1600+ SBI PO Vacancies Announced; Know Changed Pattern, Syllabus & Preparation Tips

By Silki Joshi

SBI PO 2022 Notification: The State Bank of India has announced the revised SBI PO exam pattern. The candidates going to write the banking exam should go through the official notification to know about the same. Also, the SBI PO exam pattern is divided into three phases, preliminary, mains and interview round.

 
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SBI PO Exam Pattern Revised

  • The bank has removed the sectional cut-off marks for the preliminary and mains examination.
  • The weightage of the General Awareness section has been increased to 60 marks in the SBI PO examination. From this year, the subject is going to have 50 questions and the sectional duration is going to be 45 minutes.

Preliminary Exam

  • The examination is going to be held in the online mode.
  • The questions asked in the SBI PO exam are going to be objective in nature.
  • For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded and a negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable for the wrong answer.
Subject Name Maximum Questions Maximum MarksDuration
English Language 3030 20 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 3535 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 3535 20 Minutes
Total100 100 60 Minutes

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Mains Exam

  • The examination is going to be held in the online mode.
  • The questions asked in the SBI PO exam are going to be objective in nature and the second section will be descriptive.
  • For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded and a negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable for the wrong answer.
SectionName of the Test Maximum questions Maximum MarksDuration

Objective

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 4050 50 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 3050 45 Minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 5060 45 Minutes
English Language 3540 40 Minutes
Total 155200 180 Minutes
Descriptive Paper English Language(Letter Writing & Essay) 250 30 Minutes

Psychometric Test

The last section is the psychometric test and will have two phases, Group discussion and interview round. This section shall be held for 50 marks.

SBI PO Preparation Tips

The candidates going to write the SBI PO examination should adhere to the preparation tips mentioned below.

  • Go through the SBI PO exam pattern and check the subjects, marking scheme, weightage, etc to avoid any confusion.
  • Try to use only standard books to prepare for the examination as they are well versed with the SBI PO syllabus.
  • Stick to a strict routine that provides ample time to study, practice, and revise everyday.
  • Use an SBI PO mock test to get track of the performance, speed, and accuracy for the examination.
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