SBI PO Syllabus 2019
Updated on Sep 4, 2018 - 5:31 p.m. IST by Sanjana Surbhi

SBI PO Syllabus 2019 - State Bank of India conducts SBI PO examination to recruit candidates for the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO exam 2019 will be held in three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercises/Interview. Both SBI PO 2019 preliminary exam and mains exam are conducted in online mode. SBI PO syllabus 2019 consists of subject-wise topics for prelims and mains exam. By following SBI PO syllabus, candidates can prepare well for the examination. It is important for the candidates to be thorough with the syllabus of SBI PO 2019 before starting their preparation.

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SBI PO 2019 preliminary exam consists of 100 marks objective questions which is conducted within 1 hour whereas, SBI PO 2019 mains exam consists of 155 objective questions for 200 marks conducted within 3 hours and descriptive question for 50 marks for which 30 minutes are given.

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SBI PO Syllabus 2019 – Preliminary Exam

Before going through the syllabus, candidates must know the SBI PO exam pattern 2019 so that they can understand the syllabus section-wise. The prelims exam of SBI will be conducted in the first week of July, online. The exam will have objective type questions conducted for 1 hour. Total marks allotted is 100. Candidates can check below the syllabus of SBI PO prelims exam 2019 and the sub-topics in each section

SBI PO Syllabus 2019 – prelims (section-wise)


SBI PO Syllabus (Prelims)

Reasoning Ability

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Coded Inequalities

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

  • Puzzle

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Seating Arrangement

  • Blood Relations

  • Input-Output

  • Coding Decoding

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

  • Paragraph Completion

  • Cloze Test

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Para jumbles

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation

  • Simplification

  • Simple Interest, Compound Interest & Indices

  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

  • Percentage

  • Mixture & Allegation

  • Permutation, Combination & Probability

  • Sequence & Series

  • Profit & Loss

  • Number System

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019–prelims

You can check the exam pattern given below:

S No.


Number of questions


Marks allotted


Reasoning Ability


20 minutes



English Language


20 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude


20 minutes



1 hour

SBI PO Syllabus 2019 – Mains Exam

All those candidates who have qualified the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for mains exam. The mains exam will be conducted in online mode for objective and descriptive test. All the candidates can check below the syllabus of SBI PO mains exam 2019 and the sub-topics given in each section.

SBI PO Syllabus 2019 – Mains (section-wise)


SBI PO Syllabus (Mains)

Data analysis and interpretation

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Probability

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Line Graph

  • Pie Chart

  • Bar Graph

Computer aptitude

  • The Internet

  • Microsoft Office

  • Computer Hardware

  • Computer Software

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Operating System

  • Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

  • Computer Abbreviation


  • Directions and Distances

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Linear Seating Arrangement

  • Double Lineup

  • Blood Relations

  • Analytical and Decision Making

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Syllogism

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Code Inequalities

  • Input Output

  • Course of Action

  • Ordering and Ranking

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

  • Static Awareness

  • Financial Awareness

  • General Knowledge

  • Banking and Financial Awareness

  • Current Affairs

Exam pattern of SBI PO 2019 – Mains

Candidates can check below the exam pattern of SBI PO 2019

S No.

Name of the test

Number of questions


Marks Allotted


Data analysis and interpretation





Reasoning & Computer aptitude




English Language




General/Economy/Banking Awareness





3 hours

SBI PO Syllabus 2019 – Mains (Descriptive test)

In the descriptive test of SBI PO 2019, candidates will be asked two questions (essay and letter writing) for 50 marks and the total time allotted to complete the test is 30 minutes.

SBI PO 2019 – Preparation Tips

  • Candidates must know the SBI PO syllabus 2019 so that they can prepare their strategy for the exam. They will get to which topics are easy and on which topics they need to pay more attention.

  • Make the time-table in such a way where you can pay equal attention to all the topics and also take breaks in between.

  • Take mock tests and solve sample paper.

  • Find and refer the best books that are available in the market.

  • At last, stay positive and motivated. Take proper sleep and eat healthy.

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Questions related to SBI PO

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my age is 30 year 2 months. can I apply for SBI Po ? general category

Manish Singh 12th Feb, 2020

For applying for SBI PO entrance exam you have to clear the eligibility criteria. One of the criteria is the age limit. For being eligible you have to be of age between 21 and 30. As you are 2 month older than that , you are not eligible to apply for the exam. Really sorry


if i appear for SBI CLERK and get selected then can i appear for the subsequent SBI PO exam or is there any kind of restriction?

hrithik jain 1st Feb, 2020


Yes, you can appear for SBI PO exam as well if you get selected as clerk. What you have to do first is to take permission from the bank and resign from the post of clerk. Also, you can appear for higher post in any bank other than SBI, the only thing required id to get permission from the bank. Do not forget to inform the bank in advance before applying for the vacancy.


if i prepare for SBI PO,is that preparation sufficient to appear for SBI CLERK as well(just in case i decide to go for SBI CLERK first),or will i need to study separately for SBI CLERK?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 1st Feb, 2020

Yes,you can go ahead with both simultaneously. SBI PO as well as SBI Clerk follow similar exam pattern, although the level of questions are higher in PO compared to clerk became that's an officer level examination, Also,there's no interview for SBI Clerk,it's only document verification. Accuracy and speed is what matters the most in banking exams, practice mock papers on a regular basis in order to succeed in these exams.
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when will be sbi po 2020 notification likely to be released....????? plzzz reply, that will help me to plan my preparation.

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 29th Jan, 2020


The official notification of SBI Po is scheduled to be out by the month of April, but you can start your preparation even now. It'll give you ample amount of time in order to do well in exam.

Eligibility Criteria for SPI PO is graduation in any stream from a recognized university, even final year students are eligible. There's no specific aggregate required for this,


Hello i got less than 60% in intermediate.Then iam eligible in sbi po examination?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 29th Jan, 2020


The board has not specified any specific percentage for SBI PO exam. The main educational eligibility is candidate must be a graduate or in the final year of graduation.

The students in their final year have to show the documents that they have graduate if they are called for screening tests.

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