State Bank of India will be conducting Written Examination for recruitment to the posts of Specialist Officers. The Written examination will be held on 19 April 2014. The exam will be held through online format at different centers across the country. The exam will be held through online format at different centers across the country.
- The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of either (i) Examination (test) and interviews or (ii) shortlisting and interview.
- The Online test comprises of sections English Language, Reasoning and/or Quantitative Aptitude in addition to Professional Knowledge
- Except Professional Knowledge (PK) paper, other papers will be of qualifying in nature. Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in these papers. The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank. The questions will be bilingual i.e. in Hindi & English. The candidates will have option to answer the questions in Hindi or English (except for test of English Language)
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English Language: Tips
English Language is considered as one of the most scoring sections in SBI Specialist Officers Exam 2014, which requires good command over English grammar and language. To score well in this section, the candidates are required to strengthen their vocabulary power as well as they should be very clear and precise in grammatical concepts. This section generally includes Passage Based questions, Common Error in Sentence, Rapid Fillers, Close Test, Antonyms, and Synonyms etc.
Quantitative Aptitude: Tips
For solving the questions of Quantitative Aptitude, the candidate should have knowledge of all required basic concepts needed for the topics included in the exam. The clarity in basic concepts will directly drive the candidates to the right option. Apart from this, speed is the foremost requirement for the section. And most important, do not avoid any type of question, not even consider any type insignificant as you never know which question type would catch highlight in this section. The questions in this section are generally from the topics of Number System, Ratios, Profit-Loss and Discount, Percentage, Average, Data Interpretation, Time and Work etc. The State Bank of India lays emphasis on Data Interpretation Questions. Hence, the focus should be laid on Data Interpretation Questions.
Reasoning Aptitude: Tips
For preparation of Reasoning Section, one should require mental alertness and logical skills. To be an expertise in this section, candidate should understand the nature of questions by practicing similar questions from model papers and previous year exam papers. The questions in this section are included from topics from Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning including topics- Analogy, Input-Output, Classification, Syllogism, Inferences etc.
Professional Knowledge: Tips
Professional Knowledge section might be your comfort zone as in this section related to your stream or specialization will be asked. So, you must have been clear on the basic concepts of your subject if you want to do well in this section. Start preparing accordingly.