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The examination will be held in two phases preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

sbi po pre pattern
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.

sbi po mains pattern

Phase – II: Main Examination

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer.
Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for 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.
Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
#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.
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

Phase – III: Group Discussion & Interview

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview.

Final Selection

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.
The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 225 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
important points:
Look at the changes introduced in this examination.,  
1.  Marketing awareness subject is not thee.
2. Reasoning and Computer Knowledge combined in one slot   45 questions and 60 marks-- 60 minutes
3. Data Interpretation -     35 questions   --     60 marks  --                        45 minutes
4. General Awareness about Economy/Banking   --- 40 qns  --      40 marks  --      40 minutes
5. English language                      --                                35 qns    --  40 marks     --- 40 minutes

Total                                                                             155 qns     ---  200 marks   ----    3 hours

2200 vacancies are there in this recruitment.  CANDIDATES -- prepare seriously and ensure success.
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