SBI PO Syllabus 2020 for Prelims and Mains Exam
SBI PO Syllabus 2020: State Bank of India (SBI) will release the SBI PO 2020 notification for all aspirants in the form of PDF at sbi.co.in. To clear SBI PO with flying colours, aspirants must be well acquainted with the SBI PO 2020 syllabus. Candidates preparing for the exam can go through the subject wise important concepts and topics through the syllabus of SBI PO 2020. With the help of SBI PO syllabus 2020, students can plan their studies and focus on topics accordingly. Along with SBI PO 2020 syllabus, students can also check the SBI PO exam pattern and previous year question papers to get an idea about the difficulty level of exam and nature of questions asked. To crack SBI PO, aspirants should follow the syllabus and exam pattern of each tier to form a solid approach.
SBI PO is a three tier examination. According to the SBI PO syllabus 2020, prelims question paper will comprise of Reasoning, English and Quantitative Aptitude. The main exam of SBI PO 2020 will consist of Data Analysis and Interpretation, Computer Aptitude, Reasoning and General /Economy/Banking Awareness. Candidates qualifying the prelims and mains of SBI PO 2020 can proceed to group exercise and interview.
SBI PO Syllabus 2020 - Stages
Candidates can check the syllabus of SBI PO for the following two stages:
SBI PO Syllabus Prelims
SBI PO Syllabus Mains
SBI PO 2020 Syllabus - Prelims
Aspirants must know the topics covered under each section of the subjects for SBI PO 2020 prelims. With the help of SBI PO prelims syllabus 2020, candidates are able to plan their studies and focus on topics. Along with the syllabus, a list of important books for SBI PO preparation has also been provided here so that candidates can actually start their preparation for SBI PO 2020. Candidates need to score sufficiently high marks in SBI PO prelims in order to qualify for mains.
SBI PO Syllabus 2020 - Prelims
SBI PO Prelims Syllabus
SBI PO Important Books
SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern : Prelims
The preliminary stage of SBI PO 2020 consists of questions from 3 sections with separate timings. As per SBI PO exam pattern 2020, total marks allotted to prelims is 100 marks. This test is conducted in online mode. It is to be noted that preliminary stage is a qualifying stage and the marks secured in it will not be added for preparation of final merit list.
SBI PO Exam Pattern - Prelims
Number of questions
SBI PO 2020 - Stage II - Mains
SBI PO 2020 mains consists of an objective test for 200 marks and a descriptive test of 50 marks. Both the tests of SBI PO 2020 mains exam are conducted in online mode. Candidates who successfully qualify the objective section of SBI PO 2020 mains will qualify for the checking of the descriptive test. The descriptive test of 50 marks in SBI PO mains evaluates a candidate’s ability in letter and essay writing. Since the marks secured in SBI PO mains will be considered in the creation of final merit list, a candidate must get maximum marks. The detailed syllabus along with some important books are listed in the table.
SBI PO Syllabus 2020 - Mains
SBI PO Mains Syllabus
SBI PO Preparation Books
Data analysis and interpretation
General / Economy / Banking Awareness
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 - Mains
SBI PO mains consists of an objective and descriptive test held in online mode. The objective test comprises 4 sections with seperate time duration for each section. According to SBI PO exam pattern 2020, descriptive test is conducted for 50 marks with two questions of 30 minutes duration. A letter and an essay is required to be typed in english in the descriptive test of SBI PO.
SBI PO 2020 Exam pattern - Mains
Online Objective Test
Name of the test
No. of question
Data analysis and interpretation
Reasoning & Computer aptitude
Online Descriptive Test
SBI PO 2020 - Stage III - Interview
Candidates qualifying the SBI PO mains examination will have to undergo group exercise and interview. The group exercise and interview is conducted for 20 and 30 marks respectively. It is to be noted that the marks secured in preliminary exam will not be added for preparation of final merit list. The final selection in SBI PO is done on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and group exercises & interview.
SBI PO Highlights 2020
State Bank of India - Probationary Officer
Commonly known as
State Bank of India
21-30 as on April 1, 2020
Required Educational Qualification
Graduate in any subject from a recognised university
English and Hindi
Stage I: Preliminary
Stage II: Mains
Stage III: Group Exercise & Interview
3 hours 30 minutes
Mode of Exam
1/4th for wrong answers
SBI PO Question Paper 2020
Aspirants are encouraged to solve SBI PO 2020 question papers of both the stages, prelims and mains. With the help of previous year SBI PO question papers, candidates get an idea about the difficulty level of exam, nature of questions asked and weightage of topics from each subject thereby forming a solid approach and crack SBI PO.
