SBI PO 2017 Recruitment FAQs- Vacancies, Syllabus, Exam Date

Dear Readers, In this post we are providing important details related with SBI PO recruitment 2017- Number of Vacancies, SBI PO exam syllabus, SBI PO 2017 exam dates etc. 



1. What are important Dates related with SBI PO 2017 recruitment?
The tentative schedule of events is as follows :
Activity                                                                                             Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination 15-04-2017 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary 29th & 30th Apr and 6th & 7th May'17
Result of Online exam – Preliminary 17-05-2017
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam 22-05-2017 onwards
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 4th June 2017
Declaration of Result – Main 19th June 2017
Download Call Letter for Interview 26th June 2017
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 10th July 2017 onward
Declaration of Final Result 5th Aug 2017
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training 07-04-2017 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 17-04-2017 to 22-04-2017

2. How many vacancies are there?
The number of vacancies are 2403 for SBI PO 2017. Click on the image below to view the complete break up of vacancies.


3. What is the Mode of Examination?
Ans- Mode of examination is online

4. What is Education Qualification required for this recruitment?
Ans-  Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 01.07.2017) Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation 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. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2017. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

5. What is minimum and maximum age criteria for this recruitment?
Ans-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)
Note- Relaxation as per category norms

6. What is application fee for this recruitment?
Ans- Application Fee : SC/ST/PWD Candidates have to pay Rs.100/- and
Rs. 600/- for General and Others
through online mode of fee collection i.e. Internet Banking, Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ Master Card/ Maestro), Credit Cards, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.


7. What is exam structure for SBI PO recruitment 2017?
Ans-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:

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. (I) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The c

(ii) 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:Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks) The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview under 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained. Final Selection 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), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE& 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 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. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

8. Is there a criterion for negative marking?
Ans-There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.


9. What is the syllabus of SBI PO 2017 recruitment
Ans-SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2017-2018
1. Quantitative Aptitude
2. Reasoning Ability
3. English Language

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2017-2018
1. Reasoning
2. Data Interpretation
3. General Awareness
4. Banking Awareness
5. English
6. Computer

SBI PO Examination Syllabus In Detail

Syllabus of Reasoning:-
1. Seating Arrangement
2. Input Output
3. Number series
4. Coding and decoding
5. Syllogism
6. Data Sufficiency
7. Passage and conclusion
8. Inequality or Decision Making
9. Puzzle
10. Statement and Argument
11. Logical Reasoning
12. Blood Relation
13. Order and Ranking
14. Making Judgement

Reasoning Preparation Tips:
a. Local Reasoning : 2 Expected Questions
b. Blood Relation : 3 Expected Questions
c. Statement & Argument: 3 Expected Questions
d. Order And Ranking: 3 Expected Questions
e. Coding Decoding: 3 Expected Questions
f. Data Sufficient: 3 Expected Questions
g. Making Judgments : 4 Expected Questions
h. Passage & Conclusion : 4 Expected Questions
i. Input Output 5 Expected Questions
j. Seating Arrangement : 5 Expected Questions
k. Number Series : 5 Expected Questions
l. Puzzle : 10 Expected Questions

Arithmetic Syllabus:
1. Statement – Conclusions
2. Logical Venn Diagrams
3. Data Sufficiency
4. Statement – Arguments
5. Number, Ranking & Time Sequence
6. Clocks & Calendars
7. Logical Sequence of Words
8. Inserting The Missing Character
9. Coding-Decoding
10. Arithmetical Reasoning
11. Series Completion
12. Deriving Conclusions from Passages
13. Mathematical Operations
14. Eligibility Test
15. Logic
16. Alphabet Test
17. Direction Sense Test
18. Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle
19. Situation Reaction test
20. Theme Detection
21. Analogy

Syllabus of Data Interpretation:
1. Bar Graphs
2. Line Graphs
3. Data Analysis
4. Tables
5. Pie – Charts
6. Case lets
7. Probability & series
8. Combined data sets

Syllabus Of English:
1. Reading Comprehension
2. Fill in the blank
3. Spotting Error
4. Para Zumbles
5. Cloze test

English Preparation Tips:
a. Spotting Errors : 5 Expected Questions
b. Para Jumble : 5 Expected Questions
c. Cloze Test : 10 Expected Questions
d. Fill in the Blanks : 10 Expected Questions
e. Reading Comprehension : 20 Expected Questions

Syllabus Of Computer:
1. Basic of Computer
2. Generation’s of Computer
3. Hardware and software
4. Operating system
5. MS Word and MS Excel
6. PowerPoint
7. Short forms of Windows, and other Applications
8. The internet
9. Latest News about computer Technology

Syllabus Of General Awareness:
1. Banking Awareness
2. News related to Reserve Bank of India
3. Economics news
4. Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget)
5. Current Affairs – In this field Questions from various fields like a- National, International, Awards, Sports, Defence, Summits, Appointment, books author & etc.

SBI PO Descriptive Examination Syllabus 2017-2018:
1. Essay writing
2. Precise writing
3. Letter writing
Also Read- SBI PO 2017 Recruitment Notification

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