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SBI PO Main Exam 2018 Analysis:

State Bank of India (SBI) has conducted the PO (Probationary Officer) Mains 2018 Online exam on August 4, 2018 in various centres across India. The SBI PO Main Exam 2018 comprised of both objective test of 200 marks and descriptive test of 50 marks. The objective test is conducted for a duration of 3 hours and questions are asked from four sections Data Analysis and Interpretation, English Language, Reasoning and Computer, and General Awareness(with special reference to banking). There is a separate time limit for each section. Descriptive test comprises Letter and Essay writing. SBI PO Main Exam 2018 held on August 4, 2018 was difficult for most of the candidates who faced that exam. Especially English Section comprised of twisted questions with new pattern.

Overall SBI PO Mains Exam 2018 Analysis:

The level of SBI PO Main Exam 2018 quantitative aptitude section questions was moderate to difficult. Many new type questions were asked in English section, which were little bit tough for many candidates.

SECTIONS

GOOD ATTEMPTS

English Language

16-19 questions

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

13-17

Data Analysis and Interpretation

18-22

General Awareness

23-27

TOTAL

77-84

Data Analysis and Interpretation Section Analysis:

This section was quite easy when compared to English and Reasoning Section. Five sets of Data Interpretation was asked, which are:

  • Tabular Missing DI
  • Bar Graph - yearly expenditure of a person was given
  • Caselet - Based on Time and Work pattern
  • Caselet - Venn Diagram - Data related to an online store was given
  • Bar Graph - Data related to calls received and resolved was given in percentages
 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Quantity I, Quantity II

5

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate-Difficult

Data Interpretation

25

Moderate-Difficult

Total

35

Moderate-Difficult

English Language Analysis:

A new pattern of cloze test was introduced where a phrase had to be filled in the given passage with 5 blanks. Two reading comprehensions were asked,  among which

  • one passage was based on the theme of an economist's view of differences between innovation and invention
  • Another passage was entirely based on a new pattern. 5-6 paragraphs were given marked as Statement A, Statement B  and so on..and below the statement marked as bold, its explanation was given. In this passage set, 9 questions asked were based on identifying grammatically correct phrases, such as phrase replacement.

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

14

Difficult

Triple Fillers

5

Moderate-Difficult

New pattern Cloze Test
(Identify the correct phrases to be filled in the given blanks)

5

Difficult

Antonym and Synonym of FIT

1

Moderate

Sentence Completion

5

Moderate-Difficult

Sentence Improvement

5

Difficult

Total

35

Difficult

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Section Analysis:

NO questions were asked from computer aptitude. Questions asked in Reasoning sections were difficult and time consuming. Puzzles and seating arrangement question pattern asked in Reasoning section are:

  • 10 people seating arrangement in Linear Double Line
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Floors + Buildings based puzzle
  • Blood Relation + Age calculation based puzzle
  • Random Arrangement - 3 Variables, Names of persons, their posts and fruits were given
  • Linear Seating Arrangement- 3 Variable, the direction in which the persons were seated was not mentioned.

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles

28

Difficult

Coding Decoding

5

Difficult

Passage Inference

3

Moderate- Difficult

Course of Action

2

Moderate-Difficult

Conclusion based Logical Questions

2

Moderate- Difficult

Decoding based Direction Sense

5

Difficult

Total

45

 

Difficult

40 questions asked from General Awareness section was  moderate. Mostly current affairs of 2018 June and July Months were covered.

Descriptive Test Analysis:

Letter Writing (150 words)

  • Write a letter to the concerned authority expressing your concern over usage of harmful pesticides in fruits and vegetables.
  • Write a letter to your branch manager as you were unable to transfer funds to your friend due to unavailability of UPI services

Essay Writing  (150 words)

  • Measures to be taken to avoid issues during monsoon
  • Bitcoin
  • Decreasing number of researches taken up by students.

SBI PO 2018 Application Form Link Activated:

State Bank of India (SBI) recently activated Probationary Officer (PO) 2018 recruitment Application Form for 2,000 vacancies across India. Candidates who wish to appear for the SBI PO 2018 Exam can now apply for the same from April 21, 2018. The last date for submitting SBI PO 2018 Application Form is May 13, 2018.

Fill your SBI PO 2018 Application Form
Check Official Notification regarding SBI PO recruitment 2018 

About SBI PO EXAM 2018

SBI PO (State Bank of India 2018 - Probationary Officer) exam is the pool of opportunities for Graduates who aims to grab the Bank Job. SBI PO 2018 is one of the largest recruitment drive carried out all over India. This inimitable article unveils the newly updated examination scheme, pattern and syllabus of SBI PO Exam. This is the right time to move heaven and earth for your upcoming SBI PO 2018 Exam. Cracking your SBI PO 2018 Exam will turned out to be a piece of cake with this unique article and our study materials. You can grab crystal clear idea about preparation strategies, time management for each subject, distribution of marks in Subject-wise and topic-wise details from here.

SBI PO VACANCY 2018 DETAILS

Following is the Latest appropriate SBI PO 2018 vacancy list issued by State Bank of India.
 
Vacancies (including backlog vacancies) :
Vacancies Vacancies (PWD)
General OBC SC ST Total LD VI HI Total
1010 540 300 150 2000 27 26 65 118
 
Backlog vacancies detailed below have been included in the above mentioned total vacancies.
 
