SBI PO Exam Pattern

SBI PO EXAM PATTERN AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
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Every year SBI conducts exam for Probationary officers in three phases described as below :


Phases -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:

 

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 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:
The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing minimum qualifying marks, to be decided by the Bank.
(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language .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 qualifying marks, to be decided by the Bank.

 


Marking and penalty for wrong answers
For correct answers 1 marks
For wrong answers -0.25 marks
For not attempted 0
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 &I interview will be as
decided by the Bank.

Final Selection

 


The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test and interview will be converted as follows


Marks 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,(both Objective Test and Descriptive Test) and in the GD & Interview Phase-II 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 Bank's website.

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