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SBI PO 2016 Selection Procedure

SBI PO 2016 Selection Procedure

Like every year, SBI is conducting Probationary officer Exam 2016 in the month of July. This exam is very important for all those who dream about their career in the banking domain. One has to qualify SBI PO Exam 2016 to take up Probationary Officer Job role in the bank which is one of the best career offering high emolument, benefits and other allowances.

The important dates of SBI PO Exam 2016 are given in the below table for your guidance.

SBI PO Recruitment Activities

Important Dates

Online registration through SBI’s official website

4th May, 2016 to 24th May, 2016

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for SBI PO Preliminary Exam

14th June, 2016 onwards

Pre-Exams Training for shortlisted eligible candidates

From 20th June, 2016 to 25th June, 2016

SBI PO Preliminary Exam

2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th July, 2016

SBI PO Preliminary Exam result Declaration

18th July, 2016

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for SBI PO Main Exam

21st July, 2016 onwards

SBI PO Main Exam

31st July, 2016

SBI PO Main Exam result Declaration

16th August, 2016

Download Call Letter for SBI GD & Interview

22nd August, 2016

SBI GD & Interview Conduct

1st September, 2016

Declaration of Final result

30th September, 2016

The official website of SBI can be referred for all the latest updates on SBI PO Exam 2016. Here is the link for you: https://www.sbi.co.in/careers/

Selection Procedure of SBI PO Exam 2016

It is very important to know how SBI selects potential and suitable candidates through its SBI PO Exam process. There is a rigid procedure that is followed every year to hire capable probationary officers. Here is the complete and crisp detail on SBI PO Exam 2016 selection procedure to help you in preparing for this exam.

SBI PO 2016 Exam shall be carried out in three preeminent phases. Candidate must qualify in all three phases to actually get into his/her dream job as a PO in the bank. The SBI PO 2016 Exam phases are mentioned below:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Personality Test or, GD & Interview Phase

The first two SBI PO examinations are conducted in an online mode. These are objective type examinations that offer four choices; out of which candidate need to choose/mark the correct one.

Now, let us discuss each phase in greater detail so that you are well aware of the SBI PO selection procedure that shall be followed in 2016 exam and this will finally help you in preparing a very productive study plan.

The table below shows highlights of SBI PO preliminary Exam 2016:

SBI PO Preliminary 2016 Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Mode

Time Allotted

Marking Scheme

English Language

30

30

Online

60 Minutes

Negative marking is applicable.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Certain Points to keep in mind about SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2016

  1. The most important thing is that there is sectional cutoff in SBI PO Preliminary 2016 Examination which means that candidate need to qualify in all the three mentioned above sections with the minimum marks.
  2. The total time allotted is 60 minutes (1 hour) for SBI PO Preliminary 2016 Examination. There is no fixed time for any section; you can start with any section and end with any.
  3. This is an online examination that means you are required to mark all the answers on the computer system; you must make sure that you mark responses carefully.
  4. It is advisable to read all the instructions conscientiously before starting SBI PO preliminary exam.
  5. For every right response, 1 mark is awarded to the candidate and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. In case no response has been marked, then no mark shall be deducted.

An aspiring candidate who will clear SBI PO Preliminary exam 2016 shall be eligible for the SBI PO Main Exam 2016.

Here is the sneak peak of major Points to keep in mind about SBI PO Main Exam 2016

  1. SBI PO Main Exam 2016 shall be divided into two prime sections:
  • Objective Test
  • Descriptive Test
  1. Both the SBI PO objective and Descriptive tests shall be conducted online. Objective test will have multiple choice questions, while Descriptive test requires writing on computer through the keyboard on specific questions asked.
  2. Objective test is further comprised of 200 questions in total organized in 4 major sections. You are required to pass in every section as there is sectional cut off criteria.
  3. Objective test will have defined time limit for each of its section.
  4. The total time allotted is 180 minutes (3 hours) for SBI PO Main 2016 Examination. For first two hours you are required to complete objective test; for the next 1 hour, you are required to write descriptive paper.
  5. For every right response, 1 mark is awarded to the candidate and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. In case no response has been marked, then no mark shall be deducted.

