Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2023 Prelims
The first stage for SBI PO 2023 Recruitment is the Preliminary Exam, in which the aspirant has to qualify in order to get shortlisted for SBI PO Mains Exam.
-> There will be 3 sections in SBI PO Prelims Exam like any other PO Exam: English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.
-> A total of 100 Objective type questions will be asked in SBI PO Prelims Exam 2023.
-> The duration of the exam is 01 hour (20 minutes for each section).
-> SBI PO Prelims is qualifying nature and marks will not be counted while preparing the merit list.
Penalty for wrong answer: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction will be there in marks
Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2023 Mains
The SBI PO Mains Exam will comprise of Objective & Descriptive Section, which is described below in detail:
-> Objective paper to be completed in 3 hours and descriptive paper in 30 minutes.
-> In the objective part, there will be 4 sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation & General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, and English Language.
-> A descriptive paper will be conducted along with the above-mentioned online test and there will be 2 questions in this paper.
-> Penalty for wrong answer: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in SBI PO Mains Exam. No deduction will be made in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate in the exam.
(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.
(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
Interview Process of SBI PO
A candidate who clears both the Prelims & Mains Exam of SBI PO 2023 will be further called for a GD-PI session wherein they will face a panel of selectors discussing their past experience and questions related to General Knowledge and of the Banking Sector. It is essential for a candidate to clear the Interview Process in order to ensure their final selection in the SBI PO 2023 Exam.
The qualifying marks for this round will be decided by the Bank and the marks allotted to these rounds are: Group Discussion – 20 marks, Interview – 30 marks