Monday, 2 May 2016

[Updated] Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2016 -

with 0 Comment - State bank of India PO Exam 2016 Exam Pattern changed. Here is some news coming from biggest public sector bank of India. Before going in to recruitment of BANK PO, SBI Bank has changed the exam pattern for selection of Probationary officer. So, here we are covering the SBI PO 2016 Exam Pattern

[Updated] Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2016 -

There are some major changes which are made in SBI PO Exam Pattern from earlier one. There is no change in SBI PO Preliminary exam pattern, just changes in Main Examination. Below are highlighted changes in Main Exam pattern of SBI PO 2016;
  • Objective Test (200 Marks)
  • Descriptive Paper Introduced which will have 25 marks of weight age
  • Online Test only.
Earlier, SBI goes with offline despite all IBPS Bank exam was online, but now good news is SBI Bank Exams is also online only. From Online application to tests, everything will be online nothing goes offline expect your job. There is no change in Preliminary Exam Pattern of SBI PO, below is UNCHANGED Exam pattern of SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2016; 

Subject Name No of questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 60 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning ability 35 35
Total 100 100

As you can see, there is no change in Preliminary Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2016. After clearing Preliminary Exam , candidates needs to appear in Main Examination. Below is changed Exam Pattern of SBI PO Main Examination;

Exam Pattern of SBI PO Main Examination

Name of Subject No of questions Marks Duration
Reasoning and Computer 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Awareness (economy banking) 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hrs

Descriptive Test: - Candidates who clears the Objective Test will be allowed to go with 30 minutes of Descriptive test of 25 marks. In Descriptive Test, candidates will be asked questions of Letter Writing and Essay Writing. 

Note: - As you can see, there now time duration for each section; first you need to clear the any specific section than after only you can go to next section of exam. 

3hrs of time is in total but each section got separate time duration which students needs to answer all questions. Candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. 

Group Discussion and Personal Interview

  • Group Discussion: - 20 Marks
  • Interview: - 30 Marks
Final Selection 

The final selection will be based on Main Examination and GD-PI marks. Preliminary exam marks will be not counted in final selection since that test is for qualifying. Below is final selection, minimum marks required to score and much more. 

Exam Name Maximum marks Normalized to
Main Examination 225 75
GD-PI 50 25
Total 275 100

The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion & Interview out of 100 for each category. Hope this new Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2016 is clear for you now. Now let we answer the most awaited question below; 

When will SBI PO 2016 Recruitment will be announced? 

The new recruitment notice of SBI PO will be announced in September, 2016. As right now SBI is busy with Recruitment of 17000 Junior Associates, after finishing that, SBI will announce SBI PO 2016 Recruitment in SEPTEMBER, 2016. Get prepared.  



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