SBI PO Recruitment

State Bank of India (SBI) conducts SBI PO exam for candidates who aspires to join the organization as a Probationary Officer. Every year lakhs of candidates apply for the exam. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:.

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. GD/Interview

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three tiered process:

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Sr. No.
Name of test
No. of Questions
Marks
Duration
1.
English Language
30
Total
Maximum
Marks
100
20 Minutess
2.
Quantitative Aptitude
35
20 Minutess
3.
Reasoning Ability
30
20 Minutess

Selection criteria for Main Examination: 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 short listed for Main Examination from the top of above merit list.

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 the Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.

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.

Test
Name of the test
No. of Qs.
Max. Marks
Duration
I
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
45
60
60 Minutes
II
Data Analysis & Interpretation
35
60
45 Minutes
III
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
40
40
35 Minutes
IV
English Language
35
40
40 Minutes
  Total
155
200
3 Hours

Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Phase-III:

Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks) Candidates qualifying for GE & Interview under 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause. Candidates who have registered themselves as OBC but do not submit OBC 'Non Creamy layer' certificate and request to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

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