How to crack Syndicate Bank PO Exam in 15 days (Study Plan)

By Astha Shukla|Updated : February 8th, 2018

Syndicate Bank PO Exam will be conducted on 25th February 2018. As the exam is just around the corner, its time to leave no stone unturned to get through the Syndicate Bank PO Exam. Today we are sharing a 15 days study plan and important preparation tips to help you utilize the remaining time before the exam in the best way.


Stay updated with the latest pattern of Exam

The exam pattern for Syndicate Bank PO Exam has been changed this year. A descriptive test will also be conducted right after the online objective test in this year's Syndicate Bank Exam. Go through the table below attentively to have an exact idea of the exam pattern -

Type of Test

Section NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration

Online Objective Test

Quantitative Aptitude



 2 hours (Composite Time)




Reasoning Ability



English Language



General Awareness



Online Descriptive Test

Descriptive Test (Only in the English Language)



30 minutes

15 Days Study Plan for Syndicate Bank PO 2018

We are sharing the section-wise study plan for the remaining two weeks of Syndicate Bank PO Exam below - 

First 8 days -


Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

English Language

General Awareness


  • Squares up to 30
  • Cubes up to 30
  • Tables up to 30
  • Tricks of Fast calculation (Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square Finding, Square Root Finding, Cube Finding, CubeRoot Finding)
  • Blood Relation Concepts
  • Direction Concepts
  • Order and Ranking  Concepts
  • Rules of English Grammar Chapters (Prepositions, Conjunction, Tense, Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb and Conditional Sentences)
Concepts related to Banking Awareness (History of Banking, Cheques, drafts, accounts, money market, capital market, atm, etc) 


  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Inequality Concepts (Coded Inequality and Direct Inequality )
  • Revise Vocabulary
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
Banking Awareness Notes


  • Rules of Number System
  • Number Series
  • Simplification and Approximation
  • Syllogism (Direct, possibility cases based, Reverse Syllogism)
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Phrase Replacement
 Static GK related to banking -  Banking Awareness (headquarters of insurance companies, banks, national and international organization, Important dates, all cabinet ministers and Governors)


  • Data Interpretation (Tabular, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Line chart)
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Spotting Error
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
Static gk(Dances of States, Important wildlife sanctuaries nuclear power stations, temples, places rivers, dams and waterfalls, airports, seaports etc.).


  • Quadratic Equation (Tricks of solving it)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnership
  • Puzzles and Tabulation
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Double Fillers
Current Affairs Revision (Focus on new appointments, sports events, meetings, visits, army exercises, new book launched, awards


  • Time, Work and Wages
  • Problems on Ages
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Seating Arrangement (Circular, square and Linear)
  • Sentence/ Para Completion
  • Para Jumble
Current Affairs Revision  (News related to Banking, finance, Insurance sector, merger of Companies, FDI, new policies, new schemes)


  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Pipes and Cistern
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Boats and Streams


  • Coding - Decoding (Alphabet coding, Number Coding, Sentence Coding)
  • New Pattern Coding
  • Reading Comprehension
Banking Awareness Recent Concepts


  • Data Interpretation (Caselet, Missing DI)
  • Data Sufficiency
  •  Data Sufficiency
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Summary
Current Affiars Revision

Last 7 days (Last Week) -

Once you are through with the basics of topics mentioned above, you must move on to a full-fledged mock test mode. Mock Test is the most important factor to clear the examination. It makes you well acquainted with interface and flow of the exam. Also, it is the best way to analyze your exam preparation and revise it effectively. So, it is highly advisable to attempt as many mock tests as you can in the remaining days.

Note -

  • Candidates are required to clear the Sectional as well as an Overall cutoff in Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018.
  • There is negative marking system for the exam. It means one fourth (0.25) marks will be deducted for every wrong answer marked by the candidate.
  • As there is no sectional timing in Syndicate Bank PO Exam, it is important to divide the 2 hours time frame among the 4 sections in a proper manner. Divide the time on the basis of your strong and weak areas. Start the exam with the section in which you are most comfortable.

Important Topics to focus on 

To clear the exam, smart work is more necessary than hard work. Focus on following topics more during your revision in last week as they are very important for the exam. Also, following questions come in a set of 3-5 questions and hence would fetch you more marks. 

  • In Quantitative Aptitude Section, Simplification/ Approximation, Data Interpretation and Number Series .
  • In Reasoning Ability section, Inequality, Syllogism, Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  • For English- Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Phrase Replacement and Cloze Test are the important topics.

Important Tips for Descriptive Test

  • In Syndicate Bank PO Exam Descriptive test consists of 2 topics, which are Essay and Letter Writing. The candidates are required to choose one option of their choice from each topic and write properly about the topic. 
  • To perform well in the descriptive section it is essential to have a good command over the English Language. So in order to achieve this, work on your vocabulary, Grammar Knowledge, and English Language Skills on daily basis. Read an English Newspaper regularly. It will enhance your English skills and will also keep you updated with the important issues in news.
  • Practice on MS word to increase your typing speed. You can pick up one topic each day and try to write it in your own words. 
  • You should also stay updated with the ongoing issues. The essay and letter topics will be mostly related to the relevant issues in news. The expected topics are digital payments, Merger of Banks, NPA, Aadhar Linking Program, Air pollution, GST Bill, Religious Intolerance, Government Schemes etc.

Key Tips to follow 

1. Attempt quizzes on regular basis -

Without practice, your preparation will bear no fruit. Make a habit of attempting quizzes/solving questions of the topics as per the above-mentioned study plan. You can find below the quiz links of all the sections -

Quantitative Aptitude Quizzes 

Reasoning Ability Quizzes

English Quizzes

Daily GK Quizzes

2. Do not fret over cutoff -

Every year cutoff changes as per the level of the exam as well as vacancies. Do not prepare the subjects just on the basis of the cutoff.

3. Revise Properly -

Revision is essential to perform well in the Syndicate Bank exam so that you do not forget any important point of any topic.

4. Be time-focussed -

Speed plays the key role in the examination. Always practice the topics and questions in a stipulated time frame. For this, keep a watch/timer with you while you are solving questions.

5. Rely on quality study material rather than quantity -

In the last few days don't rush over too much of study material. Quality is important than quantity. Follow good books as well as quality study material which is updated as per the latest pattern.

Be positive during your preparation as well as in exam. Nothing is impossible if you are prepared well with a dedicated mind. Until and less you are confident about preparations, you will not be able to perform well in the examination. So have faith in your capabilities!

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. 

Step-up your exam preparation by attempting  Syndicate Bank PO Test Series and stay ahead of others!

All the best for your exams,

Team gradeup!


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