SBI PO 2018: Must have hobbies to crack the Exam!

Having a hobby is very important. There are many benefits of having a hobby for exam preparation. Here we are providing hobbies that can help you in SBI PO exam preparation.

Created On: Feb 9, 2018 12:16 IST
Modified On: Feb 9, 2018 16:08 IST
SBI PO : Must have hobbies to crack the Exam!
SBI PO : Must have hobbies to crack the Exam!

Hobby plays a vital role in our life. It is something that a person does in his/her spare or leisure time. In other words, a hobby is a favourite time pass of an individual. Some people think that hobby is an inborn interest or inclination rather it is developed through a continuous process.

There are different types of hobbies. Different persons have different hobbies. Someone likes reading or watching movies. Others may be find painting or gardening more interesting.

Hobbies have many advantages. It gives you pleasure and satisfaction. Here we are discussing which hobby can help you in SBI PO exam preparation 2018.

A Hobby of reading newspaper and magazine on regular basis: As an SBI PO job as aspirant you should cultivate the hobby of reading newspaper regularly.  This hobby keeps you aware of the current national and international events.  In SBI PO exam there is a separate section of General Awareness. The section consists of 40 questions carrying 40 marks. You can easily score good marks in this section by following the habit of reading newspaper. Moreover, reading newspapers regularly will benefit you in SBI PO Group discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round. In long run, the hobby will improve your thought process too and contributes a lot to the building of your personality.

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Writing/Blogging:  You may have done a lot of writing in your school and college days and consider it as a boring task. But think, if writing becomes your hobby?

Blogging has become very popular in last several years.  A blog is an online portal/journal to share one’s feelings, thoughts, experience etc. Earlier, it was used as a unique platform to share individual’s feelings or thoughts. Now, it has grown-up into a platform used by millions of users for multiple purposes. Blogging is a great way to share your ideas with the world. As SBI PO job aspirants you can benefit yourself by blogging in many aspects. Blogging sharpens your writing skills and allows for multi-faceted learning.  You can create your blog through websites like Wordpress and Blogger. These are the free blogging tools from Google. You can also share your blog with friends and family.


Learn to play an instrument: In recent studies, scientists find that playing a musical instrument makes you smarter as it releases hormones that strengthen mental capabilities.  Studies also reveal that learning to play an instrument improves your comprehension and math skills.

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Playing games: Playing games is a kind of brain exercise. It helps you to develop analytical skills which are necessary to crack SBI PO exam.  In SBI PO exam, the highest number of questions asked on the analytical reasoning in the Reasoning ability section.  There are many memory brain exercises which keep your brain sharp. You can solve a crossword puzzle or play any card games, riddles etc.

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Exercise:  We all know that exercise provides many benefits for our health and it is good for the physical fitness. You may wonder to know that exercise is also helpful to improve your mental health. It relieves stress, improves memory and boosts your overall mood. The other benefits of regular workout helps you sleep better, increase your energy level, distract from negative thinking, improved focus etc.  Now you have got many reasons to make exercise your hobby.

Travelling: Travelling is a great passion and now considered as one of the important parts of an education system.  It is very exciting to visit new places and to meet with different people. Tours increase your knowledge and at the same time, it helps to develop your critical thinking ability.  Travelling makes you smart and confident. So, it can help you in many ways for your exam preparation.

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Meditation: Bank recruitment examinations are all about having your mind in control. You will have situations beyond your control at times but you are required to handle it with calmness. Meditation helps a lot in this regard. If you are meditating every day, after a certain point of time, you can control your mind to your own whims and fancies.

Everyone should cultivate a hobby that gives us joy and happiness. Hobbies teach us in many ways and increase our intelligence.

 ‘A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away’. Phyllis McGinley

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