SBI PO Question Papers 2018

April 24, 2018 18206 Isha
SBI PO Question Papers 2018

SBI PO Question PapersSBI PO Question Papers 2018: Candidates preparing for SBI PO 2018 recruitment will need sample question papers to prepare for the upcoming recruitment exams. The previous years' question papers of SBI PO will help aspirants understand the exam pattern and the types of questions asked in the exam. Practicing using SBI PO question papers, candidates can get a fair idea of the level of questions that they can expect in the SBI PO prelims and mains exam. Also, candidates will get to know their weak areas by regular practice using sample question papers. Solving multiple question papers can help aspirants learn time management that will come to use on the day of the exam. SBI PO recruitment 2018 is being conducted by SBI for recruitment to 2000 vacancies of Probationary Officers. The selection process of SBI PO 2018 consists of three stages - Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Group Exercises & Interview. SBI PO question paper of prelims will consists of 100 questions from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The mains exam of SBI PO will comprise 155 questions from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness and English Language. Candidates can check below more details on SBI PO question papers and exam pattern.

How to download SBI PO Previous Year Question Papers?

Candidates can use the links given in the table below to download section wise SBI PO question papers.

SBI PO Practice Paper 1 Download Here
SBI PO Practice Paper 2 Download Here
SBI PO Practice Paper 3 Download Here
SBI PO Practice Paper 4 Download Here
SBI PO Practice Paper 5 Download Here
SBI PO Practice Paper 6 Download Here
SBI PO Practice Paper 7 Download Here

Benefits of SBI PO Question Papers 2018

SBI has invited applications from Indian nationals for recruitment to 2000 vacancies (excluding 118 for PWD and 38 backlog vacancies) of Probationary Officers (PO) in the bank. Candidates can submit SBI PO application form April 21 to May 13. Preliminary exam is scheduled to be held on July 1, 7 and 8. SBI PO main exam is scheduled to be held on August 4. Candidates applying for SBI PO recruitment 2018 can use SBI PO question papers to get insights into the types and level of questions in previous years' exams. Candidates can check the benefits of practicing from SBI PO 2018 question papers given below.

Increase in Accuracy: By practicing with the help of SBI PO question papers, candidates are able to enhance their accuracy and speed level.

Regular Performance Analysis: After solving the SBI PO 2018 question papers, candidates can analyse their preparation level and work on the weaker sections.

Details about examination scheme: Candidates will be able to familiarize themselves with the SBI PO exam pattern by regular practice using question papers.

Time Management: Question papers of  SBI PO will also help candidates improve their time management skills which in turn will help them solve all the questions in the allotted time.

SBI PO Question Papers 2018 – Exam Pattern

The selection procedure of SBI PO 2018 recruitment consists of three stages - preliminary exam, main exam and group exercises & interview. Details of SBI PO exam pattern for preliminary and mains exam are given below.

Preliminary Exam

The preliminary exam is the first phase of SBI PO selection procedure and the important highlights of paper pattern are as given below.

  • SBI PO 2018 preliminary examination is an objective exam. Candidates have to select correct answer for every question out of the five given choices
  • The total marks allotted for the preliminary exam are 100
  • As per the marking scheme given in SBI PO exam pattern, candidates are given 1 marks for each correct answer, whereas 1/4 of the total marks allotted to a question will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • The exam will have 3 sections in total and candidates will have to secure the sectional and overall cutoff to qualify the exam.

Exam Pattern of SBI PO Preliminary Examination

S.No. Name of Test No of Questions Total marks Time allotted
1 English Language 30 Total maximum marks 100 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
Total 100 1 hour


SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who secure the SBI PO cutoff 2018 in the preliminary examination will be shortlisted to appear for the mains exam. The important highlights for each part of the SBI PO 2018 mains exam are given below.

The main examination of SBI PO is divided into two stages:

  • Objective Test
  • Descriptive Test

Objective Test

  • The objective test of SBI PO mains exam is for 200 marks
  • Candidates will have to appear for the objective test first and upon completion the descriptive test will be held immediately
  • Objective test of the mains exam has four sections - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Economy/Banking Awareness and English Language.
  • The objective test will have separate timing for every section.
  • According to the marking scheme of the objective test, 1/4 of the total marks for a question will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, no mark will be deducted in case a question has been left unanswered.

Structure of Objective Test:

S. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 Total maximum marks 200 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 minutes
Total   155 3 hours


Descriptive Test

  • Candidates appearing for the mains exam of SBI PO will appear for descriptive test immediately after the objective test is completed.
  • The descriptive test will be conducted for 30 minutes for a total of 50 marks
  • SBI PO 2018 descriptive test will test the candidates on English Language – Letter Writing and Essay
  • Candidates are required to qualify in the descriptive test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
  • 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.

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