SBI PO- Preliminary

The SBI PO Exam or State Bank of India Probationary Officer Exam is a national-level examination held once a year. The SBI conducted an SBI PO Exam to select eligible candidates for the positions of Probationary Officer. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the SBI PO exam onli...(Read More)

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The SBI PO Exam or State Bank of India Probationary Officer Exam is a national-level examination held once a year. The SBI conducted an SBI PO Exam to select eligible candidates for the positions of Probationary Officer. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the SBI PO exam online using the official website. For the SBI PO 2021 exam, candidate’s applicants should be from 21 years to 30 years. The exam of SBI PO is divided into the three phases -  preliminary exam, mains exam, and Interview or Interview & Group Exercises. Applicants who pass these exams will be posted as PO or Probationary Officers in various branches of the SBI bank. SBI PO exam syllabus for preliminary examination contains the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability, while the mains examination divided into two sections, first is Objective Type and the second one is descriptive type. For mains objective syllabus includes English, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness and Data Analysis & Interpretation and for mains descriptive type syllabus includes Letter writing and essay. Applicants must pay Rs. 750 for General/OBC/ EWS candidates and exempted for SC/ST/PWD candidates to fill out the application form for the SBI PO 2021 exam. On the below page you will find more data on the SBI PO exam pattern, vacancies, eligibility criteria, syllabus, important dates, the application process, how to apply, and other details.

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  • Exam Pattern

    Total Marks : 100
    Total Time : 60 Min
    -ve marking : 0.25 (For each wrong answer)
    Subject Qns. Marks
    English Language 30 30
    Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
    Reasoning Ability 35 35
    Total 100 100

    Eligibility Criteria

    Essential Educational Qualifications (as on 31-12-2021): 

    A bachelor's degree in any subject or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university or the Central government.

    Those in their final year/semester of study may also apply provisionally, subject to the requirement that, if invited for an interview, they present proof of passing their graduation exams on or before December 31, 2021.

    Applicants with an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must guarantee that their IDD was completed on or before December 31, 2021.

    Candidates having Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant degrees also are invited to apply.

     

    Age limit (as on 01-04-2021):

    The age limit of the applicants should be from 21 years to 30 years.

    * Candidates must have been born between the dates of 02 April 1999 and 02 April 1991 (both days inclusive).*

     

    The following are the permissible upper age limit relaxations and category-codes for claiming age relaxation:

    Code No Category Age-relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
    01 SC/ ST 5 years
    02 OBC (NCL) 3 years
    03 PWD (GEN/ EWS) 10 years
    04 PWD (OBC) 13 years
    05 PWD (SC/ ST) 15 years
    06 Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalided. 5 years

     

    Number of Chances:

    Category Max. Permissible Number of Chances
    General/ EWS 4
    General/ EWS (PWD) 7
    OBC 7
    OBC (PWD) 7
    SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) No Restriction

    Exam Pattern

    Scheme of SBI PO Selection Procedure:

    The procedure of recruitment will be divided into three phases:

    • Phase-I: Preliminary Exam

    • Phase-II: Mains Exam

    • Phase-III: Group Exercise & Interview.

     

    SBI PO Phase-I: Preliminary Examinations

    Part Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
    I English Language 30 100 20 minutes
    II Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
    III Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
    Total 100 100 60 minutes/ 1 hour

    Important Note:

    I. The questions on the papers will be of the objective type.

    II. The questions will be written in both Hindi and English.

    III. There will be a 1/4 marks deduction for each incorrect answer.

    IV. The examination will be divided into three sections (with separate timings for each section).

    V. There shall be no sectional cut-off marks.

     

    SBI PO Phase-II: Mains Examinations

    The main examination will be held online and will consist of 200 marks Objective Tests and a 50 marks Descriptive Test.

    (A) OBJECTIVE TESTS

    Part Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
    I Reasoning Ability & 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

    Important Note:

    I. The questions on the papers will be of the objective type.

    II. The questions will be written in both Hindi and English.

    III. There will be a 1/4 marks deduction for each incorrect answer.

    IV. There shall be no sectional cut-off marks.

     

    (B) DESCRIPTIVE TYPE

    The English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) Test will consist of a 30-minute descriptive test with two questions for 50 marks.

    **Candidates will be required to type their answers to the Descriptive Test on a computer. The Descriptive Test will be given immediately following the completion of the Objective Test**.

     

    SBI PO Phase-III: Interview or Group Excercise

    Phase-III may consist of 

    (i) Interview will be 50 marks OR

    (ii) Interview & Group Exercises will be 30 marks & 20 marks respectively.

    Candidates must achieve minimum qualifying marks in Phase-III to be considered for final selection. The minimum qualifying marks will be determined by the Bank.

     

    Final Selections:

    Candidates must qualify in both Phases II and III to be considered for the final round. To create the final merit list, the marks scored in the Mains Exam (Phase-II), both in the Objective and the Descriptive Tests, will be added to the marks scored in Phase-III. When creating the final merit list for selection, the marks received in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added.

