SBI PO Mains 2018 Study Schedule & Exam Strategy

SBI PO Mains 2018 Study Schedule & Exam Strategy

SBI PO Mains 2018 Study Schedule & Exam Strategy 

The State Bank of India PO Mains 2018 will take place on 4th August 2018. Since the marks of the Mains exam will count towards the final total, you need to give your 100% to Mains preparation. Hence, you should stop wasting time by studying randomly without at plan, because unplanned hard work is not going to materialize for you given the high competition in the Mains exam. Follow this Detailed SBI PO Mains 2018 Study Schedule & Exam Strategy to study in a planned way and grab maximum marks!

This SBI PO study plan covers all the topics from each section of the SBI PO Mains Syllabus in such a way that you should be able to complete the syllabus and revise thoroughly within 15 days! 

How to Use this SBI PO Mains Study Schedule

  • Practice: You will be able to understand the basic concepts within 10 days, so that you can devote the remaining time to practicing and revising.
  • Cut Off: High weightage topics are placed higher in the list so that you can crack the cut-offs easily. Remember that your Descriptive Test will be evaluated only if you score certain marks in the Objective Test.
  • Practically Possible: You can easily achieve the targets set for each day. We have not set any unrealistic goals for you.
  • Beneficial in Mock Tests: There is enough room for you to analyse your performance by taking regular mock tests.
For more convenience, you can even download this SBI PO Mains study schedule as PDF and place it in your study area.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

Section No. of
Marks Duration
Reasoning &
Computer Aptitude
45 60 60 Min
Data Analysis
& Interpretation
35 60 45 Min
General Awareness
(Economy/ Banking)
40 40 35 Min
English Language 35 40 40 Min
TOTAL 155 200 3 Hrs

Let us now take a look at the study schedule. You need to get very disciplined. In addition to following the study plan we are giving you, make sure you follow a healthy daily routine.

Your Daily Study Routine – SBI PO Mains Study Schedule

This is how you need to divide your time:
Activity Time allocation
Quantitative Aptitude 2 hr
Reasoning Ability 2 hr
English language 2 hr
Gen. Awareness 2 hr
Total time 8 hrs
Also, make sure you attempt Mock Tests whenever mentioned in the Study Plan and analyse them carefully question-by-question. Your time allocation should be:
  • Mock Test – 3 hours
  • Mock Test Analysis – 3+ hours

SBI PO Mains Study Schedule – Time Table

Sub English Reasoning General
Day/ Time 2 hours  2 hours  2 hours 2 hours
Coding Decoding (Fictitious
Type/Coding By Analogy)
Basic banking
Line Graph, Bar, Graph, Pie Chart
(Mix of any 2 or individually)
2. Sentence
(Error Spotting
Coded Inequality,
Coded Blood
Indian economy
(focus on economic
survey, budget,
5-year plan)
3. Word Association
Pair (Synonym or
Indian economy
(focus on economic
survey, budget,
5-year plan)
Radar Graph
4. Attempt and Analyse a Mock Test
5. Para/Sentence Completion Linear
(Dual Row, Multi Story building
RBI & Monetary
Case DI
6. Odd Sentence Out Circular arrangement Capital, Currencies,
Dams, National Park
Revise your Weak Areas
7. Attempt and Analyse a Mock Test
8. Reading
Syllogism Computer
Awareness (fundamental knowledge)
Revise your Weak Areas
9. Sentence
(Error Spotting/
Phrase Replacement)
Double line-up Puzzle Current affairs
(Business &
Revise your Weak Areas
10. Attempt & Analyse a Mock Test
11. Word Association
Pair (Synonym
or Antonym)
Data Sufficiency Current affairs
(National affairs, International affairs,
days & events)
Revise your Weak Areas
12. Para/Sentence Completion/Odd Sentence Out Verbal Reasoning Current affairs
(Sports, Awards & Honours, Books & Authors )
Revise your Weak Areas
13. Attempt and Analyse a Mock Test
14. Reading Comprehension Mixed Puzzles Revise your
Weak Areas
Revise your Weak Areas
15. Attempt and Analyse a Mock Test Every day.
Also, Practice your Weak & Strong Areas Regularly
Note: Make sure you practice comprehension based Quants questions. These questions will test your knowledge of miscellaneous topics like Profit and Loss, Interest, Ratio and Proportions, etc.
We hope you find th'e table according to your weak & strong areas and the time that you can devote daily
  1. Also, mere following table
  2. l  is not going to suffice. You have to take mock tests regularly and analyse them.
So students, you still have enough of time to prepare for this examination well. Never forget that the only way to crack banking examinations is practice. Practice is the only way to improve your speed and thus you attempt the maximum question in minimum time with the highest accuracy


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