General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness carries maximum marks (60 marks). Candidates must go through the current affairs of the last 3 to 6 months and revise the most important Static GK topics.
SBI PO Mains GA Preparation Tips: State Bank of India is going to conduct SBI PO Mains 2022 on 29th January 2022 for the selection for 1673 vacancies of Probationary Officers (PO). SBI PO Mains (Phase-2 Exam) will be the basis for shortlisting candidates for the further selection process which is the Phase-3 Psychometric Test (Personality Test & Interview). So, scoring high marks in the mains exam is the key to reaching the final stage of the recruitment process.
Candidates who successfully score maximum marks in SBI PO Mains will be eligible to be called for GD/PI round to be held in February/March 2023. In order to score high marks in the exam, candidates must lay special emphasis on General. /Economy/Banking Awareness Section.
SBI PO Calendar 2022
|events||SBI PO 2022 Dates|
|On-line registration including editing/modification of application by the candidates||22 September to 12 October 2022|
|Payment of Application Fee||22 September to 12 October 2022|
|Download the Preliminary Exam Call Letter||3 December 2022 to 20 December 2022|
|Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination||17/18/19/20 December 2022|
|Declaration of result of the preliminary examination||January 2023|
|Download Main Exam Call Letter||January 2023 / February 2023|
|Phase-II: Online Main Examination||January 2023 / February 2023|
|Declaration of result of the main examination||February 2023|
|Download Phase-III Call Letter||February 2023 onwards|
|Phase-III: Psychometric Test||February/March 2023|
|Interview and Group Exercises||February/March 2023|
|declaration of the final result||March 2023 onwards|
|Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community Candidates|
|Download Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training||1st / 2nd week of Nov 2022 onwards|
|Conducting pre-examination training||November 2022 / December 2022|
SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern
- THE SBI PO Mains exam will be conducted online mode.
- The questions asked will be multiple choice based on the objective section. The questions in the descriptive section have to be typed using the keyboard.
- There is a prescribed negative marking of 1/4th of the total marks for wrong answers.
- Candidates can attempt the subjects only within the sectional timing prescribed for the same.
|SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2022|
|subjects||max question||maximum marks||Duration|
|General / Financial Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|general English||35||40||35 minutes|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||45||60||45 minutes|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|English (Descriptive Test)||2||50||30 minute|
SBI PO Mains Preparation Strategy for General/Economy/Banking Awareness
How to prepare for General/Economy/Banking Awareness for SBI PO Mains 2022?
General Awareness is one of the most scoring sections in banking exams. The right set of preparation, knowledge of Static GK, and the latest current affairs can help you score high marks. Reading editorials from leading newspapers like The Economic Times, The Hindu editorial analysis, etc can help you expand your general awareness.
1. Check the Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Important Topics, Cut-off
SBI PO Mains General/Economy/Banking Awareness is composed of two sections, Current Affairs, and Static GK. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness carries maximum marks (60 marks). Candidates should be well aware of the exam pattern, type of questions (MCQs), and duration of the section (45 minutes). Candidates must go through the current affairs of the last 3 to 6 months and revise the most important Static GK topics.
2. Important General/Economy/Banking Awareness Topics
|current affairs||financial awareness||static gk|
3. Avoid guessing, the penalty will apply for wrong answers
If you give a wrong answer, 1/4th or 0.25 of the total marks assigned to a particular question will be deducted to get the correct score. If you leave any question blank, no penalty will be marked.
4. Solve previous year’s question papers, mock tests, and quizzes
Solving previous years’ papers can help the candidates to understand The difficulty level of the questions and the actual level of preparation required from your side. Previous year papers, mock tests, and quizzes help you analyze your weak and strong areas.
5. Recommended Books to Prepare General/Economy/Banking Awareness for IBPS PO Mains
Refer to some of the most recommended books for the preparation of General/Economy/Banking Awareness for SBI PO Mains 2022.
|Pratiyogita Darpan (Magazines)||Pratiyogita Darpan, a magazine|
|Manorama Yearbook||Philip Mathew|
|general awareness||Manohar Pandey|
|banking awareness||Arihant Specialist and Disha Specialist|
|Newspaper||The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Economic Times|