State Bank of India organizes examination for recruiting employees for Specialist Officer for public sector banks every year according to vacancies. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for this exam can get confused about how to prepare for SBI Specialist Officer Examination. Here are some tips and strategy which can guide candidates on how to prepare for SBI PO.
Strategy for SBI SO Preparation
Analyzing the Syllabus: Candidates must first have a clear idea and understand all about the SBI SO syllabus, exam pattern, topics and subtopics. The aspirants should then find out the sections and subjects in which he/she is weak in and start practicing more on the weak section and polish the strong sections.
Update yourself and Practice GK: Reading the newspaper and magazines daily and updating oneself about the current affair will help aspirants a lot in the General Awareness and English Language section. Reading about banking and finance industry will improve knowledge about questions related to banking
Topic wise studying and Making Notes: Aspirants should concentrate topic wise i.e a single topic at a time and not just try to finish everything together. He/she should practice more problems on various topics after finishing them and take notes on the important topics so that they can have a quick revision before the examination.
Practice Mock Papers: Practicing mock papers daily can help candidates to understand about the question pattern so that he/she can check their progression daily.
Revision following Timetable: Aspirants must revise all the syllabus topics almost every day and focus more on the section in which he/she is weak in and there must be a proper timetable which the candidate follows which can help him in managing time.
Tips for Reasoning Ability: Reasoning Ability is a scoring subject which can raise your overall score because one can easily score good marks in it. Reasoning questions also take less time if you read the question and solve it with full concentration. In this section mostly one Para question consists of 5 sub-questions which are related to the main question so if you solve the main question the related sub-questions will be done in no time.
Tips for Quantitative Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude questions take lots of time to solve because of the mathematical calculations so one should have a good skill of managing time. The questions are mainly based on the basic math formula so if the basic concepts of a candidate are clear there will be no issue in solving problems on Quantitative Aptitude.
Tips for English Language: English Language is also a very scoring subject in SBI SO Exam. The examiner mainly wants to test the applicant’s English knowledge and how they performs in this section because this subject tests your vocabulary skills and communication skills. English is spoken globally and all must be perfect in the basic knowledge of English.
Tips for General Awareness: Candidates should be aware of the current activities and daily events in India, which can improve by the habit of reading the newspaper daily which can cover almost all the parts of General Awareness and make scoring in this section a lot easier.
Tips for Computer Knowledge: Computer Knowledge is also a scoring section in banking exams. It contains the same marks as the other subjects. Here the examiner tests your Computer skills and basic knowledge about computers. It is a very scoring section because the computer syllabus is not so vast and not asked in detail.
Tips for Professional Knowledge: This section contains questions based on the field in which the aspirants have applied for. Candidates should practice the subjects which they have studied during completing graduation in the subjects in which they have done their specialization.
Tips for Time Management
- Aspirants must prepare for the exam for which part he/she should attempt first and not spend much time on a question that is not known.
- For each question on an average 1 minute should be obtained and candidates should frequently practice test series and mock papers so that they can check how much time it takes to finish the paper.
- Candidates should attempt the questions in which they are strong and require minimum time to solve and keep more time for the Reasoning Aptitude and Quantitative Aptitude because these papers take more time to complete.
With the help of these strategies and time management techniques the aspiring candidates will have an idea on their preparation required for the SBI SO Exam. The aspirants should practice previous year’s question paper which will help in their preparation to clear the exam.
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