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SBI PO Selection Process: State Bank of India Probationary Officer Selection Process Details.

SBI PO Selection Process consists of Three Phases – Phase I, Phase II & Phase III.

Phase I: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows…

S.No. Name of test No. of Questions Marks 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

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

Phase II: Main Examination (Total 250 marks) consisting of Objective Tests (200 marks) and Descriptive Test (50 marks).
(i) The Objective Tests with 3 hour duration will consists of 4 Sections

Sl Name of test No. of Questions Marks 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
5.   Total  155  200  3 hours

(ii). The Descriptive Test of  30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be of “Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)”.

Note: Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

Phase III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

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), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE& Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank’s website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank’s website.

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Responses to “SBI PO Selection Process”

  • Ranjeet Singh says:

    Sir, I am pursuing B.COM 3rd year. Can i apply for this job?

  • Bhumisuta Majhi says:

    I am pursuing B.TECH final year and my age is 20 years. Can i apply for the post of PO in SBI?

  • Rahul Kalra says:

    I have completed Graduation in Distance education. Am i eligible for this post?

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  • Zeenat parveen says:

    Sir, i have completed BA History Honours. Send me banking jobs.

  • Lavanya says:

    I have completed B.E under Electronics and Instrumentation Engg in 2006 and MBA under HR in 2009. My dob is November 8/11/1984. I am OBC category. Am i eligible to apply for this post?

  • Binay says:

    As per the notification the percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/ year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/ optional/ additional optional subject (if any). This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class/ Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only and fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e., 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55% to apply for the post of Probationary Officer in SBI. For other information go through the following URL.

  • kanika says:

    I have secured 47% in Graduation. Can i apply for PO?

  • Praveen says:

    Thanks a lot to this site.

  • prateek says:

    Thanks to this site for giving information.

  • Pooja says:

    @Dharmjeet singh
    As per the notification of SBI passing marks for the post of Probationary Officer will be decided by the Bank. For more details click the following URL:

  • Dharmjeet singh says:

    Sir, i want to know the minimum pass marks in each section of pre and mains exam.

  • Sharin Ahmed says:

    Sir, i want to know that when will get admit card?

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