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SBI PO Prelims Syllabus And Exam Pattern 2019

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Important Dates:
Date of Prelims Exam 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
We are providing you the Detailed Syllabus and Exam Pattern of SBI PO Prelims Exam.
The SBI has changed the Exam Pattern for Probationary Officer Exam from last year. Now as per the new Exam pattern, the Selection Process of the Exam consists of 3 phases which are given below:
i) Phase I: Online Preliminary Examination ( Objective type)
ii) Phase II: Main Exam (Objective + Descriptive)
iii) Phase III: Group Discussion & Interview (Verbal)

Phase I: Preliminary Examination

Phase I Prelim Exam is a qualifying examination, which makes a candidate eligible for Phase II. Through this, candidates are shortlisted for appearing in the Phase II Main Exam.
Thus, the marks secured in the Phase I Prelim Exam will not be counted for the purpose of Final Selection.
The Exam Pattern for Phase I is as follows:
The SBI Prelim Exam is an Online Objective Test of 100 marks and 1 hour time duration. The Prelims Exam consists of three sections as given below:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No.Name of SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1.English Language303020 Minutes For Each Section
2.Quantitative Aptitude3535
3.Reasoning Ability3535


  • (i) The cutoffs are applied in 2 stages i.e.No Sectional Cutoff and Overall Cutoff.
  • (ii) For each wrong answer, ¼ of the mark will be deducted as penalty.

State Bank Of India PO Prelims Syllabus

The State Bank Of India conducts the SBI Prelims & Mains examination for selection candidates. There is substantial competition for bank jobs. So Prepare well.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

  • English Language.
  • Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Reasoning Ability.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus for Reasoning

  • Syllogism.
  • Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South).
  • Puzzle.
  • Blood Relation.
  • Inequality or Decision Making.
  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Logical Reasoning.
  • Input Output.
  • Number series.
  • Statement and Argument.
  • Passage and conclusion.
  • Coding and decoding.
  • Order and ranking.
  • Making judgments.

SBI PO Preparation tips for Reasoning

TopicExpected No.of Questions
Number Series5
Seating Arrangement5
Passage and Conclusion4
Making Judgments4
Data Sufficient3
Order and ranking3
Statement and Argument3
Blood relation3
Local Reasoning2

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2019 

SBI PO Data Interpretation Syllabus
  • Tables.
  • Pie – Charts.
  • Bar Graphs.
  • Data Analysis.
  • Line Graphs.
  • Case lets.
  • Combined data sets.
  • Probability/ Series.

SBI PO Preparation tips for numeric ability

TopicExpected No.of Questions
Line Graph5
Combined data set5

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2019 for English

State Bank Of India PO English Language Syllabus
  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Spotting Error.
  • Fill in the blank.
  • Cloze test.
  • Para-Jumbles.

SBI PO Preparation tips for English

TopicExpected No.of Questions
Reading Comprehension20
Fill in the Blanks10
Cloze Test10
Spotting Errors5
Para Jumble5


SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2019 for General Awareness

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2019 for General awareness

  • News related to Reserve Bank of India.
  • Banking Awareness.
  • Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget).
  • Economics news.
  • Current Affairs – Questions can be asked from various fields such as: National, International, Awards, Sports, Defence, Summits, Appointment, Books & Authors and Obituary, etc.

SBI PO Download of call letters for Online Preliminary Examination 3rd Week Of May 2019.

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