In a couple of months, there will be many recruitment notifications from the banks including the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). In the last week of April, the largest public sector bank in India, State Bank of India (SBI), has invited applicants to apply for a total of 2000 probationary officers vacancies. The recruitment notification has not only created buzz among the job seekers but also working professionals.
Over 25 Lakh candidates are expected to have registered for the SBI PO 2018 and the selection process for the probationary officers will kick-start with the phase I preliminary examination, which takes place in the first week of July. We hope, the number of applicants from the engineering-related streams is not meagre. Aspirants who are from the engineering background will enjoy a bit of advantage in the examination because of the computer and quantitative aptitude sections. If you are an engineering student with an aim to crack the SBI PO, these tips will help you in the preparation.
Work On Your Weaknesses
Aspirants might have kick-started their preparation and drafted a study schedule for the SBI PO. Try to allot more time for the weak areas because engineering graduates might be already familiar with a few concepts in the data interpretation & analysis, computer and quantitative aptitude while pursuing the course. Working on the weak areas prior to the final phase of the examination will increase the confidence as well.
Focus More On The Reasoning Section
As we said above, reasoning is one of the areas one should start working meticulously. Many engineering graduates might be familiar with the analytical skills, but solving the reasoning ability requires critical thinking skills along with logical reasoning. Start your preparation by mastering the basic concepts and try to work on both preliminary and main at a time. This will save time and increase the command over the concepts.
Take Advantage In Computer Aptitude
Almost all the engineering graduates are familiar with computer applications besides basic knowledge. Spending much time on the basics is not a wise man's decision. Indeed, start working on the other sections such as reasoning ability or general awareness. While reading the computer aptitude, in-depth study is not required for engineers.
Recall The Mathematical Strategies
Candidates who are from the engineering-related streams might have cracked the engineering entrance examination to gain a seat in the institutes. While preparing for the engineering entrance examination, they might have prepared a lot for mathematics. Try to recall all those strategies because the SBI PO examination will be conducted at this level. However, focus on the accuracy and speed because the time will be very less compared to the entrance examination.
Use The Language Proficiency
The English language is the deciding factor in both preliminary and main examination. Aspirants from the engineering-related streams can use the proficiency of the English language they acquired while pursuing engineering. This is also an added advantage for the aspirants from this profession. However, ignoring reading comprehension and regular practice will not produce better result.
As we stated above, the duration will be very less for the SBI PO. One has to work on the speed but not putting the accuracy at the risk. Practice is the only way to achieve the result. Compared to mastering the topics, one has to devote more time for practising. Taking full length mock tests at regular intervals is also suggested.