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SBI PO Prelim Syllabus

SBI Prelim Syllabus is divided into three sections namely, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English. The syllabus of SBI PO and SBI Clerk is the same. Only the difficulty level of Question is varies. SBI PO exam is a little bit difficult than SBI Clerk.

The individual topics that ask from these Three Sections

 

Reasoning 

35 Questions with 35 marks will be asked from this section in SBI PO Prelim Exam. The topics to be covered under this section are:

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 

15-20 Questions from this topic will be asked. This is one of the most important topics in the SBI PO Exam. this topic is time-consuming but in this section high accuracy is possible and this is the most scoring topic with a clear concept.  puzzles can be based on month, day, comparison, floor, Box, or Distribution. and Seating Arrangement can be based on linear, circular, square, rectangle or North-South facing.

Blood relation 

2-3 Questions from this topic can be asked. This can be based on coded blood relation, single person blood relation or mixed blood relation

Coding Decoding

5 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. this is more scoring topic. Questions from this topic may be based on simple word coding, sentence coding or new pattern based coding.

Syllogism

4-5 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. New pattern syllogism will be Possibility based and Negative information based, and Old pattern syllogism will be based on direct questions with 2-3 statements and 2-3 conclusions.

Inequality

4-5 Questions from this topic can be asked based on new pattern or old pattern. This topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.this is also a scoring topic. This can be based on multiple relations, reverse, indirect symbol or coded, direct inequality based.

Input-output

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. This topic may be time-consuming but high accuracy is possible. 

Order and Ranking 

You can expect 1-2 Questions from this topic.

Direction and Distance

You can expect 2-3 Questions from this topic.

Alphanumeric Series

5 questions from this topic can be asked. this topic is less time-consuming and high accuracy is possible. series can be based on Alphabet or Number or series of Alphabet combined with a number.

Data Sufficiency 

3-5 Questions from this topic can be asked. The question will be based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics of Reasoning Ability

No. of Questions expected Marks Time
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 15-20 35 Marks        20 minutes             
Blood Relation 2-3
Coding Decoding
Syllogism 4-5
Inequality 4-5
Input-output 5
Order and Ranking  1-2
Direction and Distance 2-3
Alphanumeric Series 5
Data Sufficiency  3-5
Total 35 Questions

 

Quantitative Aptitude 

35 Questions with 35 marks will be asked from this section in SBI PO Prelim Exam. The topics to be covered under this section are:

Simplification/ Approximation

5-7 Questions from this topic will be asked. This is one of the easiest topics and most scoring topic in this section. This is less time consuming and High accuracy is possible. Questions can be based on decimal, fractions, percentages or BODMAS rule etc.

Number Series

5 Questions from this topic will be asked. This can be based on Missing Number Series or Wrong Number Series. Missing Number series is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.

Quadratic Equation

4-5 Questions from this topic will be asked. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.In this, you have to solve the given two variables to know the relation between both variables.

Data Interpretation

10-15 Questions from this topic will be asked. This topic is moderate time consuming but high accuracy is possible. DI can be based on tabular form, line graph, bar graph, pie chart, missing or caselets.

Miscellaneous-

    This section includes Questions from topics likes - Ratio and proportion, Average, Problems on ages, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Time and work, Pipes and cisterns, Time, speed and distance, Problems on trains, Boat and stream, Alligation and Mixture, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mensuration, Probability

10-12 Questions from this topic can be asked.

►Data Sufficiency

5 Question from this topic can be asked.The question will be based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics of Quantitative Aptitude    
Noof Questions expected
 
Marks  Time
Simplification/ Approximation 5-7Questions 35 Marks 20 minutes
Number Series 5 Questions
Quadratic Equation 4-5 Questions 

Miscellaneous (Simple Interest, Compound

Interest, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss,

Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio,

Partnership, Mensuration, etc.)

10-12 Questions

Data Sufficiency 

5 Questions
Data Interpretation 10-15 Questions
Total 35 Questions

 

English 

30 Questions with 30 marks will be asked from this section in SBI PO Prelim Exam. The topics to be covered under this section are:

Reading Comprehension

10 Questions from this topic can be asked and RC can be based on Social Issues, Banking & Economy, Business, etc

Cloze Test

5 Questions from this topic can be asked

Double Fillers/ Single Filler

You can expect 5 Questions from this topic. A Sentence will be given with one or two blanks.

Sentence Errors

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. 

Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement 

5-Questions from this topic can be asked. In this, a sentence will be given with one part underline and that part needs to replace with the correct option. 

Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out

5 Questions can be asked. In this, A set of the sentence will be given and then we need to rearranged to form a meaning paragraph. sometimes odd sentence which does not follow the theme of the passage will be given and then we need to find out that odd sentence.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics

Expected Number of questions Marks Time
Reading Comprehension     10 30 Marks 20 minutes
Cloze Test 5
Double Fillers/ Single Filler 5
Spotting Error     0-5
Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement  4-5
Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out 5-7
Total  30 Questions

  

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus is divided into five section namely, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and English. The syllabus of SBI PO and SBI Clerk is also the same. Only the difficulty level of Question is varies. 

The individual topics that ask from these Four Sections

 

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 

15-20 Questions from this topic will be asked. This is one of the most important topics in the SBI PO Exam. this topic is time-consuming but in this section high accuracy is possible and this is the most scoring topic with a clear concept.  puzzles can be based on month, day, comparison, floor, Box, or Distribution. and Seating Arrangement can be based on linear, circular, square, rectangle or North-South facing.

Blood relation 

2-3 Questions from this topic can be asked. This can be based on coded blood relation, single person blood relation or mixed blood relation

Coding Decoding

5-7 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. this is a scoring topic. Questions from this topic may be based on simple word coding, sentence coding or new pattern based coding.

Syllogism

0-5 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. New pattern syllogism will be Possibility based and Negative information based, and Old pattern syllogism will be based on direct questions with 2-3 statements and 2-3 conclusions.

Inequality

2-5 Questions from this topic can be asked based on new pattern or old pattern. This topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.this is also a scoring topic. This can be based on multiple relations, reverse, indirect symbol or coded, direct inequality based.

Input-output

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. This topic may be time-consuming but high accuracy is possible. 

Order and Ranking 

you can expect 1-2 Questions from this topic.

Direction and Distance

You can expect 1-5 Questions from this topic.

Data Sufficiency 

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. questions are based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Statement and Assumption

2-3 Questions from this topic may be asked.

►Statement and Course of Action 

2-3 Questions from this topic may be asked.

►Cause and Effect

2-3 Questions from this topic may be asked

►Statement and Argument

2-3 Questions from this topic can be asked.

►Computer Aptitude - You can also come across 5-6 questions of this topic, which may be passage/ flowchart based. We will start providing quizzes for this topic soon.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

                             Topics of Reasoning Ability

       Expected Number of questions Marks Time
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement  15-20 60 Marks 60 minutes
Blood relation  2-3
Coding Decoding 5-7
Syllogism 0-5
Inequality 2-5
Input-output
Order and Ranking  1-2
Direction and Distance 1-5
Data Sufficiency  5
Statement and Assumption 2-3
Statement and Course of Action  2-3
Cause and Effect 2-3
Statement and Argument 2-3
Computer Aptitude 5-6
Total 45 Question

 

Quantitative Aptitude 

This section would mostly comprise of Data interpretation questions. You can expect questions from the following topics -

  • Bar graph
  • Line graph
  • Pie chart (single or double)
  • Tabular graph
  • Radar chart
  • Mixed graphs (combination of any 2 of the above)
  • Caselet/ Paragraph DI
  • Missing graphs

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

  • Data Sufficiency - The question will be based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.
  • Few Arithmetic problems (especially probability)-  This section includes Questions from topics likes - Ratio and proportion, Average, Problems on ages, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Time and work, Pipes and cisterns, Time, speed and distance, Problems on trains, Boat and stream, Alligation and Mixture, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mensuration, Probability.
  • Quantity based inequality problems.

 

English 

Reading Comprehension

10 Questions from this topic can be asked and RC can be based on Social Issues, Banking & Economy, Business, etc 

Cloze Test

5 Questions from this topic can be asked

Double Fillers/ Single Filler

You can expect 5 Questions from this topic. A Sentence will be given with one or two blanks.

Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement 

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. In this, a sentence will be given with one part underline and that part needs to replace with the correct option. 

Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out

5 Questions can be asked. In this, A set of the sentence will be given and then we need to rearranged to form a meaning paragraph. sometimes odd sentence which does not follow the theme of the passage will be given and then we need to find out that odd sentence.

