SBI PO Syllabus Prelims and Mains | Download PDF


SBI PO Syllabus Prelims and Mains 2019:- SBI released the official syllabus of SBI PO. The exam is always set on the basis of syllabus and exam pattern of SBI PO.

  • The syllabus is the same as it was in previous years.
  • The candidates must go through the SBI PO Syllabus before they actually start preparing for the exam.
  • To know the best tips, tricks & Practices, read our post on SBI PO Preparation Tips
  • In order to learn syllabus well, read our post on SBI PO Exam Pattern
  • In this post, we will discuss SBI PO Syllabus for each phase of SBI PO 2019.

SBI PO Syllabus 2019

The candidates must keep in mind the subjects that they have to prepare to crack SBI PO. The following are some quick facts about the SBI PO exam:

  • First of all, there are two main stages to clear the exam: Prelims & Mains
  • Secondly, the Prelims exam has three main subjects: Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, and English language
  • All three subjects have their own separate topics
  • Candidates should not leave out any topic while preparing for the exam

Prelims – SBI PO Syllabus 2019

The candidates can check the following syllabus for SBI PO Prelims 2019:

  • Firstly, there are a total of three subjects that have to be covered to crack the exam
  • Secondly, the topics in the table below must be mastered by the candidates
  • Also, candidates should not leave any topic to study
Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

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Exam Pattern – SBI PO Syllabus 2019

The following table has the detailed Exam Pattern for SBI PO Prelims 2019:

  • Firstly, the exam lasts for 1 hour
  • The Question paper comes in Objective type
  • There is also negative marking of 1/3 for every wrong answer
Duration of Examination 1 hour
Types of questions Multiple Choice Questions
Maximum Marks 100 marks
Total number of questions 100 questions
Marking scheme 1 mark each for every correct answer
Negative Marking 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
Mode of examination English/ Hindi Language

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

The following table has the Section-wise Exam Pattern for Mains exam:

  • The candidates have to complete the exam in 1 hour
  • Secondly, there would be questions from three subjects: English, Maths, and Reasoning
  • There would be a total of 100 questions
Section Name No. of Questions Total Marks
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 questions 100 marks

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Mains – SBI PO Syllabus 2019

The following table has the complete SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2019. All candidates must check:

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making 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 Case let Double Lineup, Input Output Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling, Blood Relations Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Directions and Distances, Order and Ranking Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Error Spotting Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding Fill in the blanks Operating System
Probability Code Inequalities Networking
Permutation and Combination The course of Action, Critical Reasoning Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

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SBI PO Detailed Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern – SBI PO Mains 2019

The following table has the detailed SBI PO Exam Pattern Mains exam:

Section Objective Test Descriptive Test
Exam-duration 3 hours or 180 minutes 30 minutes
Total Questions 155 questions Letter Writing/ Essay Writing
Maximum marks 200 marks 25 marks
Negative Marking 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer NA
Exam-mode Hindi and English (Hindi will not be applicable for English language section) English

The following table has the Section-wise Exam Pattern of the SBI PO Mains Objective Exam:

  • Firstly, the exam lasts for 3 hours
  • There is negative marking of 1/3 for every wrong answer
  • There will be a total of 155 questions in the exam
Section Total Questions Maximum Marks Duration (minutes)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45
General Awareness (Economy & Banking) 40 40 35
English Language 35 40 40
Total 155 Questions 200 Marks 3 hours


SBI PO Preparation Books

The candidates always search for the best pile of books they can prepare from. We have personalized some books for the candidates. They can check them out in the following table:

Book Name Author/Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations RS Aggarwal
Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude with 4 eBooks for Competitive Exams Disha Experts
Bank PO Quantitative Aptitude Chapter-wise Solved Papers Arihant Experts
Chapter-wise Solved Papers 2000-2015 Bank PO QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE Arihant Experts

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