SBI PO syllabus 2020

SBI PO Syllabus


In this article, we will discuss the syllabus for SBI PO Exam. SBI PO one of the toughest exams in the country and lakhs of candidates appear for the exam each year.


The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three-tiered process

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

Phase-II: Main Examination – (i) Objective Test (ii) Descriptive Test

Phase-III: Group Exercises & Interview


Latest SBI PO Notification 2020

Final Selection

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

Here is the complete syllabus for SBI PO. The syllabus is based on an exam held in recent years, as no syllabus is mentioned in the SBI PO notification. The syllabus is a very important aspect of any exam to clear.


SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification & Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Aritmatic – Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Mixtures & Alligations, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Time and Work, Speed, time & distance, Area and Volume, permutation and combination, Probability

Reasoning Ability

  • Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement & Puzzle

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion & Miscellaneous

SBI PO Mains Syllabus


Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Scheduling Puzzles, Input Output ( Machine Input), Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Coded Inequalities, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making

Data Analysis & Interpretation

Line graph. Pie graph, Bar Graph, Radar Graph, Caselet, Missing DI, Data Sufficiency, Probability, Aritmatic DI ( DI Based on word Problems)

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge and Static Awareness,

English Language

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