SBI CBO 2022 Exam on 4th December: Check Important Topics, Preparation Tips & Strategies

SBI CBO Admit Card 2022 Released. SBI CBO 2022 Written Exam to be held on 4th December 2022. Check Section-wise important topics, preparation tips and strategies for 1422 vacancies of Circle Based Officers.

SBI CBO 2022 Important Topics Preparation Tips and Strategies
SBI CBO 2022 Important Topics Preparation Tips and Strategies

SBI CBO Preparation Strategy 2022: The State Bank of India is going to conduct the SBI Circle Based Officer exam on 4th December 2022. Candidates can download SBI CBO Admit Card 2022 till 4th December 2022. Candidates who have applied for the SBI CBO 2022 are advised to stick to the SBI CBO preparation tips as suggested by experts to crack the exam in first attempt. As per the notification, around 1422 vacancies of Circle Based Officer in the State Bank of India have been reported by the bank. 

The SBI CBO 2022 Selection Process will consist of an online written exam, screening, and interview. The Online Written Exam for SBI CBO will include an Objective and Descriptive Tests. Candidates have to qualify for both sections to secure high marks in the examination. Candidates who qualify the written exam and screening rounds will be called to appear in the Interview round. Candidates will have to obtain minimum qualifying marks in the Interview to be considered for final selection.

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SBI CBO 2022 Calendar

SBI CBO 2022 Events

Important Dates

Online Application Start Date

18th October 2022

Online Application End Date

7th November 2022

Payment of Fees Last Date

7th November 2022

SBI CBO Admit Card 2022 Download Date 

18th November to 4th December 2022

SBI CBO 2022 Written Exam

4th December 2022

SBI CBO Exam Pattern 2022

  • The written examination is going to be held in the online mode.
  • The exam shall be divided into two sections, objective test and descriptive test. 
  • Candidates will be required to secure minimum cut-off marks in both sections.
  • A negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable for answers marked wrongly.

Online Written Exam



No of Questions

Max Marks


English Language



30 mins

Banking Knowledge



40 mins

General Awareness/Economy



30 mins

Computer Aptitude 



20 mins




2 hours


SBI CBO Descriptive Test


No of Questions

Max Marks


Letter Writing



30 mins

Essay-250 words on banking related






30 mins


The second round is the interview round which is going to be held for 50 marks. The authorities will check the psychological ability of the candidate. The final merit list of the candidates shall be drafted by considering the marks secured in the written exam and interview round. 

Also Read: SBI CBO Eligibility Criteria 2022: Check Age, Qualifications, Selection, Application Process

Also Read: SBI CBO Salary 2022: Check Pay Scale, Allowances, Promotion, Job Profile

Also Read: SBI CBO 2022: Check Syllabus & Latest Exam Pattern

SBI CBO Important Topics

The State Bank of India has notified the syllabus that has to be followed by the candidates preparing for the SBI CBO examination. Refer to the table below to know about the subject-wise SBI CBO syllabus. 

Subject Name

SBI CBO Syllabus

English Language

·         Grammar

·         Verbal Ability

·         Error Spotting 

·         Cloze Test

·         Reading Comprehension 

·         Synonym and Antonym 

·         Fill in the blanks

·         Para Jumbles

·         Sentence Improvement

·         Para/Sentence Completion

Banking Knowledge

·         Indian Banking System 

·         Indian Economy 

·         Indian Financial System 

·         Bank Headquarters

·         Bank Terminologies

·         Slogans of Banks

·         Regulatory Bodies in India 

·         Functions of RBI

·         Banking Terminologies

·         Financial Awareness

·         Knowledge on financial Important Institutions

·         Principles of Insurance

·         Money and Banking

General Awareness/Economy

·         Tallest and biggest in India and the world 

·         Indian Constitution 

·         Culture of India 

·         Currency of countries

·         General Science

·         History 

·         Geography 

·         Government Schemes

·         National and International Holidays

·         Sports

·         Static GK

·         Current Affairs

·         Country and Capitals

·         Airport and Ports in India 

·         Awards and Honors 

·         Economics 

Computer Aptitude

·         Introduction to Computer Organisation

·         History and Generation of Computers

·         Computer Memory

·         Computer Software

·         Computer Hardware

·         Computer Languages

·         Operating System

·         Computer Network

·         Internet

·         Computer and Network Security


SBI CBO Preparation Tips

The SBI CBO exam is very difficult citing only 1422 vacancies have been released by the concerned bank. The candidates have been advised to stick to the SBI CBO preparation tips that have been suggested by experts to crack the exam in first attempt. 

  • Follow only the SBI CBO exam pattern as notified by the bank. This can be found in the official notification released by the bank on its website. 
  • Next, one should resort to the subject-wise syllabus as mentioned by experts and toppers. Preparing only these topics helps in qualifying for the exam easily with high marks. 
  • One should resort to SBO CBO mock tests to keep a track of the performance on a regular basis. The mock test performance should be analysed on a regular basis to get an idea of weak and strong chapters. 
  • Revision is the key to cracking the SBI Circle-Based Officer examination. The syllabus is very vast and therefore with proper revision one always remains on track. 

SBI CBO Admit Card 2022 Download Link


Q1: What is the SBI CBO exam pattern?

As per the SBI CBO exam pattern, there will be two sections, objective and descriptive. The candidates will be required to qualify for both sections by securing minimum cut-off marks.

Q2: What topics should be prepared for the SBI CBO 2022?

The candidates are advised to stick to the official syllabus for all subjects, English Language, Banking Knowledge, General Awareness/Economy and Computer Aptitude to prepare for the exam effectively.

Q3: What are the preparation tips to clear the SBI CBO exam on the first attempt?

While preparing for the SBI CBO exam one should always resort to expert videos as suggested for the different subjects.

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