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SBI PO 2019 Detailed Exam Pattern

Dear Candidates,

In order to Engross you towards the Banking Sector the SBI has came up with the various vacancies in PO(Probationary Officer) SBI has released the official notification in which the Exam Pattern of  SBI PO 2019 for Prelims, Mains and  Descriptive Test was mentioned and all the candidates are requested to go through the below stated Exam Pattern so as to catch the opportunity to be a part of  SBI.

SBI PO Selection Procedure

  1. Phase I: Prelims Examination
  2. Phase II: Mains Examination
  3. Phase III: Interview & Group Discussion 

Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination (online) consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows. Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned below.

Online Test:

Sr. NoName of Tests
No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1English Language303020 Minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

Phase – II: Main Examination:

SBI PO Mains exam will be conducted at 2 levels, namely -

1. Objective Exam
2. Descriptive Exam

SBI PO Mains Objective Exam Pattern -

Sr. NoName of Tests
No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude4520060 minutes
2Data Analysis and Interpretation3545 minutes
3General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness4035 minutes
4English Language3540 minutes
Total1553 hours

SBI PO Mains Descriptive Exam Pattern -

Sr. NoName of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1.Letter Writing150 Marks30 Minutes
2.Essay Writing1

Note: - As per official Notification, descriptive papers of only those students would be evaluated, who qualify the objective mains exam.

Marks obtained in Objective as well as Descriptive tests will be added in the final Merit list along with marks of Group discussion & Interview.

SBI PO Group Discussion and Interview

  • Qualifying marks for GD and Interview will be decided by the board.
  • Group Discussion will carry 20 marks and Interview will carry 30 marks.
  • In case Group Discussion is cancelled, Interview will carry 50 marks.





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