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SBI PO (Probationary Officer)
Exam Mode : Online | Examination category : Banking | Conducting Body : State Bank of India (SBI)

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Total Visits : 480
Registration Date

05-10-2021

Application Start Date

05-10-2021

Application End Date

25-10-2021

Admit Card Date

08-11-2021

Preliminary Exam Date

20-11-2021

Overview

State Bank of India is an Indian Multinational Public Sector Bank which offered banking and financial services, is the Largest Bank in India. The State Bank of India (SBI)  held the SBI Probationary Officers (PO) examination to recruit young professionals to fill the various posts of the SBI Group.The State Bank of India (SBI) held an examination to recruit young professionals for the posts of Probationary Officers (PO) annually for the banks of the SBI Group.

SBI PO Conducting Body:

The State Bank of India is an Indian Multinational Public Sector Bank, offered banking and financial services. It is a Govt. Corporation statutory body headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. SBI position as 216th in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's biggest Corporations of 2018. It is the Largest Bank in India. SBI held different exams for various posts for desiring applicants who want to join the banking sector.  The following information is regarding Probationary Officers (PO)  Exam  managed by SBI. 

SBI PO Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

05/10/2021

Application Date

05/10/2021 to 25/10/2021

Admit Card Date

08/11/2021

Prelims Exam Date

20/11/2021, 21/11/2021 and 27/11/2021

Mains Exam Date

Will be updated soon

Interview Date

Will be updated soon

Mode to Apply 

Online

Link to Apply

Click here

Official Notification

 Check here

SBI PO Selection Procedure:-

The SBI PO Selection Procedure consists of three stages:-

  • Preliminary Examination

  • Mains Examination

  • Group Exercises (GE) and Interview

SBI PO Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:- The Preliminary Exam is an objective type examination consisting of 3 sections- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The duration of the examination is of 60 minutes (1 hour).

Section

No. of Ques.

Max. Marks

Time allotted

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes

Note:- There is a provision of negative marking. 1/4th of the mark  gets deducted.

Mains Exam:- Only those candidates who qualify the preliminary examination can write this exam. The Mains Examination is an Online examination. SBI PO Mains Exam consists of 4 sections of Objective type questions and 1 section of Descriptive type questions.

Section

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time allotted

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes
 

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes
 

General Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

Descriptive Test

02

50

30 minutes

Total

157

250

3 hours 30 minutes

Group Exercises & Interview:- 

Sections

Marks

Group Exercises

20 marks

Interview

30 marks

Total

50 mark

Final Selection:- The final selection of the candidate depends on the cumulative scores obtained in the Mains and in the GE & Interview process by the candidate. The weightage of both these sections of the Examination is in the ratio of 75:25 respectively.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria:-

Educational Qualification:- Graduation or equivalent.

Age Limit: 21 to 30 years.

Age Relaxation:

Category

Age relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the SC/ST category)

10 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities)(belonging to the general category)

13 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the OBC category) 

15 years

Ex-Servicemen, Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs)
/Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs). 
 

5 years

Persons domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years.

Limits on attempts:-

Category

Limit on attempts

General Candidates

4

PwD candidates (General Category)

7

OBC

7

PwD (OBC)

7

SC/ST candidates

No limit

SBI PO Syllabus:
The syllabus for the exam is as follows. Candidates can prepare for the exam according to the following syllabus.
 

Prelims:

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Cloze Test

  • Para jumbles

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Error Spotting

  • Paragraph Completion

Quantitative Ability :

  • Mixtures & Allegations

  • Profit & Loss

  • Simplification

  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest

  • Work & Time

  • Time & Distance

  • Mensuration

  • Data Interpretation

  • Number Systems

  • Sequence & Series

  • Combination &Probability

Reasoning :

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Coded Inequalities

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzle

  • Tabulation

  • Syllogism

  • Blood Relations

  • Coding Decoding

Mains:

General/Financial Awareness:

  • Financial Awareness

  • General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs

English Language: 

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Verbal Ability

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:

  • Blood Relations

  • Code Inequalities

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Directions and Distances

  • Ordering and Ranking

  • Input Output

  • Seating Arrangement

  • Syllogism

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Internet

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Memory

  • Computer Abbreviation

  • Microsoft Office

  • Computer Hardware & Software

  • Operating System

  • Computer Terminologies

Quantitative Aptitude: 

  • Average

  • Data Interpretation

  • Average

  • Ratio and Percentage

  • Mensuration and Geometry

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Interest

  • Problems of Ages

  • Profit and Loss

  • Number Series

  • Time and Work

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Speed, Distance and Time

  • Linear Equation

  • Probability

  • Mixture and Allegations

Descriptive Test:

  • The exam is held in online mode i.e.applicants are alloted a desktop in which they are supposed to type their answers.

  • To complete Descriptive paper candidates are given 30 minutes.

  • There are a total of 2 questions i.e Letter writing and Essay Writing.

  • Each question is of 25 marks.

  • Descriptive Test is checked only after the candidate clears the Objective test.

CONCLUSION :

SBI conducts all their exams in Online mode. The online examination system is easy to use and very user friendly. It provides an online mock test before the exam on   the official website. So, it is advised to the candidates to check the official website regularly. All the best for your exam.
 

SBI PO FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can a applicant get the information regarding the SBI Probationary Officer exam?

Ans. A applicant can get the information from the official website.

Ques 2. How can a applicant apply for the exam?

Ans. A applicant can apply for a post Online from the official website.

Ques 3. What is the qualification required for the exam?

Ans. Applicant must have completed Graduation or equivalent from any recognised University.

Ques 4. Does a applicant studying in the final year apply for the exam?

Ans. Yes, providing the applicants must have the certificates at the time of the interview.

Ques 5. What is the age limit required for the exam?

Ans. The candidate's age must not be less than 21 years and must not be more than 30 years.

Ques 6. What is the age limit for the Reserved category?

Ans. Yes, there is relaxation of 3 years for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

Ques 7. Is there separate marking for the exams?

Ans. Yes, there is separate marking for the papers.

Ques 8. Is there a provision of negative marking for the exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision of negative marking in the Pre. 0.25 marks get deducted.

Ques 9. Is there any provision of fee exemption for Reserved category?

Ans. No, there is no such provision.

Ques 10. How many times can a candidate appear for the Clerk exam?

Ans. The limit to appear in the exam is as follows:

  • General - 4

  • OBC, OBC(PWD), EWS(PWD) - 7

  • SC/ST, SC/ST(PWD) - No Limit

Ques 11. How can applicants pay the application fee?

Ans. By online only via Debit/Credit card or Net banking.

Ques 12. Does Graduation marks matter for the exam?

Ans. There is no such requirement.

Ques 13. Is there Interview for the exam ?

Ans. Yes.

Ques 14. Is it possible to edit the application after submitting?

Ans. No changes can be made once the form is submitted and the fee is processed.

Ques 15. What precautions should be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions attentive before filling up the Online Application Form.

Registration Date

05-10-2021

Application Start Date

05-10-2021

Application End Date

25-10-2021

Admit Card Date

08-11-2021

Preliminary Exam Date

20-11-2021

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