SBI PO Syllabus 2018 – Download Preliminary & Main Exam Syllabus PDF


SBI PO Syllabus 2018: Download Complete syllabus of Preliminary & Main Exam. State Bank of India (SBI) has released the Probability Officer notification 2018 for 2000 vacancies. The SBI invited applications from eligible and interested aspirants. Application dates of SBI PO are from 21st April to 13th May. This year lakhs of candidates are expected to compete for SBI PO vacancies 2018. All the aspirants getting ready to apply for SBI PO posts must get ready to crack the tough competition.

SBI PO Syllabus 2018 – Download Preliminary & Main Exam Syllabus PDF

The State Bank of India is going to recruit the candidates every year by conducting the examination. The SBI PO Examination is going to contain 3 rounds, the first phase contains Preliminary Examination, the second phase contains Mains examination, and the third phase contains Oral Interview. Candidates those who are seeking to grab the opportunity must clear all these rounds. All the competitors must work hard to crack the PO Post in SBI Bank. It is not sotted so easy to crack the Examination since there is a huge competition. But, with complete practice and planned preparation, it is not so difficult also.


State Bank of India PO Prelims Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018

Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

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SLName of testNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1English Language30Total Maximum Marks 10020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude35 20 minutes
3Reasoning Ability35 20 minutes
Total100 1 Hour

SBI PO Preliminary Syllabus 2018

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AbilityEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneous
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error Spotting
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input-OutputSequence & Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability

Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination. Candidates numbering approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short listed for the Main Examination from the top of the merit list.

SBI PO Main Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018

Main Examination: Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.

(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

SLName of testNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude45Total Maximum Marks 20060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation35 45 minutes
3General / Economy / Banking Awareness40 35 minutes
 4English Language3540 minutes
Total1553 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination).

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Selection criteria for Group Exercise and Interview: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approximately) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the merit list subject to a candidate scoring minimum qualifying score in aggregate.

SBI PO Main Exam Syllabus 2018

Data AnalysisReasoningEnglish LanguageGeneral/Economy/Banking AwarenessComputer Aptitude
Tabular GraphVerbal ReasoningReading ComprehensionFinancial AwarenessInternet
Line GraphSyllogismGrammarCurrent AffairsMemory
Pie ChartCircular Seating ArrangementVocabularyGeneral KnowledgeKeyboard Shortcuts
Bar GraphLinear Seating ArrangementVerbal AbilityStatic AwarenessComputer Abbreviation
Radar Graph CaseletDouble LineupWord AssociationBanking and Financial AwarenessMicrosoft Office
Missing Case DISchedulingSentence ImprovementComputer Hardware
Let it Case DIInput OutputPara JumblesComputer Software
Data SufficiencyBlood RelationsCloze TestOperating System
ProbabilityDirections and DistancesError SpottingNetworking
Permutation and CombinationOrdering and RankingFill in the blanksComputer Fundamentals/Terminologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

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