The SBI PO exam is a kind of a benchmark examination in the banking sector and it provides you the difficulty level which very few other exams can match up to. The SBI PO examination is based on quantitative aptitude, reasoning, English language, computer awareness and general awareness. The syllabus of SBI PO exam is more or less similar to a lot of other competitive exams but what keeps it apart is the difficulty level of the exam. This difficulty level which actually prepares students for the best and they can use this experience to their advantage in other competitive examinations.
SBI PO 2018: How is it useful for preparing for Other Exams?
There are a number of notifications that come out every year in the public sector banks . The syllabi of these exams are almost similar to the SBI PO exam syllabus with minor differences due to the aptitude requirement of the exam conducting body.
Syllabus is more or less common
SBI PO has reasoning and quantitative aptitude of the 10th level and most of the other examinations such as SSC CGL, IBPS PO and Clerk Exams are similar. Hence, if you are preparing for SBI PO, you can simultaneously think of appearing in exams such as IBPS Exams, SSC CGL, etc. However, for SSC CGL, you have to study Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry in great detail in addition to what you are studying for SBI PO and apart from that, the reasoning part in SSC is no match to SBI PO level.
Confidence is most important
Yes, that is the most important thing to crack any competitive exam. Believing in yourself is very important to get success. When you believe in yourself; you gain confidence. Confidence is the key to success. Do not be afraid of the difficulty of the test. Be confident and give your best shot.
While you take mocks on a daily basis in the course of SBI PO Preparation, you can understand your strength and weakness easily and you can work on those areas accordingly. Moreover, practice makes it easier to succeed in the real examination as well as in other similar examinations such as IBPS PO, SSC CGL, CAT, CSAT, etc.
Revision and Notes
As discussed already, you revise the topics during your preparation for SBI PO and after the SBI PO exam, you have got the IBPS RRB PO and Assistant examination in which you do not need to prepare from the scratch again. This will be beneficial for you in the long run also. You just have to keep on writing mock tests on a regular basis till the time you are settled in your job.
Difficulty level of SBI PO
Since the difficulty of SBI PO is very standard, it can act as a benchmark for other competitive exams such as IBPS Exams, SSC CGL, CAT, CSAT, etc. most of which are easier as compared to SBI PO except CAT obviously. However, there are minor additions in SSC CGL which have been already discussed above and CSAT is of much less difficulty level, so, no need to worry much about securing the qualifying marks in that paper.
SBI PO is a very good opportunity and all of you are already aware of that. But the bitter truth is that there will be limited number of vacancies and all will not make it to the final list. That is why it is very important to accept the defeat and move on because that is life. Just remember that SBI PO is just an examination and there are a lot of them out there and some of them far better than SBI PO Job. Just focus on your preparation because a number of vacancies are coming and you will definitely be able to get a decent job if you are honest in your preparation.
All the best!!