Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, is required to register on-line for the Recruitment Process. The examination will be held in two phases preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group Exercises & Interview.
Prospective candidates will have to apply to after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examinations and interview, eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of prescribed application fee/ intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc. and ensure that they fulfil the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.

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SBI PO 2017 Important Dates

Online registration & editing/modification of application

till  6th March 2017 (CLOSED)

Downloading call letters for Online Preliminary Examination

Online Examination – Preliminary  29th & 30th Apr and 6th & 7th May’17
Result of Online Exam – Preliminary  17th May 2017
Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam 22th May 2017 onwards
Conduct of Online Examination – Main  4th June 2017

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SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

The SBI PO Preliminary Examination is expected to be an easy one, Expect questions in the standard of SBI Clerical grade examinations. The detailed syllabus will be like:

English Language:
Reading Comprehension, Spotting Error, Fill in the blank, Para-jumbles, Cloze Test, Sentence Re- Arrangement.

Quantitative Aptitude:
Number Series, Ratio Proportions, Problem on ages, Percentage and Averages, Profit and loss, Mixtures and Allegations, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Probability, Data Interpretation.

Reasoning Ability:
Syllogism, Input-output, Coding-Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Inequality, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning.

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SBI PO Main Exam Syllabus

English Language:

A total of 35 questions are expected, Important areas are Reading comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification of Errors in sentence constructions, Jumbled sentences etc. Expect High standard questions in Comprehension, rest of the questions will be in moderate difficulty.

Reasoning and Computer Awareness:

45 questions will be there in this section also. Expect the difficulty level to be on the higher side for this section. The important areas are Logical Reasoning, Arithmetical reasoning, Analytical reasoning, Series completion, finding missing figures, Completing number and alphabetical series, Analogies/decision making, Puzzle/Seating Arrangement

Data Analysis and Interpretation:

35 questions in this section will be in easy to moderate difficulty level. The following sections are considered important: Data Interpretation and manipulation questions from Charts, Graphs and Diagrams including Line charts, pie charts, bar charts and tabular data. Application level questions from probability and statistics, The data manipulation of these questions will contain of time and distance calculations, BODMAS rule, Calculation of speed and distance, calculation of area, volume, perimeter and application of formulas in algebra, geometry, functions etc.

General Awareness, Economy and Banking Awareness:

In this section, 20 questions each are expected from General Awareness and10 questions each are expected from Economy and Banking Awareness.

SBI PO Descriptive Paper (Paper II) Syllabus:
In this section, expect questions relating to Letter writing (Usually official letters in connection with the normal functioning of a bank branch), Essay and Paragraph writing (Usually related to bank functioning and economy), Precis writing and Reading comprehension.

SBI PO Preliminary (Phase I) Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour (60 minutes) duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:


No. of Questions Total Marks

English Language

            30          30

Quantitative Aptitude

            35          35

Reasoning Ability

            35          35

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SBI PO Main (Phase II) Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Main Exam subjects and pattern are exactly similar to the SBI PO examination held till year 2014. It contains 200 MCQ questions for 200 marks. This test would be of 3 hours (180 minutes) duration consisting of the following topics:


No. of Questions Total Marks

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

             45           60

Data Analysis & Interpretation

             35          60

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

             40          40

English Language

             35          40


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