State Bank of India (SBI) is going to recruit 4500 Probationary Officers (PO) (including 2500 PO - Rural). Written test for the recruitment will be held on 11th April, 2010
Selection Process: consists of Written Test (250 marks), GD and Interview (50 marks).
SBI PO Written Exam – Duration of the test is 3 hours of 250 marks
Objective test consists of 200 marks and Descriptive test consists of 50 marks. All the tests will be conducted on the same day.
The Objective test consists of following sections:
Test of English Language
Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
Test of Reasoning (High Level)
The Descriptive test is of one hour duration. The Test will be evaluated only for candidates who have scored high percent in each objective test & have overall 40%.
Candidates must score the qualifying marks for this test which is 40%, 20 marks to proceed to final phase.
GD & Interview : Candidates who scored higher marks (higehr percentage) in written test will be called for GD & Interview. Candidates who could secure a minimum of 40% out of the total 50 marks will be considered for final selection.
Books: You can buy books online also.
SBI PO Exam, 2010 edition with question papers Here
SBI PO exam Guide Here
Question Papers - English test
Indian Bank – Test of English Here
Punjab National Bank – English Test Here
SBI – Test of English Here
Oriental Bank of Commerce – English previous questions – Here
Dena Bank – English Objective Test Here
Andhra Bank – English Paper – Here
Bank of India – Test of English previous paper – Here
Books for English test :
Upkars Test of Objective English
S.Chand Objective English 10,000+ Questions
Khurmis Objective English for Competitive Exams
Question Papers - General Awareness test:
United Bank of India – General awareness paper Here
Maharashtra Bank Here
Punjab National Bank – Test of General Awareness Here
State Bank of India Here
Indian Overseas Bank – General Awareness test Here
Andhra Bank Here
Allahabad Bank – General Awareness Test Here
Books for General Awareness test:
Objective General Knowledge by Edgar Thorpe
Arihant General Knowledge 2010
Pearson Objective General Knowledge
About State Bank of India (SBI)
State Bank of India (SBI) is one of the leading bank in India. This was first established in 19th century. Later this bank was merged with Imperial bank and in the year 1955 the Govt of India nationalized the Imperial Bank and later it was called as State Bank of India. It is one of the largest commercial bank.
The bank provides with some of the best services to its long lasting customers:
• Personal Banking
• NRI services
• Agriculture financing services
• Corporate financing
• Domestic treasury
It also provides retail banking by offering services like:
• Term deposits
• Recuirng deposits
• Housing loan
• Educational loan
• For pensioners
• Against mortgage of property
• Medi-plus scheme
• Rates of interest
It has many subsidiary banks which include:
• State bank of Indore
• State bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
• State Bank of Hyderabad
• State bank of Mysore
• State Bank of Patiala
• State Bank of Travancore
SBI has created a unique serving methods to its customers even if it is an holiday. If you visit Kerala you can find a floating SBI ATM on the backwaters. Customers can also avails its internet banking service.
SBI has its branches all over India by having 16,000 branches as well as it has also its international presence. SBI has 131 branches in 32 countries all over world.
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