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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The structure of SBI PO Exam 2013 Reasoning: Topicwise breakup SBI papers Reasoning: SSC vs SBI Reasoning approach: Higher Level 3 Statement Syllogism Reasoning Approach: Usual topics 1. Eligibility Test 2. Math Operations+Inequality 3. Sitting arrangement 4. Non verbal 5. Data Sufficiency 6. Input Output Reasoning: Peripheral Topics 1. DBT: Direction Based Test 2. Coding Decoding 3. Dictionary (Alphabet) tests How people dig their grave in Bank PO/Clerk exams? So, How to avoid your grave? Cutoffs of SBI PO 2011 Exam 1. Phase 1: sectional cutoffs (2010, 11) 2. Phase 1: Marks of last candidate
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The structure of SBI PO Exam 2013
GA+Marketing+Computer MCQ (2hrs) Data Interpretation (DI) Reasoning 50 50 50
Phase 1 (28.04.2013)
English grammar, vocab and Comprehension 50 Descriptive Essay, précis, letter writing (1 hr) Total Group Discussion (GD) 50 250 20 30 50
Personal Interview (PI) Total
Phase 1 (250m) marks are are converted to out of 75 marks secured in Phase 2 (50m) are converted to out of 25. Final Merit list of 75+25=100 marks.
Reasoning: Topicwise breakup SBI papers
2011 2010 2010(Asso.Banks) Coding-Decoding Direction based tests Dictionary (Alphabet) test Maths operations, inequalities Reasoning Usual Sitting arrangement Eligibility Test 6 0 0 3 13 0 3 2 2 6 5 5 5 1 3 6 5 5
Subtotal: Reasoning (Usual) Fact-assumption-inference-conclusion 0 3 5 3 0 33 2 0 1 3 6 12 5 5 0 0 0 2 25 7 6 2 0 5 20 5 50 5 0 0 0 0 25 10 0 0 5 5 20 5 50 Reasoning High Level Course of Action Cause effect Strong/weak argument 3 statement Syllogism Subtotal: Reasoning (Higher level) Non Verbal non-verbal (image based) Total: Verbal Reasoning (usual+higher)+Non verbal 50 2008’s SBI PO paper doesn’t follow this pattern of “High level reasoning” (or tougher data interpretation Qs like those of 2010’s papers). Lot of Qs. mirror reflection test. Lots of. Hence 2008 is ignored from the analysis. 2 statement syllogism x at most 2 questions. mirror test. From Analogy. dice/cubes= not asked. inference etc. if you master these topics. and odd pairs. Anyways.(assumption.” So Cost:Benefit ratio is quite good. I classify reasoning topics into two categories. series. minimum 5 questions. Reasoning: SSC vs SBI SSC Non verbal reasoning involves usual image-series+ paper-folding. Hardly. Observe this chart: .For the purpose of efficient preparation. let’s start. Barely any question on higher level reasoning. Chillar (peripheral) Barely 2-3 questions from each topic. Core topics Majority of the reasoning is asked from these topics.Usual Eligibility Test Odd pair Data Sufficiency Input output Misc. Often in a set of “5 Questions.) SBI PO paper-folding. 3 statement syllogism. dice/cubes.
Course of Action 3. Strong/weak argument . Fact-assumption-inference-conclusion 2. Cause effect 4. we can see that higher level reasoning is made up of following topics 1.Reasoning approach: Higher Level Based on the previous papers of SBI.
