Hello and welcome to exampundit . The most awaited bank exam, SBI PO 2016 will kick off next week with the prelims. The preliminary exam marks will not be added to the final marks of the candidate but it definitely will decide your chances on the basis of you skills.
By skills, we mean, the preliminary exam will test your ability to manage time rather than solving tough sets of questions.
1) Quantitative Aptitude: The quantitative aptitude can gobble up time easily. So you must have a proper time management plan for the quantitative aptitude part. Spending a few more seconds on one problem will affect your overall attempts. So it is best if you cannot do one problem, skip and go ahead.
Quantitative Aptitude test is expected to have Data Interpretation which can be calculative. On the other hand, you must prepare good level Simplifications for the SBI PO Prelims. The questions from Data Interpretation & Simplifications can be moderate level which will require speedy calculations. There is also Quadratic Equation problems which can be of good level(SBI PO Level). Finally, the miscellaneous problems such as Profit & Loss, Interest, Time & Work, Age Based problems etc. are expected to be of moderate level.
2) English Language: English Language can be cruel to many when it comes to SBI PO. A lengthy comprehension always takes a lot of time, as a result most of the candidates tend to avoid comprehension. But if you can work on your reading speed, you can easily score maximum in English test. Cloze Test & Comprehension can be of Moderate level and they are most likely to be on topics from Banking & Finance sector. On the other hand, Sentence Rearrangements, Sentence Correction will mostly be easy to moderate level.
3) Reasoning: Puzzle is the crucial type of question in Reasoning test. One who can solve Puzzles and Seating Arrangements problems fast, he or she can easily score a lot and save time. The questions from Syllogism can be confusing sometimes, so you should start working on them. Input Output questions has thin chance of appearing. The questions from Blood Relation Test, Coding Decoding, Inequalities are expected to be of normal standard.
The key to succeed in SBI PO Prelims is Speed. You must manage your time properly and prioritize every section based on ability. If you are good at maths, go for it at first. If you are good in English, don’t wait, just go for it. Its all about securing maximum marks in One Hour.
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All the best
May the force be With you.