SBI PO 2019: Exam Pattern AND Section-wise SYLLABUS


2019-04-23 | Team PendulumEdu

State Bank of India is conducting exam for selection of Probationary Officer. The aspirants can check the official notification where all the details regarding application, application fees, eligibility criteria, vacancies etc. for SBI PO 2019 recruitments are mentioned. This article helps the candidates to know about the exam pattern & syllabus for SBI PO 2019 examinations.

There are three phases in selection of SBI PO:

  1. Phase – I: Preliminary examination
  2. Phase – II: Main examination
  3. Phase – III: Group exercises and interview

SBI PO 2019 examination Phase-I: Preliminary examination

Type of examination

Objective test

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Number of Questions

100

Maximum marks of the examination

100

Exam duration

1 hour

Language of the question paper

English or Hindi

Four sections of the exam

  1. English language-30 questions
  2. Quantitative ability-35 questions
  3. Reasoning ability-35 questions

Marks for correct answer

+1

Negative marking

Yes

Negative marks

-1/4 or -0.25 for 1 wrong answer

(If the candidate leaves any question blank without giving its’ answer, the negative marks will not be deducted  )

 

Marking scheme for SBI PO Phase-I: Preliminary examination

Part

Section

Marks for each question

No. of questions

Maximum marks

Time

1

English language

1

30

30

20 minutes

2

Quantitative ability

1

35

35

20 minutes

3

Reasoning ability

1

35

35

20 minutes

 

Total

 

100

100

60 minutes or 1 hour

Selection criteria for the SBI PO Main exam:

  • Merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by candidates in the preliminary examination.
  • Instead of declaring the cut-off marks, the candidates equal to 10 times the number of vacancies (approx.) are selected for the SBI PO main examination.

 

The detailed syllabus for SBI PO 2019 Phase – I Preliminary examination is as follows:

No.

Subject

Topics

1

English language

  1. Spot the errors
  2. Fill the gaps
  3. Synonyms, Homonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases
  4. Spellings and detection of spelling errors
  5. One word substitutes
  6. Active & Passive voice
  7. Direct & Indirect speech
  8. Jumbled sentences
  9. Chronological orders
  10. Comprehension

2

Quantitative ability

  1. Number systems
  2. Ratio & proportions
  3. Percentage
  4. Profit & loss, business, partnership
  5. Basic algebra
  6. Graphs of linear equation
  7. Basic geometry of 2D & 3D shapes
  8. Area & Volume
  9. Trigonometry
  10. Graphs, Tables, Histogram, Bar-diagram, Pie- charts
  11. Speed, time & distance
  12. Time & work
  13. Permutation & combination

3

Reasoning ability

  1. Coding & decoding
  2. Inequalities
  3. Ordering & ranking
  4. Directions
  5. Distances
  6. Patterns & arrangement
  7. Analogy
  8. Syllogism
  9. Classifications
  10. Blood relations
  11. Input & Output
  12. Data sufficiency
  13. Circular & linear seating arrangements
  14. Scheduling & grouping
  15. Verbal reasoning

 

SBI PO 2019 examination Phase-II: main examination

Mode of examination

Online

Type of examination

Objective test & descriptive test

Type of questions

 Objective test

Descriptive test

Number of Questions

155

2

Maximum marks of the examination

200

50

Exam duration

180 minutes / 3 hours

30 minutes

Language of the question paper

English or Hindi

English

(Hindi will not be applicable for this section)

Sections of the exam

  1. Reasoning & computer aptitude
  2. Data analysis & Interpretation
  3. General awareness (Banking & Economy)
  4. English language

Only two questions:

One for letter writing and another for essay writing

Negative marking

Yes

 

No negative marking scheme

Negative marks

-1/4 or -0.25 of the marks assigned to each of the questions

(If the candidate leaves any question blank without giving its’ answer, the negative marks will not be deducted  )

No negative marks

 

 

 

 

 

Marking scheme for SBI PO Phase-II: Main examination (Objective test)

Part

Section

No. of questions

Maximum marks

Time

1

Reasoning & computer aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

Data analysis & interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

3

General awareness (Banking & economy)

40

40

35 minutes

4

English language

35

40

40 minutes

 

Total

155

100

180 minutes or 3 hours

 

Selection criteria for the SBI PO phase-III examination:

  • Merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by candidates in the preliminary examination.
  • Instead of declaring the cut-off marks, the candidates equal to 3 times the number of vacancies (approx.) are selected for the SBI PO phase III examination i.e. Group exercises and interview from top of the merit list

The detailed syllabus for SBI PO 2019 Phase – II main objective examination is as follows:

No.

Subject

Topics

1

Reasoning & computer aptitude

  1. Fundamentals of computer
  2. Software
  3. Hardware
  4. Microsoft office software (MS word & MS excel)
  5. History of computer
  6. Abbreviations and short forms
  7. News related to android and apple operating systems
  8. Internet
  9. History of computers
  10. Other topics under reasoning aptitude

2

Data analysis & interpretation

  1. Number system
  2. HCF & LCM
  3. Arithmetic operations
  4. Percentage
  5. Ratio & Proportion
  6. Partnership
  7. Profit & loss
  8. Simple & compound interest
  9. Graphs & data sufficiency
  10. Mensuration
  11. Alligation

3

General awareness (Banking & economy)

  1. The current affairs related to Reserve bank of India and other banks
  2. National & international current affairs
  3. News related to sports, art, politics etc…
  4. Economics
  5. Union, state & railway budget
  6. Marketing basics
  7. Marketing strategies
  8. Market management
  9. Advertisements and branding
  10. 4 P’s and 4 C’s of marketing
  11. Product life cycle

4

English language

Same as the English language syllabus of SBI PO Phase – I Preliminary examination

 

For the SBI PO Phase –II descriptive test candidate is asked to write an essay and letter on any topic related to banking, economics, politics, reforms in these fields etc.  Each question carries 25 marks and the writing is to be done on the computer as it is an online test.

SBI PO 2019 examination Phase-III: Group exercises and Interview

Exercise

Marks

Group exercises

20

Interview

30

Total

50

The candidates who have registered under OBC category have to submit a government approved OBC certificate with ‘Non-creamy layer’ clause during interview and GE sessions. If they fail to do so, their interview will be taken considering them in general category.

SBI PO 2019: Final selection

  • A merit list of candidates will be prepared by following scheme:

75 marks from main examination (marks out of 250 are converted to 75)

+

25 marks from GE & interview (marks out of 50 are converted to 25)

  • The marks of preliminary exams are not counted.

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