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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Strategy For Syndicate Bank PO 2018


Strategy For Syndicate Bank PO 2018

Dear Aspirants, 
Recently, Syndicate Bank has released 500 vacancies for the post of PO (PGDBF) and its exam was scheduled to be held on 18-Feb-18. But now the Bank has postponed the exam to 25-Feb-18. So the candidates who are preparing for the exam, have got one more week for their preparations. 

As we all know, exam pattern of different banking examination is changing drastically, so at this time, you will have to prepare yourself in such manner that you can perform well in every situation. Looking at the cut throat competition, we are sharing some preparation tips that will help you in cracking your exam. But before this let’s discuss the exam pattern for the upcoming Syndicate Bank exam.

Selection Process: In the selection process, one Online Test will be conducted by IBPS. After this online test, only qualified candidates have to take part in Group Discussion or Personal Interview (or both).

Exam Pattern: Exam Pattern of Syndicate Bank will be as following:

Syndicate Bank PO PGDBF Pattern:

No. of Questions
Time Duration
2 hours
Quantitative aptitude
English language
General awareness

Each Candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each objective test and also minimum total score in the objective test. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in objective tests. 

Descriptive Tests:

English Language
30 Minutes
The descriptive paper of only for those who secure minimum marks in the objective test will be assessed.

Detailed Syndicate Bank Exam Pattern 2018

The selection process comprises of –

1. Online Test

2. Interview and/or Group Discussion
  • The tentative date of Online Test is 25th February 2018. 
  • To crack this exam, you need to score minimum marks on each test and overall as well. 
  • There will be negative marking for each wrong answer. 
  • The Online Test will also involve a Descriptive Test. 
  • If you crack the Objective Test, only then your Descriptive Test will be checked. 
  • The Descriptive Test will be of qualifying in nature.
Syndicate Bank PO Preparation Tips – Reasoning 

Reasoning section is all about how much you practice. The more you practice, the more you will score.

This section is all about how you perceive different kinds of situations and how efficiently you give response to them. Now let’s start with the strategy for Reasoning Section:

- First of all acquire proper basic knowledge of different topics of Reasoning. Then start practicing these topics on daily basis. Sequence of learning should be as follows: 

A) Coding-Decoding, Alphabetical & Miscellaneous Series
B) Blood Relation
C) Syllogism/ Inequality
D) Puzzles: 
i) Circular Table- Inward, Outward
ii) Row Arrangement
iii) Floor Arrangement
iv) Day Based/ Sequential
v) Square Table- Inward, Outward
vi) Box Arrangement
vii) Order Based Arrangement
E) Data Sufficiency
F) Machine Input
G) Logical Questions
  • Spend at least 2 hours daily on practicing different topics of this section. Regular practice will help you ace the section in the exam. 
  • The puzzle is one of those topics that take a lot of time to solve and have high weightage in the exams. Make a habit to solve at least two puzzles daily. It will help you to maintain a good speed because selection in any banking exam is all about how quickly and accurately you can solve a given problem. 
  •  Do practice of questions asked in previous year exams (Last Year Paper). You can easily find these questions on our website 
  • Give Mock Tests regularly. One thing that you have to keep in your mind while giving any Speed test is “Time Management”. Make a proper Strategy to solve your mock test. This Strategy should be according to your strength and weakness. Try to solve those questions first which are less time-taking and you are more comfortable in. 
  •  Follow our YouTube Channel for Reasoning Classes, there you can learn different tricks and easiest methods to solve any question by our experts.
Syndicate Bank PO Preparation Tips – Quants Section

No. of questions – 50
No. of marks – 50 

Data Interpretation 

You can expect 20 questions from this topic. 

The questions will be based on Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tabulation, may be the combination of two DIs can be asked. Also, there are high chances that Missing DI or Caselets DI can be asked. Before attempting the questions, you should look at the data or graph carefully, understand the concept and then proceed with the problem.
For basics concept and tricks you can watch maths ZERO 2 HERO SESSION
Click on the link given below for the zero to hero maths DI video playlist

Simplification, Quadratic Equations, Number series

 You can expect 15 – 20 questions from this topic.

