SBI - Latest Exam Pattern

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Dear Candidates,

State Bank of India (SBI) conducts open recruitments such as SBI Clerk, PO, and Assistant every year. It is one of the most compelling competitive exams to which lacs of candidates apply every year.

If you also intend to pursue your dreams of getting a reputed job in the banking sector, then this article is for you. We have provided detailed information about the SBI Exam Pattern and Syllabus in this article. Consult to the below-given details if you are preparing for the SBI exam, as follows:

SBI - Latest Exam Pattern

In order to pass the exams conducted by the State Bank of India, you have to go through these three stages and pass them all successfully-

  • Phase-I: Prelims Exam
  • Phase-II: Mains Examination
  • Phase-III: Group Exercise / Personal Interview

(1) Phase-I: Prelims Examination

The Preliminary Examination is the very first stage of the SBI Recruitment Exams. Candidates who manage to clear this stage of the recruitment will be eligible to appear for the second stage, i.e. Mains Exam. 

It is conducted in online mode. 

  • A computer is allotted to the candidates appearing for this recruitment test, where they are first shown all the guidelines which are required to be followed. 
  • After which questions appear, to which all candidates have to answer one by one.

Check out the complete exam pattern, as under -

Subjects

Total No. of Questions

  Maximum Marks

Time

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

Total

  100 Qs.

  100 Marks

  60 Minutes

Note:

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

(2) Phase-II: Mains Examination

Only those candidates who have obtained the minimum qualifying marks in the first phase will be called for the second stage of the recruitment process, i.e. Mains Exam.

SBI Mains exam is divided into 2 levels-

  • Paper 1 - Objective Type
  • Paper 2 - Descriptive Type

Note: 

Both the papers are organized on the same day.

Paper-1: Objective Test

The paper-1 of the Mains exam consists of objective-type questions. The questions are asked from four basic subjects, i.e. General English, Computer Knowledge & Reasoning, and Numerical Aptitude, General and Financial Awareness. Papers are set in both English and Hindi languages.

The complete description of the SBI exam pattern is as follows in two ways. For example-

For SBI PO:

Sections

Total Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Limit

General and Financial Awareness

40

40

35 Minutes

General English

35

40

40 Minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 Minutes

Computer Knowledge & Reasoning

45

60

60 Minutes

Total

155Qs.

200 Marks

Hours

Important Notes:

  • The questions asked in the exam are of objective type with multiple choices. (each question has 4 choices, with only 1 correct option)
  • The total duration of the SBI Mains Objective Exam is 3 hours(180 minutes).
  • A total of 155 questions are included in this exam.
  • A negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable for each wrong answer to the question.
  • There will be no negative marking if a question is left blank, that is, no answer is given by the candidate.

For SBI Clerk:

Sections

Total Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Limit

General and Financial Awareness

50

50

35 Minutes

General English

40

40

35 Minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

50

50

45 Minutes

Computer Knowledge & Reasoning

50

60

45 Minutes

Total

190Qs.

200 Marks

Hours 40 Minutes

Important Notes:

  • The questions asked in the exam are of objective type with multiple choices. (each question has 4 choices, with only 1 correct option)
  • The total duration of the SBI Mains Objective Exam is 2 hours 40 minutes (160 minutes).
  • A total of 190 questions are included in this exam.
  • A negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable for each wrong answer to the question.
  • There will be no negative marking if a question is left blank, that is, no answer is given by the candidate.

Paper-2: Descriptive Test

The descriptive paper for the Mains exam begins immediately after the objective test. However, the answer sheet for the descriptive paper is examined only if the candidate has passed the objective test. 

Sections Total Questions Maximum Marks Time Limit
Descriptive Paper 2 Qs. 50 Marks 30 Min

Important Points:

  • The descriptive paper checks the English proficiency of the candidate.
  • The paper is conducted in online mode i.e. the candidate is given a computer, and he has to type the answer.
  • 30 minutes will be given for the paper.
  • This paper consists of 2 questions, i.e. letter writing and essay writing. 
  • Each question carries 25 marks and the question is to be answered in English only.

Conclusion:

Once you get a clear understanding of the exam, it becomes easy to clear the exam with good marks. Today we have provided detailed information related to the exam pattern and syllabus of SBI Exam which includes the Prelims Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview. We hope that this information will be useful to you for fighting the SBI Competition Exam.

For any queries about the SBI exam pattern and syllabus, you can ask us in the comment section.

All the Best!!

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