sbi_po_info

Exam Info

Information about eligibility criteria, selection procedure and exam pattern.

SBI PO: State Bank of India - Probationary Officer

SBI PO, a national level exam is being conducted by State Bank of India for the recruitment of Probationary Officers.

SBI PO is known for the most coveted job profile among other bank PO post where almost 20 Lakh students participate in the exam annually.

Candidates who get selected after the final interview round, get the opportunity to work with SBI as a Probationary Officer (PO) in Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I).

Eligibility criteria:

Age: The lower & upper age limit to apply for the examination is 21 years and 30 years.

Education: The candidates must have completed graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

The relaxation in upper age limit will be provided to certain limits for reserved categories.

Selection procedure:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) (100 Marks)
  2. Main Examination (Objective Type – 200 Marks) (Descriptive Type – 50 Marks)
  3. Group Discussion (20 Marks) & Interview (30 Marks)

Examination pattern

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Preliminary Examination

S.No. Section No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Mins
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Mins
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Mins
Total 100 100 1 hour

Note:

1.    There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

2.   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 shortlisted for Main Examination from the top of above merit list.

SBI PO 2019 Syllabus

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Mains Examination

S.No. Section No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 30 30 60 Mins
2 English Language 35 35 40 Mins
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 35 45 Mins
4 General Awareness (with special reference to banking industry) 40 40 35 Mins
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 30 Mins
Total 155 200 3 hours

Note:

There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Descriptive Test:

  1. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks):

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.

Final Selection:

  1. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection.
  2. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for the preparation of the final merit list.
  3. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.