IBPS PO & SBI PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO selection procedure has 3 steps :

Step 1: Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) (100 Marks)
Step 2: Main Examination (Objective Type – 200 Marks)
Step 3: Interview (50 Marks)

IBPS PO & SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Section Subject No. of Question Marks Exam Duration
1 English Comprehension 30 30 20 mins
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 mins
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins
  Total 100 100 60 mins

IBPS PO & SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Section Name of test No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Examination Time Allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 English only 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
  Total 155 200   180 minutes
  English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

NOTE:

  1. Both Prelims & Mains Exam would be conducted online
  2. There is a Negative Marking of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer in both the Exams.
  3. No deduction of marks for a question left blank/un-attempted by a candidate in both the Exams.

Interview Process

IBPS PO SBI PO
Mains Exam qualified candidates are called for the Interview Process by IBPS Mains Exam qualified candidates are called for the Interview Process by IBPS
It will constitute of 100 marks Group Discussion – 20 marks Interview – 30 marks
The qualifying marks will be 40% (35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories) The qualifying marks for this round will be decided by the Bank