Detailed SBI PO Syllabus for Mains 2018

SBI PO Syllabus 2018

SBI PO Syllabus for Mains 2018  – Check Here Latest Syllabus for SBI PO 2018, Download Syllabus for Prelims and Mains in PDF.

SBI PO Syllabus 2018

State Bank of India conducted the Prelims exam on 1st and 8th July 2018 successfully. The exam authorities will release the result for the Prelims exam soon. And the Mains exam will be held on 4th August 2018. As there isn’t much time left for the Mains exam, we recommend you to start preparing for the exam as soon as possible, if you haven’t done so. Kick-start your SBI PO 2018 Mains preparation with latest SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern here.

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SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018 – Overview

SBI PO Selection process consist of following 3 stages:

  • 1st Phase – Prelims Stage
  • 2nd Phase – Mains Stage (Objective & Descriptive Paper)
  • 3rd Phase – Group Exercise & Interview

SBI PO Final Selection 2018

You have to qualify in Phases II (Mains) & Phase III separately. The Final merit is based on:

Final Merit List = Mains Marks (Objective & Descriptive) + GE & Interview

The final merit list is prepared after aggregating converted marks of mains exam, GE & Interview out of 100. The selection will be done from the top merit ranked students in each category.

SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern – Mains 2018

Students 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies from the top of the merit list (subject to a student scoring minimum qualifying score in aggregate) will be shortlisted for the next round i.e Group Exercise & Interview.

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⇒ SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

SBI PO Mains Exam has 2 parts & both are conducted online:

  1. Objective test – 200 marks
  2. Descriptive test – 50 marks
  • Objective Test

This year, SBI has not mentioned marks allocated to each section in the official notification.

Section No. of Qs Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 45 mins
General Awareness 40 35 mins
English Language 35 40 mins
Total 155 3 hours
  • SBI PO Descriptive Test

The descriptive paper of SBI PO Mains exam is of 50 marks and 30 minutes duration. You have to give this test in online mode immediately after the completion of objective test. This test assesses your ability to write letter and essay in English.

⇒ SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2018 – Objective Paper

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
Caselet 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  Phrase Substitution
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

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⇒ SBI PO Syllabus 2018 – Descriptive Test

The syllabus of SBI PO descriptive paper includes:

(a) Letter Writing

  • Informal Letter: Writing letters to friends, relatives, parents, siblings
  • Formal Letter: Writing Letter to Bank Manager, News Editors, Govt Department Officers.
  • Letters on saving the account, net banking and education loan.

(b) Essay Writing

(c) Precise Writing

(d) Paragraph writing

SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern – Prelims 2018

The Prelims stage is only qualifying in nature. There is no sectional cut off. However, students approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short listed for the Main Exam the from top of the merit list.

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2018: Sectional Timing Introduced

Section No. of Questions Duration
English Language 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
Total 100 60 minutes

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⇒ Changes in SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

As you can see from the above table, the major changes introduced in SBI Prelims are:

  • Sectional timing
  • You will get 20 minutes to complete one specific section.
  • No sectional cut off

⇒ SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2018

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