Today I am going to tell you about the SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018. State Bank of India has recently announced its recruitment notification for Probationary Officers Posts.
SBI PO is one of the most popular and sought after Banking Exam. SBI PO is considered best banking job available in India. The salary and allowances in SBI are much more than any other government or private sector bank for similar post.
SBI PO exam is also considered to be the toughest exam as far as banking exams are concerned. The level of questions asked in SBI PO is quite high and every year a few new type of questions are introduced in the exam. Therefore to qualify SBI PO you need to prepare in a special manner as ordinary preparation may not help you to get through.
SBI PO selection process consist of three stages which are preliminary exam, main exam and group discussion and interview.
In this post I will tell you about the exam pattern of the preliminary exam. Main exam pattern as well as about group discussion and interview I will discuss in next post. So let us now understand about the preliminary exam pattern of SBI PO.
SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018
SBI PO Preliminary Examination will consist of an Objective Test of 100 marks. There will be three sections in this exam. The three section are as under:
- English Language: There will be 30 questions of 30 marks which are to be solved in 20 minutes.
- Quantitative Aptitude: There will be 35 questions of 35 marks which are to be solved in 20 minutes.
- Reasoning Ability: There will be 35 questions of 35 marks which are to be solved in 20 minutes.
Therefore you can see that there will be 100 questions of 100 marks which are to be solved in 60 minutes.
Further, please remember that there will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Latest Changes in SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018
SBI has introduced a few changes in the preliminary exam pattern this year. Following changes have been made:-
- There will be sectional timings in Prelims.
- There will not be sectional cutoffs in Prelims.
- Ratio of candidates selected for SBI PO Mains 2018 will be 1:10.
Key to Success in Preliminary Examination: The key to success in the preliminary examination is speed and accuracy which you can develop through practice only.
Conclusion: As I have told you that SBI PO is most popular banking exam. Every year lacs of students appear in the preliminary examination for very few vacancies. Therefore if you really want to qualify this exam you should start your preparation with proper planning.