30 Days study plan for SBI-PO 2016

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How To Prepare for SBI PO!!!

Dear Aspirants,

In State Bank Of India as a Probationary Officer (PO) provides a great challenge,. It is one of the greatest Bank which every individual wants to opt.

State Bank Of India as a Probationary Officer:

  • The POs have a one or two years probation period during which they are given exposure to various important functions of the bank such as Loans & Advances, Foreign exchange, Credit Rating, Treasury, Risk Management, IT, Marketing etc.
  • The PO will report to their senior officer who will closely supervise and evaluate the performance for the certain time period.
  • It is extremely important to be in good performance during probation period as banks have right to terminate the employee if they feel one doesn’t fit for the position


State Bank of India released a notification for the post of Probationary Officers (POs). Applications are invited from eligible Indian citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India.

Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.  Notification Link



Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, is required to register online for the Recruitment Process. The examination will be held in two phases – preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview.


Tentative Schedule:


Activity Dates
Online registration including edit/modification of application by candidates 04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016
Download of call letters for Online Preliminary Examination 14-06-2016 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10 July 2016
Result of Online Exam – Preliminary 18-07-2016
Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam 21-07-2016 onwards
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 31st July 2016
Declaration of Result – Main 16th August 2016
Download Call Letter for Interview 22nd August 2016
Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview 1st September 2016
Declaration of Final Result 30th September 2016
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community Candidates
Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training 13-06-2016 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 20-06-2016 to 25-06-2016


Selection Process:- SBI-PO Recruitment Exam has three Phases which are as follows:-

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:


SL. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 hour
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Topic wise expected Question

Q.A.-35 Question Section elements

1-D.I.- 10 Qs. Moderate to High Level

2-Expressions- 5 Qs. Easy level

3-Simplification- 5 Qs. Moderate Level

4-Series- 5 Qs. Easy to Moderate Level

5-Ratio & Alligation- 5 Qs. Moderate Level

6-Percent/Profit-Loss/S.I.-C.I./Shares- 5 Qs. Moderate Level


*Time work family (Easy to moderate Level)  may be consist after reduction of above topics question.


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Strategy for Quant Section

June 1st :- Number Concept with Simplification 4Hrs. Learn with example & Short Tricks then give 3-4 Different level online Mocks with Brief analysis within 2Hrs.

June 2nd :- Series Practice 100 Questions within 1Hrs & 1Hrs Analysis.

June 3rd :- Ratio-Proportion, Alligation-Mixture & Average:- 2hrs. individual concept learning with shot tricks examples  and next 2hrs mix practice minimum 100 question with brief analysis.

June 4th :- Percent family with short tricks & examples moderate to high level & take 100 question mix test with different types question and previous years SBI & IBPS questions see CETKing online test platform.

June 5th :- Revision of above topics with previous years various exam questions on above topics

June 6th  DI solve 30*5 DI question after seen the Video lecture of CETKing “How we solve quickly DI questions without Pen & Paper”

June 7th  :- Attempt Q.A. section full length SBI-PO 5-6 online Mocks & try to gain 20Marks within 15 Minutes and also do first which topic you have strong you can also skip any two topic from above.


Verbal Ability-30 Question Section Elements

RC-10 Question Moderate

Parajumbbels- 5Question Easy to Moderate

Sentence Correction-5Question Easy to Moderate

Word Power (S & A)-5Question Moderate

Fill in the Blanks with paragraph-5Question  Moderate


Strategy for Verbal Section


June 2nd :- Solve more 20RC easy to Moderate level

June3rd  :-  Learn Parts of speech & Articles and Solve Fill in the blanks types question more then 100 Question with brief analysis.

June 5th :- Practice on word power with previous years various exams question papers & learn more then 3-3 Synonyms & Antonyms.

June 6th :- Practice on Above mix topics RC-PJ-WP-FB with brief analysis.

June 8th  :- Sentence correction practice 150 Question but first learn 100 Grammar rule book with examples.

June 8th :- Attempt V.A. full length 5-6 online Mocks www.cetking.com


Logical Reasoning-35 Question  Section Elements


1-Puzzles (Position-Relation-Action)- 10 Question High Level

2- Inequality- 5Question Easy to Moderate

3- Syllogism- 5Question     Moderate

4- Coding-Decoding- 5Question Easy to Moderate

5-Alphabetical Problems including Series:-  5Question Moderate

6-Statements- 5Question        Moderate


Strategy for LR Section


June-6th :- Learn Alphabet problems with 150 examples & brief analysis.

June-8th :- Coding-Decoding & Analogy solve 50-50 Question from both after concept clearance.

June-10 :- Ranking & Direction concept & attempt 50-50Question from both brief analysis.

June-11th :- Learn Inequality with 100+Question exercise.

June-12th:- Direction & Complete above topics some exercise.

June-13th:- Sitting Arrangements complete moderate to high level question more than 100 with brief analysis.

June-14th :- Blood relation concept with 50 Question moderate level basically about coded relationship.

June-15th :- Puzzles solve more than 50 puzzles of different modes visit:- www.cetking.com

June-16th :- Statement-Assumption & Statement & arguments clear all about & attempt 50-50 question from both topic

June-17th: – Attempt 6+ sectional LR mocks with brief analysis.


What Next?

June-18th :- Solve 1st full length SBI-PO Mock & analyze your performance on National Level (CETKing Provide this Facility to all candidates so once visit www.cetking.com )

June-19th :- Revise you 3-3-3 randomly, topics from above with problems resolving Method & attempt SBI-PO Mock-2 With brief Analysis.

June-20th :- Same as previous Day but change revision topic & take SBI-PO Mock-3

June -21st : Same as previous day but change revision topics & Take SBI-PO Mock-4

June-22nd :- Same as Previous day but change revision topics & Take SBI-PO Mock-5

June-23rd :- Solve SBI-PO Mock-6 & 7 and take brief analysis.

June -24th:-  Only analysis on your performances on each step from start to till & Make a note about your strongest & weakest point. (*If you enrolled with CETKing then no need because CETKing Online Platform automatically shows all performances & give expert guidance on each step)

June-25th :- After performance analysis if you have weak or your accuracy is less than 60% then skip that topic and work more on strong or nearest strong topic and solve SBI-PO Mock-8 with Brief analysis.

June-26th :- Repeat & again attempt same SBI-PO Mocks 1,2.

June-27th:- Repeat & again attempt same SBI-PO Mocks 3,4 &5.

June-28th:- Repeat & Again attempt same SBI-Po Mock 6& 7.

June-29th :- Attempt SBI-PO Mock 8 & 9 with brief Analysis.

June-30th :- Attempt SBI-Po Mock 10, 11 & 12 with brief analysis.


Now you are 100% Prepared for SBI-PO Prelims Exam2016 so SBI exam will start on July 1st  week so no need to learn anything new topic only revise & make short note without seeing anywhere it means which you have remembered & once check it from authentic module.

And also attempt SBI-PO Mock 13-14-15 & Onwards before 1day of exam.

Now relax & be Positive about your Performance which have done & which are next, Believe in Yourself & Also in GOD.

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.


Phase – II: Main Examination:

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

(I) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 sections for total 200 marks. The Objective Test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.


Test Name of test No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
II Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
III General/Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
IV English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200            3 hours

(II) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. Each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.


Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in  each.


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