SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017.


SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017

State Bank of India has issued the SBI PO Recruitment notification for 2017. This year there are 2403 all India vacancies. This is an excellent opportunity for job seekers. So begin preparing now.

SBI PO Exam Pattern Details

The selection procedure for SBI PO consists of various stages, each of whom will be discussed below. Under the latest SBI PO exam pattern, there are 3 stages.

Stage Type
Stage I Preliminary Exam  (Objective)
Stage II Mains Exam (Objective + Descriptive)
Stage III Group Discussion and Interview

SBI PO Exam Pattern: Phase I – Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections.

Name of Test Number of Questions Total Marks Total Time
English Language 30 30 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


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.

SBI PO Exam Pattern: Phase II – Mains Examination

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

Objective Test

Under SBI PO exam pattern, the objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Name of Test Number of Questions Total Marks Total Time
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours


Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

SBI PO Exam Pattern: Negative Marking

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests under SBI PO Exam pattern. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

SBI PO Exam Pattern: Phase III – Group Discussion & Interview

  • Group Discussion – 20 marks
  • Interview – 30 marks

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non Creamy layer’ clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the ‘Non Creamy layer’ clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

SBI PO Exam Pattern: Important Note

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), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE& 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 Exercises & 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 Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category.

The selection under latest SBI PO Exam Pattern will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank’s website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank’s website.


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SBI PO Exam: Important Links

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SBI PO Previous Year Question Papers
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