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The State Bank of India (SBI) has published the Probationary Officers (PO) recruitment notification

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Posted on 2016-05-04 20:28:39


SBI PO Exam 2016: Check out paper pattern

The State Bank of India has issued an official notification, inviting candidates to apply for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) on its official website, sbi.co.in.

As per the notification, the selection of the candidates will be on the basis of a written examination which would be conducted in two phases - preliminary and mains.

Those candidates, who will clear both the written tests and other interview rounds, will be appointed for over 2200 posts in various SBI branches.

Paper pattern:

Phase 1: Preliminary Exam

The Preliminary examination will be conducted online.  The test will consist of all objective type questions of total 100 marks.

The test will be of 1 hour duration and will include 3 sections as follows:

  • English Language:  The candidates need to answer 30 questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: This segment will have 35 questions
  • Reasoning Ability:  The candidates will be judged on their reasoning capability and will have to answer 35 questions.

After securing passing marks, candidates will be selected for the second phase of examination.

Phase 2: Main Exam

The Main examination will also be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.

Objective test:

The objective test will of 3 hours duration and will include 4 sections which needs to be answered within 3 hour duration.

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • General/Economy/ Banking Awareness
  • English Language

Descriptive test:

The Descriptive Test will be of 30 minutes duration and will have questions of total 50 marks.  In this, the candidates will be tested on English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

All the candidates should note that for every wrong answer, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.

Important dates:

  • The online registration will start from May 4 to May 24
  • The online examination - Preliminary will be conducted on July 2, July 3, July 9 and July 10
  • The online main examination will be conducted on July 31
  • The group discussion and interview will be conducted on September 1.

For more information, candidate are requested to visit the official website.

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