How to Prepare Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018 ?

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Tips to Crack Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018 ..

Syndicate bank has recently released the notification for the recruitment of 500 Probationary Officers in Syndicate Bank for branches all over India. In order to prepare for the exam a candidate must have each and all information related to the exam like detailed syllabus, previous cut off marks, exam pattern etc. You miss out any important information will impact your Syndicate Bank Exam preparation. So in this post you well get all information about Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018 


Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018 is going to take place on 18 Feb 2018 (Tentative) as per the official exam calendar released by the Bank. Around 8-10 lakh Candidates are expected to appear for the Syndicate PO Exam this year. So the level of competition will definitely be high. So prepare well and work hard.

Syndicate PO Exam Notification

SYNDICATE BANK PO EXAM PATTERN 2018 :

There are two phases of Syndicate PO Exam 2018 . First phase will be an Online test and 2nd phase will be of Interview and / Or Group Discussion 2 phases

PhaseMaximum Marks
Phase I – Online test250 marks
Phase II – InterviewDecided by Bank

Marks Scored in Phase I i.e Online Exam and Interview/GD will be considered for final result.

Now the Phase I exam is further divided in 5 parts

TypeSectionNumber of QueMaximum MarksDuration
ObjectiveEnglish Language5050 120 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude5050
Reasoning Ability 5050
General Awareness5050
Discriptive English Language025030 Minutes 
Total 202250150 Minutes

** To Qualify for the Interview General Candidates must score minimum 50% marks in online test and SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates must score minimum 45% marks in online Test.
** If candidates qualify Objective Test, then only descriptive test will be checked

** There is Negative marking for each wrong Answer in Syndicate Exam 2018
** Descriptive test is only qualifying in nature. Marks will not be added in final result.

Phase II  (Interview) : Candidates who clear the Syndicate Bank Phase I exam will be called for Interview. Number of Candidates shortlisted for the interview phase will be 5 times the number of vacancies i.e 2500 candidates. And the qualifying marks will be decided by Syndicate bank.

Syndicate Bank Exam Syllabus – Here’s the in depth Syndicate PO Bank Exam Syllabus for each section for Syndicate Bank exam preparation

For Quant Section : Simplification, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Mixtures & Allegation, Profit & loss, Average, Number Series, Speed-Time & Distance, Time & Work, Number System, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Problems on Ages, Quadratic Equation, Linear Equation, Permutation & Combination, Probability

For Reasoning Ability Section : Syllogism, Inequalities, Mathematical Inequality, Order & Ranking, Seating Arrangement (Circular, Rectangular, North South facing,Floor wise etc), Coding & Decoding, Direction & Distance, Blood Relation, Machine Input and Output, Arrangement & Pattern, Double line up, Scheduling, Analogy, Data sufficiency, Classification, Series, Verbal Reasoning

For English Section : Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Sentence improvement, Phrase replacement, Sentence Completion, Grammer (Fill in the blanks, Finding Error, Phrase Replacement), Para jumbles, Vocabulary ( Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting)

For General Awareness : Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs (Last 4-5 Months), Static General Knowledge, Economy (Indian Economy, Financial organization, Budget, Railway budget, Economic surveyGDP Growth Rate, GST, Business), questions on  Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, Important Days

For Descriptive paper : It will contains 2 Questions (1 Essay, 1 Letter). They may tell you write an essay on any topic. There is a probability of a topic related to bank. So read newspaper editorial section to prepare discriptive paper.

(Find the source below to prepare all these Subjects & Topics for Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018)


Let’s have a look at some facts and figures from previous year’s Syndicate Bank PO Exam

Check the cutoff for Syndicate bank PO Exam 2017 and expected cutoff for Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018 . You will surely get an idea, how much you need to prepare.  

 YearPostsOverall Cut offReasoning Cut OffAptitude Cut OffEnglish Cut OffGen. Awareness Cut Off
201850084-10021-2515-2010-1510-15
2017400 103.25 19.50 12.75 7.75 12.25

So you have to prepare very well for the Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018 . You have to work hard, have to act smart. As it is not easy to secure a position in Government of India as it used to be in the past. And again don’t forget that you can crack the exam easily if you prepare well, prepare strategically.

How to Prepare for the Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018 ?

