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SBI PO Exam Syllabus

Exam Pattern for SBI PO

Preliminary Exam:

S no Subjects No of questions Max Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 hr
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 1 hr
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 1 hr
4 total 100 100 1 hr

Main Exam

The SBI PO main exam pattern is divided into 2 stages.
Objective Test
Descriptive Test

Objective Test Pattern:

S no Subjects No of questions Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 35 60 45 min
2 General Awareness about Economy/ Banking 40 40 35 min
3 English Language 35 40 40 min
4 total 155 200 -

Descriptive Test Pattern:

This SBI PO Descriptive Test will know the writing skills of the candidates.
The duration of SBI PO Descriptive Test is 30 minutes and will be of 50 marks.
The SBI PO Descriptive test will be of Letter Writing and Essay in English Language.
SBI PO descriptive tests are only for those applicants who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and they are rank high as per total marks in Objective Test.

Negative Marking

In SBI PO exam there will be negative marking of 1/4 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer from the total score.
Focus on Speed In SBI PO main exam, there are [100] questions to solve in [60] minutes. So candidates must work on speed to solve questions in allotted time.
Syllabus Awareness When aspirants start preparing for SBI PO exam, they must have a clear idea about the aptitude questions asked in SBI PO exam.
Calculation SBI PO aptitude questions need more time in calculation, so candidates have to manage time for answering question and shortlist aptitude questions according to their merit.

Syllabus for SBI PO Exam

General English

Spotting Errors
Reading Comprehension
Paragraph Completion
Cloze Test
Sentence Rearrangement Misspelt & Inappropriate Words
Fill in the blanks
Para Jumbles
Idioms & Phrases
Grammar Correction
Deriving Conclusions

Reasoning Ability

Coding Decoding
☛Blood Relation
Direction and Distance
Order and Ranking
Sitting Arrangement
Data Sufficiency
Machine Input
Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series
Statement & Course of Action
Input & Output
Statements & Assumptions
Vienn Diagram

Quantitative Aptitude

Number series
Profit and Loss
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Average Ratio and Proportion
Problem based on Ages
Time and Work
Pipes and Cisterns
Speed, Time and distance
Problems on trains
Boats and Streams
Mixture and Allegation
Permutation and Combination
Area and Volume
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
Quadratic Equations

Computer Knowledge

History of computers
Input and Output devices
Hardware and software
Windows operating system
Internet terms and services
Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
Computer Abbreviations
Logic gates
Networking and communication
Database Managements system
Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses
Shorty Keys
Modern Day Technology

General/Financial Awareness

Current Affairs (National and International)
Major Financial/Economic News
Budget and Five Year Plans
Banking & Financial Awareness
Who's Who
Books and Authors
Awards and Honours
Science & Inventions and Discoveries
Important Days
International and National Organizations

Syllabus for Descriptive Test:

Letter Writing

Informal Letter: Writing letters to friends, relatives, parents, siblings
Formal Letter: Writing Letter to Bank Managers, News Editors, Govt Department Officers.
Letters on saving the account, net banking and education loan.

Essay Writing

General Topic Only
Right to Education
Financial Inclusion

Precise Writing

Chief Vigilance Officer

Paragraph writing

Rural Banking
Impact of autonomy

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