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SBI PO Recruitment 2016: Step by Step Guide for Selection

May 6, 2016 15:04 IST

    Recruitment of 2200 Probationary Officers (PO) notified by State Bank of India (SBI) recently with 24 May 2016 as deadline for online application @sbi.co.in.  A graduate in any discipline can apply for SBI PO Recruitment 2016.

    The final year students are also eligible to apply for SBI PO Recruitment 2016, however these candidates, if qualified for Interview for SBI PO 2016, will need to produce proof of having passed graduation examination on or before 31 August 2016.

    Jagranjosh brings step by step guide to let aspiring candidates know the completion selection for SBI PO Recruitment 2016 for 2200 posts, for which age limit is 21-30 years for general category candidates. For reserved category candidates, there is reservation as per Government of India rules in SBI PO Recruitment 2016 for SC, ST, OBC and others.

    SBI PO Recruitment 2016: Step by Step Guide for Selection

    Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:  SBI PO Recruitment 2016

    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 as follows:-

    S. No.

    Name of Test

    No. of Questions

    Marks

    1

    English Language

    30

    30

    2

    Quantitative Aptitude

    35

    35

    3

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    35

    Total

    100

    100

    Phase II: Main Examination: SBI PO Recruitment 2016

    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.

    S.No.

    Name of Test

    No. of Questions

    Marks

    Duration

    1

    Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

    45

    60

    60 minutes

    2

    Data Analysis and Interpretation

    35

    60

    45 minutes

    3

    General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

    40

    40

    35 minutes

    4

    English Language

    35

    40

    40 minutes

    Total

    155

    200

    3 hours

    (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 examination)

    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.

    Final Selection in SBI PO Recruitment 2016 for 2200 Posts

    The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained m Main Examination (Phase-ll), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-Ill) 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. Final select list will be published in Employment News and Rozgar Samachar and also on Bank's website.

    Click here to download the SBI PO Recruitment 2016 Official Notifications

    SBI PO Recruitment 2016: Must Know These Things Before Apply for 2200 Posts by 24 May

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