*Hello and welcome to*

**exampundit**. To prepare for

**SBI PO PRELIMS**you need to be smart enough to manage your short time duration and select your scoring zone.

__MAIN TOPICS__
1.

**DATA INTERPRETATION**

DI is the most important and Scoring section in quant. Most common
and important pattern are line diagram, bar diagram, pie chart, statement Di ,spiral
Di, triangular Di, Missing Data Di.

To score highly in this section you need to practice a lot so that
you can solve calculations mentally. To understand the problem of the Di, concepts
on Average, Percentage, Ratio, Profit & Loss, Income & Expenditures, Growth
& Population etc. must be clear. You can expect 10-15 questions from Di
& an ordinary student can fetch 10-12 marks easily by proper preparation.

So you first solve all the DI and secure some safe marks.

2.

__SIMPLIFICATION__

This is another scoring segment where you need to be strong in
basic calculation. By lots of practice you can learn how to round off or
simplify a value so that we can calculate easily.

**You must practice a mix of problems on BODMAS Rule**, Approximations, Square & Cubes, Surds & Indices, Decimals and Percentages, multiplications of high values .You can expect 5 questions from this section.

3.

__NUMBER SERIES__

Generally 5 questions are asked on this topic. Either You need to
find a specific term or You need to find the wrong term in the series. To catch
the logic of the series you need to practice every possible types of Number
Series so that you can easily understand the logic of the series. Out of five,
2-3 questions can easily be solved and relatively tougher question should be
left aside without wasting your time.

4.

__QUADRATIC EQUATION__

It is also very scoring & easier section in Quant. you can
score 5 marks within 5 minutes. To do well in this section you must practice
lots of Middle Term factors and build a proper concept on Inequality from any
standard textbook.

5.

__ARITHMETIC & MENSURATION__
It is better to attempt this segment only after finishing the
above mentioned segments in time.

**Important chapters are:**

- Profit & loss
- Compound & simple interest
- Speed & distance
- Pipe & cisterns
- Work & efficiency
- Age related problem
- Problems on percentage
- Mixtures & alligation
- Probability based on permutation & combination
- Cylinders, cone, sphere
- Boat & Stream

Apart from these chapters you must study some basic algebra
formulas, basic geometry concepts

etc.

These
are the various chapters you need to practice thoroughly but my suggestion is
first attempt DI, Simplification, quadratic, numbers series & only after
that you have some excess time then go for words problem.

6.

**.**__DATA SUFFICIENCY__
This is less important for preliminary exams & still you can
practice few three statements data sufficiency problems.

__TIME FOR PREPARATION__
Since more than two month is left for SBI prelim exam you must
start your preparation seriously.

All candidates at least give

**THREE**hours daily on all chapters with special focus on data interpretation. You must give at least 10-15 full length mock tests from any standard website. Those who are weak in mathematics need to give**four to five**hours in daily basis with sufficient mock tests. Those who are working need to give**one to two**hours daily.
Only
regular practice can enhance your speed to solve calculation quickly. Try to
solve as much as calculation mentally so that you can save times in exam hall.

__For all aspirants__
3 Hours – Daily – All Chapters with special focus on DI

- 1 hour – Data Interpretation
- 1 hour – Word Problems, Series, Approximations
- 1 hour – Quadratic Equations and revise

__For weak candidates__
4-5 Hours – Daily – All chapters along with Mock Tests (2 mocks)

- 2 hours – Data Interpretation
- 2 hours – Rest of the chapters
- 1 hours – Mock Test

__For working aspirants__
1-2 hours – Daily – All chapters and 1 mock every 3

^{rd}day- 1 hour – Data Interpretation
- 1 hour – Other chapters
- On 3
^{rd}Day, 1 hour revision and 1 mock

__TIPS & STRATEGIES__**. Try to clear basic concepts on every chapters. Note down only the important laws and formulas and apply those in home.**

*Don't try to memorize all short cut rules for each kind of problem*
Formulas of percentage are very useful. If you can remember %
values of few fraction it can save lots of time in DI.As example -

⅛=0.125 ; 1/7=0.1428 so when we will find those values like 12.5%
or 14.28% we can substitute those with ⅛ or 1/7 etc and calculation will be
easier.

Apart from that you should

**remember squares of up to 30 and Cubes of upto 20.**
You must learn rules for finding squares and square root &
cubes and cube root so that you can solve simplification quickly.

In case of number series if you are unable to understand the logic
within 40-45 second just left it and jump to next question.

In DI you may find some question which are almost impossible to
solve in short time. You need to

**identify that very fast and avoid the question without wasting any time**.
In quadratic equation if you are unable to find any factors,

**Vanishing factors or Shreedharacharya laws**may be used.
In case of simplification problem don't get puzzled if you found
big values rather be cool and try to find the clues which is needed to solve
the problem.

You must practice probabilities mainly based on combination &
permutation. 2-3 question of this type generally comes in prelim.

Finally best of luck to all those who are starting their preparation.
The way cutoffs are increasing day by day you need to attempt at least 65-70
question in total and in Quant you should attempt 22-25 questions with good
accuracy.

As almost 70 days left for exam practice regularly with full
integration and cover your weak areas.

All the best!!

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