Prepare SBI Po Exam 2017 In 7 Weeks

SBI PO is a dream for many aspiring candidates like you. You need to start preparing for this exam as 7 weeks is to be spend in a productive way. You have two months to make a detailed study plan and prepare accordingly.

The rate of aspiring candidates increases exponentially, so there is a huge competition for PO jobs which is the reason the candidates are desperately in search of the schedule.

So if you want to appear for the examination start preparing for SBI prelims. All you need to do is only 3 hours of studying with 2 hours of mock test daily with a detailed analysis at the end of the day. This method of preparation will definitely help you in covering up the syllabus and revision of those topics thoroughly too.

Effective Study Plan

  • Chapters containing more weightage will be at the top of the time-table so that it becomes easy for the candidate to fetch more marks in the exam.
  • The target for each day can be fulfilled accordingly.
  • You can focus on the weaker section and improve by analyzing through mock tests.

The prelims exam pattern shows that the subjects quantitative aptitude, English and reasoning consists of 100 marks in total where English contains 30 and the rest 35 marks each in a composite time of 1 hour.

Now if you need to allot your time of 1 hour for each subject daily which sums up to 3 hours and the rest 2 hours to analyze through mock papers. Only 5 hours in 24 hours is pretty easy isn’t it? If you opt the right method no one can stop you to crack the exam within 7 weeks.

The sections which need to be focussed on:

  • English Language


Para jumbles

Cloze test

Fill in the blanks


Reading Comprehension

  • Quantitative ability

Numbers- basics, simplification

Arithmetic- averages, percentage, ratio & proportion

Modern math- probability, permutation & combination

Geometry- Mensuration

Data interpretation

  • Reasoning

Analytical_-Seating Arrangements, grouping

Verbal reasoning- blood Relation, Venn diagrams, etc

  • Mock test

Detailed study plan for 7 weeks:

Week Quantitative Reasoning English
Week 1 Number series, simplification( including basics)

(7-8 hours)

Analytical (12 hours)
Week 2 Age problems, Ratio and proportion and averages (5-6 hours) Syllogism (4 hours) Reading  Comprehension & vocabulary practice (7 hours)
Week 3 Time & distance, time & work,interest, speed, percentage, profit & loss (8-9 hours) Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations (8 hours) Sentence correction & grammar (4 hours)
Week 4 Probability, Mensuration Direction sense, logical inequalities (8 hours) Parajumbles (4 hours)
Week 5 Data interpretation (9 hours) Cloze test, fill in the blanks (5 hours)
Week 6 Quadratic equations (5 hours)         6-8 full mock test (12-16 hours) 1 hr for test + 1hour for analysis                     
Week 7 12-14 Full-length mock tests and analysis (24 hours)

Regular study and practice will help you to achieve your dream at the first go. The final week is only for practice so that the techniques get instilled in you so that you never tend to forget. Apart from that, a regular assessment of mock test and working on the weaker sections is required daily and especially at the end of each week.


Only if you buckle up your shoes and follow a systematic study plan you will be able to prepare effectively. The candidates qualifying for the prelims will be shortlisted for mains so a schedule and a descent approach are needed.

There are many books and the other online resources too which will help you in the preparation:

For quantitative

Fast track objective arithmetic- Arihant publication

For English

Objective English- S.P Bakshi

For Reasoning

Analytical reasoning- M.K Pandey

Guys, you can tweak the table in accordance with your strong and weak areas. Please do take mock test and solve practice paper regularly which will fix your weaker sections, along with that will help you to boost your confidence. Time is way too valuable so get started with the scheduled preparation now to crack SBI PO exam 2017.

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