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SBI PO Syllabus Prelims and Mains 2017 | Descriptive Paper Syllabus pdf download

SBI PO Syllabus: Whether you are preparing for bank exam or giving it just a try. It is very important to know the syllabus of bank exams. State bank of India Probationary Officers exam is considered one of the top notch competition job and to crack this exam you have to give your 100%.

Therefore as a helping hand, here we are providing complete sbi po syllabus for prelims and mains exam round 2017-18.

Update: SBI Po Descriptive Paper will start from 4th June 2017 so check here sbi po descriptive paper (mains) syllabus and exam pattern in detail

SBI PO Syllabus 2017-18

State bank of India is an Indian public sector bank. SBI is a government owned corporation with its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. SBI PO Exam is a battle of dynamic brains and no one is less than no one. It releases sbi po recruitment notification in starting of the year.

sbi po syllabus prelims and mains

We admit the fact that every year huge account of candidates appear in sbi po examination but very few seriously prepare for it.

If you are one of the serious candidates who fulfill the sbi bank po eligibility criteria and wanting to prepare for sbi po then read the entire sbi po syllabus and prepare well.

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Exam Pattern for SBI PO Prelims & Mains Exam 2017-18

SBI PO Prelims Exam pattern

Number of Questions: 100 Questions

Total marks: 100 Marks

Time: 1 Hours ( No sectional time)

Mode: Online

Section Total Questions Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 Hours (60 Min)
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35

Mains Exam pattern for SBI PO exam:

Total marks: 250 Marks

Mode: Online

Divided into two parts: Objective Test (200 marks) and Descriptive Test (50 marks)

Section Total Questions Total Marks Duration (min)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 min
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 min
General Awareness (Economy/ Banking) 40 40 35 min
English 35 40 40 min
Total 155 200 180 min (3 Hours)
SBI PO Exam Pattern (Prelims & Mains)

That’s all on exam pattern, let’s check our main purpose(syllabus).

Prelims Exam Syllabus for SBI PO Exam

In exam pattern you can see three main section are being asked in sbi po exam prelims exam. They English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning ability.

Lest discuss the topic name, level of questions and number of questions asked in below chart section wise.

Reasoning Ability Syllabus:

Total number of questions asked in reasoning ability section is 35 questions.

Level of the reasoning section is HARD.

Topics are as follows,

  • Puzzle (0-5 Questions)
  • Circular sitting arrangement (5-7 Questions)
  • Linear Sitting Arrangement (5-11 Questions)
  • Square Arrangement
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism (0-5 Questions)
  • Coding – Decoding (0-5 Questions)
  • Blood Relations (2-3 Questions)
  • Direction sense (2-5 Questions)
  • Order and Ranking (0-5 Questions)

English Syllabus

Difficulty Level of English section is moderate and Total Number of questions asked is 30 questions.

English syllabus topics are as below,

  • Reading Comprehension (7-10 Questions)
  • Fill in the Blanks  (0-5 Questions)
  • Sentence Improvement (0-5 Questions)
  • Word Association Pair (0-5 Questions)
  • Cloze Test (5-10 Questions)
  • Spellings (0-3 Questions)
  • Para-jumbles (0-5 Questions)
  • Phrase Idiom Meaning (0-3 Questions)
  • Spotting Errors (5-10 Questions)

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SBI PO Exam

Total Questions asked: 35

Difficulty Level: Hard and calculation based

Topics in quantitative aptitude syllabus is as given below,

  • Number Series (5 Questions)
  • Simplification (5-10 Questions)
  • Algebra / Equations (0-6 Questions)
  • Data Interpretation (5-10 Questions)
  • Mixture Allegation (1-2 Question)
  • Partnership
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Profit Loss (1-2 Questions)
  • Average (1-2 Questions)
  • Boats & Stream (1-2 Questions)
  • Compound Interest / Simple Interest (1-2 Questions)
  • Time & Work (1-2 Questions)
  • Probability (0-1 Questions)

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2017-18

Main Exam of SBI PO is divided into two sections,

  1. Objective paper
  2. Descriptive Paper

Objective Paper (SBI Po Mains)

All the candidates who clear prelims exam need to appear for SBI PO Mains Exam.

it comprises of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness (Economy/ Banking) and English Section.

Lets discuss the mains syllabus for SBI PO exam in detail.

Section Topic Names
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Reasoning Syllabus: Analogy, Coding & decoding, Critical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Directions & Arrangements (Circular Arrangements), Sequential Output Tracing, Syllogism, Visual and Logical Reasoning, Puzzle & Blood Relation, Input Output & Number series, Series Completion, Statement & Argument, Passage & conclusion, Order & ranking

Computer Aptitude: Computer Hardware, Operating System concepts, Shortcut keys, MS Word, Excel, MS Power Point, Access, Internet & Networks, Basic Security Concepts, Latest Technologies

Quantitative Aptitude Number System, Ranking & Time Sequence, Clocks and Calendars, Alphabet Test & Mathematical Operations, Boats and Streams, Roots and Average, Percentage, Profits & Loss, Time & distances and Time & Work, Partnership and Ratio & Proportion, Simple, Interest, Compound Interest, Allegation and Mixtures, Mensuartion and Volume & surface area, Problems on trains, Surds and Indices
Data Analysis & Interpretation Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie-Charts, Quantitative Aptitude, Tables, Case Lets, Probability and Series
General/Economy/Banking Awareness Current Events, Sports, History, Geography, Culture, Indian Constitution, Technology & Research news and updates, India and its Neighbouring Countries news and updates, Marketing Aptitude, Economy, Banking & Finance
English Language Essay Writing, Letter Writing, Paragraph Writing, Precise Writing, Reading Comprehension

SBI PO Descriptive Paper Syllabus (Mains Paper)

This is descriptive paper and will test you letter writing and essay writing skills. Descriptive Test will of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks.

You need to score qualifying marks and cut off will be decided by state bank of India officials. Even though you require only passing marks but it plays important roles in merit list.

That’s all on sbi po syllabus 2017-18 for mains paper. Please ask in comment box if any doubts.

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