SBI PO Selection Process 2023
SBI PO Selection Process 2023: The State Bank of India has released the SBI PO Selection Process for SBI PO 2023. Candidates gearing up to apply for the same should be well aware of the selection process. The SBI PO selection procedure consists of multiple stages. This article will explain these stages in detail. A good idea of how the recruitment goes will help you plan out your preparation for each stage well. For reference, we will also provide the dates for the SBI PO 2022 recruitment process. This will help you understand the steps in recruitment.
SBI PO Selection Process – Important Dates 2023
The following table has all the important events that will occur during the recruitment process. Candidates should make sure to keep track of these dates and stay aware of any and all updates that will be shared by SBI.
|On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates||07.09.2023 to 27.09.2023|
|Payment of Application Fee||07.09.2023 to 27.09.2023|
|Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters||2nd Week of October 2023 onwards|
|Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination||November 2023|
|Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination||November / December 2023|
|Download of Main Examination Call letter||November / December 2023|
|Phase-II: Online Main Examination||December 2023/ January 2024|
|Declaration of Result of Main Examination||December 2023 / January 2024|
|Download of Phase-III Call Letter||January / February 2024|
|Phase-III: Psychometric Test||January / February 2024|
|Interview & Group Exercises||January / February 2024|
|Declaration of Final Result||February / March 2024|
|Pre-Examination Training for SC/ ST/ OBC/Religious Minority Community candidates|
|Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training||1st week of October 2023 onwards|
|Conduct of Pre- Examination Training||2nd week of October 2023 onwards|
SBI PO Selection Process
Now let’s take a deeper look at the SBI PO Selection Process. The procedure is conducted in the following order:
- Preliminary examination
- Mains examination
- Psychometric Test
- Group Exercise
- Personal Interview
A detailed overview of each of these stages is as below.
SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
The exam pattern for SBI PO Prelims 2023 is given below.
|S.No.||Name of Tests (Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Penalty for wrong answer: A candidate will lose 0.25 marks for every wrong attempt. However, no deduction will be there if a question is left unattempted by candidates.
SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2023
The exam pattern for SBI PO Mains 2023 is given below.
|S.No.||Name of Tests (Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|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|
|5||Descriptive Test||02||50||30 minutes|
The duration of the objective test is 3 hours. The paper consists of 4 Sections and a total of 200 marks. Each section is timed separately.
Penalty for wrong answer: A candidate will lose 0.25 marks for every wrong attempt in SBI PO Mains objective paper as well. However, no deduction will be there if a question is left unattempted by candidates.
The objective paper is followed by a Descriptive Test of 30 minutes. It contains two questions carrying 50 marks for the test English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
SBI PO Psychometric Test, GD, PI
Students who qualify for the SBI PO Mains exam will be up next for the personality testing stage. This mainly consists of the Psychometric test, Group Exercise/Discussion, and Personal Interview. The results of the psychometric test are considered during the Personal Interview. The weightage of this particular stage is distributed as follows-
SBI PO Psychometric Test 2023
Psychometric tests are personality tests that employers use to study how a potential employee behaves in different situations. These can be professional, practical, emotional, or a combination of the above. SBI introduced the psychometric test in the SBI PO recruitment process from 2022 onwards. The scores of the Psychometric Test will be given to the Interview Panel for a thorough insight into the candidate. So make sure you do not underestimate the importance of this test.
SBI PO Group Exercises 2023
The SBI PO Group Exercise is a selection round conducted as part of the SBI PO recruitment process. Candidates will be divided into groups and given a particular topic to discuss. The group exercise stage is designed to assess the communication and interpersonal skills of the candidates. The duration of the SBI PO Group Exercise can vary depending on the number of candidates and the complexity of the task. Typically, it can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour. The SBI PO Group Exercise is evaluated based on various parameters, including the candidate’s communication skills, leadership qualities, problem-solving skills, ability to work in a team, and overall performance.
SBI PO Personal Interview 2023
The personal interview is conducted to assess a candidate’s suitability for the role of probationary officer in SBI. It aims to evaluate various aspects of your personality, communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and overall suitability for the banking environment. The interview panel consists of experienced bankers and officials who will ask you a series of questions to gauge your aptitude and assess your fit for the position. Some questions you may be asked are given below:
- Why do you want to work for SBI?
- Tell us about yourself and your background.
- How do you handle pressure and difficult situations?
- Describe a time when you faced a challenge and how you overcame it.
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- How do you stay updated with the latest banking and financial trends?
Questions about specific events and knowledge of banking and general news will also be asked so candidates should prepare accordingly.
SBI PO 2022 Important Dates
If candidates want a rough idea of the schedule that SBI follows for the PO recruitment, you can refer to the table below. It shows the dates of the main events in the SBI PO 2022 recruitment.
|SBI PO Exam 2022 Events||Important Dates|
|SBI PO Notification 2022 Release Date||21 September 2022|
|Start Date to Apply for SBI PO 2022||22 September 2022|
|Last Date to Apply for SBI PO 2022||12 October 2022|
|Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters||1st / 2nd week of December 2022 onwards|
|SBI PO 2022 Exam Date- Prelims||17th, 18th, 19th, 20th of December 2022|
|Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination||December 2022 / January 2023|
|SBI PO 2022 Mains Admit Card||January 2023 / February 2023|
|SBI PO 2022 Exam Date- Mains||January 2023 / February 2023|
|SBI PO 2022 Result Date- Mains||February 2023|
|Interview Date||February / March 2023|
|Declaration of Final Result||March 2023 onwards|
SBI PO Selection Process 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions
A1. The SBI PO Selection Process consists of 5 stages – Prelims, Mains, Psychometric Test, Group Exercise and Personal Interview.
A2. Yes, SBI PO Prelims has a 0.25 negative mark for every incorrect answer.
A3. Yes, SBI PO Mains has a 0.25 negative mark for every incorrect answer.
A4. Yes, the SBI PO Mains exam has a descriptive writing section of 2 questions, 50 marks.
A5. The SBI PO Psychometric Test is a personality test that is used to study how a potential employee behaves in different situations.
A6. The SBI PO Group Exercise is a selection round conducted as part of the SBI PO recruitment process. It is designed to assess the communication and interpersonal skills of the candidates.
A7. The SBI PO Personal Interview has a weightage of 30 out of 50 marks.
A8. The SBI PO Group Exercise has a weightage of 20 out of 50 marks.
- SBI PO Notification 2023 Out, Download PDF Here
- SBI PO Mains Admit Card 2023 Out, Direct Link to Download
- SBI PO Mains Exam Date 2023 Out, Check Schedule
- SBI PO Prelims Result 2023 Out, Direct Link to Download
- SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2023, 1st November 2023, All Shifts
- SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2023, 4th November 2023, All Shifts
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