State Bank of India, the biggest bank in the nation is also among the biggest recruiters when it comes to banking sector. SBI PO is a lucrative career option for all the aspirants who wish to join the reputed Government Sector. State Bank of India (SBI) conducts an exam for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officer (PO) for its branches across the country.SBI PO attracts lakhs of candidates every year who carry the same dream of joining this biggest Public Sector Organization. As the brand value of SBI is high and it has a lucrative pay scale, SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity for millions in the Banking sector.
The SBI PO Exam is conducted in 3 phases. The written exam is – Prelims & Mains which are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows: Phase-1: SBI PO 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:
Name of test
No. of Questions
Composite Time of 1 hour
Main Examination: Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
No. of Questions
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis & Interpretation
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
The Descriptive Test has a duration of 30 minutes with a score of 50 marks. This test is conducted to test the writing skills of candidates via Letter Writing & Essay Writing. Penalty for Wrong Answers: The penalty for wrong answers Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams is 0.25 marks. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.
Phase-3: Group Exercise & Interview
The final score for the SBI PO exam is calculated keeping the below points in mind:
Marks secured in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection
Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Phase-3 separately to be eligible
Marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Exam (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. This makes the new total score (Mains + GD/PI) to be 100
The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.
Nationality: Indian citizen Age Limit: 21 to 30 years Educational Qualification: Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Final year students can also apply. Emoluments & Salary Structure:The total compensation per annum on CTC basis would be a minimum of Rs. 7.93 lacs and maximum of Rs. 12.95 lacs depending on the place of posting.
Quantitative Aptitude:Number Systems, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures &Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Surds & Indices, Time & Distance, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Sequence & Series, Permutation Combination & Probability, Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation. Reasoning Ability :Sitting Arrangements, Tabulation, Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Non Verbal Reasoning. English Language :Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Vocabulary, Multiple Meaning Words, Paragraph Completion and New Pattern Questions of various types. Computers :Number System, History of computers, Hardware, Software, Database (Introduction), Communication (Basic Introduction), Networking (Lan, Wan), Internet (Concept, History, Working Environment, Application), Security Tools, Virus, Hacker, MS Windows & MS Office, Logic Gates.Current Affairs :Banks in NEWS, Economy based current affairs, Business NEWS, Agreements, New Appointments, Visits, Government Schemes, Awards and Honors, Summits, Committees, National and International, Obituaries, Reports and Indexes, Books and Authors, Defense, Sports Banking :RBI, Function of RBI, Banking Abbreviations, Banking Regulation Act 1949, Policy Rates, Types of Accounts, NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS ACT 1881, BANKING OMBUDSMAN SCHEME 2006, FINANCIAL INCLUSION, PRIORITY SECTOR LENDING, MONEY MARKET INSTRUMENTS, Capital Market etc.
Classroom Program for SBI PO
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With around 50+ Coaching Institutes situated in all the major cities of the country, Avisiongroup is successfully training students to achieve their dream of clearing Bank Exams since 2010.At Avisiongroup we provide Bank Coaching for exams such as IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI SO, SBI Clerk etc. A group of dedicated faculty and world class course material is provided to students who join our Bank Coaching Institute. Students get to learn from the competitive environment through mocks and other test series. 3 out of 5 candidates enrolled in our classroom program got selected for various Bank Exams last year.
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Video Course for SBI PO
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Test Series for SBI PO
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Avisiongroup provides online test series to students for various exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI SO, IBPS RRB etc. We at Avisiongroup believe that practicing for exam can make all the difference. The online mock test series provided are based on the latest exam pattern and are regularly updated as per the change in syllabus of the exam. Some of the mock tests that we provide are: IBPS PO Mock Test Series, IBPS Clerk Mock Test Series, IBPS RRB Mock Test Series, SBI PO Mock Test Series etc.
Avisiongroup Online Test Series for Bank Exams is the most preferred Online Test Series on web. IBPS PO Mock Test Series and IBPS Clerk Mock Test Series are followed by millions of candidates all across the country. As per a survey last year by IBPS, more than 90% of successful candidates had opted for IBPS PO Online Mock Test Series provided by Avisiongroup.