There are three golden rules to clear the Syndicate PO Exam 2018

  • Learn shortcuts to solve the problems
    If you don’t know the shortcuts to solve a problem, you will never be able to finish Syndicate PO Exam on time. For Quant Aptitude –  To be very honest you won’t find shortcut tricks in any book, however you can find basic methods to solve the problems (but basic is not enough for exam), if you are good at cramming and have a sharp memory you can buy M.Tyra – Click here to Check . This book is full of math shortcuts & tricks. Also you can Join Live sessions by MeritShine. You can learn many tricks to solve quant questions.

    Meritshine – They haven’t published the videos on Syndicate exam, however they have plenty of videos on SBI PO Exam, which is very much similar to the Syndicate PO Exam. So you can learn tricks for free, that too in depth in a very beautiful way.

    For English Section – This section is less time consuming than the others. You must prepare this section well as you can score good marks. Get a good command over grammer and vocablury. You will see many questions in comprehension directly related to Vocablury. So if your vocab is not good you may loose the game. And same goes with Grammer part. Here’s few sources to prepare english part

    BookAuthor
    Word Power Made EasyNoram Lewis – Click here
    General EnglishS.P Bakshi – Click Here
    For RevisionParamount Notes – Click Here

    Word Power is just Incredible. Best book to improve your vocabulary. This book is just like reading a story. Read this book atleast two – three times (don’t say “why”. Just read it as you can’t remember everything just in one read). And you will see the difference. For comprehension read newspaper. Read Variety of topics and practice often to solve problems.

    For General Awareness Section – This section make a big difference. You must prepare this section very well because candidates are prone to make more mistakes in this section. Check below all the sources to prepare for Syndicate bank PO Exam 2018.

    All Sources to prepare for Syndicate Exam 2018 and don’t forget to read 2 points below (very important points to remember)

    SubjectBooks with Authors & links to buy or Read
    Quant Aptitude * Youtube Videos by Meritshine – Click here to Watch

     * Magical Maths – M. Tyra – Click to Buy 

     * Online Practice – Click here to Practice for free

     * Offline Practice Set – CLick here to Check

    English * Word Power made Easy – Norman Lewis-  Click here to buy

     * General English for Grammer – SP Bakshi – Click to Buy

     * Revision – Paramount Coaching notes – Click to Buy

    Reasoning * Youtube Videos by Meritshine – Click here to Watch

     * Reasoning Ques of last 17 Years – Click here to Buy

     * Offline Practice Set – Click here to Check

     * Join Test Series

    General Awareness * Current Affairs – Click to read for free

     * NCERT (6-10) for Static GK – Click here to read for free 

     * Buy Practice Set – Click Here

    Discriptive Paper * Read Editorial Section of The Hindu newspaper or Economic Outlook Magazine 
  • Practice & more Practice (People generally ignore this, most important factor)

    This is the most important factor that directly affect your Preparation of Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018. I have seen Candidates ignoring this step , and they are not able to clear the exam even if they’ve joined some other coaching center. It is not sufficient only joining the coaching center, it doesn’t matter what book you read, what coaching center you go, they will clear the basics and tell you tricks and their job is done, and I think you can learn these tricks on Youtube for free. But only knowing the tricks you can’t clear the exam. You need to learn how to apply those tricks, where to apply those tricks. You need to master the tricks and that you can achieve only be practice
    Instead of buying a book filled with rules, explanations, methods, buy a book that has variety of questions to solve. Take online Quiz. Solve many questions to develop a habit of solving questions on tips. The more you practice, the less time it will take in the examination. Take Mock test or sample test regularly to find where you are lacking. You can buy Arihant’s Practice Sets. You can also find plenty of questions to solve on Bankers Adda . . . That’s It for Syndicate Exam 2018.
  • Master Time management.

    Mastering the time management is as important as practicing. As I said “more you practice, less time it will take” . So if you practice, that will definitely give you time bonus. Second factor for mastering the time management is to choose the questions carefully while taking the exam. I’ll explain, Let’s say you have 100 questions to solve in 60 minutes. It means you have 36 Seconds to solve a question. Practically it is impossible to solve 100 questions in 60 minutes. Remember you don’t have to create a world record. You just need to reach cut off marks.

    An example on how to select questions, Lets say a set of DI will ask you 5 questions. It is possible that you will find all 5 question be easy. Or 3 easy & 2 difficult or 1 easy 4 difficult. You don’t need to attempt all 5. Just glance through, in couple of second decide which one is/are easy, attempt it and skip the others. That is called strategy and time management.

Best of luck for the Exam friends, 

Good Luck

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