SBI-PO EXAM 2019
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SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity in Banking sector because of following reasons:-
Brand value of SBI and reputation associated with SBI-PO post.
Lucrative pay scale which is highest among PSU Banks.
Growth opportunities where even a PO can progress to the level of Chairperson.
Job satisfaction and social prestige.
Every year more than 20 lakhs of aspirants appear for SBI bank PO examination . Before Beginning with your preparation, you should get an idea about the latest updates, selection procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut off etc. Please go through this article to get all the important information for the SBI PO Exam.
The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:
- Preliminary Examination
- Main Examination
Age:- The age of candidate must be 21-30 years.
Age relaxation: OBC-3 Years, SC/ST – 5 Years, PH- 10 Years, Ex-Servicemen-5 Years.
Qualification: Graduation in any Discipline / Appearing in the final year of Graduation Exam.
Note:- The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute then a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
How To Apply :- candidates can Apply online from the official website.
Number of attempts
|Category||Number of Chances|
|SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST (PWD)||No Restriction|
SBI PO Selection Procedure
The Objective Test will be online. Immediately after online Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test on paper/Pen mode.
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary examination consisting Objective Tests for 100 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 and 35 marks. The Objective Test with 1 hour duration consists of 3 Sections with 30 and 35 marks each.
Pattern for SBI PO Preliminary Examination:
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:
|Sr. No||Subjects||Total Questions||Total Marks||Time|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 min|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 min|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 min|
Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Exam. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times the numbers of vacancies (approx.) in each category will
be short listed for Main Examination from the top of above merit list.
Phase-II: Main Examination
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer the Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.
(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section
|SL||Name of Test||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|3||General/Economy/Banking Awareness’s||40||40||35 minutes|
|4||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
Selection criteria for Group Exercise and Interview: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main Exam):
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, 1/4th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Phase-III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
Candidates qualifying for GE & Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non Creamy layer’ clause. Candidates who have registered themselves as OBC but do not submit OBC ‘Non Creamy layer’ certificate and request to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Group Exercises & Interview scores of candidate (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
Results of the candidates who qualify for Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview as well as the final select list will be made available on the Bank’s website.
- Reasoning Ability
- Quantitative Aptitude
Profit & Loss
Mixtures & Alligations
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Work & Time
Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination & Probability
- English Language
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
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Circular Seating Arrangement
Linear Seating Arrangement
Coding and Decoding
Course of Action
Analytical and Decision Making
Ordering and Ranking
Directions and Distances
- English Language
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- General/Economy/Banking Awareness
Banking and Financial Awareness
- Data Analysis & interpretation
Radar Graph Caselet
Missing Case DI
Let it Case DI
Permutation and Combination
- Computer Awareness
Computer -Fundamentals /Terminologies