SBI PO 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
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The official SBI PO Exam Pattern has been released by the State Bank of India. The paper pattern varies for each stage. However, it has been similar over the years.
SBI PO Exam is conducted every year to recruit eligible aspirants as Probationary Officers in various SBI branches throughout the country. It is conducted in three phases namely Preliminary, Main and Group Discussion & Interview.
The following article will help candidates have a better understanding of the exam pattern, marking scheme, time limits etc. of SBI PO 2018.
Listed below are some quick facts relating to SBI PO Exam Pattern:-
SBI PO Prelims
SBI PO Mains
SBI PO GD/ PI
Every year, the competition for PO increases by 5%. Hence, it is important for all candidates to be thorough with SBI PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus. The Prelims exam is scheduled in April 2018, while SBI PO Mains is scheduled in July 2018.
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The official dates for SBI PO 2018 will soon be released by the conducting body. Tabulated below are all the important dates that a candidate should keep in mind:
|SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam Date||April 29 & 30, 2018 and May 06 & 07, 2018|
|SBI PO 2018 Result (Prelims)||May 17, 2018|
|Release of SBI PO 2018 Admit Card (Mains)||May 22, 2018|
|SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam Date||June 04, 2018|
|SBI PO 2018 Result (Mains)||July 4, 2018|
|SBI PO Call Letter for Interview will be available from||June 26, 2018|
|Date for SBI PO 2018 Group Exercises and Interview||July 10, 2018|
|Declaration of SBI PO 2018 Final Result||August 05, 2018|
The following table represents the distribution of questions in SBI PO Prelims exam:
|Section Name||No. of Questions||Total Marks|
|Total||100 questions||100 marks|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Simplification, Number System, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Interest, Number series, Data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination|
|Reasoning Ability||Inequalities, Ordering, and Ranking, Directions and Distances, Coding and Decoding, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Line Up, Grouping, and Selection|
|English Language||Fill in the blanks, Reading, and Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Cloze test, Error spotting, Spellings, Phrase Idiom meaning,|
Mentioned below is expected cut off that one needs to score so as to become eligible for Mains Exam.
|Candidate’s Category||Cut Off out of 100 marks|
Candidates who secure the required marks and qualify the cut off will proceed to the second phase of the recruitment process. SBI PO Mains is subdivided into 2 Levels that would held on the same day. The tests are as follows:
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This is the first level in the mains exam. Candidates qualifying the Preliminary examination are eligible to appear for this exam. Listed below are the highlights for Objective Test:
|Section||Total Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration (minutes)|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60|
|Data Analysis & interpretation||35||60||45|
|General Awareness (Economy & Banking)||40||40||35|
|Total||155 Questions||200 Marks||3 hours|
This is Level 2 in the Main Exam of SBI PO. It will commence immediately after candidates are attempting the Objective Test. Listed below are the highlights for SBI PO Descriptive Test.
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|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Inequality, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Verbal Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous topics, Computer Aptitude|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||Bar graph, Line graph, Pie chart (single or double), Tabular graph, Radar chart, Mixed graphs (combination of any 2 of the above), Caselet/ Paragraph DI, Missing graphs|
|English Language||Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Para jumbles, Odd one out/ Theme based questions, Statement and Paragraph completion, Sentence Connectors|
|General Awareness||Current Affairs, Banking / Financial Awareness, Static Affairs|
|Topics for GD/PI|
|Is right to freedom being misused?||Cleanliness should be the fundamental duty of every citizen.|
|What are the merits and de-merits of One Rank One Pension scheme?||What measures should be adopted for avoiding NPA?|
|SBI Merger: Pros and cons?||What do you think about reservations in education and jobs?|
|How is Swaach Bharat Abhiyan currently important for India?|
NSG is the need of the hour for India.
|Rail budget should have merged into general budget much earlier.||Women employment is possible through mass awareness rather than launching programs.|
|Is government just renaming the old schemes?||Wind power Vs Solar Energy?|
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Candidate must follow and understand the points given below to get an idea of how the marking will be done for each phase and its particular section:
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There are numerous benefits of solving a sample paper before sitting for the actual exam. Here are some of the benefits that a candidate can get by solving the sample papers of SBI PO examination:
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Candidate must put all his efforts to prepare for SBI PO. There is no short cut formula to succeed in any examination or test, candidate must dedicate 100% of his or her efforts into the preparation. Make a proper schedule to manage time for studies and other activities.
Candidate must properly organize daily activities and take proper rest too. It is very important to go through previous year exam questions of SBI PO examination and attempt mock tests to get the idea of preparation that has been done so far.
For the convenience of the candidate, here are the tips to prepare for each section of the SBI PO 2018 examination:
Reasoning ability is both required for preliminary test and mains exam, only the level of difficulty varies in both the sections of SBI PO exam. Candidates must be sound with his analytical abilities and practice various questions to exercise reasoning skills.
Candidate must try and focus on the following topics to get better scores in both preliminary test and mains examination:
The section deals with candidate’s ability to attempt aptitude related numerical questions. Quantitative Aptitude section is considered to be one of the toughest sections. To crack this section with great ease, a candidate will need to have thorough practice and some tricks to solve the questions within the stipulated time period.
Candidate must start by solving easy questions with minimum calculations and then bring to use small tricks and strategies to attempt hard questions. Following are the topics to be prepared for this section:
English section is common in both Preliminary Test and Mains Examination of SBI PO examination. It can be calculated as the easiest section of this examination provided candidate has a thorough practice and command over basic concepts of the language as Basic English language and its knowledge is tested in this section. Candidate must continuously practice mock tests to strengthen this section.
Following are the concepts that must be taken care of while attempting English Language section:
To attempt General ability section candidate must be updated with the current affairs and happenings. If a candidate is fully aware of all the surrounding events then this section of SBI PO examination will be easiest to crack. Reading newspaper daily will be an added advantage along with awareness for below-mentioned concerns:
Computer Knowledge Questions asked in SBI PO exam mainly contain questions related to basic knowledge about computer. It is very important to be acquainted with computer related skills and basic theoretical knowledge to fetch good marks in this section.
Candidate can acquire information related to computers by just downloading pdf from the internet with relevant information on the following topics:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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