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STATE BANK PROBATIONARY OFFICERS RECRUITMENT EXAMS Exam Pattern

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STATE BANK PROBATIONARY OFFICERS RECRUITMENT EXAMS (SBI PO) 2018 

Online SBI PO Preliminary Examination : 01, 07 & 08th July 2018

Online SBI PO Main Examination : 4th August 2018

SBI PO ONLINE REGISTRATION OF APPLICATION: 21.04.2018-13.05.2018

SBI PO PAYMENT OF FEES - ONLINE : 21.04.2018 TO 13.05.2018

Download of call letters for sbi po online Preliminary Examination : 18.06.2018 onwards 



Download of Call letter for SBI PO Online Main Exam: 20.07.2018

 Selection Procedure :  

The selection for SBI Probationary Officers will be done through a three tiered process:

Phase-I : SBI PO Online Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows: 

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

TOTAL

100

100

1 Hour

 There will be negative marks for the wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.  Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.
Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

Phase – II: SBI PO 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 Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
(i) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 3 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with Total 200 marks as follows:

Name of test

No. of Questions

Max Marks

Duration

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

 45

 60

 60 m

Data Analysis & Interpretation

 35

 60

 45 m

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

 40

 40

 35 m

English Language

 35

 40

 40 m

Total

155

200

3 hours

a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing &Computers
c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)
The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
(ii) SBI PO Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion &Interview will be as
decided by the Bank.


Candidates qualifying for GD & Interview under OBC category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the Non Creamy layer clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the Non Creamy layer clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.
Final Selection
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of 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 Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
Results of the candidates who have qualified for GD & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Banks website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.

 

Exam Type Objective type
Question Type

Multiple Choice with five options and with single correct answer.

Subjects  No. of Questions  Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40
English Language 35 40
Total Questions 155
Maximum Marks 200
Marks for each Correct Answer 1
Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Marks for questions not attempted Nil
Total Time for Exam (in minutes) 180

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