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Syllabus for Bank Probationary Officer (PO) Exams

SBI PO Syllabus

Syllabus Divided into three parts

1. Phase-I - Written Examination : Combined duration 3 Hrs. (Objective & Descriptive Type Tests -- Max. Marks - 250)

Objective Type Test : (Time : 2 Hours & Marks - 200)

The duration of objective type test will be 2 hours max. marks 200 and will consist of :
  1. Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
  2. Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
  3. Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
  4. Test of Reasoning (High Level)

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

Descriptive Test: (Time 1 Hours & Marks - 50)

The Descriptive Test with 1 hour duration (50 marks) will be of “Test of English Language (comprehension, short précis, letter writing & essay)” The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

2. Phase-II : Group Discussion & Interview : Max Marks - 50 (GD - 20, Interview - 30)

The aggregate marks of objective and descriptive test will be arranged in descending order and the candidate who have qualified in both the written tests will be called for group discussion and interview depending upon the vacancies in each category, subject to maximum of 3 times of the vacancies.

3. Final Selection

The marks of group discussion & interview will be put together and the candidates who secure minimum 40% marks (minimum 35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD) in group  discussion and interview will be considered for final selection. The candidates will have to qualify in Phase I and Phase II separately. Marks obtained by the candidates in Written Test out of 250 marks (maximum) are nomalized to 75 and marks obtained in GD/ Interview out of 50 are normalized to 25, final merit list is arrived at after totalling the normalized marks as above with an aggregate of 100. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Phase I & Phase II marks after normalisation will be aggregated and arranged in descending order (category wise) for candidates who have qualifed in both the phases separetely & depending on the vacancies, selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each catagory. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Phase II and thereafter the list of candidates finally selected will be available on the Banks's website in addition to publication in Employment News / Rozgar Samachar.

Syllabus : - Common Written Examination (CWE)  -  (Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees)

Name of Tests (Objective)  Maximum Marks  Duration
Reasoning 50 Composite
Time of
2 Hours
English Language 40
Quantitative Aptitude 50
General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry)
40
Computer Knowledge 20
Total 200  

The above tests except the Test of English Language and Descriptive Paper on English Composition will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

IBPS reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its website. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information 
Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letters from the authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in

Penalty for Wrong Answers: 

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of  the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If for any question a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as wrong even if one of the given answers happens to be right and there will be the same penalty of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question deducted as penalty. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

 



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