SBI PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022

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SBI PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022

SBI Probationary Officer Exam is one of the most popular bank exams along with SBI SCO and SBI Clerk. Every year, thousands of applications are invited from eligible and interested Indian citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (PO) in the State Bank of India. Also, The SBI PO exam syllabus & pattern is quite similar to any other bank exam syllabus. Hence, the level of competition among lakhs of candidates increases greatly.

In this article, we shall discuss the complete SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern. Meanwhile, the candidates need to go through the Exam Pattern and Syllabus in detail first before appearing in the exam. Aspirants can also download the SBI PO Syllabus PDF for Prelims and Mains given here. let's move: -

SBI PO  Exam Pattern

Candidates are selected in 3 phases: -

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Interview and Group Exercise 

Phase-I: Preliminary exam -

  1. A preliminary Examination consisting of an Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. 
  2. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
  3. There won't be any sectional cut-off marks.

The test will have Three Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Test name

Number of questions

Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability 

35

Total Maximum Marks 100

20 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 Minutes

General English

30

20 Minutes

Total

100

1 Hours


Phase-II: Main exam -

(i) Objective Test: 

  • The duration of the objective test is 3 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of a total of 200 marks. 
  • The objective test will have separate timing for every section.
  • There will be no sectional cut-off. There will be only an overall cut-off.
  • There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect Multiple Choice Question.

Test name

Number of questions

Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

15 Minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

15 Minutes

General English

35

40

15 Minutes

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

15 Minutes

Total

155

200

3 Hours

(ii) Descriptive Test:

  • After the Objective Test, The Descriptive Paper of 50 marks is compulsory to attempt.
  • The candidates will have to complete the test in 30 minutes.

Check the table below for more details: -

S.No Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration

1

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

50

30 Minutes


Phase-III: Interview and Group Exercise -

This is the final stage of selection for successful candidates who qualify for the first two phases of the SBI PO exam.

S.No Name of the Test Maximum Marks

1

Group Exercise

20

2

Interview

30


Total 50

Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in Phase III to be considered for final selection. The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank.

What is the Syllabus of the SBI PO Exam?

The SBI PO Syllabus for the Prelims and the Mains Exam is almost the same. There are only three sections in the mains exam such as Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and English but in the Mains exam, two extra sections are added i.e. General and Banking Awareness. Also, the level of difficulty of the SBI PO Mains Paper is a little higher than the Prelims Exam.

Prelims Exam Syllabus -

The complete detail of section and sub-topics of the sections asked in the Preliminary Exam of the SBI PO exam is discussed below:

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


Main Exam Syllabus -

The subject-wise topics that need to be covered for preparing for SBI PO Mains Exam have been listed below.

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

Bottom Line:

After verifying the SBI PO syllabus & Exam Pattern, Candidates should revise from previous year's papers for the SBI PO exam. It will help them to get a grip on the SBI PO exam pattern. However, The SBI PO syllabus isn't such that you will not be able to finish the syllabus but more important is to revise the syllabus time and again before the real exam so that you are well acquainted with the exam pattern and the topics that can be asked in the Prelims & Mains exam. 

The Examsbook team will come up with innovative and unique study materials to help you constantly in your efforts. 

I really hope that the detailed SBI PO syllabus explained above will be of help to all of you. If you have any doubts, you can ask the same in the Comments section below. 

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