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SBI PO Syllabus 2021: Check Syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exam

Safalta Expert Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Sun, 10 Oct 2021 10:32 PM IST


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The State Bank of India has released the official notification for SBI PO Exam 2021 to recruit eligible and interested candidates to the post of Probationary Officers in SBI. The notification was released on October 4, 2021. A total of 2056 vacancies have been announced by SBI. The online registration and application process will begin on October 5, 2021, and the last date to apply is October 25, 2021. We will go over the entire SBI PO syllabus in this article. Aspirants may also get the SBI PO Prelims and Mains Syllabus PDF from this page. The SBI PO test is one of the most popular in the country, with thousands of applicants applying each year . Banking hopefuls all around India regard the SBI PO Exam to be a highly desirable job opportunity. The SBI Probationary Officer (PO) test is held every year to attract new entrants for managerial cadre jobs in the State Bank of India. The SBI PO Syllabus is very similar to that of any other bank exam. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs E-book- Download Now.
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The syllabus of the SBI PO exam is segregated into three tiers:
  • Prelims (online written test)
  • Mains (online written test)
  • Group Discussion & Interview

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 mains exams have nearly identical syllabuses. The SBI PO mains syllabus has only been expanded to include a component on general and banking awareness.

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

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SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

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 Mains Syllabus

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:

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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