31 Days Study Plan for SBI PO Exam 2017 (Advance Preparation)

The fact is inevitable that the State Bank of India is one of the best ranked public sector banks in India. It recruits various candidates in its branches all over the country to fill up its vacancies every year. As the bank believes in specialization is every post, it conducts an exam for the recruitment of probationary officers known as the SBI PO Examination. Thousands of candidates enroll their name in this exam with the determination to get a seat in one of the branches of SBI.

The first phase of SBI PO examination is written examination divided into two parts, i.e. objective papers and descriptive papers. Objective paper is of 200 marks divided into four subjects, i.e. Reasoning, General Awareness, Data interpretation and English Language of 50 marks each. Therefore, it is crucial to lay equal importance to all the sections because scoring the minimum marks in each section is mandatory. Apart from it, the descriptive paper mainly contains questions about English Language so candidates appearing for SBI PO examination should have good command over English and must be comfortable with essay writing, precise writing, letter writing, comprehension and paragraph writing.

With the SBI PO examination knocking at the door, the emotions of candidates vary from being excited to being tensed. Therefore, it is worth to assist candidates by suggesting an effective one-month plan for covering the entire course in 31 days.

We will not cover here General Awareness as it is the concept of basic routine while reading newspapers and watching news on TV or discussion with your friends.

Day 1

Data Interpretation: Being the first day, you should start with basics of mathematics. Hence, this day should be dedicated to revise HCF, LCM, shortcuts of addition, multiplication, division, squaring and cubing.

Reasoning: As reasoning is divided into two parts i.e. verbal and nonverbal reasoning, you should stay in touch with both the parts in order to cover the entire syllabus within time. You should start preparing verbal reasoning by solving basic types of problems along with examples, and, study basic concepts in non verbal reasoning.

English Language: Starting with Vocabulary, you should talk about some personalities or doctors or practitioners. It will be helpful during descriptive paper as well as while you appear for Group discussion. For grammar, start with basics such as sentence, subject and predicate, phase, clauses and Nouns.

Day 2:

Data Interpretation: Types of fractions, conversion from one fraction to another, Decimals, conversion from decimals to fractions and vice versa should be practiced. Adding to it, you should complete a basic chapter: Number System.

Reasoning: Study the basic concepts in nonverbal reasoning whereas start solving problems on A, B, C under the verbal reasoning section.

English Language: In Grammar, studying Adjective, types of adjective and using suitable forms of adjectives is advisable. Adding to it, you should talk about scientists, science, liars and lies for vocabulary.

Day 3:

Data interpretation: Kinds of ratio, solving various types of ratio and proportion should be done along with a basic introduction to surds.

Reasoning: Solve problems in verbal reasoning and in nonverbal reasoning start with symmetry and problems related to it.

English Language: Review the vocabulary part that you studied for the past two days. In grammar, start with a basic chapter like Articles.

Day 4:

Data interpretation: Do not pressurize by selecting multiple chapters in data interpretation because you need to provide full concentration on surds. Study surds thoroughly and solve problems related to it.

Reasoning: Complete symmetry if it’s not completed the last day. Start with problems on visual ability in nonverbal reasoning. In verbal reasoning, solve problems so that you can gain confidence.

English Language: Start with some comprehensions. For example, go through 2-3 comprehension passages. Read Pronouns in details and understand how to tackle various confusing use of pronouns.

Day 5:

Data interpretation: Only after you are confident about surds, start Partnership. If you think that you might practice a bit more of surds, solve problems on surds and then start with a basic introduction to partnership.

Reasoning: In verbal reasoning, solve some standard problems from practice books. In nonverbal reasoning, complete visual ability and get introduced to 5 figure series.

English Language: As you have already done enough chapters in data interpretation and reasoning; do not overstress your brain. Practice a bit of vocabulary by talking about actions and various speech habits.

Day 6:

Data interpretation: Do not start any new chapter as you need to proceed with the important parts of Partnership. Study this chapter and make sure that you can solve problems related to it.

Reasoning: Just like data interpretation, do not start a new chapter in reasoning too. Go through 5 figure series and learn how to solve problems related to it. In verbal reasoning, start with inequalities and check out its problem sums.

English Language: Start a new chapter i.e. Verbs. Learn its types and usage according to the sentences. For practicing vocabulary, talk about different ways to insult your enemies.

Day 7, 8, 9:

Data interpretation: Take an easy chapter and complete it. Percentage is a basic chapter which you have already studied in school so revise it and boost confidence.

Reasoning: In verbal reasoning, get introduced to coded relationships. Give full attention and study it thoroughly. There would be no problem even if you eliminate the nonverbal reasoning part and use it time for coded relationships.

English Language: Start with Active and Passive voice in Grammar and, in vocabulary, talk about flattering your friends and colleagues.

Day 10, 11:

Data interpretation: After covering up the basic part of Percentage, it’s time to move on to the advanced part of the same chapter. See the types of questions and how to tackle various problems about percentage.

Reasoning: Spend some more time with coded relationships. Do not think to start a new chapter in verbal reasoning. In non verbal reasoning, study 5 figure series.

English Language: Complete Active and Passive Voice by revising it and start studying forms of verbs after revising verbs. Also, explore a couple of comprehensions.

Day 12:

Data interpretation: Start a new as well as one of the most important chapters of this section; Average. Learn about the basic concepts of deriving averages.

