SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO 2019 : Selection Process And Exam Pattern

SBI PO exam follows a three-tier selection process. The stages involved in the selection of aspirants are as under:

1st Stage: SBI PO Preliminary Exam

2nd Stage: SBI PO Main Exam

3rd Stage: Group Exercises and Interview

  1. SBI PO Preliminary Exam

For each wrong answer, there is a negative marking of 0.25.

The SBI PO Exam Pattern for Prelims is as under:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern
Sections Total number of questions/Maximum marks Time Duration
English Language 30/30  1 hour – 20 minutes allotted for each section
Numerical Ability 35/35
Reasoning Ability 35/35
Total 100/100
  1. SBI PO Main Exam

A descriptive test will take place right after the completion of the objective test on the same day.

The SBI PO Main exam pattern is as under:

SBI PO Mains (Objective): Exam Pattern
Sections Total number of questions/Maximum marks Total time duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45/60 60 minutes(1 hour)
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35/60 45 minutes
Banking/General/Economy Awareness 40/40 35 minutes
English Language 35/40 40 minutes
Total 155/200 180 minutes


SBI PO descriptive test carries 50 marks and time duration of 30 minutes. This section tests your English writing skills and contains two sections :- Letter Writing and Essay.

  1. Group Exercises and Interview

Selection will be based on a category-wise merit list. 20 marks given for Group Exercises and 30 marks for the Interview.

SBI PO 2019 – Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus for both Prelims and Mains for each of the section is mentioned below:

SBI PO Syllabus for Reasoning Ability


Logical Reasoning
Alphanumeric Series
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test
Data Sufficiency
Coded Inequalities
Seating Arrangement
Blood Relations
Input Output
Coding and Decoding
Verbal Reasoning
Circular Seating Arrangement
Linear Seating Arrangement
Double Lineup
Directions and Distance
Ordering and Ranking
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

SBI PO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude


Profit and Loss
Mixtures and Allegations
Simple and Compound Interest
Surds and Indices
Work and Time
Time and Distance
Data Interpretation
Ratio and Proportion
Number System
Sequence and Series
Permutation and Combination
Tabular Graph
Line Graph
Pie Chart
Bar Graph
Radar Graph
Data Sufficiency

SBI PO Syllabus for English Language


Reading Comprehension
Para Jumbles
Cloze Test
Error Spotting
Fill in the Blanks
Paragraph Completion
Verbal Ability
Word Association
Sentence Improvement

SBI PO Syllabus for General Awareness


Current Affairs- Technology, Sports, Awards, Books & Authors, Awards, National & International Events etc
Financial Awareness
General Knowledge
Static Awareness
Banking and Financial Awareness

SBI PO Syllabus for Computer Awareness


Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Abbreviation
Microsoft Office
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Operating System
Computer Fundamentals

SBI PO Syllabus For Descriptive Test

The descriptive test has two sections namely Essay writing and Letter writing. Usually, official or business letters are asked in the test. Essay topics can be related to economy, society, culture or politics.


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