Statement and Paragraph completion - You may come across these questions as well where you need to identify the statement which would most suitably fill up the blank in the passage.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics

Expected Number of questions Marks Time
Reading Comprehension     10-12 30 Marks 40 minutes
Cloze Test 0-5
Double Fillers/ Single Filler 7-10
Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement  5
Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out 5-7
Statement and Paragraph completion  5-10
Total  30 Questions

 

General Awareness 

Try to cover the current affairs of the last 4-5 months to prepare for this section. Focus more on current banking and financial news. The major topics to be covered under this section are:

General Awareness section is categorized into three subtopics

►Current Affairs

In this, you should have to familiar with knowledge of information which is going in the current. All the environmental issues, financial,  about the Indian economy, government schemes & policies, the latest science, and inventions and discoveries, books by famous personality etc, and you should go through the last 6-month current affairs before the current mains exam.

Static Gk

In this  section Questions are asked for only that knowledge which is static in nature likes National Park, Wildlife sanctuary  Dam, River, Lake, Airport, stadium, Capital currency, HQ, Important days, Important temple, Folks dance, Award, festivals, State-Capital-CM-Governor, etc

►Banking Awareness/ Financial Awareness.

This includes knowledge of banking from every angle. 

    • History of Banking

    • Indian Banking Industry

    • Banking terminology and RBI Monetary policies

    • Money Market and Capital Market 

    • Types of various Advance/ Loan Account  

    • Financial Inclusion Basel Norm

    • Payment System

    • Types of Account

    • Structure of Bank

Syllabus Quick look by Table:

Topics Expected Number of questions Marks Time
Banking & Financial Awareness 13-15 Questions 40 Marks 35 minutes
Static Awareness 14-16 Questions
Current Affairs 10-12 Questions
Total 40

 

 

 

SBI PO – Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications (As on 01.04.2018)

  • Candidate must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government
  • An applicant who is in the Final Year or final semester of his Graduation is also considered eligible to apply for SBI PO 2018
  • Candidates in their final year can apply only under the condition that, if called for an interview, the candidate has to produce proof of having passed their graduation on or before August 31, 2018
  • Candidates who have Integrated Dual Degree certificate must make sure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before August 31, 2018
  • A candidate who possesses the qualification of Chartered Accountant is also eligible to apply for SBI PO 

 

Age Limit ( As on 31.08.2018)

  • Minimum Age – 21 years
  • Maximum Age – 30 years

Note: Candidates born not earlier than 02.04.1987 and not later than 01.04.1996 are considered eligible. 

 

Relaxations in Upper Age Limit

Category

Age
SC/ST 5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (Gen) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years’ service completed and released. 5 years
Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years

Nationality

  • Candidate must be an Indian National.

Number of Attempts for SBI PO

  • For General category- 4 attempts
  • For General (PwD) category- 7 attempts
  • OBC category- 7 attempts
  • OBC (PWD)- 7 attempts
  • SC/ST (PwD)- No restriction

SBI PO Application Fee:

The application fees for SBI PO 2018 exam is

- Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

- Rs. 600 /- General/ OBC

SBI PO Job Profile involves

  • Learning nitty-gritty of General Banking.
  • Marketing of New Schemes
  • Bringing New Business
  • Any other task bestowed by the bank time to time.

Also, you may be asked to solve the grievances of customers coming into the bank for

  • Opening of new accounts
  • Issuing of ATM cards
  • Doing deposits
  • Loan Processing
  • Issuing cheque books etc

SBI PO Salary

  • The starting basic pay for SBI PO is Rs. 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments).
  • The pay scale is Rs. 23700-980/7- 30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020.
  • Grade: Junior Management Grade Scale-I
  • Allowances: D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical, and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time.
  • The total SBI PO Salary per year will be a minimum of Rs 8.20 lakhs and maximum of Rs 13.08 lakhs (depending on the place of your posting and other factors).
  • Other: SBI plans to offer, subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation Package which would enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.

SBI PO 2018 Online Exam

The full form of ‘SBI PO’ exam is ‘State Bank of India Probationary Officer’ exam.SBI is a national level exam and one of the most reputed Jobs in the country. SBI conducts the exam for the recruitment probationary Officer every year, in its various banks or branches across the nation. Once you qualify this exam, you are hired as a Probationary Officer in the prestigious State Bank of India. After getting recruited as SBI PO, you will be getting a handsome salary including other allowances. SBI has the initial pay scale ranging from Rs. 23, 700 to Rs. 42, 020. As an SBI PO Salary increases rapidly along with your career path at the bank.


 

SBI PO Preparation tips:

We advise all the candidates to fill the SBI PO examination application form before the last date because after the last date application form will not be acceptable. Let us check out the exam preparation tips. 

