How to Crack SBI PO Mains 2019 Exam - Tips and Tricks
How to Crack SBI PO Mains 2019 Exam - Tips and Tricks

How to Crack SBI PO Mains 2019 Examination

Looking for the best strategy method to crack SBI PO Mains examination, Well #Examdays has listed priority topics for mains preparation according to section wise.

We have a total of four sectional concepts, Where candidates have to score the marks beyond the SBI cutoff marks, else candidates will kick out from the mains race. So, make sure that you’ve to remember SBI cutoff marks (as an expected) and prepare accordingly.

  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Reasoning (Verbal and Non-Verbal). & Computer Aptitude

These four sections have cutoff marks individual, and candidates have to score maximum marks.

Let’s check essential topics under the section wise;

Name of the Section Number of Questions Number of Marks Time Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
Data Analysisi & Interpretation 35 60 40 Minutes
General Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
English Language 30 30 40 Minutes
TOTAL 155 200 3 Hours

General Awareness

Read the at least last three months The Hindu and Indian Express news and editorials, which helps to understand the current social trends. Follow the famous Current Affairs portals for regular studies and take quiz tests by yourself.

Most of the SBI aspirants recommending for UPKAR books for General Knowledge point of you, before reading Upkar books, try to check as per your knowledge.

  • Current Affairs of the Last 100 days or latest three months CA required.
  • News Papers: The Hindu and Indian Express are good.
  • Banking Awareness in RBI website
  • Indian Static GK (important for Static Awareness)
  • Upkar General Knowledge


It is effortless and brain-teasing section and fun with problems; the exact words said by many SBI PO cracked aspirants. It brain teasing section, where candidates can work as a flow of water, Linear and Circular seat arrangement is easy if you worked on paper pen method and other syllogisms and coding-decoding are pretty good scoring topics. Download Reasoning Books Pdf

  • Puzzles
  • Circular & Linear Seating arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Venn Diagram
  • Blood relations
  • Input and Output
  • Directions & Distances
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Reasoning

English Language

One of the main easy and tough topic for the many candidates, if you have a habit of reading newspapers regularly, then no need worry on this section, follow the English grammar rules and vocabulary part, it automatically enables your knowledge to answer many English questions.

  • Newspaper editorials
  • Wren & Martin grammar book
  • Mock Tests
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude Test is like a solving Mathematics problem using tricks. Every year, there are 5 – 10 questions we can expect from Data Interpretation and follow by Time, distance, and speed problem.

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Percentage
  • Boat & Streams
  • Profit and Loss
  • SI and CI
  • Time, Speed, & Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Simplification
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Linear Equation
  • Permutation & Combination

Computer Aptitude

No need to say much about it, a most scoring subject on simple questions like MS excel sheet shortcuts, and fundamentals codes for Computer hardware and software. Try to cover these topics as per list is given in ascending order.

  • Fundamentals
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • OS
  • Networking
  • Memory
  • MS Office
  • WWW/Internet
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Abbreviation

After completion of SBI PO Mains examination, the highest score and above cutoff marks candidates shortlisted for the Group Discussion (GD) and followed by Interview for 50 Marks (normalised for 25 marks). The best performers are selected for SBI PO posts.

SBI PO Exam Max Marks Normalised Marks
Mains 225 75
GD & Interview 50 25
TOTAL 275 100

SBI PO uses the available time for PO mains preparation without wasting a second of time, prepare the above priority topics and revise it again and again. And make sure that, you’ve to give them at least 25 to 50 mock tests for the online exam practice so, that it helps to minimise the time in exam centre to answer quickly as in your strategy method.

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