SBI PO Syllabus 2017| Detailed Probationary Officers Prelims & Mains Section Wise Syllabus, Exam Pattern

SBI PO Syllabus

Candidates can download the SBI PO Syllabus from this page. Those applicants who are preparing for SBI PO examination and eagerly want to get recruited for various positions; they are needed to check detailed latest Prelim and Mains Section Exam Pattern, by going through this page. Aspirants are notified to stay tuned with us to get latest updates SBI PO Syllabus 2017. So have look!!

Every year, State Bank of India conducts PO examinations in order to recruit candidates for filling up the probationary officers Vacancy in various Departments. Applicants can start their preparation according to the Syllabus and get the latest SBI exam pattern by following the content written on this page which is well designed by the team of SBI PO Exam is conducted in 3 Stages that is mentioned below.

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective)
  • Main’s Examination (Objective & Descriptive)
  • Interview / Group Discussion

SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO Preliminary Syllabus

First of all, SBI PO 2017 conducts preliminary examination which is going through by the objective type test and shortlist candidates will set to the next stage of examination that is mains. Preliminary Exam consists of three subjects which are as follows:

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Error
  • Fill in the blank
  • Cloze test
  • Para-Jumbles

English Language Topics Analysis:

Topic Expected No.of Questions
Reading Comprehension 20
Fill in the Blanks 10
Cloze Test 10
Spotting Errors 5
Para Jumble 5

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Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Deriving Conclusions from Passages
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Inserting The Missing Character
  • Statement – Conclusions
  • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence
  • Logic
  • Series Completion
  • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Statement – Arguments
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Alphabet Test
  • Logical Sequence of Words
  • Eligibility Test
  • Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Theme Detection
  • Situation Reaction Test
  • Analogy

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Topic Expected No.of Questions
Bar-Graph 10
Pie-Charts 10
Caselets 10
Line Graph 5
Combined data set 5
Probability/Series 5
Table 5

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Reasoning Ability:

  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South)
  • Puzzle
  • Blood Relation
  • Inequality or Decision Making
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Input Output
  • Number series
  • Statement and Argument
  • Passage and conclusion
  • Coding and decoding
  • Order and ranking
  • Making judgments

Reasoning Topics Analysis:

Topics Expected No. of Questions
Puzzle 10
Number Series 5
Seating Arrangement 5
Input-output 5
Passage and Conclusion 4
Making Judgments 4
Data Sufficient 3
Coding-Decoding 3
Order and ranking 3
Statement and Argument 3
Blood relation 3
Local Reasoning 2

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SBI PO Pre Exam Pattern:

Name of Section No. of Questions Total Marks Exam Duration
English Language 30 30 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

SBI PO Syllabus for Main Exam

Aspirants who will be successfully cracked the SBI PO Pre exam; they will be called for the next round that the SBI PO Main Exams, which consists of both objective and descriptive type questions.

  • Objective Test
  • Descriptive Test

Syllabus for Objective Test:

SBI PO Main Syllabus consists of five subjects which are as follows:

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • English Language

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:

  • Syllogisms
  • Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South)
  • Puzzle
  • Blood Relation
  • Inequality or Decision Making
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Input Output
  • Miscellaneous
  • Computer Basics & History
  • Types of Computers
  • Parts of Computer
  • Computer Generations
  • Components of Computer (Input, Control Unit, Memory Unit, Arithmetic Logic Unit, Output)
  • Peripheral Devices (Input devices & Output devices)
  • Software (System & Application Software) & Hardware
  • Computer Memory (Cache Memory, Primary Memory/Main Memory & Secondary Memory)
  • Data Processing
  • Operating system (Windows XP, Windows 7 and etc)
  • Basic MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PPT, MS Outlook),
  • Internet
  • Data Base Management Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Communication
  • Security (VIRUS & Antivirus)

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness:

  • News related to Reserve Bank of India
  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget)
  • Economics news
  • Current Affairs: Questions can be asked from various fields such as: National, International, Awards, Sports, Science, Summits, Appointment, Books & Authors and Obituary, Famous Personality in News, Business & Finance, Bank CMD/CEO & Taglines, Important Dates, Schemes, Summit & Meeting, Bill Passed, Capital & Currency of Countries, Organizations Head & headquarters.
  • Economy (Theory)
  • Economy: Current Affairs
  • Banking History
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Banking and Financial System in India
  • Structure of Commercial Banking in India
  • Schedule Banks in India
  • State Bank of India and Associates
  • Co-Operative Banks in India
  • NABARD – Short Notes and Important Points
  • Non-Performing Assets (NPA) – Brief Concept
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – Basic Concept
  • RuPay – All Information about RuPay

Data Analysis & Interpretation:

  • Table Charts
  • Pie – Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Data Interpretation based on Puzzles
  • Mixed Graphs
  • Line Graphs
  • Caselets
  • Combined data sets

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension – According to the previous year question paper there were two Reading Comprehensions.
  • Spotting Error
  • Fill in the blank
  • Cloze test
  • Para-Jumbles

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Pattern of the Mains Objective Test:

  • Duration of mains exam will be of 3 hours consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks
  • Objective test will have separate timing for every section.
  • Candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Sr. No. Subjects Name Max Ques. Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min
3 General Awareness about Economy/ Banking 40 40 35 Min
4 English Language 35 40 40 Min
Total 155 200 03 Hour

Syllabus for Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Pattern of the Mains Descriptive Test:

  • Descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks assigned to the test of English Language.
  • You will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay.
  • You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.
Serial Area Number Of Question
1 Letter Writing 10
2 Paragraph Writing 8
3 Essay Writing 12
4 Precise Writing 10
5 Reading Comprehension 10

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SBI PO Group Discussion & Interview Details:

  • Aspirants who will be successfully cracked the SBI Po Main exam; they will be called for Interview and GD round which consists of 50 marks in SBI PO Notification.
  • Aspirants can prepare for the SBI PO interview round by preparing mock test and the previous questions asked by the interviewer.
Sr. No. Tests Name Max. Marks
1 Group Discussion 20
2 Interview 30
Total 50

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SBI PO Final Selection Marks Details:

After qualifying State Bank Of India PO Preliminary, Mains and Group Discussion & Interview session, candidate will be finally selected for PO post in SBI bank.

  • Marks scored in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection.
  • Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in objective test and descriptive test will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.
  • The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
  • Final merit list will be arrived after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises & Interview out of 100 for each category.
Sr. No. Tests Name Max. Marks Normalized to
1 Main Examination (Tier – II) 225 75
2 GD & Interview (Tier – III) 50 25
Total 275 100

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