Can someone please tell me what will be the pattern of SBI PO for 2018?

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  • Exam Pattern
    The exam is divided into three sections:
    ·        English Language
    ·        Quantitative aptitude
    ·        Reasoning ability
    All questions are objective type with 30 questions in first section carrying 30 marks and 35 questions in second and third section carrying 35 marks each. 0.25  marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
    Duration for exam is 1 hour .20 mins for each section.
    Registration fees for the exam is Rs.750 for general candidates and Rs.125 for SC,ST and PWD.
    How to prepare for exam
    ·       For scoring in English Language section, Focus on areas like one-word substitution, antonyms, synonyms ,improve your vocabulary and Grammar
    ·       For General awareness, cover subjects like banking awareness, history, geography, political science, economics etc.
    ·       For reasoning, you can play games and solve puzzles.
    ·       Practice mock tests once you feel you are done with your syllabus. For mock tests,I would recommend you Youth4work prep tests. It contains variety of questions which will help you to increase your knowledge and boost up your confidence. Practice as much tests as you can as “Practice makes the man perfect”.

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    Before appearing for the exam one most know the insight of it, so that the candidate is well prepared. The exam will be conducted in three phases-
    1)      PRELIMINARY EXAM- which will be divided by 3 sections
    - English Language
    - Numerical Ability
    -  Reasoning
    Time duration for the Prelims will be 1 hour and there will be 100 questions and the entire section will be of 100 marks.
    2)      MAINS – consists of 4 sections
    -          Reasoning and computer aptitude
    -          Data analysis and interpretation
    -          General/Economy/Banking awareness
    -          English language
    Time durations for the mains will be 3 hours and will consist of 150 questions and total weightage would be 200 marks.
    Then there will be the third phase of test,
    3) Descriptive test- will be conducted to judge and know your writing skills. In this test you’ll be given essays and paragraphs to write and time duration given will be 30 minutes. Once you are clear with the Prelims and Mains you’ll be eligible for this test.
    All these three tests will be having separate admit cards.
    Those appearing for the objective exams must know that there will be negative marking for every wrong answer 1/4th marks will get deducted.
    After the third phase you’ll be called for group discussions and personal interview.
    Group discussion will carry 20 marks                                                                                                            Interview will carry 30 marks
    Final score will be based on MAINS score and GD and Interview. prelims score would not be taken into consideration for further selection.
    All the candidates will be allowed to take limited no of attempts: for
    General – 4
    General PWD – 7
    OBC – 7
    SC/SC (PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) – No restrictions
    To know about the Syllabus, Important Dates and other details of the exam, Click here

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