SBI PO Syllabus : Preliminary and Main

The syllabus of an examination is the most crucial element of the examination and without studying the syllabus of the examination no candidate can proceed with his study work to get selected in the examination.

All the eligible candidates who have applied for the upcoming SBI PO exam are advised to study the syllabus first before they start preparing for the examination.

Candidates are well aware that there are three stages of the SBI PO written examination, viz., Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Descriptive Test.

Candidates will be provided all the essential details of the syllabus of the SBI PO exam here in detail so that candidates who are wishing to apply for the examination can frame their plan of preparation.

Why studying the syllabus is important before starting the preparation?

Candidates usually turn blind eye to the syllabus of the examination without considering its significance. They start their preparation with the previous year’s question papers and that is not a fair strategy to prepare for the SBI PO examination.

With the help of syllabus and exam pattern, candidates will know each and every topic which recruiter expects from the candidates and that is the reason, all the essential details about the syllabus of the exam are provided when the notification of the exam is published.

If you are a serious aspirant of SBI PO exam, you first need to make it certain that you have all the information of the topics of SBI PO exam which you will be asked in the exam. If you are not, we advise you to go through with the syllabus of the PO exam.

All the significant topics of SBI PO exam from major to minor, have been provided below and candidates can have a glance on those topics and find out which topics they really need to work hard on-

Syllabus for the SBI PO Preliminary Exam

The very first stage of the SBI PO exam is the preliminary exam and all the candidates when clear this stage of the examination they will be provided the opportunity to appear in the next stage of the examination.

There are three subjects in the pre-exam which will be asked form the candidates in the question paper, viz., English language, Reasoning, and Computer Aptitude, and Quantitative Aptitude.

Syllabus for SBI PO Main Exam

The second stage of the SBI PO exam is the Main examination and candidates will be basked from five different topics in the question paper, viz., General English, Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning ability, Data Interpretation and Analysis, General Economy and Banking Awareness.

Core topics of the subjects of Pre and Main Exam

  1. General English

Reading Comprehension, Spotting Error, Fill in the blank, Cloze test, Para-Jumbles.

  1. Reasoning ability-

Questions in this category will be asked form the topics as Syllogism, Puzzle, Blood Relation, Seating Arrangement (Circular table and Line (North & South), Logical Reasoning, Input and Output, Inequality or Decision Making, Statement and Argument, Passage and conclusion, Coding and decoding, Data Sufficiency, Order and ranking, Making Judgments.

  1. Quantitative Aptitude

Coding-Decoding, Deriving Conclusions from Passages, Arithmetical Reasoning, Inserting the Missing Character, Statement – Conclusions Number, Ranking & Time Sequence, Logic, Series Completion, Logical Venn Diagrams, Clocks & Calendars, Statement – Arguments, Mathematical Operations, Alphabet Test, Logical Sequence of Words, Eligibility Test, Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle, Direction Sense Test, Data Sufficiency, Theme Detection, Situation Reaction Test, Analogy,

  1. Data Interpretation and Analysis

Tables, Pie-Charts, Bar Graphs, Data Analysis, Line Graphs, Case lets, Combined data sets, Probability/Series.

  1. General Economy and Banking Awareness

News related to Reserve Bank of India, Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget),Economics news, Current Affairs – Questions can be asked from various fields such as: National, International, Awards, Sports, Defense, Summits, Appointment, Books & Authors and Obituary etc, Basics of Marketing, Marketing Strategies, Market Segmentation, Marketing Management, Marketing Mix, Developing stage of organization, Brand, Advertising, Products Life Cycle, 4 P’s and 4 C’s of marketing Basic of Computer, Hardware and software, Operating system, MS Word and MS Excel, PowerPoint Generation of Computer, The internet, Abbreviations.

Syllabus for SBI PO Descriptive test 

  • Candidates will be given topics for letter writing, paragraph writing, Candidates will find the topics to write an essay as well in this descriptive test.
  • Paragraph writing will be related to the bank functioning and economy and format of the letter which candidates will be given to write will be of the official type for purpose of daily bank functioning.

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