# SBI PO 2018 Preparation Plan

Six weeks to go!

SBI PO 2018 notification is already out. The next 6 weeks is precious and how you plan to prepare efficiently during this period will be the deciding factor of your success in SBI PO Prelims 2018. The exam will be conducted on 1st, 7th and 8th of July, 2018. As you are aware, there are three sections in the prelims examination - Quantitative Aptitude (35 Questions), Reasoning Ability (35 Questions) and English Language. One important change in the SBI PO Prelims exam pattern is that there will not be sectional cutoffs and the participating banks will consider the overall scores for selection. Find the detailed SBI PO 2018 notification here. If you haven't applied for SBI PO Prelims yet, follow this link and Apply Now.

The first step in preparing a strong study plan is to get a thorough understanding of the exam syllabus. Below is a list of expected topics from each section.

## SBI PO Exam Syllabus:

 Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability English Language Simplifications & Approximations Puzzles Reading Comprehension Number Series Seating Arrangements Cloze Test Quadratic Equations Syllogisms Error Spotting Data Interpretation Inequalities Para Rephrasing & Para Completions Miscellaneous: Ratio & Proportions, Percentages, Simple & Compound Interest, Mixtures & Alligations, Profit & Loss, Number Systems, Permutations & Combinations, Probability Machine Input-Output Reasoning Para jumbles Miscellaneous: Time, Speed & Distance, Time & Work Series - Numeric, Alphabetic and Alpha numeric Miscellaneous: Number Systems, Permutations & Combinations, Probability Miscellaneous - Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Order & Ranking, Coding & Decoding

An efficient study plan is the one which has a balanced mix of learning new concepts and revising old concepts while making sure both of them are being applied during mock tests. Hence, the action steps would be

a) Learning a part of syllabus every day

b) Practicing sample questions/ previous year questions based on the learned concepts

c) Revising old concepts to retain the already acquired knowledge

d) Constantly evaluating yourself on old/ new concepts by attempting mock tests

Below is an action plan you can follow for the next 6 weeks to secure yourself the prestigious position of a Probationary Officer at SBI.

SBI PO Prelims Week Wise Preparation Plan:

### Week 1

 Number of Days Action Plan 3 Topics to be covered - Simplifications & Approximations, Puzzles & Inequalities, Reading Comprehension 3 Attempting Mock Tests and Analyzing your performance

Attempting a mock test will be complete only when a thorough analysis has been done post exam. A thorough analysis consists of identifying the following kinds of questions.

1. Easy questions you have not attempted

2. Easy questions you have attempted incorrectly

3. Difficult questions you have attempted

The sole aim of this analysis is to refine your judgment about a question - easy, medium and difficult and use it to your advantage thereby maximizing your overall scores.

Here are Free sample Questions on SBI PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude, SBI PO Prelims Verbal Ability and SBI PO Prelims Reasoning Ability created based on previous years' question papers. Attempt Now to find out where you stand and level up your preparation.

The same plan can be followed for subsequent weeks covering the entire syllabus by the end of 5 weeks thereby fine-tuning your strategy.

### Week 2

 Number of Days Action Plan 3 Topics to be covered - Seating Arrangements & Syllogisms, Cloze Test, Number Series 3 Attempting Mock Tests and Analyzing your performance

### Week 3

 Number of Days Action Plan 3 Topics to be covered - Quadratic Equations, Error Spotting, Machine input-output reasoning, 3 Attempting Mock Tests and Analyzing your performance

### Week 4

 Number of Days Action Plan 3 Topics to be covered - ComprehensionRatio & Proportions, Percentages, Time, Speed & Distance, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Mixtures & Alligations, Profit & Loss, Number Systems, Permutations & Combinations, Probability, Para jumbles & Series 3 Attempting Mock Tests and Analyzing your performance

### Week 5

 Number of Days Action Plan 3 Topics to be covered - Para rephrasing & Para Completions, Miscellaneous - Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Order & Ranking, Coding & Decoding & Data Interpretation 3 Attempting Mock Tests and Analyzing your performance

By week 5, you will have gained a complete understanding of your strong and weak areas thereby helping you make smart question choices during the exam. This knowledge can be tested out during the daily mock tests you attempt in the whole of last week before the exam day.

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All the best!

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