SBI PO Syllabus 2019
Sanjana Surbhi, 04 Sep 2018, #SBI PO

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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sir kya mai eligible hu sbi po k liya graduation m mera 51.7777% tha mai obc category se hu please reply sir because i am very confused.

Apoorva Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

All those students are eligible who have qualified their graduation from a recognised university or by any Central university to meet the eligibility criteria for SBI po exam . There is no minimum marks required to be eligible for the exam it's just that you should have qualified your graduation. While as you said you are an OBC candidate then you are allowed to give exam for 7 times. While there is a eligibility criteria for age that is lower age limit is 21 while upper age limit is 30 if you want to appear in the exam . I hope this was helpful

Best wishes

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if we preparing sbi po clerk exam from past 1 year can we crack in first attempt or not?

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019

Hii ,

Cracking Any exam in the first attempt purely depends on one's Capability and his knowledge.  As far as I know SBI PO clerk exam Questions are of easy to Moderate level. But the one who can get the Correct Answer in less time wins. The exam is of 60 Mins Duration comprising of 100 Questions. So It is difficult to crack At one time. But can do it in 2 to 3 attempts. If you feel that i have knowledge and time management skill you can clear that.


if my main focus is on competitive exams like SBI PO, RRB and civil services. Is it ok choice to choose BCA as my graduation degree??

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019


The three exams that you've mentioned have different exam pattern, but the eligibility criteria is common that is graduation in any discipline from a recognized university(I'm also referring this for RRB Graduate level exams).

People from different background have cracked the above mentioned exams as they have put efforts, so you can also crack any of these exams with BCA degree. During your graduation time period itself, you can go through the syllabus of these exams and start with the subjects involved, with little steps you'll be definitely able to succeed. Going through syllabus, previous year questions, doing mock test regularly and most importantly practice, revision are extremely important in cracking any government exams

Now, coming to your question, if you are particularly interested in cracking one exam among the three, then I'll suggest from the onset, you go with that. As I mentioned, these exams have different pattern, so preparing for all three at one time will become highly difficult for you.


Hello, My birth date is 25 April 1990 (General category) so will I be eligible to give sbi po 2020 as I have seen in ibps website that the age limit should not be more than 30 yrs as on 1st June 2020?

Tejal Nemlekar 21st Nov, 2019

Yes, you are eligible. As per  SBI PO 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates must be between 21 to 30 years (general) can apply for SBI PO. Candidates must be born not later than April 1, 1998, and not earlier than April 2, 1989, to be eligible for SBI PO 2020.


After completing Bls LLB what is the first thing you do for becoming an ibps law officer or an SBI PO . ?

Parvathi Ramachandran 29th Nov, 2019

Greetings !!

Every year IBPS conducts recruitment for Specialist officer in various Specialized Areas like Information technology , Law officer , Rajbhasha Adhikari , HR / Personnel , Marketing officer etc . In 2019 also IBPS called for recruitment for Specialist officer. The Basic qualification to become a law officer is A Bachelor Degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with bar council.  The last date for application for 2019 recruitment was on 26.11.2019.  Usually the selection process would be preliminary stage examination followed by interview. Don't worry you can start preparing for 2020 IBPS SO recruitment. Start preparing now so that you can clear the exam in one go .

For SBI PO, every year SBI recruits candidates for PO vacancies. In 2020 probably by jan-feb the notification will come. The selection based on Preliminary exam, Mains exam followed by interview. You need to have very good knowledge of Quant ,Reasoning , Current affairs to clear this exam. Every day need to devote 5- 6 hours for preparation. Understand each and every concept , practice it take mock test regularly, definitely you can clear the exam.

If any doubts, pls feel free to ask .

Wish you Good Luck !!

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