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State Bank of India Probationary Officer / Management Trainee Preparation


SBI PO Essential Academic Qualifications
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised 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

SBI PO Syllabus
Phase-I
SBI PO Preliminary Examination Syllabus:
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
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 short listed for the Main Examination.

Phase – II:
SBI PO Main Examination Syllabus:
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.
SL Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & 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 3 hours
(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.
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. For 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:
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 & 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.

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.

SBI PO English Question and Answer Paper

SBI PO Reasoning Question Paper

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Solved Question and Answer Paper

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SBI Special Management Executive (SME) Preparation


SBI SME Syllabus

Online Objective Examination: Candidates are required to qualify in each of the objective tests by securing minimum passing marks, which will be decided by the bank.
OBJECTIVE TEST: ONLINE
SL NO TEST DETAILS NO OF QUESTIONS MARKS TIME
1 General / Banking Awareness 50 25 120 MINUTES
2 Reasoning, Data Interpretation & Analysis 50 50
3 English 50 25
4 Financial Data Interpretation & Analysis 50 100
Total 200 200

GROUP EXERCISE AND / OR INTERVIEW (50) MARKS
The marks of objective test of the qualified candidates will be arranged in descending order of merit and candidates maximum three times of the number of vacancies in each category will be called for group exercise and/ or interview.
The qualifying marks in group exercise and/ or Interview will be as decided by the bank.
*However, the bank reserves the right to shift the Selection Procedure to Shortlisting and Group Exercise and /or Interview depending on the number of applications received.

Final Selection
The candidates will have to qualify both in Online Test and GE & Interview separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Online Examination will be normalized to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercise and / or Interview (out of 50 marks) will be normalized to out of 25. The final merit list will be arrived at after aggregating normalized marks of Online Examination and Group Exercise &  Interview.

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