SBI PO Selection Process 2020, Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern

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SBI PO Selection Process 2020
SBI PO Selection Process 2020

SBI PO Selection Process 2020:

State Bank of India(SBI) released SBI PO 2020 notification on 14th November 2020 a total of 2000 vacancies of Probationary Officers posts in various branches across the nation. In this article, we shared complete details SBI PO Selection Process 2020. The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three-tier process

  1. Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:
  2. Phase-II: Main Examination:
  3.  Phase-III: Interview & Group Exercises

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SBI PO 2020 Notification:

Event  Date
Advertisement date 14/11/2020
Starting of Registrations 14/11/2020
Closure of registration of application 04/12/2020
Payment of Application Fee 14.11.2020 to 04.12.2020
Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters 3rd week of Dec 2020 onwards
Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination 3rd week of January 2021
Download of Main Examination Call letter 3rd week of January 2021 onwards
Phase-II: Online Main Examination 29th January 2021
Declaration of Result of Main Examination 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021
Download of Phase-III Call Letter 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwards
Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises) February/ March 2021
Declaration of Final Result Last week of March 2021
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training 2nd week of Dec 2020 onwards
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training 3rd/ 4th week of Dec 2020

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

SBI PO Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) with a total time duration 60 Minutes. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. There will be no sectional cut-off. The Number candidates selected in prelims approximately 10 times more than the number of vacancies.

 Part Subject Number Of Questions Max Marks Time Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
  Total 100 100 1 Hour

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SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern:

SBI PO Main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.

Objective Test Pattern:

The duration of the objective test is 3 hours and it consists of 4 Sections(English Language, Banking Awareness, Data Analysis & Computer Aptitude  ) of total 200 marks. There will be separate timing for every section. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. In Mains Exam no sectional cut-off.

 Part Subject Number Of Questions Max Marks Time Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
  Total 155 200 3 Hours

Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after the conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer. The duration of the Descriptive Test is 30 minutes. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for a total of 50 marks. The Number candidates selected in prelims approximately 3 times more than the number of vacancies.

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SBI PO Interview:

Candidates qualified in the main exam will be called for the interview merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Phase-II (Main Exam). In Phase 3 of the selection process, there will be a Group Exercises for 20 Marks and an Interview for 30 Marks.

Final Selection Process:

  • Preliminary Examination marks will not be considered for preparing the fine selected candidates list.
  • The marks obtained Main Examination, both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview for preparing the final merit list.
  • The candidates need to qualify in the Main Examination and Interview.
  • The Main Examination (Phase-II) of 250 marks will be converted to 75 marks and Interview (Phase-III) marks will be converted to 25 marks.
  • The final merit list will be prepared based on category and after aggregating converted marks of Phase-II and Phase-III out of 100

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