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SBI PO Sample Papers


SBI PO Sample Paper: The State Bank of India will conduct its annual SBI Probationary Officer (PO) exam tentatively in the month of April 2022. This exam is conducted to fill PO positions in various SBI branches across the country. Lakhs of candidates apply for this exam every year, hence you have to be very well prepared to face the challenge.

The dates of the examination are yet to be announced, but it is better to begin your preparations right away. Let us take a quick overview of the SBI PO Examination, and go through the sample papers later in this article.

SBI PO Exam Overview

Let us take a quick look at the important details related to SBI PO Examination.

Exam NameSBI PO
Organising AuthorityState Bank of India (SBI)
Post NameProbationary Officer (PO)
VacanciesNot Yet Announced
Exam FrequencyAnnual
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline (CBT)
Exam DateNot Yet Announced
Exam LanguageEnglish/Hindi
Official Websitehttps://sbi.co.in/web/careers

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Exam is conducted in 3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Group Discussion and Personal Interview

The exam pattern for the preliminary and the mains exam is given below.

Learn SBI PO Mains Exam Concepts

Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • The preliminary exam will consist of a total of 100 marks spread over 3 sections.
  • The total time duration of the examination will be one hour.
  • The cut-off time for each section will be 20 minutes.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for each right answer.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
SectionNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535
English Language3030

Mains Exam Pattern

  • Candidates who successfully clear the SBI PO Preliminary Exam are only eligible to attend the Mains Exam.
  • The Mains exam will consist of one objective type test and another descriptive type test.
  • The Objective test will include a total of 155 questions over 4 sections.
  • The time duration for this Objective test will be 2 hours.
  • There will be sectional time cut-off for the descriptive test.
  • Negative marking of -0.25 marks implies here as well.
  • The Descriptive test will include 2 questions to be completed in a duration of 30 minutes.
  • The descriptive test will be held right after the objective test.

Objective Test Pattern:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Economy / Banking Awareness404035 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation356045 Minutes
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude456060 Minutes
English Language354040 Minutes
TOTAL1552003 Hours

Descriptive Test Pattern:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Letter Writing11515 Minutes
Essay Writing11515 Minutes
TOTAL23030 Minutes

Group Discussion and Personal Interview

  • After clearing the prelims and mains exams, candidates will be called for a group discussion round.
  • This round will consist of 20 marks.
  • After this, there will be a personal interview of the candidate which will have 30 marks.
  • The final selection of candidates will happen on the basis of the performance in these rounds.
Practice Latest SBI PO Mains Book Questions Aligned to the New Syllabus With Quick Hints & Easy Solutions.

Why Should You Solve Previous Year Question Papers?

The best way to prepare for any examination is to know what the exam pattern and weightage is going to be like. This way, you will not run into any surprises that might come your way after looking at the paper.

  • The previous years’ question papers will have a variety of variations and differences in them, and you can estimate the kind of questions you might have to face when you attend the paper.
  • They will also give you a clear idea of the time partitioning you will have to implement during the examination.
  • Hence, solving previous years question papers by setting the allocated time as per the examination, will help you be more prepared to face any challenges that might come your way.

SBI PO Sample Papers From Previous Years

The PDF links of previous years’ question papers are shared below. It is advised that you solve them just like an examination and assess yourself by comparing your answers with the correct ones.

SBI PO Prelims Memory Based Paper 2019
SBI PO Prelims Answer Key 2019
SBI PO Exam Question Paper 7 July 2018
SBI PO Exam Question Paper 1 July 2018
SBI PO Exam Question Paper 2017
SBI PO Exam Question Paper 2016

Solving Mock Papers

Solving mock papers is equally beneficial in your SBI PO preparations. In this regard, Embibe can help you by providing mock question papers. Click on the links below.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test – 1SBI PO Prelims Mock Test – 1
SBI PO Mains Mock Test – 2SBI PO Prelims Mock Test – 2
SBI PO Mains Mock Test – 3SBI PO Prelims Mock Test – 3
SBI PO Mains Mock Test – 4SBI PO Prelims Mock Test – 4
SBI PO Mains Mock Test – 5SBI PO Prelims Mock Test – 5

Embibe also provides you with section wise mock tests to get thorough with each topic that is likely to be asked in the examination.

Prepare for every SBI PO Topic using these links.

SBI PO Prelims Mock Tests
SBI PO Mains Mock Tests

How To Solve SBI PO Sample Papers?

While solving the previous years questions papers, to gain full use of the practice, we have suggested a few steps for you to try out. Give them a try.

1st Step: Before solving the sample papers, make sure you have studied the entire syllabus to your best ability.
2nd Step: There would be topics that you find it hard to grasp, concentrate on those topics, and learn them as much as possible.
3rd Step: Set a timer before starting to solve the sample question paper and stay away from any kind of distractions that might lead to lapse in concentration.
4th Step: Once you are done with the paper, take a break. Eat, relax and your mind up.
5th Step: After this, compare the answers that you have given with the actual answers.
6th Step: Calculate your score based on the actual exam pattern.
7th Step: This will give you a clear idea of how much you are prepared to face the exam and the topics that you need to focus on more.

Follow these steps to climb your way to success and land an SBI PO job to build a prosperous career.

Practice SBI PO Mains Exam Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions to clear your doubts and queries related to the SBI PO Exam.

Que 1: Where can I download SBI PO sample papers?
A. The PDF links for previous years’ sample question papers are available in this article.

Que 2: Where can I find mock test papers to solve?
A. Embibe provides with you a wide variety of mock tests for SBI PO Prelims and Mains exam, and also for your section-wise preparation. The links to these pages are given in this article above.

Que 3: When will SBI release the official notification of the examination?
A. The official notification is expected to be released very soon. Stay tuned to this page for related updates.

Que 4: What are the stages in SBI PO Examination?
A. The stages in SBI PO examination are Preliminary exam, Mains exam, Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

Que 5: When will the SBI PO exams be held?
A. The SBI has not released an official date of examination yet. We will update the information once it is out.

We hope this article on SBI PO Sample papers has provided you with enough questions papers and mock tests to prepare yourself for the exam. Stay tuned to embibe.com for related updates on the examination.

Check out these related links.

SBI PO Recruitment 2022SBI PO Exam Dates 2022
SBI PO Exam Dates 2022SBI PO Application Form
SBI PO SyllabusSBI PO Eligibility

Practice SBI PO Prelims Questions with Hints & Solutions