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SBI PO Syllabus 2022: Prelims and Mains Syllabus, Exam Pattern

November 24, 2022

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The State Bank of India Probationary Officers exam (SBI PO 2022) has been announced via a notification on 21st September 2022 on the official website for SBI. Read this article to know in-depth about all topics covered in SBI PO Syllabus 2022. The article covers information about the SBI PO Exam Pattern, SBI PO prelims syllabus, and SBI PO Mains syllabus.

The SBI PO Prelims syllabus will have three sections – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability. The overall time given to complete the prelim exam is 60 minutes.

The SBI PO Mains syllabus for Objective Test includes – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, and English Language. The overall time given to complete the objective test is 180 minutes.

SBI PO Exam Syllabus 

The State Bank of India has three phases of the recruitment process for probationary officers. The online exams have objective multiple-choice questions. The syllabus and topics for prelims and main exams have similar topics and subjects. 

  • Prelims Exam – A qualifying exam for candidates to secure marks that would qualify them for the mains exam 
  • Mains Exam – There will be 75 percentage of weightage for marks scored in the mains exam and 25 percentage of weightage for personal interview for the selection in the final merit list for the post of provisional officer. 

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2022

Reasoning Ability 

  • Alphanumeric Series 
  • Alphabet Test 
  • Blood Relations 
  • Coding-Decoding 
  • Coded Inequalities 
  • Directions 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Input-Output 
  • Logical Reasoning 
  • Puzzle 
  • Ranking & Order 
  • Seating Arrangement 
  • Syllogism and Tabulation 

Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Data Interpretation 
  • Mixtures & Allegations 
  • Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere 
  • Number Systems 
  • Profit & Loss 
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability 
  • Percentage 
  • Ratio & Proportion 
  • Simplification/Approximation 
  • Sequence & Series 
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest 
  • Surds & Indices 
  • Time & Distance 

English Language 

  • Cloze Test 
  • Fill in the blanks 
  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting 
  • Para jumbles 
  • Paragraph Completion 
  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Sentence Completion 
  • Tenses Rules 
  • Vocabulary 

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2022

Data Analysis & Interpretation

  • Tabular Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Bar Graph
  • Charts & Tables
  • Missing Case DI
  • Radar Graph Caselet
  • Probability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Let it Case DI
  • Permutation and Combination Pie Charts

SBI PO Reasoning Ability

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Double Lineup
  • Scheduling
  • Input Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions and Distances
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Code Inequalities
  • Course of Action
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analytical and Decision Making

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Financial Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Static Awareness
  • Banking Terminologies Knowledge
  • Banking Awareness
  • Principles of Insurance

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Verbal Ability
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Word Association
  • Para Jumbles
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the blanks

Computer Awareness 

  • Basic of Logic Gates 
  • Computer Abbreviation 
  • Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies 
  • Computer Hardware 
  • Computer Software 
  • Internet 
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 
  • Memory 
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Networking 
  • Number System 
  • Operating System 

Know More –  SBI PO Exam Date & Notifications 

SBI PO Exam Pattern 

The SBI PO Mains exam consists of two parts: Part A (Objective Type). The distribution of marks in SBI PO prelims per section is given below; while Part B (Descriptive Type) consists of two questions

SBI PO Prelim Exam pattern 

Name of Section No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration 
English Language 30 30 20 minutes 
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes 
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes 
Total 100 100 60 minutes 

SBI PO Mains Exam pattern 

Name of Section No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40 50 50 minutes 
Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 50 45 minutes 
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 50 60 45 minutes 
English Language 35 40 40 minutes 
Total 155 200 3 hours 
Descriptive Test 50 30 minutes 

SBI PO Negative Marking

If a question is left blank, no penalty will be imposed. If you make an error in any of your answers on the Objective Test, 1/4th (0.25) of the allotted points for that question will be subtracted from your final score.

SBI PO Exam Book 

  • SBI PO preliminary & Mains exam comprehensive guide – Disha  
  • Verbal & non-verbal reasoning – modern approach – R.S. Aggarval 
  • Computer Awareness for competitive competitions – objective question bank – Arihant publications 
  • Awareness in Banking – RPH Editorial board 
  • Analytical Reasoning – MK Pandey 

SBI PO Exam Preparation Tips 

Candidates should prepare all the topics covered in the syllabus of SBI PO without leaving anything aside. 

  • Candidates appearing for SBI PO 2022 exam should be well aware of the syllabus for prelims and mains exams.  
  • SBI PO prelims exam is divided into three parts English language, Quantitative aptitude, and Reasoning ability.  
  • Candidates should prepare from recommended learning resources on grammar, writing skills, and comprehension of language.  
  • Quantitative aptitude has topics like arithmetic problems, numbers, percentages, profit and loss, and pattern-matching quizzes.  
  • Candidates should prepare for their weak areas. 
  • Mains exam consists of reasoning and computer aptitude, data interpretation and analysis, and topics like banking, and the economy should be well understood.  
  • Finally, letter writing and essay should have correct English without spelling mistakes. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q.1 What is the syllabus for sbi po exam? 

Ans: The syllabus for the SBI PO exam has syllabus and subjects as listed below 

English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Computer Awareness 
Cloze Test Alphanumeric Series Data Interpretation Basic of Logic Gates 
Fill in the blanks Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Computer Abbreviation 
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Blood Relations Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies 
Para jumbles Coding-Decoding Number Systems Computer Hardware 
Paragraph Completion Coded Inequalities Profit & Loss Computer Software 
Reading Comprehension Directions Permutation, Combination & Probability Internet 
Sentence Completion Data Sufficiency Percentage Keyboard Shortcuts 
Tenses Rules Input-Output Ratio & Proportion Memory 
Vocabulary Logical Reasoning Simplification/Approximation Microsoft Office 
Puzzle Sequence & Series Networking 
Ranking & Order Simple Interest & Compound Interest Number System 
Seating Arrangement Surds & Indices Operating System 
Syllogism and Tabulation Time & Distance 

Q.2 How can I prepare SBI PO at home? 

Ans:  Candidates appearing for the SBI PO exam at home without any guidance or attending any training institute by following the steps described below 

  • Candidates appearing for SBI PO 2022 exam should be well aware of the syllabus for prelims and mains exams.  
  • SBI PO prelims exam is divided into three parts English language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability.  
  • Candidates should prepare from recommended learning resources on grammar, writing skills and comprehension for language.  
  • Quantitative aptitude has topics like arithmetic problems, numbers, percentage, profit and loss and pattern matching quiz.  
  • Candidates should prepare on their weak areas. 
  • Mains exam consists of reasoning and computer aptitude, data interpretation and analysis, topics like banking, economy should be well understood.  
  • Candidates are preparing themselves to be recruited as probationary officer in banks, hence they should be aware of all the financial terms and understand working of the financial institutions. 
  • The soft skills like communication skills, writing, reading and understanding will help candidate to secure good score in interview and help while working in financial institutions with customers. 
  • Finally letter writing and essay should have correct English without spelling mistakes.