Now, let us focus on the highlights of SBI PO Main Exam 2016 through the table shown below:

SBI PO Main 2016 Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Time allotted for each section

Total Time Allotted to the test

Mode

Marking Scheme

English Language

40

35

40

2 Hours

Online

Negative marking is applicable.

General Awareness (Banking Domain Knowledge)

40

40

40

Reasoning and Computer Awareness

60

45

60

Quantitative Aptitude (Includes data interpretation and analysis)

60

35

60

Descriptive Test

50

3

1 Hour

Major Points to keep in mind about SBI PO Main Exam Descriptive Test

  1. SBI PO Main Exam Descriptive Test carries 50 marks and one can easily score full marks through a good consistent practice session on questions that are expected in the exam. The important things that must be focused for attempting this test well are mentioned below:
  • Formal letter writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Precise/ synopsis Writing
  • Summary Writing for comprehensions
  • Essay Writing
  1. SBI PO Main Exam Descriptive Test is just to check your English writing skills. So, make sure you work a lot on your writing skills that too in an online mode.
  2. Work on your English vocabulary to give your writing a very strong and crusty impression.  
  3. You must practice by write directly on the system to keep your writing speed in check and to enhance it on daily basis.
  4. If two candidates are securing same marks in the SBI PO Main Examination 2016, then rank preference shall be given to the candidate who has secured highest marks in SBI PO Exam 2016 Objective test rather than Descriptive test.

Now, let us focus on the highlights of SBI Personal Interview and GD phase

After a candidate has qualified in SBI PO main exam, he will be called for the final Personal Interview and GD round.

Here are some pointers that will help you in qualifying SBI Personal Interview and GD phase with amazing marks.

  1. Try to learn current affairs especially, on the banking domain and recent national and international events through news channels, newspapers and magazines for the GD round.
  2. Do not try to yell or, shout in the SBI PO Exam GD round as it deducts your marks. You must be very crisp, confident and precise on your view point on the topic.
  3. First, try to listen clearly in both the rounds so that you explain exactly what is desired from you.
  4. For SBI PO interview round, just be confident; wear a slight smile throughout the interview; dress formally and present yourself smartly.   

How the final assessment shall be done in SBI PO Exam 2016?

SBI has certain rules on which the final assessment for the candidates is made. The mentioned below rules are to let you know about the SBI PO Exam 2016 final assessment procedure well.

  1. The marks obtained in the SBI PO preliminary Exam will not be added in the final assessment. Candidates just have to qualify this phase to give further rounds.
  2. The marks obtained in the SBI PO Main Exam (Of both the objective and Descriptive tests) will be added in the final assessment along with the marks obtained in the SBI GD and Interview round.
  3. Ranks are given to each candidate as per the final marks obtained and every year SBI releases merit rank list of those candidates who finally make it for the post of Probationary officer.

You can take a complete free mock test on SBI PO Exam 2016 which is based on the above discussed pattern by clicking on the given link provided here: https://www.toprankers.com/bank-exams/cctests

An aspiring candidate must go through the complete advertisement on SBI PO Exam 2016 that was recently published by SBI. Here is the link for you: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SBI-PO-Recruitment-.pdf  

For more info, visit: https://www.toprankers.com/exams/category/sbi-po/

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SBI PO 2016 Exam Pattern

SBI PO 2016 Exam Pattern

State Bank of India or, SBI is an eminent bank which is renowned for mass hiring every year through its various online bank examinations and interview process. The most sought exam of this bank is SBI PO Exam which is conducted once in every year to hire for Probationary Officer cadre. If you are eyeing for SBI PO Exam this year, then it is very important to begin with the meticulous knowledge of this exam.

Time is one of the major constraints for SBI PO Exam 2016 that need a coherent road map explaining how to nicely organize allotted time for its examinations so that every section is well attempted and you get to revise all your marked answers at least for once.  

