SBI PO Syllabus 2018 – Download Exam Pattern 

On  February 2018, unexpected notification from State Bank of India released early as expected. That is about Recruitment of Probationary Officers of huge vacancies. Lakhs of candidates have applied for this advertisement and going to start their preparation. For any exam preparation Syllabus and Pattern of the exam paper is important. So here is the SBI PO Syllabus 2018 for you. Applicants who applied for Latest SBI Job Vacancies can check the State Bank of Indian SBI Probationary Officer Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains Examination. Download SBI Probationary Officer Recruitment Syllabus pdf from official website

State Bank of India Probationary Officer Syllabus PDF

We are very familiar with State Bank of India that it is the largest public sector banking in India. We call it as SBI in shorter form and at least one member of family have accounts in SBI. With more than 14, 000 branches in India and Foreign Countries it offers financial services too. Nearly 3 lakh candidates across the country are working in State Bank of India. Every year SBI releases notifications for Probationary Officers (PO), Clerical Cadre and Specialist Cadre and other recruitments for both SBI and Its Associates.

For the year 2018-19, people expected to SBI PO notification will be out in Last week of February, but surprisingly Bank has released in the first week. SBI PO Recruitment 2018-18 released for huge  vacancies for all categories with last date of application is  March 2018.

SBI Probationary Officer Selection Process:

Toughest examination in banking industry SBI Probationary Officer recruitment exams selection process is as follows. 10 to 15 Lakh candidates will apply for these Bank Jobs without IBPS.

  • Preliminary Examination (Prelims)… 100 Marks
  • Mains Examination (Mains)… 250 Marks
  • Group Exercise or Group Discussion…20 Marks
  • Interview…30 Mark

Here we will explain detailed of SBI PO Syllabus 2018 with paper pattern. As of like most competitive exams, SBI Probationary Officer Exam pattern consists of same syllabus but in depth.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus Pattern – Download SBI PO Syllabus PDF

As per the SBI PO Syllabus 2018, the first and qualifying nature of written examination is Preliminary.  Marks secured in the exam are not calculated for final merit list of the candidates, that’s why this prelims exam is only qualifying nature for Mains. SBI PO Prelims is on May 2018.

  • SBI PO Prelims is online Written Examination
  • Exam Consists of Multiple Choice Questions with 5 answer options
  • Correct answer for 01Mark and 1/4th Mark will be deducted for Wrong Answer as a penalty
  • For Ex: In Exam for 10 Marks, if you answered 8 questions ( 6 are right and 2 are wrong) you will get 5.50 Marks
  • PO Prelims Examination paper available in English/Hindi
  • Total duration of the exam is 01 Hour (60 Minutes)
Name of Test/SubjectNo of Questions Marks
English Language3030
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535
Total100 Questions100 Marks

When we observe above topics, these are common for any recruitment exams in recent time. Download SBI PO Prelims Syllabus Pattern from here and prepare well.

SBI PO Mains Syllabus Download Exam Pattern

Qualified candidates in the preliminary exam with equal or more than cut off are eligible for SBI PO Mains. As per our analysis, Mains examination is little tough when compared to all other exams. SBI PO Mains Exam is on June 2018.

  • SBI PO Mains is Objective and Descriptive Exam
  • Both Objective and descriptive are in Online only
  • Correct answer for 01Mark and 1/4th Mark will be deducted for Wrong Answer as a penalty
  • The Main & essential part to know in Mains is duration of time. For every section in the paper have time limit.

SBI PO EXAM Pattern Details 

Name of Test/SubjectNo of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Reasoning/Computer Aptitude456060 Minutes
Data Analysis/Interpretation356045 Minutes
General Economy/Banking Awareness404035 Minutes
English Language354040 Minutes
Total155 Questions200 Marks3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Download SBI PO Main Syllabus Pattern pdf from here. Descriptive Test is in English Language only.

SBI PO Descriptive Test:

This Online test is for 50 Marks with 30 Minutes duration. Descriptive Test will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test. Check Essay Writing tips for Bank PO’s

SBI Probationary Officer Interview

After Phase –I (Prelims) and Phase-II (Mains), the Phase-III is Group Exercises and Interview. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank

Final Selection of candidates is basis on Main Exam Marks (Converted out of 75 Marks), Group Discussion & Interview (Converted out of 25 Marks). Finally candidates will be appointed for 100 Marks.

SBI PO Preparation Tips & Suggestions

Most of the people do lot of hard work without knowing correct SBI PO Syllabus 2018. Firstly check what the topics in each section are and make study plan as per it. With basic pay of Rs. 27, 620 SBI PO is the highest paid post in Bank exams through direct recruitment. These are common mistakes people will think and suggestions.

  • As though most of students are knowledge to answer the questions, lack of online practice take much time in the exam
  • In prelims, there are 100 Questions for 100 Marks with 60 Minutes of time. So, you people need to answer 3 to 4 questions in 5 seconds.
  • In Mains, time duration is set for every section, you people are not eligible to go for another section until time permits.
  • Then only applicants can reach cut off Marks.
  • Getting SBI PO is not an easy task, you people need to do lot of practice and good knowledge on Vocabulary.
  • It’s absolutely wrong, if you think to clear Prelims first and then prepare for Mains because, there is only one moth gap between Prelims and Mains. Single month preparation is not enough and Questions are too tough and time taking in Mains.

All the Best Friends…” Don’t Give Up..The beginning s always the hardest..Life rewards those who work hard at it”. Just remember what you will get if you achieve this job and which you sacrificed..Motivate yourself and prepare much, eat well and sleep well.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2018 Pdf

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2018 Pdf

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