STATE BANK OFFICER [PO] EXAM

 

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DETAILS

ELIGIBILITY NORMS

1

QUALIFICATION

Any degree

2

AGE LIMIT

General  – 21 to 30 years
BC, BC(M) /MBC/DNC –    3 years age relaxation
SC, SC(A)/ST  – 5 years age relaxation
PWD– 10 years age relaxation
Destitute Widow   –    9 years age relaxation

3

SELECTION
PROCESS

1.Preliminary Exam

2.Main exam

3.GroupDiscussion/Interview

4. Procedure of selection

5.DocumentVerification

4

EXAMINATION FEE


GENERAL-RS 600/-
SC/ST/PWD-RS 100/-

5

APPLY MODE

ONLINE

STAGE III: PROCEDURE OF SELECTION:
The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. The important steps of the SBI PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:
Online Preliminary Examination: Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon  the requirements for Online Main Examination
Online Mains Examination: Candidates need to qualify each  section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for interview but in the year 2017 there is no Sectional cut off in SBI PO mains exam.
Group Exercise/Interview: The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview accounts for 30 marks.
Final Result: The Final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in SBI PO Mains and Interview Rounds.
Provisional Allotment:The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The SBI allots Location  to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.

STAGE 1: PRELIMINARY EXAM PATTERN:

Sr No.

Name of the test

No. of questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning

35

35

20 minutes

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

3

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

 

Total

100

100

1 hour 

The SBI PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the SBI PO Main exam.
STAGE II: MAIN EXAM PATTERN:

S. No.

Name of the Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and  Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

3

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

4

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

 

Total

155

200

180 minutes 

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks  will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing  marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination) A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

STAGE IV: DOCUMENT VERIFICATION

  • Certificates and Mark sheets of qualifying examinations.

  • Aadhar card.

  • Proof of Educational Qualifications.

  • Date of Birth Certificate / S.S.C

  • School Study Certificate

  • Declaration by the Unemployed (For claiming examination fee exemption)

  • No Objection Certificate from Employer (if anywhere employed)

Official Website: https://www.sbi.co.in/careers/ongoing-recruitment.html

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