SBI PO Syllabus – Detailed SBI PO Pattern

In this article We are going to tell you about SBI PO Syllabus. As the news is that SBI may soon announce recruitment for the PO as well as clerk. Therefore if you are a serious aspirant it is the high time that you should start preparation of SBI PO Exam.

In the last post we have told you about the SBI PO Cut Off and for those who are willing to qualify as SBI Clerk we have provided tips on How to prepare for SBI Clerk.

In this post however we will concentrate only of the SBI PO Syllabus for the preliminary as well as main examination and we will also explain about pattern of SBI PO Exam.

From the year 2015, SBI has made changes in the exam pattern of SBI PO Exam. Now the SBI PO Exam is being conducted in 3 phases viz. pre, mains and personality test.

sbi po syllabus

sbi po syllabus

Now there may be query in your mind that why the SBI has increased an additional phase. The reason for that every year lacs of students appear in SBI PO exam and for screening purpose SBI has now started preliminary exam so that non serious students can be wiped out in the first phase itself.

SBI PO Syllabus and Exam pattern

SBI PO Exam Phase I Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination will be a test of objective questions of 100 marks and only of 1 hour duration.

There will be three section which will be as under:

English Language 30 questions of 30 marks.

Quantitative Aptitude 35 questions of 35 marks.

Reasoning Ability 35 questions of 35 marks.

Total 100 Questions of 100 Marks

Those who qualify the preliminary examination will be called for the Main Examination. The Main Examination will consist of Objective Test for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online.

SBI PO Exam Phase II Main Examination

SBI PO Main Objective Test

The Objective Test will be of 2 hour duration and will consist of four sections with 50 marks each.

Test of English Language
Test of General Awareness, Marketing and Computers
Test of Data Analysis and Interpretation
Test of High Level Reasoning

Important: The candidates are required to qualify in each of the paper by scoring minimum cut off marks in each section.

After discussing exam pattern of SBI PO we will also provide you detailed SBI PO syllabus for the each section.

SBI PO Main Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of SBI PO will be of 1 hour duration  and will normally consist of Letter writing and Essay. The paper will be of 50 marks and will be of qualifying nature.

SBI PO Exam Phase III

This will be the last phase of SBI PO Selection Process and it will consist of Group Discussion (20 marks) and Interview (30 marks).

SBI PO Syllabus Section Wise

English Language: Reading Comprehension, Jumbled Sentences, Close Passages, Errors Correction, One Word Substitution, Idioms and Phrases, Spelling Test, Fill in the Blanks etc.

Reasoning: Input – output, Sentence coding, Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Data Sufficiency, Directions, inference, statement and argument etc. 

General Awareness: Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, Computer Awareness, Marketing

Data Interpretation: Line graphs, Bar chart, Pie chart, Tables, Probability etc.

Descriptive Test: Letter writing, essay writing, precis etc.

We hope that after reading this article you must have got a good idea about SBI PO Exam Pattern as well as SBI PO Syllabus. In case you have any query about this exam you can post your comment.

Study Material for SBI PO


  1. I like it

  2. very nice

  3. Nandraj Patil says:

    Does it need any banking job experience?

  4. where can i apply?

  5. prashanti says:

    will they ask marketing questions in sbi po mains general awareness

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