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The State Bank of India (SBI) holds the SBI PO test to identify qualified candidates for the position of Probationary Officers (PO) at various State Bank of India branches. SBI PO is one of the most desired occupations in the banking business, and millions of hopefuls throughout India aspire to work there. Because of the following factors, SBI PO is regarded as a top career opportunity in the banking sector:

  • The SBI PO post has a high brand value and a good reputation.
  • The most lucrative pay scale among PSU banks
  • Possibilities for advancement, including the ability for a PO to rise to the position of Chairperson.
  • Workplace satisfaction and social standing

Prelims, Mains, and GD/Interview are the three stages of the SBI PO test. Candidates must pass each exam to be shortlisted and continue to the next round. The ultimate decision will be made on the basis of merit. Below mentioned are the eligibility criteria, exam patterns, and syllabuses.

SBI PO Exam Patterns For Prelims

Section Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 mins
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins
Total 100 100 1 hour

SBI PO Syllabus For Prelims

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English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Vocabulary
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
  • Sentence Completion
  • Miscellaneous
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Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification, Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Work & Time, Sequence & Series
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Mensuration, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Time & Distance, Number Systems
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
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Reasoning Ability

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Ranking/Directions/
    Alphabet Test
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Puzzle, Coding-Decoding, Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations, Input-Output

SBI PO Exam Pattern For Mains

Section Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 mins
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 mins
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 mins
English Language 35 40 40 mins
Total 155 200 3 hour

SBI PO Syllabus For Mains

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Reasoning

  • Syllogism
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Double Lineup
  • Scheduling
  • Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning
  • Input-Output, Analytical and Decision Making
  • Directions and Distances
  • Ordering and Ranking, Code Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding-Decoding, Course of Action
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Computer Aptitude

  • Internet
  • Memory
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Hardware
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
  • Networking
  • Number System
  • Operating System
  • Basic of Logic Gates
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Data Analysis & Interpretation

  • Tabular Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Bar Graph
  • Charts & Tables
  • Missing Case DI
  • Radar Graph Caselet
  • Probability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Let it Case DI
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Pie Charts
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English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Verbal Ability
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Word Association
  • Para Jumbles
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the blanks
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General/Economy/Banking Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Financial Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Static Awareness
  • Banking Terminologies Knowledge
  • Banking Awareness

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the SBI PO Exam, the candidate must meet the following two requirements:

  • Age Limit : Candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 30, or born between April 2, 1992, and April 1, 2001 (both dates inclusive).
  • Educational Qualifications : The candidate must be a graduate of a recognised university in any field or have an equivalent qualification recognised by the Central Government. Those in their last year/semester of studies may also apply provisionally, with the caveat that if they are invited for an interview, they must provide proof of passing the graduation exams. Candidates who hold an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must make sure that their IDD was completed on or before August 31, 2022. Candidates who have Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

Relaxation Of The Upper Age Limit For Applicants In The Reserved Category:

  1. In the case of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) applicants, three years.
  2. 5 years in the case of applicants who are: (a) SC/ST. (b) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/ Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have served in the military for at least five years and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) other than by dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or/on account of physical disability or have been discharged or released on account of physical disability. (c) Candidates who resided in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989.