The SBI has changed the Exam Pattern for Probationary Officer
Exam from last year. Now as per the new Exam pattern, the Selection Process of
the Exam consists of 3 phases which are given below:(i) Phase I:
Online Preliminary Examination ( Objective type)(ii) Phase II: Main Exam
(Objective + Descriptive)(iii) Phase III: Group Discussion & Interview
Note: (i) The cutoffs are applied in 2 stages i.e. Sectional
Cutoff and Overall
Cutoff. (ii) For
each wrong answer, 1/4 of the mark will be deducted as
Syllabus of Prelim Exam
Note: In SBI PO 2015 Prelims, Input Output was
The Main Examination consists of 2 parts i.e. Objective Test
and Descriptive Test. And both parts will be conducted online.
(ii) For each wrong answer, 1/4 of the mark will be deducted as
The Computer part includes questions on
various topics such as:
& Interpretation: This section has
questions mainly from Data Interpretation. The various questions
Note: Miscellaneous Questions
are not asked in the Data Analysis & Interpretation.
Reasoning Ability: The Reasoning Questions asked in the Main Examination are of Advanced
level i.e. Statement based questions are asked in large number. Thus the
questions asked are from following topics
Verbal and Non –Verbal reasoning by R
S Aggarwal, book by M
K Pandey (BSC
track by Rajesh
publications), Quantitative aptitude by R
Data Interpretation and Analysis – Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and
Data Sufficiency by Ananta
Awareness – Any Current Affair Monthly
Magazines like Pratiyogita
Service Chronicle etc.
and our GK
Banking Awareness – Our
Banking Drive and Soul of Banking Awareness Series and can also refer to Banking
Awareness of Arihant Publication.
Marketing – Arihant Publications Book or
Kiran Publications Book.
general English by S
P Bakshi, Mirror of Common Error, & Wren
Today onwards, we will be providing articles, quizzes and GK Updates focusing on
the SBI PO Exam.