SBI PO Exam Pattern – Latest Pattern

Many of you may not be aware but the latest news is that SBI has changed its SBI PO Exam Pattern. I am sure that you may not be aware about it as the bank has changed the pattern very quietly. SBI Clerk Examination has been announced recently and now students are eagerly waiting for SBI PO notification. For those who are preparing for clerical exam may go through my articles on SBI Clerk preparation. Following articles will help you a lot:-

SBI Clerk Preliminary Syllabus

SBI Clerk – English

SBI Clerk – Reasoning

SBI Clerk – Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Exam Pattern

Now coming back to the original topic of SBI PO Exam pattern, you must be eager to know what changes have taken place in SBI PO Exam. Now SBI PO Main Examination will be extended for 3 hours and there will be time limit for each section. The change will be applicable in the upcoming SBI PO Examination.

Salient Features of SBI PO Main Examination:-

Therefore let us now understand about the change. Now the SBI PO Exam will be conducted in the following structure:-

  • There will be an Objective Test of 200 Marks.
  • Time limit will be fixed for each section.
  • There will be a descriptive test of 50 marks
  • Time duration for descriptive test will be 30 minutes.

The total duration of the objective tests will be 3 hours and there will be 4 sections. The structure of the exam will be as under (Click on the image to enlarge it) :-

sbi po exam pattern

 sbi po exam pattern

What about SBI PO Exam Pattern of Preliminary Examination?

This change will be applicable for the mains examination only. For preliminary examination there will not be any change and it will remain the same. The pattern of the preliminary examination will be like this. (Click on the image to enlarge it) 

sbi po exam pattern pre exam

sbi po exam pattern pre exam

SBI for the first time has given all these details in a very lucid manner on its official website. However let me clarify that the marks obtained in the preliminary exams will not be counted or added for the final selection. If you will qualify the preliminary exam then you will become eligible for appearing in the main examination.


  1. Vishal Sorathiya says:

    Hello Sir! I have been reading these blogs regarding SBI PO since last few weeks. Please write detailed study plan of SBI PO 2016.

    Thank you.

  2. aradhya singh says:

    What about negetive marking

  3. Stormley Sangma says:

    Hello sir! Can i go for both clerk & PO exam

  4. Ankita Tripathi says:

    So there would not be any timing in SBI PO.. pre…right???

  5. what are the topics to be covered in aptitude,English and resoning

  6. manish singh says:

    sir please tell me that descriptive will be cunducted online or ofline

    • Shivalika says:

      it will be online. it will carry 50 marks & time will b 30 mins as per my knowledge. All d best.

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