06 Jul

Descriptive Topics asked in SBI PO 2014 Exam

Descriptive Topics asked in SBI PO on 14th, 15th June & 27th, 28th and 29th June
Letter writing –

1.A letter to Complaint Letter : Being a customer of a so and so
bank, you have to write a complaint letter to the Bank Manager
about the negligence / irresponsibility of the employees
2.Letter to Editor : About tampering the currency notes by
punching pins to it.
3.An Informal Letter about telling your friend about the
advantages of PPF account and suggesting him to open a PPF
4.You are withdrawing money from ATM but the ATM turn out to
be malfunctioned. So, money didn’t come out but deducted
from account. Write a letter to bank manger for refund.
5.Letter to regional manager for change in bank timing as it is
inconvenient for customers.
6.A Letter to Superintendent of Police raising the concern over
the increased cases of theft near ATM.
7.A letter to bank for applying educational loan providing all
8.A letter to friend for encouraging and wishing him for civil
service examination which he is writing for the third time.
9.A letter to editor for publishing some articles on stress
management since these are exam season.
10.A letter to bank manager about the bad habit of stapling
currency notes
11.A letter to friend to aware him about the importance and benefit
of PPF account
12.A letter to the Bank Manager for the rude behavior of one of the
13.A letter to the Manager of the Bank for the Overdraft Facility
which you stopped long ago with the bank.
14.Write a letter to the K/S for giving you consignment glassware
in which one of the consignment was damaged and asked forthe compensation to the K/S Company.
Essay Writing –

1.How Education for economics can be put into college?
2.Is election commission right in banning election symbols
during casting of votes?
3.Roll of uneducated people in Indian Economy
4.Is generation gap a myth?
5.Enslavement of man by technology.
6.Is presidential form of government is suitable for India?
7.Those who saved More Taxed More. Justify
8.The Viability of Presidential Form Of Govt In India.
9.Benefits of Mutual fund investments
10.United Nation Organizations contribution towards the recent
turmoil’s in Ukraine
11.India’s Place in research paper survey
12.Suggestions to alleviate unemployment problem.
13.Role of newspapers in influencing society or youth
14.Contribution of unskilled labour in indian economy
15.How can education on economy are indulged in the college
16.Future of Banking Industry

Precis Writing –

3.Devaluation of money
4.Investment Banker
5.Role of a good banker.
6.A Precis emphasized on temperature, precipitation and how it
affects primary industries and economy
7.Banking system in India
Paragraph Writing –
1.Should betting be legalised in India?
2.The outdoor games in schools are mandatory or not
3.Downside of education loan
4.Types of Banks and RBI policies.
5.The addictive influence of Online gaming
6.Slate boards to papers, fountain pen to ball point pen, whats
7.The unpredictable human life.
8.Downside of education loan
9.A stitch in time saves nine.
10.Dignity of Labour.
11.Travel as education
12.Peaceful use of Atomic Power
13.Evaluation of Money causes Inflation
14.Labour is Key for Success

Descriptive Topics asked in SBI PO on 27th, 28th and 29th June

Letter writing –

• Write a letter to a friend who has got scholarship to study in abroad but is not willing to go as he is a single child of his parents.
• Write a letter to the Airlines Authority that you have left your cabin bag yesterday in the flight.
• You completed B.com (Banking & Insurance). Write an unsolicited letter to bank manager for the job.
• Write a letter to a friend advising him/her not to loose hope after failure in university exam.
• Letter to the Editor about Air Pollution and giving some suggestions
• Write a letter to a letter to client as Manager to help him close his savings account.
• Write a letter to the newspaper regarding loan easiness
• Write a letter to the bank manger reporting him about missing of debit card
• Write a letter to your friend telling him to don’t lose heart but hope for better future from her vast experience from life
• Write a letter to your friend suggesting him to visit the Capital’s Museum. Also, give importance of the visit.
• Write a letter to the higher authority of your bank to give promotion on the basis of your efficiency and loyalty as you have given 24 years of service to the bank

