[SBI Associate PO] Request to share online exam question list, bcoz RTI can’t get it & future aspirants need it

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  1. SBI Associate PO: Why share experience?
  2. Online MCQ paper: 200 marks
  3. Descriptive paper: 50 marks
  4. Overall Attempt and wisdom

SBI Associate PO Experience Sharing?

  • but Problem with these online bank exams= Authorities don’t share the question papers under Right to information act (RTI)
  • So, it becomes difficult for the next years’ aspirants to gauge the trend-difficulty level.

Therefore, recently I’ve taken the initiative to get question list from readers.

SBI Associate PO 2014 question paper

  • RBI Assistant 2014 exam: Question list is now compiled in the article itself. click me
  • RBI Grade “B” Prelims: comments from page2 onwards.
  • IBPS PO 2014 Prelims: comments from page1 onwards.

One of my team mate Ankiit Srivastava is tasked with preparing list of topic wise questionlist for all of above exam. RBI assistant page already finished. Same will be done with remaining RBI, IBPS and SBI exams. Therefore, I request the players: share their experience in comments below, preferably in following format:

Online MCQ paper: 200 marks

  1. General Awareness
    1. Subpart Marketing- nature and no. of questions.
    2. Subpart Computer- nature and no. of questions e.g. security, OS, DBMS, networking etc.
    3. What was the span of current affairs (3 months, 6 months, 8 months..)
    4. How much was current affairs vs static theory?
    5. How much portion from banking and economy questions? Example questions?
    6. Within banking segment- how much current vs static theory?
    7. Did they ask anything from economic survey / budget 2014?
    8. How much focus on [PIN] persons in news, books, authors, awards etc.? Example questions?
    9. Overall nature- how many trivial GK type (e.g. how many crores allotted in xyz scheme- this type of questions asked in RBI assistant. so did SBI follow that trend?)
    10. Overall difficulty level and how many questions did you attempt in this section correctly?
  2. Reasoning (High-level)
    1. Variety of questions- sitting arrangement/ syllogism / input-out etc?
    2. Did they ask non-verbal reasoning? (Image based questions) if yes what variety? (Paper folding / mirror images / dice color etc.)
    3. Overall Difficulty level and how many questions did you attempt in this section correctly?
  3. Data interpretation
    1. How many DI sets given? Avg. no of questions per set?
    2. Difficultly level of DI sets- (A) easy questions but lengthy calculation (B) difficult questions but easy calculation (C) both questions and calculations were difficult.
    3. Did they ask any basic maths qs. like interest rate, profit-loss, time work etc. or was it entirely based on Data interpretation sets?
    4. Did they ask permutation combination probability and Venn diagrams?
    5. Overall Difficulty level and how many questions did you attempt in this section correctly?
  4. English language
    1. How many Qs from comprehension? Their length and difficultly level compared to SBI PO / CAT / CSAT/ RBI Officer?
    2. Did they ask separate questions on vocabulary, phrases, synonym-antonym etc? (or was it part of the comprehension passage e.g. what is the meaning of underlined word in passage)?
    3. Did they ask sentence arrangement sets like CDS and CAT exam?
    4. Did they ask sentence correction, if yes how difficult?
    5. How many grammar questions (active-passive, direct-indirect, do as directed.)
    6. Overall, Difficulty level and how many questions did you attempt in this section correctly?

Descriptive paper (50 marks)

  • Essay: List of topics given, which topic did you select? What was the word limit and marks?
  • Comprehension: how long was the passage? many questions and marks? Difficulty level?
  • Précis: did they give separate passage for précis? or were you asked to shorten the same passage from comprehension? and how many marks and difficulty?
  • Letter writing / report writing: topics and marks.

Overall

  1. Overall, how many question did you attempt (out of 200 marks)
  2. If you had appeared in previous SBI associate PO, what’s your observation about length-difficultly level of this year, compared to last year?
  3. Any other Wisdom and tips for future aspirants.

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So far 282 Comments posted

  1. Wolverine

    Regarding the Bio data form
    DO we have to give character certificate from all 3 places
    i.e Past employer,Past educational institute and Gazetted Officer.
    What kinda cruel joke is this??
    Dont we have to prepare for GD??

    1. Ud

      You only need to get it from 2 of the three places.
      All institutes provide character certificate along with the graduation certificate. So you only have to get 1 additional character certificate. Since for attesting your documents you will be contacting any gazetted officer you can get a character certificate from the same.

  2. Chaudhary

    Hey frnds…while I was filling this online application..they stopped takng preferences after three…now to tell ’em pref fr all five in bio data.. Moreover I wrked as a PGT eco fr around 6 months in a school.. Do I need to mention dat??

  3. Nikku

    Same doubt as Wolverine…It seems we have to get 2 or more character certificates! And is it necessary to furnish references???

  4. Prateek

    Friends… interview date can be changed or not….my interview is clashing with SSC interview…. Both are on 21 Feb. If anyone knows….. Plz reply…… Plz

    1. Chaudhary

      Well Prateek I thnk they might make sm adjustmnts if u do hv a serious issue..but I dnt thnk any other intrw wud be a rsn they can accept..so I suggest frame sm othr one…. Talk to them… They wud tell u bst…

    2. ashish

      Brother same scenario…
      My SBI associate n New India Assurance administrative officer interviews are clashing..Both are on 23rd feb
      Dont know whether they would accomodate so most probably have to choose one of them…

      1. Gifty

        Bro ,, i don’t know about insurance but sbi will definitely change the date…just send them a mail..they will accommodate u in the last batch…good luck..

  5. Help Plz

    About character certificate , I passed out from my university in 2009 and do not live in same city (1500 kms apart from my place of current residence) , so getting this certificate for me does not seem feasible , also needless to say at the speed which my univeristy provides documents … could it be that I provide them character certificate from two gazzetted officer ?? how strict they are on it??

    Documet’s photocopies needs to be self attested ?? or from a gazzetted officer??

  6. helpp.........

    I am preparing for upsc 2015 and right now i have a call for interview of associate sbi po Do i need to tell them i am preparing for upsc..??? what impact would betheir??what impression would take take?? would it be negative or positive???

    1. Kumar

      No I don’t think you have to tell them u r preparing for civil services you should tell them U were preparing for bank Exam only
      See u have sell U r self in front of them.

  7. prasanna kumar

    Hi friends. I HV previous experience in idbi bank which I haven’t mentioned it in application. Can I add it in bio data form of interview and attach necessary documents. Any problem if I do so.I have both discharge certificate and experience certificate with me..please guide on the following..

  8. vaishnavi

    hi friends, in biodata form they have asked about the post u have applied in last 3 yrs ….do we have to mention all of them ? is it necessary? i am 2013 passed out…and since then applying for many exams just for experience….please help…..

  9. Nive

    i am not able to get cc from my institution. but in de transfer cert they’ve mentioned abt conduct. will it be considered.

  10. pankaj

    why there is salary difference in sbi po and sbi associate po?

  11. puja

    friend i am working in 8 hours shift…dn how can i prepare for banaking exams

  12. trilok

    plz suggest the precis

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