*Hello and welcome to ***exampundit**. To prepare for **SBI PO PRELIMS
**you need to be smart enough to manage your short time duration and select

your scoring zone.

__MAIN__

TOPICSTOPICS

1.

**DATA INTERPRETATION**

DI is the most important and Scoring section in quant. Most common

and important pattern are line diagram, bar diagram, pie chart, statement Di ,spiral

Di, triangular Di, Missing Data Di.

and important pattern are line diagram, bar diagram, pie chart, statement Di ,spiral

Di, triangular Di, Missing Data Di.

To score highly in this section you need to practice a lot so that

you can solve calculations mentally. To understand the problem of the Di, concepts

on Average, Percentage, Ratio, Profit & Loss, Income & Expenditures, Growth

& Population etc. must be clear. You can expect 10-15 questions from Di

& an ordinary student can fetch 10-12 marks easily by proper preparation.

you can solve calculations mentally. To understand the problem of the Di, concepts

on Average, Percentage, Ratio, Profit & Loss, Income & Expenditures, Growth

& Population etc. must be clear. You can expect 10-15 questions from Di

& an ordinary student can fetch 10-12 marks easily by proper preparation.

So you first solve all the DI and secure some safe marks.

2.

__SIMPLIFICATION__

This is another scoring segment where you need to be strong in

basic calculation. By lots of practice you can learn how to round off or

simplify a value so that we can calculate easily.

basic calculation. By lots of practice you can learn how to round off or

simplify a value so that we can calculate easily.

**You must practice a mix of problems on BODMAS Rule**,

Approximations, Square & Cubes, Surds & Indices, Decimals and

Percentages, multiplications of high values .You can expect 5 questions from

this section.

3.

__NUMBER SERIES__

Generally 5 questions are asked on this topic. Either You need to

find a specific term or You need to find the wrong term in the series. To catch

the logic of the series you need to practice every possible types of Number

Series so that you can easily understand the logic of the series. Out of five,

2-3 questions can easily be solved and relatively tougher question should be

left aside without wasting your time.

find a specific term or You need to find the wrong term in the series. To catch

the logic of the series you need to practice every possible types of Number

Series so that you can easily understand the logic of the series. Out of five,

2-3 questions can easily be solved and relatively tougher question should be

left aside without wasting your time.

4.

__QUADRATIC EQUATION__

It is also very scoring & easier section in Quant. you can

score 5 marks within 5 minutes. To do well in this section you must practice

lots of Middle Term factors and build a proper concept on Inequality from any

standard textbook.

score 5 marks within 5 minutes. To do well in this section you must practice

lots of Middle Term factors and build a proper concept on Inequality from any

standard textbook.

5.

__ARITHMETIC &__

MENSURATIONMENSURATION

It is better to attempt this segment only after finishing the

above mentioned segments in time.

above mentioned segments in time.

**Important chapters are:**

- Profit &

loss - Compound

& simple interest - Speed &

distance - Pipe &

cisterns - Work &

efficiency - Age related

problem - Problems on

percentage - Mixtures

& alligation - Probability

based on permutation & combination - Cylinders, cone,

sphere - Boat &

Stream

Apart from these chapters you must study some basic algebra

formulas, basic geometry concepts

formulas, basic geometry concepts

etc.

These

are the various chapters you need to practice thoroughly but my suggestion is

first attempt DI, Simplification, quadratic, numbers series & only after

that you have some excess time then go for words problem.

are the various chapters you need to practice thoroughly but my suggestion is

first attempt DI, Simplification, quadratic, numbers series & only after

that you have some excess time then go for words problem.

6.

**.**__DATA SUFFICIENCY__
This is less important for preliminary exams & still you can

practice few three statements data sufficiency problems.

practice few three statements data sufficiency problems.

__TIME__

FOR PREPARATIONFOR PREPARATION

Since more than two month is left for SBI prelim exam you must

start your preparation seriously.

start your preparation seriously.

All candidates at least give

must give at least 10-15 full length mock tests from any standard website. Those

who are weak in mathematics need to give

working need to give

daily.

**THREE**

hours daily on all chapters with special focus on data interpretation. Youmust give at least 10-15 full length mock tests from any standard website. Those

who are weak in mathematics need to give

**four**

to fivehours in daily basis with sufficient mock tests. Those who areto five

working need to give

**one to two**hoursdaily.

Only

regular practice can enhance your speed to solve calculation quickly. Try to

solve as much as calculation mentally so that you can save times in exam hall.

regular practice can enhance your speed to solve calculation quickly. Try to

solve as much as calculation mentally so that you can save times in exam hall.

__For all__

aspirantsaspirants

3 Hours – Daily – All Chapters with special focus on DI

- 1 hour – Data Interpretation
- 1 hour – Word Problems, Series, Approximations
- 1 hour – Quadratic Equations and revise

__For weak__

candidatescandidates

4-5 Hours – Daily – All chapters along with Mock Tests (2 mocks)

- 2 hours – Data Interpretation
- 2 hours – Rest of the chapters
- 1 hours – Mock Test

__For working__

aspirantsaspirants

1-2 hours – Daily – All chapters and 1 mock every 3rd

day

day

- 1 hour – Data Interpretation
- 1 hour – Other chapters
- On 3rd Day, 1 hour revision and 1 mock

__TIPS__

& STRATEGIES& STRATEGIES

**. Try to**

*Don’t try to memorize all short cut rules for each kind of problem*clear basic concepts on every chapters. Note down only the important laws and

formulas and apply those in home.

Formulas of percentage are very useful. If you can remember %

values of few fraction it can save lots of time in DI.As example –

values of few fraction it can save lots of time in DI.As example –

⅛=0.125 ; 1/7=0.1428 so when we will find those values like 12.5%

or 14.28% we can substitute those with ⅛ or 1/7 etc and calculation will be

easier.

or 14.28% we can substitute those with ⅛ or 1/7 etc and calculation will be

easier.

Apart from that you should

**remember**

squares of up to 30 and Cubes of upto 20.squares of up to 30 and Cubes of upto 20.

You must learn rules for finding squares and square root &

cubes and cube root so that you can solve simplification quickly.

cubes and cube root so that you can solve simplification quickly.

In case of number series if you are unable to understand the logic

within 40-45 second just left it and jump to next question.

within 40-45 second just left it and jump to next question.

In DI you may find some question which are almost impossible to

solve in short time. You need to

solve in short time. You need to

**identify**

that very fast and avoid the question without wasting any time.that very fast and avoid the question without wasting any time

In quadratic equation if you are unable to find any factors,

may be used.

**Vanishing factors or Shreedharacharya laws**may be used.

In case of simplification problem don’t get puzzled if you found

big values rather be cool and try to find the clues which is needed to solve

the problem.

big values rather be cool and try to find the clues which is needed to solve

the problem.

You must practice probabilities mainly based on combination &

permutation. 2-3 question of this type generally comes in prelim.

permutation. 2-3 question of this type generally comes in prelim.

Finally best of luck to all those who are starting their preparation.

The way cutoffs are increasing day by day you need to attempt at least 65-70

question in total and in Quant you should attempt 22-25 questions with good

accuracy.

As almost 70 days left for exam practice regularly with full

integration and cover your weak areas.

integration and cover your weak areas.

The entire strategy is prepared by a Bank PO(2015).

All the best!!

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