(Exam Syllabus) State Bank of India (Probationary
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be
conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections
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||No. of Questions
||Composite Time of 1 hour
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by
securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates
in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of
vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.
Phase – II: Main Examination:
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200
marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive
Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing
on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive
Test will be administered.
(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. The candidates are required to qualify
in each of the tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
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||No. of Questions
||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
||Data Analysis & Interpretation
||General/Economy/ Banking Awareness
(ii) Descriptive Test:
The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks
will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are
required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be
decided by the Bank.
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have
scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as
per total marks in Objective Test.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the
Objective Tests. 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. no
answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the
Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in
each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the
Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in
Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
Candidates qualifying for GD & Interview under 'OBC' category
would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the 'Non-Creamy Layer'
clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the 'Non-Creamy
Layer' clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not