SBI PO(Prelim.)

Detailed tutorial for beginners
Last updated: April 28, 2019

SBI PO is a national level examination conducted by State Bank of India for the recruitment of probationary officers in various branches of the bank accross India.

  • SBI PO Application Form available from 2nd April, 2019. Candidates can fill the form in online mode only.
  • Only the eligible candidates can apply for the exam. Aspirants must check SBI PO Eligibility before applying for the exam.
  •  The exam is conducted in 3 stages viz. Prelims, Mains and Group Discussion/ Interview. Prelims round forms the basis of qualification to mains, after which the shortlisted candidates appear for group discussion/ interview. SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern:

SBI PO Exam Pattern for Prelims

Mode of Examination Online
Question Type Objective
Number of Questions 100
Maximum Marks 100
Duration of Exam 60 minutes
Sections in Paper 3 (English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability)
Marks/Questions in each section English language: 30, Quantitative aptitude: 35, Reasoning Ability: 35

SBI PO Exam Pattern for Mains

Question Type Objective and Descriptive
Sections 2
Questions in each section Objective : 155, Descriptive: 50
Time duration Objective: 3 hours, Descriptive: 30 minutes
Sections in Objective Paper 4
Marks of Objective Type Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: 60, Data Analysis & Interpretation: 60, General Awareness about Economy/ Banking: 40, English language: 40
Time Allotted to Each Section Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: 45 min, Data Analysis & Interpretation: 45 min, General Awareness about Economy/ Banking: 40 min, English language: 40 min
Sections in Mains Descriptive Letter writing and Essay

SBI PO Exam Pattern for Final Stage

Final stage of SBI PO Group Discussion and Interview
Marks in each section GD: 20, Personal Interview: 30
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