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    SBI PO Exam Pattern

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    The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercise/Interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. .

    SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

    The SBI PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the SBI PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

    S.No.

    Name of Tests(Objective

    No. of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Duration

    1

    English Language

    30

    30

    Composite time of 1 Hour

    2

    Numerical Ability

    35

    35

    3

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    35

    Total

    100

    100

     

     

    SBI PO Mains Exam 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.

    S.No.

    Name of Tests(Objective

    No. of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Duration

    1

    Reasoning and  Computer Aptitude

    45

    60

    60 minutes

    2

    Data Analysis & Interpretation

    35

    60

    45 minutes

    3

    General/Economy/Banking Awareness

    40

    40

    35 minutes

    4

    English Language

    35

    40

    40 minutes

     

                           Total

    155

    200

    180 minutes

     II.Descriptive Test: 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.

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