SBI PO Recruitment 2015: Selection Procedure and Examination Pattern

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Last Updated: Wed, Feb 01, 2017 12:59 hrs
SBI PO

The selection procedure for SBI PO 2015 will be split into three stages:

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination: Objective Tests (100 marks)

Objective tests for 100 marks and will be conducted online in the centres given in the admit card. Duration of the test would be 1 hour and consists of 3 sections:

Subject

No. of questions

Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

Composite time of 1 hour

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

 

Reasoning Ablility

35

35

 

Total

100

100

 

Candidates have to qualify in each of these three tests by securing the minimum pass marks (which would be intimated by the bank).

Adequate number of candidates in each category would be shortlisted by the bank for the Main Examination approximately 20 times the number of vacancies subject to availability.

Phase II: Main Examination: Objective (200 marks) and Descriptive (50 marks)

The Main Examination is split into two tests: Objective and Descriptive. Both these tests will be conducted online. Immediately after the Objective test is completed, the Descriptive test, which involves typing out answers will commence.

Objective Test

The Objective test consists of 4 sections of 50 marks each (200 marks in total). The time duration for completing this test is 2 hours. The 4 sections in this Objective test are:

  1. Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension and so on)
  2. Test of General Awareness, Marketing, Computers
  3. Test of Data Analysis and Interpretation
  4. Test of Reasoning (High Level)

Candidates have to qualify in each of these four tests by securing the minimum pass marks (which would be intimated by the bank).

Descriptive Test

The descriptive test is for a duration of one hour for 50 marks. This would be a test of English Language (Letter Writing and Essay)

Candidates have to qualify in the Descriptive test by securing the minimum pass marks (which would be intimated 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.

Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and 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 be entertained.

FINAL SELECTION

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) 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.Results of the candidates who have qualified for GD & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website.

The final list of selected candidates will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.

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