SBI-PO notification to fill up 2400 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer is already out. The online preliminary examination is scheduled on 29, 30 April & 6, 7 May. The young and talented candidates who wish to make their career in banking sector have already started preparing for the exam.

PrepLadder has shared this article for the aspirants of SBI-PO 2017 to help them narrow down and focus on the important topics by knowing the sure-shot questions expected in the Prelims Examination of SBI-PO 2017. The sure-shot list of questions has been prepared by the experts of PrepLadder by thorough analysis of the previous year’s examination papers and based on the predictions for SBI-PO 2017.

 

GUARANTEED QUESTIONS EXPECTED IN SBI-PO PRELIMS 2017

We have discussed the sureshot questions that will be asked in the examination. This data has been devised by our experts based on the trends followed by SBI-PO in the Prelims examination. Last year we all saw a major change in the exam pattern followed by SBI. Candidates are therefore advised to ananlyze the given sureshot questions carefully and plan their strategy to lay more emphasis on these topics rather than wasting time on un-important topics.

In order to be successful, it is very important to use the correct approach, otherwise you’ll land up no-where.

 

Subject-Wise Most Important Topics for SBI-PO 2017 Prelims Examination

I. Reasoning Ability

Important topics with their weightage for SBI-PO 2017 examination is compiled in the following table:-

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Seating Arrangement(Linear)

5

 Moderate

Seating arrangement (Circular/ Square)

5

Moderate- Difficult 

Puzzles (2-3 sets)

15

Moderate-Difficult 

Inequality

5

Easy 

Miscellaneous

  • Blood relation
  • Ranking
  • Direction etc.

5

Easy- Moderate 

  • The Reasoning section is expected to be full of puzzles and sitting arrangement.
  • Topics like syllogism, coding-decoding are less likely to appear in the examination.
  • The puzzles will most probably consist of 3 parameters, so be prepared accordingly.

 

Suggested order of Attempt

  • Questions based on inequality, coding-decoding, blood relations, direction etc. are usually easy and should be attempted first.
  • Then move on to puzzles, out of 3 puzzles, 1-2 puzzles can be easily solved in no time.
  • After that attempt sitting arrangement questions. Read the question once, if you think you’ll be able to solve it, and then do it fast otherwise you can skip it.

 

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II. Quantitative Aptitude

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Number Series

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation (2 sets)

10

Moderate

Simplification & Approximation

5

Easy – Moderate

Quadratic Equations

5

Moderate- Difficult

Miscellaneous

10

Moderate – Difficult

Miscellaneous questions will include questions on topics like:

  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportions
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & work
  • Speed, Time, distance etc.

2 sets of DI are expected, most probably one will be table based & another will be Bar graph/ Line graph.

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Suggested Order of Attempt

  • Start this section with Simplification/ Approximation, quadratic equations and then proceed to DI.
  • You will be able to solve 6-7 questions easily on DI.
  • Then go through numbers series, 2-3 are easily approachable.
  • After that if you have time, he proceed to miscellaneous questions.

 

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III. English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

10

 Moderate- Difficult

Cloze test

5

Easy-Moderate 

Spotting Error/ Sentence correction

5

Moderate 

Fill-in-the blanks

5

 Easy- Moderate

Parajumble

5

 Moderate- Difficult

  • Reading comprehension will be lengthy. You are advised to practice reading comprehension with time saving tricks.
  • Fill-in-the blanks are expected to be double fillers.
  • You may also get synonyms & antonyms which are not based on the passage.
  • There are chances that you may find new types on questions in this section, so be prepared accordingly.
  • We will be sharing new types of questions expected in this section very soon.

 

Suggested Order of Attempt

  • Begin this section with Cloze test, fill-in-the blanks, error spotting etc. as they are usually easy and can be attempted in 8-10 minutes.
  • In the end, go through reading comprehension ,you will be able to attempt 5-6 questions easily.

These sure shot questions for SBI-PO Prelims 2017 are most probable of appearing in the examination. Candidates are advised to practice these questions more and build a strong hold on these topics before they move on to the remaining topics of the syllabus. These will surely help you to clear the first phase of the exam conveniently. Work on designing an efficient study schedule and stick to it.

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