SBI PO Exam 2016 Eligibility

SBI reviews eligibility of every candidate who registers and fills form for SBI PO Exam against laid down criteria. Before you start the registration process, you must check whether you are eligible for the exam or not. The eligibility criteria for the SBI PO Exam 2016 are mentioned here:

  1. Age: For general category candidates, age limit is between 21 years to 30 years as on 1st April, 2015 and for reserved category candidates, age relaxation is applicable as per the government rules.
  2. Nationality:  An aspiring candidate must be an Indian resident with a valid residence proof.
  3. Qualifications: Candidate must have qualified graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

If any person is waiting for his/her final year result, then also he/she can take up SBI PO Exam 2016 on the condition that he/she must possess passing certificate as on 31st August, 2016.  

  1. CIBIL Status: Candidates with a very bad CIBIL score or, loan default history are not eligible for taking up SBI PO 2016 examination.  

You must go through the complete advertisement that is published about the SBI PO Exam 2016 to know every minute detail related to it. Here is the link for the advertisement: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SBI-PO-Recruitment-.pdf  

Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2016

SBI PO Exam requires a great hold on every section that is asked in SBI Clerk preliminary and Main Examinations along with the implementation of a perfect time table that helps in guiding about managing time well. It is advisable to start your preparation as early as possible so that you get sufficient time to revise all the topics that are asked in this exam.

Qualify SBI PO Exam 2016 by qualifying in its selection procedure phases. There are three major phases that need to qualify; these phases are given below for your better understanding:

  • SBI PO Preliminary Examination: This is an online objective type examination of 60 minutes which is divided into three specific sections. Candidates who qualify this exam are further called for the next phase which is SBI PO Main exam.
  • SBI PO Main Examination: This is an online (both objective and Descriptive type)exam of 3 hours which comprises of two major sections:
  • Objective section: This section further has four specific sections; each section has fixed timings as mentioned in the below table.
  • Descriptive type: This section has three questions that you are supposed to elaborate by writing on them.
  • SBI GD & Interview round: This round is conducted after candidate qualifies SBI PO Main examination.

Table to guide you about the Exam Pattern of SBI PO Exam 2016

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration

Marking

Mode of examination

English Language Test

30

30

60 minutes

0.25 marks are deducted for ever wrong answer

Online

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

SBI PO Main Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Time allotted for each section

Total Time Allotted to the test

Mode

Marking Scheme

English Language

40

35

40

3 Hours

Online

Negative marking is applicable.

General Awareness (Banking Domain Knowledge)

40

40

35

Reasoning and Computer Awareness

60

45

60

 Data Analysis & Interpretation

60

35

45

Descriptive Test

50

3

30 minutes

                                                                                        

As we have discussed about the major sections that shall be asked in SBI PO Exam 2016, it is time to move on to the major topics that must be focused to prepare efficiently for SBI PO Exam 2016 examination.

The mentioned below table is to let you prepare for SBI PO Exam 2016 exactly according to its pattern so that you qualify this examination in your first attempt.

Sections asked

Topics to Focus On

Asked in which SBI PO Exam

English Language

SBI PO English Topics to focus on:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words
  • Comprehensions and Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Passage completion
  • Spelling
  • Phrases
  • Sentence correction
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms

This section is common in both SBI PO preliminary and Main Exam.

Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Topics to focus on:

  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Permutations & Combinations

This section is common in both SBI PO preliminary and Main Exam.

General Awareness focusing on the Banking Domain

SBI PO General Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Renowned Personalities
  • News on Indian Defense services
  • Sports
  • Marketing terms and concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget
  • Marketing Policies
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Life Cycle of a product
  • Marketing Legal terms and definitions
  • Current research and discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies
  • News on Reserve Bank Of India
  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain
  • Worldwide Famous Awards
  • Marketing Management strategies

This section is asked in the SBI PO Main Exam.

Reasoning Ability

SBI PO Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Topics to focus on:

  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Directions
  • Statement and Argument
  •  Judgment Formation
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Number Puzzles
  • Odd one out

This section is common in both SBI PO preliminary and Main Exam.

Computer Knowledge

SBI PO Computer Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Questions on MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Concepts on Operating System and its configurations
  • Computer Hardware and Software Terminologies
  • Knowledge about Latest Technologies
  • Information and technology related concepts  
  • Commonly used computer Shortcuts
  • Security Systems Concepts

This section is asked in the SBI PO Main Exam.

