Tuesday, March 30, 2010

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2010

Pattern for the SBI PO exam which is going to held on 18-04-2010.
It consists of two phases:
Phase I: Written Examination consists of objective and descriptive test:
1)Objective Test:
Sr. No
       Name of the Test
  No. of Questions
Max. Marks
    1.
Reasoning(High Level)
          50
      50
    2.
Data Analysis & Interpretation
          50
      50
    3.
GK/Marketing/Computer
          50
      50
    4.
English
          50
      50

Note: Total of 200 questions are there in objective test with a composite time of 120 minutes. For every right answer you will get 1 mark and for every wrong answer you will lose 0.25 marks. All sections are taken for the merit ranking including English.
How many questions should I attempt in each section?
The below table shows you an example of how many questions should be attempted in order to clear the objective test.
Sr. No
       Name of the Test
No. of Questions
    Time
    1.
Reasoning(High Level)
          35
      35
    2.
Data Analysis & Interpretation
          35
      35
    3.
GK/Marketing/Computer
          40
      20
    4.
English
          30
      30

If you follow the above table you must maintain 100% accuracy. If you’re perfect with the third section then you can attempt 40 questions in 20 minutes, bcoz you don’t need to solve the questions.
2)Descriptive Test:
It would consist of four types of questions namely:
i)Comprehension(1Q)
ii)Letter Writing(1Q)
iii)Essay Writing(2Q)
iv)Precis Writing(1Q)
Total of 5 questions each carries 10marks and total of 50marks for descriptive. You will be given 60 minutes.
Note: You have to score a minimum of 40% in both the test (Objective (in each and every section) & Descriptive) for a general candidate. You have to pass both the tests to qualify for the GD/interview round. The Pattern is same for both PO and PO(Rural Business) and same as SBI Associates PO.
Phase II: GD and Interview.
After successfully qualified in the written exam you will have both GD and Interview. The Marks allocated for GD and Interview is 20 and 30 marks respectively, and for the PO (Rural) the marks are allocated as GD – 10marks, Experience – 10marks and for Interview – 30marks.  In this phase also you have to score a minimum of 40% marks for General candidates. Based on the marks of written examination and GD & Interview your selection is made.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanq for this post.pls provide some information about interview for SBIclerk.thanq varun.

sourabhi said...

hii varun...

thnks a lot for the information... i wanted to ask tht in sbi associate banks po exam.. i cud only 21 ques out of 50 in english section.. rest of the sections were gr8.. do i have the probability to get called for the interview..

Varun said...

Hi Sourabhi,

You would have done more in english.
Chances are low...but see what happens.!!!

Jayant B said...

Thanks Bro,

Can you post the latest method of letter and essay writing...Please

Aniket said...

give the time limits for each section in case of 225 questions
and wat to do for non verbal reasoning and statement assumption nd all tht. pls give some tips

OO said...

thx varun for the information...
im preparing for SBI PO on april 18 and im badly in need of some material for GA. Your blog is really informative and i have a request......do you have a word document where you have all the GK Tests(around 60 ) that you have posted over the last 3-4 months????

TIA,
Raj.

Neha said...

hey varun i hav attempted 41 in REASONING 31 in DI 35 in GK nd 30 in ENG...in SBI Associates xam wid 85-90% of accuracy...nd descriptive was ok...wat r my chances plz tell....I'm General category candidate...

prachi said...

hi varun,
please provide division of GA section as how many ques from gk,marketing n computer.

sourabhi said...

hey varun....

plz do put marketing quiz in ur blog...

Lakysh said...

Hi Prachi,

Gk - 20, Com - 15 and Mark - 15.

or

GK - 25 Com - 15 Mark - 10.

GAURAV VISHNOI said...

Hi, i have a severe question regarding english section in bank po.

As there is more risk of getting answer wrong rather than its being correct.

How should i prepare myself to qualify this section to face upcoming bank po exam.

thanks,

gaurav vishnoi

Varun Reddy said...

Gaurav Vishnoi:

English is the problem for almost 60% of the people who are writing PO's.

Buy a book and keep on practicing every day for a minimum of one month.

prachi said...

pls post some material for preparation of descriptive section

chetna said...

I hav cleared sbi clerical exam ....please guide for interview

chetna said...

I hav attemted 42 ques in maths, around 48 in eng , 45 in reasoning nd 41 in GK with 95% accuracy........do I hope to receive call for interview in SBI ASS PO..........

Anonymous said...

Varun

As you have written in the post that there will be negative marking.But in
the SBI PO notification or in information booklet which we just received there is no mention regarding the negative marking.I request you to tell us whether there will be negative marking or not.

Regards

seemab hussain said...

@1234

I think you have missed out...details about negative marking is very much there in the booklet....refer to page no:5 clause no:14 of the booklet.

RIA said...

tats pretty tough....d gk part... =(
thnx varun