Then You often face the doubt “why option A is the answer and why not “B” option?” OR “why is this an inference and not an assumption?” So.) Anyways the study approach for Higher level Reasoning (for SBI PO) should be like following: Higher Reasoning Topic 1. but problem with both of those books= they merely give you a few solved exams and then give a big list of practice questions.S. for SBI PO’s higher level reasoning questions (assumption. cause-effect. conclusion Chapter Number MK Pandey RS Agarwal 3 5 3 5. 1. course of action). Statement-Assumption 3. Math Operations Chapter Number MK Pandey RS Agarwal 12 17. To master 3 statement syllogism. 6 2 8 4 2. Then move to RS Agarwal’s Chapter #3 for extra practice.. 2. Therefore. But the basic concepts/ theory /underlying principles are not covered in depth. go to Chapter #23). 1. first you’ve to master the 2-statement. inference.19 18 13 . Eligibility Tests 2.Understand the UPUN method explain in these two articles articles: 1. Course of Action 10 6 For example. preparation sequence should be: assumption topic–>inference–>strengthen / weaken arguments and so on… 3 Statement Syllogism All cats are dogs…. you must know what’re the facts. coded inequalities etc. arrangement. (or if you’ve BS Sijwali. Two Statement Syllogism Click ME 2. but also for provides some speed-techniques for usual reasoning topics (such as input output. refer to “Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey (BSC publication)“ MK Pandey not only helps you for Higher level reasoning. To solve the last three categories of questions (Strengthen / Weaken arguments. First understand theory from MK Pandey’s Chapter #3. pickup the topic “Assumptions”. assumptions. 9 4. Cause effect 5. Inference. Three Statement Syllogism While both R. eligibility test.18. Strong/ Weak argument 4.4. strong/weak argument etc). solve all sums given in MK Pandey.Agarwal and BS Sijwali’s books have covered these topics. Three Statement Syllogism Click ME Then do all sums given in Chapter 11 of MK Pandey and finally Chapter 1 of RS Agarwal (under Logic portion). inferences and conclusions in the given statements. Reasoning Approach: Usual topics In Decreasing priority order. Strong/weak argument 5.
(However they’re . Sitting arrangement Can be of following types 1. each has a unique case like “If Rahul Gandhi has **% in graduation and ** years of work ex and…. Then practice all the sums given in Chapter 18 of RS Agarwal. Math Operations+Inequality They’re usually of three types Type 1. You may ignore mirrors and paper folding. Practice is “must”. Circular table Rectangular table Blood relations (A is mother of B who is sister of C and…) Appointment (Arranging lectures from Mon.19 of MK Pandey. P@Q means “P is not smaller than Q” P%Q means “P is neither smaller not equal to Q” P#Q means P is brother of Q P^Q means P is sister of Q Again.2. because usually they’re usually not asked in BankPO exams.18. if not practiced @home.” Then five questions are given. forward letter to…. Data Sufficiency 5. 3. Then practice all the sums given in Chapter 18 of RS Agarwal. Solve all the questions in RS Agarwal==> Non Verbal portion ==>Series. Problem= can be “sitters” (=very time consuming).) Advantage=Minimum 1 set (=5 questions) always asked in BankPO exam. Approach: Understand the techniques explained in Chapter 20 of MK Pandey. 5. Problem=can be time consuming. (helps you clear sectional cutoff). “Applications are invited for xyz post.then what to do?” This is known as “eligibility test”. building floor. If not practiced @home. name of professors vs subjects) Complex (Person. it’s a set of 4-5 questions. else …. then forward letter to Deputy manager.. If candidate has graduation with 50% marks and 3 years work experience…. Sitting Arrangement 4.18. BODMAS 2. to Sat. occupation etc.=need maximum practice at home. x means – and.very commonly asked in BankPO exams. Relationship Example + means x. Inequality 3. Advantage=If you get the question. Math Operations 3. Input Output 17. First understand the techniques and tips given in Chapter 12 of MK Pandey. Non verbal Usually five questions.19 20 7 13 to 16 13 6 (Puzzle Test) 17 7 Eligibility Test First you’re given a passage with conditions like. Then practice all the sums given in Chapter 6 (Puzzle Test) of RS Agarwal.. 4. math operation questions are pretty common in BankPO exams Problem= you may get wrong answer or waste lot of time. (=helps clearing the sectional cutoffs). 2. Try to solve the question by eliminating the “unfit” cases first. Approach: All theory and all sums of Chapter 17. Analogy and Classification.
