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SBI PO Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the SBI PO examination is very identical to that of any other banking recruitment examination. An applicant must prepare for three major sections in order to pass the first stage of the exam. Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language are the three major subjects of the exam. Questions are based on a broad array of topics in the exam. Candidates are advised to review previous years’ examinations in order to understand the importance of each topic.

This is a three-stage examination process wherein an applicant’s knowledge of a wide range of topics is put to the test through different tiers of the exam. Each successive tier of the SBI PO exam is more difficult than the previous one.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, as well as the English Language will be tested in the SBI PO prelims exam. The in-depth syllabus for the SBI PO Preliminary test is as follows:

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

SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus

Reasoning Ability, Computer Aptitude, English, Data Analysis and Interpretation, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness are the four components of the SBI PO Mains Examination. The following is the detailed SBI PO Mains syllabus:

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

SBI PO Descriptive Exam Syllabus

The descriptive exam of 30 minutes duration having 2 questions for 50 marks, is essentially a test of English Language, inclusive of Letter Writing and Essay.

SBI Probationary Officer (PO) Exam is one of the most difficult banking exams in India, and to ace it, one needs strong conviction and dedicated studies. Aspirants should regularly check the upcoming bank exams as new and better opportunities come up regularly in organisations such as RBI, SIDBI and other PSU Banks.

In addition to the Prelims as well as the Mains examination, applicants who pass the first two stages of the SBI PO examination will have to go through the interview too. The final merit list is determined by an applicant’s performance in the Main examination and the Interview procedure.

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