Prepare for SBI PO Exam 2014 in 60 Days [Full Study Plan]


prepare for sbi po recruitment exam 2013,how to prepare for sbi po exam 2013,books for sbi po exam 2013,study plan for sbi po exam 2013,how to crack sbi po exam 2013SBI recruitments always bring excitement and tension to those individuals aspiring for bank jobs.While the obvious reason is State bank of India being the no.1 public sector in India, high competition is another cause.With the last date to apply fast approaching - the next big question will be how to prepare for the upcoming sbi po exams 2014?

 

By now, most of you would be busy in submitting the online registrations for 1800 PO jobs in SBI.The next stop is written examination which falls in the month of June.

 

BankExamsIndia.com has always encouraged visitors to share their banking exam/ interview experiences & strategies with fellow readers.Inline with that policy, here is one.

 

Varun reddy from Karnataka devised a study plan aptly titled ‘SBI PO Exam Preparation in 60 days’ for his personal use.But wanted to help other applicants as well & hence shared it with us for publishing on this website.

 

Materials Required:

Varun has given chapterwise list of topics to cover after referring through some of the popular books available.So we are providing the same recommended by him

 

All the books listed below are very popular among candidates.They have received many positive reviews & rated as cheap & best.

 

If you are weak in a specific section, consider buying books given for that paper below.

 

For Revisions
SBI PO previous yrs solved papers – Rs.140 – Buy online
Descriptive English by S.P Bakshi– Rs.170 – Buy online

Reasoning
1. Analytical reasoning by M.k pandey – Rs.158 – Buy online
2. Non-Verbal reasoning by prabhat-javad – Rs.215 – Buy online

Data Interpretation
1. Quicker Maths (magical book series) – Rs.196 – Purchase online
2. Data interpretation by Arun sharma – Rs.288 – Buy online

English language
1. Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis – Rs.92 – Buy online
2. High School English grammar by Wren & Martin – Rs.158 – Buy online
3. Objective English by Hari mohan prasad – Rs.329 – Buy online

General Knowledge
1. India 2014 – Rs.249 – Buy online
2. Pratiyogita Darpan monthly magazine (September 2013 to April 2014 issues)

 

It is possible for some to posses titles from other publications.They can prepare for the mentioned topics from those books too.But remember to buy previous solved papers as it will be helpful while practicing.

 

 

Day

Reasoning

Data interpretation

English

(GA/ Marketing/

Computer)

1

Verbal reasoning-problem solving: basic types of problem solving with examples.

 

Non Verbal reasoning-basic concepts.

 

Shortcuts for Addition, multiplication, divisibility, squaring, cube.

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)   - 1. Talk about personality types.

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)-Sentence, subject and predicate, phrase and clause.

Pratiyogita Darpan (PD) - Sep2013 issue:  News and events.

2

HCF and LCM

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy) - 2. Talk about Doctors, Various Practitioners.

 

Grammar - Parts of speech: Noun

PD - Sep `13: Current affairs.

3

Verbal reasoning- problem solving: exercise A,B,C

 

Non Verbal reasoning-basic   concepts.

Fractions, Decimal fractions, Elementary Algebra

PD –Oct 2013 News & events.

4

Surds

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)   - 4. Talk about science & scientists, liars & lying.

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin) - Adjectives.

PD –Oct 2013 Current affairs.

5

Verbal reasoning- problem solving: exercise C &
problems

 

Non Verbal reasoning-Problems related to symmetry

Number System.

PD Nov 2013 News & Current affairs

.

6

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)   - Revision (1-5)

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin) - Articles.

7

Verbal reasoning- problem solving: Practice book problems

 

Non Verbal reasoning-Problems on visual ability

PD Dec 2013 : News & Current affairs

8

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)   - Comprehensive test 1 & 6. Talk about Actions.

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin) - Pronouns.

9

Ratio and proportion.

 

PD Jan 2014 News & Current affairs

10

Verbal reasoning- problem solving: Practice book problems

 

Non Verbal reasoning-series: 5 figure series.

 

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)  - 7. Talk about various Speech habits & How to Insult your enemies.

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin) - Parts of speech: verbs

11

Partnership.

 

PD Feb 2014 News & Current affair

12

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy) - 9.Talk about How to Flatter your friends & Revision (6-9)

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)- Active & Passive voice, Verb forms.

13

 

Verbal reasoning- Coded relationships & Inequalities: only previous papers questions from Practice book.

 

Non Verbal reasoning-series: 5 figure series.

Percentages.

PD -  Revision (news & events from Sep. to  Feb. 2014 )

 

14

15

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy) - Comprehensive test 2

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin) - Verb forms.

16

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy) -  10. Talk about common Phenomenon, 11. Talk about Whats going on, 12.Talk about Variety of personal characteristics.

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin) - Tenses.

