Crack SBI CBO in 30 days with SBI CBO Study Plan

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SBI CBO Study Plan: SBI CBO notification was released on18th October 2022 and the SBI CBO exam is expected to be conducted in the month of December. As there is very little time remaining for the SBI CBO exam, therefore the candidates need a foolproof SBI CBO study plan to prepare for the exam in 30 days.

Keeping the time frame in mind, we have designed a study plan for SBI CBO preparation in 30 days. The detailed study plan includes which topics to study as well as mock tests for improving speed and accuracy in the final exam. 

Let’s get started with the SBI CBO 30 day Study Plan now.

SBI CBO Study Plan – Important Points

It is generally observed that candidates start preparing for exams without paying much attention to the exam pattern and the syllabus. This results in wastage of time and preparation gone wrong.

Knowing the syllabus beforehand is very helpful as the preparation can be planned topic wise. Therefore, do not commit the mistake of starting preparation earlier without being aware of the syllabus and exam pattern. Before moving on to the study plan, let’s check out the exam pattern and syllabus of SBI CBO. 

SBI CBO Exam Pattern

The SBI CBO exam pattern consists of an objective and a descriptive test as presented below in a tabular format.

SBI CBO Online Test (CBT)

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
English Language303030 mins
Banking Knowledge404040 mins
General Awareness/Economy303030 mins
Computer Aptitude202020 mins
Total1201202 hours

Note: There is no negative marking in SBI CBO online exam or computer-based test (CBT)

SBI CBO Descriptive Test

TopicsNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
Letter Writing012530 mins
Essay of 250 words (Banking related)0125
Total025030 mins

SBI CBO Syllabus

SBI CBO syllabus is similar to the syllabus for other banking exams and is divided into four sections

  • English Language
  • Banking Awareness
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Knowledge

Let’s check out the details for each section

English Language

  1. Cloze Test
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Spotting Errors
  4. Sentence Improvement
  5. Sentence Correction
  6. Para Jumbles
  7. Fill in the Blanks
  8. Para/Sentence Completion
  9. Grammar
  10. Vocabulary
  11. Word Association

Banking Knowledge

  1. Latest Banking updates
  2. Important banking concepts
  3. Government schemes related to Banking sector
  4. Monetary Policy
  5. Principles of Insurance
  6. Types of money and measures of money supply
  7. Financial institutions and Financial regulators in India
  8. Currency circulation and management
  9. Financial inclusion

General Awareness/Economy

  1. Financial Awareness
  2. Current Affairs
  3. General Knowledge
  4. Static Awareness ( like Books and Authors, Country Capitals, Awards, Headquarters, Currencies)
  5. Banking and Financial Awareness
  6. Prime Minister Schemes
  7. Preventive Vigilance
  8. Legal Issues

Computer Aptitude

  1. History and Generation of Computers
  2. Introduction to Computer Organisation
  3. Computer Memory
  4. Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  5. Computer Software
  6. Computer Languages
  7. Operating System
  8. Computer Network
  9. Internet
  10. Computer and Network Security

SBI CBO Study Plan

The detailed SBI CBO Study Plan is as follows:

Day 1 Cloze Test and Current Affairs
Day 2 Reading Comprehension and Current Affairs
Day 3 Important Banking Concepts and Current Affairs
Day 4 Latest banking updates and current affairs
Day 5 General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Day 6 History and Generation of Computers, Financial Awareness and Current Affairs
Day 7 Introduction to computer organisation, books and authors, current affairs
Day 8 Government Schemes related to banking sector and Computer Memory, current affairs
Day 9 Spotting errors, monetary policy and current affairs
Day 10  Sentence Improvement, Types of money and measures of money supply and Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Day 11 Sentence Correction, Principles of Insurance, Computer Software, Current Affairs
Day 12 Mock Test-1, Current Affairs
Day 13 Para Jumbles, Banking Awareness, States and capitals, Computer Languages
Day 14 Fill in the Blanks, Operating System, Countries and Capitals
Day 15 Mock Test -1
Day 16 Principles of Insurance, Current Affairs
Day 17 Para/Sentence Completion, Banking and Financial Awareness
Day 18 Mock Test-2
Day 19 Reading Comprehension, Current Affairs, Important Banking Terms
Day 20 Financial institutions and Financial regulators in India, Error Spotting, Current Affairs
Day 21 Mock Test-3
Day 22 Para Jumbles, Monetary Policy, Internet, General Knowledge
Day 23 Fill in the blanks, awards, Prime Minister Schemes, Current Affairs
Day 24 Mock Test-4
Day 25 Grammar and Vocabulary, Currency circulation and management, Computer and Network Security, Current Affairs
Day 26 Word association, financial inclusion, legal issues, current affairs
Day 27 Mock Test-5
Day 28 Reattempt Mock 1 and 2
Day 29 Reattempt Mock 3and 4
Day 30  Reattempt Mock 5

It is understood that it may not be possible for the aspirants to strictly follow this study plan due to the fact that every individual has a different pace for learning. The best strategy in such cases would be to formulate a strategy to cover at least one topic from each of the sections every day as it will ensure maximum of the syllabus gets covered before the exam date.

Also, try to cover 80% of the syllabus in the first 15 days, as it will help the candidates in revising the syllabus.

Take mocks as much and as many times as you want, it will improve your speed and accuracy by getting you acquainted with the paper pattern. It is advisable to increase the frequency of mocks during the last week before the exam, as it will make you confident to appear for the exam.


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