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SBI PO Syllabus 2018: Detailed Syllabus for Prelims & Mains Exam

Apr 26, 2018 12:57 IST
    SBI PO Exam Syllabus
    SBI PO Exam Syllabus

    India’s largest commercial bank, State Bank of India(SBI) conducts the online recruitment examination for the post of probationary officer (PO) every year.  

    It’s a golden opportunity for the candidates who want to make their career in banking sector.

    The number of vacancies in SBI for the post of PO is 2000 in 2018 and the job is worth taking a meticulous shot.

    SBI PO is a dream job for many of you but before taking the plunge into full-fledged preparation, you should have a fair idea regarding the exam pattern and syllabus of the examination.

    Why understanding the syllabus is important?

    In order to excel on SBI PO exam 2018 it is very important to understand the syllabus for the exam.  After knowing the syllabus, preparation for the examination will be much easier. For easing your path on the road to success, here we are providing complete syllabus for SBI PO exam 2018.

      The SBI PO examination conducts in following three phases –

        I.     Preliminary Examination
        II.   Main Examination
        III. Group Exercises & Interview

     SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern

    Name of Test

    No. of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Duration

    English Language

    30

     Total Maximum Marks

           100

    20 minutes

    Quantitative Aptitude

    35

    20 minutes

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    20 minutes

     Total

    100

    60 minutes

    Note:  Last year approx 30 lakh candidates appeared for SBI PO Prelims examination.  

    Although the bank has not provided any specific syllabus for the exam; here we are providing important topics being asked in the examination on the basis of broader analysis done by our experts.

    Let us look at the Subject wise Complete Syllabus for the SBI PO Prelims exam 2018,

     SBI PO 2018 Prelims Examination: Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

    Important topics for this section are:

    • Seating arrangement 
    • Data Sufficiency
    • Alphanumeric Series
    • Puzzle
    • Coding-decoding
    • Inequalities
    • Input- Output
    • Blood Relation
    • Ranking
    • Direction and Sense
    • Series

     SBI PO 2018 Prelims Examination: Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

    The section covers the following topics:

    • Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)
    • Number system
    • Approximation
    • HCF and LCM of Numbers
    • Problems based on age
    • Number series
    • Quadratic Equations
    • Percentages
    • Ratio and proportion
    • Average
    • Mixture and Allegations
    • Time and work
    • Pipe and Cistern
    • Speed, Distance and time
    • Partnership
    • Simple and compound interest
    • Permutation and Combination
    • Profit, Loss and Discount
    • Mensuration
    • Data Sufficiency

     SBI PO 2018 Prelims Examination: Syllabus for English Language

    The question paper of English Language would be set on topics such as:

    • Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
    • Cloze Test
    • Sentence Improvement
    • Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements
    • Spotting Errors
    • Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)
    • Phrase Replacement
    • Irrelevant Statements
    • Main Idea of Passage

    SBI PO Exam 2018: Preparation Strategy to crack it!

     SBI PO 2018 Main Examination

    SBI PO Mains exam 2018 will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.

     Pattern of SBI PO Main Exam 2018 – Objective Test

    S. No.

    Name of Test

    Number of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Duration

    1.

    Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

    45

    Total Maximum Marks 200

    60 minutes

    2.

    Data Analysis and Interpretation

    35

    45 minutes

    3.

    General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

    40

    35 minutes

    4.

    English Language

    35

    40 minutes


    Total

    155

    3 hours

    SBI PO Main Exam 2018 – Descriptive Test

    S. No.

    Name of Test

    Number of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Duration

    1.

    Letter Writing

    1

    50 Marks

    30 Minutes

    2.

    Essay Writing

    1

     SBI PO 2018: Syllabus for Main examination

    The syllabus of both prelims and main examination of remain same but the difficulty level of SBI PO main examination will be increased. The questions asked in SBI PO prelims examinations are of basic nature and less calculative as compared to the Main examination.


    SBI PO 2018 Main Examination: Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

    Important topics for this section are:

    • Alphabet
    •  Alphanumeric Series
    • Analogy
    • Blood Relation
    • Classification
    • Coding-decoding
    • Seating arrangement (Circular seating arrangement, Floor based seating arrangement, Square seating arrangement )
    • Syllogism
    • Time and Sequence Test
    • Analytical Reasoning 
      • Statements and Assumptions
      • Statements and Arguments
      • Statements and Conclusion
      • Cause and Effect
      • Course of Action
    • Data Sufficiency
    • Puzzle
    • Inequalities
    • Input- Output
    • Ranking and Arrangement
    • Direction and Sense

     SBI PO 2018 Main Examination: Syllabus for Data Analysis and Interpretation

     The section covers the following topics:

    • Data Interpretation( Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Missing graphs, Radar chart, Caselet DI, Mixed Graph)

    Apart from this, questions can also be asked from following topics -

    • Number system
    • Approximation
    • HCF and LCM of Numbers
    • Problems based on age
    • Percentages
    • Ratio and proportion
    • Average
    • Mixture and Allegations
    • Time and work
    • Pipe and Cistern
    • Speed, Distance and time
    • Partnership
    • Simple and compound interest
    • Permutation and Combination
    • Profit, Loss and Discount
    • Mensuration
    • Data Sufficiency

    SBI PO 2018 Main Examination: Syllabus for English Language

    The question paper of English Language would be set on topics such as:

    • Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
    • Cloze Test
    • Sentence Improvement
    • Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements
    • Spotting Errors
    • Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)
    • Phrase Replacement
    • Irrelevant Statements
    • Main Idea of Passage

    SBI PO 2018 Main Examination: Syllabus for General Awareness

    The section can be divided in three parts i.e. Current affairs, banking awareness and static GK questions. The current affairs questions will cover the last 6 months events of both national and international importance. Static GK Questions will be from country and capital, airports, ports in India, tallest and biggest in India and the world, first in the world as well as in India, etc. Banking Awareness part will cover banking in India, banking terminology, bank headquarters, slogans of banks, regulatory bodies in India, Main function of RBI etc. Some of the important topics for this section are-

    • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
    • Main functions of RBI
    • Overview of Indian Financial System
    • History of Indian banking system.
    • Fiscal and Monetary policy
    • Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council )etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT(The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau(BBB)  Bank for International Settlements (BIS)etc.
    • International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, WTO, etc.
    • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
    • Banking Terms like NPA, Current Account and Savings Account (CASA), Capital to risk (Weighted) asset ratio (CRAR).
    • Important Government Schemes
    • Important National and International days
    • Sports
    • Indian Constitution
    • Culture of India
    • Currency of countries etc
    • Awards and Hounors

    SBI PO 2018: Section Wise Strategy (Quantitative Aptitude, Data Analysis and Data Interpretation)

    SBI PO examination 2018 gives you an opportunity to join one of the leading public sector banks of the country as an officer. SBI is the best bank to join if you are ambitious. The bank offers you a number of opportunities to succeed and always motivates you to grow. This is up to you how much you can keep pace with the process of learning.

    All the best SBI PO Exam 2018!

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