  • Understand the exam pattern and structure of the question paper.
  •  Understand the entire topic in the syllabus.
  • Work Hard, to prepare well for the exam.
  • Be calm and wise with your work.
  • Join iDangal247.com to get a better score
  • Be Focused and Confident.
  • Just Do Well in the exam.

SBI PO 2018 Vacancy

Vacancies

Vacancies (PWD)

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

Total

LD

VI

HI

Total

300

150

540

1010

2000

27

26

65

118

SBI PO 2018 Result

The SBI PO Mains Result is finally out & you can check it through the direct link here. Find the direct link to check results here!

SBI PO Mains Results Declared -pdf

SBI PO 2018 Interview Admit Card

SBI PO 2018 Interview Admit Card is out. You can download the SBI PO Call Letters from 3rd September 2018 to 12th October 2018. You can download your SBI PO 2018 Admit Card through the direct link here.

Direct Link to Download SBI PO 2018 Admit Card - Click Here!

SBI PO 2018 Important Exam Date

Event 

Date

On-line registration with Edit/Modification of Application by applicants (Tentatively)

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments (Tentatively)

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Download SBI PO Preliminary Exam call letter (Tentatively)

18.06.2018 onwards

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date (Online)

1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018

Declaration of SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result

15.07.2018

Download SBI PO Call Letter for Main Exam (Tentatively)

20.07.2018

SBI PO Mains Exam 

04.08.2018

 Declaration of SBI PO Mains Exam Result (Tentatively)

20.08.2018

Download of SBI PO Interview Call Letter

01.09.2018

Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview

24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018

 Date for the Declaration of Final Result 

01.11.2018

 

 

 

 

Steps to Register for SBI PO 2018

Registration

  1. Visit the website www.sbi.co.in
  2. Click on link “Career with us” on the home-page
  3. Select ‘SBI PO 2018 Application Form’
  4. Fill Application Form with complete details like as name, educational qualifications, address, mobile number, email and other information.

Upload Images

  1. Upload scanned image of passport size photo (size-20 to 50 Kb) and signature (10 to 20 Kb) in JPEG format.
  2. The photo must be of 200 x 300 pixels while the signature must be of 140 x 60 pixels.
  3. Choose the correct file and click on open to upload.
  4. After that, click ‘Submit’ to move to fee payment window.

Pay Application Fee

  1. The application fee for General Category is INR 600 and INR 100 for reserved categories.
  2. Pay the fee online and submit.
  3. Take a printout of the application form before submission for future reference.
  4. You will receive a registration id. Note it down.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

The SBI PO Exam is conducted in 3 stages out of which the first 2 stages are Online Written Exams and the 3rd stage is that of an Interview and Group Discussion - for those candidates who qualify the first 2 stages.

SBI selection process for the PO 2018 exam consists of 3 stages, which are:

  1. Prelims Exam

  2. Mains Exam (Objective + Descriptive)

  3. Interview

  • There is one-fourth negative marking in both Prelims & Mains for each question wrongly marked!

  • Once you clear the first 2 stages of SBI PO Exam, you will have to face an Interview and Group Exercise round.

  • Once you clear all these 3 stages, you will be selected as a BankPO.

 

SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern – PRELIMS (Stage I)

Section

No. of Qs

Time

Marks                   

English Language

30

20 mins

100 marks

 

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 mins

Reasoning Ability

35

20 mins

TOTAL

100

1 hour

There is one-fourth negative marking in Prelims and No negative marking for unattempted questions. There is no sectional cut-offs.  you have to qualify in all 3 sections, SBI will decide the cut-offs for the same at its discretion.

 

SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern – MAINS (Stage II)

SBI PO 2018 Mains will be consist of 2 parts - Objective Test (200 marks) and Descriptive Test (50 marks). Both the parts will take place online.

Section 

No. of Qs

Duration

Marks          

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60 Min

200  marks            

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

45 Min

General Awareness about Economy/Banking

40

35 Min

English Language

35

40 Min

TOTAL

155

3 Hours

 

Pattern of the Mains Descriptive Test

Section

Qs Time  Marks
descriptive paper

Letter writing and Essay

30 50

You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.

NOTE: The Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

 

Group Discussion &Interview (Stage III)

Aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both Objective and Descriptive Tests will be arranged in descending order in each category. A certain adequate number of candidates as decided by the bank will be called for the Group Discussion and Interview.

The final stage of SBI PO

Group Discussion and Interview Total              
Marks in each section GD: 20, Personal Interview: 30 50 Marks

 

Once you clear all these 3 stages, you will be selected as a BankPO.

 

 

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