Being one of the toughest competitive exams of the year, SBI PO Exam tests aspirants’ accuracy and speed and time management skills. Although it looks easy at the first glance, but cracking the exam is not a cake walk. In fact, most of the aspirants fail to qualify for the SBI PO jobs and only a few lucky ones pass with flying colours. We highlight some common mistakes that aspirants make and thus, fail to qualify.
Reasons for FailureBy looking at the topics and questions that need to be prepared for this competitive exam, aspirants feel that it is easy as the topics are generally similar to the ones taught in the school. This is the first big mistake made by the aspirants as knowing the concepts is just not enough! Aspirants should know how to attempt the questions with speed and accuracy.
Apart from speed and accuracy, the overall preparation matters too. For example, in the General Awareness section, there are a couple of questions on current affairs related to economy and finance. Aspirants generally think that they read the newspaper every day and this is enough but this is again a wrong approach. A focused approach is needed to prepare for this topic as it is very vast. So, aspirants need to strategize and this can be done only by analysing the questions that appeared in the previous years.
Further, keeping in mind the negative marking rule, aspirants need to be spot on with their answers. However, most of the aspirants think, ‘Let’s just attempt the question as answers can turn out to be right.’ This thinking is absolutely wrong. What is needed is that aspirants should learn smart tips and tricks to solve the questions with accuracy and speed.
Apart from this, some of the usual reasons for failing to qualify in these exams include:
- Taking the exam casually, without realizing that there is a huge competition out there
- Unable to manage time properly both during the preparation stage and during the exam
- Not enough of practice
- Being uncomfortable in using the online platform.
Last but not the least, only mugging up the formulas or topics is not enough to qualify. Aspirants need to practice a lot as it can ensure accuracy at high speed.
How to Avoid these Mistakes
To cover all the above-mentioned points i.e., speed, accuracy, time management and practice, proper preparation is needed on the part of aspirants. While aspirants can invest prolonged hours of self-study, the benefits of expert guidance cannot be ignored. In fact, by not choosing to take any expert help, aspirants make the biggest mistake and fail to qualify in spite of all the hard work. It is because professional coaching institutes (like say TalentSprint) not only provide expert guidance but instil much-required confidence among the candidates.
In order to increase accuracy and speed, professional coaching institutes can help the aspirants with the smart ways/ best shortcuts for answering some of the toughest questions in the competitive exams. These shortcuts can not only help them in solving the questions but also increase their speed which is absolutely necessary for the competitive exams.
They can also help the aspirants with the right study material for all the subjects and also analyse the previous year’s questions papers and based on that help the aspirants come up with a good strategy and a plan of action for studying to succeed. In fact, as a TalentSprint trainee, aspirants can get access to all the extensive study material and the required guidance for the exam.
Further, keeping in mind the negative marking rule and the section cut-offs, they can coach the aspirants well on which questions to attempt first and last. They can help the aspirants in identifying the speed breakers in the question paper. They can also help the aspirants to practice well through online mock tests and thus, increase their speed.
SBI PO is a golden opportunity. Put your best foot forward to crack this exam.