SBI PO Syllabus 2019, SBI PO Syllabus for Prelims & Mains Exams

SBI PO Syllabus 2019, SBI PO Syllabus for Prelims & Mains Exams: SBI PO Syllabus 2019 SBI Probationary Officer Syllabus 2019 SBI PO 2019 Syllabus & Pattern State Bank of India PO Pre Exam Syllabus 2019 SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern Selection Process Download pdf

Notification for Various Posts of Probationary Officer. SBI has given a Big Surprise for Candidates by changing Selection Process of PO Exam 2019. So SBI PO will be a different one from the Last Year. Now first question arise is what are the changes…….Here are the changes in SBI PO 2019 Selection Process :-

SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus:

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2019 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

SBI PO Mains syllabus:

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2019 will constitute of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Data Analysis, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, Computer Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test Operating System
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

Besides the preliminary exam and the mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who qualify the first two phases of SBI PO exam.

The final merit list is made on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his/ her mains exam and interview process.

SBI PO Selection Process 2019 :- (Last Year)

First Stage or Phase I is Preliminary Exam which will be of Qualifying Nature. Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary Test will be called 20 Times for Second Stage. 2nd Stage/ Phase II for SBI PO Exam is Main Exam & Descriptive Test. Both Stages of SBI PO exam will be Online. Marks of Descriptive Test will be added to Final Selection List. The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.


  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.
  • The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

NOTE :- Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

State Bank of India will conduct an ONLINE Written exam for recruitment of Probationary Officer.  As the year passes level of competition for banking exam gets tougher. Moreover Pattern is also change. Now Candidates are wandering here & there in search of “What will come in Pre Exam, What is the Level of Pre Exam, what Type of question will be asked? In this article, We will giving you answer of All Your Questions along with the Syllabus of SBI PO Exam 2019 Pre Exam & Main Exam.

SBI PO Exam Pattern :-

Here We Are Providing You Last Year Exam Pattern. All Applicants Can Check Exam Pattern Here. It Might Be Possible That State Bank Of India Changes The Exam Pattern 2019 So We Request All The Candidates To Keep In Touch With Us For Latest Update.


SBI PO Pre Exam Pattern :- This will be of Qualifying Nature & consists of Total 100 Marks & Consists of 100 Questions.

Sr.No. Subject Questions Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
TOTAL 100 100
  • Total Time Duration for Screening Test is 1 Hour (60 Minutes).


Main Exam Pattern :-

Sr.No. Subject Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
TOTAL 155 200 03 hours

► Online written exam for Probationary Officer will be consisted of 200 marks.
► Total Time Duration of exam is 03:00 hours (180 minutes).
► There will be penalty for wrong answers (in both Pre & Mains) i.e. for every wrong answer, one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question will be deducted from those obtained by the candidates.

NOTE :- The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Descriptive Test :- The Descriptive Test will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language.

NOTE :- Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.


PRELIMINARY EXAM :- Level of Questions to be asked from English, Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude will be Easy as compared to the Main Exam. Exam Syllabus is same as like Bank Exam or IBPS Exam. As SBI has already announce that 20 Times Candidates will be called for Main Exam. So Questions may be ask of SBI Clerk Level in the Pre Exam or much high level but not like PO Exam.

MAIN EXAM :- SBI PO Main Exam will be usual like Last Years PO Exam. Level of Difficulty will be high. There will be more Time Taking Questions. Reasoning will be be of High Level as it come in SBI PO Exam. So only Full Preparation & Practice will be needed as there Will Be Various Posts & lacs of Applicants will apply.


Reasoning:- Focus on Comprehension Reasoning, Venn Diagrams, Number Series, Coding and de-coding, Problem Solving Techniques, Statement & Conclusion type questions,  arithmetic reasoning, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, syllogistic reasoning, Seating Arrangements, Decision Making, Input & Output, Logical Reasoning. Questions form Non Verbal Reasoning may ask in the Exam.

English Language:- Mainly Focus on the topics like Synonyms, Antonyms,  Sentence Error, Sentence correction, fill in the blanks, Sentence Arrangements/ Word Arrangement, Comprehension & Cloze Test nothing can be out of these mentioned Topics etc. Comprehension will be lengthy.

DI & Quantitative Aptitude:- Questions will be asked from Simplification, Number Series, Quadratic Equations Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF LCM, Problem On Ages, Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart. Data Interpretation is the section which have to be focused.

General Awareness:- Questions will be asked from Indian Current Events, Banking, General Science, General Knowledge. Focus will be mainly on Current affairs of National & International news, Important dates, Current Science, Technology, Sports & Culture & Banking Sector. Questions from Marketing will also be in ample amounts to Test Your Knowledge. Important Topics of SBI PO General Awareness are :

  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Major Financial / Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organizations are some related topics

Computer Awareness:- Basic of Computers, Computer Organization, Generations of computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word, MS Excel, MS power point, Memory Orientation, Internet, LAN, WAN, Modem, Computer Abbreviations, Modern day Technology. Remember short cut Tricks of MS Word, MS Excel & Computer Abbreviations.

Descriptive Test:- This Test will be of Qualifying Type & will be Test of English Language. Questions will be ask from Essay writing, précis writing and Letter writing. For Descriptive Test Focus on the Current News of Finance Sector, National Issues, Recent Government Scheme & Editorials from the leading English Newspaper like The Hindu.

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