**State Bank Of India (SBI)**

**recruitment of 2000 post of Probationary Officers, recruitment Overall exam details, exam books, previous year papers**

**State Bank Of India Recruitment 2015**

**SBI News Update:**

**State Bank Of India**is going to conduct the recruitment examination for the 2000 post of Probationary Officers. The examination will be conducted tentatively in the month of June 2015. Candidates who are looking for the job in Banking sector can check the details for the exam pattern with paper details as we have provided the sample papers with the recommended books to help you crack the examination.

The applications are invited from the eligible candidates for appointment as PO in SBI. Candidates who clear all the phases of the recruitment are liable to be posted anywhere in India. The exact date of the examination will be announced soon. Meanwhile candidates can prepare for the examination and check the details below

## VACANCIES

Vacancies |
Vacancies (PWD) |
||||||

SC |
ST |
OBC |
GEN |
TOTAL |
OH |
VH |
TOTAL |

308 |
339 |
541 |
812 |
2000 |
38 |
24 |
62 |

**Selection Procedure :**

The examination will be conducted in the following phases:

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**Phase I - Preliminary Examination (100 Marks) **

**Duration : 1 hour**

Section | Maximum Marks/No. Of Questions |

English Language | 30 |

Quantitative Aptitude | 35 |

Reasoning Ability | 35 |

Total | 100 |

Friend see you have 1 hour with three sections.So you can see you won't be having much time, so please don't bluff, don't try to attempt all the questions as their is negative marking too i.e 1/4th of the total marks assigned to each questions.

Just guessing & ticking the answer will take you no where. You have to attempt the paper in smart way.

So here are few instructions about how to attempt or you can say tricks to attempt the paper.

1. See all these 3 sections won't require equal time so try to attempt those sections in which you find yourself strong or which takes less time.

2. According to us

Sections taking more time are: Quantitative Aptitude& Reasoning

Sections taking less time are: English Language

3. We suggest you to go first for sections which take less time so that you have ample amount of time for time consuming sessions.

4. All the questions except English section will be available in bilingual i.e. English & Hindi so don't think that hindi medium candidates or candidates who studied in Hindi can't perform.

5. Candidates who will be selected will go for Phase II.

## Phase II - Main Examination (250 Marks)

### Objective (200, 2 hours)+ Descriptive (50, 1 hour)

The Objective Test consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each as follows:

a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)

b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing &Computers

c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation

d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)

**IMP**: The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks.

The Descriptive Test of 50 marks will be a Test of English Language

(Letter Writing & Essay).

## Phase III - Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

The marks of the candidates who qualify in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be aggregated and arranged for each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The candidates are required to qualify this test for final selection.

## Final Selection

**Merit List = Marks scored in Main Examination + Marks scored in GD & Interview**

The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. All the results of GD & Interview will be posted on the Bank's website. List of selected candidates will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.

### Previous Year Question Paper 2014

### Answer Key 2014

### Question Paper 2014

**Section wise Syllabus, Sample Questions**

**Note: There are some good books to prepare for SBI PO Exam. They contain previous year papers**

**from 2002 to 2014. Purchase these books, it takes 2 to 3 business days & it will be delivered at you place.**

**Recommended**

**Books**

**Phase I : English Language**

We recommend you to practice comprehensions so that you can increase your speed while answering questions related to the passage. Also, practice grammar as SBI PO has some tough questions.

To provide you with an example given below is a cloze test.

In the following passage, their are blanks, each of which has been mumbered. These numbers are printed below the passage andagainst each, five words/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blanck appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.

There is a considerable amount of research about the factors that make a company innovate. So is it possible to create anenvironment

**(1)**to innovation? This is particularly pertinent**(2)**for India today. Massive problems in health, education, etc.**(3)**be solved using a conventional approach but (**4**) creative and innovative solutions that can ensure radical change and (**5**). There are several factors in India's (**6**). Few countrieshave rich diversity that India or its large, youn population (**7**). While these (**8**) innovation policy interventions certain additional steps are also required. These include (**9**) investment in research and development bu (**10**) the govenmentand the private sector, easy transfer of technology from the academic world, etc.to fulfill its promise of being prosperous and to the forefront, India must be innovative.**1.**(a) stimuli (b) conducive (c) incentive (d) faciliated (e) impetus

**2**. (a) objective (b) controversy. (c) doubt. (d) question. (e) inference

**3**. (a) cannot. (b) possibly. (c) should. (d) never. (e) must

**4**. (a) necessary. (b) apply. (c) need. (d) consider. (e) requires

**5**. (a) quantity. (b) advantages. (c) increase. (d) chaos. (e)growth

**6**. (a) challenges. (b) praises. (c) favour. (d) leverage. (e) esteem

**7**. (a) blessed. (b) enjoys. (c) endows. (d) prevails. (e) occurs.

**8**. (a) aid. (b) jeopardise. (c) promotes. (d) endure. (e) cater

**9**. (a) acute. (b) utilising. (c) restricting. (d) inspiring. (e) increased.

**10**. (a) both. (b) besides. (c) combining. (d) participating. (e) also

**Answers**:

(1) b

(2) d

(3) a

(4) e

(5) e

(6) c

(7) b

(8) a

(9) e

(10) a

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**Quantitative Aptitude**

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**1. If the length and breadth of a rectangular garden plot were increased by 20%, what would bethe percentage increase in the area of the plot?**