Miscellaneous Topics

You can expect 10 – 15 questions from this topic.
Topics to be study for miscellaneous section

A) Percentage

B) Profit and loss

C) Simple and compound interest

D) Ratio and proportions

E) Mixture and allegation

F) Problems on ages

G) Time and work

H) Pipe and cistern

I) Partnership

J) Speed-time and distance

K) Probability

L) Mensuration

M) Permutations and combinations

N) Average

O) Train and boat and stream

Syndicate Bank PO Preparation Tips – English 

This section contains 50 questions covering 50 marks. When we counter any exam in which we face 50 questions of English Language, we find ‘two’ Reading Comprehensions consisting 20 marks. In this way we need to make sure that the reading ability is required to score well in the English section. 

Here we are sharing the course into two parts which cover the section according to exam needs. 

Reading Section:- 

There are some topics which can be easily covered by reading ability:- 

A) Reading comprehension
B) Cloze Test
C) Para completion
D) Re-arrangement of Sentences
E) Fill in the blanks
F) Idioms & Phrases 

Grammar Section: 

There are some topics which require deep knowledge in grammar section like; 

· Error Detection
· Phrase Correction/ Sentence Improvement
· Sentence connectors 

Complete syllabus is divided into two parts, nevertheless we have found one important thing which helps you a lot is your reading ability, as you know if your reading ability is up to the mark, you will find yourself able to cover grammar section too in an ease.

Syndicate Bank PO Preparation Tips – General Awareness: 

This can be the most scoring subject in your exam, you just have to be aware about the latest happenings. The mains exam will have 50 questions from General Awareness section of 50 Marks. 

For this section, you must follow the daily news, you must be aware of current affairs and should have basic financial awareness. 

Important Topics From financial awareness will include: 

A) Basic banking terms, 
B) Acts,
C) Indian Banking History 

Other than this you should focus on static awareness. Static Awareness will include topics like: 

A) Dams,
B) Currency and Capitals,
C) Stadiums,
D) National Parks,
E) sanctuaries,
F) Airports,
G) important days

STUDY MATERIAL: You can easily find latest news on Mahendras Enews portal You should also follow our Daily Current Affairs Live Video on our official YouTube channel – Mahendraguru. You can also find various videos on static as well financial awareness. You can buy speed tests at

Syndicate Bank PO Preparation Tips- Descriptive Section: This section will be qualifying in nature. The candidates have to secure minimum marks ( 50% for general & 45% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD) in descriptive test to qualify for next process viz Interview and Group discussion.

 Tips for Descriptive Test: 
A) You must make sure to write the passage or essay in prescribed Word Limit only. 

B) Before starting to write, first of all make some point in mind just like blueprint, then start writing. In this way your content will stick over to the topic only. 

C) Use simple language, do not try to make it complicated. 

D) Use the combination of short and long sentences. It will make your content interesting.

E) Follow the Grammar Rules. After finishing writing, make sure that there is no Error- Grammatical Error, Spelling Error or Repetition of words or sentences by cross checking it. 

F) Use proper punctuations like Full stop, Comma, Inverted Comma, exclamatory, etc. 

G) Always follow the sentence case rule that is first letter of each sentence should be capital letter. 

H) Give informed opinions instead of stating assumptions. 

I) The first paragraph, which is the introduction, will be your essay’s first impression upon the reader. The best way to draw the reader towards the rest of the essay on a positive note, is by relating your topic to current events. 

Tips for Preparation: 
A) Read: Reading daily Newspaper, Editorials, Magazines will help you to get updated as well as it will build a basic understanding of passage structure and sentence formation. Reading will also improve your word vocabulary. This will help you to get the ideas of different writing styles. 

B) Analyze: You have to analyze current topics. It will build critical thinking to communicate a strong message. This thing will be very helpful when you will write. 

C) Write: Daily pick a topic of your choice and start writing. This topic should be from any current topic. Use timer in doing practice.

We hope that these tips will help you in your preparation. For more tips and tricks please keep visiting and go to our YouTube Channel: Mahendra Guru, you will get online classes from the our subjects-experts. We are also present at different social media platforms Like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus: Follow & Like us at these platform to get study material and regular updates of the vacancies and exams.

Strategy For Syndicate Bank PO 2018

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