State Bank of India (SBI) to Conduct Probationary Officers (PO) Main Exam

Jayita Ekka
Jayita EkkaPublished On: July 21, 2016
Bank PO exam by State Bank of India to be Conducted on July 31, 2016.
State Bank of India (SBI) to Conduct Probationary Officers (PO) Main Exam

The State Bank of India Central Recruitment of Promotion Department, Corporate Centre will conduct the SBI Bank PO exam 2016 on July 31, 2016.

If you are taking the State Bank of India’s PO exam, then you will need to download the SBI Bank PO Admit cards from their official website.

To download SBI Bank PO Exam Admit Card 2016, you should:

  • Click on the link 'SBI PO Main Admit Cards' on the official website of SBI
  • Enter the requisite details & submit it
  • You can view the admit cards on the screen – take a print out
  • The candidates must take a print-out for future reference

SBI Bank PO exam 2016 Paper Pattern:

The paper is divided into Objective Test & Descriptive Test:

Objective TestDescriptive Test
Total of 4 sectionsCandidates who clear The Objective test, will be eligible to appear for this test

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness and English Language

Test will be based on Language (letter writing & essay)
Test duration - 3 hours carrying 200 marksTest duration – 30 minutes carrying 50 marks
Candidates who clear the test will be eligible for Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI)

Total no of attempts for Bank PO exam by SBI:

  • General – 4
  • General (PWD) – 7
  • OBC – 7
  • OBC (PWD) – 7
  • SC/ ST & PWC (for SC/ ST) – unlimited number of tries

Note* - The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on April 18, 2010.

SBI Bank PO Exam 2016

Exam Pattern for Bank PO Exam 2016
Objective TestDescriptive Test
Total of 4 sectionsCandidates who clear The Objective test, will be eligible to appear for this test

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness and English Language

Test will be based on Language (letter writing & essay)

Test duration - 3 hours carrying 200 marksTest duration – 30 minutes carrying 50 marks
Candidates who clear the test will be eligible for Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI)

Important Dates for Bank PO Exam 2016
EventDate
Download of call letter for online Bank PO main examJuly 21 onwards
Online Bank PO main examinationJuly 31
Declaration of Bank PO Main resultsAugust 16
Download of call letter for InterviewAugust 22
Group Discussion and InterviewSeptember 1
Declaration of Final Bank PO resultSeptember 30

Last Minute Tips & Tricks to Crack Bank PO Exam:

  • Focus on topics that you have already covered. Don’t attempt to learn something totally new at this stage
  • Keep a revision time-table and follow it strictly
  • Glance through formulas and difficult problems every alternate day
  • Solve test papers – to calculate time taken in each section, accuracy, strong points etc so that you can focus on them more. But remember, the question paper will cover the entire syllabus, do don’t leave out any subject completely
  • Rate/ rank/ score yourself. Keep targets (for score) and try to reach that
  • The time for group studies is over. Concentrate ion independent study
  • Study a question paper first and decide which sections you will attempt, instead of blindly answering

No-no’s for Bank PO exam:

  • No electronic devices
  • Don’t carry items that are not allowed into the exam hall
  • No calculators allowed in the exam hall

Bank PO exam by SBI exam centres:

Port Blair, Guntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Itanagar, Guwahati, Arrah, Hajiipur, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Rohtak, Shimla, Solan, Jammu, Srinagar, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kavarrati, Bhopal, Indore, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Bhubaneswar, Puducherry, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Jaipur, Gangtok, Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Hyderabad, Agartala, Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi, Dehradun, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata.

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