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SBI PO 2018: Study Schedule To Prepare For The Exam

Written by Durgesh

The SBI PO recruitment exam is a public sector bank exam, considered slightly difficult when compared to other bank entrance exams. Around 2000 vacancies are to be filled through in this exam in 2018. The recruitment process for the post Probationary Officer comprises of 3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. GD/Interview

Both stage 1 and 2 are online exams and the progress to the next is directly dependent on the performance in the previous stage. Hence, it’s very important to have a well structured study plan to crack SBI PO. We have prepared 50 days study plan for Prelims level examination, meant for both students and working professionals. In order to get a feel of the study we must first understand the latest pattern of SBI PO.

SBI PO 2018 Pattern (Prelims Exam)
Subject No. of Question Marks Duration Time in Seconds For Each Question
English Language 45`  

100 Marks

60 40 seconds
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 30 seconds
Reasoning Ability 35 20 30 seconds
  100   60  


The pattern for the exams clearly shows that SBI PO Prelims is a matter of speed and accuracy. Moreover, the SBI PO 2017 startled everyone with unexpected questions. This is the reason that candidates seriously considering to crack this coveted exam must follow a study plan, by taking into consideration that regular and timely studies should accompany preparations.

SBI PO 50 Day Study Plan

We have put together a 50 Day Study Plan for SBI PO which aspirants can follow to prepare for SBI PO preparation. You may alter topics or sequence depending on preference but make sure to cover the complete syllabus. Before you study the plan make a note of the following:

  • Attempt a mock test every day.
  • Devote one hour of studies to each subject.
  • Carefully devote time to weak areas after attempting mocks.
  • Analyze performance after each mock.
  • Lastly, clear your doubts.
Days Hour 1 Hour 2 Hour 3
Day 1 Coding & Decoding Simplification Reading Comprehension
Day 2 Mathematical Inequalities


Day 3 Blood Relations
Day 4 Syllogisms (Normal, positive and negative cases)


Quadratic Equations + Number System
Day 5
Day 6 Quick Calculation Techniques Basic Vocabulary
Day 7 Directions & Distances Number Series
Day 8 Mathematical Inequalities


Averages Basic Grammar &

Common Errors


Day 9 Ordering & Ranking
Day 10 Attempt First Mock Test
Day 11 Linear Arrangement Algebra Cloze Test,

Fill in the Blanks

Day 12 Grammar

(Advanced  Level)

Day 13 Ratio & Proportion
Day 14 Profit & Loss
Day 15
Day 16 Ordering & Ranking
Day 17 Scheduling Problems on Ages
Day 18 Ratio & Proportion Verbal Ability,

Para Jumble,

Sentence Jumble,

Sentence Completion

Day 19
Day 20 Attempt Second Mock Test
Day 21 Circular Arrangement Interest Reading Comprehension
Day 22  
Day 23 Advanced Para jumbles
Day 24 Time, Speed & Distance
Day 25
Day 26 Double Line Up  
Day 27 Attempt Third Mock Test
Day 28 Team Formation Puzzles Time & Work


Single Fillers
Day 29 Double Line Up Double Fillers
Day 30 Cloze Test & Vocabulary
Day 31 Machine Input Output Data Interpretation
Day 32
Day 33 Selection Based Puzzles
Day 34 Mixed Puzzles
Day 35 Data Sufficiency Error Spotting
Day 36 Revision of Topics Data Sufficiency  & Comparison of quantities
Day 37 Permutation & Combination,


Day 38 Mensuration Miscellaneous topics
Day 39
Day 40  





Attempt Mocks



Day 41
Day 42
Day 43
Day 44
Day 45
Day 46
Day 47
Day 48
Day 49
Day 50

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