SBI PO Admit Card 2020
Candidates who have successfully filled the application form can download their SBI PO 2020 admit card by using the required login credentials. The admit card of SBI PO 2020 mains exam will be issued only to those candidates who qualifies the preliminary phase. The admit card of SBI PO 2020 will have the candidates’ name, address, date and time of exam, details of examination centre etc. Candidates can download their admit card till the date of SBI PO Exam.
How to Prepare for SBI PO 2020?
Candidates will definitely excel in SBI PO 2020 exam if the study is focussed and is linked with smart work. Only those candidates crack SBI PO who score sufficiently high marks in all the three phases. Aspirants can follow these simple tips to get recruited in SBI as a PO.
SBI PO 2020 Preparation Tips
Prepare for both the stages of SBI PO 2020 together.
Keep daily, weekly and monthly targets for SBI PO 2020.
Follow a routine to keep track of the progress.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses and focus accordingly to crack SBI PO 2020.
Clear the basic concepts from SBI PO syllabus 2020.
Since the tests in SBI PO 2020 are timed, learn and revise shortcuts to answer accurately.
Give enough online mock tests available for SBI PO.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SBI PO Syllabus 2020 for Prelims and Mains Exam
Question: What is the ideal way to prepare for SBI PO? Shall I prepare for prelims first and then mains?
No. You should not isolate prelims and mains preparation. Prepare for both together hand in hand.
Question: What may be the topics of essay and letter in the descriptive test of mains?
The essay might be asked on some topics on current affairs and static or financial awareness.
Question: Is 60% necessary in graduation to be eligible for SBI PO?
No. 60% is not necessary in graduation for SBI PO. The minimum educational qualification required is only a degree in graduation from a recognised university.
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Questions related to SBI PO
when can we expect notification of sbi po 2020.....??? in which month.....june or july.....????
The notification of SBI PO was earlier expected on April 2, 2020 but due to COVID-19 outbreak, the authorities have extended the dates. However, the new dates have not been announced yet by SBI. To keep a track on the new dates, you must keep visiting SBI PO Notification 2020 wherein the new dates will be updated as soon as the dates are out.
How to start preparation for sbi po? How to get best in arithmetic topics and data interpretation?
To prepare for SBI PO prelims and mains, first you need determination and dedication towards your goal.
All the sections in this exam can be solved easily within time with constant hard work and practice only. After you strengthen your basics, the most important thing next is not to make mistakes. There's a negative marking in both the papers which will cost heavy on the total marks.
For arithmetic sections, practice with a timer placed next to you. Grab study materials from wherever you can. A suggested book is
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal (S. Chand Publication), which will help you in the above topics.
All the Best
Can I apply for sbi po exam as I am in engineering 7 th semester
According to SBI PO exam eligibility criteria one needs to have a completed graduation. You need to have a degree completion certificate on the day of exam registration and so that makes you ineligible to apply for in 7th semester.
You must apply for it next year wherein you would have completed your Engineering and you will have more time to prepare as well.
In the month of June I will be entering into 33 I am I eligible to apply for sbi po in the next year 2021
No, You will not be eligible for appearing in the SBI PO exam since you have already attained 33 years of age. As per the SBI PO eligibility criteria , candidates between the age of 21 to 20 years of age can only appear for the exam.
However, if you belong to the reserved category, then you will be given certain age relaxations for appearing in the SBI PO exam. The table below contains the age relaxations given as per the category.
SBI PO Age Relaxation
OBC (non-creamy layer)
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including
Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short
Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs)
Ordinarily domiciled candidates of Jammu & Kashmir, from the period
- January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989
I am final year BSC student of IGNOU. May I apply for SBI PO 2020.
the basic educational qualification eligibility for filling the SBI PO 2020 form is candidate must hold a bachelors degree in any discipline from any university or college but the institute should be recognised. , candidate who are in their final semester or year can also fill the form but they must need to show their passing certificate of that particular degree in the SBI PO interview , there is no minimum limit of marks for filling SBI PO 2020 application form .