Descriptive Section 

SBI PO Descriptive Section demands focus on below mentioned things:  

  • Comprehensions and giving summary for the same
  • Essay Writing
  • Formal Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Precise Writing

This section is asked in the SBI PO Main Exam.

How to prepare according to the SBI PO Exam pattern?

Here are some of the preparation tips for preparing exactly as per the SBI PO Exam pattern.

  1. Practice every section through free online SBI PO Exam 2016 mock tests. You must make sure that these mock tests are strictly based on the SBI PO Exam pattern.
  2. Subscribe to online free material based on the SBI PO Exam 2016 pattern that is available in the form of weekly magazines, e-books, journals, presentations, audios and videos.
  3. Work on all the shortcuts, tricks and techniques for solving reasoning and mathematical questions asked in SBI PO Exam fast.
  4. Learn English Grammar topics and consistently practice the same from both the online and offline sources.

You must also practice a lot of comprehensions and unseen passages to master SBI PO Exam 2016 English Language section.  

  1. SBI PO Exam GK section focuses on the Banking terms and concepts. Grab magazines, books and material based on banking domain to update your knowledge base.  
  2. Computer ability section in SBI PO Exam tests your basic computer knowledge. It is essential that you learn all the basic knowledge related to computers, networking and internet through books and journals.

Important Links for SBI PO Exam 2016

You can test your preparation level and can take free online mock test by clicking on this link here: https://www.toprankers.com/bank-exams/cctests

The official website of SBI that can be referred for all the latest updates on SBI PO Exam 2016: https://www.sbi.co.in/careers/  

For more info, Visit: https://www.toprankers.com/exams/category/sbi-po/

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SBI PO Exam 2016 Syllabus

SBI PO Exam 2016 Syllabus

It is de rigueur to know everything about the syllabus of SBI PO Exam 2016 and all the important topics that might be asked in the exam so that you are completely prepared to take this exam.

The table given below on SBI PO preliminary Exam is to explain aspects of this examination.

Exam Name

SBI PO preliminary Exam

Exam type

Online

Total Sections

3

Time allotted

60 minutes

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking; 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer

Total Questions

100

 Here are the details on each section that is asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam:

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

English Language

30

30

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

The given below table on SBI PO Main Exam is to explain aspects of this examination.

Exam Name

SBI PO Main Exam

Exam type

Online

Total Sections

6

Time allotted

3 Hours

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking; 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer

Total Questions

203

Here are the details on each section that is asked in SBI PO Main Exam:

S. No.

Section asked

Total Questions asked

Total Marks allotted

Exam Duration

1.

Reasoning

50

50

      2 hours

2.

English Language

40

40

3.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

4.

General Awareness (Reference to Banking Domain)

40

40

5.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

TOTAL

200

200

6.

Descriptive Test

3

50

1 Hour

Major SBI PO Exam 2016 topics to focus on are given below in the table:

Sections asked

Topics to Focus On

English Language

SBI PO English Topics to focus on:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehensions
  • Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling,
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words

Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Topics to focus on:

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

General Awareness focusing on the Banking Domain

SBI PO General Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies
  • News on Reserve Bank Of India
  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain
  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget
  • Current research and discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • Worldwide Famous Awards
  • Renowned Personalities
  • News on Indian Defense services
  • Sports
  • Marketing terms and concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Marketing Management strategies
  • Marketing Policies
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Life Cycle of a product
  • Marketing Legal terms and definitions

Reasoning Ability

SBI PO Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Topics to focus on:

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement and Argument
  •  Judgment Formation
  •  Number Puzzles
  • Odd one out

Computer Knowledge

SBI PO Computer Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Concepts on Operating System and its configurations
  • Computer Hardware and Software Terminologies
  • Commonly used computer Shortcuts
  • Questions on MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems Concepts
  • Knowledge about Latest Technologies
  • Information and technology related concepts

Descriptive Section 

SBI PO Descriptive Section demands focus on below mentioned things:   

  • Essay Writing
  • Formal Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Precise Writing
  • Comprehensions and giving summary for the same

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SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk Exam is conducted once in every year to fill vacancies for the potential candidates in the clerical job role. Aspiring candidates who want to make their career in banking domain, especially in State Bank of India; have to qualify this exam with a good rank.

