SBI Probationary Officers Exam Pattern 2013 Coaching Institute Classes Center

PHASE-I (Objective & Descriptive Test) 250 marks: The Written test will be objective as well as Descriptive in nature consisting of 250 marks in all.
1) Pattern of Objective Type Test (200 marks):
The Objective test consists of 200 questions in total and includes the following tests.
  • Each section carries 50 questions for 1 marks each.
  • Duration of Objective type exam is 2 hours.
  • There will be penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • Candidates will have to pass in each of the Objective tests separately.The passing marks in each of the tests, to be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level for each category.
Sr. No.Name of the TestMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
2Data Analysis &
3General Awareness,
Marketing & Computers
4Reasoning (High Level)English5050

2) Pattern of Descriptive Test (50 Marks):
The Descriptive Test with 1 hour duration will be of “Test of English Language (comprehension, short precis, letter writing & essay)”. The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Note that Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests.

PHASE-II (Group Discussion & Personal Interview) 50 marks:
  • The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category and thecandidates in the order of merit, subject to 3 times the number of vacancies in each category, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview.
  • The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank
  • The GD round carries 20 marks & interview round carries 30 marks.
  • The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-I and Phase-II separately.
Final Selection Process:
Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks maximum) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks maximum) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion & Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category