SBI Probationary Officer Exam Pattern, Syllabus 2021

SBI Probationary Officer Exam Pattern, Syllabus 2021


SBI Probationary Officer Exam Pattern, Syllabus 2021: State Bank of India has released the official notification for 2056 Probationary Officer job vacancies. SBI will soon conduct the Written Exam for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) Vacancies. Interested Candidates who are preparing for the SBI Probationary Officer Exam 2021 must read the SBI Probationary Officer 2021 Notification & Exam Pattern Syllabus.


SBI Probationary Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

Organization Name – State Bank of India
Post Name – Probationary Officer Posts
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SBI Probationary Officer Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

Selection Process & Pattern – 

Phase – I – Preliminary Examination
Phase – II – Main Examination
Phase – III – In view of the Social Distancing and safety measures necessitated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd Phase may comprise of (i) Interview only (50 marks) OR (ii) Interview (30 marks) & Group Exercises (20 marks).
Final Selection.

Syllabus – 

Phase – I Preliminary Examination
A preliminary Examination consisting of an Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows.
English Language 30 question, Time – 20 minutes,
Quantitative Aptitude 35 question, Time – 20 minutes,
Reasoning Ability 35 question, Time – 20 minutes,
Total marks- 100
Total Time  – 1 hour

Phase-II: Main Examination:
Main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Tests for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after the conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.
1. Objective Test: The duration of the objective test is 3 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of a total of 200 marks. There will be separate timing for every section.
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude – 45 Question – 60 Marks – 60 minutes
2. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 Question – 60 Question – 45 minutes
3. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 Question – 40 Marks – 35 minutes
4. English Language 35 Question – 40 Marks – 40 minutes
Total Time – 3 hours
2. Descriptive Test: The duration of the Descriptive Test is 30 minutes. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for a total of 50 marks.

Final Selection – The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. The marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Phase-III for preparing the final merit list. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.
Results of the Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Final Results will be made available on the Bank’s website.

Important Links – 

State Bank of India PO Recruitment Notification & Syllabus 2021
Notification & Syllabus >> Click Here

More Details: Before applying for the post, candidates should go through the Syllabus Notice carefully and ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions like Exam patterns & Syllabus, etc.

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