The Selection Pattern for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 comprises of three major levels that candidate must qualify to finally take Clerical position in the bank.

Let us discuss in detail about the SBI Clerk 2016 selection scheme that is strictly followed by SBI to select competent candidates for their clerical department. The detailed table is given below to help you in preparing every step or level efficiently. 

Level

Level Name

Mode of Level

Questions asked

Time Allotted

Total Sections in this Level

Level  1

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

Online

100

100

3

Level 2

SBI Main Exam

Online

200

200

4

Level 3

Interview

Face to face

No fixed questions set for this round.

No fixed time allotted.

No Fixed Sections in this Level.

Important Pointers about the SBI Clerk Selection Procedure

  • Both SBI Clerk examinations (preliminary and Main) are objective and online based exams.
  •  Age (20 to 28 years) and minimum qualifications (Graduation passed in any major) eligibility is checked for each and every applicant. 
  • Candidate must qualify SBI Clerk preliminary Exam to give SBI Main Exam and further this must be qualified  to face the final personal interview round.  
  • SBI prepares a ranking list by combining score of the SBI Clerk Main Exam and score earned in the SBI Interview round.
  • One needs to qualify SBI Clerk Preliminary exam to move to the next level, which is SBI Main Exam.
  • There is negative marking scheme applicable on both the SBI Clerk Preliminary and Main Examinations. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam is scheduled in the month of May* and SBI Clerk Main Examination is scheduled on 30th June, 2016.

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India*.  It is advisable to go through official website of SBI (http://www.sbi.co.in/) to get regular updates.

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SBI PO 2016 Important Dates

SBI PO 2016 Important Dates

SBI is one of the most sought-after banks for the position of Probationary Officer as it offers remunerative package along with officer position. All the interested candidates are required to go through the registration process to give SBI Exam 2016 for the positions of Probationary Officer. 

The Selection Scheme of SBI PO Exam 2016 is mentioned below.

  • The SBI PO Exam will take place in two phases: Preliminary Exam and Main Exam.
  • After a candidate clears both the online examinations, he/she has to go through Group Discussion and Interview rounds.

If you are also eyeing for this examination, you must know all the SBI PO Exam 2016 important dates related to this exam so that nothing is missed out. The table given below is to help you in gearing up for this important exam.

Activity

Dates

Online Registration followed by Application form filling for SBI PO Exam

4th May, 2016 to 24th May, 2016

Dates to pay for SBI PO Exam

4th May, 2016 to 24th May, 2016

Download Call Letter for SBI PO Preliminary Examination

14th June, 2016 onwards

Online Preliminary Examination

2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th July, 2016

Results of Preliminary Examination

18th July, 2016

Download Call Letter for SBI Main Examination

21st July, 2016 Onwards

Online Main Examination

31st July, 2016

Results of Main Examination

16th August, 2016

Download call Letter for Interview

22nd August, 2016

GD and Interview Conduct

1st September, 2016

Declaration of Final result

30th September, 2016

Some important points to note for the SBI PO EXAM 2016

  1. The minimum eligibility criterion to give SBI PO Exam is graduation degree in any discipline or, equivalent from a recognized university or, college.  Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation or, results are awaited can also give this exam subject to the condition that they have to show their passing proof on or before 31st August, 2016.
  2. SBI PO Exam 2016 is an online examination that is based on marking scheme. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

You must regularly visit official website of SBI at www.sbi.co.in to keep yourself thoroughly updated.

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SBI Clerk 2016 Important Dates

SBI Clerk 2016 Important Dates

SBI Clerk Examination is held every year to fill various vacancies in Clerk cadre. Every candidate has to go through a fixed online registration process that further includes filling up of SBI Clerk Exam 2016 form and its fee payment. One has to be very attentive about the dates announced by SBI for the Clerk Exam 2016 to prepare well.

One can go through the complete advertisement of SBI Clerk Exam 2016 by clicking on this link: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBI-Clerk-Exam-application-form.pdf

The important dates of SBI clerk exam 2016 mentioned in the given table are to assist you better for this exam.

