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Last minute tips to crack Syndicate Bank PO (PGDBF) Exam 2018

Neha Srivastava

Syndicate Bank PO (Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and FinancePGDBF) exam is scheduled to be held on 25 February 2018. The examination comprises of two type of  tests i.e. Online objective test and Online descriptive test .The banking team of jagran josh is sharing last minute tips to crack the Syndicate Bank PO exam 2018.

The structure of the Online examination is as follows:

Pattern of the Examination:

Type of Test

Name of Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


Online Objective Test

Reasoning Ability



Composite time of 2 hours




English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness



Online Descriptive Test

English Language Descriptive Test



30 minutes

Note: The descriptive test is for qualifying purpose only.

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

Syndicate Bank PO (PGDBF) Exam 2018: How to Crack it?

Do revision: By now all of you must have been done with your preparation. Now, it’s time to revise what you have already read. Don’t try to read new topics. Brush up concepts and formulae.  Two or three days before the exam, do ensure that you revise arithmetic short cuts, grammar rules, vocabulary, general awareness etc.

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Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2017: Exam Analysis

Balance is the Key: The online objective exam of Syndicate Bank PO is divided in to four sections i.e. Reasoning Ability, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.  Every section has a minimum cut off .Therefore, it’s most important to score at least decent marks in all the sections. So, candidates have to solve a good number of questions with accuracy in all sections. Remember that every section is equally important. Try to make your weak areas strong and strong area stronger.

Don’t spend more than a minute on a question in quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning: If you are not about to reach an answer within first one minute for any question in quantitative aptitude and Reasoning Ability, move on another question immediately. Don’t waste your time by sticking to just one question. Your focus should be to attempt less questions with perfection rather to solve all the questions.

Do not try to rush the answer: Sometimes options may also help you to find out the correct answer. So check all the options before marking your answer. This trick will immensely help you to answer reading comprehension question more quickly.

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Stay Calm and Composed: Staying calm and composed even while the facing any difficulties are helpful to maintain pace with life. If you are not able to solve some questions, do not get panic. It’s important to relax yourself mentally to do well on the examination day.

Mistakes and pressure are inevitable; the secret to getting past them is to stay calm. – Travis Bradberry

Carry all the important documents:  Do ensure that you are carrying your admit card, photo ID proof and other relevant documents (mentioned in your admit card). If the identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the examination.

Reach the venue before time: Try to reach the examination centre 30 minutes before the scheduled time. This will help to avoid any kind of discomfort and problems that may arise while transportation.

Don’t get stressed out:  Every individual who aims to become a high achiever will experience exam stress.  Exam stress is a part of student life. Put all negative feelings to one side and concentrate on your goal. Eat well, sleep well and prepare well!!

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To be a champion, you have to learn to handle stress and pressure. But if you've prepared mentally and physically, you don't have to worry. – Harvey Mackay.

Aspirants are left with a very little time for preparation. So buck up and keep practicing.

Best wishes from Jagran Josh!

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