SBI-PO

SBI-PO is a nationwide exam conducted by State Bank of India for candidates who aspire to take up a career as Probationary Officers. It is one of the most coveted jobs in the Banking sector and lakhs of people appear every year. The prime reasons because of which SBI-PO is one of the most desired job profiles are the brand value of SBI itself, wonderful pay-scale and other benefits, growth opportunities at regular intervals, better prospects and social security. Prepare for SBI-PO entrance exam through Eduthrill and experience the thrill of challenging people around the world on SBI-PO Questions!

SBI-PO Exam Pattern

SBI-PO Exam Pattern is of Three Phases: 1. Phase I, 2. Phase II, 3. Phase III.

A. SBI-PO Phase I: Preliminary SBI-PO Examination consisting of Objective Tests of 100 marks is conducted online. This test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:
Section Number of questionsn Duration (in min)
English Language 30 60
Quantitative Aptitude 35
Reasoning Ability 35
Total 100

Each correct answer carries 1 mark and each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 0.25 marks.

B. SBI-PO Phase- II: Main Examination (250 marks) consists of Objective Tests and Descriptive Test.

(i) Objective Tests (200 marks):  The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has a separate timing for every section as follows:
Section Number of questionsn Marks Duration (in min)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35
English Language 35 40 40
Total 155 200 180

Each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 1/4th of marks assigned to the question.

The candidates are required to qualify in the Objective Tests by securing passing marks, in each of the sections, to be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level for each category.

(ii) Descriptive Test (50 marks): The Descriptive Test of 30 min duration is a “Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)”.

SBI-PO Registration and Exam Notifications

Activity Date
On-line registration including Editing/Modification of Application by candidates 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination 18.06.2018 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary 1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary 15.07.2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam 20.07.2018
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 04.08.2018
Declaration of Result – Main 20.08.2018
Download Call Letter for Interview 01.09.2018
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018
Declaration of Final Result 01.11.2018
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training 28.05.2018 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018

SBI-PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

The preliminary examination of SBI-PO exam constitutes of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The following table shows area-wise detailed syllabus:
Reasoning Quantitative Ability 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 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


SBI-PO Mains Exam Syllabus

The mains examination of SBI-PO exam constitutes of Reasoning Aptitude & Computer Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. The following table shows area-wise detailed syllabus:
Verbal Quant Reasoning GK Computer Aptitude
Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart) Puzzles Banking and Insurance Awareness History and Generation of Computers
Cloze Test Inequalities (Quadratic Equations) Seating Arrangements Financial Awareness Introduction to Computer Organization
Fillers Number Series Direction Sense Govt. Schemes and Policies Computer Memory
Sentence Errors Approximation and Simplification Blood Relation Current Affairs Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Vocabulary based questions Data Sufficiency Syllogism Static Awareness Computer Software
Sentence Improvement Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns) Order and Ranking Computer Languages
Jumbled Paragraph Coding-Decoding Operating System
Paragraph Based Questions, Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement) Machine Input-Output Computer Network
Inequalities Internet
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Data Sufficiency Basics of DBMS
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument) Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security

Sample SBI-PO Entrance Exam Questions

Q1

The word opposite in meaning to Fickle is

Q2

Which of the following words is correctly spelt?

Q3

If a + b = 7 and ab = 12, then the value of a – b is

Q4

Find the 19th term of the sequence 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, ……..

Q5

Who were the first to issue gold coins?

Q6

Where was the first Cotton Mill in India established?

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Frequently Asked Questions About SBI-PO

  1. Q1. What is SBI-PO?
  2. SBI-PO is a nationwide exam conducted by State Bank of India for candidates who aspire to take up a career as Probationary Officers. It is one of the most coveted jobs in the Banking sector and lakhs of people appear for it every year. The prime reasons because of which SBI PO is one of the most desired job profiles are the brand value of SBI itself, wonderful pay-scale and other benefits, growth opportunities at regular intervals, better prospects and social security.

  3. Q2.When notification for SBI-PO registration is released?
  4. The notification for SBI-PO is usually released in April or May.

  5. Q3.When Preliminary exam of SBI-PO is conducted?
  6. Preliminary exam of SBI-PO is usually conducted in the month of July.

  7. Q4.When Main of SBI-PO is conducted?
  8. Main exam of SBI-PO is usually conducted in the month of August.

  9. Q5.When results of SBI-PO are released?
  10. The results of preliminary exam are usually announced in July and that of Main in August.

  11. Q6. What are eligibility criteria for appearing for SBI-PO?
  12. The following are eligibility criteria for SBI-PO:

    • Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01-04-2018 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01-04-1997 and not earlier than 02-04-1988.
    • Candidates must hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a state or central recognized university or possess any other equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for an interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduate examination on or before August 31, 2018. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before August 31, 2018.

  13. Q7. What is exam pattern of SBI-PO?
  14. SBI-PO exam comprises two phases.
    A. Phase I: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

    Section Number of questionsn Duration (in min)
    English Language 30 60
    Quantitative Aptitude 35
    Reasoning Ability 35
    Total 100


    Each correct answer carries 1 mark and each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 0.25 marks.

    B. SBI-PO Phase- II: Main Examination (250 marks) consists of Objective Tests and Descriptive Test.

    (i) Objective Tests (200 marks): The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has a separate timing for every section as follows:

    Section Number of questionsn Marks Duration (in min)
    Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60
    Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45
    General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35
    English Language 35 40 40
    Total 155 200 180


    Each wrong answer attracts a penalty of 1/4th of marks assigned to the question.

    The candidates are required to qualify in the Objective Tests by securing passing marks, in each of the sections, to be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level for each category.

    (ii) Descriptive Test (50 marks): The Descriptive Test of 30 min duration is a “Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)”.