SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern - SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Prelims 2020 will be an online test consisting of three sections - English Language, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability respectively, not in any fixed order. You do not have any option to switch to another section in between unless the time for that section is exhausted.

SL. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 100 20 Minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 20 Minutes
Total 100   1 hour
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. It means that for one incorrect answer, one fourth of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
  • There is no sectional cut - off in the SBI PO Prelims. Overall score in all the three sections will be considered for selection.
  • Once the SBI PO exam for Prelims is over, those who are able to qualify it will appear in the SBI PO Mains exam. The SBI PO Mains exam will consist of 4 sections: English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and General / Economy / Banking Awareness respectively. Apart from this objective test, the SBI PO Mains exam also consists of a ‘Descriptive Test’ of 30 minutes duration which English writing skills will be tested. Thus, the total time duration of the SBI PO Mains exam will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

    (i) Objective Test

  • (ii) Descriptive Test