State Bank of India (SBI) has ended the long wait for the probationary officer (PO) preliminary result . The preliminary result was released for the recruitment of 2,000 vacancies. Candidates who have appeared for the online preliminary examination in the first week of July can visit the official website to check their results.
With the phase-I SBI PO Prelim Results 2018 out, candidates who have passed with flying colours should now focus on the SBI PO main examination. There is a lot of difference between the preliminary and main examinations.
Aspirants have to understand that the marks obtained in phase-II, i.e., the main examination, the group exercises & the interview are only considered for the final merit list. As SBI has scheduled the main exam on August 4, here are the important things you need to do after learning your SBI PO prelims results.
Understand The Difference Between The Preliminary And Main Exams
Aspirants might be familiar with the SBI PO exam pattern for both the preliminary and main examinations. In the main examination, they will find the descriptive paper along with general/economy/banking awareness questions.
The format of the questions in the main examination will be different from the preliminary exam and the level of difficulty is a bit high. The syllabus for both the preliminary and main examinations is almost similar.
We advise aspirants to give special attention to data interpretation (DI). Usually, the sets of DI will be based on pie charts, line graphs, bar graphs, missing DI and tabular graphs. One should be strong in the basic simplifications such as ratio and proportion, percentages, profit and loss, averages, time and work, simple interest and compound interest. One should also prepare for computer aptitude in the main examination.
Prepare An Effective Preparation Schedule For 2 Weeks
Hardly, two weeks left for the SBI PO main examination. If you have prepared a study schedule for the main exam prior to the preliminary exam, we suggest you prepare a new one upon considering your weak and strong areas. Try to allot time for at least five mock tests during these two weeks.
Apply The Preliminary Strategies For The Preparation
As mentioned above, the syllabus will be same for both the preliminary and main examinations. Hence, candidates can use the same strategies for the main exam preparation. It is also advised to apply the shortcuts which are used in the SBI PO prelims. One has to practise the questions with an eye on the time because the number of questions is more for the main exam.
Focus On The General/Economy/Banking Awareness
This is an additional subject which is not available in the SBI PO prelims. This is a scoring section because of the factual knowledge. Aspirants can also save time in this section because each question will not take more than 30 seconds to answer.
Devote Time For The Descriptive Paper
The descriptive paper is also a scoring one in the SBI PO main examination. One has to write an essay and a letter. Though this is meant to test your English language competency, your prime focus should be on the grammar and vocabulary. We suggest you to prepare for the descriptive paper while preparing for the English language section in the objective test.