About The Courses
STATE BANK OF INDIA CLERK EXAMINATION
From the year 2015, the State Bank of India has changed the pattern of its PO recruitment examination. The recruitment process will be spread over three phases. Phase 1 of the procedure will be for screening purposes and the scores obtained DO NOT go towards determining the final merit list. Phase 2 will be the main examination consisting of objective as well as descriptive questions. The final phase will consist of a Personal Interview and Group Discussion, as was the case earlier.
The biggest change in the SBI PO examination is that the descriptive test too will be conducted online i.e. the candidates are required to type out their answers on the computer. Those candidates who qualify Phase 2 are further tested with a Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
- 1. Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.
- 2. Those who are studying in the final year of their academic course/semester may also appear for the examination. If they get selected, they are required to produce their original graduation documents during the interview.
- 3. The candidates must not be below 21 years and must not be above 30 years (born not earlier than 02-09-1984 and not later than 01-09-1993 (both days inclusive)) for the 2015 examination.
- 1. Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST): 5 Years
- 2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer): 3 Years
- 3. Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
- a. PWD (SC/ST): 15 Years
- b. PWD (OBC): 13 Years
- c. PWD (Gen): 10 Years
- 4. Ex Servicemen: 5 Years
|Sr||Test Name||No. of Questions||Max Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||1 hour|
|a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)|
|b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing &Computers|
|c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation|
|d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)|
The candidates are required to qualify the Descriptive Test by securing the minimum pass marks, to be decided by the Bank. The Descriptive Test papers of only those candidates will be evaluated, who score the minimum qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high on the merit list as per their total marks in the Objective Test.
The candidates need qualify the Phase-II and Phase-III separately. The marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and the marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after adding the converted marks of the Written Test and Group Discussion & Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
- 1. Reading Comprehension (10+10 questions)
- 2. Jumbled Sentences (5 questions)
- 3. Cloze Passages (10 questions)
- 4. Error Correction (15 questions)
- 1. Input – output (machine coding and decoding) (5 questions)
- 2. Sentence coding (5 questions)
- 3. Logical Reasoning (15 questions)
- 4. Syllogism (5 questions)
- 5. Puzzle / Seating Arrangement (10 questions)
- 6. Data Sufficiency (5 questions)
- 7. Directions etc. (5 questions)
- 1. Current Affairs (15 questions)
- 2. Banking Awareness (15 questions)
- 3. Computer Awareness (10 questions)
- 4. Marketing (10 questions)
- 1. Line graphs (5 questions)
- 2. Bar chart (15 questions)
- 3. Pie chart (10 questions)
- 4. Tables (15 questions)
- 5. Probability (5 questions)
The Descriptive Test is divided into 5 parts. The test carries 50 marks and is timed for 60 minutes. It is designed to test the candidates’ English language skills. The questions usually pertain to
- 1. Letter (10 marks)
- 2. Paragraph (8 marks)
- 3. Precise Writing (10 marks)
- 4. Reading Comprehension (10 marks)
- 5. Essay Writing (12 marks)
The Group Discussion carries 20 marks while the Interview carries 30 marks. The Final Selection is based on the candidates’ marks in the Written Test, Group Discussion and Interview.