Important Topics for SBI PO Prelims 2021

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : October 24th, 2021

Importance Topic for SBI PO 2021 Exam: SBI PO notification is already out and preparation must go on to perform the best out of the lakhs. SBI PO exam dates have not been revealed yet, however you should pick up the right set of topics in order to score better marks in the examination.

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In this post, we have shared the  Important topics for SBI PO 2021 Prelims exam to help you all put the final touches on your preparation. This includes section-wise important topics that you must prepare to crack the SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam with a good score.

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SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam Pattern

It's essential to have a clear idea about the pattern of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021. Go through the below table to understand the exam pattern properly -

 Name Of TestNo. Of QuestionsTotal Maximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 Minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
 Total1001001 hour

Important Topics for SBI PO Exam 2021 (Based on Previous Year Paper)

Now, let us have a look at the most expected and important questions that can be asked in different sections in SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021.

2.1.1 English Language:

This section has 30 questions. Given below are the most important questions of English ability:

Topic

Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension 

7-10 Questions

Cloze Test

5 -6 Questions

Phrase Replacement

5 -6 Questions

Fillers

5-6 Questions

Error Spotting/Sentence Correction 

4-5 Questions

Sentence rearrangement /Para Jumble

5-6 Questions

Sentence Connector

3-4 Questions

Sentence Completion

3-4 Questions

Sentence Formation

2-3 Questions

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2.1.2 Tips to Prepare for English Ability:

  • English is an important part of any banking exam. 
  • Prepare both the vocabulary and grammar parts of the English.
  • Learn and understand all the grammar concepts and revise and practice them with BYJU'S EXAM PREP daily quizzes. 
  • Read English newspapers every day. It will increase your reading speed. 
  • Also, learn the unknown words that come across reading. This will increase your vocabulary.

2.2.1 Quantitative Aptitude:

This section comprises of 35 questions. In this year SBI PO Prelims, the following topics may be asked from this section -

Topic

Number of Questions

Number Series 

4-5 Questions

Quadratic Equation

4-5 Questions

 Approximation

5-6 Questions

Data Interpretation

10-15 Questions

Arithmetic

10-12 Questions

Data Sufficiency

4 -5 Questions

Mathematical Inequality

4 -5 Questions

2.2.2 Tips for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • The quantitative aptitude can be scoring, if your preparation is adequate.
  • First, increase your calculation speed.
  • Learn table till 25, square till 30, cube till 20, and fractions till 1\15. 
  • Learn and understand all the concepts of various arithmetic concepts such as Ratio, Percentage, Speed and Distance, etc.
  • Practice data interpretation and other topics as much as possible. 
  • In quantitative aptitude practice is the key, the more your practice the better your speed and accuracy get. 
  • Attempt all the daily BYJU'S Exam Prep quizzes. 

2.3.1 Reasoning Ability:

This section also consists of 35 questions. Let us have a look at the topics that can be asked from this section.

Topic

Number of Questions

Seating Arrangement & Puzzles

15-20 Questions 

Inequality

2-3 Questions

Coding-Decoding

5 Questions

Alphanumeric Series

2-3 Questions

Input-Output

5 Questions

Data Sufficiency

5 Questions

Miscellaneous (Blood Relation, Direction Sense, Alphabet Test, etc)

5-6 Questions

2.3.2 Tips for Reasoning Ability:

  • In this section practice is the key to score good marks in the examinations.
  • Practice puzzles and seating arrangement questions as much as possible and get a good command over them.
  • Clear your concepts of miscellaneous topics. Once you understand these concepts then it becomes very easy to solve these questions. 

Key Takeaways for SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021

  • In the SBI PO exam, there is a sectional timing in the Prelims exam. Speed and accuracy can be the deciding parameters in the selection of candidates.
  • As this year there is no sectional cut off, keep your focus on increasing the overall number of attempts.
  • Make yourself familiar with every aspect of the above-mentioned chapters in the remaining time span to perform well in the SBI PO Exam 2021.
  • Solve different levels of questions from each topic. Do not keep on attempting conventional questions.
  • Challenge yourself for unconventional and tricky questions if you want to crack SBI PO Exam.
  • Do not forget to attempt a Mock test as it is the best exam preparation tool. Try to attempt maximum mock tests as per your convenience and schedule.

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FAQs

  • It is a crucial task for every aspirant to must study the important topics which carry more weight than other topics. You will get the important topics for SBI PO in this article.

  • This topic carries the weightage of 10-15 questions in the Reasoning Ability Section of the SBI PO 2021 Exam.

  • The candidates can expect at least 7-10 questions from Reading Comprehension in SBI PO 2021 Exam.

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