SBI PO 2019 exam pattern

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019:

The SBI PO 2019 exam pattern details have been mentioned below for both Mains and Prelims exam, the candidates who are appearing in the exam can check the details below:

SBI PO 2019: Exam Pattern Details

The Exam pattern for SBI PO exam is released by the State bank of India every year. The exam comprises a total of 3 levels - Prelims, Mains & Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Those aspirants who are looking forward to the exam have to complete all these 3 rounds. The first two phase -- Phase I (Prelims) and Phase II (Main)  are organized in Online Mode (Computer Based Test).

The first phase -Prelims comprise of MCQ type of questions whereas the second phase  - Mains will be on 2 levels where level 1 will be MCQ’s and Level 2 will have descriptive type questions. Marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in both the exams. The aspirants who qualify both Phases I and Phase II will fulfill the SBI PO eligibility criteria and can appear in GD and Personal Interview for the final SBI PO recruitment process. Every Section is facilitated with Hindi and English Questions except for the English Language test.


SBI PO Exam Pattern  – Prelims (Phase I):

The phase I exam (Prelims) will be held in an online mode and will include 3 sections - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. This is considered as the qualifying examination. The candidates who will clear this paper will be eligible to appear for SBI Mains.

There is negative marking in SBI PO prelims exam of 0.25 marks that is deducted for every wrong answer. State Bank of India has limited the exam time per section to 20 minutes as mentioned below.

The section-wise details are given below:
S.No
Name of Test
(Objective Type)
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Duration

1

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

1 hour

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 – Main exam (Phase II):

Candidates who get the required marks and clear the cutoffs set by State Bank of India can proceed to the second phase of SBI PO 2019 examination. SBI PO 2019 Main Examination will hold Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.

Both these tests will be held in an online mode, therefore, candidates will have to answer the questions on the computer. Directly after the completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be conducted.

(A). Objective Test:

The objective test will be of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for a total of 200 marks. The objective test will have different timings for each section. For every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. The applicants are required to qualify in each of the Tests.

S.No
Name of Test (Objective Type)
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Duration

1

Reasoning and 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

 

Total

155

200

180 minutes

(B). Descriptive Test:

Time time-duration of the Descriptive Test is of 30 minutes for 50 marks. There will be an English Language test (Letter Writing & Essay).

Two questions will be asked in this section - one for Essay writing and other being letter writing. The qualifier is based on passing marks in the Descriptive Test decided by the Bank. Once the SBI PO 2019 Mains Exam is concluded the Merit List will be prepared by SBI. The List will be sorted by highest marks to lowest qualifying marks. Candidates with the Highest Marks will be given priority in GD and Personal Interview.

SBI PO 2019 - Interview (Final Phase)

The Candidate's aggregate marks for qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. An adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank, based on the SBI PO vacancies available, will be called for Group Exercises and Interview.

Candidates who qualify for Group Exercises & Interview under the 'OBC' category are recommended to submit their OBC certificate holding the 'Non-Creamy layer' clause. Candidates who have not submitted the OBC certificate and are urging to be examining under the OBC category will not be entertained.

SBI PO 2019 Exam - Final Score Calculation:

Some basic points on which the final score for the SBI PO exam is calculated are :

  • The preliminary exam marks will not be considered in the final score but are instead taken into account for the Mains Exam.
  • Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and GD/Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
  • The ratio of marks between the Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
  • The applicants will have to pass both the phases separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to 25.
  • After converting aggregate marks of Written Test and Group Exercises & Interview out of 100 for each category, the final merit list is compiled. The selection of the candidate will be done from the top merit ranked.
  • The name of candidates who will be finally selected for the post will be displayed on the official website of the bank.
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