I’ll go to maths and reasoning section. They start serious preparation only AFTER receiving the exam call letter. Then practice all sums given in Chapter 17 of RS Agarwal. topics such as sequence. Practice all sums given in Chapter 8 of RS Agarwal. Direction Based Tests Chap. (However they’re important for SSC-CGL exam). During the exam. Input Output Chapter 13 to 16 of MK Pandey then practice Chapter 7 of RS Agarwal. They buy the books. “ya ya ya the marketing and English section is “pappu” so I’m going to solve all questions here. clocks. Do all the sums given in Chapter #4 of RS Agarwal.# in RS Agarwal 4 8 3. get an overview of the misc. we’ll see the approach for GA+Marking+Computer+DI+English. 3. loitering around etc. Reasoning: Peripheral Topics Peripheral Topics 1. They just spend time in day dreaming and facebook. And after that. from RS Agarwal’s/BS Sijwali’s book. Dictionary (Alphabet) tests Chapter #10 of RS Agarwal.You may ignore mirrors and paper folding. PC/mobile games. Then he………Now how far is he from the starting point? This is a “no-excuse” topic. A man walks 1 km towards East and then he turns to South and walks for 5 kms. 5. magazines. download PDF files from internet and so on. 2. Once ^all of above is done. they think. Moving to the peripheral topics (i.e. series. This concludes the preparation of reasoning section for SBI PO. Dictionary (alphabet) arrangement 10 DBT: Direction Based Test E. odd pair. They underestimate the level of competition. cricket. Theoretical part must be absolutely clear in your mind. They never “process ” the gathered material. 4. “Chillar” topics). So first clear the theory from Chapter 7 of MK Pandey. Coding Decoding 2. TV. cubes. because usually they’re usually not asked in BankPO exams. Data Sufficiency (DS) It is very easy to make mistakes in these question. Misc.” . dice. But they only “gather” material. calendars. SMS. In the upcoming articles. Practice all exercises. Now. This ends the core topics.g. How people dig their own graves in Bank PO/Clerk exams? 1. Venn Diagrams etc. Coding Decoding Can be of two types Words Numbers Health is written as GSKZDG then North will be written as 453945 means “decide” then 8978 means… Sometimes you’re given a “matrix table” and you’ve to decode the words accordingly.
no matter how good the excuse is.e. make them your weapons. Then English 1 to 50 then DI from 1 to 50… Instead. They get stuck in lengthy calculations of Data interpretation (because they’ve never practiced multiplication and division @home).” Donot “HATE” reasoning.) but while you’re making those excuses. and then come back and solve remaining questions. someone somewhere is busy reading books and doing sums.( Getting in the final merit list is a far cry. you don’t have to solve all questions in a continuous sequence i. first try to tick minimum 10-15 in each section first. Mind will always find excuses (my cousin’s wedding. 7. eligibility test etc. reasoning questions can be solved with maximum accuracy in short time (once you’ve mastered them). The train of success doesnot show mercy on anyone. They’ll be immensely helpful in scoring high marks. Phase 1(2011) 250 SC/ST/PH 88 . And after that. in each category. Ultimately they cannot even cross the sectional cutoffs. time nikaalnaa padtaa hai ”. So always remember Anil Kapoor from Tezaab: “time hotaa nahi hai. (There is no time as such.) So. workload @office. They waste lots of minutes in sitting arrangement/eligibility test/non-verbal reasoning type questions. How to avoid your grave? Maximum revision + Maximum practice @home. I’m not in the mood…. I’ll go to maths and reasoning section. this train will not wait for you. Syllogism. Reasoning question from 1 to 50.” 6. In fact. So don’t consider them your enemies. Cutoffs of SBI PO 2011 Exam Phase 1: sectional cutoffs (2010.here. And often make silly mistakes in calculation =negative marking. 11) 2011 Phase 1 English Language DI Reasoning Descriptive Max marks SC/ST/PWD OBC GEN 50 50 50 50 10 7 10 10 18 10 7 10 10 18 13 11 13 13 20 2010 SC/ST/PWD OBC GEN 5 6 4 8 18 5 6 4 8 18 10 9 8 12 20 General Awareness 50 Phase 1: Marks of last candidate Now the marks scored by last candidate from Phase 1 to GDPI (Phase 2). When you get the question paper. sitting arrangement. but you’ve to take out time (to study)).
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