SBI PO Exam Pattern

The SBI PO selection process consists of 3 stages. The written examinations are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows:

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections. Candidates must know that the sectional cut-off in the Preliminary Exam has been removed and the overall score of all the sections will be considered for selection to the next round.. The cut-off or minimum passing marks for each section is decided by the Bank each year depending on the difficult of the test. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Mains Exam will comprise of 4 sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation & General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language. The entire paper is to be completed in a time span of 3 hours. A descriptive paper will be conducted along with the above mentioned online test. It needs to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes and the maximum marks alloted to this test is 50

(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum 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

Interview Process

A candidate who clears both the Prelims & Mains Exam of SBI PO will be further called for a GD-PI session wherein they will face a panel of selectors discussing on their past experience and questions related to General Knowledge and of the Banking Sector. It is essential for a candidate to clear the Interview Process in order to ensure their final selection in the SBI PO Exam. The qualifying marks for this round will be decided by the Bank and the marks alloted to these rounds are: Group Discussion - 20 marks, Interview - 30 marks

Final Selection

After a candidate has gone through Personal Interviews, a merit list will be prepared by State Bank of India wherein the candidate's score of Mains Exam and Interview Round will be taken into account. Based on the score obtained by candidates and the available vacancies, a final cut-off marks will be declared. All candidates who clear the cut-off range will be granted the Appointment Letter by State Bank of India for the post of Probationary Officer.