SBI PO 2017 Syllabus PDF Preliminary|Mains|Descriptive Exam Pattern

State Bank of India (SBI) is the leading bank of India. There are several recruitment exams being conducted by SBI and Probationary officer is the main recruitment exam. SBI PO Exam Syllabus Pattern is being described below as per which the candidates can prepare for the exam. The selection procedure of SBI PO exam is-

  1. Preliminary Paper which is just an entry mark for mains exam
  2. Mains exam is both Objective & Descriptive type. First Objective exam is conducted of 200 marks followed by which is descriptive paper of 50 marks (30 minutes exam).
  3. Group Discussion & personal Interview.
  4. The candidates need to qualify both Phase II & III round individually.

Qualifying Criteria: Both main exam and Group discussion & personal interview have to be qualified individually.

SBI PO Exam pattern– For Preliminary Exam-

  • Exam Type: Objective Type
  • Total marks: 100
  • Total Questions: 100
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Topics Included: Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude (35, 30, 35 questions respectively)

For Mains Exam-

  • Exam Type: Objective Type
  • Total marks: 200
  • Total Questions: 155
  • Total Time: 180 minutes

The subjects included in the objective type paper are-

Subject Name Total Questions Total Marks
English 35 40
General & Banking Awareness 40 40
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60
Reasoning & Computer Knowledge 45 60

NOTE: 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer

Followed by the examination, Group Discussion of 20 marks and the interview of 30 marks is being conducted to recruit the candidates.

SBI PO Exam Syllabus– The subject wise syllabus for Objective Paper is:

NOTE: For the Preliminary & Mains exam, the syllabus remains almost same but the difference lies in level of exam. In case of Preliminary exam, the questions are asked in a bit easy manner but for Mains exam, the level is difficult.

English- adverbs, verbs, preposition, error correction, tenses, sentences rearrangement, synonyms, antonyms, sentence correction, language proficiency questions, unseen passages

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General Awareness- Indian Current events, Current affairs (National & international), important dates of events, science & technology based questions, banking sector questions (Budget, 5 year plans), culture, books & author, railways, sports

Data Analysis & interpretation- Graphs, Charts.

Reasoning- Venn diagrams, statements & conclusions, non- verbal series, seating arrangements, blood relations, coding & decoding, number series

Computer Knowledge: The questions are asked from basics of MS Office- Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, internet usage, computer abbreviations, devices of computer etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: Number system, problem on trains, boats & streams, probability, permutation & combination, LCM & HCF, time & work, time & distance, mixtures, square roots, percentages, simple & compound interest, problem on ages, charts & graphs etc.

In the descriptive Type paper of the SBI PO Exam, The candidates will have to answer the questions of the type-

  • Letter writing
  • Précis writing
  • Comprehension passages
  • Essay writing

The topics which will be provided for above mentioned questions can be from current affairs, daily events, science topics etc.

SBI PO Exam is the important exam in all the bank sector and so it is important to prepare it in the proper order and scheme. Make up a schedule to cover all the topics of the syllabus in detail.

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