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SBI PO 2022 Selection Process: Prelims, Main Exam and GD/ Interview

Updated By Vaibhav Bansal on 26 May, 2022 11:59

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SBI PO 2022 Selection Process

The selection procedure of SBI PO 2022 will begin after the declaration of result. The selection of the candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in SBI branches across the country will be done on the basis of the result in:

  • Preliminary exam

  • Mains exam

  • Group Exercises and Interview

For selection process, SBI PO 2022 merit list will be prepared basis the overall performance of the candidates, and depending on the vacancies and merit list prepared, candidates will selected.

The stage-wise selection process of SBI PO 2021 is listed below:

SBI PO Preliminary Examination 2022

  • The first stage of the SBI PO selection process is based on the results of the SBI PO Preliminary Exam.

  • The date of the SBI PO preliminary 2022 exam will be announced soon.

  • It is an online objective test of 1-hour duration.

  • It consists of 3 sections- English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude.

  • Candidates qualifying in SBI PO Preliminary exam will be selected for SBI PO Main exam.

The following table elaborates on the three sections of SBI PO Prelims Exam 2022.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksSectional Duration
English language30 Questions30 marks20 minutes
Quantitative aptitude35 Questions35 marks20 minutes
Reasoning ability35 Questions35 marks20 minutes
Total100 Questions100 marks60 minutes

SBI PO Main Examination 2022

SBI PO Mains examination is divided into 2 sections- objective test and descriptive test. Both sections are conducted online. The objective test has a duration of 3 hours duration and the descriptive test has to be completed in 30 minutes. Candidates qualifying in the SBI PO Main exam 2022 will be selected for Group Discussion and Interview.

The table below explains the structure that will be followed in the SBI PO Mains Examination- Objective Test.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksTime duration
Reasoning and computer aptitude45 Questions60 marks60 minutes
Data analysis and Interpretation35 Questions60 marks45 minutes
General/economy/banking awareness40 Questions40 marks35 minutes
English language35 Questions40 marks40 minutes
Total155 Questions200 marks3 hours (180 minutes)

SBI PO Mains- Descriptive Test 

Candidates may note that the descriptive test would begin immediately after the conclusion of SBI PO Objective Test. The descriptiveTest will consist of the questions based on English Language (Letter Writing and Essay Writing).

  • The descriptive test will also be conducted online.
  • The total marks allotted for the descriptive test is 50 marks and the duration of the test is 30 minutes.
  • Both objective and descriptive test is conducted on the same day.
  • It is important to note that the answer sheet of the descriptive test will be checked for those candidates who qualify in the objective test.

SBI PO Group Discussion and Interview

Candidates will be called for Group Discussion after they qualify through the cut off set by the bank with regards to the SBI PO Mains examination 2022.

  • Group Discussion/Exercise carries 20 marks
  • Personal Interview round carries 30 marks.
  • The final merit list will be based on the marks obtained in Mains and GD/PI round.
  • Prelims score will not be counted in the final merit list. 

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SBI PO 2022 Final Selection Process

The final selection of the candidates will be based on the score obtained in the SBI PO Main Examination and Group Discussion/ Interview session. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks secured in SBI Main and GD & PI. The weightage to written tests and GD/PI is 75% and 25% respectively.

Candidates will be selected only if they successfully pierce through the last 2 stages of the SBI PO selection procedure i.e. SBI PO Main Examination and Group Discussion & Interview Session. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) will be converted to that out of 75 marks and marks secured in Group Discussion and Interview (out of 50 marks) will be converted to that out of 25 marks.

The final merit list will be prepared after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion & Interview out of 100 marks for each category. Candidates from the top merit rank in each category will be selected.

A list of candidates who will qualify in Group Discussion and Interview session will be uploaded on the official website by the Bank. 

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what is the maximum age limit for SBI PO?

-adhyaUpdated on September 21, 2020 09:16 AM
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Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The maximum age limit for SBI PO is 30 years. For more information click on the link mentioned below:-


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