SBI PO Syllabus 2017-Prelims, Main Exam Pattern Tips

SBIN State Bank Of India new job openings Probationary Officer (PO) post Recruitment Selection Procedure (Preliminary Exam Syllabus, Main Exam Syllabus), Exam Pattern and latest updated previous year (2013, 2014,2015,2016) question paper pdf download with solutions. Candidates will be selected by SBIN through a selection process consisting of an online test (Preliminary and Main Examination) followed by Group Discussion (GD) and Interview.
The selection process aims at getting candidates who are likely to succeed at various roles in the Bank. The endeavor is to select candidates who are bright, have good communication skills (both oral and written), are dedicated, can work effectively in teams, are passionate about their career goals and who display integrity and a positive attitude.

SBIN PO Prelims exam test pattern

The selection process for preliminary online exam the post of PO will be as follows:
Note: Both SBIN and IBPS PO online prelims written exam has same pattern.
Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 30 30 60 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning 35 35
Total 100 100

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.

SBIN PO Main Exam test pattern

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 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude  45 60 65 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minute
3 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minute
4 English Language 35 40 40 minute
Total 155 200 3 Hours

Descriptive type Test
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
50 30 Minutes

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.

Note:The above tests except the tests of English Language (Objective) and English Language (Descriptive), will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
Descriptive Test paper will be evaluated for those candidates who have qualified in the objective tests. Negative Marks for wrong answer both Preliminary and Main examination. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Phase – III: Group Exercises (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 Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises (GD) & Interview under 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

SBI PO Final Selection

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & 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 Exercises & 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 Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank’s website.

State Bank PO Recruitment 2017-2018 details:

Description Details
Bank Name State Bank of India
Name of the Post Probationary Officers (PO) Post
Apply From 07 February 2017
Last Date 06 March 2017
Job Location All Over India

SBIN PO/Clerk Previous Papers PDF will be available for free download to prepare for the PO Prelims and Main Exams held on 2015, 2014 and Model Papers with solution.

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SBIN PO Prelims exam Reasoning Syllabus 2017 

Logical Sequence of Words.
Figure Classification.
Clocks & Calendars.
Non-Verbal Series.
Number Series.
Number Ranking.
Arithmetical Computation.
Alphabet Series.
Problem Solving.
Embedded Figures.
Arithmetical Number Series.
Verbal and Figure Classification.
Arithmetical Reasoning
Relationship Concepts etc.

Quantitative Aptitude section

Number System.
Decimal & Fractions.
Profit and Loss.
Ratio and Proportions.
Problems on Ages.
Mixtures & Allegations.
Time and Work.
Simple & Compound Interest.
Time and Distance.
Data Interpretation etc.

English Language Syllabus

Subject-Verb Agreement.
Error Correction.
Fill in the Blanks.
Sentence Rearrangement.
Idioms & Phrases.
Unseen Passages.
Synonyms etc.

General Awareness Syllabus 2017

Indian Constitution.
Awards and Honors.
Current events.
Sports and Games.
General Politics.
Current Affairs – National & International.
Economic Scene.
Important Days.
Important Financial & Economic News.
Books and Authors.
Science – Inventions & Discoveries.

Quantitative Aptitude: 50 questions and 50 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude section are asked from following topics:
Major Topics – Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers. Approximation Wrong Number, Decimal Fractions, Square root and cube root, Simplifications. Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio, and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion, Profit and loss, Simple interest and compound interest, Time and work, Time and Distance, Average, Mensuration. Permutation and combination, Data tables, Probability, Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Mixed graphs, Case study.

Letter writing (Formal and informal)
Essay writing
Precise writing

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