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SBI PO COACHING IN CHANDIGARH

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About The Courses

STATE BANK OF INDIA PROBATIONARY OFFICERS EXAMINATION

SYLLABUS AND PATTERN
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.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.
  • 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.
  • 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.
AGE RELAXATION
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST): 5 Years
  • Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer): 3 Years
  • Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
  • PWD (SC/ST): 15 Years
  • PWD (OBC): 13 Years
  • PWD (Gen): 10 Years
  • Ex Servicemen: 5 Years

SBI PO 2015 EXAM PATTERN

PHASE-I: PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
The Preliminary Examination consisting of an Objective Test carrying a total of 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

 

Sr Test Name No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
TOTAL 100 100
The candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing the minimum pass marks as decided by the Bank. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the number of vacancies) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

PHASE – II: MAIN EXAMINATION

The Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests carrying 200 marks in all and a Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be conducted online. The candidates will have to answer the Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after the Objective Test is over.
(I) OBJECTIVE TEST
The Objective Test of 2 hours duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:
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 detailed SBI PO syllabi are given later in this article. The candidates need to qualify in each of the Tests by securing the minimum pass marks, as decided by the Bank.
(II) DESCRIPTIVE TEST
The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
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.
PHASE – III: GROUP DISCUSSION (20 MARKS) & INTERVIEW (30 MARKS)
The aggregate marks of the candidates qualifying both the Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test will be arranged in a descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
FINAL SELECTION
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will NOT count towards the final merit list. Only the marks obtained in the Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) to prepare the final merit list.
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.
SBI PO DETAILED SYLLABUS
1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE
This section will contain problems based on
  • 1. Reading Comprehension (10+10 questions)
  • 2. Jumbled Sentences (5 questions)
  • 3. Cloze Passages (10 questions)
  • 4. Error Correction (15 questions)
2. REASONING
The reasoning section is of high level and has problems based on
  • 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)
3. GENERAL AWARENESS + MARKETING AWARENESS + COMPUTERS
This segment presents questions based on
  • 1. Current Affairs (15 questions)
  • 2. Banking Awareness (15 questions)
  • 3. Computer Awareness (10 questions)
  • 4. Marketing (10 questions)
4. DATA ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION
The items commonly found are based on
  • 1. Line graphs (5 questions)
  • 2. Bar chart (15 questions)
  • 3. Pie chart (10 questions)
  • 4. Tables (15 questions)
  • 5. Probability (5 questions)
DESCRIPTIVE TEST
From the 2015 examination onwards, it will be conducted online. The examinees have to type out their answers on the computer keyboard only.
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 Descriptive Test is of a qualifying nature and the candidates have to secure a minimum number pass marks to qualify it. The Descriptive Test papers of only those candidates are evaluated, who have qualified in the Objective Test.
GROUP DISCUSSION AND INTERVIEW

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.

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