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SBI Probationary Officer PO

SBI PO is one of the most awaited after job in India. It is assuring a secure future coupled with the prestige of working in government sector.

SBI PO 2017 Paper Pattern / Exam Analysis

SBI PO Reasoning Questions Asked on 6th May 2017 - 1st Slot

  • Analytical Reasoning - 5 Qs - Total 8 People have their birthday in 4 different month & in 8 different dates. Scheduling Question was asked. - Difficult
  • Directions and Distance - 1Q - Easy
  • Arrangements and Patterns - 1Q - Medium
  • Inequalities - 5Qs - Easy
  • More Puzzles - Floor based, Linear, Order & Ranking based (Date of Birth based) Puzzles, Comparison based Puzzle, Double Line Puzzle - 5Qs - Difficult
  • Coding Decoding - 1Q - Easy
  • Blood Relation - 1Q - Easy
  • SBI PO Reasoning Questions Asked on 6th May 2017 - 2nd Slot

  • Scheduling - 5 Qs - Based on month & days.
  • Directions and Distance - 1Q - Easy
  • Arrangements and Patterns - 1Q - Easy
  • Inequalities - 5Qs - Easy
  • More Puzzles - 13 Qs - Floor based, Linear Arrangement, Order & Ranking based (Date of Birth based) Puzzles, Comparison based Puzzle. -Difficult
  • Coding Decoding - 1Q - Easy
  • Blood Relation - 1Q - Easy
  • Statement & Conclusion - 5 Qs - Moderate
  • SBI PO Quant Questions Asked on 6th May 2017 - 1st Slot

    Data Interpretation - 10Qs - 5Qs Questions asked on the following:

  • Tabular Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Number Series - 1Q + 3Qs
  • Simplification - 5Qs based on Approximation - Easy to solve.
  • Mixtures - 1Q
  • Probability - 2Qs
  • Discount - 1Q
  • Mensuration - 1Q
  • Quadratic Eqns - 5Qs
  • Profit and Loss - 2-3Qs
  • English Verbal Ability Questions asked on 6th May2017 - 1st slot:

  • Comprehension - 10 Qs - based on "Food wastage". The questions were Inference based, Argument Based, theme based, Main Idea, Author View, Synonyms and Antonyms based.
  • Cloze Test - 10 Qs - based on "Ergonomics Furniture" - The filler were given and student need to find the most apropriate word. Given words were mostly phrasal verbs in nature.
  • Phrase Replacement - 10 Qs - The error part of the sentences was highlighted and students need to replace it with the correct options. Most of the errors were related to sentence construction, article, noun, verb, subject verb agreement etc.
  • SBI PO Reasoning Questions Asked on 6th May 2017 - 3rd Slot

  • Scheduling - 5 Qs - 5 People went to see the movie in 5 different days (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thru, Fri) - Easy
  • Order & Ranking Puzzle - 2 Qs - 4 Different book kept in a self
  • Ranking - 3 Qs - 13 Person sitting in a line & their position were given (such as - 3rd from the right) -Moderate
  • Double Lineup - 5 Qs - 8 People having different ages which fall in 8 different years. It was also given A is greater than B & C but not the greatest (type information).
  • Linear Arrangement - 3 Qs - Moderate
  • SBI PO Quant Questions Asked on 6th May 2017 - 2nd Slot

    Data Interpretation - 10Qs - 5Qs Questions asked on the following:

  • Tabular Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Number Series - 5Qs
  • Simplification - 5Qs based on Approximation - Easy to solve.
  • Mixtures - 2Q
  • Probability - 1Qs
  • SI & CI - 2Q
  • Mensuration - 1Q
  • Quadratic Eqns - 5Qs
  • Profit and Loss - 1Qs
  • English Verbal Ability Questions asked on 6th May2017 - 3rd slot:

  • Reading Comprehension - 10 Qs - Easy
  • Cloze Test - 10 Qs - Moderate
  • Phrase Replacement - 10 Qs - Moderate
  • SBI PO 2017 Cut Off

    Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017

    Category (GEN)

  • Quantative Aptitude - 10.25
  • Verbal Ability - 8.75
  • Reasoning Ability - 6.50
  • Cut Off marks (OBC / SC / ST / PwD)

  • Quantative Aptitude - 7.00
  • Verbal Ability - 5.75
  • Reasoning Ability - 4.00
  • SBI PO 2017 Prelims Overall Cut off

    Category GEN OBC SC ST OH VI HI
    Marks 51.50 48.25 43.25 31.25 38.75 42.50 18.50

    SBI PO 2017 Mains & Final Cut-Off

    Category GEN OBC SC ST OH VI HI
    Objective Test 50 40 40 40 40 40 40
    Descriptive Test 20 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5

    Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview

    Category GEN OBC SC ST OH VI HI
    (Obj + Descrip) 89.25 79.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 88.09 62.5
    Total : GE + Interview 20 18 18 18 18 18 18
    Total Marks of last selected candidate 46.59 40.83 38.95 28.88 37.24 46.11 32.95