(1) 20 %

(2) 24 %

(3) 36 %

(4) 44 nn %

**2. If 7% of the sale price of an article is equivalent to 8% of its cost price and 9% of its sale price exceeds 10% of its cost price by Re. 1, then what is the cost price of the article?**

(1) RS 400

(2) RS 350

(3) RS 300

(4) RS 280

**3. In the first 10 overs of a cricket game, the run rate was only 3.2. What should be the run rate in the remaining 40 overs to reach the targer of 282 runs?**

(1) 6.25

(2) 6.50

(3) 6.75

(4) 7.00

**4. The difference between simple interet and compound interest compounded annualy at the rate of 12% per annum on Rs. 5000 for two years will be?**

(1) Rs. 17.50

(2) Rs. 36

(3) Rs. 45

(4) Rs. 72

**5. a man who owned 25% of the equity capital of a certain company sold 1/3 of his holding last year and 5/12 of the remaning this year. What part of the business does he own now?**

(1) 1/5

(2) 5/144

(3) 7/72

(4) 65/72

**6. A father's age is three times the sum of the ages of his two children, but 20 years hence his age will be equal to the sum of their ages. Then the father's age is ?**

(1) 30 years

(2) 40 years

(3) 35 years

(4) 45 years

**7. If anshul rows 15 Km upstream and 21 Km downstream taking 3 hours each time, then what is the sp eed of the stream?**

(1) 2 kmph

(2) 1 kmph

(3) 3 kmph

(4) 1.4 kmph

**8. A train 60 m long passes a platform 90 m long in 10 seconds. What is the speed of the train?**

(1) 76 kmph

(2) 13 kmph

(3) 58 kmph

(4) 54 kmph

**9. Six boys or four men can complete a piece of work in 24 days. In how many days will 3 boys and 10 men together complete the same piece of work ?**

(1) 6

(2) 8

(3) 12

(4) Cannot be determined

(5) None of these

**10. The sum of the circumference of a circle and the perimeter of a rectangle is 132 cm. The area of the rectangle is 112 sq cm and breadth of the rectangle is 8 cm. What is the area of the circle ?**

(1) 616 sq cm

(2) 540 sq cm

(3) 396 sq cm

(4) Cannot be determined

(5) None of these

**Answers**:

1. (4)

2. (2)

3. (1)

4. (4)

5. (3)

6. (2)

7. (2)

8. (4)

9. (2)

10. (1)

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**Reasoning Ability**

**Reasoning Ability**

**1. Find the missing letter in ABZ, BCY, CDX, DEW, .........**

**2. Find the missing number in 2, 5, 10, 17,.......**

**Directions ( 3 to 7)**

Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A,B, C,D,E,F,G,H And K are sitting around a circle facing the centre. F is fourth to the right of A, who is third to the right of B. K is fourth to the left of B and third to the right of D. C is third to the right of H. E is second to the left of G.

**(3) Who is fourth to the lef of G?**

(1) C

(2) A

(3) D

(4) K

(5) Data inadequate

(1) Second to the left

(2) Third to the right

(3) Fourth to the right

(4) Third to the left

(5) Fifth to the right

(1) F

(2) E

(3) G

(4) Data inadequate.

(5) None of These

(1) B

(2) G

(3) E

(4) Cannot be determined

(5) None of These

(1) GFB

(2) BGH

(3) ADC

(4) KEC

(5) EGF

(2) A

(3) D

(4) K

(5) Data inadequate

**4. What is E's position with respect to B?**(1) Second to the left

(2) Third to the right

(3) Fourth to the right

(4) Third to the left

(5) Fifth to the right

**5. Who is third to the right of K?**(1) F

(2) E

(3) G

(4) Data inadequate.

(5) None of These

**6. Who is on the immediate right of F?**(1) B

(2) G

(3) E

(4) Cannot be determined

(5) None of These

**7. In which of the following combinations is the third person sitting between the first and the second person?**(1) GFB

(2) BGH

(3) ADC

(4) KEC

(5) EGF

**8. Find the missing number in 2,6,30,60,130,....**

**9. Find the missing alphabets in adb _ ac _ da _ cddcb _ dbc _ cbda**

**10. Find the missing letter in Z W S P L I E ....**

**Answers:**

1. EFV

2. 26

3. A

4. D

5. C

6. B

7. E

8. 210

9. cbbaa

10. B

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7. E

8. 210

9. cbbaa

10. B

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