IBPS SBI PO Exam Pattern Full Details

IBPS SBI PO Exam Pattern Full Details-The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a government owned bank personal recruitment agency which conducts banking sector exams every year for various posts, in this article we published the exam pattern details of the IBPS SBI PO (Probationary Officer), please read carefully every point to understand about recruitment policy for this exam.


  • Minimum Age :- 21 Years
  • Maximum Age :- 30 Years


  • Academic Qualification:-

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination before the age limit as on date by IBPS.


  • GEN/OBC/EWS :- 750/-
  • SC/ST/PwD :- 0/- (Nil)


  • Presently, the starting basic pay is 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7 30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time (the emoluments are likely to be revised shortly).

SELECTION PROCEDURE :- The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three-tier process.

  • Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
  • Phase-II: Main Examination
  • Phase-III: Interview & Document Verification

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination Details

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted
online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

1English Language303020 Minute
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 Minute
3Reasoning Ability353520 Minute

Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times (approx.) the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short listed for Main Examination from the top of above merit list.

Phase-II: Main Examination Details

Main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.

  1. Objective Test :- The duration of objective test is 3 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of total 200 marks. There will be separate timing for every section.
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 Minute
2Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 Minute
3General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 Minute
4English Language354040 Minute
TOTAL1552003 Hrs.

2. Descriptive Test :- The duration of Descriptive Test is 30 minutes. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for total 50 marks.

Selection criteria for Phase-III :- Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Phase-II (Main Exam).


  1. Interview (30 marks) & Group Exercises (20 marks).
  2. Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in Phase-III to be considered
    for final selection.

Final Selection

  1. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
  2. The marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Phase-III for preparing the final merit list.
  3. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.
  4. Marks secured by the candidates in the Phase-II (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Phase-III scores of candidates (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks.
  5. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Phase-II and Phase-III. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

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