SBI PO Syllabus

In this article, we shall discuss about the complete SBI PO syllabus. Aspirants can also download the SBI PO Syllabus PDF for Prelims and Mains given here.

The SBI PO Exam is considered to be a coveted job opportunity by banking aspirants across India. The State Bank of India conducts the SBI 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.

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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

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SBI PO Syllabus 2019

Before aspirants go through the SBI PO Syllabus, they should understand the 3-tier exam pattern.

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.

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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

To know more about the SBI PO Prelims Syllabus, check at the linked article.

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/Directions/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 syllabus of SBI PO 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

To know more about the SBI PO Mains Syllabus, check at the linked article.

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 bank exam 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.

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