SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017 – The State Bank of India announces the exam pattern of SBI PO 2017 recruitment process for the interested candidates. Careers360 publishes here SBI PO 2017 exam pattern & Syllabus to help the aspirants prepare for the recruitment exam in a better way. Candidates must go through the complete exam pattern of SBI PO 2017 available on this page to ensure their preparation going in right direction.

As per SBI PO 2017 selection process, the eligible candidates are required to appear in the SBI PO 2017 online preliminary exam. The qualifying candidates of preliminary exam are called for appearing in online main exam. The aspirants, who qualify in the SBI PO main exam, are called for the final round – group discussion & personal interview round. Candidates, who qualify the group discussion & personal interview round, are indicted by the SBI in its PO cadre at its branches across the country.

LatestSBI PO 2017 Call Letter for Preliminary exam is available now.

 

Highlights of SBI PO 2017 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

 

SBI PO exam pattern 2017 for preliminary and main exam is given in detail in following lines. Candidates must check below to know the exam pattern and prepare accordingly –

 

SBI PO 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • The online preliminary exam has 1-hour duration

  • The paper contains 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs)

  • The test carries as many as 100 marks

  • The sections are English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

SL.

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

1.

English Language

30

30

Composite Time

of

1 hour

 

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

3.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

 

Total

100

100

 

SBI PO 2017 Main Exam Pattern

  • The online main exam is a total of 3-hour-30-minute duration paper

  • The 3-hour objective-type tests carry 200 marks

  • These tests are from English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.), General Awareness, Marketing & Computers, Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation and Reasoning (High Level)

  • The descriptive test belongs to English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) will be of 30 minutes with 50 marks

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Test

Name of test

No. of

Max.

Duration

Questions

Marks

   

I

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

II

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

III

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

IV

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

 

Total

155

200

3 hours


Marking Scheme
: As negative marking is applicable for both preliminary and main exams, for every wrong answer marked by candidate, there will be a duduction of 1/4th of the mark allotted to that question as penalty.

 

SBI PO Group Discussion & Interview:

 

The Phase III will carry a total of 50 marks. Group Discussion will be of 20 marks and Interview will be of 30 marks.

 

SBI PO GD and Interview Details

Details

GD and Interview

GD - 20 and Interview - 30

Interview (Qualifying Marks)

Not Pre-decided

Final Score Ratio

75:25

250 marks (combined written exam and descriptive exam) is converted into 75 marks and 50 marks (Interview) is converted into 25 marks

SBI PO Syllabus 2017

 

Below are given the important topics which are covered under the syllabus of SBI PO 2017 -

 

SBI PO Syllabus

S.N.

Section

Topics

1

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

Reasoning Aptitude

Analogy, Coding & decoding, Critical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Directions & Arrangements (Circular Arrangements), Sequential Output Tracing, Syllogism, Visual and Logical Reasoning, Puzzle & Blood Relation, Input Output & Number series, Series Completion, Statement & Argument, Passage & conclusion, Order & ranking

 

Computer Aptitude

Computer Hardware, Operating System concepts, Shortcut keys, MS Word, Excel, MS Power Point, Access, Internet & Networks, Basic Security Concepts, Latest Technologies

 

2

Data Analysis & Interpretation

Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie-Charts, Quantitative Aptitude, Tables, Case Lets, Probability and Series

 

3

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System, Ranking & Time Sequence, Clocks and Calendars, Alphabet Test & Mathematical Operations, Boats and Streams, Roots and Average, Percentage, Profits & Loss, Time & distances and Time & Work, Partnership and Ratio & Proportion, Simple, Interest, Compound Interest, Allegation and Mixtures, Mensuartion and Volume & surface area, Problems on trains, Surds and Indices

 

4

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

General Awareness

Current Events, Sports, History, Geography, Culture, Indian Constitution, Technology & Research news and updates, India and its Neighbouring Countries news and updates

 

Financial Awareness

Marketing Aptitude, Economy, Banking & Finance

 

5

English Language

Close Passages, Faulty Construction, Jumbled Sentences, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms and Antonyms, Spotting Errors

 

6

Descriptive Exam

Essay Writing, Letter Writing, Paragraph Writing, Precise Writing, Reading Comprehension

 

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Yes, you are eligible for the exam, Don't worry , go for it.

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