I Reasoning Aptitude (35 Questions)
The level of the Reasoning section will be tough. The questions can be asked from various topics like –
- Puzzle and Circular/Linear/Square Arrangement (3-4 sets of puzzles may be asked in exam)
- Syllogism (Old and New Pattern)
- Coding - Decoding (Old and New Pattern)
- Blood Relations
- Direction sense
- Order and Ranking
II Quantitative Aptitude (35 Questions)
The level of this section will be tough & calculative in solving. The questions can be asked from various topics like –
- Number Series
- Simplification/ Approximation
- Quadratic Equations
- Data Interpretation
- Miscellaneous (Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership,Pipes and Cisterns, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, Probability etc.)
III English Language (30 Questions)
The difficulty level of this section would be of moderate level. The questions can be asked from various topics like –
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test (New and Old Pattern)
- Parajumbles (New and Old Pattern)
- Spotting Errors (New and Old Pattern)
- Sentence Improvement
- Fill in the Blanks
Phase-I : Preliminary Examination:
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:
|Section||No. of Qs.||Max Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||Composite Time of 1 hour.|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.
- : Every section (except English Language) will be available in English as well as Hindi. So if you are more comfortable with Hindi, several types of questions might be easier to attempt in Hindi, than in English.
- : Each wrong answer takes a quarter of the marks assigned to that question from your total. The negative marking is small enough that if you are reasonably sure of an answer, you can take a chance and mark it. But be careful not to overdo it with guesses. Your accuracy could be the difference between selection and disqualification.
- : Each section has an individual cut-off. Besides this, there is also an overall cut off decided by the SBI that you need to cross to move to the next round.
Phase – II: Main Examination: Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.
The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
Results of the candidates who have qualified for GD & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Banks website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.
(A) Essential Academic Qualifications : (AS ON 01/07/2017)
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised College / University. Those who are in the Final year of their Graduation/Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2017
(B) Age Limit : As on 01.04.2017
Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2017 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1987 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)
Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit to Reserved category candidates
Upper age is relaxable by
(i) 3 years in the case of OBC candidates.
(ii) 5 years in the case of : (a) SC/ST candidates. (b) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been releasedon completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completedwithin one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account ofmisconduct or inefficiency or /on account of physical disability or have been releasedon account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment (c)Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989.
(iii) 10 years for VH/OH (Gen); 13 years for VH/OH (OBC) and 15 years forVH/OH(SC/ST) candidates.
NOTE : CUMULATIVE AGE RELAXATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE EITHER UNDER THE ABOVE ITEMS OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER ITEMS.