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SBI Bank PO Exams 2018

Online registration for SBI PO 2017 (Probationary Officers)  started from 7th February, 2017 and the exam is going to be organized on 29th & 30th April and 6th & 7th May, 2017 (Preliminary) and 4th June, 2017 (Main). Actual dates of SBI PO exam for the year 2017 has been updated now based on this year’s official notification.

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यदि आप व्यापक पाठ्यक्रम आधारित सम्पूर्ण अध्ययन सामाग्री चाहते हैं, तो डेवलप इंडिया ग्रुप एक ही स्थान पर आपकी आवश्यकताओं को पूरा करेगा। हम आपको प्रतियोगी परीक्षा में सफलता के लिए रणनीतिक तैयारी हेतु मार्गदर्शन भी प्रदान करेंगे। हम पिछले पांच वर्षों के प्रश्नपत्रों के पैटर्न का विश्लेषण करके पूरी अध्ययन सामाग्री को तैयार करते हैं। ताकि अध्ययन सामाग्री के निर्माण में हम सभी महत्त्वपूर्ण मुद्दों को शामिल कर सकें। पिछले कुछ साल की सफलता के विश्लेषण करने के बाद, हम यह कह सकते हैं कि डेवलप इंडिया ग्रुप एक शीर्ष स्तरीय संस्थान है, जहां 70-80 प्रतिशत सवाल हमारी अध्ययन सामाग्री से पूछे जा रहे हैं। यह हमारे लिए बड़ी सफलता है और आप डेवलप इंडिया ग्रुप की व्यापक अध्ययन सामाग्री का अध्ययन कर के अन्य प्रतियोगियों पर बढ़त हासिल सकते हैं।

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Remember these dates

1. Online registration process would be started from 7th February 2017.

2. Online registration process will end 6th March 2017.

3. Date of making payment of application fees/intimation charges 7th February-6th March 2017.

4. Call letters for online preliminary exam will be downloaded 15th April 2017 onward

4.a Date of conducting of pre-exam training 17th April to 22nd April, 2017

5. Date of preliminary exam (online) 29th & 30th April and 6th & 7th May, 2017

6. Preliminary exam result would be available from 17th May 2017

7. Call letter download for Main exam 22nd May, 2017

8. Date of Main exam (online) 4th June, 2017

9. Main exam result will be declared 19th June 2017

10. Interview call letters will be available from 26th June 2017

11. Date of Group exercises & Interview 10th July, 2017 onward

12. Date of releasing of final result 5th August 2017

SBI PO Exam Pattern

PO Exam will be conducted in 3 phases :

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination; Phase 2: Main Examination; Phase 3: Group Exercises and Interview

Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be called to appear for the main exam. Subsequently, those qualifying the mains will be shortlisted for the Group Exercises and interview.

As per the SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017, the preliminary exam will consists of objective tests carrying 100 marks. There will be three sections in the online prelims exam – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English.

The main exam of SBI PO will consist of objective tests for 200 marks followed by a descriptive test of 50 marks.

Descriptive paper of the candidates will be evaluated who will score qualifying marks in the objective tests. 

The Group Exercises will carry 20 marks and interview will carry 30 marks.

The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the main exam and Group Exercises and interview. Candidates can check below for marking scheme, number of questions asked in each section, total marks, number of sections etc. of SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017.

Phase 1: SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2017

Important highlights for the SBI PO 2017 Exam Pattern of the Preliminary Examination are as follows:

The Preliminary examination is an objective type examination where the candidates need to select one correct option out of given four options.

The total mark of the Prelims exam as per SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017 is 100.

For every correct response provided, the candidates would be awarded 1 mark and for every wrong response ¼ mark will be deducted. However, no mark will be deducted for any response.

The test would be conducted online.

The total time allotted is 60 minutes or 1 hour.

The candidates should note that there are three sections in the Preliminary examination which have sectional cutoff which the candidates need to clear. 

Phase 2: SBI PO Main Exam Pattern 2017

The candidates who score above the SBI PO Preliminary Cutoff Score 2017 will be allowed to take the SBI PO Main Exam 2017. The mains Examination will consist of objective tests for 200 marks and descriptive test for 50 marks. Both the objective and descriptive tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of objective test, descriptive test will be administered.

