15 Day SBI PO Study Plan | SBI PO Prelims 2021

SBI PO Prelims is on 20th, 21st & 27th November 2021 and in this blog, we will cover the SBI PO study plan in detail. In order to pass the SBI PO 2021 exam, candidates need a lot of practice, a calm mind, and a smart approach to the syllabus. For this exam  ‘practice’ is the only key towards success. Before you start your full-length preparation, clear your concepts if you are a complete beginner. NCERT Maths textbooks will help you to clear the Quant concepts.


Once you have made your fundamental concepts strong enough, you can start practicing questions from any SBI PO book. A number of books are available in the market. Before investing in a product, read the reviews and ask your peers for their opinions. Look at past years’ question papers and begin solving them regularly. Make sure you don’t wait till the last second.

Change your practice mode to online tests once you’ve finished the basic questions. The exam is in online mode, so you should practice your skills there too. There is a lot to do within a short time frame. But you can crack this nut through proper guidance and hours of practice. Here we are bringing you a tailored 30 days SBI PO 2021 study plan to cover the whole syllabus in just 30 days. So let’s get started.

SBI PO 2021 Exam Pattern

The SBI PO exam pattern for 2021 is given below. A new exam format for the SBI PO Prelims test was introduced in 2018. The feature of a 20-minute sectional time limit for each portion of the SBI PO Prelims has been incorporated. However, there has been no change in the total time duration.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Name of Tests (Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 Mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 Mins
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 Mins
English Language354040 Mins
Total1552003 Hours

Note: The Descriptive Test will be held on the same day as the mains test and will last 30 minutes. There will be two questions for a total of 50 points in the English Language Test (Letter Writing & Essay).

 SBI PO Study Plan for 15 days Prelims 2021

DayQuantReasoningEnglishMock Tests
1Percentage, Ratio, Proportion, Profit Loss

Approximation- Fraction and decimal-based
Alpha Numeric Series

Direction Sense Direction and Distances
Basics of Grammars and rules
Vocabulary Based/Antonyms/Synonyms-5 per day

Error Spotting
Vocabulary Based/Antonyms/Synonyms
Full-length mock test-1
2Time, Distance, Work, Streams

Series and Sequences
Blood Relation

Blood relation puzzle
Sentence Completion
Vocabulary Based/Antonyms/Synonyms

Reading Comprehension Vocabulary Based/Antonyms/Synonyms
Full-length mock test-2
3Data Interpretation

Puzzle- Flat based problems

Ranking and Ordering
Para jumbles

Vocabulary Based/Antonyms/Synonyms

Full-length mock test-3
4Data Interpretation

Puzzle- Month based and Day Based

Coding-Decoding – Traditional / old type
Phrase replacement

Fill in the Blanks, Cloze Test
Full-length mock test-4

Partnership, Mixture & Allegation
Puzzle – Place-based and box based

Idioms and phrases

Error Spotting
Full-length mock test-5
6Sectional testInequality

Seating Arrangement
Topics testFull-length mock test-6
7Sectional testYear based puzzleDigital SeriesTopics testFull-length mock test-7
8Sectional testSyllogismTopics testFull-length mock test-8
9Sectional testSingle line arrangement QuestionsTopics testFull-length mock test-9
10Analyze Mock &
Practice top 30 quant questions that you can solve the quickest
OrderingAnalyze Mock &
Practice top 25 quant questions that you can solve the quickest
Full-length mock test-10
11Practice top 30 quant questions that you can solve the quickestPuzzle+ Seating Arrangement PracticeAnalyze Mock &
Practice top 25 quant questions that you can solve the quickest
Analyze Mock Solution
12Practice top 25 quant questions that you can solve the quickestInput Output-basicAnalyze Mock &
Practice top 25 quant questions that you can solve the quickest
Analyze Mock Solution
13Practice top 25 quant questions that you can solve the quickestParallel line arrangement questions
Analyze Mock &
Practice top 20 quant questions that you can solve the quickest
14Practice top 25 quant questions that you can solve the quickestWord Formation/ MiscellaneousAnalyze Mock &
Practice top 20 quant questions that you can solve the quickest
15Practice top 25 quant questions that you can solve the quickestSeating arrangement questionsAnalyze Mock &
Practice top 20 quant questions that you can solve the quickest

SBI PO Selection Procedure 2021

The SBI PO Selection Procedure involves three phases: Prelims, Main, and Interview. Each round is equally significant, and thus qualifying in each round is necessary to advance to the next round till final selection.

Stage 1: SBI PO Prelims

  • The SBI PO Prelims Exam is the first basic phase in which applicants’ general aptitude is tested.
  • The SBI PO Prelims Exam is a one-hour online objective test.
  • English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude are the three areas of the exam.
  • In the SBI PO Prelims Exam, there will be no sectional cut-offs.
  • However, the bank will offset an overall cut based on the candidates’ categories.
  • From the top of the aforementioned merit list, candidates totalling 10 times the number of openings (approximately) in each category will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

Stage 2: SBI PO Mains

  • Candidates who pass the SBI PO Preliminary Exam will be eligible to take the SBI PO Mains Exam.
  • The Objective Test and Descriptive Test are both parts of the SBI PO Mains Exam.
  • The SBI PO Mains Exam is divided into four sections: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Computers, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness.
  • The descriptive test is worth 50 marks and takes place right after the objective examination.
  • The aggregate marks achieved in the Main Examination will be used to create a category-wise merit list.
  • There will be no cut-off for sections.
  • Candidates from the top of the category-wise merit list who score the minimum aggregate qualifying score will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview.

Stage 3: SBI PO Group Exercises & Interview

Candidates who pass the SBI Mains Exam will be invited to participate in an interview and a group exercise. This round is most crucial in determining the candidate’s fate in regard to the final selection. The candidate’s final selection as an SBI PO is based on their SBI Mains and Interview performance.

SBI PO Exam: General Tips and Tricks

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Here are a few tips and tricks to clear the SBI PO Exam. 

  1. Time to refer the notes you have created- Last 10-15 days are the perfect time to refer the short notes, formulae, shortcuts you have learned and practice.
  2. Avoid New Topics: Although you can cover new topics in the last 15 days, it is not recommended. New topics can break your learning streak, and you might end up loosing precious time for practice to learning new concepts. So stick to your strengths and let go a few time-consuming topics.
  3. Build upon your reading speed: As we know for general English section, reading the newspaper is a must. You can use the last 15 days to fasten your reading speed. Refer to your vocabulary list that you have created more often.
  4. Sectional and Full Mock Tests for Prelims: With concept building over, it is time to take all the mock test from the SBO PO Prelims and get used to solving problems in time. Test series are known to immensely help you in acing this exam.
  5. Previous Year Question Papers: Go through the previous year question papers, It will help you to get a better idea of the level of exam and the kind of questions asked. It is recommended to solve similar questions to those of the previous year papers.

That is all from our side in this blog of the SBI PO exam study plan. ALL THE BEST!

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Is the SBI PO exam tough?

It is a competitive exam, if it is tough for one candidate, it will be tough for others too. Your level of preparation will make all the difference.

When will SBI PO 2021 Notification be Release?

PO recruitment notification is out and you can apply from the above apply online given in the blog.

Is the SBI PO Exam Bilingual?

Except for the Descriptive Test for the English Language in the SBI PO Mains Exam, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.

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