How To Crack The Probationary Officers Exam In The South Indian Bank

South Indian Bank, which is one of the earliest banks in South India, has released a recruitment notification for a total of 150 Probationary Officers (PO). The bank has invited young graduates to apply for the post until May 25, 2018. The online test will be conducted tentatively in the month of June.


The bank is in a hurry to recruit candidates and has opened the online application process only for the ten days. We can expect the online examination to be held in the second or third week of the next month. Which means, less than a month left for the preparations. If you are one amongst the applicants of the PO exam, start your preparations with our section-wise tips.

South Indian Bank Recruitment 2018 For 150 Probationary OfficersSouth Indian Bank Recruitment 2018 For 150 Probationary Officers

Tips To Crack PO In South Indian Bank

South Indian Bank Exam Pattern

S NoName Of Tests No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40
40 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40
20 minutes
English Language 40
40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 40
40 minutes
Total 160
2 hours 20 minutes

The examination will be conducted only in English and one-fourth of the marks for each question will be deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates who are shortlisted after the written examination will be called for the group discussion round and an interview.

Tips For Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

The reasoning section consists of both verbal and non-verbal questions. One should increase their critical thinking ability to solve the questions. Try to analyse the concepts based on their importance. It's better to know about the shortcuts which will help you save time while taking the exam.

Concentrate more on coding & decoding, inequalities, syllogisms, seating arrangements and puzzles. Always be attentive while solving the tricky topics such as blood relations and directions.

This section also consists of questions related to computer aptitude. Start studying with the basics of computer and make a note of the evolution over the generations. Be familiar with the computer abbreviations because one can expect direct questions.

How To Prepare For Reasoning Ability In SBI PO 2018How To Prepare For Reasoning Ability In SBI PO 2018

Tips For General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

As the exam will be conducted in less than a month, we suggest aspirants master only the important areas. Out of forty questions, more than ten questions will be based on banking awareness and current affairs. Try to be strong in these two areas. The economy questions will focus on the revenues and expenditure of the current financial year.

Devote some time to read the Union Budget and Economic Survey. Pick a good general knowledge book of your choice and start reading the important topics such as political system, physical geography, people in news, etc.

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Tips For English Language

This is one of the sections where you can score more and increase your chances of clearing the written test. A daily practise can only make you strong in this section. Most of the questions will be based on the grammatical skills. Hence, try to improve your vocabulary and grammar.

The reading comprehension is the most important topic. Aspirant should be in a position to crack the answer while reading the question. For this, a lot of practise is required. For the spotting the errors questions, never look for logic and stick to the grammar rules.

How To Prepare For The English Section In SBI PO 2018How To Prepare For The English Section In SBI PO 2018

Tips For Data Analysis & Interpretation

This section also requires a lot of practise and one should start their preparations with the simplification topic. One can expect data interpretation questions based on sets such as pie charts, bar graphs, tabular graphs and line graphs. One should be in a position to solve the questions without using a pen and paper.

You can be confident about the data interpretation section only if you are strong in the ratio and proportion, percentages, profit and loss, averages, simple interest and compound interest topics. While coming to data analysis, a lot of critical thinking along with the application of mathematics is required. Practise solving the SBI or IBPS PO questions, which will help you a lot.

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