Preparing for SBI Associate Bank Examinations, 2014?? Here are some definite guidance that will help you with some preparation tips for your exam. The SBI Associate Bank examination will be conducted for selection into 2986 vacancies for the official status of Probationary Officers. First of all you must have full details of the examination pattern and syllabus. The SBI Associate Bank Examination will take place in two phases, Phase I and Phase II. The two phases are discussed in details below.
SBI Associate Bank PO Exam: Phase-I
State Bank Of India Associate Bank Examinations consists of four main sections in the Common Written Test. This written test is of two types:
Objective Type: This test will be conducted Online and will carry 200 marks.
Descriptive Type: This test will be conducted Offline and will carry 50 marks.
Sections and Subjects: Syllabus for SBI PO Associate Bank Exam 2014
i. The General Awareness Section
ii. English Aptitude Section
iii. Data Analysis And Interpretation and Computers
iv. Reasoning Section
How To Prepare for SBI Associate Bank PO exam 2014 (Phase 1)
According to the priority subjects recommended by us, Reasoning should be given maximum focus. Thereafter it should be Computers, General Awareness, Data Analysis and Interpretation and English should be given importance. From a general survey we have seen that a candidate scoring 65% in all sections have a fair chance of being invited to the interview. But aim for a 70% and above, and you can be sure of your place in the final merit list.
The difficulty level of the question paper will decide the cut offs so answer according to the difficulty level. Also keep one thing in mind, English is only a qualifying subject so if time falls short you just need to attempt the required number of questions. The rest of the sections require proper preparation. The section which will carry questions from Computers will require basic knowledge of operating systems, computer networks, e-commerce, the basic computer architecture and the Microsoft Office knowledge.
In sections like General Awareness and Data Analysis and Interpretation, you can score more than 80% marks. For General Awareness section candidates need to be properly updated with the current affairs as the questions will be analysing the knowledge of the candidates in this regard. Data Analysis and Interpretation will include the basic level math problems so the candidates need a lot of practice and good understanding of concepts to clear this paper with high scores. Reasoning is the most important section as this will determine your place in the merit list. This sections tests your speed and accuracy so you have to score a high percentage marks in this section within minimum time limit.
The questions will be comparatively difficult so if proper time management is not followed you will not get time to attempt maximum questions in the easy sections. According to the rounds in which you will attempt the questions go for General Awareness first as that is the section you can answer within minimum time if you are thorough with the current affairs. Next target the Aptitude Section, but remember that Reasoning Section is crucial so leave those Aptitude questions you cannot answer. Then move on to the Reasoning section. Attempt as many questions as possible as this section will boost your rank.
SBI Associate Bank PO Exam: Phase II
The candidates who are merit listed after qualifying in Phase I will have to participate in Phase II which consists of
1. Group Discussion
How To Prepare for SBI PO Associate Exam ( Phase 2 )
Be clear with the norms of group discussion. There should be a formal introduction and conclusion. The type of points you put forward can be supportive or contradictory but avoid an argument. Be a active member of the discussion and put forth valid points. In case you notice that the group is going into an argumentative mode, do not interfere with your points. Instead seek a formal time out if you have to say anything.
As for the personal interview, be well prepared and totally formal in your approach and outlook. Be confident, not overconfident. Remember each procedure for the selection of SBI Associate is important, so take the personal Interview seriously.
We hope that this website has been a good help to you. So all Aspirants, All The Best!