Phase-I consists objective tests for 200 marks and a descriptive test for 50 marks.
The descriptive test will be in the paper/pen mode.
* The Objective Test of 2-hour duration will consist of four Sections with 50 objective test marks each (Total 200 marks).
The breakdown is as follows:
a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.) - 50
b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers - 50
c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation - 50
d) Test of Reasoning (High Level) - 50
The candidates are required to qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks, which will be decided by the Bank.
(ii) The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration (50 marks) will be of of English Language (comprehension, short precis, letter writing & essay).
The candidates are required to qualify in the descriptive tests by securing passing marks, which will again be decided by the Bank.
Descriptive Test papers of only those candidates, who have scored qualifying marks in the objective tests, will be evaluated.
The candidates will be declared as having passed only when they get pass marks (to be decided by SBI) in each section of objective test.
The descriptive test will be held for 50 marks with one hour to test for English language skills.
In this test candidates need to write comprehension, short precis, letter writing and essay for a given topic.
Phase-II: The group discussion will be held for 20 marks after the interview which will be for 30 marks. The candidates who get pass marks in the written test will be called for group discussion and interview.
Phase-III: The final selection will be based on the marks scored in the written test, group discussion and interview. The marks will be converted to 100 and the selection will be made from the top-ranked candidates in each category.
Note: The SBI PO exam 2014 will be held in the month of November 2014 (Tentatively)