SBI PO syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
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

SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2018

The Mains Examination  of  SBI PO   consists of  5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test(LetterWriting &Essay).


Data Analysis & interpretation

English Language

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

Computer Awareness

Verbal Reasoning

Tabular Graph

Reading Comprehension

Financial Awareness



Line Graph


Current Affairs


Circular Seating Arrangement

Pie Chart


General Knowledge

Keyboard Shortcuts

Linear Seating Arrangement

Bar Graph

Verbal Ability

Static Awareness

Computer Abbreviation

Double Lineup

Radar Graph Caselet

Word Association

Banking and Financial Awareness

Microsoft Office


Missing Case DI

Sentence Improvement

Computer Hardware

Input Output

Let it Case DI

Para Jumbles

Computer Software

Blood Relations

Data Sufficiency

Cloze Test

Operating System

Directions and Distances


Error Spotting


Ordering and Ranking

Permutation and Combination

Fill in the blanks

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

(b) Descriptive Test:

The descriptive Test with 1 hour duration (50 marks) will be Test of English Language (Comprehension, Short précis, Letter writing & Essay)”. Students have to write descriptive test and objective test on that same day. Descriptive test will be OFFLINE.

The candidates are required to qualify Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the bank.

Topics: Letter Writing, Paragraph Writing, Essay Writing, Precise Writing, Reading Comprehension.

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