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Structure of written examination SBI PO 2016

Exam pattern for SBI Probationary Officer 2016

State Bank of India had announced vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers for 2016.

Let’s have a look at the structure of the written examination of the PO 2016 exams by State Bank of India. 

The written examination for SBI PO 2016 consists of two phases. Phase-I is the preliminary exam and phase-II is the main examination. Both the exams are further divided into different sections.

Preliminary Examination (Phase-I)

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.

1. English Language - 30 no. of questions and 30 marks

2. Quantitative Aptitude - 35 no. of questions and 35 marks

3. Reasoning Ability - 35 no. of questions and 35 marks

Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

Main Examination (Phase-II)

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.

a) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 sections for total 200 marks; the Objective Test will have separate timing for every section

i. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 no. of questions; 60 marks and 60 minutes

ii. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 no. of questions; 60 marks and 45 minutes

iii. General/Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 no. of questions; 40 marks and 35 minutes

iv. English Language 35 no. of questions; 40 marks and 40 minutes

Total - 155 no. of questions; 200 marks and 3 hours

b) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). Candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank

Note: Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.