SBI PO is one of the most popular examinations in the banking sector and lakhs of aspirants take this exam every year and try their luck for this coveted job. These days there are lots of candidates who take banking examinations being in a job. With the booming IT industry, most of you may be in IT jobs across the country, but harbour a dream of joining the largest lender in the country as an officer. In this article, we are going to provide you some useful tips for managing your day job and the preparation strategy for SBI PO Examination.
SBI PO Exam 2018: Preparation tips for an IT employee
With a job in hand, the main problem is the complacency in your mind of having something at least and you have to be motivated to give your best in the preparation for SBI PO. Let’s see if you can manage both with the same competence and efficiency.
Take a diagnostic test
First of all, congratulations for deciding that you will prepare for SBI PO examination. The first step is to know your standing in the competition. Take the last year’s paper and understand your weak areas first because the syllabus may be of 10th standard, but being out of practice can be fatal for your brain.
Decode your SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis
Some of you must be weak in English, whereas some of you must be finding mathematics difficult to handle. There is no panacea for this and that is why, it is very important to understand the strength and weakness. Identify the areas in which you are strong and use it as an opportunity whereas work on your weak areas.
Practice has no alternative
The SBI PO examination is going to be based on quantitative aptitude, English, reasoning, general awareness and computer apart from the descriptive paper. Among all these topics, mathematics and reasoning are two areas that require constant practice and nothing else. For other areas, you have to revise on a regular basis.
Decide your own time to study
You people must have shifts and therefore, there is no uniform timetable for all of you. But one thing has to be kept in mind – you have to study for at least a minimum of 6-7 hours on weekdays and 10-12 hours on weekends.
Make your own routine
You are working and you are mature enough to understand your own timetable and time availability at various times during the day. Hence, there can never be a routine that will fit all of you but you have to make your own routine. Make sure that you have all the components of the examination for study every day.
No social media or social life
Well,this sounds harsh, but being a working guy or lady, you have to devote the free time to your future rather than investing the same in meeting friends and family or in social media. Let’s make a resolution that your next status on Facebook will be regarding your success in SBI PO 2018 Examination.
Mock tests are very useful
Keep the weekend for this purpose and that also after you are done with all the components of the examination. This will help you understand the areas in which you need to work more and also the areas in which you may avoid silly mistakes to score more.
Maintain a healthy food habit
Healthy food is very important during this phase because without your health being your companion, you cannot get the desired success in this stressful examination process.
Don’t ignore your present job
This is important because without that job, you may be in trouble and however good you are in your preparation, nobody can guarantee you a place in the final list. So, do not ever neglect what you have for what you can achieve.
Never ever feel that you cannot crack the SBI PO Examination because you are not devoting as much time as a candidate with no job. Remember there are people who must be dying for that job you have. Respect your present job and along with it, give your best in preparing for SBI PO Examination. Success will never betray you.
All the best!!