SBI Bank conducts online written examinations for selection of PO. The age of the candidate should be between 21 to 30 years to apply for SBI PO Vacancies. Candidate should have graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the central government for SBI PO. Basic Computer knowledge (6 Months Certification) is also required.
Category wise no. of chances to appear in SBI Recruitment exams:
The no. of chances to appear in SBI Recruitment Exams are 4 times for general category, 7 times for General (PWD)/OBC/OBC (PWD) category & no restriction for SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) category.
Pre-examination training arrangement may be done by SBI may at certain centres for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India.
Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be
|Sr. No.||Name of Tests (Objective)||No. of Qs||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||Composite time of 1 hours|
conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.
Phase-II: Main Examination:
|Sr. No.||Name of Tests (Objective)||No. of Qs||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|
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objectivetest will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
(ii) 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.
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Phase – III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview under 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
Results of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank's website.
State Bank of India has released the Notification for the recruitment of PO 2018:
|On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates||21st April 2018 to 13th May 2018|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges||21st April 2018 to 13th May 2018|
|Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination||18th June Onwards|
|Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary||1st, 7th & 8th July 2018|
|Result of Online exam – Preliminary||15th July 2018|
|Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam||20th July 2018|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Main||4th August 2018|
|Result of Online Examination – Main||20th August 2018|
|Download Call Letter for Personal Interview||1st September 2018|
|Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview||24th September 2018 to 12th October 2018|
|Declaration of Final Result||1st November 2018|
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|Question 1 : What is the age criteria to apply SBI PO Recruitment Vacancy?||Answer : A candidate whose age is between 21 to 30 years, is eligible to apply for SBI PO Recruitment Vacancy.|
|Question 2 : What is the educational qualification required to apply SBI PO Recruitment Vacancy?||Answer : A graduate candidate having degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government, is eligible to apply for SBI PO Recruitment Vacancy.|
|Question 3 : What are the marks distribution details for SBI PO Exams?||Answer : The marks distribution details are as in Phase-I-Written Examination 250 marks (Objective Tests-200 marks & Descriptive Test-50 marks) and in Phase-II: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks) for SBI PO Exams.
|Question 4 : What is the selection procedure for SBI PO Recruitment?||Answer : A candidate has to qualify Phase-I and Phase-II both. The final merit list is prepared after aggregating converted marks of Written Test, Group Discussion & Interview out of 100 for each category, The selection is made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category & finalized candidates are appointed as per the state/UT wise vacancies.
|Question 5 : How many times I can attempt SBI PO Recruitment Exams?||Answer : 4 times for General Category, 7 times for General (PWD)/OBC/OBC (PWD) category & no restriction for or SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) category to apply for the SBI PO Recruitment Exams.|
|Question 6 : Where I can apply SBI PO Recruitment Vacancy?||Answer : To apply SBI PO Recruitment Vacancy, candidate needs to visit SBI website www.sbi.co.in/|
|Question 7 : What is the method of examinations conducted by SBI for Bank PO Recruitment?||Answer : SBI conducts online exams for Bank PO Recruitment at its various exams centre across all over country.|
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