SBI New Pattern

SBI New Pattern

The SBI PO Exam, tentatively fixed for April-May 2017, will be conducted in three phases i.e.

  1. Online written Preliminary examination
  2. Mains examination and
  3. Group exercises/Interview 

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation ChargesFeb 7, 2017 to March 6, 2017

Group Exercises & Interview

Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates

Preliminary Examination  Date
On-line registration and Modification of Application by candidates Feb 7,2017 to March 6, 2017
Download of call letters for Preliminary Exam March 15, 2017 onward
Preliminary Examination 29th,30th April and 6th & 7th May, 2017
Preliminary Examination Results May 17, 2017
Mains Examination
Download of Call letter for Online Mains Exam 22-05-2017 onward
Online Mains Examination June 4th,2017
Mains Examination Results June 19th, 2017
Download of Call Letter for Interview June 26th, 2017
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview July 10th, 2017 Onwards
Final Results August 5th, 2017
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training April 7, 2017 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training April 17,2017-April 22,2017
Test Structure
A) Preliminary Examination


Sr.No Name of Test Questions Marks Time
1. English Language 30 30 Composite 1 Hour
2. Numerical Ability 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35

There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

You need to qualify in each test by securing the minimum pass marks to be decided by the Bank. The number of candidates to be short listed for the Main Examination will be approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies 

B) Mains Examination

The Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and a Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be held online. The candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, the Descriptive Test will be administered.

Descriptive Test: Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) – 50 Marks, 30 Minutes

NOTE: The Descriptive Test papers 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.

C) Phase – III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

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.

Age Limits: (As on 01.04.2017): Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2017 i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1987 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)

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