With the SBI PO Prelim results being announced, now the action shifts to Phase II of SBI PO recruitment 2015, which is the main examination.While the preliminary test was only for qualifying purpose, SBI PO mains are your main gateway to get appointment in the bank.So here we are going to tell you in detail on how to prepare for SBI PO main exams with the available books & mock tests.
There is no much difference between the preliminary & main exams.The time, no. of sectional tests & questions in each paper has only changed.
SBI PO Mains Pattern
The main examination will be conducted for a total of 250 marks & consists of Objective test & Descriptive test.
Take a look at some of the important points that you need to note:
- Negative marks of 0.25 will be reduced for each wrong answer.
- Questions can be viewed in Hindi & English languages.
- Immediately after completing objective test, descriptive paper must be taken.
- Descriptive test should also be answered online by typing the answers on computer.
To qualify in this written exams, candidates have to pass in objective & descriptive tests by scoring certain minimum marks.
How to Prepare in 10 Days?
With the main exams scheduled to happen on July 26, there are only 10 days for yourself to get prepared.
So a common study plan for SBI PO main exams will not serve any purpose as the time is less & each person will prefer to study at their own pace during these days.
Steps to Follow: Therefore we are giving some steps that you can follow to maximize the preparations within this short duration.
# 1: The two easy-to-score papers are: General awareness, Marketing, Computers & General Awareness.Start by preparing them first.
# 2: Look at your preliminary test scores & find which sections you need to improve.
# 3: Practice questions from those sections everyday for atleast an hour.Don't think of revising them on the last day.
# 4: Reasoning could be of higher level in main exam which means you need to allot more time in solving different types of such exercises.
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Prepare for Descriptive Test: This 1 hour test shall have Letter writing & Essay question only.It carries 50 marks & you need to qualify in this test separately as well.The marks would then be added to your total score.
From this year onwards, candidates have to take the descriptive test on computer.
- Open a MS-Word document & start writing letters to make yourselves comfortable in typing.
- For essay writing, read an article from newspapers or online news websites & try typing them in your own words.
Since we only have limited time in hand, make sure to spend more time in preparations for the next 10 days.
How many will get selected?
State Bank of India had announced this recruitment to fill 2000 PO posts.So the biggest question for many would be – How many candidates will get selected for SBI PO interviews.
Here are some figures based on their notification,
- approx. 40,000 may have qualified in preliminary test (20 times of vacancies)
- 6000 – 7000 candidates will be shortlisted for group discussion & interviews.
SBI shall fix section-wise & total score cutoffs in such a way that they can arrive at this number.
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