OBC SC ST Total LD VI HI
---  --- --- --- --- --- 38

Note:- OH - Orthopedically Handicapped
VI - Visually Impaired
HI - Hearing Impaired

SBI PO SALARY 2018

In SBI PO 2018 Official Notification, the basic salary for Probationary officer (PO) is mentioned as Rs. 23,700. But the SBI PO (Probationary Officer) can get 4 advance increments of Rs. 980 which is added to the basic. Hence, the total basic pay of SBI PO is Rs. 27,620 per month.

SBI PO 2018 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Age - Minimum: 21 years and Maximum: 30 years
  • Educational Qualifications - A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply.

SBI PO ONLINE APPLICATION and APPLICATION FEE 2018

In order to grasp SBI PO job, Candidate have to apply for SBI PO 2018 written examination through online mode only. Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable for SBI PO recruitment are:
  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 600 /- for all others

SBI PO 2018 EXAM STRUCTURE

SBI PO selection process comprises of following phases:
1. SBI PO 2018 Preliminary Exam - online mode - Objective Type
2. SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam
-
(i) Objective Test - online mode, and
(ii) Descriptive test (qualifying in nature) - online mode
3. SBI PO Interview

SBI PO 2018 Important Dates:

The tentative SBI PO Exam dates and important dates of all events on SBI PO are as follows:
 

Events of SBI PO Selection Process

Dates

On-line registration including Edit/ Modification of Application by candidates

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Download SBI PO Preliminary Exam call letter

18.06.2018 onwards

Tentative Date SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date

1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018

Tentative Date Declaration of SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result

15.07.2018

Tentative Date Download SBI PO Call Letter for Main Exam

20.07.2018

Tentative Date SBI PO Mains Exam

04.08.2018

Tentative Date  Declaration of SBI PO Mains Exam Result

20.08.2018

Download Call Letter for Interview

01.09.2018

Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview

24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018

Declaration of Final Result

01.11.2018

Dates for Pre-Examination Training for SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Community candidates:

Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training

28.05.2018 onwards

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training

18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018

SBI PO EXAM PATTERN 2018

Phase - I : SBI PO Preliminary Examination - Exam Structure:

SBI PO 2018 Prelims exam is conducted in online mode only. SBI PO Prelims exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions under 3 main sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. Total marks allotted for SBI PO Prelims exam is 100 marks and Total Duration of SBI PO Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour).
 
Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30  
 
 
1 hour
 
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100
 
Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of English Language, will be made available in English & Hindi. In order to attend the SBI PO 2018 Mains exam, Candidates have to qualify in each of the three sections mentioned above, by securing cut-off marks as decided by SBI. 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.
 

Phase - II : SBI PO Mains Examination - Exam Structure

Main Examination will consist of
  • (i) Objective Test for 200 marks and
  • (ii) 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.
 
(i) SBI PO Mains Objective Test:-
 
SBI PO 2018 Mains objective test comprises of 155 multiple choice questions under 4 main sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language. There is separate timing for every section as mentioned below:
 
Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Time allotted for each
Section
(Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness   40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
  Total 155 200 3 hours
 
Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.  If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.
 
(ii) SBI PO Mains Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.
 

Phase - III : SBI PO Interview

Candidates are shortlisted for PO interview based on their SBI PO Mains examination marks only. SBI PO prelims marks are not considered for Interview. In phase III, Group Exercises are conducted for 20 marks & Interview is conducted for 30 marks.
 

SBI PO Syllabus 2018

Grasp Detailed Latest SBI PO Syllabus for both Preliminary and Mains examination. Topicwise updated syllabus is provided for Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, General/Economy/Banking Awareness. 

SBI PO ADMIT CARD 2018

An e-admit card/ hall ticket/ call letter can be downloaded from the SBI official link, which will be updated in Fresherslive page. First, the SBI PO admit card for Prelims Exam is released for those candidates who register for SBI PO examination. And then SBI PO Mains admit card is released for those candidates who qualify for SBI PO 2018 Mains. The Exam Centre, Venue address, Date and Time for both SBI PO Preliminary and main examinations and interview shall be intimated in the respective Call Letter. Link for Downloading Call Letter for your SBI PO Interview will be available in Fresherslive site very soon!

SBI PO RESULT 2018

SBI PO results are released by State Bank of India after completion of each phase of Exam ie., SBI PO Prelims, SBI PO Mains, SBI PO Interview.
After announcement of SBI PO Mains Exam Results, Candidates can check their score @ Fresherslive page. Final merit listing of SBI PO 2018 vacancies is based on SBI PO Mains examination marks + Interview Marks. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II (SBI PO Mains Exam) and Phase-III (SBI PO Interview) separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & 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 Exercises & Interview out of 100 for each category.
 
Final Merit List = Mains examination marks (Converted to 75 marks) + Interview Marks (Converted to 25 marks) = 100 marks
 
The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

SBI PO CUTOFF MARKS 2017

Candidates should secure minimum SBI PO cut off marks decided by SBI for each section as well as for overall marks. Sectional cutoff marks (ie., Cutoff marks for English, Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge) are different for each section as well as different for SBI PO Prelims and SBI PO Mains exam.
 

SBI PO Preliminary Cut Off:

  English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Total
General 8.75 10.25 6.50 51.50
SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC 5.75 7 4 18.50 - 48.25
 
Detailed Overall Cutoff for SBI PO prelims 2017:
 
Category UR (General) OBC SC ST VI OH HI
Overall cutoff to be qualified for SBI PO Mains exam 51.50 48.25 43.25 31.25 42.50 38.75 18.50
 
SBI PO Mains cutoff marks will be available in this page, after State Bank of India announcing SBI PO result.

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