The SBI PO (Probationary Officer) exam is one of the most competitive exams in India. Every year, thousands of students aspire to crack this exam and secure a job in one of the largest and most reputable banks in the country. However, cracking this exam is not an easy task. A thorough understanding of the syllabus is crucial for aspirants preparing for the SBI PO exam.
The SBI PO exam consists of three phases- preliminary exam, mains exam, and Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The syllabus for each phase is different. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the syllabus for each phase:
The preliminary exam consists of three sections- English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude. The section-wise syllabus is as follows:
English Language: Reading comprehension, Cloze test, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Error spotting, Sentence improvement, Vocabulary (Synonyms/ Antonyms)
Reasoning Ability: Syllogism, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Direction sense, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Tabulation
Quantitative Aptitude: Simplification/ Approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation (Table, Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart), Mensuration, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time, Speed and Distance
The mains exam consists of four sections- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, and English Language. The section-wise syllabus is as follows:
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude: Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making, Internet, Memory, Input Output devices, Computer Networks, Basic of DBMS, Computer Organization and Microprocessor.
Data Analysis and Interpretation: Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Line Graph, Tabulation, Radar/Web, Mixed Graph, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Data Sufficiency, Missing DI, Caselet DI.
General/Economy/Banking Awareness: Banking and Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, Static Awareness, Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget), Economics news.
English Language: Reading comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary (Synonyms/ Antonyms), Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks.
Group Discussion and Personal Interview:
The Group Discussion and Personal Interview round is the final round of the selection process. It aims to evaluate the communication skills and personality of the candidates. The topics of the Group Discussion round are based on current affairs.
The SBI PO exam is highly competitive, and thorough knowledge of the syllabus is essential for aspirants preparing for the exam. With a clear understanding of the syllabus, candidates can prepare and strategize better, increasing their chances of cracking the exam.