SBI P.O Exam Pattern/ Syllabus 2015 updated at

SBI P.O  Exam Pattern/ Syllabus 2015 updated at

The State Bank of India Probationary Officer  Syllabus /exam pattern 2015 with written  exam pattern.  New revised pattern  and information  for SBI Po 2015. State Bank of India conducts written examination for Probationary Officer posts.  Recently State Bank of India had issued the notification  for Probationary Officer 2015 written exam. From 2015 State Bank of India had changed  the Probationary Officer exam pattern. Now  there will be three phases instead of two. Phase I  will be screening of non serious candidates to remove the  completion. Phase II  will be main exam consisting  of written as well as descriptive paper. State Bank of India for Probationary Officer 2015 written exam  biggest change is that  descriptive test will be online means  candidates have to type the answers in the computer. Candidates who qualifies phase two are further tested with Group discussion and interview. Dear candidates here we are providing State bank of India Probationary Officer written exam syllabus 2015 based on New exam pattern.

The State Bank of India Probationary Officer Syllabus  with exam pattern – The new revised pattern and detailed syllabus  of SBI PO 2015.  State Bank of India conducts written examination for Probationary Officer posts.

State Bank of India Probationary officer 2015  with Exam Pattern

State Bank of India Probationary Officers  Exam Pattern (New) 2015

Phase I : Preliminary Examination:  Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. Examination test would be  one hour duration consisting of three sections as follows:

Sr. No. Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

The applicants have to qualify in each of the 3 tests by securing  passing marks to be decided by SBI Bank. Adequate number  of applicants in each category as decided  by SBI Bank  20 times of numbers of vacancies subject to availability for main examination.

State Bank of India (SBI)  Syllabus for Probationary Officer Exam 2015

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. Applicants will have to answer descriptive test by typing on computer. After completion of objective test, descriptive test will be administered.

i)  Objective Test:  The Objective test of two hour duration consists of four sections with fifty marks each (there are total marks 200) as follows:

a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc)

b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing and computers

c) Test of Data Analysis and Interpretation

d) Test of reasoning (High Level)

The detailed  State Bank of India Probationary Officer syllabus of each section can be checked from below:

State Bank of India Probationary Officer details of Syllabus of each section can be checked from below.

The candidates  are required to qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks to be decided by State Bank of India.

ii)  The descriptive test of one hour duration with fifty marks will be a test of English Language.

Candidates are required to qualify in each of tests by securing passing marks.

Phase III :  Group discussion  20 marks and interview 30 marks.

Aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both objective tests and descriptive test will be arranged in  descending order in each category. The qualifying marks in group discussion and interview will be as decided by the bank.

Final Selection  :  Marks obtained in Preliminary Examination Phase I  will not be added for section and only the marks obtained in Main examination Phase II will be added to marks obtained in Interview and GD (Phase III) for preparation of the final merit list. Applicant will have to qualify both in Phase II and Phase III separately.  Marks secured by candidates  in written test out of 250 marks  are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group discussion and Interview ( out of 50 marks)  are converted to out of 25.  Final merit list  is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of written exam and group discussion and interview out of hundred for each category and the selection will be made  from  top merit  ranked candidates in each category.

Syllabus of State Bank of India Probationary Officer  exam 2015 officially provided by Bank. Candidates who want to qualify this test should prepare as per the  syllabus given above.

SBI Probationary Officer Syllabus 2015 section wise.
1. English  Language 

Section will have  problems on

1. Reading Comprehension  (10+10)  Moderate to difficult  takes lot of time of find answers from these.

2. Jumbled Sentences (5) Moderate Practice is the key to these types of questions.

3. Moderate close Passages 10.

4. Errors Correction 15 Easy to moderate  You need to know all the English Grammar rules to get better marks from these question.

2. State Bank of India  Probationary Officers  syllabus of Reasoning Section:

Reasoning  section  is of high level and have problems on

1. Input – output (machine coding and decoding) (5) – Difficult
2. Sentence coding (5) – easy to moderate
3. Logical Reasoning (15) – Moderate
4. Syllogism (5) – Moderate
5. Puzzle / Seating Arrangement (10) – Difficult – Time consuming questions
6. Data Sufficiency (5) – Moderate level
7. Directions etc. (5) – easy

3. General Awareness + Marketing Awareness + Computer
Problems on following topics are asked. This section have ques. which are of easy, moderate level. Only better preparation of this section’s topics can make a candidate to score more.
1. Current Affairs (15) – easy to moderate
2. Banking Awareness (15) – easy
3. Computer Awareness (10) – easy
4. Marketing (10) – easy to mod.

4. Data Analysis and Interpretation 

1. Line graphs (5) – easy
2. Bar chart (15) – easy to moderate
3. Pie chart (10) – moderate – difficult
4. Tables (15) – mod.-diff.
5. Probability (5) – Easy-moderate
are asked.

Descriptive Test

From 2015, it will be totally online. Candidates have to type their answers on computer.
Descriptive paper is divided in 5 parts. You need to write descriptive essays on topics like given below. The test carry 50 marks and of 1 hour duration to test candidate’s English language skills.
Letter (10)-Questions on saving account, net banking, education loan etc.
Paragraph (8)-Rural Banking, Impact of autonomy
Precise Writing (10)-Chief Vigilance Officer
Reading Comprehension (10)- ATM and its uses
Essay Writing (12)-Technology, Right to education act, Financial Inclusion
Descriptive test is of qualifying nature. Candidates have to secure passing marks. It is tested of those candidates who qualifies in objective test.

State Bank of India Probationary Officer Syllabus 2015  Phase III Group Discussion and Interview

Group discussion will carry 20 marks and interview will be 30 marks. The applicants who  qualified  in both exam will be called for group discussion and interview.

State Bank of India Probationary Officer Final Selection will be based on marks scored in written exam, group discussion and interview.

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