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SBI PO Exam Pattern

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

Name of Tests(Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

Phase-2: SBI PO Mains Examinatio

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

Data Analysis & Interpretationy

35

60

45 minutes

3

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

4

English Language

30

30

40 minutes

Total

155

200

3 hours

 

Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test has a duration of 30 minutes with a maximum score of 50 marks.

 

Phase-3: Group Exercises & Interview

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 

• Age Limit: The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years

Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline

Best books to prepare:

Following are some of the best books to prepare for English:

  • Objective General English by Dr. R.S.Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal from S Chand Publications
  • Objective English for Competitive Exams By Hari Mohan Prasad & Uma Rani Sinha from McGraw Hill Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude Books:
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Advanced Maths for General Competitions by Rakesh Yadav
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S.Aggarwal from S Chand Publications
  • Reasoning Aptitude Books:
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by B.S.Sijwali

 General Awareness Books:Indian Year Book English/Hindi by Publication Division

Manorama Yearbook by Mathew & Mammen Manorama

Computer Awareness Books:

  • Objective Computer Awareness by R. Pillai
  • Computer Knowledge by Shikha Agarwal

 

SBI PO Exam Pattern

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

Name of Tests(Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

Phase-2: SBI PO Mains Examinatio

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

Data Analysis & Interpretationy

35

60

45 minutes

3

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

4

English Language

30

30

40 minutes

Total

155

200

3 hours

 

Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test has a duration of 30 minutes with a maximum score of 50 marks.

 

Phase-3: Group Exercises & Interview

 

SBI PO Cut-Off 

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off

Category

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

OH

VI

HI

Marks

51.50

48.25

43.25

31.25

38.75

42.50

18.50

SBI PO Mains & Final Cut-Off

 

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

OH

VI

HI

Objective Test

40

40

40

50

40

40

40

Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test)

17.5

17.5

17.5

20

17.5

17.5

17.5

Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview 
(Objective + Descriptive Test)

62.5

62.5

79.5

89.25

62.5

88.09

62.5

Total : GE + Interview

18

18

18

20

18

18

18

Total marks secured candidate(Out to 100)

38.95

28.88

40.83

46.59

37.24

46.11

32.95