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SBI-PO

SBI-PO is a nationwide exam conducted by State Bank of India for candidates who aspire to take up a career as Probationary Officers. It is one of the most coveted jobs in the Banking sector and lakhs of people appear every year. The prime reasons because of which SBI-PO is one of the most desired job profiles are the brand value of SBI itself, wonderful pay-scale and other benefits, growth opportunities at regular intervals, better prospects and social security. Prepare for SBI-PO entrance exam through Eduthrill and experience the thrill of challenging people around the world on SBI-PO Questions!

SBI-PO Exam Pattern

SBI-PO Exam Pattern is of Three Phases: 1. Phase I, 2. Phase II, 3. Phase III.

A. SBI-PO Phase I: Preliminary SBI-PO Examination consisting of Objective Tests of 100 marks is conducted online. This test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:
SectionNumber of questionsnDuration (in min)
English Language3060
Quantitative Aptitude35
Reasoning Ability35
Total100

Each correct answer carries 1 mark and each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 0.25 marks.

B. SBI-PO Phase- II: Main Examination (250 marks) consists of Objective Tests and Descriptive Test.

(i) Objective Tests (200 marks):  The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has a separate timing for every section as follows:
SectionNumber of questionsnMarksDuration (in min)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035
English Language354040
Total155200180

Each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 1/4th of marks assigned to the question.

The candidates are required to qualify in the Objective Tests by securing passing marks, in each of the sections, to be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level for each category.

(ii) Descriptive Test (50 marks): The Descriptive Test of 30 min duration is a “Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)”.

SBI-PO Registration and Exam Notifications

ActivityDate
On-line registration including Editing/Modification of Application by candidates02.04.2019 to 22.04.2019
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges02.04.2019 to 22.04.2019
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination3rd week of May 2019 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
Result of Online exam – Preliminary1st week of July 2019
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam2nd week of July 2019
Conduct of Online Examination – Main20.07.2019
Declaration of Result – Main3rd week of August 2019
Download Call Letter for Interview4th week of August 2019
Conduct of Group Exercises & InterviewSeptember 2019
Declaration of Final Result2nd week of October 2019
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training2nd week of May, 2019
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training4th week of May, 2019

SBI-PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

The preliminary examination of SBI-PO exam constitutes of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The following table shows area-wise detailed syllabus:
ReasoningQuantitative AbilityEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures & AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneous
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error Spotting
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input OutputSequence & Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination & Probability


SBI-PO Mains Exam Syllabus

The mains examination of SBI-PO exam constitutes of Reasoning Aptitude & Computer Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. The following table shows area-wise detailed syllabus:
VerbalQuantReasoningGKComputer Aptitude
Reading ComprehensionData Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)PuzzlesBanking and Insurance AwarenessHistory and Generation of Computers
Cloze TestInequalities (Quadratic Equations)Seating ArrangementsFinancial AwarenessIntroduction to Computer Organization
FillersNumber SeriesDirection SenseGovt. Schemes and PoliciesComputer Memory
Sentence ErrorsApproximation and SimplificationBlood RelationCurrent AffairsComputer Hardware and I/O Devices
Vocabulary based questionsData SufficiencySyllogismStatic AwarenessComputer Software
Sentence ImprovementMiscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)Order and RankingComputer Languages
Jumbled ParagraphCoding-DecodingOperating System
Paragraph Based Questions, Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)Machine Input-OutputComputer Network
InequalitiesInternet
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol SeriesMS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Data SufficiencyBasics of DBMS
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security

Sample SBI-PO Entrance Exam Questions

Q1

The word opposite in meaning to Fickle is

Q2

Which of the following words is correctly spelt?

Q3

If a + b = 7 and ab = 12, then the value of a – b is

Q4

Find the 19th term of the sequence 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, ……..

Q5

Who were the first to issue gold coins?

Q6

Where was the first Cotton Mill in India established?

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Frequently Asked Questions About SBI-PO

  1. Q1. What is SBI-PO?
  2. SBI-PO is a nationwide exam conducted by State Bank of India for candidates who aspire to take up a career as Probationary Officers. It is one of the most coveted jobs in the Banking sector and lakhs of people appear for it every year. The prime reasons because of which SBI PO is one of the most desired job profiles are the brand value of SBI itself, wonderful pay-scale and other benefits, growth opportunities at regular intervals, better prospects and social security.

  3. Q2.When notification for SBI-PO registration is released?
  4. The notification for SBI-PO is usually released in April or May.

  5. Q3.When Preliminary exam of SBI-PO is conducted?
  6. Preliminary exam of SBI-PO is usually conducted in the month of July.

  7. Q4.When Main of SBI-PO is conducted?
  8. Main exam of SBI-PO is usually conducted in the month of August.

  9. Q5.When results of SBI-PO are released?
  10. The results of preliminary exam are usually announced in July and that of Main in August.

  11. Q6. What are eligibility criteria for appearing for SBI-PO?
  12. The following are eligibility criteria for SBI-PO:

    • Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01-04-2018 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01-04-1997 and not earlier than 02-04-1988.
    • Candidates must hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a state or central recognized university or possess any other equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for an interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduate examination on or before August 31, 2018. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before August 31, 2018.

  13. Q7. What is exam pattern of SBI-PO?
  14. SBI-PO exam comprises two phases.
    A. Phase I: 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:

    SectionNumber of questionsnDuration (in min)
    English Language3060
    Quantitative Aptitude35
    Reasoning Ability35
    Total100


    Each correct answer carries 1 mark and each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 0.25 marks.

    B. SBI-PO Phase- II: Main Examination (250 marks) consists of Objective Tests and Descriptive Test.

    (i) Objective Tests (200 marks): The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has a separate timing for every section as follows:

    SectionNumber of questionsnMarksDuration (in min)
    Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060
    Data Analysis & Interpretation356045
    General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035
    English Language354040
    Total155200180


    Each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 1/4th of marks assigned to the question.

    The candidates are required to qualify in the Objective Tests by securing passing marks, in each of the sections, to be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level for each category.

    (ii) Descriptive Test (50 marks): The Descriptive Test of 30 min duration is a “Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)”.