Essay Writing

• Transformation caused on workplace by information technology In past two decades
• Use of animals in scientific research
• Economic importance of tourism
• Will India ever be a developed country?
• Women Empowerment
• Banking Risk and Management
• Delink of commodities to drop price hike in share market
• Setting personal financial goal early in life
• Women’s Safety – It is our responsibility
• Village vs Town
Precis Writing
• Good and Bad Economists
• Impact of Micro Finance on Poverty
• Capital Market
• Value of Money
• Value of time in financial world
Paragraph Writing –

• Steroids as lifesavers
• My last wish
• Qualities of good marketing personnel
• Even if you lose, you keep the lesson
• Courtesy as an asset for Human Relation
• Importance of morning walk
• Stocks and Bonds in Share Market
• Art of Negotiation and it’s Importance
• About Distinct Education in on-line vs Conventional University Educations

18 Jun

SBI PO 2014 Exam Review, Cutoff, Results & Interview

SBI conducted the Probationary Officers online written exam for the recruitment of 1837 vacancies in State Bank of India on 14th and 15th June, 2014. Another exams would be conducted on 21st and 22nd June, 2014. You can read the full recruitment details here.

SBI PO 2014 EXAM REVIEW/Analysis:

The online exam was of 2 hours and had 200 questions. Check out the details analysis below:

    English Language : Almost similar to previous years’ exams. But with little higher difficulty level and time consuming. So the cutoff will be similar or little less when compared to last years’ exams.

  • General Awareness / Marketing / Computer Knowledge : The easiest section in this exam as compared to previous years’ exams. Only few questions from current affairs. A person with basic knowledge can also clear this section.
  • Reasoning : Moderate to heave section in difficulty. Questions were time consuming. Just like all IBPS exams.
  • Data Interpretation : Last year this was the easiest section but this time, it was very time consuming. As the exam was online, it created more problems.
  • Descriptive Test :  No tricky questions. Same pattern and same cutoffs from ages.


Also, Check out SBI PO 2014 complete analysis by Careerlauncher here.

SBI PO 2014 Cutoff and Results:

Results would be announced very soon in 1-2 months. We will keep you posting. Check last year SBI PO cutoff here.
This time, cutoff is expected as follows:



Check out results of SBI PO ONLINE EXAM HERE.

See ALSO: Best Books for SBI Clerk 2014 (Assistants)


If you have done your paper well and expecting to clear the written exam, you should start preparing for interview right now.
Interviews can play a huge role in deciding the final ranking and your preferred posting.
Check out the best books to prepare for interviews.
We will keep you updated with interview material soon. All the best.

06 Apr


State Bank of India(SBI) released the notification for the recruitment of 1837 vacancies of Probationary Officers in 2014. You can read the SBI PO 2014 notification here.



Phase-I Examination consisting Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.
The Objective Test will be online. Immediately after online Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered. Cadidates will have to answer Descriptive Test on paper/Pen mode.
(i) The Objective Test with 2 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 Objective Test:
marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:
a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)
The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
(ii) The Descriptive Test with 1 hour duration (50marks) will be of “Test Descriptive Test: of English Language (comprehension, short précis, letter writing & essay)”.
The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are Placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

Phase II Exam consists of Group Discussion and Interview.

Check out the Best Books for SBI PO 2014(PROBATIONARY OFFICERS) Exam:

A) English Language:

1) General English by Lucent Publications: This is by far the best book available in the market for the preparation of all entrance exams. The content in this book is written in both English and Hindi language for easy understanding. All the concepts are explained in a crystal clear and step by step manner. Hundreds of rules of English grammar are given in this book chapter wise, so you will cover each and every aspect of English language.

2) Objective General English by SP Bakshi: Another best book to prepare for Objective English. All the topics are explained in a very clear and sequential manner. But personally, I’d prefer Lucent book.

If the book is not available on Flipkart, purchase on Amazon:

B) General Intelligence and Reasoning:

1) A Modern Approach To Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal: The best and only book you need to prepare for this section. Every topic is covered in detail in this book. This book is good for high level reasoning as required in SBI PO exam.

2) The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning: A Must have Resource for Aspirants of CAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, CMAT, CSAT, SBI PO, Bank Clerk, SSC: This is another best book for high level reasoning learning and practice.

