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SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus: State Bank of India Probationary Officer exam Syllabus Details.

SBI PO Syllabus details:

SBI PO Syllabus is of Three Phases: 1. Preliminary Examination 2. Main Examination, and 3. Group Exercises & Interview.

I. Preliminary Examination: This Exam consists of 3 Sections as follows…
1. English Language
2. Quantitative Aptitude
3. Reasoning Ability

II. Main Examination: This is consisting of 2 papers as
a. Objective paper: This paper consists of 4 sections such as
1. Test of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude.
2. Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation.
3. Test of General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness.
4. Test of English Language.

b. Descriptive Paper: This paper consists of Letter Writing and an Essay.

SBI PO Notification 2023 has been released for 2000 PO Vacancies, announcing that the SBI PO Prelims Exam will be held in November 2023 and SBI PO Mains in December 2023/January 2024. The preliminary examination of the SBI PO 2023 will comprise Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The primary study of SBI PO 2023 includes Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus of the SBI PO Prelims exam:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
S.No. Name of Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour


SBI PO Syllabus 2023 for Prelims Exam

The section-wise topics from which the SBI will ask questions in the SBI PO Prelims Exam have been tabulated below.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2023
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Reasoning Syllabus English Syllabus
Simplification/ Approximation Alphanumeric Series Reading Comprehension
Profit & Loss Directions Fill in the blanks
Mixtures & Allegations Logical Reasoning Cloze Test
Permutation, Combination & Probability Data Sufficiency Para jumbles
Work & Time Ranking & Order Vocabulary
Sequence & Series Alphabet Test Paragraph Completion
Simple Interest & Compound Interest Seating Arrangement Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Surds & Indices Coded Inequalities Sentence Completion
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle Tenses Rules
Time & Distance Syllogism
Data Interpretation Blood Relations
Ratio & Proportion Coding-Decoding
Number Systems Input-Output
Percentage Tabulation

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2023

The Mains Examination of the SBI PO exam 2023 will constitute four sections: Reasoning + Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation and General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete SBI PO Mains syllabus is discussed below:

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2023

S.No. Name of Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40 50 50 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 50 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 50 60 45 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

SBI PO Syllabus 2023 for Main Exam

The subject-wise topics that need to be covered for preparing for the SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam have been listed below.

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2023
Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning General/Economy/Banking Awareness English Language Computer 
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Current Affairs Reading Comprehension Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Financial Awareness Grammar Memory
Bar Graph Circular Seating Arrangement General Knowledge Verbal Ability Keyboard Shortcuts
Charts & Tables Linear Seating Arrangement Static Awareness Vocabulary Computer Abbreviation
Missing Case DI Double Lineup Banking Terminologies Knowledge Sentence Improvement Microsoft Office
Radar Graph Caselet Scheduling Banking Awareness Word Association Computer Hardware
Probability Input Output Principles of Insurance Para Jumbles Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Error Spotting Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Let it Case DI Directions and Distances Cloze Test Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks Number System
Pie Charts Data Sufficiency Operating System
Coding and Decoding Basic of Logic Gates
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making


SBI PO Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Paper of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of the English Language (Letter Writing and essay).

Besides the preliminary and main exams, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who qualify for the first two phases of the SBI PO exam.

The final merit list is based on marks obtained by a candidate in their main exam and interview process.