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Furthermore, we have given in this article the SBI PO exam pattern and paper format. This will help you figure out the weightage of the SBI Exam subjects.

Furthermore, we have also attached the SBI PO Mains Syllabus PDF here for you to download. This will help you prepare for the recruitment exam even when you are offline. All you have to do is download this SBI PO Exam Syllabus PDF and utilize it whenever you are offline as well.


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The SBI PO notification has been released and people all over the country are frantically applying for the posts of PO (Probationary officer). But the tough selection procedure is a big barrier between you and this high-paying job.

Fret not, because we have also given several tips and tricks to pass this exam at the end of this article. So, let us now move along with the article about the SBI Bank PO Mains Exam Syllabus.


SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2019

SBI Bank PO Recruitment

Advertisement No. CRPD/PO/2019-20/01
Recruitment BoardState Bank of India (SBI)
Name of PostProbationary Officer
Total Vacancies2000 Posts
CategoryBanking Jobs
Application Last DateTo be declared
SBI PO Exam Date- PreliminaryTo be declared
Selection ProcessWritten test- Prelims and Mains


Application ModeOnline
SBI Bank official site

Selection Procedure

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Group Exercises and Interview

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Name of Tests (Objective)
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
3General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
4English Language303040 minutes
Total1552003 hours


There will be negative marking for both the rounds of selection in the prelims round as well as the main examination. It will be 0.25 marks cut per the wrong answer.

SBI PO Main Exam – Descriptive Test

Name of Test (Number of Questions)
Max. Marks
1. Letter Writing (1 Question)50 Marks30 Minutes
2. Essay Writing (1 Question)

Syllabus of SBI PO Mains Exam

Reasoning Ability

  • Alphabet
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Analogy
  • Blood Relation
  • Classification
  • Coding-decoding
  • Seating arrangement (Circular seating arrangement, Floor based seating arrangement, Square seating arrangement)
  • Syllogism
  • Time and Sequence Test
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Statements and Assumptions
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Statements and Conclusion
  • Cause and Effect
  • Course of Action
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Puzzle
  • Inequalities
  • Input-Output
  • Ranking and Arrangement
  • Direction and Sense

Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Tabular Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Mixed Graph
  • Caselet DI (Radar Graph Caselet)
  • Missing Graphs (or Missing Case DI)
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Number system
  • Approximation
  • HCF and LCM of Numbers
  • Problems based on age
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Average
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Time and work
  • Pipe and Cistern
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Partnership
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Profit, Loss, and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Data Sufficiency

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Word Association
  • Verbal Ability
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension

General Awareness

The general knowledge syllabus has been divided into 3 divisions:

  1. Current affairs
  2. Banking awareness
  3. Static GK

Current Affairs

Current Affairs is something which you will have to increase by self-study. We suggest you start keeping par with the latest happenings around the globe with the help of newspapers and other media. We recommend that you skim through the yearbooks and magazines to be informed about the most important news across the country.

Banking Awareness

  • Banking in India
  • Banking terminology
  • Bank headquarters
  • Slogans of banks,
  • Regulatory bodies in India
  • The main function of RBI etc
  • Overview of Indian Financial System
  • History of the 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
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  • Banking Terms like NPA, Current Account and Savings Account (CASA), Capital to Risk (Weighted) asset ratio (CRAR)

Static GK

  • Country and capital
  • Airports
  • 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
  • The 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

SBI PO Interview Details

  • The total marks of candidates qualifying in the objective and the descriptive tests will be arranged in descending order and then a group will be called for the group exercises.
  • The qualifying marks will be decided by the authorities.
  • Candidates who wish to exercise their OBC certificate must bring up their certificate without which they would not receive any concession.

Phase III Marks Distribution

  • Group Exercise: 20 Marks
  • Interview: 30 Marks

Final Score Calculation

  • Marks scored in the prelims will not be counted in the final counting.
  • Candidates need to qualify for both Phase 1 (main exams) and also the GE/Interview
  • The ratio between the main exam marks and the interview marks will be 80:20 respectively.
  • The result of the qualified candidates will be available on the official site.

How to Prepare for SBI PO Exam?

Preparation Tips and Tricks

Like we promised at the beginning of the article, we are here to provide some tips and tricks to crack this monstrous feat of an exam. So follow these tips and you will be sure to pass and secure a fabulous job at the State Bank of India.

  • Download the syllabus and check out thoroughly the areas on which you need to focus.
  • Try to make a schedule which you will religiously follow as you need to cover all the topics at least once before the exam.
  • Focus on the areas which need more practice and try to practice them every day.
  • If you are unable to cover everything before the exam commences, then try to focus on the subjects which have more marking. Don’t try to cover everything a few nights before.
  • Focus on the previous papers and question banks given by us and you will be sure to ace the whole

Important Links

RecruitmentSBI Bank PO Recruitment Notification
Admit CardState Bank of India PO Admit Card
Previous Year Question PapersSBI PO Previous Year Question Papers PDF Download
Answer KeySBI Bank PO Answer Key: Know your score!
ResultSBI Bank PO Result and Cut off Marks
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Official AdvertisementClick Here

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