SBI PO Main exam pattern changed

SBI PO 2016 pattern
SBI PO 2016 exam pattern changed

State Bank of India (SBI) has changed the exam pattern of SBI PO Main 2016. As per the latest updates available on SBI website, the key highlights are:

  1. The SBI PO Main examination will have the following pattern –
S. No. Subject No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General Awareness about Economy / Banking 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours


The changes in SBI PO Main from the last year are:

(i) Number of questions changed in each section and the total number of question decreased from 200 to 155.

(ii) Time duration increased from 2 hours to 3 hours.

(iii) Sectional time limit has been introduced.

(iv) Till last year, there used to be equal weightage for each question, which is not so now.

  1. The objective online test will be followed by the descriptive online test. The Test is of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks and will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
  1. Those who qualify in the main examination, will be called for next stage – the GD & Interview process. You may note that GD will be of 20 marks, while interview will be of 30 marks.
  1. In final selection, the 225 marks of Main examination and the 50 marks of GD & interview will be normalized to 75 and 25 marks respectively.

View the SBI PO recruitment notification 2016 here.

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