Lakhs of job aspirants eagerly wait for the recruitment notification from the largest public sector bank in the country, State Bank of India (SBI). The wait is over as the recruitment notification from the bank was released during the last week. More than 30 lakh applications are expected to register for around 2000 probationary officer vacancies.
The competition for SBI PO 2018, which is scheduled in the first week of July, will be massive. We hope you all are familiar with the SBI PO 2018 exam pattern and have toured our exclusive article on how to kick-start the SBI PO preparation.
To be honest, aspirants are not left with much time to master all the concepts in the examination. Starting from today, there are hardly two months, i.e., 60 days, left for the aspirants to focus on the examination. Obviously, cracking SBI PO is hard; however, with a detailed preparation plan, you can make it. All you need to do is devote time and be passionate towards your goal. Here is the 8-week study plan for SBI PO 2018.
Week-1: Get Familiar With The Concepts
The first and foremost step will be on understanding the concepts. No need to hurry. Take time and focus carefully on every concept. By the end of this week, you should also know all the formulae required in quantitative aptitude. The grammar and vocabulary part also should be learned during these seven days.
Week-2: Master The Important Topics
Be it competitive or admission entrance exam, focusing on the important topics is a wise man's call. Whatever the concepts you have learned in the last week should be more specific in this week. Always try to mix the preparation with the practise while mastering the important topics. This strategy will help you earn a command over the subjects.
Week-3: Nourish All The Concepts
You might be wondering why we are exclusively focusing on concepts. It's very simple. If you are not able to crack the answer, you can get the help of principles in the concepts and get the answer through the elimination process. This is one of the best strategies for competitive exams. This is your last week to know each and every concept of the sections. From this week, you should also start reading about the economy and gain banking awareness.
Week-4: Exclusive Focus On Reasoning & English
You may have wondered why we kept the quantitative aptitude section aside. The quantitative section is required only till the preliminary exam as it is substituted with the data analysis & interpretation in the main examination. Though the mathematical concepts are required to do the data analysis part, candidates who cleared the preliminary exam can manage this part. However, this is not the case with the reasoning and English sections. One should take all the pain to solve every question in the reasoning section. While coming to English, the level of difficulty will be increased in the main examination. Hence, while practising, focus more on these two sections.
Week-5: Prepare For The Main Examination
Cracking the preliminary exam alone will not make you an SBI probationary officer. You need to take the main examination followed by the group discussion and an interview. Job seekers are suggested to focus on these areas simultaneously. While you are preparing for the reasoning, quantitative and English sections for the preliminary exam, give special attention to general and banking awareness. You should also practise writing letters and essays for descriptive papers.
Week-6: Practise Is The Only Way
By now, you might have mastered all the concepts while practising and are familiar with the exam fever. Now, the focus should be only on the preliminary exam because this screening test is more dangerous than the main examination due to the low success ratio. One should practise various types of questions multiple times to gain control. Always believe the quote, "Practise makes a man perfect."
Week-7: Recall All The Strategies
We have entered the penultimate week. There is no specific preparation plan for this week. Try to identify where you lack and start working on those areas but never ignore practising. Recollect all the exam strategies and tricks that include short-cuts you listed in your notes. Never allow ambiguity on concepts because it will lower your confidence.
Week-8: Nothing Than Mocks
Never shift to any new book or guide for learning tricks during the last seven days. Try to understand that you have done enough. Take a lot of mock tests in the last week. Attempt at least one full-length mock test every day and monitor your results. The preliminary exam will be conducted for an hour, this means you have to shift between the three topics which require a lot of concentration. Stay focused and try to increase your accuracy.
SBI PO is one such recruitment exam that enables all the job seekers to compete in a single test. This is our first observation on SBI PO 2018. Stay in touch with us for more preparation tips.