SBI PO 2019 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

SBI PO is one the most sought after Government Exam in the country by all Bank Exam Aspirants. To ace SBI PO 2019, a prior knowledge of SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern will be an added advantage. This will help you to escalate your preparation for

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SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019

State Bank of India will be conducting SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam shortly. Prelims & Mains Exam dates will be released soon for SBI PO 2019. To score well in both these levels of examination, it is important for a candidate to be acquainted with the exam patternn of both prelims and mains examination along with the syllabus of the same. Mention below is the SBI PO Exam Pattern for both Prelims and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2019 Exam.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2019

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Total time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

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SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2019

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 30 30 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test has a duration of 30 minutes with a score of 50 marks. This test is conducted to test the writing skills of candidates via Letter Writing & Essay Writing.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

The penalty for wrong answers Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams is 0.25 marks. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

Phase-3: Group Exercise & Interview

The aggregate marks of all the candidates clearing both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. The decided number of candidates in each category, as governed by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview is for 30 marks.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:

The final score for the SBI PO exam is calculated keeping the below points in mind:

  • Marks secured in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection
  • Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Phase-3 separately to be eligible
  • Marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Exam (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. This makes the new total score (Mains + GD/PI) to be 100
  • The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

SBI PO Syllabus 2019

The SBI PO syllabus is no different from any other Bank Exam. There are three major sections on which a candidate needs complete command to scale high in the Preliminary round of SBI PO Exam. They are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. These three broad subjects are further sub divided into multiple subheadings. A candidate must look into the previous years’ papers to know the weightage of the sub-topics in each section. The SBI PO 2019 Exam is to be conducted in 3 phase: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and the Interview Process.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus: The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2019 comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The complete detail of heading and sub-heading of the sections asked in Preliminary Exam of SBI PO 2019 exam is discussed below:

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Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation  
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage  
Blood Relations Number Systems  
Input Output Sequence & Series  
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability  

SBI PO Mains syllabus: The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2019 comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Data Analysis, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, Computer Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement   Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles   Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test   Operating System
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting   Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks   Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
  Data Sufficiency      
  Coding and Decoding      
  Code Inequalities      
  Course of Action      
  Critical Reasoning      
  Analytical and Decision Making      

Apart from the preliminary exam and the mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who have qualified the first two phases of SBI PO 2019 exam.

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his mains exam and his interview process.

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