Events/ Activity to be held by SBI

Dates

Online registration through official website

5th April, 2016 to 28th April, 2016

Pre-Exam training

5th May, 2016

Download Preliminary Examination Hall ticket

11th May, 2016

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016

In the month of May*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Download Main Examination Hall ticket

17th June, 2016

SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

30th June, 2016

Interview and Language Test

In the month of July*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Final Result of SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

In the month of September*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Tips before you start your registration for SBI Clerk 2016 Exam

  1. Check your eligibility in terms of age, educational qualification and other mandates here at: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBI-Clerk-Exam-application-form.pdf to know whether you can give this exam or not.
  2. Keep your sign and latest photograph ready that need to be uploaded online while filling the form.
  3. Keep your certificates/ educational score handy as it needs to be filled in the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 form.
  4. You are required to fill complete and correct information as wrong information can lead to disqualification of the candidature.

It is advisable to go through the careers section in the official website of SBI to know about the latest updates regarding Clerk Exam 2016 or, you can click this link http://www.sbi.co.in/careers/.

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SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Pattern


If you are looking for a reputed banking career in State Bank of India, then you need to crack SBI Clerk examination 2016 to make such a dream come true. The examination is conducted by SBI every year to fill up multiple vacancies. You need to know everything related to SBI Clerk examination 2016; especially about SBI exam pattern so that you can prepare it effectively.

The SBI Clerk 2016 Exam is divided into two phases:

  • - SBI preliminary Exam
  • - SBI Main Exam

If one clears both the exams, then he/she straight away reaches to the final selection round, which is the personal interview/ Test of knowledge round.

The given below tables about both the SBI Clerk examinations 2016 will help you in setting your time table accordingly.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Duration

English Test

30

30

1 Hour

Reasoning

35

35

Numerical Ability

35

35

SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Duration

General English

40

40

2 Hours and 40 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Financial or, General Awareness

50

50

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

50

60

Here are the major points to guide all the aspiring candidates:

  • -  Both the SBI Clerk Examinations are online based exams.
  • -  Both the exams are objective type papers, which means, that you are given four options and you have to pick the correct one.
  • -  Time is the major constraint. So, you are required to solve the paper within the time allotted and mark all the answers online.
  • -  There is negative marking in both the exams; 1/4th marks are deducted for every wrong answer.
  • -  The age limit for taking this exam is between 20 to 28 years and candidate must have passed graduation degree in any discipline.

Tips to prepare SBO Clerk Exam 2016 according to its pattern

  • -  Practice through online test papers and mock tests to enhance your speed.
  • -  Learn shortcuts and techniques to solve reasoning and mathematics questions.
  • -  Practice English comprehensions and Grammar questions online.

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QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SBI Clerk 2016

QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SBI Clerk 2016

SBI Clerk Exam 2016 shall be carried out in two major online examinations as mentioned below:

  • SBI Clerk preliminary Exam
  • SBI Main Exam

Here is an ideal guide on how to and what to prepare for SBI Clerk Exam 2016

  1. SBI Clerk English Section Preparation Strategy

How to prepare

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion/correction
  • Comprehensions and Unseen passages
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Spelling
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Practice Comprehensions and unseen passages form online and offline sources.
  • Read English Grammar books and online material to understand terminologies.
  • Take free Online mock tests to note your mistakes and time.

  1. SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Strategy

Topics

How to prepare

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Get mathematics books of class 8th till 12th and start practicing on daily basis.
  • Take online mock tests topic –wise.

  1. SBI Clerk Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Preparation Strategy

Topics

How to prepare

Computer Topics:

  • Operating System
  • Computer H/W and S/W terms
  • Computer Shortcuts
  • MS Office
  • knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems
  • Latest Technologies

Reasoning Topics:

  • Analogy
  • Blood relations
  • Seating arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Series
  • Directions

  • Practice (online and offline) reasoning topics consistently.
  • Work on reasoning shortcuts and tricks
  • Read journals and magazines based on computer knowledge published by the government.

