Reading newspaper is must to clear any competitive examination in the country. In this sense, reading the newspaper becomes must to crack bank recruitment examinations too. SBI PO examination is one of the most sought bank recruitment examination in the country. Here we are discussing which newspaper should you read to prepare for SBI PO examination.
There are many things came in the mind when we think about reading the newspaper, like how to read the newspaper, what to read in the newspaper for bank exam preparation, best newspaper to read for exam preparation, How much time to assign in a day to read the newspaper and so on.
The Hindu: The Hindu is one of the popular newspapers in India. The newspaper has very good coverage of any topic and the best part is its editorial. The editorial covers current events of national and international importance on regular basis and provides a lot of information of the topic covered. It helps you a lot to develop your own opinion about any issue or topic and improve your analytical skills. This skill will help immensely you to solve reading comprehension. The language of the newspaper is simple and easy to understand by aspirants at every level.
The Economics Times: The Economic Times is one of the largest business newspapers in India and world’s second largest financial daily. The newspaper primarily covers the Indian Economy, International Finance, Business news etc. The newspaper provides a lot of information on how things go in the world of banking and finance. The newspaper really helps aspirants who want to understand the day-to-day operations of financial market and banking industry. The level of English language of the Economics Times is par with the level of reading comprehension asked in the SBI PO examination. It is a possibility that you may have the same article from the Economics Times in the SBI PO examination.
The Indian Express: If you don’t want to read any unnecessary stuff in your newspaper, Indian express is best newspaper for you. The editorials of Indian express are really good. It helps aspirants to develop right perspective and approaches towards a different field of life along with your knowledge and vocabulary. The main advantage that associated with the Indian Express newspaper that it is easily available in small cities as compared to The Hindu.
What to read in the newspaper?
According to topics commonly asked in SBI PO exam, the newspaper reading can be broadly divided into the sections:
National News: Never skip reading national news as in SBI PO exam there are many questions asked from national news in General Awareness section. Whether you live in a metro city or small town, there are many things happened on a regular basis which affect you and your life in various ways. If you are preparing for SBI PO exam, you should up to date on important national news. Knowledge of national news also helps you to prepare for Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI) round which is the final hurdle in SBI PO selection process.
“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
Editorial: You cannot miss reading editorial if you are on the list of SBI PO aspirants. In the Editorial section newspaper generally provides more than just coverage. In this section, newspaper covers an insight that helps readers or aspirants to enhance critical thinking skills. Moreover, regular readers of the editorial section have balanced viewpoints on current issues which really required to crack GD/PI round of SBI PO examination.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.”- Dr- Seuss
International News: From examination point of view international news is very important. Newspaper reading on a regular basis keeps you informed of all the latest and important international events. In SBI PO examination question on international events are frequently asked.
Economy and Banking News: To read this section is essential for banking aspirants as the highest number of questions in general awareness section asked from this topic only. Aspirants are advised to read the news of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and financial market on daily basis.
Sports: It is observed in previous years that there are 2- 3 questions asked from sports in SBI PO examination.
Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything. —Tomie dePaola