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SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 (UPDATED) Prelims/Mains, Marking Scheme pdf

SBI PO Exam Pattern

Are you one participant for SBI PO Exam 2019? If want to be employed as Probationary Officer, then plan studies to crack test by referring  SBI PO Exam Pattern  PDF (UPDATED) for Prelims & Mains. Moreover, it covers all details regarding Marking Scheme, type of questions & others.

SBI PO Exam 2019 For Prelims & Mains Date:

State Bank of India is conducting SBI PO Prelims Exam for the post of Probationary Officer across all its branches in India on 08-06-2019, 09-06-2019, 15-06-2019 & 16-06-2019. Hence, selected aspirants will be invited for PO Mains on20-07-2019.

SBI PO Dates 2019:

SBI PO Registration 2019 begins02-04-2019
SBI PO Online  Application Form Ends22-04-2019
Payment of Application Fees/
Intimation Charges
02-04-2019 to 22-04-2019
SBI PO Prelims Exam Admit Card 20193rd week of
May 2019 onwards
PO Preliminary Exam08-06-2019, 09-06-2019,
15-06-2019 & 16-06-2019
PO Prelims Result1st week of July 2019
PO Mains Call Letter2nd week of July 2019
SBI PO Mains Exam 201920-07-2019
PO Mains Result3rd week of August 2019
Group Exercises & Interview Call Letter4th week of August 2019
Conduct of Group Exercises & InterviewSeptember 2019
Declaration of Final Result2nd week of October 2019

Download Updated SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 For Prelims/Mains:

This year, SBI notifies around 2000 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer, also called Management Trainees. In State Bank Of India PO Prelims Exam, questions will be from English Language, Quantitative Ability & Reasoning Ability.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 is having all details concerning nature of questions, marking scheme, section wise time distribution & others. In this article of www.recruitmentinboxx.com, you will get details for SBI Probationary Officer Exam Pattern.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019

SBI PO Selection Process 2019:

  • As per the selection procedure, contenders have to qualify two phases first is preliminary and second one is main.
  • After qualifying in preliminary exam you will be shortlisted for main examination.
  • Candidates who cracks the main exam then he / she will be called for next rounds that are Group Discussion & Interview as per State Bank Of India Probationary Officer Exam Pattern.
  • So, there are 3 phases which are discussed above. You can get complete detail about these three phases at the end of their final selection. Have a look below….
Phase-IPreliminary Examination
Phase – IIMain Examination

§  Objective Test

§  Descriptive Test

Phase – IIIGroup Discussion & Interview (Final Selection)

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SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2019

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2019:

  • SBI PO Pre Exam Pattern states there are Objective type questions in paper.
  • Candidates need to qualify each subject and securing passing marks individually as per latest SBI Probationary Officer Prelims Exam Pattern.

State Bank Of India PO Exam Pattern 2019:

State Bank Of India Probationary Officer Prelims Exam Pattern
Duration of Examination1 hour
Types of questionsMultiple Choice Questions
Maximum Marks100 marks
Total number of questions100 questions
Marking scheme1 mark each for every correct answer
Negative markingQuarter of the marks assigned to the
question will be deducted
Mode of examinationEnglish/ Hindi Language

 SBI PO Pre Exam Pattern 2019

Section-wise Pattern for SBI Prelims 2019:

Section Name       No. of Questions/marks
English Language30/30
Quantitative Ability35/35
Reasoning Ability35/35
Total100 questions

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SBI Prelims Section Wise Time:

Section NameSectional Duration
English Language20 minutes
Quantitative Ability20 minutes
Reasoning Ability20 minutes
Total60 minutes

 SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2019

SBI PO Main Exam Pattern 2019:

  • Objective tests: for 200 marks
  • Descriptive Test: for 50 marks.
  • Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online as per revised SBI Probationary Officer Mains Exam Pattern.
  • SBI PO Main Exam will comprise of 2 parts:
  • For descriptive test, you need to answer by typing on the computer.
  • Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

SBI PO Mains Exam Scheme 2019:

PO Mains Objective Test Pattern:

SectionObjective Test
State Bank Of India Probationary Officer Mains Exam Pattern
Duration of the examination3 hours or 180 minutes
Number of questions155 questions
Maximum marks200 marks
Negative MarkingQuarter of the marks assigned to the
question will be deducted
Mode of examinationHindi and English (Hindi will not be
applicable for English language section)

PO Mains Descriptive Test Scheme:

SectionDescriptive Test
Duration of the examination30 minutes
Number of questionsLetter Writing/ Essay Writing
Maximum marks50 marks
Negative MarkingNot applicable
Mode of examinationEnglish

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Section-wise Pattern for Mains Objective Paper:

SectionTotal Questions/marks
Reasoning & Computer Knowledge45/60
Data Analysis & Interpretation35/60
General Awareness  (Economy & Banking)40/40
English Language35/40
Total155 Questions

Section Wise Distribution of Time:

SectionSectional Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude60
Data Analysis & Interpretation45
General Awareness (Economy & Banking)35
English Language40

 Descriptive Test:

  • This will be included test of English Language typing (Letter & Essay Writing) within 30 minutes of 25 marks.
  • Appliers have to qualify this test with good score which will be decided by organization as per SBI PO Exam Pattern.
  • Candidates who qualify the objective test will be able to appear in the descriptive test.
  • There is a negative marking scheme applicable in both of the Preliminary and Main examination.
  • There is 1/4th deduction of marks against the incorrect answers.

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SBI Group Discussion & Interview For PO:

Contenders who have qualified in both of the examinations that are Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks will be mentioned below in the table.

Exam NameMax. Marks
Group Discussion20

SBI PO Final Selection:

The marks scored in phase II exam will be added to the marks in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list. Candidates are required to qualify both Phase-II and Phase-III separately as mentioned in the below table.

ExamMaximum MarksNormalized to
Main Examination (Tier – II)22575
GD & Interview (Tier – III)5025

Number Of Attempts For Different Categories For SBI PO Exam:

General (PwD)7
OBC (PwD)7
SC/SC (PwD) – ST/ST (PwD)No Restriction

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SBI PO Exam Pattern And Cut Off Marks:

Here we are providing cut off marks which can help you to acknowledge the details about the marks which you have to secure for getting this position.

SBI PO Prelims Overall Cutoff:

CategoryOverall Cutoff Marks (out of 100)

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SBI PO Cutoff Previous Year:

Objective Exam:

Name of SubjectSectional Cutoff
Reasoning Ability6
Data Interpretation and Analysis6
General Awareness10
English Language4

SBI PO Mains Overall Cutoff:

CategoryOverall Cutoff Marks (out of 200)

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Descriptive Exam:

CategoryCutoff Marks for Descriptive (Out of 50)

Minimum marks secured for GD & Interview (Objective + Descriptive test):

CategoryOverall Cutoff Marks (out of 250)

SBI PO Previous Year Final Cutoff:

Total Marks secured by last ranked selected candidates (Out 0f 100) = Written Test (Normalized to 75) + GD & Interview (Normalized to 25)

CategoryOverall Cutoff Marks (out of 100)

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How to download SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019?

Contenders can download SBI PO New Exam Pattern by going behind to the presented guidelines!!

  • First of all aspirants have to visit official website of State Bank of India that is www.sbi.co.in.
  • Then, you have to hit on “Role@SBI” under “Join SBI” tab which is at menu bar of the home page.
  • Now, you have to press “Know More” link under “PROBATIONARY OFFICERS” section to get whole details.
  • Finally, you have to proceed with the suitable link of SBI Associate PO Exam Pattern.

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