SBI – PO Exam – State Bank Probationary Officers Exam

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SBI PO Exam – State Bank of India Probationary Officer Exam acronym as SBI PO Exam will be conducted by Central Recruitment Board for the recruitment of 2000 aspiring candidates as PO in SBI.

SBI PO Exam Eligibility:

Eligibility conditions for taking SBI Bank PO Exam Papers are as follows:

Educational Qualification: General candidates and others should have First division in Graduation in any discipline with 65% or more marks

SC/ST/Physically Handicapped Candidates should have First Division in Graduation In any discipline with 60 % or more marks or

Degrees which are considered equivalent to graduation E.g. CA, ICWA, CS, as also qualifications in management like MBA / PGDBM, subject to fulfillment of criteria as regards division and marks as stipulated above.

In addition to above, Proficiency in Computers and certificate of having completed training from a reputed institute is also essential.

Age: Not below 21 years and not above 30 years. Relaxation in upper age limit is as per rules for specified categories including SC/ST/OBC etc.

Nationality: A candidate must be either a citizen of India or one holding eligibility certificates issued by the Government of India.

SBI PO Exam Pattern:

The SBI Bank Recruitment Exam consists of following Three Phases of Selection.

Phase 1- Preliminary Exam:

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:

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Preliminary Exam will be an online exam consisting of Objective Multiple Choice Type of questions carrying 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 Hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Subject No of Question  (Objective Questions) Time Allowed
English Language 30 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35
Reasoning Ability 35
Total 100

Important: 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 2- Mains Exam:

Objective:

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks as given below. 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.

Subject/Topic No. of Questions Time Allowed
Test of English Language 50  
Test of General Awareness, Marketing &Computers 50 2 Hrs.
Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation 50
Test of Reasoning 50

The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Descriptive/Subjective:

The Descriptive Test of 1 hour 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. 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.

Phase 3- Group Discussion (20marks) & 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 & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

Final Selection:

Marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection.

Only marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

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.

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.

SBI PO Exam Syllabus: –

SBI PO Exam will consists of questions as given below:

  1. English Language: This section will consists question from:
  1. Reading Comprehension (10+10)
  2. Jumbled Sentences (5)
  3. Close Passages (10)
  4. Errors Correction (15)
  1. SBI PO Syllabus of Reasoning Section: The reasoning section is of high level  and have problems on
  1. Input – output (machine coding and decoding) (5)
  2. Sentence coding (5)
  3. Logical Reasoning (15)
  4. Syllogism (5)
  5. Puzzle / Seating Arrangement  (10)
  6. Data Sufficiency (5)
  7. Directions etc. (5)
  1. General Awareness + Marketing Awareness + Computer
  1. Current Affairs (15)
  2. Banking Awareness (15)
  3. Computer Awareness (10)
  4. Marketing (10)
  1. Data Analysis and Interpretation. 
  1. Line graphs (5)
  2. Bar chart (15)
  3. Pie chart (10)
  4. Tables (15)
  1. Probability (5)

Syllabus for Descriptive Test:

  1. Descriptive paper is divided in 5 parts consisting of questions from
  2. Letter (10)-Questions on saving account, net banking, education loan etc.
  3. Paragraph (8)-Rural Banking, Impact of autonomy
  4. Precise Writing (10)-Chief Vigilance Officer
  5. Reading Comprehension (10)- ATM and its uses
  6. Essay Writing (12)-Technology, Right to education act, Financial Inclusion

Descriptive test is of qualifying nature. Candidates have to secure passing marks.  It is tested of those candidates who qualifies in objective test.

How to apply for SBI PO Exam?

Candidates, who fulfill the eligibility criteria and are willing to apply, can fill online application form available on the official link of SBI: http://www.sbi.co.in/user.htm

The online application form will be filled in two parts i.e., Part I & Part II.

After successful submission of Part I Form, the system will generate a unique Registration No. with Password, which candidates should keep with them as it will be used for the further process.

In Part II of Online Application Form, candidates have to make fee payment through Challan or through Master Card / Debit Card / Credit card / Internet Banking.

After successful submission of the online application form, the system will generate an eReceipt (if online payment made) and complete application form, which candidates are required to print out and keep with them for future reference.

SBI PO Exam Date:

SBI PO Exam date is normaly held in the month of June.

SBI PO Contact Details:

State Bank of India State Bank Bhavan, Central Office 8th Floor, Madame Cama Marg Mumbai (Maharashtra) – 400021  Website: http://www.sbi.co.in/user.htm

SBI PO Exam Centres:

Name of the examination center and Address of the recruitment cell which will arrange for issue of duplicate call letter.

Karnal (Haryana), Jalandhar, Patiala, Chandigarh, Shimla, Jammu, Palampur, Ludhiana, Ambala, Hissar Asst General Manager Recruitment Cell State Bank of India, Local Head Office P.B No, 139, IIIrd Floor Sector- 17-B Chandigarh – 130017

Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Bareilly, Lucknow, Gorakhpur Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell State Bank of India, Local Head Office, 4th floor, New Administrative Bldg. Moti Mahal Marg, Hazratganj Lucknow-226001

New Delhi, Dehradun, Meerut, Agra, Udaipur, Jaipur,Ajmer, Jodhpur Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, 13th Floor, 11, Sansad marg, P.B. No. 398 New Delhi – 110001

Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell State Bank of India, Local Head Office, 4th Floor, Bhadra Ahmedabad -380001

Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa) Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, State Bank Bhavan , 5th Floor Madame Cama Road, Mumbai- 400021

Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Raipur, Gwalior Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, P.B. No 6, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal – 462011

Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, 1st floor, North wing, Koti, Bank Street, Hyderabad- 500095

Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Gulbarga Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, 4th floor, 65, St. marks Road, Bangalore – 56000

Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Coimbatore Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, ‘Circletop House, Vth Floor, Aparna Complex, 16th College Lane, Nugambakkam, Chennai – 600006

Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Asst. General Manager (P & HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, LMS Compund, Thiruvananthapuram – 695033

Kolkata, Asansol, Siliguri, Port Blair Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, Samriddhi Bhavan, Ground Floor, 1 Standard Road, Kolkata-700001

Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Cuttack, Sambalpur Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, 2nd Floor, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Bhubaneswar.

Patna, Ranchi, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, Chamber Bhavan, 5th floor, Judges Court Road, Patna-800001

Guwahati, Shillong, Agartala, Imphal, Kohima, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Aizwal Asst. General Manager (P&HRD) Recruitment Cell, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, K.R.B Road, Sarmah Bldg. Bharalumukh, Guwahati-781009.

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