May 5, 2016

SBI PO Syllabus Question Paper Pattern 2016

SBI PO Syllabus Question Paper Pattern 2016

State Bank of India Probationary Officers Recruitment 2016



Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, is required to register online for the Recruitment Process. The examination will be held in two phases - preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview.
Prospective candidates will have to apply after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examinations and interview, eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of prescribed application fee/intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc. and ensure that they fulfill the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.

Important Dates and Examination Calendar of SBI PO Recruitment Process

Online registration including edit/modification of application by candidates :: 04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges :: 04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016
Download of call letters for Online Preliminary Examination :: 14-06-2016 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10 July 2016
Result of Online Exam – Preliminary 18-07-2016
Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam 21-07-2016 onwards
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 31st July 2016
Declaration of Result – Main 16th August 2016
Download Call Letter for Interview :: 22nd August 2016
Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview :: 1st September 2016
Declaration of Final Result :: 30th September 2016



Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community Candidates

Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training 13-06-2016 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 20-06-2016 to 25-06-2016

SBI PO Candidates Academic Qualifications

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any 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 interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2016. Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2016. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

SBI PO Selection Procedure

Phase-I: SBI PO Preliminary Examination:
State Bank of India Probationary Officers 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:

SBI PO Preliminary Examination Syllabus

SL. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 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 shortlisted for the Main Examination.

Phase – II: SBI PO Main Examination
SBI PO Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.
Both the SBI PO 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) SBI PO Main Examination 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. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

SBI PO Main Examination Syllabus

Test Name of test No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
II Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
III General/Economy/
Banking Awareness
40 40 35 minutes
IV English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours



(ii) SBI PO 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. 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.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. Each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. 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: SBI PO Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the SBI PO Objective Tests and the 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.
Candidates qualifying for 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 SBI PO Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in SBI Probationary Officers Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, 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.
Results of the candidates who have qualified for GD & 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 on Bank’s website.

SBI PO Previous Papers

Candidates who are willing to apply for the post State Bank of India Probationary Officer need to prepare from now. First step of the preparation collect previous year question papers to know the question pattern. SBI provide the syllabus and marks distribution for PO online examination. Aspirants can search for previous paper or can download free PDF from this website. Previous year questions papers are solved with answers in PDF. Candidates need to practice these previous questions within time period for better preparation. All old questions papers are solved and collected for candidate’s memory.

SBI PO Model Question Papers

For preparation of SBI Probationary Officer examination we prepare sets of model question papers. All model question sets are prepared under supervision of experts as per syllabus provided by the recruiters in the advertisement. All model question papers are solved with answers. Try to solve sample model question set with in time period.


1 comment:

yogananda said...

Very helpful and informative.