Syllabus for SBI PO Examination 2020

Syllabus for sbi po: State Bank of India is an Indian nationalized public sector banking and financial services company. It is the largest commercial bank of India and it is 43rd largest bank in the world. It is the most trusted bank for common citizens of the country. It has also spread worldwide and having branches in many other countries apart from India and have various other subsidiaries like SBI Life insurance, SBI cards and payment services etc.

SBI is one of the largest banks in India which hire largest number of employees. Working with SBI is a dream for various banking aspirant and each year they hire probationary officers for the post of assistant manager in various branches across the nation.

This year SBI has released the notification for the recruitments of Probationary officer for the year 2020. The notification is little late because of the prevailing pandemic situation in the country.

This year SBI has released 2000 vacancies for the post of PO. It is considered as one of the most reputed job opportunities having most lucrative salary among all PSUs. For all the graduates who wish to work in such a premium, bank should apply for the examination.



SBI PO examination is conducted by IBPS (Institute of banking personnel and selection). The exam will happen in 3 stages, preliminary, mains and interview and group discussion.

The schedule of examination is given below.

Activity Dates
Online registration dates 14th November 2020 to 4TH December 2020
Date of Preliminary Examination 31st Dec to 5 Jan.
Date of Mains Examination 29th January 2021
Interview and Group Exercises Feb/March 2021
Declaration of Final Results Last week of March

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Syllabus of Preliminary Examination-

It consists of 3 subjects English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude having total time duration of 60 minutes (20 minutes for each section).

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language
  Simplification, Quadratic equations and their comparison Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Order ranking Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Miscellaneous
inequality and coded inequality Time,work and efficiency .pipes and cisterns Fillers (single, double, and triple)
Seating Arrangement in circular and rectangular figures Time, Distance and speed. Error detection
Puzzle Mensuration – 2D and 3 D figures. Paragraph Completion
Vocan besed questions. Data Interpretation Phrase replacement
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Sentence improvement
Blood Relations number series Sentence connectors
Input Output Percentage and Average based problems Column based questions
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability Idioms and vocab based question.

Syllabus for Mains Examination

Line Graph Syllogism Grammar based error detection and phrase replacement current affairs of last 6 months Memory
Pie Chart based on degree distribution Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary, idiom s and phrasal verbs General awareness fundamental of computer
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement New pattern Static Awareness like places, dams, national parks etc Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Uncertain and triangular based puzzle Short and long paragraph and reading based questions   MS word and Ms excel
Missing Case DI Clock and matrix based Sentence Improvement   Computer Hardware
Caselet Input Output Para Jumbles   Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test   Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Number series Directions and Distances Error Spotting   Networking
All arthimetics topics Ordering and Ranking Fillers.   Number System
Venn diagram based question Data Sufficiency Inference based questions   Operating System
Quadratic equations Coding and Decoding Column based questions   Basic of Logic Gates
Quantity comparison based question Coded Inequalities Connectors and starters    
  Course of Action Phrasal verb based questions    
  Critical Reasoning New pattern    
  Assertion and reasons      

SBI will also take a descriptive writing examination of 50 marks for a duration of 30 minutes, in which you have to write an Essay and letter for specific word limit.

When you get cleared the Preliminary and mains examination, then you are asked for interview and group discussion which is the test of your personality and communication skills.

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