How to Prepare for SBI PO 2018 Exam? Get 60 Days Study Plan by Experts

SBI PO Study Plan





Have you been eyeing for Banking Jobs in India as your dream career destination, lately? Well, then you should get yourself very well prepared for the most desirable and toughest banking recruitment drive – SBI PO Exam.


To help you crack one of the most toughest exams, we have provided the complete SBI PO Study Plan along with the helpful SBI PO Preparation Tips.


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SBI PO Exam is conducted for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India. SBI PO Prelims Exam will be conducted on 01st, 07th and 08th July 2018. You can check the complete details regarding SBI PO here.


So, let’s checkout the 2 months SBI PO 2018 Study Plan for Prelims Exam.




SBI PO Study Plan for 2 Months to Crack Prelims Exam!


Below we have provided the 2 months SBI PO 2018 Study Plan to crack Prelims Exam. With this study plan you get to know the week-wise plan, which topics to study in the first week and in the last week etc.


But before this you can check the daily study routine to crack SBI PO 2018 Exam.



Daily Study Routine


Total Study Time- 10-11 hours/day.


Time for Quantitative Aptitude- 4 hours.


Time for Reasoning- 3-4 hours.


Time for English- 3 hours.


Follow the below mentioned 2 months Study Plan for SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam.



How to Study for SBI PO – 1st Month Study Plan


Below is the week-wise SBI PO Study Plan for the 1st month. We have given the topics that you should study in the 1st month of your preparation.


You can download the complete SBI PO 2018 Study Plan for Prelims Exam in the PDF format.


Let’s checkout the study plan.


Weeks Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English
Week 1 Simplification, Quadratic equations, Approximation Blood Relation, Puzzle and Seating Arrangement Jumbled Paragraph (Odd one out), Fillers-New pattern, Error Detection
Week 2 Average, Ratio and Proportion, Quadratic equations Coding-Decoding (New Pattern) Select Appropriate Word (four/five sentence), Cloze Test
Week 3 Time, work and wages, Pipes and Cisterns, Time and Distance Order, Ranking and Direction Paragraph concluding Question, Analogies (word pair relationship), Idioms/phrases
Week 4 Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest Machine Input-Output Select grammatically correct sentence, Sentence Improvements, Find the most logical Complement


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SBI PO Study Plan 2018- 2nd Month Week-Wise Plan


Now moving on to the last month of your preparation, you have to study all the remaining topics of the exam. From this month, you must also start solving previous year question papers and online mock tests. This will help you analyze your preparation level and will also increase your question solving speed.


So, let’s checkout the 2nd month SBI PO Study Plan for Prelims Exam.



Weeks Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English
Week 1 Probability, Number Series, Permutation and Combination Inequalities Find the ODD sentence, Reading Comprehension
Week 2 Alligation and Mixtures, Problems on ages Alpha Numeric Symbol Sequence Phrase/Word Replacement
Week 3 Data Interpretation: Tabular, Pi Chart, Caselets Syllogism (New Pattern) Appropriate/Inappropriate word (single sentence)
Week 4 Data Interpretation: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Combined Graph Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning Paragraph Completion


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Targeted Score in SBI PO- Sectional & Overall!


Sectional Cut-Off: This is section wise cut off which means the candidates need to score more than the cut off marks of each section separately.


From this year, SBI has made some major changes to the exam pattern of SBI PO Exam.


There will be no section-wise cut off from this year’s SBI PO Prelims Exam.


SBI also introduced the sectional timing for PO Prelims Exam 2018. As per this new change, candidates will be allotted fixed time to complete the particular section.


For English: 20 minutes.


For Reasoning: 20 minutes.


For Quantitative Aptitude: 20 minutes.



Overall Cut-Off: It means that apart from scoring more than the sectional cut-off, candidates also need to score more than the overall cut off for the exam.



SBI PO Prelims 2017 Sectional Cut Off


Sections Total Marks Reserved Categories Sectional Cutoff General Category Sectional Cutoff
English Language 30 5.75 8.75
Reasoning 35 4.00 6.50
Quantitative Aptitude 35 7.00 10.25



SBI PO Prelims 2017 Overall Cut Off


Categories Cut Off Marks
General 51.50
OBC 48.25
SC 43.25
ST 31.25
OH 38.75
VH 42.50
HI 18.50


Well! The above analysis of cut off marks will definitely help you in having the idea of the scores you need to achieve in the exam.




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Most Important Topics for SBI PO – Highest Scoring!


According to a perfect SBI PO Study Plan, you should list up all the important topics and take them at priority while doing your SBI PO Preparation.


SBI PO English – Important Topics


English section in SBI PO Exam is considered easy when it is compared to two other sections. But SBI PO English is not that easy. Level of this section is Moderate-Difficult. It is tougher than IBPS English.


So, you must prepare well for this section. You should attempt at least 25 questions and your accuracy should be around 80%.


In your last 15-20 days of preparation, you should only focus on the important topics of English. Enlisted below are the important topics:


Reading Comprehension

Cloze test

Sentence Improvement


Antonyms & Synonyms

Fill in the Blanks.



SBI PO Reasoning – Important Topics


Reasoning is the most difficult section in SBI PO Exam. So, you should be practicing more for this section. You should attempt at least 30 questions and you must have 80-85% accuracy in Reasoning. Level of this section is Difficult.


Seating Arrangement


Series Problems

Coding Decoding

Direction Sense Test

Blood Relations




Data Sufficiency



SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude – Important Topics


This is also a tough section in SBI PO Exam. But if you are good at calculation and all your basics are clear, then you can get good marks in this section. You should attempt at least 30 questions and your accuracy should be 85-90%. Level of this section is Difficult.


Below are the important topics of SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude section:


Data Interpretation

Number Systems

Number Series

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Time & Work

Time & Distance

Profit & Loss



Ratio and Proportion


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  1. damayanty mohanti

    Hi sir,madam I want a job plz

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