Friends.. Examination for Recruitment of Probationary Officers in Associate Banks of SBI 2014 starts tomorrow (9 November 2014). Here is a quick look at the pattern and syllabus of the exam.
Here are the 05 SBI Associates Banks at present:
1. SBBJ – State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
2. SBH - State Bank of Hyderabad
3. SBM - State Bank of Mysore
4. SBP - State Bank of Patiala
5. SBT - State Bank of Travancore
The examination consists of 2 sections namely:
1. Objective type paper-I - 200 Marks
2. Descriptive type Paper-II - 50 marks
The Objective Test will be online. Immediately after the online Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered. Questions relating to Descriptive Test will be available on computer (Online) and candidates will have to write the answers on the answer sheet (Offline) provided to them on Paper/Pen mode.
1. Objective Test: The Objective Test with 2hours duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:
a) Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)
The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
2. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test with 1 hour duration (50marks) will be of “Test of English Language (comprehension, short précis, letter writing & essay)”.
The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Here are some of the topics for Descriptive Test asked in last year's exam, to serve as an example.
(a) Letter Writing: To a branch to close the saving account, To a friend to attend a seminar on net banking, To a bank for higher education loan etc
(b) Paragraph Writing: If I were an author, Rural Banking, Impact of autonomy provided to bank etc
(c) Essay Writing: Right to education act, Financial Inclusion, How Technology can help banking sector etc
(d) Precise Writing: Chief Vigilance Officer etc
(e) Reading Comprehension: ATM and its uses etc
Note: Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are Placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.
So to all friends taking SBI Associate PO Exam this year: We will be updating the questions asked each day, for the help of others having exam in other days/shits. Kindly try to share the questions which you attempt with us (our mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org) for the help of others. As a last minute reference read our articles from below for the exam. Face the exam with confidence.. All the Best...come through with flying colours. Remember one thing "exam is to test what you know and not to test what you don't know".
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