SBI PO Exam Pattern 2022, Revised Prelims & Mains Pattern

By Reena Pal | Updated on: Sep 23, 2022

SBI PO Exam Pattern

SBI PO Exam pattern

Being among the most awaited jobs, SBI offers great opportunities for career growth and thus, the SBI PO exam 2022 cannot be taken lightly. Therefore, it is advisable to be aware of the SBI PO 2022 exam format and exam pattern of SBI PO to avoid any errors later. The SBI PO exam pattern 2022 consists of three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Prelims Exam.
  • Phase 2 - Mains Exam.
  • Phase 3 - Interview / Group Exercise & Interview.

After all the phases of SBI PO 2022 are completed, the final list of the selected candidates will be released.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Prelims 2022 will be an online test consisting of three sections - English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude respectively, not in any fixed order. You do not have any option to switch to another section in between unless the time for that section is exhausted.

SL. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1. English Language 30 100 20 Minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Those who qualify for Prelims will appear in the SBI PO Mains 2022 exam. The SBI PO Mains exam will consist of 4 sections and a Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration in which English writing skills will be tested. 

(i) Objective Test

The Objective Test of SBI PO Mains has multiple choice questions from four sections as mentioned below. Weightage is different for each section in SBI PO Mains. For complete details on the SBI PO Mains exam pattern refer to the table below.

S.No.Name of Tests (Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40 50 50 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 50 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 50 60 45 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
Descriptive Test 02 50 30 minutes
Grand Total 250  

(ii) Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of the SBI PO Mains 2022 will be held in continuation with the Objective one, though the test will be evaluated only for those who manage to score qualifying marks in the SBI PO objective test.

Descriptive TestMarksTime Duration
Letter Writing & Essay 50 30 Minutes

SBI PO Group Discussion & Personal Interview

If you are able to qualify for the SBI PO Mains 2022 exam, then you will be called for Phase 3, i.e. Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI), in the ratio of 3:1 with respect to the vacancies, where you will have to participate in group exercises and face an interview board. The qualifying marks or cut-off for this round will be decided later and the distribution of marks for both is given below.

EventsMarks
Group Discussion 20
Personal Interview 30
Total 50

SBI PO Final Selection

After all the three phases of the SBI PO exam 2022  is complete, a final merit list will be declared depending upon the number of vacancies in SBI PO recruitment 2022. The list of selected candidates will be given, based on their scores in the SBI PO Mains and Interview round.

Exam PhaseTotal MarksConverted To
Written Test 250 75
G.D & PI 50 25
Total 300 100

SBI PO Marking Scheme

SBI PO exam 2022 marking scheme is the same for both Prelims and Mains. In the SBI PO exam for every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted whereas for every correct answer 1 mark will be allotted. The details for SBI PO 2022 marking scheme is given below.

SBI PO Marking Scheme

SBI PO 2020 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -0.25 or 1/4th marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

SBI PO Exam Language

SBI PO exam 2022 will be bilingual in nature which means you can attempt the exam in either of the languages i.e. English or Hindi. One thing that should be kept in mind is that the English Language section will be provided in English Language only. The Descriptive test conducted to judge writing skills in the SBI PO Mains exam 2022 is also available in English Language only.

SBI PO Free Mock Tests

Practice forms a major and important part of the preparation for any examination. SBI PO is one of the toughest competition in India that offer great opportunities to eligible candidates. Thus, apart from learning and practice, testing yourself is also equally important. ixamBee provides 1000+ free mock tests for the SBI PO exam as well as for all the government-related exams where you can practice and prepare well. You just need to visit the website’s free mock test section and you can attempt the SBI PO free mock test  2022 right away.

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FAQs

Yes, SBI PO Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English, except in the English Language section.
The SBI PO Exam will be in online mode.

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