How to Prepare for SBI PO 2022 without Coaching?

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : November 14th, 2022

SBI PO 2022 Notification has already been out! There is no denying the fact that SBI PO has always been an attractive and lucrative career option for all Banking aspirants. It has so many things to offer to job seekers, be it job security, allowances, perks, salary, or overall exposure. The banking sector provides a competitive environment to the candidates and thus leads to their personal growth. Bank exams are conducted at regular intervals, every year.

Out of all the exams, the SBI PO exam is considered to be one of the most prestigious and difficult to crack. Changing patterns and difficulty levels is what makes it difficult to crack. Every year lakhs of working and non-working aspirants appear for the SBI PO exam.

Since one's career and future growth possibilities are related to it, students face many difficulties while preparing for the same. These uncertainties or confusion include, what to do and how to do it. Which best coaching to join? is leaving the job a good option or not? In this post, we will guide you on how you can clear the exam on 1st attempt by preparing completely at your home without joining any institute.




How to Crack SBI PO 2022 without Coaching

Today, we are going to share with you, the success mantra to crack SBI PO 2022. How you can crack the SBI PO 2022 exam by studying at home and without coaching. Remember, if you are well determined and focused on your goal in your life you can clear any competitive exam in your life. 

Benefits of Self Study

  • It saves your precious time commuting to coaching and back home.
  • You do not have to rely on coaching institutes study plan, you can prepare according to your desire.
  • You have time and you can devote it to your weakest subject.
  • In a limited span of time, you can solve a maximum number of questions, and you don't have to wait for other students or faculty to provide you with the solutions, which generally happens in all coaching.
  • There is ample study material on the internet. You don't need to wait for doubt-solving or revision classes.
  • You can attempt various quizzes online and can ask your queries too. 
  •  Due to the huge crowd, some students are not able to concentrate or focus on coaching. Coaching institutes fail to give special attention to each student. 

Now that you know the benefits of self-study, we will discuss the other advantages as well. Check SBI PO 2022 Expected exam pattern.

SBI PO 2022 Exam Pattern

This exam is conducted in 3 phases, namely, the Preliminary and Mains phase, followed by Psychometric Test,  GD, and Interview.

Exam Levels


Number of Exam levels


First Phase

Preliminary Exam

Second Phase

Mains Exam

Third and Final Phase

Psychometric Test(before GD &PI), Group Exercise, and Interview

The exam pattern of almost every bank exam is similar. Here we are sharing the expected SBI PO 2022 exam pattern and if there is any change post notification, we will update you.

S. No.

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Sectional Timing


English Language



20 Minutes


Reasoning Ability



20 Minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



20 Minutes





20 Minutes

 The pattern of the SBI PO 2022 Mains exam includes –


No. of





(in minutes)

Reasoning Ability & Computer





English Language




Data Analysis




General/ Financial









SBI PO 2022 Study Plan

Here, We are here dividing the total study plan i.e. how to plan your studies without taking the help of coachings in three major phases:

  1. The time gap between Preliminary and Mains examination.
  2. The time gap between the SBI PO Mains exam and your Personal interview.

all quizzes practice link

  1. As we know that GA is one of the important sections, so you have to prepare for this religiously. Also, 5-6months of current affairs are asked in every banking exam. So, develop a habit of reading the newspaper and watching the news every day, this will help in both the English section and your Current Affairs section in the Mains exam.
  2. Read daily editorial articles to boost your English preparation as well. Here is the link from where you can find daily editorials & increase your Vocabulary.

1) The time between the release of notification and the Prelims exam.

  1. You will get the time of at least 40-45 days to prepare for the first stage.
  2. Hopefully by this time you have well revised and grasped all your important topics and subjects.
  3. Now, recognize your strengths and weak areas and work on them, practice them in a way that there will be no scope for you leaving them in the final exam of SBI PO, for eg. in quant section topics like Approximation, simplification, Number series, etc.
  4. Don't forget to attempt daily quizzes being provided on BYJU'S Exam Prep

v. Analyze your result and performance and work on your weak topics.

vi. Solve all the previous year's Prelims papers of SBI PO. Below here we are providing you with the link to SBI PO Prelims previous year papers. You can download the PDF from the link provided below.

viii. try to attempt at least 2 mocks in a month or one mock after every 15 days.

Don't aim to crack the Prelims exam only. Think of grabbing the job instead. So, prepare for Prelims and Mains side by side from the beginning. Make the GA section part of your daily routine as this will help you in preparing for the Mains exam.

2) The time between the Prelims and Mains exam.

  1. Start working for the Mains exam as your Prelims exam is over.
  2. Revise all the important & high-level topics like puzzles, special cases of Syllogism, DIs, wrong number series, etc as they carry maximum weightage.
  3. Revise from all the previous year Mains papers of SBI PO.
  4. Make full use of study material provided on BYJU'S Exam Prep site in PDFs, quizzes, and video lectures form.
  5. Pay special attention to the General Awareness section, Revise from monthly capsules by Gradeup thoroughly and dedicatedly.
  6. Give full-length mocks daily and then analyze your performance deeply.

Daily GK Update

Weekly One-liners

Monthly Digests

4) The time after the Mains exam.

  1. Now that the Mains exam is over, it is time to reroute all your attention to the next stage i.e. interview round.
  2. This part will be easy if you have gone through daily current affairs on a daily basis otherwise, it will be a challenge for you.
  3. Go through monthly capsules by BYJU'S Exam Prep for at least 5-6 months.
  4. watch daily news more efficiently.
  5. Be well versed with all the ongoing issues and topics in our society and country.
  6. Prepare all the important topics which were asked in any of the previous year's banking exams.
  7. We are here giving the links to Banking/ Financial Awareness, current affairs as well as Static Awareness to help with your exam preparations.

Just to get an idea about the level of the exam, we are sharing below the link for last year's cutoff for SBI PO Exam.

Expert Tips to Clear SBI PO 2022

  • You are suggested to first go through the previous year SBI PO question paper and cutoff to get an overall idea of the exam level, competition, and types of questions asked.
  • Also, go through the chapters included in the official syllabus and notice the important chapters with high weightage as per the previous year question papers.
  • Start from the basic chapters of each section and build a strong foundation for the complicated chapters.
  • Practice regularly to have an excellent touch with the important chapters.
  • After covering at least 70-80 percent of the syllabus, start attempting mock tests regularly.
  • Identify your strong and weak areas and focus on your weak chapters continuously.


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  • First understand the exam pattern, changes in the selection process, syllabus, previous year question paper, and cutoff. Then make a study plan suitable to you. Stick to that study plan and complete the syllabus effectively.

  • Simplification, quadratic equation, average, DI, Percentage, time-work, ratio, partnership, and Interest are the important chapters for the SBI PO Prelims exam 2022.

  • Understand your weak and strong chapters. Focus on the weak chapters and try to get better in the string areas. Attempt mock tests regularly and analyze on the same day to get the best benefit.

  • Definitely not. With a proper preparation approach and study plan, any student can clear the SBI PO exam in 1st attempt. You just need to follow a full-proof study plan with dedication and hard work.

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