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.

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.



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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