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State Bank of India (SBI) Exams

SBI PO exams consists of three stages of exams a) prelims b) mains c) group discussion and interview about 19.75 candidates  appeared in 2019 in SBI PO.

SBI Exams are conducted to hire candidates for various posts like:

  • SBI Probationary Officer (PO)
  • SBI Clerk (Junior Associates)
  • SBI Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO/ SO)


SBI PO (Probationary Officer) Examination

Online Examinations  

About work and pay scale

  • In 2019, 19.75 lakh applications applied for 2000 posts (General posts 810)
  • To recruit Probationary Officers, State Bank of India (SBI) conducts SBI PO exam all over India who work in various branches of SBI in India as well as abroad.
  • POs are practically trained in various fields, like – Marketing, Accounting, Loans & Advances as well as Finance. They also handle customers, like issuing Cheque books, ATM cards, Demand Draft, etc. They supervise clerks and also look into loan processing.
  • SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in banking sector which offers lucrative salary as well as excellent career progression.
  • Presently, the starting basic pay is27,620/-(with 4 advance increments) in the scale of23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.


SBI PO Eligibility

Age: 21-30 years inclusive

Education: Graduation or appearing for final exams of graduate degree course.


SBI PO Selection Process

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Group Discussion / Interview

Frequency of exam: Once a year


a. SBI PO Preliminary Examination    Online Classes

  • Online, Objective Type, in Hindi/English
  • Objective test Marks: 100
  • Objective test Qs: 100
  • Objective test Time: 60 Minutes

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will be of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
English Language 30 Total




20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
Total 100 1 hour

No sectional cut-off


b. SBI PO Mains Exam

  • Online, Objective Type and descriptive type, in Hindi/English
  • Objective test Marks: 200
  • Objective test Qs: 155
  • Objective test Time: 180 Minutes
  • Descriptive test Marks: 50
  • Descriptive test time: 30 minutes
  • Group Exercise: 20 marks
  • Interview: 30 marks


A) SBI PO Mains Objective Test:

The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

Name of the test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

There will be no sectional cut-off.


B) SBI PO Mains Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Negative Marking (both –Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations)

-0.25 (or -1/4) for every wrong answer


C) Group exercises and Interview

Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

Category wise merit list on the basis of the marks scored in the Main Examination selected for Group exercise & Interview.


Final Selection

Preliminary Marks – Not added
Mains Marks + GE Marks + Interview Marks = Final Merit list


Mains 250 75 marks
GE+ Interview 50 25 Marks (More weightage)
Final selection out of 100 Marks


Number of Chances

Category Max. Permissible Number of Chances
General/ EWS 4
General/ EWS (PWD) 7
SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) No Restriction


SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Alphabetical Series

Numeric Series

Figure Series


Blood Relation

Causes and Effects


Decision Making

Direction Sense

Odd man out


Sitting Arrangements

Statement and Arguments

Statement and Assumption

Statement and Conclusion


Alphabet Test


Clocks & Calendars

Logical Venn Diagrams

Mathematical Operations

Situation Reaction Test

Age & Averages

Time& Distance-Boat & Stream

Simple & Compound Interest

Data Interpretation – Bar graph, Line, tabular, pie chart


Number System


Permutation and Combination

Pipe & Cistern


Profit and Loss

Inequality -Quadratic Equation

Ratio, Proportion, Partnership

Mixtures& Allegations


Time and Work

Mensuration (2D&3D)

Roots, Surds & Indices


Decimal and Fraction

Heights & Distances

Antonym & Synonym


Cloze Test

Fill in the Blanks

Grammar based

Idioms and Phrases

Jumbled Words

One-word Substitution

Para Jumbles

Paragraph completion

Phrase Substitution

Qs on Vocabulary

Reading Comprehension

Sentence Completion

Spotting Errors

Passage Correction

Sentence Re-arrangement

Shuffling of Sentence parts


SBI PO Mains Syllabus

Reasoning General/Economy

/Banking Awareness

English Language Data Analysis Computer Aptitude
Puzzle  Overview of Indian Financial System Current Affairs, Recent Banking Updates Sentence Improvement Statistics (Averages, Mean, Median etc.)

Representational Statistics (Graphs and Charts)

Blood Relations Current Affairs Error Detection Inequality
(Quantity based)
 Seating Arrangement General Knowledge (Static) Vocabulary Probability Keyboard Shortcuts
Input-Output  Financial Committees Phrase Replacement Percentage Computer Abbreviation
Syllogism  Financial Markets Word Association Population-based Bar Graph Microsoft Office
Data Sufficiency   Currency and Capital, Awards and Honors Reading Comprehension Data interpretation Tabular Graph

Line Graph Pie Chart

Bar Graph

Radar Graph Caselet

Computer Hardware
Coding-Decoding Credit and monetary policies (Recent),  Word Usage   Computer Software
Inequalities  Indian Economy Fill in the blanks   Operating System
Logical Reasoning  Financial Sector Regulators Spelling Errors   Networking
Order and Ranking RBI and its Functions Word Replacement   Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
 Direction sense  National and International Matters Column Based Fillers   Number System
   National Income and expenditure Sentence Connectors   Logic Gates
  Monetary Policy Cloze Test    Security Tools, virus
   World Financial Institutions  Para Jumbles    
    Sentence Rearrangement    
    Sentence Completion    

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