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State Bank of India CBO Exam Pattern

SBI CBO Exam Pattern:  State Bank of India Circle Based Officer Exam Pattern Details.

SBI CBO Exam Pattern is of Three Phases – 1. Phase I, 2. Phase II, 3. Phase III.

The selection process consists of Online Test, Screening and Interview.

A) Online Test: Online test will consist of Objective Tests for 120 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.

(i) Objective Test: The duration of objective test is 2 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of total 120 marks. There will be separate timing for every section.

S.No. Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 30 minutes
2. Banking Knowledge 40 40 40 minutes
3. General Awareness/ Economy 30 30 30 minutes
Computer Aptitude 20
30 minutes
  Total 120 120  2 hour


(ii) Descriptive Test: The duration of Descriptive Test is 30 minutes. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for total 50 marks.

There will be no sectional qualifying marks. There is minimum qualifying marks on aggregate
and the minimum qualifying marks will be as decided by the Bank.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There will be no penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests

Sectional Marks will not be maintained for Online Examination.

(b). Screening: Online application and documents of candidates, who qualified in online examination, will be placed before the Screening Committee.

The Screening Committee constituted by the Bank will examine whether the candidates fulfil
the required eligibility criteria of experience. The Committee will match the job profile submitted by the candidates (certified by their existing/ previous employer(s) with whom they
are/were employed) with the job profile of Scale-I Generalist Officer of the State Bank of India. In case their job profile does not match substantially or is different than the job profile of Scale-I Generalist Officer of State Bank of India, then the application of the candidate will be
summarily rejected. Bank may decide the parameters to be adopted as it found suitable for matching the Job Profile of the candidates with job profile of Scale-I Generalist Officer of the
State Bank of India. The decision of the Bank in this regard would be final and binding on all
candidates. No representation or correspondence will be entertained by the Bank in this regard.

Merit list will be drawn Circle wise and Category wise on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Online Test for candidates who fulfil the required experience criteria as decided by the Screening Committee. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the Circle wise and Category wise vacancies, subject to availability of qualified candidates, will be called for interview from the top of the merit list drawn on Circle wise and Category wise vacancies. Mere qualifying in online exam will not vest any right in candidate being called for interview.

(c). Interview:

Interview will consist of 50 marks. Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in
interview to be considered for final selection. The minimum qualifying marks will be decided
by the Bank.

Candidates qualifying for interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC
certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause. Candidates who have registered themselves as OBC but do not submit OBC ‘Non-Creamy layer’ certificate and request for interview under General category will not be entertained.

Final Selection:

The candidates will have to qualify both in Online Test and Interview separately. The marks
obtained in Online Test, both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to
the marks obtained in Interview for preparing the final merit list. Final merit list would be
prepared based on normalization of marks scored in Online Test and Interview with 75:25
weightage respectively.

Marks secured by the candidates in the Online Test (out of 170 marks) are converted to out
of 75 marks and Interview scores of candidates (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25
marks. The final merit list (Circle wise and category wise) is arrived at after aggregating (out
of 100) converted marks of Online Test and Interview. Selection will be made from the top
ranked candidates in merit list prepared on Circle wise and Category wise

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