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SBI PO Syllabus 2015 PDF prelims mains exams

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SBI PO exam syllabus 2015

Name of the organisation: Stat bank of India (SBI)

Job role: Probationary officer (PO)

Job type: Banking

Vacancies: 2062

Job location: All over India

SBI Probationary Officer Selection process consists of three phases:-

1.Phase I: Prelim Exam – Objective test – 100 Marks (Total time – 1 hr)

2. Phase II: Main Exam – Objective test + Descriptive test

3. Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

Phase – I Preliminary Examination 100 Marks 1 hour
Phase – II Online Objective Test 200 Marks 2 hours
Computer based Descriptive Test 50 Marks 1 hour
Phase – III Group Discussion 20 marks N.A.
Personal Interview 30 marks N.A.
Final Selection The marks obtained in the Phase-I will not be added for the selection only the marks obtained in Phase-II will be added to the marks obtained in Phase-III.The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately Written test marks will be converted to a scale of 75 and G.D, P.I marks on a scale of 25 N.A.


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



No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

1 Reasoning 35 35
2 English Language 30 30
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35

► Total Time Duration for Screening Test is 1 Hour (60 Minutes).


Main Exam Pattern :-



Maximum Marks

1 Reasoning (High Level) 50
2 English Language 50
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 50
4 General Awareness, Marketing & Computer 50

► Online Written exam for Probationary Officer will be consisted of 200 marks.

► Total Time Duration of exam is 2 Hour.

► There will be penalty for wrong answers 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 1 hour 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 will be ask of SBI Clerk Level in the Pre 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 are 2393 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.

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.

For More Details Please Visit:-https://www.sbi.co.in

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