 

PD -  Revision (current affairs from Sep. to  Feb. 2014 )

 

17

Verbal reasoning- Input-Output basics, shifting, Arrangement, Miscellaneous,previous paper questions from Practice book

 

Non Verbal reasoning-series: 5 figure series.

Averages.

18

Averages.

19

Averages.

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)   -   Revision (10-12), Comp. test 3.

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)- Tenses

 

Banking knowledge: Internet reference all terms and terminology.

 

20

Problems based on Ages.

 

21

 

Verbal reasoning-Analytical decision making; Previous problems from Practice book

 

Non Verbal reasoning-series: 5 figure series.

22

Profit and loss.

 

Vocabulary - Full revision.

 

Grammar(By Wren and martin)Auxiliaries and Modals.

23

Verbal reasoning-syllogism, Previous problems   from Practice book

 

Non Verbal reasoning-series: 5 figure series.

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)  -   Full revision.

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)- Adverb.

Events in banking from sep. 2013 to march.2014.

24

Simple Interest.

25

Compound Interest.

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)  -   Difficult words (quiz 1-12).

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)- Preposition, Conjunction, Interjection, Preposition

 

More about Banking.

26

Verbal reasoning-Basics of logic and some informal tips on critical reasoning

 

Non Verbal reasoning-series: 4 figure series.

Alligation.

 

27

28


 

Verbal reasoning-Assumptions & Previous paper questions from Practice book

 

Non Verbal reasoning-4 figure series &  Missing  figure series.

Time and work.

 

29

30

Work and Wages.

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)  -   Difficult words (quiz 16- 33).

 

Objective English -

Comprehending passages, Spotting errors

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)- Revision of parts of speech.

31

Pipes and Cisterns.

PD March 2014 - News & events, current affairs.

32

Time and distance.

33

Trains and streams.

Marketing knowledge:

Internet reference.

Daily 2 Essay topics.

34

 

 

 

 

Verbal reasoning- Arguments & questions from Practice book

 

Non Verbal reasoning-series: Missing figure series.

Mensuration,

(from DI book): DI, Tables,Bar charts,X-Y Chart, Pie charts

 

35

36

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)  -   Difficult words (quiz 34- 54).

 

Objective English - Comprehending passages, Filling the paragraphs,

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)- Analysis of simple sentences : simple, compound, complex.,Clauses,

Full length objective previous paper 1 - 7

37

38

Verbal reasoning-Evaluating Inferences & Previous papers

 

Non Verbal reasoning- Missing  figure series, Analogy

39

Series.

Cases (DI).

Computer knowledge: Basics.

Daily 2 Essay topics.

 

40

Series, Data sufficiency.

DI Exercises Without options.(12 sets) & Ten minute test papers-3.

41

42

Verbal reasoning-Statements and conclusion from practice book (full)

 

Non Verbal reasoning-Analogy.

Computer knowledge:

Ms office.

Daily 2 Essay topics.

43

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)  -   Difficult words (quiz 55- 60).

 

Objective English - Sentence skills

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)- More about Adverb clauses,Analysis of complex and compound sentences.

Full length objective previous paper 8,9

44

Verbal reasoning-Course of action, previous paper questions from practice book

 

Non Verbal reasoning-Analogy.

45

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)  -   Difficult words (quiz 61- 86).

 

Objective English -Sentence skills, Sentence construction, sequence of tenses

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)- Transformation of sentences.

Full length objective previous paper 10,11,12,13,14,15,16, 17

46

47

 

Verbal reasoning-Cause and Effect: questions from practice book, strengthening and weakening Arguments.

 

Non Verbal reasoning-Analogy.

48

49

Probability, Permutations & combinations.

DI Ten minute test papers-2 & full length sectional test papers (DI).

Computer knowledge:

Previous exam questions.

Revision of essay topics.

50

Verbal reasoning-Data sufficiency & practice problems

 

Non Verbal reasoning-Classification & complete Previous papers.

51

52

53

 

Vocabulary (Norman Lewis: word power made easy)  -

Difficult words  revision & Idioms.

 

Grammar (By Wren and martin)-Direct and indirect speech, Structures.

Full length objective previous paper 18,19, 20

54

Verbal reasoning-Miscellaneous

 

Non Verbal reasoning-Previous papers.

55

PD: April 2014: news and events, current affairs.

56

SBI PO previous papers

Full length sectional test papers (DI).

Full length objective previous paper 2122,23,24,25

Tips on Paragraph writing,letter writing,prĂ©cis writing & Previous  years descriptive papers.

Budget 2014 & its allocations: (Finance and rail).

Revision.

57

58

59

60

 

 

To wade through millions of candidates & emerge successful in SBI PO recruitment exam 2014, one has to devote enough time in advance.

 

We believe the above plan would help you in charting plans to manage that time in cracking this test.

 

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1 comments:

Shubhnish said...

thanks u varun and bankexamindia.com to share such usful content because everybody have pleathora of books n material but what is more needed is proper guidence.