Prepare for SBI PO Prelims 2017 in 1 Month with!

State Bank of India (SBI) is back with the most awaited SBI Probationary Officers (PO) examination. A large number of applicants appear for the SBI PO exam and the competition is ever growing.

Created On: Apr 4, 2017 16:17 IST
Modified On: Apr 6, 2017 12:53 IST

State Bank of India (SBI) is back with the most awaited SBI Probationary Officers (PO) examination. A large number of applicants appear for the SBI PO exam and the competition is ever growing. Keeping this in mind, you need to be well- prepared in every manner.  SBI PO exam will test your speed, accuracy, time- management skills and positive attitude. A proper preparation strategy along with determination will set you towards achieving your goal!

SBI PO 2017 - Number of Vacancies: 2313

Our team presents detailed plan and strategy on 'How to prepare for SBI PO Prelims in 1 Month or 30 days'.

Prepare for SBI PO 2017 Prelims in 1 Month

We have listed few action items below. Following them rigorously will ensure your success in SBI PO Prelims Exam.

1) Understand the Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

Understand the pattern and syllabus which helps you in gathering study materials, categorizing topics and prioritize important sections.

SBI PO 2017 Prelims pattern consist of an objective paper of 100 marks and 1 hour duration comprising of questions from English, Quants and Reasoning.

Check Our SBI PO Blog.

2) Categorize Topics as on the basis of Difficulty and Weightage

Identify & mark each topic as easy, medium and tough based on the difficulty level and importance in terms of weightage.

Check Important Topics below:


English Language
(30 marks)

Quantitative Aptitude
(35 marks)

Reasoning Ability
(35 Marks)

Topics & expected weightage

Fill in the blanks

(0-5 Questions)


(5-10 Questions)

Cloze test

(5-10 Questions)

Para Jumbles

(0-5 Questions)

Error Spotting

(5-10 Questions)

Sentence/paragraph completion)

(0-5 Questions)

Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction

(0-5 Questions)

Misc. (Antonym/synonym, phrases & Idioms, spellings etc.)

(0-5 Questions)


(5-10 Questions)

Number System

(0-1 Question)


(1-2 Question)


(1-2 Question)

Ratio & Proportion (1-2 Question)

Simple Interest & Compound Interest- (1-2 Question)

Number Series

(4-5 Questions)

Profit & Loss

(1-2 Questions)

Speed, Distance & Time: (1-2 Questions)


(0-5 Questions)


(1-2 Questions)

Data Interpretation

(0-5 Questions)

Time & Work

(1-2 Questions)

Permutation & Combination

(0-3 Questions)

Mixture problems

(1-2 Questions)


(0-1 Question)

Data Sufficiency

(0-5 Questions)

Misc. (Problems on age, boat & stream) (0-3 Questions)


(5 Questions)

Order and Ranking:

(0-5 Questions)

Direction sense

(2-5 Questions)

Coding & Decoding/ Alphabet based problems

(0-5 Questions)

Blood Relations

(2-3 Questions)


(4-5 Questions)

Sitting Arrangement & Puzzle

(5-10 Questions)

Machine Input

(0-5 Questions)

Misc. (Series etc.)

(0-3 Questions)

3) Weekly Time Allotment

For each 3 section, Allot a specific time. While allotting time, make sure that you give more time to the section which requires more practice.

An ideal time allotment plan would be:


 2 to 3 hours per day

Reasoning Ability

 3 to 4 hours per day

Quantitative Aptitude

 3 to 4 hours per day

The time can be varied for each section as per the preparation level but make sure that at least 8-10 hours is dedicated everyday. For working professional, devote at least 5 hours daily, cover up the remaining portion in weekends.

4) Topic wise study plan for SBI PO 2017

Check the below table for an Efficient Study plan:






Reasoning Aptitude

Inequalities, Missing series, Direction sense, Coding-Decoding, Analogy, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Syllogism

Decision Making, Statement Assumption, Order and Ranking, Problems

on Arrangement- Sitting, Floor, Table, Puzzle, Machine Input



Practice Mock Tests , Solve Previous year papers


Basics of Grammar, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks

Idioms and Phrases, Error spotting, sentence completion, Spellings

Reading Comprehension, Jumbled sentence/para, Cloze test

Practice Mock Tests , Solve Previous year papers

Quantitative Aptitude

Average, Number series, Percentage, Ratio-Proportion, HCF/LCM, Indices, Tables, Squares, Cubes  & Roots, Age & Number

Profit and Loss, Mixture & Alligation. Time, Speed & Distance, Work, Probability, Boats and Streams

Data Interpretation, Permutation & Combination, Mensuration

Practice Mock Tests , Solve Previous year papers

SBI PO 2017: Quick Preparation Tips

  • English Language Preparation is a constant process. Read newspaper daily and note down new words to strengthen your vocabulary.
  • Solve word and number puzzles in newspapers and magazines for reasoning ability preparation.
  • Don’t waste too much time on a particular question.
  • Learn Short cut tricks and Formulas.
  • Analyse your strong and weak areas. Try to fix time for each section and attempt that section in your allotted time.
  • Evaluate your tests to see how you are performing and where you can improve.
  • Be Confident
  • Stay Positive.

Time Management and Accuracy are the two important factors which will decide your performance in the exam. So, practice as many mock tests as you can.  Practice with TopRankers SBI PO Prelims mock test and you can perform ahead your potential!

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All the Best for your preparation!

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