C) Data Analysis & Interpretation:

1) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant: As this section in the SBI PO exam will be related to Data Analysis and Interpretation but for that, you need to clear your basics of mathematics. This is great book for Mathematics to improve your speed and efficiency with thousands of shortcuts. It covers all the topics with so many formulas, concepts, shortcuts, examples and thousands of questions to practice.

If book is not available on Flipkart, buy it on Amazon:

2) The Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency: A Must have Resource for Aspirants of CAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, CSAT, SBI PO, Bank Clerk, SSC: This is best book available in the market for Data Analysis and Interpretation.

D) General Awareness, Marketing & Computers:

1) Handbook on Computer Awareness: This Book is really useful for Recruitment Exams such as SBI PO, IBPS PO/Clerk, SSC, LIC AAO, Railways and entrance exams of MCA, MBA, BBA and similar courses.

If this book is not available, buy this book:

2) Guide to Banking General Awareness and Banking Aptitude Test: Great book for banking awareness section. It contains more than 1,000 questions for the preparation of Banking awareness section.

3) Marketing Aptitude Test by BSC: Best book of marketing to prepare for all competitive exams.

If this book is shown “Out of stock” on the above link, try the link below.

4) IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Marketing Officer Exam Practice Work Book by Kiran Prakashan: Another good book to prepare for marketing section in SBI PO exam.

5) General Knowledge 2014: Essential ‘Knowledge Capsule’ in General Awareness and Current Affairs by Manohar Pandey(Arihant Publications) I strongly recommend this book as you can do it within a week and it covers the entire General awareness in a concise manner.

For general awareness or current affairs section, you need to read newspaper daily or like our Facebook page to get current affairs daily or follow our monthly current affairs section on this website.

E) Descriptive Section:

1) Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi: This is a great book to prepare for Descriptive/Subjective section of SBI PO exam. This book covers many essays, letters, precis, reports and much more to cover every bit of descriptive topic in a very detailed manner.

We will update this post with more new books for SBI PO preparation. Keep visiting our website.

See Also: SBI PO 2013 Cutoff – Written Exam and Interview

All the best for the exam.

06 Apr

SBI PO 2013 Cutoff – Written Exam and Interview

SBI last conducted RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA in 2013. The Written Examination was held on April 28, 2014 followed by Group Discussion and Interview held in July 2013.

SBI again come out with the vacancies of 1867 PROBATIONARY OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA in 2014. It’s a great opportunity for all the candidates who are looking for a career in banking industry as SBI is the top bank in the country. You can read the SBI PO 2014 notification here.

See Also:


Check out the cut off for written exam and interview in SBI PO 2013:

SBI PO Cut Off 2013 2014

SBI PO 2013 Cutoff

Last time, written exam was conducted offline but this time SBI will conduct the written exam online just like IBPS PO exam. So the cutoff is likely to change this time.
Anyway, we wish all the candidates best of luck for the exam. Give your best shot.

04 Apr

SBI PO 2014 Recruitment – 1837 Vacancies( Notification, Paper Pattern,etc.)

State Bank of India(SBI) invites applications from the eligible candidates for the recruitment of 1837 vacancies of Probationary Officers.

Total No. of Vacancies: 1837

Important Dates:

PAYMENT OF FEES – ONLINE : April 7, 2014 – April 25, 2014
PAYMENT OF FEES – OFFLINE : April 10, 2014 – April 28, 2014
Exam Date: June, 2014(Tentatively)

See Also: SBI PO 2013 Cutoff – Written Exam and Interview


Paper Pattern:

Phase 1:

This time SBI will conduct online exam. of 200 marks. There is a Descriptive Test of 50 marks after online exam. Which is the test of English Language (comprehension, short précis, letter writing & essay)”.

The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Online Exam will consist of four sections with 50 marks each:

a) Reasoning(High Level)
b) General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
c) English Language
d) Data Analysis & Interpretation

Phase 2:

Group Discussion(20 marks) and Interview(30 marks). Final Selection will be based on the total marks of both phase 1 and phase 1 of the selection process.

Minimum Qualification:

Graduation in any discipline.

Age Limit: 21-30 years as on 1.4.2014. Age relaxation is also allowed as per norms.

Application Fees:

Others: Rs. 500
SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 50

Click here to read the full notification.

Click here to apply online from April 7, 2014.