Last 15 Days Preparation Plan for SBI PO Mains 2019

As correctly said as it can be that “Impossible is just an opinion”. It is for all those Exam Aspirants who are preparing for various Banking, Insurance and other Government Exams and need a few words of motivation that can keep them going. Let us talk about the “Elephant in the Room” that is SBI PO Mains 2019 Examination that is scheduled to happen on 20th of July 2019. With just 15 days to go for the Exam, an aspirant needs to reorient his/her preparation strategy and study plan for these last few days so that one is able to attempt well as well as score good marks in the SBI PO Mains 2019 Exam. In this blog we will discuss “Last 15 Days Preparation Strategy for SBI PO Mains 2019”. Let us get started then.

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SBI PO Exam Pattern – Main Exam (Objective)

Sr. No

Name of the section

No of questions

Max. Marks


1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes

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Last 15 Days Preparation Strategy for SBI PO Mains

Some General Tips 

  1. First of all Congratulations to all who could clear the Prelims and are now going to give Mains Examination.
  2. It has to be said clearly and explicitly that SBI PO Mains paper will surely not be cakewalk.
  3. It will be a 3.5 hours long grilling session.
  4. But you need to maintain your cool and be patient while solving the paper.
  5. Do not get disheartened if you are unable to solve a few questions in the beginning.
  6. Do not make a mistake of blind guesswork because you will have to repent it afterwards.

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1. 15 Days Preparation Strategy for SBI PO Mains – English Language

  • If you are a well read person, well and good and if you are not then it is advisable to start reading daily in these last 15 days.
  • Read two articles per day in the newspaper whether it be The Hindu, The Indian Express or any other that you prefer.
  • You can read Editorials as well as read other Factual Articles on topics of Health, Education, Economics, International News, Some reports or Summits happened recently. This would help you a great deal in solving your English Language section, as it would put you in a habit of reading and grasping things.
  • Keep taking free English Quizzes available on various online learning platforms.
  • And then if you wish to test yourself for the English Language section, you can take up Topic Tests & Sectional Tests. Always analyse the tests after you take it. Analyzing them gives you an upper edge as it shows you the concept and approach to solve a particular question.

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2. 15 Days Preparation Strategy for SBI PO Mains – Data Analysis & Interpretation

  • Solve a lot of Data Interpretation Questions available. Take up Mock Tests on a regular basis and solve it completely. 
  • First of all take up a sectional test and try to understand your strengths and weakness in the Quantitative Aptitude section.
  • The analytics part will tell you exactly where you were good and what type of questions need special attention. This test will serve a diagnostic attempt for you.
  • Work extensively on your calculations and by that we mean you must be in a habit of solving a question within least time. Learn all the formula of topics covered in the syllabus.
  • Practice some mental calculation tricks from youtube channel. You can also practice using Topic Tests which are available for most topics of Quants syllabus in different levels of difficulty i.e. Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. You can take up level 1 questions at the beginning and gradually move on to level 3 questions.

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3. 15 Days Preparation Strategy for SBI PO Mains – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

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4. 15 Days Preparation Strategy for SBI PO Mains – General/Economy/Banking Awareness

  • This is one such section that will help you increase your marks in Mains Exam and thereby increase your chances of getting selected. 
  • Cover the current affairs from the Month of March to July in entirety. Revision is a must for General Awareness section. Without revision, there will no use of mugging up the current affairs. 
  • Cover Banking & Economy current affairs thoroughly for these months.
  • Apart from this Union Budget 2019 Summary & Highlights and Economic Survey 2018-19 Summary should be covered as questions might be asked on it. 

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Other than this cover the following topics as there is high probability that questions can be framed upon this. 

  • Questions from Sports, World cup, Tennis Tournament, Formula 1 Cars etc 
  • Indexes released by Organizations (Who has come first and What is India’s Rank in it)
  • Science & Technology (Missiles Launched, Tech Companies news etc)
  • Awards – Both Indian & International (in news)
  • Defence Exercises between various countries
  • Economics and Finance related News
  • Lok Sabha Elections
  • State Legislative Assembly Elections that were conducted in some States in 2019
  • Government Schemes (Updated Schemes)
  • Relevant questions currently in News

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5. 15 Days Preparation Strategy for SBI PO Mains – Descriptive Writing 

You can refer the following blog for your descriptive writing.

Bank PO Descriptive Writing: Evaluation Criteria, Sample Essay, Sample Letter

That is all from us in this blog “Last 15 Days Preparation Strategy for SBI PO Mains 2019. We hope you found the information provided here useful. Take Oliveboard’s SBI PO Mains 2019 Free Mock Test now and start your preparation. If you wish to get in touch with your fellow competitors for preparation of Bank & Govt. Exams, you can visit Oliveboard’s discuss forum.

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