SBI PO Syllabus 2018: SBI has released the SBI PO 2018 syllabus for prelims, mains and group discussion/interview. The syllabus of SBI PO 2018 includes important subjects and topics from where questions in the test will be asked. By following SBI PO syllabus, candidates can prepare well for the examination. The syllabus of SBI PO 2018 helps the candidates to proceed with their preparation in a right direction. SBI PO syllabus saves the candidates from unnecessary confusion and stay focused on their preparation. SBI PO 2018 exam is being conducted in three stages - preliminary, mains, and group discussion/interview. Both SBI PO 2018 preliminary exam and mains exam are conducted in online mode.
Candidates who have qualified the preliminary exam, are taking the test SBI PO 2018 mains exam on August 4. All those candidates who pass the mains exam will further be called for SBI PO 2018 group discussion/interview, after which the SBI PO 2018 result will be declared. SBI PO 2018 preliminary exam consisted of 100 marks objective questions which was conducted within 60 minutes whereas, SBI PO 2018 mains exam consists of questions (objective) for 200 marks conducted within 3 hours and descriptive question for 50 marks for which 30 minutes are given. SBI PO 2018 group discussion will carry 20 marks and SBI PO 2018 interview will carry 30 marks.
SBI PO 2018 Syllabus (Preliminary Exam)
English language – 20 minutes will be allotted for 30 questions
Quantitative aptitude – 20 minutes will be allotted for 35 questions.
Reasoning ability – 20 minutes will be allotted for 35 questions.
Name of test
No. of questions
Topics to cover in English language
Fill in the blanks
Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Topics to cover in Quantitative ability
Time & Distance
Mixture & Allegation
Simple Interest, Compound Interest & Indices
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Ratio & Proportion
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination &Probability
Profit & Loss
Topics to cover in Logical Reasoning
SBI PO Syllabus 2018 (Mains Exam - Objective)
Reasoning & computer aptitude - 60 minutes will be given for 45 questions (objective).
Data analysis & interpretation - 45 minutes will be given for 35 questions (objective).
General/Economy/Banking awareness – 35 minutes will be given for 40 questions (objective).
English language – 40 minutes will be given for 35 questions (objective).
Name of the test
No. of questions
Reasoning & computer aptitude
Data analysis and interpretation
Topics to cover in Reasoning
Coding and Decoding
Course of Action
Ordering and Ranking
Analytical and Decision Making
Directions and Distances
Linear Seating Arrangement
Topics to cover in Computer Aptitude
Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Android and Apple related news
Topics to cover in Data Analysis and Interpretation
Permutation and Combination
Radar Graph Caselet
Missing Case DI
Topics to cover in General Economy and Business Awareness
Banking and Financial Awareness
SBI PO 2018 Syllabus (Mains - Descriptive Exam)
English language (letter writing & essay) – 30 minutes will be given for 2 questions (30 marks).
The descriptive paper written by the candidate will not be checked if the candidate fails to qualify the objective part of the SBI PO 2018 mains exam.
The SBI PO preliminary is conducted in online mode.
The exam is conducted within one hour.
There are 100 multiple choice questions
The online preliminary exam carries 100 marks.
The sections are English language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability.
SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern 2018 (Mains - Objective)
The total duration of SBI PO 2018 is 3 hour 30 minutes.
The 3-hour objective-type test carries 200 marks
This test is from English language (grammar, vocabulary, comprehension etc.), general awareness, marketing & computers, test of data analysis & interpretation and reasoning (high level)
The descriptive test will be of English language (letter writing & essay) conducted for a duration of 30 minutes and will carry 50 marks
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018 (Mains – Descriptive)
The descriptive test is conducted within 30 minutes. This test carries 50 marks. The test is held for English language (letter writing and essay).
Note: Candidates will be marked negatively for every wrong answer given by them. One-fourth of the marks assigned will be deducted for each wrong answer. There were be no deduction if the question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is given.
There will not be any kind of sectional cutoff. The merit list will be drawn according to the aggregate marks scored by the candidate in SBI PO 2018 prelims. If a candidate scores lesser marks in one section, he/she can do well and score more in other section in order to qualify the prelims.
Marking Scheme for SBI PO 2018
SBI PO 2018 prelims will carry 100 marks objective questions while the mains exam will carry 250 marks (200 for objective while 50 for descriptive). Candidates who qualify for the group discussion and interview round which carries 20 marks and 30 marks respectively.
The merit list will be prepared by adding the marks obtained by the candidates in the SBI PO 2018 mains exam and group discussion/interview.
SBI PO 2018 mains exam carrying 250 marks will be converted to 75 marks and the 50 marks for group discussion and interview will be converted to 25 marks. Thus, the final marking will be done out of 100.