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Tips to Crack the SBI PO examination

State Bank of India has long announced its examination for the post of Probationary Officer for 2014. Most interested candidates by now would have submitted their applications, the last sate for which is by the way today i.e. April 25, 2014. The question that needs some perspective is that are there any tips which can help to crack the SBI PO 2014 examination, which will be held tentatively in the month of June. The answer to that question is a most definite yes! Let’s us have look at some of the ways which will make it easier for you to comprehend the examination and then some tips to crack the SBI PO  examination.

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Exam Scheme for SBI PO 2014 exam

The SBI PO examination consists of two phases. The first phase consists of an objective and descriptive test and the second phase of group discussion and a personal interview. First Phase: The first phase of the examination consists of a descriptive and an objective test. The objective test is of 200 marks and has the time duration of two hours and is a computer based test. Whereas the descriptive test is an hour long and carries a weightage of 50 marks. The objective test consists of questions from the English language; general awareness, computer knowledge, marketing awareness; Data Analysis and interpretation; and Reasoning. The descriptive test assesses your written communication skills in English. Your test will consist of an essay, a precise, a formal letter etc. on a given topic. Second Phase: The only candidates who are able to clear the first phase are eligible to move on the next phase. The second phase of the selection will take you through a group discussion and a personal interview. 

Tips to Crack the SBI PO examination

SBI PO Exam Study Material and Previous Years Solved Question Papers with Mock Tests

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Listed below are some tips to crack the examination for the post of Probationary Officer by SBI:

  • The first and foremost tip for clearing the examination is that you should avoid answering questions in the paper you are not certain about because the paper carries negative marking and so it is big no-no to get answers wrong.
  • Make sure you are updated on your current affairs apart from the static general knowledge. Not only will it help you in the General Awareness section of the examination but will also give you an edge in your PI and GD.
  • Pick up new words from the thesaurus and try and learn as many synonyms and antonyms as you possibly can. It so one of the most scoring sections of the written exam examination.
  • It is advised not to waste too much time if you get stuck somewhere. Also the reasoning part is said to be time consuming and confusing. Try and solve as soon as you can or move on. You can always come back if you have time left in the end.
  • There are also some topics such as percentage, simple interest, compound interest, area, work, distance, time which are easy to score, so make sure you prepare these topics well.
  • Try and be on top of things concerning banking and economics. Mostly the descriptive test questions are from the banking industry.
  • Prepare you grammar well.
  • The more you are familiar with computers the better is your chance in scoring at the questions pertaining to Professional Knowledge Section.
  • Most importantly do practice on the sample paper and most tests. This will not only give you an insight on the examination but also help you build up your speed for attempting the examination.

Best of Luck!

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