SBI PO Exam Pattern 2023 details for Prelims, Mains, and Interview Sessions

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Introduction

The State Bank of India releases the vacancy for the recruitment of the post of Probationary Officer (PO). To get selected for the post of Probationary Officer, the candidate have to clear all the three stages. The candidate must clear the preliminary examination in order to qualify for the mains exam. Then the qualified candidates in the mains exam will be shortlisted for group discussion and interview round. As the number of candidates are abruptly increasing nowadays. So, competition is getting tough. Therefore, the knowledge of the SBI PO Exam Pattern 2024 will surely help the applicants in planning the exam. Hence, in this blog we are going to discuss the complete details of the SBI PO Exam Pattern 2024 for Prelims and Mains Exam.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2024 Official Details

So, as a candidate you must know the importance of the SBI PO Exam Pattern to excel the SBI PO exam 2024. By going through this blog we will gain an idea of exam pattern of both preliminary and mains exam. Also, we will understand the marking scheme of the SBI PO exam. Thus, this blog will help you to strategize the exam. Also, it helps to mark the important topics for the exam and start the preparation accordingly. Let’s discuss the SBI PO Pattern 2024 for Prelims and Mains in detail.

There are mainly three stages of SBI PO Exam 2024. Check out the details of the exam pattern below:

·         Preliminary Exam.

·         Mains Exam.

·         GD/Interview.

We will discuss the details of all three exam pattern below that listed the Exam pattern Subject, Total number of questions, andTime duration. The following table will consist of Preliminary and Mains Exam Pattern.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

The SBI PO Prelims exam pattern will consist of three prime Subject. These Subjects includes English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. Each Section consist of different number of question (discussed below). The time duration of each subject is 20 minutes. It is compulsory to clear the cut-off of each section. Let’s check things in details.

Subject

Total No. of Question

Time Duration

English Language

30

20 min

Reasoning Ability

35

20 min

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 min

Total

100

60 min

SBI PO Mains Exam pattern 2024

Coming to the next pattern that is Mains Section. The SBI PO Mains exam pattern will consist of four prime Subject. These Subjects includes Reasoning Ability/Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, and English Language. Each Section consist of different number of question (discussed below). The time duration of each subject is different. It is also compulsory to clear the cut-off of each section. Let’s check things in details. The language of the Question paper will be based on both Language i.e. English/Hindi.

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time allotted for each section

Medium of Examination

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 min

English/Hindi

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 min

English/Hindi

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 min

English/Hindi

English Language

35

40

40 min

English

Total

155

Total Maximum Marks= 200

3 hours

 


SBI PO Main Descriptive Pattern 2023:

 

Name of the test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Letter Writing

1

50

30 min

Essay Writing

1

SBI PO marking scheme

  • For every correct answer 1 mark will be awarded
  • There is ¼ th marks deduction for every wrong attempts.
  • In preliminary exam there is no sectional cut-off. Only overall cut-off will be considered there.
  • The prelims exam is only qualifying in nature. Hence, the obtained marks in prelims exam will not be considered at the final merit list.
  • There is no sectional cut-off in SBI PO mains exam. So, the candidates will be selected 3 times( approximately) of the category wise vacancies. Then qualifying candidates will be shortlisted for GD and Interview round.
  • So, marks obtains in descriptive paper also be added to marks scored in MCQs. Then the final merit list will be published along with the marks of GD and Interview.

SBI PO Interview 2024

The Interview process will be based on the clearance of Preliminary and Mains Exam. However, the calculation of score will be based on the clearance of Mains and Interview Section. The total number of interview marks will be based of 50 marks from the Interview session. 30 marks from the Interview sessions, and 20 marks from the Group discussion. The cumulative score of Mains and Interview will let you reach into the Final Selection. 

SBI PO: FAQs

1.  What is the Exam Pattern of the SBI PO?

The exam pattern of the SBI PO consist of two Section:

·        Preliminary Section:

Subject

Total No. of Question

Time Duration

English Language

30

20 min

Reasoning Ability

35

20 min

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 min

Total

100

60 min

 

·        Mains Section:

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time allotted for each section

Medium of Examination

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 min

English/Hindi

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 min

English/Hindi

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 min

English/Hindi

English Language

35

40

40 min

English

Total

155

Total Maximum Marks= 200

3 hours

 

 

Name of the test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Letter Writing

1

50

30 min

Essay Writing

1

 

2.  Is there any negative marking in the Prelims and Mains Section of the SBI PO Exam Pattern?

Yes, there is negative marking for both Prelims and Mains Section. There is negative marking of 1/4th for every wrong answer.

3.  Does SBI PO consist of Sectional Cut-offs?

Yes, SBI PO consist of Sectional cut-off and therefore you need to clear all the section to clear the SBI PO exam.

4.  When will be the next SBI PO 2024 recruitment will announce?

The SBI PO 2024 recruitment will be announce on the official website of SBI. 

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