SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus

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The SBI PO Exam is conducted in 3 phases:

  1. Prelims Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. The interview

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Name of Organisation SBI
Name of Posts PO
Official Website
Recruitment Details SBI Recruitment
Type of Test Objective Type
Test Mode Online (Computer Based Test – CBT)


SBI PO Exam Pattern

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

SBI PO Prelims is online exam where candidates have to attempt the question paper inone hour for 100 marks. The test comprises of 3 sections and candidates needs to clear the overall cut off only.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 mins
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 mins
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Phase-2: SBI PO Mains Exam

This paper has 155 questions that have to be answered in 3 hours. The paper is divided into 4 sections – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness and English Language.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum 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 30 30 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

Phase-3: Group Exercise & Interview

The aggregate marks of all the candidates qualifying both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. The decided number of candidates in each category, as governed by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview is for 30 marks.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:

There are three major sections on which a candidate needs complete command to scale high in the Preliminary round of SBI PO Exam. They are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. These three broad subjects are further sub divided into multiple subheadings.


SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus: Preliminary Exam

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam constitutes of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

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

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam comprises of 5 sections:

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


SBI PO Main Examination: Detailed Syllabus for General Awareness

The section can be divided in three parts:

• Current affairs

• Banking awareness

• Static GK

Topics in Static GK

Country and capital
Ports in India
Tallest and biggest in India and the world
First in the world as well as in India
Indian Constitution
Culture of India
Currency of countries etc
Basic Computer Knowledge

• Microsoft Office

• Memory

• Keyboard Shortcuts

• Computer Abbreviation

• Computer Hardware

• Computer Software

• Operating System

• Internet

• Networking

• Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Topics in Banking Awareness:

Banking in India
Banking terminology
Bank headquarters
Slogans of banks,
Regulatory bodies in India
Main function of RBI etc
Overview of Indian Financial System
History of Indian banking system
Fiscal and Monetary policy
Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like –

RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council) etc

International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau (BBB)  Bank for International Settlements (BIS) etc.
Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
Banking Terms like NPA, Current Account and Savings Account (CASA), Capital to risk (Weighted) asset ratio (CRAR)

Topics Current affairs (related to national and international issues of last 6 months)

Important Government Schemes
Important National and International days
Awards and Honors
Latest Events etc.

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India’s largest commercial bank, State Bank of India(SBI) conducts the online recruitment examination for the post of probationary officer (PO) every year.   It’s a golden opportunity for the candidates who want to make their career in banking sector.

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