SBI CBO 2021 on 23rd January 2022: Check Section-wise Preparation Strategies for English, Banking Knowledge, General Awareness/Economy, Computer Aptitude, Descriptive Paper

SBI CBO 2021 Exam on 23rd January 2022. Check SBI CBO 2021 Section-wise Preparation Strategies for English Language, Banking Knowledge, General Awareness/Economy, and Computer Aptitude, and Descriptive Paper Essay and Letter Writing.

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SBI CBO 2021: Section-wise Preparation Strategies
SBI CBO 2021: Section-wise Preparation Strategies

SBI CBO 2021 Preparation Strategies: The State Bank of India will be conducting the SBI CBO 2021 exam on 23rd January 2022 to fill up 1,226 Circle Based Officers (CBO) vacancies in different offices of the State Bank of India across India. Eligible Indian citizens can download the SBI CBO 2021 Admit Card from 10th to 23rd January 2022. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in the Online Written Test, Screening, and Interview. In this article, we have shared the SBI CBO 2021 Preparation Strategies Section-wise for the Written Test that includes English Language, Banking Knowledge, General Awareness/Economy, Computer Aptitude, Descriptive Paper (Essay & Letter Writing) to help candidates crack the SBI CBO 2021 Exam.

SBI CBO 2021 Important Dates

SBI CBO 2021 Recruitment Events

Date

SBI Circle Based Officer Notification

08th December 2021

SBI CBO Online Registration Start Date

09th December 2021

Online Fee Payment

09th to 26th December 2021

SBI CBO Online Registration Last Date

29th December 2021

Last Date for Editing the Application

29th December 2021

SBI CBO Call Letter (Admit Card)

10th January to 23rd January 2022

SBI CBO 2021 Exam Date

23rd January 2022

SBI CBO 2021 Interview

To Be Notified

SBI Circle Based Officer Result

To Be Notified

 

SBI CBO 2021 Related Links
SBI CBO 2021 Section-wise Syllabus & Latest Exam Pattern SBI CBO 2021 Practice 20 Important Banking Awareness Questions with Answers SBI CBO 2021 Important Topics Section wise 

SBI CBO 2021 Exam Pattern

The SBI CBO 2021 exam will consist of Online Written Tests (Objective and Descriptive Papers), Screening, and Interview. The total duration of Online Written Tests is 2 hours and 30 minutes of which the Objective paper will be 2 hours and the Descriptive Paper will be 30 minutes. Candidates will be asked 170 questions (each question will carry 1 mark). The Objective paper will have four sections for 120 marks and the Descriptive Paper will have two questions for a total of 50 marks.

NOTE: Merit list will be drawn State wise and Category wise on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Online Written Test. There will be no sectional qualifying marks. There will be no penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. Sectional Marks will not be maintained for Online Written examinations.

SBI CBO 2021 Online Written Tests

Test A: Objective Test (Online)

Name of Test

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

30 mins

Banking Knowledge

40

40

40 mins

General Awareness/Economy

30

30

30 mins

Computer Aptitude 

20

20

20 mins

Total

120

120

2 hours

SBI CBO 2021 Test B: Descriptive Test (Online)

B. Name of Test (Descriptive Test)

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Letter Writing

1

25

30 mins

Essay

1

25

Total

2

50

30 mins

 

SBI CBO 2021 Related Links

SBI CBO 2021 Job Profile, Salary, Perks, Training, & Career Path

SBI CBO 2021 Detailed Eligibility Criteria

SBI CBO 2021 Notification PDF

SBI CBO 2021 Preparation Strategies: How to Prepare English Language?

Syllabus: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Para/Sentence Completion, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction

Candidates must practice a lot of Reading Comprehension to enhance their reading skills, spot keywords, and develop speed while attempting. Passages based on economy, financial awareness, banking awareness, etc are advised. Practicing RC also improves vocabulary and grammar.

Candidates should also practice a lot of questions from topics such as Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Error Spotting, Sentence Improvement, Cloze Test, Sentence Correction. Mastering your grammar and expanding your vocabulary are two of the key preparation strategy to score high in the English Language.

