SBI PO Exam 2013 – Expected Cutoff Marks & Topics to Read

sbi recruitment cutoff marks,sbi previous year question pattern,how to prepare for sbi po exam,sbi po 2012 recruitment exam cutoffs,sbi recruitment 2013,sbi po recruitment 2013,2013 sbi po recruitment,sbi po 2013,state bank of india po recruitment 2013Have you started to prepare for SBI PO recruitment exam 2013? With just a month left, we know many would be still searching for tips and free SBI question downloads on the internet.Though it is necessary to have a plan in place you should also know about previous SBI cutoffs and scores.This enables you to approach the state bank of India`s recruitment exam more confidently.


Few weeks back we published a guide on how to prepare for SBI PO exam in 60 days that contained in-depth study plan by Mr.Varun.


Now let’s look at State bank of India`s previous recruitment exams & gather info on the marks considered safe. For SBI job aspirants to understand better - the article is broken into following parts covering


SBI PO cutoffs || Question paper pattern


How Much to Score?

State Bank of India conducted recruitment test for 1000 PO on July 21, 2011. Below were the marks & cutoffs fixed by the bank for that hiring exercise.




The bank has not informed about the minimum score for written test in its notification but going by 2011 advt., it could be 40% for general & 35% for others.


Marks of the last candidate qualified in written exam (obj.& desc.papers) are,









Though the chance of these scores repeating again this year cannot be judged, you get an idea of expected score ranges.


What Topics to Cover?

A great deal of things can be learnt about competitive exams by referring previous year papers.So based on such patterns we have compiled the list of topics to that you need to concentrate while preparing for the upcoming SBI po 2013 exams.


Study materials: As usual, here are some best books for SBI PO exam available online that are popular among candidates.


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General Awareness

Comprehension passages Banking Terms
Jumbled & construction of sentences Current affairs & Latest events
Synonyms & Antonyms Computer knowledge
Close passage Marketing questions



Data Interpretation

Syllogism, Analogies Time,speed, distance problems
Sitting/ Circular arrangements BODMAS
Direction based problems Mensuration
Data sufficiency Permutations & combinations
Input output, Odd pairs & Eligibility test Line graphs & tables
Non verbal (images type) Charts (bar/pie etc.)
Course of action, Coding decoding  
Cause effect, Output tracing  


Descriptive Test:

This is more like english grammar paper given in school exams.For 50 marks, the section consists of the following questions

Letter writing, Paragraph writing, Essay writing, Precis writing & Comprehension.See how to prepare for descriptive test & its pattern

All candidates should qualify in this test to proceed further.So give equal importance during preparations.


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roopshree said...

Unlike ibps, sbi has only 4 sections? Also, how much time will be alloted for both objective and descriptive paper?

Teja KR said...

Its really helpfull... really providing the must needed info to candidate... Thank u so much..

Anonymous said...

nice information....great work for us really........keep the updatw regularly:- abhinav, balaghat(m.p.)

sonam dubey said...

Did s a fab site for bank po aspirants

Anonymous said...

Thnx fr ur valuable suggestion

Anonymous said...

Dear admin bei,written exam for the above mentioned recruitment was held on 24/07/2011 & not on 21/07/2011, generally bank exams take place on sundays and 21 was a thursday,rest of the info supplied is correct.good job bei.

varsha mittal said...

thanku for this useful.information....mje lgta h sayad hi kisi ko ye bat pta hogi...thanks a lots....

Nikesh Shah said...

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kiran kumar said...

thank u