SBI CBO Exam Pattern

SBI CBO is a national-level exam conducted by the State Bank of India. The SBI CBO 2023 notification is expected soon. The candidates interested in applying for the examination must be familiar with the syllabus and the exam pattern. 

In this article, the SBI CBO exam pattern is discussed in detail.

  • The SBI CBO Online test takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Below is a section-by-section exam pattern for the online exam.
  • The online test will include two parts: objective and descriptive followed by an interview.

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SBI CBO – Objective Test Exam Pattern (Online)

  • Time Limit- 2 hours
  • Number of Questions- 120
  • Maximum Marks- 120
Section Name No of Questions Maximum marks Duration
English Language 30 30 30 minutes
Banking Knowledge 40 40 40 minutes
General Awareness/Economy 30 30 30 minutes
Computer Aptitude 20 20 20 minutes
Total 120 120 2 hours

SBI CBO – Descriptive Test Exam Pattern (Online)

  • Time Limit- 30 minutes
  • Number of Questions- 02
  • Maximum Marks- 50
Name of Test (Descriptive) No of Questions Maximum marks Duration
Letter Writing 1 25 30 minutes
Essay-250 words on banking related 1 25
Total 2 50 30 minutes

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Wrong-answer penalties

In Objective Tests, there will be no penalty for incorrect responses. There will be no penalty for a question that is left blank, i.e. if the candidate does not mark a response.


The interview will be worth 50 marks. To be considered for final selection, candidates must get minimum qualifying marks in the interview. The Bank will determine the minimum qualifying marks.

Final Merit List

Candidates must pass both the Online Written Test and the Interview independently. For the purpose of producing the final merit list, the marks acquired in the Online written test, both in the Objective and Descriptive tests, will be added to the marks obtained in the Interview. The final merit list will be compiled using a 75:25 weighted average of the marks obtained in the Online Written Test and the Interview.

After averaging (out of 100) converted marks from the Online Written Test and Interview, the final merit list (state-by-state and category-by-category) is generated. The highest-ranking candidates on a merit list generated by state and category will be chosen.

SBI CBO preparation requires rigorous efforts and a strategic approach. Candidates should pay undivided attention while preparing for the examination.

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