Sbi po

SBI PO Exam Highlights

State Bank of India is the leading bank of India and it is a dream of many candidates to be a part of this prestigious institution. The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and enter to the next stage. Final selection will be based on merit.To qualify for the interview, candidates must clear prelim and main examinations. After clearing the all three tier exam,candidates will be posted as a probationary officer (PO) anywhere in India.

Exam Notification

The institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a common recruitment test for the posts of PO every year. It gives a golden chance to all the job aspirants who wish to make a career in the government banking sector. Notification of SBI PO exam contains all the relevant information regarding exam, eligibility criteria, age limit, nationality etc.

Exam Pattern

The structure of exams is as follows:

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections. Candidates must know that the sectional cut-off in the Preliminary Exam has been removed and the overall score of all the sections will be considered for selection to the next round. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:

S. NO Name Of Test No. of Questions Marks Time Allotted
1
English Language
30
30
20 Minutes
2
Numerical Ability
35
35
20 Minutes
3
Reasoning Ability
35
35
20 Minutes

Total 

100

100

1 Hour

0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction will be there in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate.Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Exam. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times the numbers of vacancies (approx.) in each category will be short listed for Main Examination from the top of above merit list.

SBI PO Qualification

Educational Qualification

The candidate must be a graduate 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 must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination.

Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before required date. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

Age Criteria

The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years.Age relaxation of 5 years is given to candidates belonging to SC and ST. The candidates belonging to OBC categories are given an age relaxation of 3 years.

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)
3 Years
Persons with Disabilities
10 Years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment
5 Years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989
5 Years
Persons affected by 1984 riots
5 Years

Number of Attempts:

The maximum number of chances are fixed for each category. Candidates who have used up all the chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in Preliminary Exam is not counted as an attempt but appearing in Mains Exam is counted.

Category Number of Chance
General
4
General (PWD)
7
OBC/ OBC(PWD)
7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD)
No restriction

Cut-Off

SBI PO 2019 Mains exam was conducted on 20th July 2019. The category wise mains cut-off marks for shortlisting Group Exercise & Interview are mentioned below:

Category Cut-Off Marks (Out of 250)
GEN
104.42
SC
82.50
ST
77.63
OBC
94.28
EWS
100.89
LD
86.51
VI
101.75
HI
75.36
D & E
75.14

SBI PO Cut Off for Group Exercise & Interview

The category wise qualifying marks for shortlisting Group Exercise & Interview are mentioned below:

Category Cut-Off Marks (Out of 50)
GEN
20
SC
17.50
ST
17.50
OBC
17.50
EWS
20
LD
17.50
VI
17.50
HI
17.50
D & E
17.50

SBI PO Final Cut-Off

Category Cut-Off Marks (Normalized to 100)
GEN
54.11
SC
45.74
ST
43.90
OBC
48.78
EWS
50.13
LD
47.11
VI
52.58
HI
35.29
D & E
33.37

SBI PO Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus:

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning
Simplification
Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series
Profit & Loss
Close Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Mixtures & Allegation
Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities
Work & Time
Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement
Time & Distance
Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Paragraph Completion
Tabulation
Data Interpretation
Syllogism
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations
Number Systems
Input Output
Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding
Permutation, Combination &Probability

SBI PO Mains syllabus:

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2019 will constitute of 4 sections: Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation and General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Tabular Graph
Verbal Reasoning
Reading Comprehension
Financial Awareness
Internet
Line Graph
Syllogism
Grammar
Current Affairs
Memory
Pie Chart
Circular Seating Arrangement
Vocabulary
General Knowledge
Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph
Linear Seating Arrangement
Verbal Ability
Static Awareness
Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet
Double Lineup
Word Association
Banking and Financial Awareness
Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI
Scheduling
Sentence Improvement
Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI
Input Output
Para Jumbles
Computer Software
Data Sufficiency
Blood Relations
Cloze Test
Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Probability
Directions and Distances
Error Spotting
Networking
Permutation and Combination
Ordering and Ranking
Fill in the blanks
Number System
Data Sufficiency
Operating System
Coding and Decoding
Basic of Logic Gates
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

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