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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 

Preliminary Examination

Event                                                                                                               Date

On-line registration and Modification of Application by candidates  Feb 7, 2017 to March 6, 2017

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

Download of call letters for Preliminary Exam                                               March 15, 2017 onwards

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 onwards

Online Mains Examination                                                                 June 4th, 2017

Mains Examination Results                                                                June 19th, 2017

Group Exercises & Interview

Download of Call Letter for Interview                                                           June 26th, 2017

Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview                                           July 10th, 2017 Onwards

Final Results                                                                                       August 5th,  2017

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

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

Total               100                                          100

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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