SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2021

The SBI PO exam test 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.

SBI PO 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

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

SBI PO Mains exam consists of five 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. 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, Let it Case DI, Data Sufficiency, Probability, Permutation and Combination
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
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
Computer Aptitude Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies, Networking, Number System, Operating System, Basic of Logic Gates

SBI PO Books 2021

SBI PO Syllabus

Good study material is one of the main prerequisites that are 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
Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency Ananta Ashisha (Arihant)
Data Interpretation BSC Publication
Data Interpretation Magical Book Series

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Frequently Asked Questions


Students appearing in final of graduation are eligible for SBI PO recruitment?


Yes, those who are in the final year of their Graduation / Semester can also apply provisionally, subjected to the condition that if called for Document Verification they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation examination on or before the exam.


Can I choose Hindi language as the medium in SBI PO  2021 Exam?


Yes, SBI PO  2021 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English, except in the English Language section.


 Is the SBI PO  2021 Examination ONLINE or OFFLINE ?


The SBI PO  2021 Exam will be in online mode.


Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in SBI PO 2021 Exam?


No, SBI PO has no sectional Cut off, you have to score an overall cut-off decided by the bank in both prelims and mains exam.


Is SBI PO a transferable job?


Yes, SBI PO is a transferable job. You will be given a posting in your probation period and may further be transferred to a different area once you are permanent.


Is there a limit of the number of attempts in the SBI PO Exam?


Yes. The applicants are allowed to appear for the SBI PO examination for a fixed number of times depending on the category, which will be indicated in the official notification.


What is the age limit for the SBI PO?


The minimum age of the candidates must be 21 years & maximum age should be 30 years.


What is the meaning of EWS category?


EWS category refers to 'Economically Weaker Sections'. The Central Govt. has introduced this reservation for Economically Weaker Sections among the General category of candidates.This provision was introduced to provide 10% reservation in higher education and government jobs to those who although belong to General category but:  * their gross family annucal income lies below 8 Lakh.  * if the agricultural land owned by their family is less than 5 acres. * if the residential flat owned by the family is less than 1000 sq.ft. * if the residential plot owned by the family is less than 100 sq. yards (in notifiied municipalities) & less than 200 sq yards in other than notififed municipalities.