SBI PO Syllabus 2019

In this article, we have given the complete syllabus of SBI PO Exam 2019. Aspirants can also download the SBI PO Syllabus PDF for Prelims and Mains.

The SBI PO Exam is considered to be a coveted job opportunity by banking aspirants across India. The State Bank of India conducts the Probationary Officer (PO) exam annually to recruit new entrants for managerial cadre positions. The SBI PO syllabus is quite similar to any other bank exam syllabus.

The syllabus of SBI PO exam is segregated into three tiers:

  1. Prelims (online written test)
  2. Mains (online written test)
  3. Interview

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

Candidates who qualify in the SBI PO Prelims exam 2019 will be eligible to move to the next level i.e, Mains exam.

SBI PO Mains Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

SBI PO Syllabus

Before aspirants go through the SBI PO Syllabus, they should understand the 3-tier exam pattern. The SBI PO Exam Pattern can be seen at the linked article.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

We have stated earlier that the SBI PO exam syllabus is similar to the curriculum of any other PSU banks. The SBI PO Prelims syllabus primarily consists of three major sections that a candidate needs to ace before moving to the next level i.e. Mains. The SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus comprises of three sections:

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

Each of these sections has an enormous array of topics on which the questions are based. It is advisable for candidates to refer to the prior years’ question papers to get a feel of the real test and understand the weightage of each topic. Given below is the SBI PO Prelims exam pattern for your ready reference:

Sl.No. Section (Objective) No. of Questions Total Marks Time
1. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Here is the detailed SBI PO syllabus of the Preliminary examination:

SBI PO Maths Syllabus (Quantitative Aptitude) SBI PO Reasoning Syllabus SBI PO English Syllabus
Simplification, Profit & Loss Alphanumeric Series Reading Comprehension
Mixtures & Alligations Logical Reasoning Fill in the blanks
Permutation, Combination & Probability Data Sufficiency Cloze Test
Work & Time, Sequence & Series Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Para jumbles
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Seating Arrangement Vocabulary
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Coded Inequalities Paragraph Completion
Time & Distance, Number Systems Puzzle, Coding-Decoding, Tabulation Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Data Interpretation Syllogism Sentence Completion
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Blood Relations, Input Output Miscellaneous

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

The SBI PO syllabus for the Mains Examination constitutes of four major sections (Objective-type questions):

  1. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  2. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  3. General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  4. English Language

The detailed SBI PO Syllabus for Mains is given below:

Sl.No. Section (Objective) No. of Questions Total Marks Time
1. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
2. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
3. General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4. English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes

Here is the SBI PO syllabus topic-wise as per the Mains exam pattern:

Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning Computer Aptitude General/Economy/Banking Awareness English Language
Tabular Graph Syllogism Internet Current Affairs Reading Comprehension
Line Graph Verbal Reasoning Memory Financial Awareness Grammar
Bar Graph Circular Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation General Knowledge Verbal Ability
Charts & Tables Linear Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Static Awareness Vocabulary
Missing Case DI Double Lineup Computer Hardware Banking Terminologies Knowledge Sentence Improvement
Radar Graph Caselet Scheduling Microsoft Office Banking Awareness Word Association
Probability Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning Computer Software Para Jumbles
Data Sufficiency Input-Output, Analytical and Decision Making Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies Error Spotting
Let it Case DI Directions and Distances Networking Cloze Test
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking, Code Inequalities Number System Fill in the blanks
Pie Charts Data Sufficiency Operating System
Coding-Decoding, Course of Action Basic of Logic Gates

SBI PO Mains Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

In addition to the Objective-type questions, the SBI PO Mains exam also contains a written test of 30 minutes with 2 questions of 50 marks. This test assesses the candidates’ writing ability through essay and letter writing.

Apart from the SBI PO Prelims and Mains exam, there is another phase of the PO exam – Group Exercise & Interview process, which is the final stage of selection for successful candidates who qualify the first two phases of SBI PO exam. Candidates who clear all the phases of the exam receive the Letter of Appointment from SBI stating the joining formalities, joining date, place of joining, etc.

Candidates who wish to crack the SBI PO exam need to put in a lot of hard work, be patient and stay determined during their preparation. You can refer to BYJU’S study materials which are well-structured and help you to understand the core concepts in a lucid manner. Keep an eye on BYJU’S SBI exams page to learn more.

Candidates can know about the upcoming bank exams from the linked article.

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