Detailed State Bank of India Probationary Officer Examination Syllabus

Title: Detailed State Bank of India Probationary Officer Examination Syllabus

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Name of Organisation State Bank of India
Name of Posts Probationary Officer
Official Website
Recruitment Details State Bank of India Probationary Officer
Type of Test Objective Type
Test Mode Online (Computer Based Test – CBT)


Detailed State Bank of India Probationary Officer Examination Exam Pattern


Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows

     Sr.No.                         Subject        Questions         Duration
        1                English Language             30      20 Minutes
        2              Quantitative Aptitude             35      20 Minutes
        3                Reasoning Ability             35      20 Minutes
                       TOTAL            100      60 Minutes

Phase- II: Main Examination (250 marks) consisting of Objective Tests and Descriptive Test.

Main Exam Pattern :-

  Sr.No. Subject    No. of Questions      Marks     Duration
      1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude               45         60    60 minutes
      2 Data Analysis & Interpretation               35         60    45 minutes
      3 General/Economy/Banking Awareness               40         40    35 minutes
      4 English Language               35         40    40 minutes
      5 Total              155        200      3 hours


Detailed State Bank of India Probationary Officer Examination Syllabus

Reasoning:- Focus on Comprehension Reasoning, Venn Diagrams, Number Series, Coding and de-coding, Problem Solving Techniques, Statement & Conclusion type questions,  arithmetic reasoning, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, syllogistic reasoning, Seating Arrangements, Decision Making, Input & Output, Logical Reasoning. Questions form Non Verbal Reasoning may ask in the Exam.

English Language:- Mainly Focus on the topics like Synonyms, Antonyms,  Sentence Error, Sentence correction, fill in the blanks, Sentence Arrangements/ Word Arrangement, Comprehension & Cloze Test nothing can be out of these mentioned Topics etc. Comprehension will be lengthy.

DI & Quantitative Aptitude:- Questions will be asked from Simplification, Number Series, Quadratic Equations Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF LCM, Problem On Ages, Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart. Data Interpretation is the section which have to be focused.

General Awareness:- Questions will be asked from Indian Current Events, Banking, General Science, General Knowledge. Focus will be mainly on Current affairs of National & International news, Important dates, Current Science, Technology, Sports & Culture & Banking Sector. Questions from Marketing will also be in ample amounts to Test Your Knowledge. Important Topics of SBI PO General Awareness are :

  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Major Financial / Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organizations are some related topics

Computer Awareness:- Basic of Computers, Computer Organization, Generations of computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word, MS Excel, MS power point, Memory Orientation, Internet, LAN, WAN, Modem, Computer Abbreviations, Modern day Technology. Remember short cut Tricks of MS Word, MS Excel & Computer Abbreviations.

Descriptive Test:- This Test will be of Qualifying Type & will be Test of English Language. Questions will be ask from Essay writing, précis writing and Letter writing. For Descriptive Test Focus on the Current News of Finance Sector, National Issues, Recent Government Scheme & Editorials from the leading English Newspaper like The Hindu.

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