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How to prepare for SBI PO exam 2018 along with full-time job?

May 31, 2018 15:03 IST
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How to prepare for SBI PO exam 2018 along with full-time job
How to prepare for SBI PO exam 2018 along with full-time job

If you are working and earning a decent amount then it may not be an intelligent decision to quit your job the preparation of SBI PO recruitment exam or any other bank recruitment exam.

A huge number of working professionals appeared in SBI PO examination every year and get selected for the post. They are preparing for the exam while working. Working professionals who desire to work with largest commercial bank of India can fulfill their dreams with maintaining a balance between work and preparation. Here we are giving beneficial tips for SBI PO exam along with a full-time job.

(1). Plan the SBI PO 2018 preparation and continue working

To crack bank recruitment exams, we cannot ignore the importance of the study plan because these exams basically test your time management skills. Planning is the most important function to achieve desired results.

So, firstly make your study plan according to your working hours. You should devote 3 to 4 hours a day for to prepare well for SBI PO examination. Revise your study plan and preparation strategy after one month; make necessary changes according to your strength and weakness. Now strictly follow your new study plan for next one month and convert your schedule into your routine.

If you really want to accomplish the ideal balance between job and studies, you have to become more efficient. Plan your study schedule around your work schedule.

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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(2) Go for online mentoring

It is difficult for working professional to join any regular coaching classes as they have less time. After a hectic day at work, it is really difficult to focus on study.

 Online mentoring is a very good option for working professional. If you get stuck while studying, you need quick guidance. Online mentoring can save your time and boost your preparation.

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(3) Attend Coaching classes on weekends

There is lot of coaching institutes which provides coaching classes on weekends for SBI PO exam preparation. These coaching institutes have special batches for SBI PO exam 2018 preparation. Many of these institutes launch new batches every week for SBI PO exam preparation. These institutes provide study material and specially designed mock test along with classes for SBI PO exam preparation.

Doubt clearing sessions are organized in the institutes on regular basis to assist SBI PO aspirants. The session will definitely enhance your knowledge and understanding of the particular subject. You can join the coaching classes on weekends and benefit yourself. Some coaching institutes also provide evening classes for working professionals.

(4) Utilize every minute of available time

If you want to crack SBI PO exam 2018, it is important to use your spare time efficiently. You can study while commuting to your work and in office breaks.

You can solve a puzzle or click some online study material during office breaks. You should read a newspaper while daily commuting; it will improve English language and help you to solve questions on reading comprehension quickly.

6)      Don’t forget to take breaks

Study breaks are very important as it improves memory and retention capacity. It is possible to keep yourself constantly fresh and fully focused on both work and studying if you are taking breaks and use them effectively.

Save some time for relaxation, play or any other hobby. This will inevitably have a positive effect on your overall energy and efficiency once you get back to work or study.

What to do in a study Break?

  • Meditate
  • Take a nap 20 minute power nap
  • Exercise, stretch ,play or dance to your favorite song
  • Read a book or magazine
  • Cook a healthy snack
  • Call a friend


(7) Take Mock Test

A Mock test is a key to success in bank recruitment examinations. Take a mock test on a regular basis and analyze your strengths and weakness. Once you are done with the syllabus, the first thing you should focus on is taking as many mock tests as possible. 

Here are some benefits of taking mock test on regular basis:

  • Mock Test give an idea to candidates which topics they have not mastered and encourages them to focus on the same.
  • It stimulates revision and studying.
  • Mock Test reduces candidate’s fear and anxiety for the exam and increases confidence to the exam.
  • Taking Mock test is an effective way to improve your knowledge and familiarise yourself with pressure.

Mock tests give you an idea regarding your relative standing in the cut throat competition of SBI PO examinations. Take a standard mock test series and practice as many times as possible.

If you are working, it is very important to manage your time and energy. There is no need to quit your job for exam preparation. If you are working 5 days in a week for 8 to 10 hours daily, then spending 4 to 5 hours in a day for your SBI PO exam preparation is enough. Do not stress yourself too much with the preparation. Spend time on your hobby too.

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