SBI PO 2017 Exam Pattern Changed: Read latest updates in exam syllabus








SBI PO 2017 Exam Pattern Changed: Read latest updates in exam syllabus







SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017 The exam pattern of SBI PO provides insights into the type and the total number of questions asked, the time allotted to take the test, subjects covered and the marking scheme of the exam.
The State Bank of India will be conducting SBI PO Mains Exam 2017 on June 4, 2017 for candidates who have successfully cleared the SBI PO Prelims exam. Call letter for the exam will be released on May 22, 2017, and results will be declared on June 19, 2017.
The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for group discussion and personal interview scheduled July 10, 2017 onwards. The final results will be announced on August 5, 2017. Selected candidates will be recruited to the post of PO/management trainee (MT). The SBI PO examination was conducted in February this year for nearly 2400 PO posts.
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017
State Bank of India has issued the SBI PO Recruitment notification for 2017. This year there are 2403 all India vacancies. This is an excellent opportunity for job seekers. So begin preparing now.

SBI PO Exam Pattern Details

The selection procedure for SBI PO consists of various stages, each of whom will be discussed below. Under the latest SBI PO exam pattern, there are 3 stages.


Stage
Type
Stage I
Preliminary Exam  (Objective)
Stage II
Mains Exam (Objective + Descriptive)
Stage III
Group Discussion and Interview

SBI PO Exam Pattern: Phase I – Preliminary Examination
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.

Name of Test
Number of
 Questions
Total
Marks
Total
 Time
30
30


1 Hour
35
35
35
35
Total
100
100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three Tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. The adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.


Best Books for SBI PO 2017 English Section
High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin
Objective General English by SP BAKSHI
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Best Books for SBI PO 2017 Quant section
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
Magical book on quicker math by M Tyra
Best Books for SBI PO 2017 Reasoning Ability section
A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
SBI PO Exam Pattern: Phase II – Mains Examination
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

Objective Test

Under SBI PO exam pattern, the objective test of 3 hours duration consisting of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank
Name of Test
Number of Questions
Total Marks
Total Time
Reasoning &
45
60
60 minutes
35
60
45 minutes
General/Economy/
40
40
35 minutes
English Language
35
40
40 minutes
Total
155
200
3 Hours




Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. 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 the objective test.

SBI PO Exam Pattern: Negative Marking

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests under SBI PO Exam pattern. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.
If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

SBI PO Exam Pattern: Phase III – Group Discussion & Interview

  • Group Discussion – 20 marks
  • Interview – 30 marks
 SBI PO 2017 – Important Dates (Released)
Sr.
No.
Important Event
Dates
1.
Online registration process would be started from
7th February 2017
2.
Online registration process will end
6th March 2017
3.
Date of making payment of application fees/intimation charges
7th February- 6th March 2017
4.
Call letters for online preliminary exam will be downloaded
15th April 2017 onward
5.
Date of preliminary exam (online)
29th & 30th April and 6th & 7th May, 2017
6.
Preliminary exam result would be available from
17th May 2017
7.
Call letter download for Main exam
22nd May, 2017
8.
Date of Main exam (online)
4th June, 2017
9.
Main exam result will be declared
19th June 2017
10.
Interview call letters will be available from
26th June 2017
11.
Date of Group exercises & Interview
10th July, 2017 onward
11.
Date of releasing of final result
5th August 2017 
11.
Date of downloading of call letters for pre-exam training
7th April, 2017 onward
11.
Date of conducting of pre-exam training
17th April to 22nd April, 2017





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