New Delhi: State Bank of India will conduct the preliminary exam for recruitment of Probationary Officers in the last week of April and first week of May. SBI PO exam is one of the most coveted exams among the bank job aspirants. A major chunk of this population also includes those who wish to land a government job and hence would be waiting eagerly for the announcement of SSC CGL notification. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is expected to release the official notification for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam for 2017 soon. So all those candidates, who plan on appearing in both the exams should plan their preparation accordingly.
Check syllabus and pattern for SBI PO and SSC CGL
The first step is to know the accurate exam pattern and syllabus for both the exams. This will give you a basic idea of the exam and help plan your preparation strategy. The similarity between both the exams is that they are both computer-based tests and have common sections such as Quantitative ability, English language, and Reasoning.
Quantitative Aptitude: This section has questions mainly from class 9 and 10 mathematics syllabus. The difference is SBI PO focuses more on topics such as data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Interest, Average etc. and SSC CGL covers a wider range of topics including geometry and trigonometry. So the best way to tackle both the exams at once is to first cover topics which are common and then focus on individual topics which are different.
English comprehension: SBI PO exam focuses more on your comprehension and linguistic knowledge, SSC CGL is more about English grammar and syntax.
Reasoning Ability: This section is tougher in SBI PO in comparison to SSC CGL.
General Awareness: In SSC CGL there is a section on general awareness while in SBI Po prelims there is no such section. SBI PO Main exam though has a section on Financial Awareness. For this section you will have to devise study plan separately.
Evaluate your knowledge and performance
Attempt mock tests for both SBI PO and SSC CGL before you begin your preparation and evaluate your performance in both the tests. Based on your performance in the tests, go ahead and prepare your study plan. Keep giving mock tests throughout your preparation tenure and track your improvement.
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