SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 - Marking Scheme, Exam Duration & Mode of Exam
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 - State bank of India (SBI) releases the SBI PO 2020 exam pattern along with its notification at the official website. The exam pattern of SBI PO 2020 will let a candidate have an overall idea about the scheme and mode of exam, the structure of the question paper and weightage of topics. The preparation of an aspirant without knowing the SBI PO 2020 exam pattern will be incomplete. It is encouraged that a candidate understands the exam pattern before planning a right strategy to crack SBI PO. The recruitment process, as per the exam pattern of SBI PO is three phased, prelims mains and interview. SBI PO exam pattern 2020 notifies that preliminary and mains are held in online mode.
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SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern: Highlights
The online preliminary test, according to the exam pattern of SBI PO 2020, will be conducted for 100 questions from English language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability. As per SBI PO exam pattern 2020, the test will comprise objective type questions in English. The online registration of SBI PO 2020 exam will be notified by the authorities soon.
Key Highlights of Exam Pattern
State Bank of India - Probationary Officer
Commonly known as
State Bank of India
21-30 as on April 1, 2020
English and Hindi
Stage I: Preliminary
Stage II: Mains
Stage III: Group Exercise & Interview
3 hours 30 minutes
Mode of Exam
1/4th for wrong answers
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 - Stage I
As per the SBI PO 2020 exam pattern, the preliminary stage consists of 3 sections with separate timings. The total marks allotted as per the exam pattern of SBI PO 2020 prelims is 100 marks. The prelims test of SBI PO is held in online mode.
SBI PO 2020 Prelims
Number of questions
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 - Stage II
As per the SBI PO 2020 exam pattern, mains stage consists of an objective test for 200 marks and a descriptive test of 50 marks. Both the tests as per the SBI PO 2020 exam pattern are conducted in online mode. The objective test comprises 4 sections with seperate time duration for each section. According to SBI PO 2020 exam pattern the descriptive test is conducted for 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks. A letter and an essay is required to be typed in english in the descriptive test of SBI PO.
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 - Mains
Online Objective Test
Name of the test
No. of question
Data analysis and interpretation
Reasoning & Computer aptitude
Online Descriptive Test
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 - Stage III
Candidates qualifying the SBI PO mains examination, according to SBI PO 2020 exam pattern, will have to undergo group exercise and interview. The group exercise and interview is conducted for 20 and 30 marks respectively. It is to be noted that the marks secured in preliminary exam will not be added for preparation of final merit list. The final selection in SBI PO is done on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and group exercises & interview.
SBI PO Marking Scheme 2020
Candidate needs to be acquainted with the marking scheme for each phase of SBI PO.
Preliminary Exam: As per the SBI PO 2020 exam pattern, candidates must score sufficiently high marks to qualify for the next stage. This stage consists of Reasoning Ability, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. One-fourth marks will be deducted as negative marks for wrong answers.
Mains Phase: Objective test will consist of four sections for 200 marks according to SBI PO exam pattern. Candidates who successfully qualify this section will qualify for the checking of the descriptive test. The descriptive test evaluates a candidate’s ability in letter writing and essay writing. The total marks for this section will be 50.
Calculation of Marks: Total weighted score = Scores obtained in ( Reasoning & computer aptitude+data interpretation+general/ economy/banking awareness + English language)
Group Exercise/Personal Interview Phase: After clearing the second phase, the candidate will be called for group discussions and interview. This phase will be evaluated on the basis of group discussion and interview. Group discussion will be of 20 marks and interview of 30 marks.
Candidates will be shortlisted finally and called for recruitment in various branches of State Bank of India all over India.
SBI PO 2020 Syllabus
Aspirants must also know the topics covered along with SBI PO 2020 exam pattern under each section of subjects for both the phases to clear the exam with flying colours. With the help of SBI PO 2020 syllabus, candidates are able to plan their studies and focus on topics. SBI PO syllabus 2020 contains the topics from where the questions are asked in prelims and mains. It is encouraged that an aspirant of SBI PO solves previous year question papers of both prelims and mains to get an idea about the difficulty level of exam, nature of questions asked and weightage of topics from each subject to form a solid approach and crack SBI PO.
SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2020
SBI PO Syllabus (Prelims)
SBI PO 2020 Syllabus - Mains
SBI PO Syllabus (Mains)
Data analysis and interpretation
SBI PO Best Books 2020
Along with the syllabus, a list of the best books for SBI PO preparation has also been provided so that the search for this information stops here and candidates can actually start their preparation for SBI PO 2020.
Best Books for SBI PO 2020
Verbal- Non Verbal Reasoning
Wren & Martin
Guide to Banking General Awareness
Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Data interpretation for CAT
CAT Data Interpretation
Follow a disciplined routine.
Devote all your time and energy and be determined to clear SBI PO 2020 with maximum score.
Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and focus on topics accordingly to ace SBI PO 2020.
Clear the basic concepts first from SBI PO syllabus 2020.
Since the tests in SBI PO 2020 are timed, learn and revise shortcuts to answer questions accurately.
Give online mock tests available for SBI PO.
Keep daily, weekly and monthly targets.
Do not isolate prelims and mains preparation. Prepare for both together in consonance.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 - Marking Scheme, Exam Duration & Mode of Exam
Question: Is 60% necessary in graduation to become an SBI PO?
No. 60% in graduation is not necessary to become a PO in SBI.
Question: Is a B.Tech student eligible for SBI PO exams?
Definitely. B.Tech graduates are eligible to be a PO.
Question: What is the selection procedure of SBI PO?
The recruitment process, as per the exam pattern of SBI PO is three phased, prelims, mains and group exercise and interview.
Question: When is the exam for SBI PO scheduled?
SBI PO 2020 exam is tentatively scheduled for the month of June.
Question: Can a B.Sc graduate apply for SBI PO exams?
B.Sc graduates are eligible to apply for SBI PO provided the graduation is done from a recognised university.
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Questions related to SBI PO
will sbi po 2020 happen this year? its my last chance.plz any one answer
The SBI po exams held every year, so there is a high chance that SBI PO exam will also held this year, the vacancy in SBI releases every year, so the exams held.
There is some delay in helding of exams because of the ongoing pandemic, but exams are going to held anyway. Once the vaccine will be out then all the pending exams will held ,or may also be held before that too with all the precautions, so there is a very high probability that SBI PO exams are also going to held this year.
Hope this helps, all the best.
hello sir/madam Now I am in degree final year due to covid19 we are not attempting 4 sem, and now we are promoted to final year am i eligible for applying sbi po. and my date of birth is 19/07/2000.
SBI PO is a post in State Bank Of India which is generally known as Probationary Officer. A probationary officer is an entry-level management post in any Bank. The main responsibilities of a probationary officer are:-
- Cash Handling
- Issuing cheques, Demand Drafts etc.
- Issuing Loans and Recovery
Eligibility criteria for appearing for Sbi Po exam:
A candidate who is aspiring to apply for SBI PO exam must be an Indian citizen.
Mandatory Educational Qualifications
- Candidates must hold a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Central Government. They should ensure that the passing certificate should indicate the degree pass date in it.
- Prospective applicants who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply on a provisional basis. However, this is subject to the condition that at the time of the interview, they’ll need to produce proof that they have passed the graduation examination.
So now you are in final year,So you are eligible to appear,but this is subject to the condition that at the time of the interview, You will need to produce proof that you have passed the graduation examination.If this is possible than only you will be eligible for further process, Elsewhere you need to first complete your graduation and than you will be eligible to appear for exam.
i got less than 52.6% in 12 th exam am l eligible for sbi po exam?
There is no any minimum percentage criteria of class 12th to appear for SBI PO exam, the basic eligibility is that the candidate must have a bachelor's degree in any field and must have attained 60% or above in their graduation, the age limit to appear for the exam is from 21 to 30 years, for obc candidate there is a relaxation of 3 years, for sc/st candidate the relaxation is of 5 years.
Hope this helps, all the best.
If I completed my graduation but I am below 21age can I applicant for sbi po please reply
my name is Ramanjaneya kumar, I am preparing for bank exams from four years but failed by 3 to 5 marks, I crossed 33 years as on third May 2020, I am under OBC category, I expected sbi Po notification in April but that is not happened, please tell me sir, whether I am eligible or not for SBI Po 2020
The upper age limit is 30 years and for candidates belonging to OBC-NCL category are given 3 years relaxation on upper age limit. According to this you can only appear until 33 years of age and there are 7 attempts for OBC category. So if you are 34 years now you are not eligible for SBI PO.