SBI PO Exam Pattern & Syllabus – 2017 (Detailed Overview)

SBI PO Exam Pattern Syllabus
SBI PO Exam Pattern Syllabus

SBI PO Exam Pattern Syllabus 2017: Candidates must be aware about SBI PO exam pattern & Syllabus for good preparation. The SBI PO Prelims exam consist 3 sections which are (1) English Language, (2) Quantitative Aptitude & (3) Reasoning Ability and Mains exam consists 4 sections which are (1) Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, (2) Data Analysis and Interpretation, (3) General/ Economics/ Banking Awareness and (4) English Language. Mains exam also have descriptive test. Read the below article to know latest exam pattern and syllabus of SBI PO Exam.

SBI PO Selection Procedure 2017 ::

1: Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) (100 Marks)
2: Main Examination (Objective Type – 200 Marks) (Descriptive Type – 50 Marks)
3: Group Discussion & Interview (50 Marks)

Preliminary Examination Pattern for SBI PO Exam-2017 ::

  • Preliminary examination is an objective type exam.
  • Total marks of the exam are 100.
  • Exam would be conducted online.
  • Duration of Exam would be 1 hour.
  • Prelims exam consist of 3 sections such as (1) English Language, (2) Quantitative Aptitude and (3) Reasoning Ability.
  • There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Summary: SBI PO Exam Pattern: Preliminary Examination 2017 ::

Section No. of Questions Marks Exam Duration
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100 1 hour

Main Examination Pattern for SBI PO Exam – 2017 ::

Categorised into two categories:

1. Objective Paper

  • Objective paper for 200 marks.
  • Exam would be conducted online.
  • Exam duration would be 3 hours consisting of 4 sections such as
    (1) Reasoning & Computer Aptitude,
    (2) Data Analysis and Interpretation,
    (3) General Economics & Banking Awareness and
    (4) English Language.
  • There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
Section No. of Questions Marks Exam Duration
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 Min
General Economics & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Min
English Language 35 40 40 Min
Total 155 200 3 Hours

2. Descriptive Paper

  • Exam would be conducted online.
  • Exam duration would be 30 minutes.
  • Descriptive paper for 50 marks.
  • Test will be about English language (Letter & Essay Writing).
  • Immediately after completion of objective paper, descriptive paper will be start.

GD & Interview Pattern for SBI PO Exam – 2017 ::

  • Those candidates who qualify the main exam will be called for the GD/Interview Round.
  • Group Discussion will carry 20 marks and Interview 30 marks.

Note: The marks obtained in the preliminary examination will not be added for the final selection, the marks obtained in main examination & GD/Interview will be added only, on the basis of main exam & GD/Interview, final merit list would be prepared.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2017 ::

English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability
Comprehension Passage Number system Directions & Arrangements (Circular Arrangements)
Spellings/ Detecting Miss-spelt words Simplifications Codes (Sentence Coding)
Fill in the Blanks Roots & Averages Critical Reasoning
Spot the Error Surds & Indices Syllogism
Antonyms Percentages Analogies (Meaning Based + Logical)
Synonyms/Homonyms Idioms & Phrases Profit & Loss Data Sufficiency
One word substitution Ratio & Proportion Sequential Output Tracing
Improvement of Sentences Partner ship Visual Reasoning
Active/Passive Voice of Verbs Chain rule
Shuffling of Sentences in a passage Time & work
Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration Pipes & Cisterns
Shuffling of Sentence parts Time & Distances
Cloze Passage Problems on trains
Boats & streams
Allegation & mixtures
Simple Interest
Compound interest
Stocks & Shares
Clocks & algorithms
Mensuration
Volume & surface area
Permutations & combinations
Heights & distances

SBI PO Main Exam Syllabus 2017 ::

Objective paper:

1) Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
 Reasoning Aptitude  Computer Aptitude
Syllogism Basic of Computer
Seating Arrangement – Circular Table and Line (North & South) Hardware and software
Puzzle Operating system
Blood Relation MS Word and MS Excel
Inequality or Decision Making PowerPoint
Data Sufficiency Generation of Computer
Logical Reasoning Internet
Input Output Short forms (e.g. JPEG, MP3, PDF)
Number series Android and Apple related news
Statement and Argument
Passage and conclusion
Coding and decoding
Order and ranking
Making Judgements
2) Data Analysis and Interpretation 3) General Economics & Banking Awareness 4) English Language
Tables Banking Reading Comprehension
Pie – Charts Economics current affairs Spotting Error
Bar Graphs Basic Economics Fill in the blank
Data Analysis Marketing Cloze test
Line Graphs Para-Jumbles
Case lets
Combined data sets
Probability / Series

Descriptive Paper:

  • Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

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