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SBI PO Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination


Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. There is negative marking of 0.25 for wrong answer.

Subjects

Questions

Marks

Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

1 hour

Reasoning Ability

35

35

English Language

30

30


Mains 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. There is penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the 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.

Subject

Questions

Marks

Duration

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

General Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

Data Analysis and Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

Total

155

200

3 hours


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.


Group Discussion & Interview

Group Discussion consists of 20 marks and Interview consists of 30 marks. Marks obtained in Main Examination, both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview for preparation of the final merit list