SBI PO Syllabus

Exam Syllabus 2021

SBI PO Syllabus

The SBI PO exam tests you on the basis of various subjects depending upon the phases, i.e Prelims & Mains. It is advisable to get hold of the complete SBI PO 2021 exam syllabus of all the subjects, so that you do not miss out on any important part and fall short of anything in your preparation phase.

Prelims Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims will consist of three tests - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability, which have different chapters from which questions are asked with varying difficulty levels. By knowing the complete SBI PO Prelims syllabus, you can prepare well and ensure your success in the first stage and reach the next. The detailed syllabus for SBI PO Prelims is as follows.

Reasoning Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Coded Inequalities, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input Output, Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination & Probability, Analogy, Classification, Word Formation, Statement and Conclusion
Quantitative Aptitude Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Simplification, Profit & Loss, Work & Time, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Time & Distance, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Number Systems, Sequence & Series, Surds & Indices, Percentage, Percentages, Profit,Loss and Discount
English Language Para jumbles, Miscellaneous, Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Completion, Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting, Passage Completion, Deriving Conclusion, Rearrangement of Passage, Sentence correction, Spotting Errors, Grammar, Theme Detection

Mains Syllabus

SBI PO Mains exam consists of four tests, unlike the SBI PO Prelims where there are only three. As it is the next phase, therefore, it is important to understand that the level of the SBI PO Mains exam will be higher than the previous phase. Here, your General Awareness will also be tested along with your computer knowledge. Having information on all the subjects and respective topics will help in forming a fair preparation plan. Also, you can refer BeePedia, which is a complete package for all General Awareness updates. The complete SBI PO syllabus 2021 for Mains is as follows.

Data Analysis & Interpretation Tabular Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Radar Graph, Missing Case DI, Caselet DI, Data Sufficiency, Probability, Permutation and Combination
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • Reasoning: Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Caselet Double Lineup, DI Scheduling, Input Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making
  • Computer: Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies, Networking, Number System, Operating System, Basic of Logic Gates
English Language Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Word Association, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks
General / Economy / Banking 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 and money market, Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc, Introduction to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc, Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months

Books 2021

Good study material is one of the main prerequisite that is essential to ensure success in any examination. Be it online (E-books) or offline, books help immensely in building the basics of any subject. A good book can make or break the preparation therefore it is very important to choose books that prove helpful in the examination. We have listed down some SBI PO books that may help you in your preparation.

SBI PO SubjectsUseful Books for SBI POSBI PO Exam Book’s Author
Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Analysis Quantum CAT Sarvesh Kumar Verma
Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma
Magical book on Quicker Maths M Tyra
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams RS Aggarwal
Reasoning Ability A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey (For the chapters required for analytical reasoning)
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
English Language Objective General English SP Bakshi
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
Word Power Made Easy Normal Lewis
General/Economy/Banking Awareness Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information N.S.Toor
Banking Awareness Arihant Publication
Static GK General Knowledge Arihant
Lucent General Knowledge -
Pratiyogita Darpan SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain
Current Affairs BeePedia
Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency Ananta Ashisha (Arihant)
Data Interpretation BSC Publication
Data Interpretation Magical Book Series

Online Course 2021

ixamBee provides a detailed SBI PO 2021 Exclusive Online Course which enables the students to cover each and every topic that is given in the SBI PO exam syllabus. It is extremely important to work at your best in order to ensure success in the SBI PO exam 2021. Thus, the SBI PO Online course has been formulated by experienced educators - Ms.Arunima Sinha (Coach for Banking exams for 6 years, Ex-Manager SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO), Mr. Chandraprakash Joshi (ex-RBI GR B, MBA-Finance, PhD) and Mr. Karan Sardana (Coach for Bank, SSC, Insurance, Police MAT, CLAT Exams for 10 years). They have tried to incorporate all necessary information which is precise and all that is required for your preparation.

  • 350 + Videos covering the entire syllabus of Prelims and Mains Exam including videos on writing skills for Descriptive English.
  • 100+ videos out of total of 350 videos prepared exclusively for Mains examination
  • 125+ Study notes in PDF format 
  • 150 + Difficulty Based Chapter Tests 
  • 33 Full-Length Mock Tests (20 for pre, 8 for Mains and 5 for Descriptive English.
  • 8500 + practice questions 
  • Live Classes for doubt clarification with the subject experts.
  • Guidance for Group Discussion and Interview Rounds.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is the syllabus for Prelims and Mains different in the SBI PO exam?


The syllabus is not different but yes the difficulty level will be high in the Mains exam. Further SBI PO Mains have some additional subjects- Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness and a descriptive test.


What are the best study materials available for SBI PO?


For SBI PO, you can check the list of books mentioned in the books section above. The list has been prepared by our experts. It will help you to ace the exam with flying colours.


Can I cover the whole syllabus of SBI PO in 2 months?


It depends on how much time you are devoting to the preparation. Your syllabus can be covered accordingly. SBI PO Syllabus can be covered in 2 months provided you have given ample time/ day to the preparation.


What source should I follow for the General Awareness section?


For general awareness, you can refer to our Beepeidia section. BeePedia is a comprehensive document to address the General Awareness (GA) content requirement of students preparing for various competitive exams. General Awareness is a game changer and our BeePedia will help you in scoring maximum marks in this section.