SBI PO Selection Process 2021 | How to get SBI Probation officer job in 2021?

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SBI PO Selection Process is divided into three stages – The Preliminary Exam, The Main Exam, and the Personal Interview. The candidates can check the following to understand the selection procedure followed by the SBI.

Stage Exam Type of Exam Mode of Exam Marks/Remarks
1. Preliminary Examination Objective Online 100 Marks
2. Main Examination Objective and Descriptive Online 200 Marks for Objective and 50 Marks for Descriptive Papers
3. Personal Interview Group discussion and personal Interview 50 Marks

SBI PO Selection Process 2021 – Stage wise

Stage1: Preliminary Examination

The stage 1 of the SBI PO Selection Process 2021 will be marked by the Preliminary examination, the duration of which will be 1 hour. Check out the important information about the Preliminary examination –

  • The preliminary examination will be conducted for 100 marks. It will for 1 hour.
  • The exam will consist of three sections namely – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability.
  • The examination will be conducted online.
  • All the sections will have sectional cut off beside an overall cut off.
  • There will also be negative marking which will be equal to ¼ of the marks obtained for the correct answer.

Stage 2: Main Examination

The Candidates who qualify in the SBI PO 2021 Preliminary examination then go on to participate in the Main examination. the main examination can be divided into two parts – Objective and Descriptive parts. The important information about the Main examination are as follows:

  • The Main examination will be conducted for 250 marks. It will for 3 hours. The exam will both be in Objective and subjective in nature.
  • The exam will consist of four sections namely – English Language, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Economics and Banking Awareness.
  • The examination will be conducted online.
  • All the sections will have sectional cut off beside an overall cut off.
  • There will also be negative marking which will be equal to ¼ of the marks obtained for the correct answer.
  • The descriptive paper will be that of the English Comprehension and Language. The candidates will get 45 minutes to solve all the questions in the English Language.

Stage 3: Final Selection  (Personal Interview)

This phase consists of two parts the Group discussion and the Interview. The aggregate marks of the objective tests and descriptive tests of the qualifying candidate will be arranged in descending order for each category. The Chosen number of candidates will be called for group exercise and interview by the bank.

Final Selection Process: Only the marks obtained in the mains examination will be added for the selection and the preliminary marks will not be taken into consideration for this process. The marks of the objective test and that of the descriptive test is being added to the group exercise and interview.

The marks obtained by candidates in the mains examination that is in 200 marks is converted out of 75 marks and the marks of group exercises and interview that is in 50 marks in converted out of 25 marks and then the total marks of the candidate are calculated out of 100 marks. The final list will be declared after the aggregation of converted marks of the written test exam and that of the group exercises and interview for each category. The selection will be made from the top of the merit list of candidate for each category.

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