Candidates interested in applying for jobs in State bank of India have a reason to smile as the bank had recently made changes to their exam pattern. SBI has scrapped the mathematical/ quantitative papers for its Probationary Officers recruitment announced last month leaving more room to test candidates on logical reasoning & data analysis skills.
The Test : As per recruitment notice for officer jobs in State bank of India & their associate banks, the exam pattern given was -
1) Test of English Language
2) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
3) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
4) Test of Reasoning (High Level)
Test of Reasoning : The recent SBI recruitment for 4500 Probationary officers saw the inclusion of Test of Reasoning paper in place of Quantitative aptitude/ Numerical ability, which is a standard part of many competitive exams in India, including bank exams.This could be due to the change in the test pattern made by SBI, says an article published in Business line.
Decision Making : Now, with this change the bank looks to extract & test the reasoning and decision making skills.This seems to be a welcome move by SBI as bank officers will have to choose & decide between various available options for which their analysis, logical reasoning & decision making skills are taken into account in written exams.
No Maths.Easy? Although, the removal of maths papers from SBI officer recruitment exams would enable more eligible candidates with no exceptional maths knowledge to apply, it is also mentioned - Test of Reasoning would be of high level !
Hence, bank job aspirants will now have to prepare extensively for reasoning & data analysis tests, as the competition for bank jobs is increasing & SBI remains the first choice for many, even after the introduction of IBPS common exam