SBI PO 2015 Preliminary Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI PO 2015 Preliminary Exam Pattern and Syllabus


Dear readers,

As you all are aware, already that State Bank of India has issued the notification, for the recruitment of Probationary officer. Now from 2015 onwards, State Bank of India has changed the exam pattern of Probationary Officer exam.  As per the SBI PO 2015 notification, new pattern will have two - tier examinations Prelim & Main exam.

Many of you have applied and will apply for this exam. A candidate should know the pattern and syllabus of the exam, to qualify and to score good marks. So in order to help in your preparation, we are presenting you the detail pattern and syllabus of the SBI PO Prelim exam.

Selection process consists of three phases:

1. Phase I: Prelim Exam - Objective test - 100 Marks (Total time - 1 hr) 

Note: Prelim Exam will consist of fewer questions and of shorter duration. The marks of Prelims exam will not be considered for preparing the final merit list.

2Phase II: Main Exam - Objective test + Descriptive test

The Objective Test of 2 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks).

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Note: Descriptive Test will be conducted in Online Mode. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

3. Phase - III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

Now let's discuss the pattern & syllabus of the Prelim Exam -

Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: The exam will consists of Objective Tests for 100 marks and of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:

1. English Language - 30 Qs           Marks 30

2. Quantitative Aptitude - 35 Qs   Marks 35

3. Reasoning - 35 Qs                       Marks 35

Note: Candidates have to qualify in each section by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.

Syllabus of the Prelim Exam - SBI PO 2015/16

I. Reasoning - In Reasoning section questions are asked from different topics which are as follows:

1. Syllogism -

2. Seating Arrangement - Circular table and Line (North & South)

3. Puzzle

4. Blood Relation

5. Inequality

6. Data Sufficiency

7. Logical Reasoning

8. Input Output

II. Quantitative Aptitude: In Quant section questions are asked from different topics which are as follows:

1. Number Series

2. Simplification

3. Average

4. Profit & Loss

5. Time & Work

6. Time & Distance

7. Partnership

8. Ratio & Proportion

9. Problem on Ages

Note: One or two sets of Data Interpretation type questions may ask in Prelim exam. - These questions cover different forms of D.I. based on Tables, Pie - Charts, Bar Graphs, etc.

III. English Language: In English Language section questions are asked from different topics which are as follows:

1. Reading Comprehension

2. Spotting Error

3. Fill in the blank

4. Cloze test

5. Para-Jumbles

Note: The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. For each wrong answers, there will be a negative marking of 1/4 marks in both prelim and main examination.

Final Selection: 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) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.

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