SBI PO Syllabus 2019 PDF

SBI PO Syllabus PDF

SBI PO 2019 Syllabus and Exam Pattern:

State Bank Of India (SBI) conducts online exam to recruit candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (SBI PO) for its various branches throughout the country. Every year SBI releases a good number of vacancies for this post as it is one of the most desired competitive exams for people looking for a job in banking sector. The official notification for 2019 recruitment is as expected was released for 2000 Vacancies. Exam pattern and Syllabus for SBI PO 2019 is same as the previous year.

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Selection procedure for SBI PO 2019 consists of the following levels:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Group Discussion and Interview

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The first stage is the preliminary exam, candidates have to qualify the prelims to get selected to the next rounds. The second stage is the mains exam which has one objective test and one descriptive test. Candidates need to write a letter and an essay in the descriptive test. Candidates clearing the mains exam will be called for Group discussion and personal interview. Candidates clearing the interview process will be called out for Document verification.

SBI PO 2019 Prelims 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


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SBI PO 2019 Syllabus :

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2019:

The detailed syllabus is given topic wise below.

SBI PO Prelims 2019 English Syllabus:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Spotting errors/spellings
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms/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 2019 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 2019 – 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 2019 Reasoning Topic wise weightage:

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


SBI PO Prelims Quantitative Ability Syllabus 2019:

  • Number System
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit, loss and Discount
  • Partnership
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Time and Distance
  • 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 2019:

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 2019:

SBI PO Mains 2019 exam pattern

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 2019 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 2019 Syllabus:

  • Computers history
  • Input & output devices
  • Software & Hardware
  • Shortcuts
  • MS-Office
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Operating System
  • 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 Stage-II:

  • Descriptive Paper – 50 marks (Computer-based)
  • Time Duration: 30 minutes

The descriptive exam is conducted in Online mode. Candidates need to write a letter and an essay in the descriptive paper.

SBI PO Group Exercise and Interview Stage-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 2019 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 (stage-II) will be added to Group exercises (GE) and Interview (stage-III).
  • The Candidates will have to qualify both in stage-II and stage-III.
  • The written test (stage-II) of 250 marks will be converted to 75 marks and stage-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.

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