State Bank of India will conduct written exam in June 2015 for the recruitment of 2000 Probationary Officers (POs).
SBI PO Probationary Officers 2015 Exam Pattern & Syllabus:
Selection Process: Preliminary Examination (100 Marks), Main Examination (250 Marks), Group Discussion (20 marks) and Interview (30 marks)
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test. The Objective Test will be online. The Objective Test consists of 3 Sections as follows:
|Name of Test||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||1 hour|
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: Main Examination consisting of Objective Test (200 Marks)& Descriptive Test (50 Marks). Both the Objective Test& Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by Typing on the computer. Immediately after online Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
(i) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 2hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 Objective Test: marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:
- a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
- b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
- c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
- d) Test of Reasoning (High-level)
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 with 1hour duration (50 marks) will be a Test of “English Language (letter writing &essay)”.
Phase-III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
Final Selection: 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) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & 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 Discussion & 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 Discussion &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.