In our previous post, we have covered all the details of the SBI PO Notification. In this post we will give you some idea about the SBI PO exam syllabus as declared officially.
Please note that SBI does not provide detailed syllabus or type of questions that would be asked in the SBI PO exam. So, we have put together all the type of questions that are asked in different sections, in one single post. Please read our detailed post on SBI PO paper pattern.
Now let us come back to the SBI PO exam syllabus. This exam will be carried over three phases – Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3. Phase 1 and Phase 2 will have written examinations, while Phase 3 will have Group Discussion and Personal interview.
Since our current post is about SBI Bank PO exam syllabus, we will restrict ourselves to Phase 1 and Phase 2 here. Check our other post, for the complete SBI PO exam selection procedure.
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination – SBI PO
To become a SBI PO officer, your first target is to clear the preliminary examination. This will be an objective test of 100 marks, and will be conducted online.
The duration for this phase 1 test will be a total of 1 hour, during which you have to answer 3 Sections as follows
You need to clear each of these three sections individually, to proceed to the next level. The cut offs will be as announced by SBI.
Phase – II: Main Examination – SBI PO
Main Examination will be an elaborate one. It will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.
Questions from the following Sections will be asked in the Objective Test which will be of 3 hour duration :
Name of test
No. of Questions
Duration (in Minutes)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis and Interpretation
General / Economy / Banking Awareness
As we told you earlier, the Descriptive Test will be of 50 marks and 30 minutes long. Descriptive test will consist of two things:
- Letter Writing and
- Essay Writing
In order to qualify in the Descriptive Test, you need to secure passing marks which will be decided by the Bank
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests.
Again, just like the preliminary exam, to proceed to the next level you need to clear each of these sections individually. The passing marks will be decided by the Bank.
For more information about recruitment process read complete rules and selection procedure for SBI PO exam.
For book suggestions, you may also like to check our post on best books for SBI PO.