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SBI PO Shift Timings 2023

SBI POP Shift Timings: The SBI PO Mains exam is on the 5th of December 2023. This blog contains details about the SBI PO Mains Shift timings & important COVID-related instructions that candidates need to keep in mind. As the exam will be online, candidates should carefully read instructions regarding the method of indicating answers. The instructions mentioned herein will help you in preparing for the examination better.

SBI PO Mains Shift Timings 2023  

SBI PO mains exam will be tentatively held on 5th December 2023. There will be a single shift on a particular exam day. Candidates need to follow COVID-19 safety norms. The tentative shift timings for the SBI PO Mains 2023-24 is as below:

ShiftReporting TimeTimings
Shift 17:30 AM8:30 AM to 12 PM

There will be a single shift for the SBI PO mains exam. The reporting time is 7:30 am and the exam will commence from 8:30 am. The duration of the exam is 3 hrs 30 min.

SBI PO Shift Prelims Shift Timings 2023

SBI PO Prelims Exam is on the 1st, 4th, and 6th of November 2023. Here are the events and shift timings for SBI PO Prelims 2023. The following time includes the reporting time, handwriting sample, exam start timing, and the end timing for each shift.

Event1st shift2nd shift3rd shift4th shift
Reporting Time08:00 AM10:30 AM01:00 PM03:30 PM
Handwriting Sample8:45 to 8:50 AM11:15 to 11:20 AM01:45 to 01:50 PM04:15 to 04:20 PM
Exam Start Time09:00 AM11:30 AM02:00 PM04:30 PM
Exam End Time10:00 AM12:30 PM03:00 PM05:30 PM

There will be four shifts for the SBI PO Prelims exam. The reporting time for the first shift will be 8 AM and the exam will begin at 9AM . The duration of the exam is one hour.

SBI PO Prelims Shift Timings 2023 – Important Dates

Here are the important dates for the SBI PO 2023 recruitment, with the Mains stage on 5th December 2023.

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates07.09.2023 to 03.10.2023
Payment of Application Fee07.09.2023 to 03.10.2023
Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters23rd October 2023
Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination1st, 4th, and 6th November 2023
Declaration of Result of Preliminary ExaminationDecember 2023
Download of Main Examination Call letterNovember / December 2023
Phase-II: Online Main ExaminationDecember 2023/ January 2024
Declaration of Result of Main ExaminationDecember 2023 / January 2024
Download of Phase-III Call LetterJanuary / February 2024
Phase-III: Psychometric TestJanuary / February 2024
Interview & Group ExercisesJanuary / February 2024
Declaration of Final ResultFebruary / March 2024
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ ST/ OBC/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training1st week of October 2023 onwards
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training2nd week of October 2023 onwards

SBI PO Prelims Shift Timings 2023 – General Instructions

  • Date, time and venue address of the examination given in the call letter.
  • The call letter should be brought with you to the examination venue along with your recent passport size photograph duly pasted on it.
  • No use of calculators (separate or with watch), books, note books or written notes, cell phones (with or without camera facility), or any other electronic device will be allowed during the examination.
  • Take the call letter with your photograph affixed thereon, a photocopy of photo identity proof stapled with it and same (currently valid) photo ID in original – THIS IS ESSENTIAL.
  • You should take with you a ball-point pen. Sheets of paper will be provided.

Items not allowed in the Exam Hall

  • Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
  • Other items like Goggles, Handbags, Hair-pin, Hair-band, Belt, Cap, Any watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, Any metallic item,
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle (only transparent water bottle is allowed),
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means for hiding communication devices like camera, bluetooth devices etc.

You are advised to avoid wearing ornaments like Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Badge, brooch etc.

SBI PO Prelims 2023 – Covid-19 Special Instructions

  • Candidate is required to report at the exam venue strictly as per the time slot mentioned in the Call Letter
  • Mapping of ‘Candidate Roll Number and the Lab Number’ will NOT be displayed outside the exam venue, but the same will be intimated to the candidates individually at the time of entry of the candidate to the exam venue.
  • Candidates will be permitted to carry only certain items with them into the venue.
    • Gloves
    • Personal transparent water bottle (Candidates must bring their own water bottle)
    • Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
    • A simple pen
    • Exam related documents (Call Letter and Photocopy of the photo ID card stapled with it, same ID Card in Original.) The name on the ID and on the Call Letter should be exactly the same. g.
    • In case of Scribe Candidates – Scribe form duly filled and signed with Photograph affixed. No other Items are permitted inside the venue.

In-Candidate Registration

Officials in the exam center will direct the candidates to their seats according to their respective roll numbers. Upon reaching there, candidates will go through a registration process. The process involves –

  1. Candidate registration will be done through photo capture. Photo captured will be matched with the photo uploaded by you in the application. You must NOT change your appearance from the photo uploaded by you.
  2. Photograph will be taken while candidate is standing.
  3. Seat number will be given to the candidate.

SBI PO Prelims Shift Timings – Exam-Time Tips

Candidates should make sure to be vigilant and pay attention to any instructions provided by the invigilators before the exam. Here are a few things to keep in mind during the exam itself:

  • Total duration of examination is 60 minutes. [20 minutes extra for every 60 minutes (1 hour) of the examination time for candidates with disability eligible for compensatory time.]
  • Sections in the question paper will be on display on the top bar of the screen. Candidates can view the questions in a section by clicking on the section name. The section the candidate is currently viewing will be highlighted.
  • Candidates can shuffle between tests and questions anytime during the examination as per your convenience only during the time stipulated
    • Candidates can only click on “Final Submit” once the total time of the exam is up.
    • Under no circumstances should a candidate click on any of the ‘keyboard keys’ during the test once the exam starts as this will lock the exam

SBI PO Exam Timings Prelims 2023 – FAQs

When is the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2023 conducted?

The SBI PO Prelims Exam will be conducted on 1st, 4th, and 6th of November 2023.

What is the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2023 Shift 1 timing?

The SBI PO Shift Timings for Prelims 2023 Shift 1 is 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

What is the reporting time for SBI PO Prelims Shift 1 Prelims Exam 2023?

Due to COVID-19, Candidates are required to report at the exam venue strictly as per the time slot mentioned in their Call Letters

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