How to Clear SBI PO 2022 Exam in First Attempt: Check Important Tips and Strategy

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : November 25th, 2022

The SBI PO 2022 Prelims exam will begin on 17th December 2022. Hence, you must accelerate your preparation without any further delay to clear the SBI PO Prelims 2022 exam on the first attempt.

There was once a time when it was thought that government exams are a tad too easy that anyone could sail through them. However, the recent trend shows that the level has increased a lot. Hence, the need for the hour is rigorous practice and taking regular mock tests for the SBI PO exam. This will not only enhance your speed and accuracy but will be a significant psychological booster. In this article, you will find some effective tips and strategies to come out with flying colors in the SBI PO 2022 exam on the first attempt itself.

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Importance of the Best Preparation Strategy for SBI PO 2022


Best Strategy to Clear SBI PO 2022 Exam 

Before moving toward the preparation strategy for SBI PO 2022 exam, you must first understand the exam pattern and syllabus.

1. Know SBI PO 2022 Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

  • There is no change in the SBI PO Prelims exam pattern. Like the previous year,
    • There is no sectional cut off for both, the PrelimS and MainS examination 
  • To make it to the merit list, it is imperative that the students plan their preparation strategy cautiously.
  • A total of 3 sections will be asked in the Prelim examination i.e, Quant, Reasoning, and English. You have to prepare the important topics in each of these sections. Also, after the introduction of sectional timing, you can not just rely on that one section that you are most comfortable with.
  • In the main exam, there are the following sections
    • Reasoning & Computer Ability
    • General Awareness 
    • English Ability
    • Data Interpretation and Analysis
  • In the Mains, there is a descriptive paper of 50 marks. You get 30 mins to answer 2 questions based on your application, letter, or essay. 
  • Prepare each section sincerely and try to attain a good overall score. 

2. Have a Deep Understanding of All the Important Topics:

To start your preparation, you must know about the important topics to prepare for the exam. Thereafter, you can plan your timetable and prepare accordingly.

Detailed Syllabus:

English LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityGeneral Awareness
Reading ComprehensionNumber SeriesHigh-Level Seating Arrangements & PuzzlesCurrent Affairs of the last 6 months
Para Jumbles / Sentence RearrangementSimplificationCoding-DecodingImp. news related to Banking Awareness in the last 9 months
Cloze TestApproximationCoding InequalityStatic Awareness
Sentence CorrectionQuadratic Equation / Mathematical InequalitiesSyllogismHistory of SBI
Error DetectionData InterpretationSeries (Numeric, Alphabetic, Symbolic)Important Banking Terms
FIllers Data SufficiencyInput-Output 
VocabularyMiscellaneous(Profit & Loss, %, Time & Work, Time Speed and Distance, Ratio, Partnership, etc.)Miscellaneous (Direction Sense, Blood Relation, Order, and Ranking, etc.) 
Paragraph CompletionData Sufficiency 
Sentence ConnectorLogical Reasoning (Inferences, Assumptions, Arguments, Conclusions, Course of Action, Cause & Effect, etc.) 
Match the columnComputer Aptitude 

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3. Go through the Previous Year's Papers for SBI PO Exam 

  • Once you have gone through the list of important topics to prepare, go through the previous year's SBI PO question papers and see the trends that have been followed in all these years.
  • Attempt those papers, check your score, analyze where you stand, and then start working on your performance. 
  • Sometimes, the student thinks that he is having proficient knowledge of a particular topic. But attempting the question in a particular time frame with accuracy is not very easy.
  • So, practicing papers help you figure out the list of topics in which you need to
    • Understand and clear the basics.
    • Increase speed and accuracy.
    • Start from scratch.

On the basis of the above list, you can divide your hours of study for a particular section accordingly.

4. Strengthen Weak Areas and Polish Strong Areas:

  • After analyzing your strong and weak areas you have to start working on them.
  • Generally, students focus on strengthening their weak areas but neglect their forte. This, however, needs to be avoided.
  • You need to give sufficient time to all the sections and practice each of them devoutly. 

Follow the given below point to polish your weak areas:

  1. Strengthen weak areas: Prepare the list of topics you need to work on. On the basis of your knowledge, decide the order of preference i.e, those topics that you need to devote maximum time to, etc. Work on your weak areas and treat them as a challenge. 
  2. Improve speed and accuracy: Whenever you practice questions, keep an eye on your speed and accuracy. Set a goal to attempt the maximum number of questions with 90% accuracy in a minimum time period. It will provide you with an extra edge over other students.

