SBI PO Topic-Wise Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2023

The Selection of the Candidates to the recruitment of Probationary Officer(PO) will be based on Phase I (Preliminary Exam), Phase II(Mains Exam) and Phase III(Psychometric Test, Group Exercise & Interview). Check out the SBI Exam Pattern and syllabus before start your preparation.

Exam Pattern of SBI PO

Phase I-Preliminary Exam

Preliminary Exam will be conduct of Objective Test.

Name of the Test No. of Questions Duration Marks
English Language 30 20 minute Total
Marks 100
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minute
Reasoning Ability 35 20 minute
Total 100 1 hour

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Phase II – Mains Exam

Name of the Test No. of Questions Duration Max. Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40 50 minute 50
Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 45 minute 50
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 50 45 minute 60
English Language 35 40 minute 40
Total 155 3 hours 200
Descriptive Paper
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 30 minute 50
Grand Total 250

Phase III-Psychometric Test, Group Exercise & Interview

The merit list for each category will be determined based on the total number of marks received in Phase II (Main Exam). There will be no sectional cut-offs.

Test Structure Group Exercise Interview Total
Maximum Marks 20 30 50

Final Selection

The marks obtained by the candidates in Phase II and Phase-III will be normalised to 100 marks as detailed below:

Test Name Main Exam Group Exercise & Interview Total
Maximum Marks 250 50 300
Normalized Marks 75 25 100

SBI PO Syllabus for Prelims & Mains Examination

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2023

Quantitative Aptitude  Reasoning English
Simplification/ Approximation

Profit & Loss

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Sequence & Series

Mixtures & Allegations

Work & Time

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Surds & Indices

Number Systems

Time & Distance

Ratio & Proportion


Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning

Alphanumeric Series


Data Sufficiency

Ranking & Order

Coded Inequalities

Seating Arrangement

Alphabet Test

Coded Inequalities



Blood Relations




Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test


Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Fill in the blanks

Para jumbles

Paragraph Completion

Sentence Completion

Tenses Rules

SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus

Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning English Language General/Economy/Banking Awareness
Tabular Graph Syllogism Reading Comprehension Current Affairs
Line Graph Verbal Reasoning Grammar Financial Awareness
Bar Graph Circular Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability General Knowledge
Charts & Tables Linear Seating Arrangement Vocabulary Static Awareness
Missing Case DI Double Lineup Sentence Improvement Banking Terminologies Knowledge
Radar Graph Caselet Scheduling Word Association Banking Awareness
Probability Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning Para Jumbles Principles of Insurance
Data Sufficiency Input-Output, Analytical and Decision Making Error Spotting
Let it Case DI Directions and Distances Fill in the blanks
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking, Code Inequalities Cloze Test
Pie Charts Coding-Decoding, Course of Action
Data Sufficiency



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