Have you started to prepare for SBI PO recruitment exam 2013? With just a month left, we know many would be still searching for tips and free SBI question downloads on the internet.Though it is necessary to have a plan in place you should also know about previous SBI cutoffs and scores.This enables you to approach the state bank of India`s recruitment exam more confidently.
Few weeks back we published a guide on how to prepare for SBI PO exam in 60 days that contained in-depth study plan by Mr.Varun.
Now let’s look at State bank of India`s previous recruitment exams & gather info on the marks considered safe. For SBI job aspirants to understand better - the article is broken into following parts covering
How Much to Score?
State Bank of India conducted recruitment test for 1000 PO on July 21, 2011. Below were the marks & cutoffs fixed by the bank for that hiring exercise.
The bank has not informed about the minimum score for written test in its notification but going by 2011 advt., it could be 40% for general & 35% for others.
Marks of the last candidate qualified in written exam (obj.& desc.papers) are,
Though the chance of these scores repeating again this year cannot be judged, you get an idea of expected score ranges.
What Topics to Cover?
A great deal of things can be learnt about competitive exams by referring previous year papers.So based on such patterns we have compiled the list of topics to that you need to concentrate while preparing for the upcoming SBI po 2013 exams.
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|Comprehension passages||Banking Terms|
|Jumbled & construction of sentences||Current affairs & Latest events|
|Synonyms & Antonyms||Computer knowledge|
|Close passage||Marketing questions|
|Syllogism, Analogies||Time,speed, distance problems|
|Sitting/ Circular arrangements||BODMAS|
|Direction based problems||Mensuration|
|Data sufficiency||Permutations & combinations|
|Input output, Odd pairs & Eligibility test||Line graphs & tables|
|Non verbal (images type)||Charts (bar/pie etc.)|
|Course of action, Coding decoding|
|Cause effect, Output tracing|
This is more like english grammar paper given in school exams.For 50 marks, the section consists of the following questions
Letter writing, Paragraph writing, Essay writing, Precis writing & Comprehension.See how to prepare for descriptive test & its pattern
All candidates should qualify in this test to proceed further.So give equal importance during preparations.