5. Prepare for SBI PO Prelims and Mains Exams Simultaneously:

  • A common trend noticed among the students is the fact that they start preparing for Mains only after they clear the Prelim stage.
  • Their primary focus, while preparation, is only on the First Stage. Please note that this strategy will not work in the long run.
  • You may clear the prelim but would not have enough time to prepare for the main examination.
  • A smart aspirant will never follow this approach. He/She works simultaneously for each of the exam phases, treating them all holistically and not as separately. 
  • Give special attention to current affairs. In the Main Examination, the General Awareness section can help you score higher.
  • Prepare current affairs on a daily basis.
  • Make notes of current affairs and do not forget to derive all the static facts. Along with this, go through the banking terminologies, history of the banking, and current updates as well.

Read & revise current affairs from the following links:

Daily GK Update

Weekly One-liners

Monthly Digests

6. Make a Proper Study Timetable:

  • You have to plan your timetable in a proper way by devoting efficient time to each section.
  • Create a proper study plan for your strong and weak areas and follow them earnestly.
  • Give at least 1-1.5 hours daily to the General Awareness section as it will help you in boosting your score in the exam.

7. Practice Sectional Mock Test:

  • Only when you attempt a particular section within a proper time limit, you will be able to strategize your approach for the final exam.
  • You will know about the silly mistakes that you can avoid and figure out the topics which take a lot of time and should be saved for last.
  • Try to attempt 25+ questions in each section and attain a 20+ score in each of them in the prelims test.
  • Also, plan your safe attempt in each section. Try to attain a good score while practicing. It will help you in achieving your goal.

8. Attempt Full-length Mock Test Daily:

  • After achieving a good pace over the sectional test, attempt 1 full mock test daily 20 days before the exam.
  • This way, you can check your daily score. Try to increase it day by day and maintain accuracy.
  • Don't forget that speed and accuracy work proportionally. You should maintain them to score well.

9. Devise the Exam Strategy:

  • After following points 1 to 8, it's time to formulate your exam strategy.
  • Make a list of topics that you should attempt first. Also, don't waste much time on a particular question.
  • We will be providing you with the essential tips to keep in mind while writing the exam.
  • Nevertheless, it is a student who knows about his preparation in the best possible way, and hence it should be his task entirely to execute the strategies that are provided by us. 

Expert Tips to Clear SBI PO in 1st Attempt

  1.  Go through the previous year's SBI PO question paper and SBI PO cut off to know the recent trends in the level of questions asked and competition.
  2. After understanding the important topics in the SBI PO syllabus, you can start picking the high-weightage and fundamental chapters first.
  3. After finishing the important topics, you can go for slightly difficult topics and start attempting quizzes and sectional tests.
  4. Attempt full-length mock tests once you have completed 80% of the syllabus.
  5. Focus on your weak chapters and try to get better.

At last, we would just like to say that once you set your heart and mind to something, you can gain anything you want. Yes, it will be difficult, but nothing is impossible. No matter what, Don’t Give Up. Keep yourself focused on your goal and you will definitely achieve it.

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FAQs On How to Clear SBI PO 2022 Exam in First Attempt

  • First, go through the previous year's question papers. Divide the chapters into basic and advanced. First, cover the basic chapters and then go for advanced. Attempt mock test and analyze. Work on your weak areas.

  • Cover important rules of grammar from any standard book. Read the newspaper on regular basis and note down new words. Continue this process for at least 3-4 months. Attempt sectional and mock tests on a regular basis on our app or website after covering 80-90% of the syllabus

  • First, cover the important concepts of all the sections. Then you can go for the mock tests. On our app, you can find quality mock tests for SBI PO 2022 exam designed by exam-qualified experts.After attempting any mock test, analyze properly to find out the gaps in your preparation.

  • First focus on basic chapters like inequality, syllogism, coding-decoding, blood relation, etc, and the cover puzzles and seating arrangement. Then attempt mock tests and see where you stand and again work on where you lack.

  • To ace the SBI PO exam in this cutthroat competition, you need to prepare in a very smart way with the best study plan. After knowing your strengths and weakness, you need to prepare a study plan and stick to it. Attempting mock tests is an integral part of succeeding in SBI PO exam.

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