus, allowing you more time in the sections which may be a challenge for you.

If you already have a strategy in place, you may just stick on to that.  However, you may use this time allocation strategy as a guideline. Mock tests, online SBI Bank PO papers help to improve speed. Self-assessment helps to improve your ability to clear the sections in stipulated time. Always, save sometime for mock tests on a regular basis. You are best person to prepare a time management strategy to overcome your weaknesses.

SBI PO Mains Exam consists of the below sections along with a descriptive section too:

S.No.

Name of Section

No. Of Questions

Total Marks

Exam Duration

1.

Reasoning & Computer Knowledge

45

60

60 Minutes

2.

Data Analysis & interpretation

35

60

45 Minutes

3.

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 Minutes

4.

English Language

35

40

40 Minutes

Total

155

200

3 Hours

  • Start with something that is easier for you. English Language followed by reasoning & computer knowledge should be good to go. Test of English language has been allotted 40 Minutes of duration for 35 questions. As per the toppers guidance, this section can be finished in 30-35 Minutes.
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness needs to be allocated 35-40 Minutes.
  • Reasoning and Computer Knowledge is allocated 60 Minutes. Allot more time for Reasoning than for Computer Knowledge. The time you saved in English language could be used here in this Reasoning section. Ideally, this section can be wrapped up in 60-65 Minutes.
  • If you are thorough with reasoning as well, then it is a time saver. You could use the saved time in Data Analysis & Interpretation. If you take a look at the pattern, duration for this section is 45 Minutes for 35 questions which means there are chances that the questions can be tricky, so prepare for the worst.

The time management duration mentioned here is purely based on the data of the candidates who perform well. Just in case, you are not performing well in any of the sections, you must focus on those areas while preparing next time. All the Best.

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Success story SBI PO 2016-17: Selected Candidate

SBI PO Success Story 2016-17 Qualified Candidate

The competitive exams are round the corner, and the aspirants might have started their preparations by now. We get to read so many tips and tricks for preparation. This article intends to put forth a success story of a young and dynamic graduate who was kind of a rolling stone until he decided to prepare for SBI PO exam.

Rasheed Habib, a qualified B.Tech (EEE) who passed out in 2013 got a job in some private organization. He was not satisfied with his job and so left it in 2014 to start his preparation for Government jobs. He knew it was not easy, there must be some guidance. He was in dilemma whether to go ahead with GATE or Banking exam preparation. He has taken his friend’s suggestion in trying his luck in the Banking exams.

He gave an attempt in IBPS clerk 2014 which did not yield good results, failed miserably even in GATE. He finally decided to seriously prepare for the Banking exams by supporting himself with some additional guidance to make a successful attempt for SBI PO exam.

His preparation turned out fruitful and he passed out with excellence. Here are his marks in SBI PO:

  • Reasoning - 27.5 (cutoff-6),
  • DI - 15.5 (cutoff-6),
  • GA - 27.75(cutoff-10),
  • English - 18.5(cutoff-4),
  • Descriptive - 27 (cutoff-17.5)
  • Interview- 39 (cutoff-18)

TOTAL - 54 (cutoff - 44.43, OBC)

There is always something called dedication without which one cannot achieve success at this rate. His attempt in SBI PO Mains was a failure, tried his luck in many other competitive examinations and primarily PO exams. His principle was “If you are not succeeding in spite of full effort, then don’t change the aim, just change the way”. When he failed miserably in IBPS Mains, he thought he should go back to some private job as he failed interview by cut off 1.5 Marks (OBC). He got amazing support from his family who encouraged him to give another attempt. He analyzed his marks as well as his weaknesses. He was lagging in General Awareness. He has not particularly taken any coaching until then. He somehow found capsules (app) online that has enabled him to make his preparations further and better. That way he successfully cleared the SBI PO Mains and interview.

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How To Crack SBI PO 2017 in 2 Months

This is the time of the year where in many graduates aspire to get into either professional courses or prepare for some competitive examination to get into a Government job. SBI Bank PO is one such exam which is considered as one of the prestigious jobs one can aspire. It is certainly difficult to crack such exam but with an intense preparation, one can crack it. For cracking SBI PO 2017, one needs to make a schedule and sure shot preparation tips. This article attempts to provide sure shot tips to crack SBI PO 2017 Exam in 2 Months.

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Tips To Crack SBI PO Exam in 2 Months:

Given below are the tips to crack SBI PO in just 2 months! We recommend our students to follow them and make a habit of scoring high:

  • Test of English comes in most of the competitive exams. In SBI Bank PO Main exam, there is an additional section which is a descriptive paper and Group Discussion. Descriptive paper is a written test in English which and the topics such Letter Writing & Essay writing.
  • English language is the language of communication, hence the candidate is tested in Group discussion & Interview.
  • Make it a habit of checking for meanings of the words you are unaware of, so, your dictionary comes in handy. Prepare a list of words on a daily basis and allot some time to know about the word list.
  • Knowing about the rules of the grammar is the rule of your thumb. Get well acquainted with the rules. Wren and Martin book of grammar is like a bible, so please keep it handy to refer as and when required.
  • Include a practice where you make a sentence with the new words every day.
  • Reading a good English News paper helps. It covers 2 things, one is improving vocabulary, your general awareness and current affairs will also get covered.
  • Make bullet points of the important news, flash cards help in your last minute revision.
  • Solve previous year’s exam papers of SBI Bank PO. Evaluate and see which section usurps most of your time.
  • Make a note of Books & Authors Winners of major awards / prizes / sports competitions, Committees – Purpose & Chairmen, Abbreviations, World Leaders, Important persons, Major dates / developments in History, Science etc.
  • Make a habit of reading Editorial and other reports on the centre-spread of the newspaper.
  • Listening to the news on BBC, DD News helps you pick up the correct pronunciation that might help you while talking in the group discussions and interview.
  • One of the best practices is self-evaluation. Like you test yourself in written by attempting mock-tests, try to read aloud and record on your phone. Later, hear the recording and correct yourself. By doing so, you can improve your pronunciation, builds confidence as well.
  • Interact with your friends and participate in discussions among yourself. Ensure that, all of you discuss in English. This helps in overcoming the fear of public speaking and develops your thought process.

All these tips help you prepare well for the SBI PO Bank Exam.

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