SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018- Check Prelims & Main Pattern here


SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018– State Bank of India (SBI) will hold the online examination, named SBI PO 2018 Exam, on 01, 07 and 08 July 2018 where as the main exam will be held on 04 August 2018. Through the SBI PO exam, eligible candidates will be recruited on the post of Probationary Officer in the Bank. SBI PO Application form 2018 is now available online and candidates can apply online till 13 May 2018. The exam pattern of SBI PO 2018 helps the candidates to get the complete view of the examination pattern so that they can prepare well for the exam. The exam duration, total number of questions and total marks along with the different sections have been mentioned in the SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern. Read the article carefully to get the complete details on SBI PO Exam pattern 2018.

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SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018 for Prelims Exam

Phase-I (Preliminary Exam)

  • The SBI PO Preliminary Exam will be conducted in online mode only.
  • The exam consists o3 sections of Objective Tests for 100 marks.
  • Duration of the test would be of 1 hour.
S.No Test Name No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 01 Hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


To qualify the exam, candidates must attain the subject-wise SBI PO cutoff marks, to be decided by SBI. Candidates who qualify the prelims exam will be called to appear in SBI PO Main Exam 2018.

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SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018 for Main Exam-

Phase-II (Main Examination)

  • The Main exam of SBI PO 2018 contains two different parts i.e Online objective Test followed by Descriptive Test.
  • The duration of the objective test is 02 hours
  • Online Test comprises 04 sections, each of 50 marks.
S.No Test Name No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.) 50 50 02 Hours
2  General Awareness, Marketing &Computers 50 50
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 50 50
4 Reasoning (High Level) 50 50
Total 200 200

Part-2- Descriptive Test- The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

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Phase-3 Group Exercises & Personal Interview

The Group Exercises will be of 20 marks & Interview will hold 30 marks. The aggregate marks attained by the qualified candidates, in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be listed in descending order. Candidates who attained the SBI PO cutoff marks, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. Candidates who qualify all the three phases will be finally appointed to the post of Probationary Officer.

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