Syndicate Bank PGDBF Preparation Tips, Tricks & Strategy

Syndicate Bank PGDBF is conducted in association with Manipal and NITTE University . Here we have provided preparation tips for Syndicate Bank PGDBF PO exam. The Tips, tricks and strategies will help you to prepare better  for Syndicate Bank PO PGDBF exam. Final Selection is made on the basis of Written Test. Candidates who clear written test will have to give Interview and participate in Group Discussion.

Syndicate Bank PGDBF

Exam Pattern  for Syndicate Bank PGDBF


Topic No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
Reasoning 50 50  

2 hours

Quantitative aptitude 50 50
English language 50 50
General awareness 50 50
Total 200 200


Each Candidate will be required to obtain minimum score in each objective test and also minimum total score in the objective test.

Descriptive Test:

Descriptive(Online) English Language 2 50 30 Minutes


The descriptive paper of only for those who secure minimum marks in objective test. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in objective tests. There will be descriptive paper for test of writing skill in English which has to be completed in online mode only. The descriptive test is qualifying in nature. Candidate has to secure a minimum marks of 50% for general & 45% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD) in descriptive test to qualify for next process viz Interview and Group discussion.

Personal Interview and / or Group Discussion.

Candidates have to appear for Personal Interview and Group Discussion. The final merit list for selection will be on the basis of performance in Online Test and Interview and/or Group Discussion as decided by the Bank.


Study Plan for Syndicate Bank PGDBF

You can prepare for the following topics till Class 12 to Graduation level.

Subject December Jan Jan Feb Week 1 Feb Week 2
English Language Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Spotting Errors, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Para completion, Vocabulary (Synonyms / Antonyms)
Reasoning Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Inequalities, Syllogism, Alphanumeric Series, Alphabet Test, Blood Relations Direction Sense, Order and Ranking,  Verbal Reasoning,  Coding – Decoding, Machine Input – Output, Data Sufficiency
Quantitative Aptitude Number Series, Simplification/ Approximation, Quadratic Equations,  Data Interpretation, Averages, Boats and Streams, Age based problems, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture and Alligation, Partnerships, Percentages, Pipes and Cisterns, Profit, Loss and Discount, Time, Speed and Distance, Time, work and Wages
General Awareness National Events International Events Social-economic issues Sports Important Dates


Preparation Tips for General Awareness

Cover the following topics in the General Awareness section:

(I) Banking and Financial Awareness: Banking terminology, the recent policies of RBI like monetary policies, important guidelines, SBI Bank and news, ICICI bank, committees, demonetization, GST.

(ii) Current Affairs: National and international news, Sports News, Awards, Summit and conferences, Schemes, M&A, Deals, Agreements

(iii) General Knowledge & Current Affairs – Parks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Mountains, Temples, Stadiums and Airports, etc.


Preparation Strategy for Syndicate Bank PGDBF

  1. Focus more on theory: Being an entrance exam, you will have to focus on theory. There will be no practical exam. However, you will have Interview and Group Discussion.
  2. Get your Basics Right: Get your basics right and then only you can go further with more tough concepts.
  3. Prepare Notes and Revise: Use reference material and books to prepare notes.
  4. There are no shortcuts: There are no shortcuts. You will have to work hard to excel in the entrance exam.


Some Quick Preparation Tips for Syndicate Bank PGDBF

  • Know the syllabus and Exam pattern well
  • Manage your time effectively
  • Eat well and sleep sufficiently
  • Solve Mock tests regularly
  • Evaluate your performance from time to time
  • Solve the exam with speed and accuracy


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All the Best for the exam!