SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 – Prelims & Mains Detailed Overview


SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020: Dear Achievers, State Bank of India is conducting Online Examination to recruit Probationary Officer Annually.  For that Online Preliminary Exam and Mains Examination will be conducted as part of the selection process. Before facing the examination you must be very clear about the Exam Pattern. Here we have given the SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 candidates preparing for the exam can use this.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 – Selection Process

Selection process of SBI PO 2020 mainly consists of two stages, Online Examination & Interview Process. Online Exam has two phases, namely Preliminary examination and Mains examination + Descriptive Test. Candidates should clear both Online Examination & Personal Interview to get in to Final Selection. We have given the Detailed Overview about SBI PO Exam Pattern for both Prelims & Mains Exam.

Prelims Exam Pattern SBI PO 2020:

Online Preliminary Examination consists of three sections; English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Numerical Ability.

Name of the Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

Short listing for Mains Exam: There is No Sectional Cut off marks for SBI PO Pre Exam, candidates appeared in the Prelims examination will be shortlisted in each category (GEN, OBC. etc) for mains on the basis of aggregate marks secured in the prelims. Approximately calculating 10 times the number from the Total Vacancies in each category will be shortlisted for SBI PO Mains exam from the top scorers in the list.

Negative Marks: Candidates will get +1 mark for each correct answer and -0.25 marks for each wrong answers. No marks will be deducted for the unanswered questions.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2020:

Online SBI PO Mains Examination is one of the challenging examinations for all aspirants. SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern consists of four sections such as Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language & General / Economy and Banking Awareness.  Immediately after completing the Mains Exam, Online Descriptive Test will be conducted, this consists of two questions for 50 marks. Time duration will be 30 minutes for Descriptive Test and you need to type an Essay Writing & Letter Writing on given topic.

Mains Exam Pattern – SBI PO 2020:

Name of the Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
General / Economy and Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Descriptive Test 2 50 30 Minutes
Grand Total 157 250 3 Hours & 30 Minutes

Negative Marks: In SBI PO Mains Examination, Candidates will be deducted with -0.25 marks for each wrong answers. No marks will be deducted for the unanswered questions.

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Interview Process:

Aspirants who cleared SBI PO Prelims & Mains Examination will be invited for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Topic will be given for Group discussion and candidates should share their ideas about the topic. Members from selection panel will monitor the candidate’s performance in GD and provide mark for the same. Total marks for Group Discussion was 20 marks. In Personal interview, panel members will ask from General Knowledge, Banking Awareness & financial awareness. You must be prepared for this and total marks will be 30 for Personal Interview.

Final Selection – SBI PO 2020:

State Bank of India will prepare merit list once a candidate completed the Personal Interview. This Merit list will be prepared based on the marks secured in Mains Examination and Interview. SBI will fix the Cut off marks on the basis of the available vacancies & marks scored by the candidates. Finally the candidates who cleared the Final Cut off will be selected as the Probationary Officer in State Bank of India and SBI will send the Appointment Order to the Candidates.

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