What to do a Day Before and the Day of the SBI PO Mains Exam

What to do a Day Before and the Day of the SBI PO Mains Exam.

Dear MockBankers

SBI PO Mains Exam will be conducted Online tomorrow ie on 31st July 2016.Below is the plan of what you should be doing now before the SBI PO Mains Exam.

The Days before the SBI PO Mains Exam

Review, Don’t Cram. If you have been preparing and reviewing in the weeks before the exam, there’s no need to cram a few days before the exam. Cramming is likely to confuse you and make you nervous. Instead, schedule a relaxed review of all that you have learned.

Physical Activity

Get some exercise in the days preceding the test. You’ll send some extra oxygen to your brain and allow your thinking performance to peak on the day you take the test.

Balanced Diet

Like your body, your brain needs the proper nutrients to function well. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables in the days before the test.


Get plenty of sleep the nights before you take the test.Don’t overdo it, though, or you’ll make yourself as groggy as if you were overtired. Go to bed at a reasonable time, early enough to get the number of hours you need to function effectively. You’ll feel relaxed and rested if you’ve gotten plenty of sleep in the days before you take the test.

Trial Run

At some point before you take the test, make a trial run to the testing center to see how long it takes you to get there. Rushing raises your emotional energy and lowers your intellectual capacity, so you want to allow plenty of time on test day to get to the testing center. Arriving ten or fifteen minutes early gives you time to relax and get situated.


Plan some sort of celebration—with family or friends, or just by yourself—for after the test. Make sure it’s something you’ll really look forward to and enjoy. If you have something to look forward to after the test is over, you may find it easier to prepare and keep moving during the test.

SBI PO Mains Exam Day

It’s finally here, the day of the big test. Set your alarm early enough to allow plenty of time to get to the testing center. Eat a good breakfast. Avoid anything that’s really high in sugar, such as donuts.

Combating Test Anxiety

Okay—you know what the test will be on. You’ve reviewed the subjects and practiced the skills on which you will be tested.

Take the Test One Question at a Time

Focus all your attention on the one question you’re answering. Block out any thoughts about questions you’ve already read or concerns about what’s coming next.

Develop a Positive Attitude

Keep reminding yourself that you’re prepared. In fact, if you’ve read this book or any other in the Learning Express Skill Builder series, you’re probably better prepared than most other test takers. Tell yourself:

■ “I’m doing just fine.”

■ “I’ve prepared for this test.”

■ “I know exactly what to do.”

■ “I know I can get the score I’m shooting for.”

You get the idea. Remember to drown out negative messages with positive ones of your own.

If You Lose Your Concentration

Don’t worry about it! It’s normal. During a long test, it happens to everyone. When your mind is stressed or overexerted, it takes a break whether you want it to or not.

If You Freeze 

Don’t worry about a question that stumps you even though you’re sure you know the answer. Mark it and go on to the next question. If you freeze before you even begin the test, here’s what to do:

  • Do some deep breathing to help yourself relax and focus.
  • Remind yourself that you’re prepared.
  • Take a little time to look over the test.
  • Read a few of the questions.
  • Decide which ones are the easiest and start there.

Time Strategies

One of the most important—and nerve-wracking—elements of a standardized test is time. You’ll only be allowed a certain number of minutes for each section, so it is very important that you use your time wisely.

Pace Yourself

The most important time strategy is pacing yourself.Before you begin, take just a few seconds to survey the test, making note of the number of questions and of the sections that look easier than the rest.

Keep Moving

Once you begin the test, keep moving. If you work slowly in an attempt to make fewer mistakes, your mind will become bored and begin to wander. You’ll end up making far more mistakes if you’re not concentrating.

Don’t Rush

Keep moving, but don’t rush. Think of your mind as a seesaw. On one side is your emotional energy. On the other side is your intellectual energy.

Check Yourself

Check yourself at the halfway mark. If you’re a little ahead, you know you’re on track and may even have a little time left to check your work.

Avoiding Errors

When you take the test, you want to make as few errors as possible in the questions you answer. Here are a few tactics to keep in mind.


In many standardized testing situations, a proctor reads the instructions aloud. Make certain you understand what is expected. If you don’t, ask. Listen carefully for instructions about how to answer the questions and make certain you know how much time you have to complete the task.

Choosing the Right Answers by Process of Elimination 

Make sure you understand what the question is asking. If you’re not sure of what’s being asked, you’ll never know whether you’ve chosen the right answer.

Friends this is it for SBI PO Mains Exam. Feel free to ask us any queries or questions you have in the comments section below and we will have our System/IT expert answer them for you.

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  1. It was a catastrophe. Sbi literally made fun of us and tested our patience. I think the game belongs to the guy who had good endurance. Let’s c how it turns out to be. Maths and English were tough and especially English would be the game changer here.

  2. Thank you mock bank. Sbi po is definitely nerve wrecking. Let’s c if I can conquer it this time. Cheers.

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