SBI PO Previous Year Paper for Mains Exam

The SBI PO question paper for the mains examination is said to be one of the highest grade banking examinations. Being the largest Public Sector Bank, the popularity among the aspirants to crack the Probationary Officer exam is extremely high. Thus, making it more competitive and challenging.

Referring to the previous year SBI PO question papers can help candidates in comprehending the standard of the examination and also, the format in which questions can be framed. In this article, we bring to you, the previous years’ mains exam question papers for SBI PO

Aspirants who are prepping themselves up for the Probationary Officer exam scheduled for January 2, 2022, must go through these question papers for reference. Solving these will upgrade the understanding of the examination and also boost confidence while appearing for the other bank exams

Once the SBI PO mains exam 2021 is conducted on January 2, 2022, candidates will be able to download the memory-based SBI PO Mains Question Paper 2022 at the linked article. 

SBI PO Previous Year Mains Question Papers

Given below are the SBI PO Mains Question Paper PDF for the different subjects included in the second phase of the examination. These memory-based question papers from the previous years have been created for the reference of candidates preparing for the SBI PO Mains examination. 

Download the memory-based subject-wise SBI Bank PO previous year question papers below:

SBI PO Mains Question Paper 2020

English Language:-Download PDF Here

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation:-Download PDF Here

Reasoning Ability:-Download PDF Here

Current Affairs and General Awareness:-Download PDF Here

To go through the SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-21, candidates can visit the linked article, and check the general analysis of the paper based on the review by the applicants who had appeared for the exam.  

Aspirants preparing for the upcoming bank exams can complement their preparation with the links given below:

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 

For beginners who are looking forward to applying for the State Bank of India Probationary Officer exam for the first time in the coming year, given below is the mains exam pattern in brief:

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Time Duration
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 45 minutes
General & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English (Descriptive Test) 2 50 30 minutes

A few things to remember about this phase of the examination are:

  • Scoring high in this stage is extremely important as the marks scored in Mains exam and the Interview stage combined together form the final merit
  • A separate cut off is released for this stage 
  • Negative marking is applicable for the objective type paper
  • There is no sectional cut off in the SBI PO mains examination

Candidates must ensure that they review the detailed SBI PO Syllabus, before moving ahead with their bank exam preparation. As the syllabus is comprehensive and a strategic plan must be followed to crack the bank exam. 

Benefits of Solving Previous Year SBI PO Mains Question Paper

Over the years, the standard of the SBI PO question paper has increased due to the tough competition. Since no major changes have been made in the syllabus part, the conducting body tends to increase the complexity of questions asked from different topics. 

Thus, by referring to the previous year papers, candidates can benefit in multiple ways:

  • Comprehending the Standard of examination 
  • Analysing the complexity of questions
  • Important topics based on which questions are asked frequently
  • Self Assessment based on the marks scored after solving the question paper
  • A better understanding of the examination boosts the candidate’s confidence

Marks scored in the mains question paper directly impact the overall scores of the candidates. Thus, to evaluate the previous year SBI PO Cut Off marks, candidates can visit the linked article. 

Aspirants can also acquaint themselves with the SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 for the paper held between November 20th and 27th, 2021 to shortlist candidates for the Mains examination. 

For any further updates, exam information, study material or preparation tips, visit BYJU’S. 

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SBI PO Prelims SBI PO Notification 
SBI PO Result SBI PO Admit Card
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