The main examination of SBI PO is divided into two stages:

Objective Test 

Descriptive Test

Objective Test:

SBI PO Main Examination will consist of objective tests for 200 marks and descriptive test for 50 marks.

Both the objective and descriptive tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer descriptive test by typing on the computer.

Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

The objective test will be for 3-hour duration consisting of 4 sections – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language of total 200 marks.

The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

The candidates are required to qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

For every correct response provided, the candidates would be awarded 1 mark and for every wrong response ¼ marks will get deducted. However, no mark will be deducted for any response.

Descriptive Section Pattern:

Along with the objective type question, the main exam will have questions in the descriptive format as well.

Following are the important points to ponder for the written examination :

The descriptive test will be of 30 minutes duration comprising of 50 marks.

The test will be of English Language (Letter Writing and Essay).

The candidates are required to qualify in the descriptive test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Descriptive test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the objective tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

This test will judge the writing skills of the candidates.• The descriptive paper will be conducted for 30 minutes.

Phase 3: Group Exercises and Personal Interview

The candidates who clear the cutoff score for the Main Examination would then be called for a group exercise and personal Interview test where the candidates will have to face an Interview board. The Group Exercise will carry 20 marks and Interview will carry 30 marks. The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category.

An adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises and Interview will be decided by the Bank.

What is Group Exercises in SBI PO?

In the recent notification of SBI PO, it was noticed that, Group Discussion has been replaced by Group Exercises. Now, the candidates must be wondering, what is Group Exercises? Well, under group exercises, a group of candidates work together to perform an activity while being watched by assessors. The assessors will make notes and score the candidates based on their respective contributions to the exercise.

The group exercise can take a variety of forms. Some of those are listed below:

Discuss a general topic or area of current affairs

Debate a work-related problem before finding a solution and presenting it back to the assessors as a group

Complete a task

Common Syllabus

1) English language – Out here, you have to focus specifically on four aspects: Vocabulary, grammar, English usage and reading. Reading comprehension and vocabulary are generally interlinked as synonyms and antonyms asked in the exam are from the passage itself.

2) Numerical ability/ quant aptitude – Within quant, the most important aspects are arithmetic and data interpretation. The questions based on simplification and numerical series also have significant weightage. Besides that, mensuration too accounts for a couple of questions.

3) Reasoning ability – Puzzle test, mathematical inequalities, syllogisms, seating arrangement, blood relations, coding-decoding and input-output are the key topics in this area.However, logical reasoning questions such as: Statement-assumption, statement-argument, statement-course of action and statement-conclusion must not be neglected as well.

4) Computer knowledge – To comprehensively cover all the questions from this area you should study (a) keyboard shortcuts (b) software packages and usage (c) cyber security and security tools (d) abbreviations and acronyms (e) networking fundamentals (f) history of computers and programming languages (g) internet knowledge and protocols (h) basic computer terminology (i) computer hardware.

5) General and banking/ financial awareness – The syllabus of this area generally seems vague to most candidates. However, preparing yourself to handle questions based on the following topics will be of maximum benefit.

General Awareness : (a) New appointments and who is who (b) prizes and awards (c) international summits /conferences (d) government welfare schemes and initiatives (e) sports tournaments (f) science and technology projects (g) books and authors (h) international organisations

Banking/financial awareness : (a) Fiscal and monetary policy announcements (b) macroeconomic indicators (c) Indian banking system (d) regulatory framework (e) banking and financial terms (f) financial market developments (g) banking operations

NOTE : Although SBI clerk preliminary exam (tier-I) will not include areas 4 and 5, yet you must work on them simultaneously with Quant, English and Reasoning. It is so because there will not be much of a time gap between the preliminary exam and the main exam. Moreover, if you have applied for NABARD vacancies, then note that all the five areas will be a part of the preliminary (tier-I) exam.

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1. Comprehensive study notes will cover entire topics mentioned in the Syllabus. 

2. Study notes for prelims exam will be based in “to the point format” and for main exam in the “descriptive format”. 

3. Study notes will divide in many volumes. 

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5. For practice Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will added in the last of each subject. 

6. Each important point will be bold, italic and underline in the entire contents. It will be help to you in reading. 

7. We will also provide you the gist of current affairs. 

8. Practice Papers and test series will also provide you.

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