SBI PO 2022 Exam Pattern: SBI released the official recruitment notification for the post of Probationary Officer on 21st September 2022. A total of 1673 vacancies are out. Lakhs of aspirants appear for SBI PO every year and most of the first-time exam takers are curious about the SBI PO exam pattern. Here we'll be having a closer look into the exam pattern of SBI PO prelims, Mains & Interview.
Detailed SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern
SBI PO exam is a 3 Stage Recruitment Exam. Here's how it is conducted:
- Phase 1 – Prelims Exam (Written)
- Phase 2 – Mains Exam (Written)
- Phase 3 – Interview
Below is the exam pattern, question distribution, and time allotment for the prelims, mains & Interview phase.
SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern
|S.No.||Name of Tests (Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
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Penalty for wrong answer: A candidate will lose 0.25 marks for every wrong attempt. However, no deduction will be there if a question is left unattempted by candidates.
SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & 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|
|Descriptive Test||02||50||30 minutes|
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The duration of the objective test is 3 hours. The paper consists of 4 Sections and a total of 200 marks. Each section is timed separately.
Penalty for wrong answer: A candidate will lose 0.25 marks for every wrong attempt in SBI PO Mains objective paper as well. However, no deduction will be there if a question is left unattempted by candidates.
The objective paper is followed by a Descriptive Test of 30 minutes. It contains two questions carrying 50 marks for the test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
SBI PO Interview Pattern
Once the Candidate clears the Mains Exam, they will be called for the SBI PO Interview Round. It consists of a Psychometric Test, Group Exercise and a Face to Face Interview Round where a Panel of Experts conducts the interview. Questions are asked on the Candidate's personality, Background, Current Events, Banking & Financial Sector, etc.
Our first priority is to crack the Prelims exam coming up in December. You can try out various SBI PO Mains Mock Tests offered by Oliveboard. Check out the detailed SBI PO Mains syllabus and know your level of preparation by attempting a free mock test.
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