SBI Bank PO workshop

SBI PO Preliminary Round 1 ….
45 days to SBI Bank PO workshop video:
How to prepare for SBI PO and important areas to concentrate in last few weeks.

SBI PO Syllabus and Important topics – Temperature check
Important areas to work on for SBI PO exam.

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

Stage 1 Prelims
Stage 2 Phase 1 – Objective and descriptive tests, Phase 2 – Group discussion and interview
Stage 3 – GDPI selection

Stage I
Prelims objective test with 100 questions
a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.) – 30 questions
b) Test of Quantitative (Maths) – 35 questions
c) Test of Reasoning – 35 questions

Stage 2
Phase-I consists objective tests for 200 marks and a descriptive test for 50 marks.
The objective test will be an online one.
Immediately after the online objective test, the descriptive Test will follow.

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.

SBI PO 2014 Syllabus :

A) English Language Syllabus :
Reading Comprehension
Faulty Construction
Jumbled Sentences
Close Passages

According to the analysis of previous year question paper there were two Reading Comprehensions one of 15 Questions and another had 10 questions.

Reading Comprehension 15+10 Moderate to Difficult
Faulty Construction 10 Easy to Moderate
Jumbled Sentences 5 Easy to Moderate
Close Passages 10 Easy


B) Logical Reasoning Syllabus :

Directions & Arrangements (Circular Arrangements)
Codes (Sentence Coding)
Critical Reasoning
Analogies (Meaning Based + Logical)
Data Sufficiency
Sequential Output Tracing
Visual Reasoning

Direction & Arrangements 7 Difficult
Sentence coding 6 Easy
Critical Reasoning 10 Easy to Moderate
Syllogism 6 Easy
Analogies 5 Easy
Data Sufficiency 6 Moderate
Sequential Output Training 5 Moderate
Visual Reasoning 5 Easy to Moderate


C) General Awareness Syllabus :
Current Affairs
Computer Awareness

Banking 12-13 Moderate to Difficult
Current Affairs 12-13 Easy to Moderate
Computer Awareness 13 Easy to Moderate
Marketing 11 Easy


D) Data Analysis & Interpretation Syllabus :

Quantitative Aptitude
Line Graph
Pie Charts
Bar Charts

Quantitative Aptitude 10 Easy
Line Graph 7 Moderate
Pie Charts 6 Easy to Moderate
Bar Charts 7 Easy
Tables 20 Moderate to Difficult


(ii) The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration (50 marks) will be of of English Language (comprehension, short precis, letter writing & essay).

Descriptive Section Syllabus :
Letter Writing
Paragraph Writing
Essay Writing
Precise Writing
Reading Comprehension

Letter Writing 10 To a branch to close the  saving account, To friend to attend a seminar on net banking, To a bank for  higher education loan
Paragraph Writing 8 If I were an author, Rural Banking, Impact of autonomy provided to bank
Essay Writing 12 Right to education act, Financial Inclusion, How Technology can help banking sector
Precise Writing 10 Chief Vigilance Officer
Reading Comprehension 10 ATM and its uses

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.

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