SBI PO Syllabus 2020

SBI PO EXAM SYLLABUS 2020

SBI PO Syllabus 2020

The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. GD/Interview

SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern

The SBI PO selection process consists of 3 stages. The written examinations are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows:

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Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections. Candidates must know that the sectional cut-off in the Preliminary Exam has been removed and the overall score of all the sections will be considered for selection to the next round.. The cut-off or minimum passing marks for each section is decided by the Bank each year depending on the difficult of the test. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:

Subject Number of Questions Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 20 minutes

 

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus-

S.No.

Name of Topic 

1

Simplification, Profit & Loss

2

Mixtures & Alligations

3

Permutation, Combination & Probability

4

Work & Time, Sequence & Series

5

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

6

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

7

Time & Distance, Number Systems

8

Data Interpretation

9

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

 

SBI PO Reasoning Syllabus

S.No.

Name  of  Topic

1

Alphanumeric Series

2

Logical Reasoning

3

Data Sufficiency

4

Ranking /Directions/ Alphabet Test

5

Seating Arrangement

6

Coded Inequalities

7

Puzzle   Coding-Decoding   Tabulation

8

Syllogism

9

Blood Relations, Input-Output

 

SBI PO English Syllabus-

S.No.

Name  of  Topic

1

Reading Comprehension

2

Fill in the blanks

3

Cloze Test

4

Para jumbles

5

Vocabulary

6

Paragraph Completion

7

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

8

Sentence Completion

9

Tenses Rules

 

Phase-2: SBI PO Main Examination

The syllabus of SBI PO for the Mains Examination constitutes of four major sections (Objective-type questions):

  1. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  2. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  3. General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  4. English Language

Aspirants can also check the General English for Competitive exams, to check the syllabus for the English language section.

The SBI PO Mains syllabus comprises a descriptive test as well. The descriptive test consists of two questions, one letter writing and one essay. Candidates need to score passing marks in the descriptive test as well to qualify the SBI PO mains exam.

Here is the SBI PO syllabus topic-wise as per the Mains exam pattern:

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
General & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English (Descriptive Test) 2 50 30 minutes

 

Data Analysis & Interpretation-

S.No.

Name  of  Topic

1

Tabular Graph

2

Line Graph

3

Bar Graph

4

Charts & Tables

5

Missing Case DI

6

Radar Graph Caselet

7

Probability

8

Data Sufficiency

9

Let it Case DI

10

Permutation and Combination

11

Pie Charts

Reasoning-

S.No.

Name  of  Topic

1

Syllogism

2

Verbal Reasoning

3

Circular Seating Arrangement

4

Linear Seating Arrangement

5

Double Lineup

6

Scheduling

7

Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning

8

Input-Output, Analytical and Decision Making

9

Directions and Distances

10

Ordering and Ranking, Code Inequalities

11

Data Sufficiency

12

Coding-Decoding, Course of Action

13

Syllogism

 

Computer Aptitude-

S.No.

Name  of  Topic

1

Internet

2

Memory

3

Computer Abbreviation

4

Keyboard Shortcuts

5

Computer Hardware

6

Microsoft Office

7

Computer Software

8

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

9

Networking

10

Number System

11

Operating System

12

Basic of Logic Gates

13

Internet

 

General/Economy/Banking Awareness-

S.No. Name  of  Topic
1 Current Affairs
2 Financial Awareness
3 General Knowledge
4 Static Awareness
5 Banking Terminologies Knowledge
6 Banking Awareness
7 Principles of Insurance
8 Current Affairs
9 Financial Awareness
10 General Knowledge
11 Static Awareness

 

English Language-

S.No.

Name  of  Topic

1

Reading Comprehension

2

Grammar

3

Verbal Ability

4

Vocabulary

5

Sentence Improvement

6

Word Association

7

Para Jumbles

8

Error Spotting

9

Cloze Test

10

Fill in the blanks

11

Reading Comprehension

 

Phase-3: SBI PO Group Discussion & Interview

Apart from the SBI PO Prelims and Mains exam, there is another phase of the PO exam – Group Exercise & Interview process, which is the final stage of selection for successful candidates who qualify the first two phases of SBI PO exam.

Subject Number of Questions Marks Duration
Group Discussion 20
Interview 30
  • Candidates can get the tips to prepare for SBI PO Descriptive paper at the linked article.
  • Also, to know the correct Letter Writing Format, candidates can visit the linked article.
  • Candidates who clear all the phases of the exam receive the Letter of Appointment from SBI stating the joining formalities, joining date, place of joining, etc.
  • Candidates can know about the upcoming bank exams from the linked article.

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