SBI CBO 2021 Preparation Strategies: How to Prepare Banking Knowledge?

Syllabus: Banking Awareness

In Banking Knowledge, candidates should focus on Union Budget 2021, RBI circulars (past 6 months), RBI structure and Functions, History of Banking, Banking terms, Economic survey, Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) of Banks, Nationalization of Banking, Governmental schemes related to the Banking sector, Banking concepts, Heads and headquarters of Banks, Mergers, and acquisitions of banks, Monthly banking awareness, and current affairs, Economic reforms in India, Sarfaesi Act 2002, Banking regulations act, RBI Act 1934, Negotiable instruments act, Static banking concepts, Financial market instruments (derivatives, insurance, mutual funds). 

SBI CBO 2021 Preparation Strategies: How to Prepare General Awareness/Economy?

Syllabus: Latest Current Affairs, GK Updates, and Economy

In General Awareness/Economy, candidates should focus on monthly GK and Current Affairs, government schemes, India’s rank in surveys, International reports, Important days, Important appointments, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India, Awards & Honours, Banks-related products, Summits & Conferences, Banking terms, States & capitals, Joint Military Exercises, Cabinet Ministers, Obituaries, Sports events, Brand Ambassadors, International organizations.

SBI CBO 2021 Preparation Strategies: How to Prepare Computer Aptitude?

Syllabus: Basic Computer Knowledge

In Computer Aptitude, candidates should focus on introduction & history of Computers, Basics of Hardware & Software, Input/Output Devices, Operating Systems, Basic Internet knowledge, MS Office basics, Networking & communications, Computer shortcut keys, Computer abbreviations, Database basics.

SBI CBO 2021 Preparation Strategies: How to prepare Descriptive Paper (Letter Writing & Essay)?

Descriptive Paper requires candidates to develop good writing skills and current affairs knowledge to be able to write meaningful content in a well-structured manner. Candidates should go through editorials of newspapers and current affairs. Read grammar books to stay abreast with the latest letter writing formats.

For Essay Writing, refer to past years’ essay writing topics and practice writing 100-150 words articles on them. Writing one article minimum every day will aid in improving your writing skills. When writing an essay, break down it into 3-4 paragraphs which include the introduction, body, and conclusion. Avoid using too complicated words or flowery language. Write in the simplest and layman language. Most importantly, ensure your essay is free from grammatical errors.

For Letter Writing, candidates should know most important that there are two formats of letter writing namely formal & informal. For formal letter writing, ensure left alignment, correct spacing between salutations, date, subject, address, etc. Formal letter writing is very crisp so ensure to put down your intent of letter in the introductory paragraph. Remember to include closing remarks such as ‘Yours Sincerely’ and do not mention your name anywhere (unless specified to do so). In Informal Letter Writing, salutations or any kind of formality is not a requisite. These are written to family, friends, relatives, etc.

Check SBI CBO 2021 Important Essay & Letter Writing Topics

SBI CBO 2021 Admit Card - Download Link

FAQ

Q1 How to prepare for SBI CBO 2021?

Check our article SBI CBO 2021 Section-wise Preparation Strategies for English Language, Banking Knowledge, General Awareness/Economy, Computer Aptitude, Essay & Letter Writing on Jagran Josh.

Q2 How many sections are there in the Objective and Descriptive Test for SBI CBO 2021?

The sections in the Objective paper are English Language, Banking Knowledge, General Awareness/Economy, Computer Aptitude whereas the questions in the Descriptive paper include Letter Writing and Essay.

Q3 How many Letter Writing and Essay-based questions will be there in SBI CBO 2021?

There will be 1 Letter Writing and 1 Essay-based question for 25 marks each in SBI CBO 2021.

Q4 Is there a negative marking in SBI CBO 2021?

No. There Will Be No Penalty For Wrong Answers Marked In Objective Tests In The SBI CBO 2021 Exam.

Q5 What is the syllabus of SBI CBO 2021?

The SBI CBO 2021 Exam Syllabus Includes English Language, Banking Knowledge, General Awareness/Economy, Computer Aptitude, Letter Writing & Essay.

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