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SBI PO Exam Syllabus



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Every Year SBI conducts a Common Written Examination for Probationary officers (P.O.) vacancies.

The exam is conducted in three stages (which consists of Preliminary Test and Main Exam followed by Group Discussion & Interview). Those who qualify get placed as Probationary Officers in prestigious government bank branches.

You can download the prescribed STATE BANK PO Syllabus (through the link given at the end of this page) which may help you in knowing the topics that are expected to come in exam question paper.

IBPS PO syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English Language is somehow similar in both preliminary exam and main exam except the difference in difficulty level. However, in mains, two sections - Computer Knowledge And General Awareness are added.

Detailed syllabus is as below:

SBI PO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Time and work
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Stocks and shares 
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and surface area
  • Height and distances
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation & combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit, loss and discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of algebra


 Data Interpretation

  • Pie charts
  • Tables
  • Bar & graphs
  • Line charts
  • Mixed DI
  • Missing DI  

SBI PO Syllabus for Reasoning

Verbal reasoning

  •  Analogy
  •  Classification
  •  Word formation
  •  Statement and conclusions
  •  Syllogism
  •  Statement and assumptions
  •  Statement and arguments
  •  Coding decoding
  •  Blood relations
  •  Passage and conclusions
  •  Alphabet test
  •  Series test
  •  Number, ranking and time sequence
  •  Direction sense test
  •  Decision-making test
  •  Figure series
  •  Input/output
  •  Assertion and reasoning
  •  Sitting arrangement


 Non-Verbal Reasoning

  •  Odd figure out
  •  Analogy
  •  Series test
  •  Miscellaneous test etc.

SBI PO Syllabus for the English Language


  •  Synonyms
  •  Homonyms  
  •  Antonyms
  •  Spelling
  •  Word formation
  •  Idioms and phrases
  •  Fill in the suitable words



  • Spotting errors
  • Sentence correction
  • Active/ passive voice
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Direct and indirect speech 


Reading Comprehension 

  • Passage completion
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusion
  • Rearrangement of passage


 SBI PO Syllabus for General Awareness

  •  Banking Terms
  •  Abbreviations and economic terminologies
  •  Overview of Indian financial System
  •  History of Indian banking system.
  •  Recent credit and monetary policies
  •  Important Government schemes on capital & money market.
  •  Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc. and
  •  Introduction to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.
  •  Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.


 SBI PO Syllabus for Computer Knowledge 

  •  History of computers
  •  Basics of hardware and software
  •  Windows operating system basics
  •  Internet terms and services
  •  Basic Functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  •  Networking and communication
  •  Database basics
  •  Basics of hacking
  •  Security tools and viruses


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