Reasoning: Do arrangements in verbal reasoning whereas in nonverbal reasoning continue with the same as Day 7.

English Language: After the completion of the forms of verbs, start Tenses. It is an important part of the syllabus so you should pay attention. In vocabulary, come across a variety of personalities and their qualities or characteristics.

Day 13, 14:

Data interpretation: Average is the chapter on which you need to focus. Move on to the advanced part of average and understand the ways to solve various types of problems.

Reasoning:” Input output basics shifting” is the part to study in verbal reasoning. In nonverbal reasoning, continue with the same.

English Language: Revise and review the vocabulary part that you did in the past couple of days. In grammar, study the types of tenses.

Day 15:

Data interpretation: Solve some problems on averages and make sure that you will be able to solve the same during examination. Once you are done, check out a couple of problems based on age.

Reasoning: Practice problems based on the things you have studied before and study analytical decision making. 5 figure series demands your attention in nonverbal reasoning.

English Language: Auxiliary and Modals is to be studied in grammar. Discuss about common phenomenon for vocabulary.

Day 16, 17, 18:

Data interpretation: Solve problems based on time and work as well as work and wages. Make sure that you cover all the types of sums.

Reasoning: It’s time to learn about Critical reasoning and some informal tips. In nonverbal reasoning, move on to 4 figure series.

English Language: Start learning Adverbs and its types and usage. Come across difficult words for vocabulary.

Day 19:

Data interpretation: It’s time to start another important chapter; Interests. Give full attention to understand Simple Interest and Compound Interest.

Reasoning: Revise the part you studied the previous day and study assumptions in verbal reasoning. Continue with 4 figure series in nonverbal reasoning.

English Language: You need to cover a huge part in grammar which is prepositions, conjunctions and interjection. Although the chapters are multiple, the entire study material is straightforward and doesn’t demands much time. Skip vocabulary.

Day 20:

Data interpretation: Allegation should be completed within the half of the total time allotted for this section. Profit and loss should be completed in the later half.

Reasoning: Arguments in verbal reasoning and missing figure series in nonverbal reasoning are to be studied with proper presence of mind.

English Language: Revise the chapters you did the previous day. Practice essay writing and paragraph writing for descriptive papers.

Day 21:

Data interpretation: Practice sums on time and distance as well as trains and streams. Complete both the chapters by solving a couple of sums.

Reasoning: Study evaluating interferences in verbal reasoning and continue with missing figure series.

English Language: Analyze the types of sentences, come across some difficult words and read some comprehensions along with practicing precise writing.

Day 22:

Data interpretation: Mensuration is the part to be covered. Learn to make tables and charts. Complete the entire mensuration part without any postponement.

Reasoning: Study statements and conclusions in verbal reasoning and Analogy. Concentrate fully to understand Analogy.

English Language: Transformation of sentences in grammar, construction of sentences and difficult words for vocabulary should be studied.

Day 23:

Data interpretation: Another important part of data interpretation is Series Case. Data sufficiency and series should be studied and understood properly.

Reasoning: Course of action as well as cause and effect should be studied in verbal reasoning. In nonverbal reasoning, continue with Analogy.

English Language: Revise Transformation of Sentences and start with Direct and Indirect Speech. Talk about the things that are going around the world for vocabulary and also explore some difficult words.

Day 24:

Data interpretation: Solve sums related to Series case. After its completion, start with permutation and combination.

Reasoning: Study sufficiency in verbal reasoning and classification in nonverbal reasoning.

English Language: Learn how to change direct speech to indirect speech and vice versa. Continue with difficult words for vocabulary.

Day 25:

Data interpretation: Revise Permutation and Combination. Once you are done, get introduced to Probability.

Reasoning: Practice problems based on sufficiency and study classification in verbal and nonverbal reasoning respectively.

English Language: Study Structures, revise Transformation of sentences and learn Idioms.

Day 26:

Data interpretation: Get a thorough knowledge about various types of Probabilities and learn how to solve problems of the same.

Reasoning: Study anything if left. Otherwise, revise Analogy.

English Language: Study Adverb and revise its use in sentences as well as paragraphs.

Day 27-31:

Data interpretation: As you have covered the entire syllabus, it’s time to check the syllabus and make sure if there is any chapter in which you need to pay more attention to gain higher confidence. If you don’t have any problem in any chapter, revise every chapter one-by-one.

Reasoning: Execute a bit of thorough revision. Pick out a couple of sums and check whether you are able to answer them correctly.

English Language: Practice paragraph writing, essay writing, letter writing. Read lots of comprehensions to enhance your reading speed.

The entire study plan didn’t have any technique to prepare for General Awareness. It is because it requires a completely different pattern. You need to read the newspaper on regular basis irrespective of the day or date. The market and marketing events section should be read thoroughly because questions come from this section in examination. You should also spend a couple of hours on computer and internet for getting a brief knowledge of internet reference and MS Office.

The study plan is most effective for candidates who dedicate their mind fully to study for atleast 31 days. While you are following this plan, you should be accurate and completely devoted to accept the plan and study as per it. Even a slightest of modification can disturb the balance of the entire plan which might reduce the intensity of effective preparation. Also, it is recommendable to stay at the best of your health while you prepare according to the above mentioned study plan for SBI PO examination 2017.

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  1. my sister wants to apply for sbi po position but she needs coaching on that,…

  2. thanks for the information and pls tell me about the book in which all these syllabus are covered?

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