    Vacancy Details

    Details of the Posts:

    Followings are the likely posts that will be filled up through this Examination:

    Post Name Type of Vacancy GEN EWS OBC SC ST TOTAL
    SBI PO (Probationary Officer) Regular 810 200 540 300 150 2000
    Backlog -- -- 20 24 12 56

    Syllabus

    Syllabus for SBI PO Phase-I: Preliminary Examinations

    (A) English

    Reading Comprehension

    Cloze Test

    Fill in the Blanks

    Para Jumbles

    Spotting Errors

    Antonyms/Synonyms

    Miscellaneous

    Paragraph Completion

    Vocabulary

    Sentence Improvement

    Tenses Rules

     

    (B) Quantitative Aptitude

    Number System

    Number Series

    Simplification

    Geometry

    Profit & Loss

    LCM and HCF

    Ratio and Proportion

    Partnership

    Problem Based on Ages

    Mixed Proportion and Unitary Method

    Problem Based on Distribution

    Simple and Compound Interest

    Work and Time

    Speed Time and Distance

    Permutation and Combination

    Probability

    Mensuration

    Data Interpretation

     

    (C) Reasoning Ability

    Logical Reasoning

    Alphanumeric Series

    Alphabet Test

    Data Sufficiency

    Coded Inequalities

    Seating Arrangement

    Puzzle

    Tabulation

    Syllogism

    Blood Relations

    Input Output

    Ranking & Order

    Directions

     

    Syllabus for SBI PO Phase-II: Mains Examination

    (A) Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

    (A-I) Reasoning

    Analogy

    Classification

    Word formation

    Statement and conclusions

    Statement and assumptions

    Syllogism

    Passage and conclusions

    Coding Decoding

    Blood Relations

    Input/output, Assertion and reasoning

    Series Test

    Alphabet test

    Number, Ranking and time sequence

    Direction sense Test

    Decision making test

    Figure series

    Sitting Arrangement

    Series test

    Analogy

    Odd figure out

    Miscellaneous

    (A-II) Computer Knowledge

    Windows operating system basics

    Basics of Hardware and software

    Internet terms and services

    Basic Functionalities of MS-Office

    Networking and communication

    Database basics

    Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses

    History of computers

     

    (B) General/Economic/Banking Awareness

    Current Affairs

    Important Places

    Books and Authors

    Awards

    National & International Events

    Financial Awareness

    Banking Awareness

    Headquarters

    Important Days

    Static Awareness

    Prime Minister Schemes

    Banking Terminologies Knowledge

    Principles of Insurance

     

    (C) General English

    Reading Comprehension

    Synonyms

    Antonyms

    Spelling

    Jumbled Sentences

    Spotting Errors

    Phrases and idioms

    Direct and Indirect speech

    Active/ Passive voice

    Close Passages

    Passage completion

     

    (D) Data Analysis & Interpretation

    Tabular Graph

     Simplification/Approximation

    Pie Chart

     Line Graph

    Bar Graph

    Radar Graph Case-let

    Missing Case Data Interpretation

    Data Sufficiency

    Probability

     Let it Case Data Interpretation

    Permutation and Combination

    Data Interpretation

    Number Series

    Percentages, etc

    Application Fee

    Fee Payable by Candidates for SBI PO Exam:

    GEN/ EWS/ OBC candidates: Rs. 750/-

    SC/ST/PWBD/ candidates: Nil

    **Once the application fee is paid, the fee cannot be refunded or retained in reserve for any future examination or selection.**

     

    Mode of Payment:

    Payment can be done using a debit card, a credit card, or Internet Banking by entering the information requested on the page. Any transaction fee associated with online payment will be borne by the candidates.

     

    How to Apply

    For further information on how to fill out the online application form, see the instructions below.

    Step 1: Go to the official website of SBI "sbi.co.in" for the SBI PO exam.

    Step 2: Click to the top right corner of the page and select 'CAREERS.'

    Step 3: Choose 'Latest Announcements.'

    Step 4: Just go to the official notification and then click on 'Apply Online' for the SBI PO Application Form.

    Step 5: Choose 'Click Here for New Registration.'

    Step 6: Carefully read the instructions before clicking 'Continue.'

    Step 7: Enter your basic information, such as your name, your phone number, and your email address.

    Step 8: Enter the security code and press the 'Save & Next' button. At this point, you will be given a Provisional Registration Number and Password, which will be provided to you through SMS and email. Make a note of them.

    Step 9: Upload scanned images of your signature and photograph in the specified dimensions, then click 'Next' button.

    Step 10: Fill out the form with the post you apply for, your category, and other personal information. Enter your postal address as well as your PIN code. Validate the information and then click 'Save & Next' button.

    Step 11: Fill out your educational and experience information, etc. Validate them and then click 'Save & Next' button.

    Step 12: Double-check all of the information you've entered. Check the box next to the declaration statement if everything is accurate. Also, double-check your signature. Click the 'Final Submit' button.

    Step 13: Upload a scanned image of a handwritten declaration in the format specified.

    Step 14: Pay the SBI PO application fee and print out the application form and confirmation page for future reference.

     

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