Pattern of SBI Probationary Officer Exam 2008
a) Tier Iâ€“Preliminary
Examination: Time 2 Hrs. (combined).
Candidates will be called for an objective type examination. The objective
type examination will consist of i) Reasoning Ability Test, ii) Quantitative
Aptitude, iii) General Awareness/ Computer Knowledge, iv) English Language.
Question paper will be in bilingual form i.e. in Hindi and English except the
test of English language.
b) Tier IIâ€“Main Test:
Time 3 Hrs. (combined)
This will be an Objective and Descriptive type examination. The objective
type examination of 2 hours duration will consist of : i) Test of Reasoning, ii)
Data Analysis and Interpretation, iii) Marketing Knowledge, iv) Test of English
Descriptive type examination will be a test of English knowledgeâ€“Time 60
c) Tier IIIâ€“Group
Discussion & Interview:
Qualifying candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Interview and
have to secure 40% (35% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks i.e. Group Discussion and
Interview put together to be eligible for selection.
Candidates will have to
pass both in Tier II & Tier III for final selection as given above.
Thereafter, Tier II and Tier III marks will be aggregated and arranged in
the descending order and depending on the vacancies; selection will be made from
the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
of the candidates who are finally selected is made available on the SBI website.