How to Clear SBI PO Prelims with a Detailed 1 Month Strategy


If you want to clear SBI PO in the first attempt and frantically searching for a strategy, which needs to be followed in the last month, you can put a full stop to your search as you are right on the spot.

The preliminary exam of SBI PO is scheduled to take place on the 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th of June 2019. With hardly a month remaining for the exam, we understand how precious time is for all SBI PO aspirants and to help you inch forward towards your goal, we have prepared an exclusive 1 – month strategy for clearing SBI PO. This strategy has been made by considering all the important topics from SBI PO point of view.

This 1- month strategy is our attempt to help you finish the syllabus on time so that you can allot proper time to revision as well.

But, before that, you need to know all the important dates and other aspects of this examination.

SBI PO Exam: Important Dates


Event Date
Online registration 02.04.2019 to 22.04.2019
Payment of Application Fee 02.04.2019 to 22.04.2019
Download of Prelims Admit Card 3rd week of May 2019
Conduction of Preliminary Exam 08.05.2019, 09.05.2019, 15.05.2019, and 16.05.2019
Result of Online Preliminary Exam 1st week of July 2019
Download of Mains Admit Card 2nd week of July 2019
Conduction of Mains Exam 20.07.2019
Declaration of Mains Result 3rd week of August 2019
Download of Interview Admit Card 4th week of August 2019
Conduction of Interview September 2019
Declaration of Final Result 2nd week of October 2019


SBI PO Exam Pattern

 The Prelims exam of SBI PO follows the following pattern:

  1. Reasoning Ability: 35 questions
  2. Quantitative Aptitude: 35 questions
  3. English Language: 30 questions

Each question gives you +1 if you are able to answer it correctly and 0.25 is deducted if you answer it incorrectly. The total marks of the exam is 100 and the time limit of this exam is 60 minutes.

The preliminary examination of  SBI PO is only qualifying in nature. So, the marks obtained in this examination will not be taken into consideration when the final merit list is being made.

Detailed One Month Strategy for SBI PO


Day Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
1st Blood Relations Number System Parts of Speech
2nd Inequality Number Series Subject-Verb Agreement
3rd Coding decoding Quadratic Equations Reading Comprehension
4th Puzzles Average Para Jumbles
5th Mock Test
6th Alphanumeric Series Ratio and Proportion Sentence Connectors
7th Syllogism Percentage Error Detection
8th Data Sufficiency Profit and Loss Cloze Test
9th Rank and Order Simple Interest Sentence Improvement
10th Mock Test
11th Puzzles Compound Interest Vocabulary
12th Direction Sense Number Series Idioms and Phrases
13th Inequality Quadratic Equations Fillers
14th Statements, Assumptions, and Conclusions Problems on Age Sentence Improvement
15th Mock Test
16th Syllogism Boats and Streams Parts of Speech
17th Puzzles Pipes and Cisterns Subject-Verb Agreement
18th Alphanumeric Series Mixture and Alligation Reading Comprehension
19th Direction Sense Permutation and Combination Para Jumbles
20th Mock Test
21st Statements, Assumptions, and Conclusions Probability Sentence Connectors
22nd Puzzles Data Interpretation Error Detection
23rd Inequality Data Sufficiency Cloze Test
24th Rank and Order Mensuration – 2D Sentence Improvement
25th Mock Test
26th Puzzles Mensuration- 3D Vocabulary
27th Data Sufficiency Profit and Loss Idioms and Phrases
28th Coding Decoding Number Series Fillers
29th Blood Relations Data Interpretation Sentence Improvement
30th Mock Test


Points to remember


  1. Analyzing the mock tests is as important as solving the papers. When you are analyzing the mock test, go through the mistakes and remember them so that you do not repeat them in the actual paper. Also, if a question is solved in a better way which takes less time as compared to yours, learn that new method of solving.


  1. You need to devote more time to your weaker areas so that those topics do not let you down. Make sure that you devote more time to improve your weaker areas than solving questions on those areas in which you are strong.


  1. On the exam day, if you get stuck on a question and you have already wasted time on it, rather than stubbornly trying to solve the question, always leave the question and move on to the next ones.

SBI PO Prelims can be cracked in the 1st attempt provided you follow a routine and follow it on a regular basis. Also you can find free study notes, quizzes, mock test, previous year papers, and all the exam related updates on Gradeup SBI PO preparation app .

This timetable of 30 days which we have provided covers all the important topics from SBI Prelims point of view. However, you can modify it according to the areas of your strength and weakness. We urge you to pick you weaker sections and work hard on those areas as doing that will help you in drastically improving your scores.

We wish you luck in clearing the exam!

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