What should be the daily routine to crack SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam?

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Every year State Bank of India across the country conducts three-tier examination. Compared to all the other posts, PO is the one that gained immense popularity. Hence, aspiring candidates are opting for this post across the nation.

However, it is important to understand that to appear for the mains and interview; you have to clear the prelims first, which is quite tough. The competition is quite high since as thousands of students apply for the post every year. Therefore, you have to focus on making SBI PO study plan.

First things first, when preparing for any bank examination, you have to learn about analyzing the syllabus as well as the exam pattern. Depending on the information, it will become easy for you to begin the preparation. Moreover, an effective preparation strategy is extremely important for clearing the SBI PO 2021 exam.

The prelims examination includes the main examination; along with that; you will have to appear for a group discussion and a personal interview round. According to the last year’s trend, the online examination takes place within one or two months.

How important is it to make a study plan from the beginning of your preparation?

If you follow a timetable, it will eliminate your chances of skipping the necessary topics. You should maintain a well-organized study plan so that you can get the desired result. Also, you will get fruitful results as well as progression. Moreover, the SBI PO preparation should be based on the analytical approach.

  • Free hours you have in a single day on  a daily basis
  • What you should cover in the beginning and things that you can skip in due course of the time?
  • How to prepare for the crucial chapters or topics in your course material?
  • You have to create a proper environment, which is ideal for studying for gaining the desired results.

SBI Study Plan 2021

This is a day-wise SBI PO study plan for supplementing your desirable planning. Besides, it is important to go through the must-do topics so that you can avoid any last-minute hassles. At first, you will have to take the mini quiz, find out your weak areas, then improvise on it carefully.

DayReasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Day 1Coding-Decoding (Basic) Letter Shifting, Coding by analogy, Fictitious languageSimplification (Table, Fraction, Cubes, Square, Square Roots) Percentages (Basic level)Basic grammar & common errors (tenses, articles, prepositions)
Day 2Directions & DistancesSimplification (Table, Fraction, Cubes, Square, Square Roots) Percentages (Basic level)Basic grammar & common errors (tenses, articles, prepositions)
Day 3Blood relationsSimplification (Table, Fraction, Cubes, Square, Square Roots) Percentages (Basic level)Basic Vocabulary (Frequently Confused Word, Phrase Idiom Meaning)
Day 4Mathematical inequalities (direct)Quick Calculation Techniques (Basics) 
Day 5Mathematical Inequalities (Coded)Average (Basic Level) 
Day 6Syllogisms (Normal Cases)Number Series(Try to solve different types of problems)Reading comprehension (Basic level preparation) Focus on topics like social issues, science and technology, banking
Day 7Syllogisms (Possibility cases)Quadratic Equations+ Number System (LCM, HCF, Divisibility, Remainder, etc.) 
Day 8Syllogisms (Negative possibility)Quadratic Equations+ Number System (LCM, HCF, Divisibility, Remainder, etc.) 
Day 9Ordering & Ranking (Basic + Puzzles types)  
Day 10Attempt 1 Full Mock Test Based on topics you have covered until now, you should obtain minimum 7 marks in each section (Total Marks=21)  
Day 11Linear Arrangement (Single Row)Algebra (Linear Equations in 1, 2 or more variables)Verbal Ability, Para Jumble, Sentence Jumble, Sentence Completion
Day 12Linear Arrangement (Based on Multistorey Building)Algebra (Linear Equations in 1, 2 or more variables)Verbal Ability, Para Jumble, Sentence Jumble, Sentence Completion
Day 13Linear Arrangement (Single Row + Multistorey Building )Ratio & Proportion (Basic level)Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks
Day 14Linear Arrangement (Dual Row)Ratio & Proportion (Advanced level) + Mixture ProblemsCloze Test, Fill in the Blanks
Day 15Linear Arrangement (Mixed All Types)Ratio & Proportion (Advanced level) + Mixture ProblemsGrammar (Error Spotting, Phrase
Day 16Ordering & Ranking (Difficult Level)Problems on AgesReplacement, Sentence Improvement, Subject Verb Agreement, Prepositions, Non-Finite Verbs Degree of Comparison, Determiners, Phrasal Verb)
Day 17Scheduling (Based on Days of Week)Profit & Loss (Basic Problems)Replacement, Sentence Improvement, Subject Verb Agreement, Prepositions, Non-Finite Verbs Degree of Comparison, Determiners, Phrasal Verb)
Day 18Scheduling (Time Based)Profit & Loss (Dishonest Dealing + Partnership)Replacement, Sentence Improvement, Subject Verb Agreement, Prepositions, Non-Finite Verbs Degree of Comparison, Determiners, Phrasal Verb)
Day 19Scheduling (Month Based)Profit & Loss (Discount + M.P)Replacement, Sentence Improvement, Subject Verb Agreement, Prepositions, Non-Finite Verbs Degree of Comparison, Determiners, Phrasal Verb)
Day 20Attempt 1 Full Mock Test Based on the topics you have covered until now, you should obtain minimum 13 marks in each section (Total = 39 Marks)  
Day 21Circular Arrangement (All facing inward) + 2 other variablesInterest (Simple, Compound, Mixed Problems)Reading Comprehension (Advance Level Preparation) Read Newspapers, Blogs on Current Issues based on: Banking, Finance, Geopolitics, Economy & Try to understand: M – Main Idea I – Inference T – Tone O – Organization
Day 2222. Circular Arrangement (Some facing inward & some outward) + 1 variableInterest (Simple, Compound, Mixed Problems)Reading Comprehension (Advance Level Preparation) Read Newspapers, Blogs on Current Issues based on: Banking, Finance, Geopolitics, Economy & Try to understand:M – Main Idea I – Inference T – Tone O – Organization
Day 23Circular Arrangement (Mixed with Linear)Interest (Instalments + Sales Tax)Reading Comprehension (Advance Level Preparation) Read Newspapers, Blogs on Current Issues based on: Banking, Finance, Geopolitics, Economy & Try to understand: M – Main Idea I – Inference T – Tone O – Organization
Day 24Circular Arrangement (Mixed with Linear)Time, Speed & Distance (Relative Speed + Average Speed+ Partial Speed)Advanced Para jumbles based on Finance, Transport,
Day 25Data SufficiencyData Interpretation (Bar + Line Chart)Single fillers
Day 26Machine Input Output (Basic + Moderate Level)Data Interpretation (Bar + Line Chart)Double fillers
Day 27Machine Input Output (Difficult Level)Data Interpretation (All Types)Error Spotting (Grammar-based & Involving long sentences)
Day 28Revise all the topicsMensuration (2-D)Error Spotting (Grammar-based & Involving long sentences)
Day 29Revise all the topicsMensuration (3-D + 2-D)Error Spotting (Grammar-based & Involving long sentences)
Day 30 Permutation & Combination, ProbabilityTry to practice miscellaneous topics which might be asked (E.g. Odd sentence out, Phrase Idioms Meanings, Spelling, Word Association Pair)
Day 31 Data Sufficiency + Comparison of quantitiesTry to practice miscellaneous topics which might be asked (E.g. Odd sentence out, Phrase Idioms Meanings, Spelling, Word Association Pair)
Day 32Attempt 1 Full Mock Test Target at least 22 Marks in Each Section (Total = 66 Marks)  
Day 33Attempt a Sectional TestAttempt a Sectional TestAttempt a Sectional Test
Day 34Attempt Full Mock Tests Aim for 70+ overall marks  

Tips to clear the SBI PO Prelims

Here are some of the useful tips that you can use for your SBI PO schedule to clear the SBI PO prelims.

  • Revise using short tutorials

You will come across many short video tutorials that are made for the banking examinations. These videos are quite useful for revision.

  • Go through mock tests.

Make sure to take sectional as well as full-length mock tests at the time of preparation. For attempting the maximum number of questions, you must follow a strategy so that you do not end up wasting your chance.

  • Know about the shortcuts

Shortcuts are useful if you want to crack the exams. The reason behind this is every section comes with a particular timing, and once you know about the timings, you will be able to solve the maximum questions within a limited time.

Hence, these are some tips and the day-wise breaks that you can utilize for clearing SBI PO prelims.