SBI PO Selection Process 2022 - Prelims, Mains, Interview & Final Selection

SBI PO Selection Process 2022 - Prelims, Mains, Interview & Final Selection

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Jan 3, 2023
Know all about the SBI PO Selection Process 2022. The complete details of the SBI PO Preliminary, Mains, Interview and final selection have been elaborated here.
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SBI PO Selection Process 2022 beholds utmost importance for the aspirants preparing for the upcoming exam. The State Bank of India recruits eligible and interested candidates as Probationary Officers every year. The applicants have to undergo three stages of the SBI PO Selection Process to grab the job and fulfil their dreams. They ought to be well-acquainted with each step of the screening process before kick-starting their preparation.

Aspiring candidates must be aware of all the three stages of the SBI PO selection process 2022. The accurate knowledge will aid them in analyzing and strategizing the level of each step of the SBI PO Selection Process, and they can further start their preparation accordingly. Go through the complete post to be well acquainted with the Preliminary, Mains and Interview/ GD levels and move a step forward in accomplishing your dreams.

SBI PO Selection Process

The SBI PO Selection Process 2022 consists of three stages, it is mandatory for all the candidates to successfully clear every stage to get the post of Probationary Officer in SBI. The standards under the SBI PO selection process are defined by the officials of the State Bank of India. Here we discussed the detailed selection criteria of the SBI PO exam to assist you to apprehend the recruitment structure.

The three stages are as follows:

  • Phase I- Preliminary (Prelims) Exam
  • Phase II- Main Exam
  • Phase III- Group Exercise and Interview

SBI PO Selection Process 2022: Preliminary

The first phase of the SBI PO recruitment process is the preliminary examination. Check out the below-mentioned details of the Preliminary exam of the SBI PO Selection Process. This is the qualifying stage, meaning the scores obtained in this stage will not be added to the final result. But, the aspirants have to qualify at this stage to advance to the next level of the SBI PO Selection Process.

Details

Attributes

Exam

SBI PO Preliminary Exam

Phase

1

Type of exam

Qualifying

Type of Questions

Objective

Mode of Exam

Online

No. of Sections

3

Sections

English

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning

Total Marks

100

Duration

1 Hour

No. of Questions

100

Sectional Timing

20 Minutes for each section

Marks awarded for the right answer

1

Marks deducted for the wrong answer

¼

Marks awarded for the unattempted question

0

Sectional Cut Off

No

The candidates will be shortlisted for the Mains examination from a list of the total number of candidates who appeared for the Prelim Examination

  • The number of candidates to be shortlisted for SBI PO Mains will be decided by the SBI based on the vacancies available. In each category, the number of candidates to be selected for the next phase (Main Examination) will be approximately 10 times the number of total vacancies.
  • The Marks obtained in the Prelim Exam will not be added anywhere in the selection procedure. But the candidates need to get qualified in this stage to move further.

SBI PO Selection Process 2022: Mains

This is the second phase of the SBI PO selection process 2022. The applicants who will ace the Preliminary stage of the SBI PO Recruitment Process will advance to the Mains stage. The details of the second phase of the screening process are schematized in tabular format herewith.

Details

Attributes

Exam

SBI PO Mains Exam

Phase

2

Type of questions

Objective and Descriptive

Total marks of Objective Test

200

Total sections Objective Test

4

Subjects of Objective Test

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

Data Analytics and Interpretation

General/ Banking Awareness/ Economy

English

Number of questions in Objective Test

155

Duration of Objective Test

3 Hours

Negative Marking in the Objective Test

¼

Subjects of Descriptive Test

English [Letter Writing & Essay]

Total Marks of Descriptive Test

50 Marks

Duration of Descriptive Test

30 Minutes

  • Both the tests will be conducted online.
  • Candidates have to answer the Descriptive test by typing on their keyboards.
  • Descriptive Tests will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.
  • Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination.
  • Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approximately) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the merit list, subject to a candidate scoring a minimum qualifying score in aggregate.

SBI PO Selection Process 2022: Interview/GD

In the case that a candidate satisfies the cutoff for passing the SBI PO Mains exam, they will be invited to a group discussion. Candidates will be contacted for the personal interview stage of the SBI PO selection process after the group discussion session, during which they will be asked about their qualifications and other characteristics in addition to their personality.

  • 20 points are awarded for the group exercise or discussion.
  • 30 points are awarded for the personal interview portion.
  • The marks earned in the Mains exam and the GD/PI round will be used to determine the final merit list.
  • The final merit list will not include the preliminary exam score.
  • The board will conduct all of the interviews before creating the final merit list, and candidates will only be hired if all of their documentation has been satisfactorily confirmed.

SBI PO Final Selection

SBI PO final selection is the last step in the SBI PO selection process. Candidates selected in this round are applicable for the desired job of SBI PO.

  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added to preparing the final merit list for selection.
  • 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 preparing 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 Main Examination (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 Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview out of 100
  • The selection will be made from the top merit-ranked candidates in each category
  • Results of the candidates who qualify for the Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview as well as the final select list will be made available on the Bank's website.
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FAQs on SBI PO Selection Process

  • There are mainly three stages of the SBI PO Selection Process 2022, Preliminary, Mains, Interview/ GD. Candidates have to qualify the stages to advance for the final screening process. The aspirants in the final merit lists will be recruited as the Probationary Officer.

  • Yes, the SBI PO Preliminary stage is qualifying in nature. That means the marks obtained in this test will not contribute to the final result. But, the candidates have to qualify at this stage to be able to advance to the next level.

  • The final stage is the Interview or Group Discussion round. The top-ranked candidates will be recruited as the Probationary Officer of the State Bank of India.

  • It is the Phase-1 of the SBI PO Selection Process. It contains objective questions and is qualifying in nature. The sections of the objective test are English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. There are a total of 100 questions to be solved at a duration of 60 Minutes.

  • The official notification stating the SBI PO selection process has been released on 21st September 2022. Candidates must be well aware of the SBI PO Mains exam dates as it is released officially. SBI PO mains will be held in January 2023/ February 2023 (tentatively).

  • The official notification PDF of the SBI PO was released on 21st September 2022. Stay tuned with us for receiving the latest updates of the SBI PO Recruitment Process 2022.

  • The State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO Recruitment Process. All the exam related to SBI is held by their official bodies themselves.

  • For receiving updates on the screening process, you can keep an eye on the official website, or bookmark this page. We will be updating all the latest notifications on our page.

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