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English Language Syllabus for SBI PO Prelims

This section is also known as Verbal Ability and it tests the English language skills of a candidate. Along with this, this section also tests the reading and apprehending skills. So a candidate should have a good grammar and vocabulary skills along with a good reading habit to excel in this section.

General overview of Marks distribution in English Language for SBI PO Prelim exams:

Topics Expected Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10-15
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Multiple meaning/error solving 0-5
Paragraph/Sentence Correction 5-10
Para Jumbles 5
Jumbled Sentences 5
Word Association/Vocabulary 5
Active/Passive Voice 1-5

The priority based detailed division for English Topics is:

Priorities Topics
Priority 1 1. Fill In The Blanks
Priority 2 2. Cloze Test
3. Jumbled Sentences
Priority 3 4. Comprehension
5. Spotting The Errors
Priority 4 6. Word Association/ Vocabulary
7. Sentence/Paragraph Completion
8. Correcting The Sentences
9. Active/Passive Voices

The English language section is an easy scoring section and generally the questions are of moderate difficulty and the sectional cutoff can be easily cleared. A candidate should be well versed with the grammar and vocabulary to answer most of the questions from the English Language section. It is also important for the candidates to practice various sample papers and previous year papers to build the confidence for the SBI PO Prelims exam.

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