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SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017 | PO Prelims & Mains paper pattern pdf download

SBI PO Exam Pattern – State bank of India Probationary Officer exam is being conducted by SBI only. Unlike the IBPS exam which is conducted for various banks.

As you move forward and make your mind that you want to prepare for Bank Jobs. It becomes essential to know the SBI PO Exam Pattern for better preparation.

Is it possible to crack sbi po exam without preparation or knowing exam pattern?

NO, According to me certainly not, unless you are some god and knows everything therefore lets know the exam pattern of sbi po exam.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017

State Bank Of India Exam Pattern 2017 is divided into two parts and discussed separately. First we will discuss SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern and then move to SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern. Meanwhile you can read the full syllabus on below link.

All the candidates who are preparing, please make sure that you are eligible as by SBI PO Exam Eligibility Criteria and read the SBI PO Official Notification carefully.

sbi po exam pattern

Official Website: sbi.co.in

SBI PO Exam is categorized in 3 steps till the final selection.

  1. Step 1: Prelims exam
  2. Step 2: Mains Exam ( Objective + descriptive paper)
  3. Step 3: Group Discussion & Interview

Read the whole post section wise questions, total marks distribution, Time Duration, Number of subject and negative marking for all the steps of exam.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2017-18 (Phase 1)

State bank of India prelims round is first step after you Download the SBI PO admit card. Prelims round consisting of total 100 Questions which you need to solve in 1 Hours. In Preliminary round there is No sectional time for separate section. Highest marks you can score is 100 Marks in prelims exam.

See below chart for total questions and marks section wise.

Section Total Questions Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 Hours (60 Min)
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35

Negative Marking in SBI PO Preliminary Exam:

  • 1/4 marks will be deducted on each wrong answers.
  • No negative marking for unattended questions.
  • You need to qualify for sectional cut off of each section.

SBI PO exam Mains Exam Pattern (Phase 2)

All the candidates who qualify in prelims exam will have to go through sbi po mains exam. Mains exam will be of total 250 marks. Mains Exam is divided into two parts Objective Test (200 marks) and Descriptive Test (50 marks).  Both the parts will be conducte in online mode.

See below chart for total questions and marks section wise.

Objective Test Pattern:

Section Total Questions Total Marks Duration (min)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 min
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 min
General Awareness (Economy/ Banking) 40 40 35 min
English 35 40 40 min
Total 155 200 180 min (3 Hours)

Negative Marking in SBI PO Preliminary Exam:

  • 1/4 marks will be deducted on each wrong answers.
  • No negative marking for unattended questions.
  • You need to qualify for sectional cut off of each section.

Descriptive Test

  • Letter Writing
  • Essay Writing

This is descriptive paper and will test you letter writing and essay writing skills. Descriptive Test will of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks.

GROUP DISCUSSION & INTERVIEW (Phase III)

All the candidates who clear the cut off for both Objective and Descriptive Tests will be tested in one more round which is GD and Interview Process.All the qualified candidates will be called for group discussion and interview. Venue and time will be intimated. Both the section carry separate marks and you need to perform well in both the section.

Section Marks
Group Discussion 20
Interview 30
TOTAL 50

SBI PO Syllabus:

In Separate article we have discussed detailed syllabus of SBI PO Exam. You can just click on below links to read the whole syllabus for prelims exam and Mains Exam. We have also covered the selection process along with syllabus.

SBI PO Exam Syllabus for Preliminary and Mains

That’s all from my side on SBI PO Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains Phase. Please comment if any questions.

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