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The State Bank of India (SBI) is inviting applications for Probationary Officer (PO) Posts. The candidates can also get the Complete SBI PO Exam Question Paper Analysis and cut off marks. The candidates who are willing to write bank exam must know the cut off marks, means how many marks has to gain to qualify for the SBI PO Written Exam 2014. We have mentioned those all details in details from the below given table. So, the applicants can download the given materials and can prepare well for the SBI PO Written Exam 2014. The candidates can get the remaining details from the below.

Name of the Organization : State Bank of India (SBI)

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Job Category: Government Sector

Name Of The Post : SBI Probationary Officer (PO)

SBI PO exam Pattern 2014 :

S. No. Phase Marks
1. Written Exam (MCQ) 200
2. Descriptive Paper 50
3. GD & Interview 50

SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2014 Detailed Information :

Objective Type Test :

  • English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc)
  • General Awareness, Marketing and Computers
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Reasoning based questions of High Level

Descriptive Paper :

  • Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Precise Writing
  • Reading Comprehension


The SBI PO 2014 exam will be be divided or segmented into two portions:

Part A will have objective based questions of 200 marks. There will be total of 200 Questions spread across four following sections:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • General Awareness/ Computers/ Marketing

Part B will be a described paper consisting of total 5 Questions and to be completed in an hour.

F​ollowing is the tabular presentation of the objective Paper:

Total Marks 200
Total Number of Questions 200
Total Number of sections 4
Questions per section 50
Options 5
Marks per section 1
Negative Marking 0.25

Below mentioned is the section wise analysis and Breakup:

A) Logical Reasoning: In this section if the candidate can make up to 35 to 40 questions with an 90% accuracy can turn out to be in favor of the candidate. Following is the breakup:

  • Directions & Arrangements (Circular Arrangement) – 5 Questions (Moderate to Difficult)
  • Directions & Arrangements (Complex Arrangement) – 5 Questions (Difficult)
  • Data Sufficiency – 3 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
  • Syllogisms- 5 Questions (Easy)
  • Sequential Output Tracing – 5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
  • Codes – 5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
  • Relationship – 5 Questions ( Moderate to Difficult)
  • Mathematical operator based puzzles- 5 Questions (Moderate to Difficult)
  • Visual Reasoning – 5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
  • Critical Reasoning – 7 Questions (Easy to Moderate)

B) Data Interpretation & Analysis: This section is likely to be on the easier side and the candidates attempting 40 to 45 Question in the time span of 35 minutes with an accuracy level of 90 to 95 % can yield good result. Following is the breakup:

  • Pie Charts – 10 Questions (two sets of 5 Questions each) easy to moderate
  • Bar Graphs – 10 Questions (two sets of 5 questions each) easy to moderate
  • Radar Graph – 5 Questions (Moderate)
  • Line Graph – 5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
  • Tables & Caselets – 15 Questions (three sets of five Questions each) easy to moderate
  • Probability – 2 Questions (Easy)
  • Percentages – 3 Questions (Easy)

C) English Language: This section is likely to be on the easier side and the candidate with a nice preparation can pull of 30 -35 Questions which can yield a good result. Following is the breakup:

  • Reading Comprehension: 20 (2 RCs-each with 6+4 Question) Moderate to Difficult
  • Mark the Error: 5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
  • Jumbled Sentences: 5 Questions (Easy)
  • Fill in the blanks: 5 Questions (Moderate to Difficult)
  • Vocabulary: 5 Questions (Moderate to Difficult)
  • Cloze Passages: 10 Questions (Difficult)

D) General Knowledge & Computer Awareness: The general knowledge section will comprise questions from day to day affairs from the following sections:

  • sports
  • literature
  • economy
  • finance
  • banking terms & service.

where as, In computer sections the question basic from the following topics:

  • CPU
  • Desktop
  • Windows
  • Internet
  • Networks
  • input/output devices

Analysis of the Descriptive Paper:

This section is likely to five questions to be completed within an hours time.

  • Letter Writing (one of three choices)
  • write a letter to your sibling explaining the importance of saving money.
  • write a letter to the bank manager for extension of joining date.
  • As a manager, write a letter to the employees to conduct a meeting to discuss PR strategy
  • Essay Writing (one of three choices)
  • Security of women in the workplace, a cause of increasing concern
  • entrance exams – a necessary evil
  • pros and cons of inflation
  • Paragraph writing (one of three choices)
  • Importance of education in vernacular languages
  • pros and cons of winning lotteries
  • Do brokers deserve the cut they make on deals?
  • Reading Comprehension

Passage on wire transfer followed by 5 Questions. Ever year there is a different passage and there are questions related to the passage.

Precis Writing (Not more than 130 words)

Passage based on corporate social responsibility. The topic differs every year but there is topic given based on which the candidate has to do precis writing of not more than 130 words.


      Minimum Qualifying Marks
S.NO Subjects Total Marks SC/ST/OBC/OH/PH General
1 Reasoning 50 10 13
2 Data Analysis/Data Interpretation 50 10 13
3 General Awareness/Marketing/Computer Knowledge 50 10 14
4 English Language 50 10 13
5 Minimum Qualifying marks in objective test (200 marks)   70 80
6 Descriptive Type Test (English Language) 50 18 20

The candidates scoring following marks out of 250 were called for the interview:

Scheduled Caste (SC) 128
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 116
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 137
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) 118
Visually Handicapped (VH) 132
General 151

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