SBI PO 2020: The SBI PO notification has not been released yet. The State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO examination to recruit eligible candidates for the role of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most sought after banking jobs in India. SBI is one of the most renowned baking jobs in India as it comes with the brand name of SBI, offers the highest pay scale among all the PSU banks with an abundance of growth opportunities, along with social prestige and respect. This article will give you detailed information regarding the SBI PO exam pattern 2020.
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020
SBI has changed the Exam pattern for the PO Exam. Exam pattern plays an important role in every exam preparation. By analyzing the exam pattern and syllabus the students get to know about the important topics for the respective exam which will make the preparation easier. The SBI PO exam consists of 3 stages namely Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination, Phase-2: SBI PO Mains Examination, Phase-3: Group Exercises & Interview.
The Exam Pattern for SBI PO is as given below:
Stage 1: Prelims Exam
|S.No.||Segment||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 Minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
SBI PO is conducted online as a computer-based test (CBT). It comprises of a toal of 100 questions of one mark each. The total time allotted to the students to solve the paper is 1 hour. The test consists of 3 sections and candidates must clear the cut-off for each section in order to qualify for the main examination.
Stage 2: Mains Exam
|Subject||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 Minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 Minutes|
|General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||35 Minutes|
|English Language||35||40||40 Minutes|
Subjective/ Descriptive Test
|English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||50||30 Minutes|
The SBI PO Main Exam comprises of 157 questions in total which consist of two segments, one os objective and the other is subjective. The objective segment consists of 4 segments which are Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, and English Language. The maximum marks for this segment are 200. Similarly, the subjective segment comprises of Essay and Letter writing(two questions) and the total marks for this section are 50. The candidates are allotted 3 hours for the objective section and 30 minutes for the subjective section. The total duration of the paper is 3.5 hours and total marks are 250.
Stage-3: GD & Interview.
The candidates who qualify in both prelims and mains will be eligible to appear for this stage. The selected candidates will be called for GD and PI by the authorities. The qualifying marks for these rounds will be decided by the authority itself. The group discussion consists of 20 marks and the personal interview round is of 30marks.
Check the SBI PO syllabus here!
SBI PO Preparation
IN order to ace the SBI PO examination, the aspirants need to know the syllabus of the exam and make a proper strategy for each and every topic. The candidates must be aware of their strong and weak areas and make a study plan accordingly. Here are some preparation tips for SBI PO 2020:
- Try to solve previous years papers.
- Stay updated with the exam pattern.
- Keep practising by giving mock tests and make a proper analysis of the tests to know the areas where you lack.
- Be aware of the current syllabus.