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May 2, 2018 • 12:00 am

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.


WeeksQuantitative AptitudeReasoningEnglish
Week 1Simplification, Quadratic equations, ApproximationBlood Relation, Puzzle and Seating ArrangementJumbled Paragraph (Odd one out), Fillers-New pattern, Error Detection
Week 2Average, Ratio and Proportion, Quadratic equationsCoding-Decoding (New Pattern)Select Appropriate Word (four/five sentence), Cloze Test
Week 3Time, work and wages, Pipes and Cisterns, Time and DistanceOrder, Ranking and DirectionParagraph concluding Question, Analogies (word pair relationship), Idioms/phrases
Week 4Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound InterestMachine Input-OutputSelect grammatically correct sentence, Sentence Improvements, Find the most logical Complement


WeeksQuantitative AptitudeReasoningEnglish
Week 1Probability, Number Series, Permutation and CombinationInequalitiesFind the ODD sentence, Reading Comprehension
Week 2Alligation and Mixtures, Problems on agesAlpha Numeric Symbol SequencePhrase/Word Replacement
Week 3Data Interpretation: Tabular, Pi Chart, CaseletsSyllogism (New Pattern)Appropriate/Inappropriate word (single sentence)
Week 4Data Interpretation: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Combined GraphData Sufficiency, Logical ReasoningParagraph Completion


Download SBI PO 2018 Study Plan



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


SectionsTotal MarksReserved Categories Sectional CutoffGeneral Category Sectional Cutoff
English Language305.758.75
Quantitative Aptitude 357.0010.25



SBI PO Prelims 2017 Overall Cut Off


CategoriesCut Off Marks


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 Para-jumbles 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 Syllogism Series Problems Coding Decoding Direction Sense Test Blood Relations Analogy Classification Ranking 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 Percentage Average Ratio and Proportion


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  • Damayanty Mohanti
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