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SBI PO Exam Pattern Syllabus 2017


SBI PO selection procedure has 3 steps which is mention below:

  • Step 1: Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) (100 Marks)
  • Step 2: Main Examination (Objective Type – 200 Marks) (Descriptive Type – 50 Marks)
  • Step 3: Group Discussion & Interview (50 Marks)

Phase-I :- 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:-

 SL.  Name of test  No. of Questions  Marks  Duration
 1.  English Language  30  30  Composite Time of 1 hour
 2.  Quantitative Aptitude  35  35
 3.  Reasoning Ability  35  35
 Total  100  100

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 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

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 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 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

 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  40  40  35 minutes
 4.  English Language  35  40  40 minutes
 Total  155  200  3 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test:- The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination) :-  There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Phase – III: Group Exercises (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 Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & 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), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & 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 Exercises & 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 Exercises &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 Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank’s website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank’s website.

EXAMINATION CENTERS (Tentative List) :- 

I) The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The tentative list of Examination centres for the Preliminary exams is available in Annexure I.

ii) No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained.

iii) SBI, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.

iv) SBI also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for.

v) Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/her own risk and expenses and SBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

vi) Any unruly behaviour/misbehaviour in the examination hall may result in cancellation of candidature/ disqualification from future exams conducted by SBI.

vii) The centers for the Main Examination will be limited.

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