SBI PO 2016 Mains New Exam Pattern


State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a new pattern for Preliminary and Main Examinations. Recently, the bank has advertised a huge no of vacancies of Clerk and it will soon issue the notification for PO Posts. Hence, all the job seekers must prepare well for the exams from now onwards. There will be a huge competition for each bank job and especially for SBI Jobs it will be a little higher.

We all know that SBI will conduct Preliminary and Main Examination for PO Vacancies. After the completion of both, the authority invites the candidates to appear for GD and interview. Now the authority has made one more change to this pattern. That is, the authority has fixed the time for each section. Till now, SBI has conducted the prelims and main exam for 1 hour and 2 hours respectively. There is no subject wise time period. Hence, candidates were attempted their easy subject first and save the time for next subjects. Now it will not be possible, as there is section wise cut off time. That means applicants have to complete each section with in the given period. You will be allowed to go for next section only after you finish the first one.

This will be definitely a problem for all the job seekers, because the candidates will get less time for quantitative aptitude section than they used to allocate. Candidates can check the following for table to know section wise time for SBI PO Main Examination 2016.

Test Name Of the Test No.Qs Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General Awareness about Economy/ Banking 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

Descriptive Test: This test will be conducted 25 marks and the duration is 30 minutes. This can be a letter writing and essay writing. Applicants are required to get minimum marks in this test.

Finally candidates will be called for personal interview. For more details please refer the advertisement on