SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019
Sanjana Surbhi, 05 Sep 2018, #SBI PO

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 - State Bank of India releases the exam pattern of SBI PO for the aspiring candidates. According to the SBI PO 2019 exam pattern, the exam will be conducted in three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Interview. Both the exams (Preliminary and Mains) are conducted in online mode. With the help of SBI PO exam pattern 2019, candidates can get an overall idea about the topics, weightage given to each section, marking scheme, mode of exam, total time allotted and number of questions that are asked in the exam. It certainly helps them prepare for SBI PO exam 2019. According to exam pattern of SBI PO 2019 prelims, the exam will consist of three sections carrying 100 marks. To know more about SBI PO exam pattern go through the article.

 

Highlights of SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 – Preliminary

Exam Structure 

Details 

Total number of sections

3

Duration of the exam

60 minutes

Sectional duration

20 minutes

Number of questions

100

Total Marks

100

Marks allotted per question

1

Negative Marking

One-fourth 

 

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 – Preliminary

As per the exam pattern of SBI PO 2019 prelims, the exam will have three sections carrying 100 questions for 100 marks. Candidates must also know that each section will have sectional duration. They can check the overall SBI PO exam pattern 2019 in the table given below.

 

Exam Pattern of SBI PO - Prelims

S No.

Sections

Number of questions

Duration

Total Marks

1

Reasoning Ability

35

20 minutes

 

 

100 marks

2

English Language

30

20 minutes

3

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 minutes

 

Total

100

1 hour

 Mode of examination

SBI PO 2019 prelims exam will be conducted in online mode.

Type of questions

All the questions in SBI PO prelims exam 2019 will be of multiple choice in nature.

Overall and Sectional Duration

Candidates should know that SBI PO 2019 exam will have sectional duration. Each section has been allotted 20 minutes and candidates have to complete the exam within that time allotted to them.

 

Highlights of SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 – Mains (Objective)

Exam Structure

Details

Total number of sections

4

Duration of the exam

3 hours

Sectional duration

60, 45, 40, 35 minutes

Number of questions

155 (MCQs)

Total Marks

200

Negative Marking

One-fourth

 

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 – Mains (Objective)

The SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 mains will have total of four sections carrying 200 marks for 155 questions. All the four sections will have sectional duration. Candidates can check the exam pattern of SBI PO 2019 below.

 Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2019 – Mains

S No.

Name of the test

No. of question

Duration

Total Marks

1

Data analysis and interpretation

35

60

 

 

 

 

200 marks

2

Reasoning & Computer aptitude

45

45

3

English Language

35

40

4

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

35

 

Total

155

3 hours

 

Highlights of SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 – Mains (Descriptive)

Exam Structure 

Details 

Total number of sections

2

Duration of the exam

30 minutes

Number of questions

2 (Letter and Essay)

Total Marks

50

 

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 – Mains (Descriptive)

The descriptive test of SBI PO 2019 will consist of one essay and letter writing for 50 marks. Time allotted to complete the test is 30 minutes.

 Mode of examination

SBI PO 2019 mains exam (objective as well as descriptive) will be conducted in online mode.

Type of questions

As per the exam pattern of SBI PO 2019, the paper will have objective (MCQ) and descriptive questions.

Overall and Sectional Duration 

As per the SBI PO exam pattern 2019, candidates will allotted sectional duration for all the four sections and they need to complete the objective exam in that limited time.

Marking scheme

One-fourth of the marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. There will be no negative marking if the answer is left blank or in other words, candidates will get zero for unattended questions, as per the SBI PO exam pattern 2019.

 

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 – Group Exercises & Interview

Candidates qualifying the SBI PO mains examination will have to appear for group exercises and interview. The group exercise and interview will be conducted for 20 and 30 marks respectively. Candidates must note that the marks obtained in preliminary exam will not be added for preparation of final merit list. The final selection will be done on the basis of marks scored in mains examination and group exercises & interview.

 

Important changes in SBI PO Exam Pattern

  • In 2018, State Bank of India introduced some important changes in the SBI PO exam pattern. From last year onwards, sectional timings was introduced which means each section will have separate timings and candidates will have to finish each section as per the allotted time.

  • Another major change in the exam pattern of SBI PO is there will be no sectional cutoffs. Now, candidates will have to score the overall cutoff marks that will be decided by State Bank of India.

  • Another important change in SBI PO exam pattern was candidates 10 times the number of vacancies will be selected for mains examination.

 

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