The State Bank of India will soon announce the SBI PO Notification 2021, the candidates who wish to appear for the same should be exam ready. The SBI PO exam is very tough owing to the low number of vacancies hence it is very crucial that the candidates follow a proper approach and preparation tips to ace the examination. As it is well known that the selection process of SBI PO has separate stages hence the candidates should focus on each stage separately. 
The candidates who are preparing for the upcoming SBI PO Exam 2021 can check out the section-wise strategy in the space below. Following these tips will help the candidates in acing the SBI PO Exam with high marks in the preliminary exam.

SBI PO Exam 2021: Section Wise Strategy

As per the exam pattern of the SBI PO exam, the candidates have to score high marks in the preliminary and mains exam. However, the candidates have to prepare for each section separately in this way they will able to crack the exam effectively. Each section accounts for a number of questions in the examination. Therefore, to help the candidates with the same we have compiled the basic tips and strategy for each section asked in the exam in the space below. The candidates can check out the Basic Strategy of Cracking SBI PO along with the section-wise analysis:

English Language

The English Language is the first section of the SBI PO Exam and accounts for 30 questions in the preliminary exam while 40 questions in the Mains exam. This is the easiest section as the candidates are not required to put any Aptitude skill but solve the same with practice:

Important Topics for the section

The major topics that are helpful in solving the English Language with high marks can be found in the space below:

• Reading Comprehension
• Cloze Test
• Para jumbles
• Miscellaneous
• Fill in the blanks
• Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
• Paragraph Completion

Basic Preparation Tips

The basic preparation tips that will be helpful in tackling the English Language section are mentioned below:
• Make a habit of reading newspapers daily to increase your reading speed.
• Make sure to maintain your own vocabulary with antonyms, synonyms and difficult words,
• Try to attempt as much as Reading Comprehension Mock Tests and Quizzes to get an idea of your preparation level. 
• Analyse your performance in the test and try to correct your approach for the examination. 

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude is the second most important section that is lengthy, tricky and requires a lot of practice for the candidates. The candidates should always try to master their basic concepts such that they are able to tackle the basic to high-end questions that ate usually asked in the examinations.

Important Topics for the section

The candidates can find the basic topics that the candidates need to master for the upcoming SBI PO Exam. the questions in the preliminary and Mains exam are based on the following topics. However, the level is easy for the pre-exam while tough for the Mains exam.
• Simplification
• Profit & Loss
• Mixtures & Alligations
• Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
• Work & Time
• Time & Distance
• Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
• Data Interpretation
• Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
• Number Systems
• Sequence & Series
• Permutation, Combination & Probability

Basic Preparation Tips

The basic preparation tips to master the Quantitative Aptitude section for the upcoming SBI PO Exam is mentioned below:
• The candidates should begin with clearing their basics for all the chapters asked in the exam.
• Thereafter the candidates should devote time to practice basic questions this will help them in judging their practice for the exam.
• Always try to develop your own shortcut and tricks to master this subject as adhering to long calculations will eat up a lot of time. 
• Following Quantitative Aptitude Topic quizzes by Smartkeeda will also help the candidates in preparing for the examination. With this, the candidates can opt to practice a lot of questions for the upcoming examinations.

Reasoning Ability

Reasoning Ability is one of the toughest sections of the SBI PO Exam and a lot of candidates find it very difficult to attempt the tricky and new pattern questions that are asked in this subject every year by SBI.

Important Topics for the section

The major topics that are helpful in solving the Reasoning Ability with high marks can be found in the space below:
• Logical Reasoning
• Alphanumeric Series
• Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
• Data Sufficiency
• Coded Inequalities
• Seating Arrangement
• Puzzle
• Tabulation
• Syllogism
• Blood Relations
• Input-Output
• Coding-Decoding

Basic Preparation Tips

• The candidates should always try to first crack the basics of each chapter such as Puzzle, blood relations etc.
• Post this they should work on practising for the questions on the basis of levels, the easy levels should be done first and then move to the tougher and moderate level questions.
• Try to read the question and then decipher if the question can be solved in the time frame. Do not waste time on any questions for too long.
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General Awareness

The General Awareness section is the game-changer for the candidates as 40 questions are asked from this topic and that too can be solved with extensive preparation. The candidates find it very easy to solve this section as most questions are based on the current affairs of the last 6 to 8 months.

Important Topics for the section

The major topics that are helpful in solving the General Awareness with high marks can be found in the space below:
• Banking News
• National and International News
• Economic and Financial News
• Awards and honours
• Books and authors,
• Latest appointments,
• Obituaries,
• New schemes sanctioned by the Central and state governments, sports, etc.
Static GK
• Names of Country-capital, currency,
• Headquarters of Financial Organizations
• Constituencies of Ministers,
• Dance forms
• Important Dates
Banking/Financial terms
Static Awareness

Basic Preparation Tips

• The basic preparation trick here is to make a habit of doing news on a daily basis.

• The candidates should also make short notes and try to cover connected news with the old ones.

• The candidates should judge their preparations by attempting Current Affairs Quizzes based on the latest news. 
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