SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2018 (Prelims & Mains) – Check Here
SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2018 (Prelims & Mains) – Check Here

SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2018 (Prelims & Mains)

SBI PO Syllabus 2018. As we all know The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the official notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) in various branches of SBI. This year SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2018 drive is taking place to fill 2000 Probationary Officers (PO) vacancies.  The introduction of the sectional time limit in the prelims exam of SBI PO 2018 surprised many students. The online registrations for SBI PO Recruitment 2018 start from 21st April 2018 to 13th May 2018.

Before appearing in any competition exam all you need to know the complete detailed syllabus for Exam. It is also important to know the latest exam pattern and syllabus for the exam. The questions will be asked in SBI PO Exam will be based on official SBI PO Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018. In this post, we are providing you the detailed Exam Syllabus Pattern of SBI PO Exam 2018.

SBI PO Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

Event Name Important Dates
SBI PO Recruitment 2018 Start date of Online Registration 21st April 2018
Last date of Online Application of SBI PO Recruitment 2018 13th May 2018
Date of Online Fee Payment of SBI PO Recruitment 2018 21st April to 13th May 2018
Date of SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 1st, 7th and 8th July 2018
Date of SBI PO Mains Exam 2018 4th August 2018
Dates of Admit Card Download (Prelims) 18th June 2018 (Tentative)
SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam Result 20th August 2018
SBI PO 2018  Downloading of Interview Call Letter 01st Sep. 2018
SBI PO Recruitment  – Group Exercises & Interviews Date 24th September to 12th December 2018
SBI PO 2018 Final Result 01st November 2018

SBI PO 2018 Selection Process

As per the SBI PO 2018 official notification released by SBI for recruitment of Probationary Officers, the recruitment will take place with the help of online examination and Group Exercise & Personal Interview.

  1. Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test).
  2. Online Mains Examination (Objective Test).
  3. Phase III: Group Discussion & Personal Interview Round

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) are not added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) and Interview (Phase-III) are added for the preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the main examination and the Phase-III.

SBI PO Syllabus 2018 – (Prelims & Mains)

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

You can check the section-wise detailed syllabus of SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 below.

SBI PO Reasoning Syllabus (Prelims)

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Alphanumeric & Numeric Series
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Miscellaneous Problems  (Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Order & Ranking etc.)

Question Asked In SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam (Reasoning)

Topic Name No. of Questions Level
Inequalities 5 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 23 Easy- Moderate
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Coding Decoding 1 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate
  • 4 puzzles (One linear puzzle, where 8 people were facing north and another puzzle was based on scheduling with different seminars on different dates (6th and 31st) of different months (January, July, September and November)
  • 5 Questions (3 questions were direct and 2 questions had conclusion given)
  • Questions in this category were asked from Coding-Decoding, Blood relations, Direction sense and Ranking.

Expected Question for SBI PO Prelims 2018 (Reasoning)

Topic Name No of Questions Level
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement 10-12 Easy-Moderate
Number/Alphabetical Series 5-6 Easy
Syllogism / Inequalities 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 4-5 Moderate
Miscellaneous  ( Ranking, Direction Sense, Blood Relations , etc. ) 5-7 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

SBI PO English Syllabus (Prelims)

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test (Both New and  old pattern)
  • Error Spotting (Both New and  old pattern)
  • Sentence Improvement (New + Old Pattern)
  • Para Jumbles (New + Old Pattern)
  • Fill in the Blanks (New + Old Pattern)
  • Vocabulary (Spelling Errors, Idioms & Phrases)

Question Asked In SBI PO Prelims Exam 2017 (English)

Topic Name No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension (Cyber Security) 10 Moderate
Close Test (Education cost is increasing worldwide) 10 Easy- Moderate
Phrase Replacement 10 Moderate

Expected Question Asked In SBI PO Prelims 2018 (English)

Topic Name No of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 5-7 Easy-Moderate
Single Filler – New Pattern 5 Easy
Error Detection 7-8 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement 8-10 Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus (Prelims)

  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations ( 50-50% chances)
  • Data Interpretation
  • Missing DI sets
  • Double Diagram DI
  • Miscellaneous-

(a) Age based problems

(b) Profit, Loss and Discount

(c) Simple and Compound Interest

(d) Time, Work and Wages

(e) Mixture and Alligation

(f) Speed, Time and Distance

(g) Pipes and Cisterns

(h) Probability

(i) Partnerships

(j) Ratio and Averages

Question Asked In SBI PO 2017 Exam (Quantitative Aptitude)

Topic Name No. of Questions Level
(Missing )Series 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 10 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time,
Profit and Loss, Time and Work,
Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)
10 Easy – Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate 

Expected Question Asked In SBI PO Prelims 2018 (Quantitative Aptitude)

Topic Name No of Questions Level
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Simplification/Approximation 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 10-15 Moderate
Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 10-15 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time Allotted for Each Test
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 Minutes
2. General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 Minutes
3. English Language 35 40 English 40 Minutes
4. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes
Total 155 200   3 Hours
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 English 30 Minutes

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2018

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude:- In addition to these topics mentioned for Prelims exam phase, you can expect questions from following topics in SBI PO Mains 2018.

  • Data Sufficiency, with 3 statements.
  • Input-Output, based on new pattern.
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coded Questions
  • Box Arrangement
  • Computer Aptitude

Data Analysis & Interpretation:-

  • Missing DI sets
  • Double Diagram DI
  • Caselet DI
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mathematical inequality

English language:-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Double Fillers
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Parajumbles
  • Mis-spelt word/ Idiom-Phrase/ Odd one out based Questions

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness:-

  • Current Affairs of last 6 months.
  • Banking Awareness (Static as well as Current Banking Awareness questions)
  • Static General Awareness
  • History of Indian banking system
  • Overview of Indian Financial System
  • Recent credit and monetary policies
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies & Banking Terms
  • Important Government Schemes, Important Summits, Recent developments in banking sector, Important banking terms etc.
  • Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.

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