SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

In this article, we shall explore a detailed look into the SBI PO Prelims syllabus.

According to the official SBI Probationary Officer (PO) notification released by State Bank of India on April 1, 2019, the bank announced the recruitment for 2000 vacancies for the post of PO.

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SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2019

The SBI PO Prelims exam is the first stage of the recruitment process of SBI PO open positions.

The SBI PO Prelims exam syllabus is very similar to the curriculum of other PSU banks.

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The SBI PO Preliminary exam syllabus is divided into three major sections and candidates should prepare and perform well in each section to excel the SBI PO Prelims exam and proceed to the next level i.e. SBI PO Mains exam.

The syllabus of SBI PO Prelims exam constitutes the following sections:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Reasoning Ability
  3. English Language

Candidates can download the SBI PO Prelims Syllabus PDF from the link given below:

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus :-Download PDF Here

Applicants who are taking the SBI PO Prelims exam on June 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2019 should refer to SBI PO question papers of previous years to have a fair idea about the types of questions asked during the exam and be fully aware of the importance of each topic.

As a matter of fact, there are plenty of topics in each section as per the latest SBI PO exam pattern. The topics are discussed in the table given below.

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Before we explore the topics covered under the syllabus for SBI PO Prelims exam, candidates need to get acquainted with the SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern & Structure:


Section (Objective)

No. of Questions

Total Marks



Quantitative Aptitude



20 minutes


Reasoning Ability



20 minutes


English Language



20 minutes




60 minutes

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Considering the exam pattern of the prior years’ questions of the SBI PO exam, we are listing out an approximation of the section-wise topics of SBI PO Prelims exam.

Here is the detailed SBI PO Prelims syllabus for your reference:

SBI PO Maths Syllabus (Quantitative Aptitude)

SBI PO Reasoning Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims English Syllabus

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Data Sufficiency

Cloze Test

Work & Time, Sequence & Series

Ranking/Directions/Alphabet Test

Para jumbles

Mixtures & Alligations

Logical Reasoning

Fill in the blanks

Simplification, Profit & Loss

Alphanumeric Series

Reading Comprehension

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Coded Inequalities

Paragraph Completion

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Seating Arrangement


Data Interpretation


Sentence Completion

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Blood Relations, Input Output


Time & Distance, Number Systems

Puzzle, Coding-Decoding, Tabulation

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

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SBI PO Prelims Syllabus :-Download PDF Here

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date

The SBI PO Preliminary exam is expected to be held on 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019. The Admit Card for the Prelims exam is made available in the SBI website from 17th May 2019 and can be downloaded until 9th June 2019. Candidates can download the SBI PO Prelims Call Letter from the SBI official website (

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