In SBI PO Syllabus 2021, there are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the previous year papers and know about the weightage of each topic.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus

The preliminary examination of the SBI PO 2021 exam will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language patterned below.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

S.No. Name of Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

SBI PO Syllabus for Prelims Exam

The section-wise topics from which the SBI will ask questions in SBI PO Prelims Exam has been given below.

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Reasoning Syllabus English Syllabus
Simplification/ Approximation Alphanumeric Series Reading Comprehension
Profit & Loss Directions Fill in the blanks
Mixtures & Alligations Logical Reasoning Cloze Test
Permutation, Combination & Probability Data Sufficiency Para jumbles
Work & Time Ranking & Order Vocabulary
Sequence & Series Alphabet Test Paragraph Completion
Simple Interest & Compound Interest Seating Arrangement Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Surds & Indices Coded Inequalities Sentence Completion
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle Tenses Rules
Time & Distance Syllogism
Data Interpretation Blood Relations
Ratio & Proportion Coding-Decoding
Number Systems Input-Output
Percentage Tabulation

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2021 will constitute 4 sections: Reasoning + Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation and General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete SBI PO Syllabus discussed below.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

S.No. Name of Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

SBI PO Main Syllabus

The subject-wise topics that need to be covered for preparing for SBI PO Mains Exam has been listed below.

Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning General/Economy/Banking Awareness English Language Computer 
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Current Affairs Reading Comprehension Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Financial Awareness Grammar Memory
Bar Graph Circular Seating Arrangement General Knowledge Verbal Ability Keyboard Shortcuts
Charts & Tables Linear Seating Arrangement Static Awareness Vocabulary Computer Abbreviation
Missing Case DI Double Lineup Banking Terminologies Knowledge Sentence Improvement Microsoft Office
Radar Graph Caselet Scheduling Banking Awareness Word Association Computer Hardware
Probability Input Output Principles of Insurance Para Jumbles Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Error Spotting Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Let it Case DI Directions and Distances Cloze Test Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks Number System
Pie Charts Data Sufficiency Operating System
Coding and Decoding Basic of Logic Gates
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

SBI PO Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Paper of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Besides the preliminary exam and the mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who qualify the first two phases of SBI PO exam.

The final merit list is made on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his/ her mains exam and interview process.

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