SBI PO 2018 Syllabus PDF prelims & mains – Exam pattern – Topic wise weightage

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SBI PO 2018 Syllabus Prelims Mains PDF

SBI PO 2018 Notification recruitment:

SBI PO released 2018 notification for 2000 vacancies on April 21, 2018.

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(SBI PO – State Bank of India Probationary officer).

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SBI PO 2018 Vacancies:

According to the SBI PO 2018 notification, the number of vacancies under various categories is as follows:

SCSTOBCGeneralPWD (LD)PWD (VI)PWD (HI)Total (Combined)

There is a slight reduction in the number of vacancies as compared to last year. There were 2200 vacancies last year. This year, the number of vacancies has reduced to 2000.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates:

The important SBI PO 2018 dates are as given below.

EventNew Dates 2018Last year dates 2017
Registration starts21/04/20187th Feb. to 6th Mar 2017
Last date for registration13/05/20186th March 2017
SBI Po prelims exam1st, 7th and 8th July 201829th April to 7th May
Prelims result15th July 201817th May 2017
Mains exam date4th August 20184th June 2017
Mains exam result date20th August 201819th June 2017
Interview24th September to 12th October 201810th July 2017
Final selection1st November 2018Oct 24, 2017

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SBI PO Prelims 2018 Exam pattern

  • Objective Based Online exam – 60 minutes
  • Negative marks – 0.25 marks
  • Each section will have a sectional time limit of 20 minutes.
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime Duration
English303020 minutes
Reasoning353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Total100100 marks1 hour


SBI PO Syllabus 2018:

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2018:

The detailed syllabus is given topic wise below.

SBI PO Prelims 2018 English Syllabus:

  • English Language:
  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Spotting errors/spellings
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms/Antonyms
  • Idioms & Phrases,
  • Active/ Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech,
  • Para jumbles and Para completion
  • One word Substitution
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Miscellaneous

SBI PO Prelims 2018 syllabus – English Topic wise Weightage:

TopicNo. of Questions
Reading Comprehension8
Cloze test7
Fill in the Blanks5
Para jumbles5
Error Spotting / Correction5

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SBI PO Prelims 2018 – Reasoning Syllabus:

  • Inequalities
  • Ranking/ordering Test
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Number Series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coding and decoding
  • Logical reasoning
  • Einstein’s Puzzle
  • Input-Output
  • Blood relations
  • Syllogisms
  • Directions
  • Grouping/arrangement
  • Analogy
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency

SBI PO 2018 Reasoning Topic wise weightage – syllabus:

TopicNumber of Questions
Number Series/Alphabet test5
Coding / Decoding5
Ranking test1-3
Blood relationship2
 Puzzles 5-10


SBI PO Prelims Quantitative Ability Syllabus 2018:

  • Number System
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit, loss and Discount
  • Partnership
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time, Distance and Work
  • Algebra (Equations, Surds, Indices, Graphs)
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Sequence and Series
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Simplification & approximation
  • Data Sufficiency

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SBI PO Quant Topic wise syllabus weightage 2018:

Number System2-3Simple & Compound Interest1-2
Ratio & Proportion2-3Averages & Mixtures1-2
Time, Speed, Distance1-2Profit & Loss1-2
Data Interpretation6-10Algebra0-3

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2018:

SBI PO Mains 2018 exam pattern – Phase-II

Section nameNo. of questions MarksTime
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 min
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 min
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 min
English354040 min
Total1552003 hours

Negative marking 1/4th of allotted marks for each question

SBI PO Mains 2018 General Awareness Syllabus:

  • History and Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Policy
  • Budget – 5 Year plans
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • General Policy
  • Scientific Research
  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Appointments
  • Inventions & Discoveries
  • National & International Organizations
  • Abbreviations
  • Important days

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SBI PO mains Computer Aptitude 2018 Syllabus:

  • Computers history
  • Input & output devices
  • Software & Hardware
  • Shortcuts
  • MS-Office
  • Database management systems
  • Internet-related knowledge
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Computer security (hacking, viruses)
  • Computer networks and communications

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SBI PO Mains Descriptive Test – Phase-II:

  • Descriptive Paper – 50 marks (Computer based)
  • Exam Duration 30 minutes
  • Essay Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Need to qualify in this exam to attend the next round

SBI PO Group Exercise and Interview – Phase-III:

  • Group Exercise – 20 Marks
  • Interview – 30 Marks
  • Need to qualify with the passing marks in this section as will be specified by the bank.

SBI PO 2018 Final Selection process:

  • The prelims score will not be considered, as prelims is only used to shortlist for mains.
  • The SBI PO mains exam, descriptive test (phase-II) will be added to Group exercises (GE) and Interview (Phase-III).
  • The Candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and phase-III.
  • The written test (phase-II) of 250 marks will be converted to 75 marks and phase-III marks will be converted to 25 marks.
  • SBI will prepare a merit list based on the scores of the candidate out of 100. SBI will shortlist the candidates based on their scores and category.

SBI PO Syllabus 2018 PDF Download:

Download detailed SBI PO 2018 Syllabus PDF covering all the details of exam pattern, topic-wise weightage, detailed syllabus, application fee, selection process etc. All the information is based on the latest pattern of the released exam notification of previous year. So, download SBI PO syllabus 2018 PDF now and learn all topics.

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SBI PO 2018 Expected Cutoff:

The cut off will be based on the number of posts and the number of candidates applied, and the difficulty level of the exam. If the difficulty level of one section increases then the sectional cut off will be less for that section. So, candidates should keep in mind to clear sectional cutoff and also clear the overall cutoff.

Complete Details – SBI PO Expected Cutoff 2018 

Let us look at the previous year cutoff to know the expected SBI PO Prelims 2018 cutoff.

SBI PO prelims Cutoff 2017 – last year previous cutoff:

Section NameSectional cutoff (General)Sectional cutoff (SC/ST/OBC/OH/VI/HI)
English Language8.755.75
Reasoning Ability6.504.00
Quantitative Aptitude10.257.00


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