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SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018-19 (Prelims-Mains) Marking, Timing, No of Ques


SBI PO Exam Pattern

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018: Candidates, applying for SBI PO Recruitment till 13-05-2018, can get SBI PO Exam Pattern from this page and can get prepare for exam as according to it. For your convenience, we have provided State Bank of India PO Exam Pattern for Prelims-Mains.

State bank Of India is going to conduct State bank Of India Probationary Officer 2018 as on 1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018 (Prelim) and 04.08.2018 (Mains). So candidates should prepare as per SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018, in which you will get details of exam as Marking, Timing, and No of Ques etc.

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SBI PO Exam is conducted by the State bank Of India to recruit eligible and enthusiastic aspirants at the vacant positions of Probationary Officer. Paper pattern of SBI PO 2018 will compress the difficulty of the question papers.

We have provided complete SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018-19 on the underneath section of this page which is well structured by team of www.privatejobshub.in. Must have a glance!!!!

SBI PO Exam Stages:

State Bank of India recruits candidates on the basis of following stages. Participating candidates, in SBI Recruitment Process need to undergo three rounds that are listed below to get final selection as Probationary Officers.
Download Here: SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO Exam Pattern

For the easiness of candidates, we have provided SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern and SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern on this page. Candidates can acquire SBI PO Exam Pattern by going through below section of this page.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern:

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:

Name of test
No. of Questions
Total Maximum Marks 100
20 minutes
20 minutes
20 minutes
1 hour

Detailed SBI Exam Pattern for PO:
  • After successful submission of  SBI PO Application Form , candidates have to appear in the SBI PO Prelims exam. Details regarding SBI PO prelim exam pattern is furnished below.
  • Total 100 questions will be asked from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability
  • Multiple choice questions will be asked in the SBI PO Preliminary Exam
  • For each correct answer, 1 mark will be allotted to the candidates
  • There is a provision of negative marking in the SBI PO Preliminary Exam that is ¼ mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • 1 hour will be allotted to the aspirants to perform SBI PO Prelims Exam
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SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

After qualifying SBI PO Exam as per SBI PO cutoff 2018 will be eligible to appear for SI PO mains exam. SBI PO, mains exam comprises two stages of examination i.e. objective test and descriptive test. Details of both the rounds are furnished below please have a look.
  • Objective Test
  • Descriptive Test
SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern Of Objective Test:
SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Maximum marks
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Total max marks 200
60 minutes
45 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
35 minutes
English Language
40 minutes
3 hours

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Detailed SBI Paper Pattern for PO:
  • Total 155 questions will be asked from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Economy/Banking Awareness, and English Language section.
  • There is a provision of negative marking in the SBI PO mains Exam that is ¼ mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • 3 hours will be allotted to the candidates to perform the SBI PO Mains Exam
  • Objective and the descriptive questions will be asked in the SBI PO Mains Exam
  • Separate timing for every section will be given in objective test.
Get Here: SBI PO Previous Year Question Paper

SBI PO Mains Descriptive Test:

The descriptive test will be conducted for 30 minutes for a total of 50 marks. SBI PO 2018 descriptive test will test the candidates on English Language – Letter Writing and Essay. 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.

Marking Scheme of SBI PO Mains Exam
Total weighted score = Scores obtained in (reasoning & computer aptitude+ data interpretation+ general/ economy/banking awareness + English Language)

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SBI PO Personal Interview:

Qualified candidates as per SBI PO cutoff 2018 for mains exam will be now called for group exercises and personal interview test where the candidates will have to face an Interview board. In Group Exercises and Personal Interview round group exercises will carry 20 marks and interview will carry 30 marks.

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. An adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview

GD and Interview
GD - 20 and Interview - 30
Interview (Qualifying Marks)
Not Pre-decided
Final Score Ratio
250 marks (combined written exam and descriptive exam) is converted into 75 marks and 50 marks (Interview) is converted into 25 marks

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Important Dates:
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of
Application by candidates
21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination
18.06.2018 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary
st, 7th & 8th of July 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam
Conduct of Online Examination – Main
Declaration of Result – Main
Download Call Letter for Interview
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview
24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018
Declaration of Final Result
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training
28.05.2018 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training
18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018

Final and Important Note:

You may check Official Link for more information about SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018 for Prelims, Mains exam. We update this page, with latest details related to SBI PO new exam pattern so; candidates can bookmark this page and get all latest updates related to State Bank of India.

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