  1. SBI Clerk GK and Financial Awareness Preparation Strategy

Topics

How to prepare

  • Marketing and Banking terms
  • Indian Economy
  • Finance Domain Concepts
  • Sports
  • History
  • Geography
  • Indian Culture, Constitution/laws
  • Research & Technology
  • Famous personalities
  • Renowned Awards
  • Current discoveries
  • Subscribe to GK magazines like India Today and newspapers such as Economics Times
  • Download GK and finance based applications that provide knowledge on daily basis.
  • Take free online mock tests.

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QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SBI PO 2016

QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SBI PO 2016

SBI PO exam 2016 is the gateway to hold Probationary Officer position in one of the most prestigious banks in India.

Important things that must be kept in mind about SBI PO Main Exam 2016 are mentioned in the given table.

Exam type  

Objective and Descriptive both

Marking Scheme

0.25 marks deduction for every wrong answer

Mode of Exam

Online

Total Marks

250 (200-Objective and 50- Descriptive)

Total Exam Time

2 Hours for Objective exam and 1 hour for Descriptive Exam

Qualifying Criteria

Both the exams (Objective and Descriptive) need to be qualified with minimum passing marks

Quick Preparation Guide for SBI PO Exam 2016

It is very important to prepare a time table and strategy to crack SBI PO exam 2016. You can follow the table given below for section-wise preparation of SBI PO objective exam.

Section

Total Questions Asked

What to prepare

How to prepare

English Language

50

  1. Comprehensions
  2. Synonym
  3. Antonym
  4. Word Meanings (Foreign language included)
  5. Grammar
  6. Cloze test

  • This section is easy as compared to the other sections, so a lot of practice of various long and lengthy comprehensions is a must.
  • Work on your vocabulary by reading English books/novels, newspapers such as The Hindu and The Economic Times
  • Practice Grammar by taking quizzes and mock tests online.

Data Analysis and interpretation

50

  1. Pie charts
  2. Bar graphs
  3. Line Graphs
  4. Table charts
  5. Mixed Graphs
  6. Data Analysis
  7. Permutation and Combinations

The questions asked vary from moderate to Difficult level.

  • A great deal of practice is required to get through this section.
  • Work on shortcuts and techniques that are used to save time in solving difficult questions.

Reasoning

50

  1. Analogy
  2. Seating Arrangement
  3. Directions
  4. Syllogism
  5. Series
  6. Ranking
  7. Relations
  8. Classification

This is more than basic level reasoning.

  • A lot of practice to understand concepts and techniques from books of different authors and online mock tests is recommended.  

GK, Computers and Marketing

50

  1. National and International Current Affairs.
  2. Marketing terms
  3. Basic Computer knowledge/ terms.
  • Must know recent updates and current affairs.

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Brief Tips for preparing each section asked in SBI Clerk Exam

Tips for preparing each section asked in SBI Clerk Exam

  1. For preparing SBI Clerk Exam 2016 English Section, you must practice comprehensions and passages a lot. One can practice online English paper for SBI clerk. You must take English mock tests and learn grammar concepts from books of different publishers and from online study material.
  2. SBI Clerk Exam reasoning section need understanding of tricks and techniques for solving questions without wasting time. Work on your own tricks; practice new concepts daily from both the online and offline sources.
  3. Computer knowledge required for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 can be gained from books of 6th till 12th standard. You can refer magazines that are published by Government agencies on weekly and monthly basis.
  4. A strong General Knowledge section asked in SBI Clerk Exam 2016 is an essential thing. So, you must never miss current affairs and news. You must read news papers such as The Hindu, The Economics Times and The Times of India.

You can get subscriptions of various weekly General Knowledge magazines that are meant solely for the SBI Clerk Exam.

  1.  Financial Knowledge required for SBI Clerk Exam can be gained by previous year journals and current year’s daily basis updates.

Get updates and information from News channels; especially Finance news, Radio, and from the Newspapers.

  1. SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Mathematical or, aptitude section requires practice and understanding of problems. You must grab 8th to 10th standard Mathematics books to practice and learn all required formulas and basic topics.

Try to fix time slot for this section and solve questions within it.

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