SBI PO Preliminary Round 1 ….
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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
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
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 :
According to the analysis of previous year question paper there were two Reading Comprehensions one of 15 Questions and another had 10 questions.
|AREA||No. OF QUESTION||DIFFICULTY LEVEL|
|Reading Comprehension||15+10||Moderate to Difficult|
|Faulty Construction||10||Easy to Moderate|
|Jumbled Sentences||5||Easy to Moderate|
B) Logical Reasoning Syllabus :
Directions & Arrangements (Circular Arrangements)
Codes (Sentence Coding)
Analogies (Meaning Based + Logical)
Sequential Output Tracing
|NAME||NO.OF QUESTION||DIFFICULTY LEVEL|
|Direction & Arrangements||7||Difficult|
|Critical Reasoning||10||Easy to Moderate|
|Sequential Output Training||5||Moderate|
|Visual Reasoning||5||Easy to Moderate|
C) General Awareness Syllabus :
|Area||NO. OF QUESTION||DIFFICULTY LEVEL|
|Banking||12-13||Moderate to Difficult|
|Current Affairs||12-13||Easy to Moderate|
|Computer Awareness||13||Easy to Moderate|
D) Data Analysis & Interpretation Syllabus :
|AREA||No.OF QUESTION||DIFFICULTY LEVEL|
|Pie Charts||6||Easy to Moderate|
|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||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.