How to Build Your SBI PO Study Plan – Exam Preparation Tips

How to Build Your 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.

Here in this blog, we are providing you the complete SBI PO Study Plan along with the helpful SBI PO Preparation Tips.


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Let us start by giving you the complete overview of SBI PO Recruitment Process. Please have a look!



SBI PO Recruitment Overview – Understand the Complete Procedure!


SBI PO Recruitment Overview


SBI PO Recruitment Exam is the standardized test that most of the Graduates aim to achieve!

In order to actualize their ambition and goals –


The aspirants are required to go through the tough selection process which comprises of –


  • SBI PO Prelims Exam (Objective)
  • SBI PO Mains Exam (Objective and Descriptive)
  • SBI PO Personality Test (Group Discussion and Interview).


The candidates can only proceed to the next step, if they prove themselves by qualifying the last one!


The final lot of selected candidates are judged on the basis of their combined score of written test, group discussion and interview.


Then the candidates who were able to bag the good score in all these rounds are shortlisted separately for each category and thus merit list is


Now, the authorities, arrange the list in descending order (from high towards low) of the candidates’ marks.


The candidates who remain on the top of the list are allotted their desired SBI branches on the basis of preferences chosen by them at the time of online submission.


#Note: The SBI PO Recruitment Procedure is almost similar to IBPS PO Recruitment! The only difference which occurs is that the difficulty level of SBI PO Papers is higher than IBPS PO Question Papers.



Why to choose SBI PO? Top Facts to Consider Before Choosing!



Why to Choose SBI PO


Getting placed at SBI Banks is a feeling of pride in itself. Banking opportunities fancy the youngsters with the list of numerous benefits associated with them.

But amongst all those options, why should you go for SBI PO Recruitment? We will try to make that clear and list the advantages which you can have while working as a SBI PO. Please check below! J


Higher Salary Packages (INR 45,000 per month with Basic Pay – INR 27,620) and Growth Promises.

#SBI offers highest entry level compensation packages for junior level employees.

Check out the – SBI PO Promotion Policies!

Skills enhancement with challenging job tasks.

Dearness Allowance (39.80% of Basic Pay)

City Compensatory Allowance (4%, 3% or 2% of Basic Pay on the basis of posting location)

Special Allowance (7.75% of Basic Pay)

 Leased Accommodation (Depends on Job Location)

100% Medical Aid Services.

 Travelling Allowances

Newspaper Facilities

Wonderful Leave Policies

Family Benefits

Extra Benefits on Loans, Insurances and other SBI Policies.

Worthwhile Pension Policies

Excellent Opportunities to work abroad.


Click on the following link to see – SBI PO JOB Benefits!

Above you can see the list of benefits offered by SBI Banks, so don’t think much and go on for SBI PO Exam Preparation.



Tips to Crack SBI PO Prelims Exam – Follow and Learn!


SBI PO Preparation Tips


You can make your tedious SBI PO Preparation, more interesting by following these helpful SBI PO Preparation Tips.


To crack the SBI PO Exam with good score, you should be very good at attempting questions on time.


Math and Reasoning questions will be tricky so prefer some good SBI PO Study Material and Books that may benefit you with lots of sample questions and short methods to solve them.


Remember that you need to be very strong in Current Affairs and Banking Awareness to qualify the General Awareness Section so start reading daily, weekly or monthly current affairs and questions related to Banking Awareness and gain knowledge about the Important Banking Terms.


Download the daily, weekly and monthly edition of Current Affairs in PDF Format for free!


 To set up your command in English Section, you can start reading novels, newspapers and English Stories or start watching English Movies and TV Serials etc.

This will increase your quick English reading and understanding skills.


 To perform well in Computer Awareness Section, you can start reading about the important Computer Terms and Technologies.


 Go according to your time management strategy for each section and attempt the questions accordingly.


 To improve your weak areas, you can start taking online mock tests or join test series or solve previous years’ question papers.


 If you are confused about any answer while attempting the exam paper, then don’t go with it! Instead try to attempt another one.


 Keep Negative Marking in mind so attempt only those questions whose answers are known by you or you can calculate in case of Quant section questions.


 Focus on improving your memorization techniques. You can take help from the following blog – 10 Simple Habits to Boost Your Memory & Brain Power.


 Be confident about your answers.


Targeted Score in SBI PO- Sectional & Overall!


The aspirants who are willing to appear in SBI PO Exam should be aware of the sectional and overall cut-off of the examination.

To distinguish between section and overall cutoff’s, Eduncle has come up with the definition of both.


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.

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 2016 Sectional Cut Off


Sections Total Marks Reserved Categories Sectional Cutoff General Category Sectional Cutoff
English Language 30 6.00 8.75
Reasoning 35 4.25 7.00
Quantitative Aptitude 35 4.25 7.25



SBI PO Prelims 2016 Overall Cut Off


Categories Cut Off Marks
General 47.50
OBC 44.50
SC 38.75
ST 29.25
OH 36.00
VH 37.00
HI 15.75


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.

If you want more tips to crack the SBI PO Exam, you can check out the tips in video format as well.



Things to Remember Before Appearing in SBI PO – Must Read!


Before setting up your aim to crack SBI PO, we would like to present some interesting points in front of you to boost up your motivation level and confidence to go on with the perfect SBI PO Study Plan.

Below you can check out the important things which you should consider before appearing in exam.


Banking Jobs are the Prestigious Jobs ever, so you have to get the winning crown of SBI PO (Score Card) anyhow!


Check out whether you are eligible or not! And then proceed to know the Exam Pattern and Syllabus to begin your SBI Exam Preparation.


Collect the Best SBI PO Study Material and Exam Books to make your SBI Exam preparation more qualitative.

#You can also take help of IBPS PO Study Material as both contain similar syllabuses.


Time Management is a key point in SBI PO Exam Preparation. So don’t forget to focus on improving your speed and accuracy to attempt maximum questions in the given time limit.


Take Online Mock Test Papers or Solve Previous Years Papers to increase your speed and accuracy!


Remember that you have to score more than the cut off marks in each section, so stay prepared for that!


Make it a habit to daily invest time in reading newspapers to stay updated with Current Affairs and to improve your English Skills as well.


Take Online Test Series for better assessment of your performance while doing SBI Preparation.


Don’t try to do any kind of misbehavior while taking the exam, otherwise you may lose the SBI PO candidature.


We hope that the above SBI PO Preparation Tips will help you in achieving the reputable score in the exam.


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


Reading Comprehension

Cloze test

Sentence Improvement


Antonyms & Synonyms

Fill in the Blanks.


SBI PO Reasoning – Important Topics


Seating Arrangement


Series Problems

Coding Decoding

Direction Sense Test

Blood Relations




Data Sufficiency


SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude – Important Topics


Data Interpretation

Number Systems

Number Series

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Time & Work

Time & Distance

Profit & Loss



Ratio and Proportion


For more preparation tips and strategies, you can subscribe on Eduncle’s YouTube Channel!

To boost up your learning and mental ability, you can take daily quizzes and sample questions provided at Eduncle’s Facebook Page.

Please share out your suggestions in the comment section below.


Happy Preparing! 

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  1. damayanty mohanti

    Hi sir,madam I want a job plz

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