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SBI PO 2018 Recruitment New Exams Pattern & Syllabus

SBI PO 2018 New Exams Pattern & Syllabus

SBI PO 2018 New Exams Pattern & Syllabus

State Bank of India is about to release the official notification for the recruitment of probationary officers for the year 2018-2019. As we know last year SBI had released a notification in the month of february of around 2000 vacancies. So, we can expect a similar kind of notification to be released this year around february. SBI PO has huge demand among candidates. Aspirants keep waiting and preparing for this exam. However, SBI being the largest PSU the level of exam is much difficult compared to that of other bank exams. Today we are here to discuss everything about SBI PO 2018. Let's start with the exam pattern.

SBI PO 2018 New Exam Pattern

Candidates willing to appear for SBI PO 2018 will have to go through three phases. i.e. Tier 1 (Prelims) , Tier 2 (Mains Examinations) & Tier 3(GD & Interview)
  • Preliminary Examination - TIER I
    • The online preliminary examination is the first phase of the entire recruitment procedure which will be held for one hour.
    • The paper will consist of 100 multiple choice questions each of 1 marks. 
    • Candidates will have to select one correct answer from the given options. 
    • There is negative marking scheme so for  every wrong answer 0.25 will be deducted from the total marks.
    • The paper will have 3 sections:
      • English Language-30 Questions-30 marks
      • Quantitative Aptitude-35 Questions-35 marks
      • Reasoning Ability -35 Questions-35 marks
    • Those candidates who will be able to secure sectional as well as overall cutoffs in the prelims can sit for the mains examination.
  • Main Examination - TIER II
    • The main examination will be an online examination of 200 marks.
    • On completion of the online examination a descriptive test will have to be given.
    • The objective examination will have sectional timing along with sectional cut off.
    • Candidates can secure 1 marks for every correct answer and 0.25 will be deducted from the total for every wrong answer.
    • The paper consists of 155 questions of 200 marks and the total time duration is 3 hours.
    • This paper will consist of 4 sections:
      • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude - 45 questions-60 marks-60 mintues
      • Data Analysis and Interpretation - 35 questions-60 marks-45 minutes
      • General Awareness - 40 questions - 40 marks-35 mintues
      • English Language -35 questions - 40 marks-40 minutes
    • The descriptive examination will be held for 30 minutes for a total of 50 marks.
    • Candidates are required to qualify the minimum marks to get selected.
    • The papers of those candidates will be checked who have qualified the objective examination.
  • Group Discussion and Interview - TIER III
    • The candidates who will clear the cut off for main examination will be called for Group Discussion and Interview.
The prelims consists of the following syllabus.
English Language: 
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Parajumble
  • Error Correction
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Paragraph Completion/Sentence Completion
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time and work
  • Time and Distance
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Number System
  • Sequence and Series
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series and Numerical Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Input/Output
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relation

The main examination consists of the following sections.
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Parajumble
  • Error Correction
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Paragraph Completion/Sentence Completion
Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Tabular graph
  • Line graph
  • pie chart
  • bar graph
  • data sufficiency
  • missing case DI
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Logical and Verbal Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series and Numerical Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Seating Arrangment
  • Puzzle
  • Scheduling
  • Order and Ranking
  • Decision Making
  • Course of Action
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input/Output
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relation
General Awareness and Banking
The eligibility criteria for the PO exam 2018 is graduation in any of the streams such as B.A, B.Com, BSC, Btech, etc from a University recognized by the Government of India. The candidates appearing for the PO examination should have basic computer knowledge along with state language proficiency. This means they should know how to speak, read and write the local language of the state from where they are applying.
  • The Application fee for PO is 600/- for General and 100/- for SC/ST/PWD.
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