SBI - P.O.

The State Bank of India Probationary Officer Exam is conducted for all the eligible candidates who wish to work in the management fields in the Banking sector.

The candidates are selected through a written exam which is followed by a group discussion and interview for all the eligible candidates. The exam will be conducted in two phases: the first phase consists of Objective Tests and Descriptive Tests (250 marks). The second phase consists of the Group Discussion and Interview (50 marks).

The written exam consists of Objective Tests (200 marks) in objective type questions on the following 4 sections:

I. English Language: This section contains questions on Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension etc.

II. General Awareness, Marketing and Computers.

III. Data Analysis and Interpretation.

IV. Reasoning (High Level).

The Descriptive Test (50 marks) is a 1 hour test of English Language which consists of questions on Comprehension, Short Precis, Letter Writing and Essay.

The candidates will have to qualify in each section of the paper in order to qualify in the round with the minimum percentage of marks as decided by the Bank on the basis of the collective performance of the candidates in the test.

The marks obtained by the candidates in the Objective and the Descriptive Tests will be converted to out of 75 and marks obtained in the GD and Interview will be converted out of 25 for arriving at the final merit list which is out of 100 for each category. The final selections will be made from the top ranked candidates in each category.