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SBI PO Syllabus 2022: Download subject-wise free syllabus PDF here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Sun, 13 Feb 2022 10:44 AM IST


Check SBI PO syllabus here at Download detailed syllabus for SBI PO Prelims and Mains Exam.

Are you looking for details on SBI PO syllabus? State Bank Of India conducts SBI PO Exam to recruit eligible and interested candidates to the post of Probationary Officers. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for SBI PO Exam should know all the details such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and so on. Every year lakhs of students apply for the post of PO in SBI which makes the competition hard and the SBI PO exam harder to crack. Candidates who want to crack this exam must begin their preparation by familiarizing themselves with the SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern to plan a strategy for themselves.
  1. The notification was released on October 4, 2021.
  2. A total of 2056 vacancies have been announced by SBI.
  3. The online registration and application process began on October 5, 2021, and the last date to apply was October 25, 2021. 
  4. SBI PO Exam has three stages- prelims, mains, and interview.
  5. The SBI Prelims and Mains Exams are conducted in online mode.
  6. Prelims Exam is the screening test for selecting candidates for the Mains exam
  7.  SBI PO Mains exam was scheduled to be conducted on 02nd January 2022.- Download Admit Card Here.
  8. Currently, the interview process for SBI PO is going on.

SBI PO is one of the most sought-after examinations across the country.


Candidates who are aspiring to appear for SBI PO Exam should know all the details to prepare well for the exam. Read this article to know all about the SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our Bank Special Online Classes: Join Detailed Batch By Safalta Now!!
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SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern (Prelims and Mains)

Before going into the SBI PO syllabus, candidates should be aware of the three-tiered SBI PO test structure. The SBI PO prelims and main exams have nearly identical syllabuses.

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The SBI PO mains syllabus has only been expanded to include a component on general and banking awareness. A candidate must be acquainted with the exam pattern and detailed syllabus of both prelims and mains examination.

The latest SBI PO exam pattern is summarised below:
SBI PO Exam Pattern
Preliminary Exam Subjects Number of Questions Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Mains Examination Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
General & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English (Descriptive Test) 2 50 30 minutes
Group Discussion 20
Interview 30

Check out  SBI PO Eligibility Criteria here.

SBI PO Syllabus: Prelims

As we previously indicated, the SBI PO test syllabus is similar to that of any other PSU bank. The SBI PO Prelims syllabus is made up of three primary components that a candidate must pass before moving on to the next stage, i.e. the Mains.
The syllabus for the SBI PO Preliminary Exam is divided into three sections:
The SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus comprises three sections:
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
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Each of these sections has an enormous array of topics on which the questions are based.

Here is the detailed SBI PO syllabus of the Preliminary examination: 

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus – Detailed
SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus SBI PO Reasoning Syllabus SBI PO English Syllabus
Simplification/ Approximation
Profit & Loss
Alphanumeric Series Reading Comprehension
Mixtures & Alligations Logical Reasoning Fill in the blanks
Permutation, Combination & Probability Data Sufficiency Cloze Test
Work & Time
Sequence & Series
Ranking & Order
Alphabet Test
Para jumbles
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Surds & Indices
Seating Arrangement Vocabulary
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Coded Inequalities Paragraph Completion
Time & Distance
Number Systems
Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Data Interpretation Syllogism Sentence Completion
Ratio & Proportion
Blood Relations
Tenses Rules

SBI PO Syllabus: Mains

The syllabus of SBI PO for the Mains Examination constitutes of four major sections (Objective-type questions):
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Reasoning Ability
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  • English Language
A descriptive test is also included in the SBI PO Mains syllabus. Two questions, one letter writing and one essay, make up the descriptive test. In order to qualify for the SBI PO mains exam, candidates must also pass the descriptive examination.

According to the Mains test pattern, the SBI PO syllabus is as follows: 

Know about RBI Grade B Exam Pattern here.
SBI PO Mains Syllabus (topic-wise)
Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning General/Economy/Banking Awareness English Language
Tabular Graph Syllogism Current Affairs Reading Comprehension
Line Graph Verbal Reasoning Financial Awareness Grammar
Bar Graph Circular Seating Arrangement General Knowledge Verbal Ability
Charts & Tables Linear Seating Arrangement Static Awareness Vocabulary
Missing Case DI Double Lineup Banking Terminologies Knowledge Sentence Improvement
Radar Graph Caselet Scheduling Banking Awareness Word Association
Probability Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning Principles of Insurance Para Jumbles
Data Sufficiency Input-Output, Analytical, and Decision Making   Error Spotting
Let it Case DI Directions and Distances   Cloze Test
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking, Code Inequalities   Fill in the blanks
Pie Charts Data Sufficiency    
  Coding-Decoding, Course of Action    
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SBI PO Syllabus FAQs

Q. How many stages are there in SBI PO Exam?

A. There are three stages in SBI PO Exam- Preliminary Exam, Mains and Interview.

Q. How many questions are asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam?

A. A total of 100 questions are asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam.

Q. What is the duration of SBI PO Mains Exam?

A. The duration of the SBI PO Mains Exam is 3 hours.

Q. Is there a negative marking in SBI PO Exam?

A. Yes, there is a negative marking in SBI PO Exam. 1/4 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.


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