SBI PO Exam 2017 Syllabus Details, Preliminary & Main Exam

By | March 16, 2017

SBI PO Exam 2017 Syllabus Details about the syllabus of SBI Probationary Officer (PO) Preliminary & Main Exam 2016.

SBI PO Exam 2017 Syllabus: State Bank of India is an Indian multinational, Public Sector banking and financial services company, headquarter located in Mumbai. It conducts several exams every year for fulfilling its staff requirements.State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officer (PO) vacancies in State Bank of India.This bank will conduct SBI PO Exam 2017 for selecting eligible candidates for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officer (PO).The candidates who have registered for this examination, those should start their preparation.In this article we are providing complete information details regarding syllabus of SBI Probationary Officer (PO) Preliminary & Main Exam 2016.

SBI PO Exam 2016 Syllabus Details

SBI PO Exam 2017 Syllabus


SBI PO Rexruitment 2017 Apply Online 2200 Vacancy

As per official notice, Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.The Objective Test of 2 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each, Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Analysis, General Awareness, Marketing, Computers and English Language.For more details regarding SBI PO Exam pattern, click on the link given below:

SBI PO Preliminary & Main Exam Pattern 2016

SBI PO Exam 2017 Syllabus Details:

SBI PO Reasoning Syllabus : In this section questions will be asked from Verbal reasoning & Non Verbal Reasoning.Reasoning section have important role in both pre and main examination.The question are asked from the topics Analogy, Coding & decoding, Blood relations, Sitting arrangements, Series completion, Syllogisms, Decision making, Statement reasoning, Series completion, Classification.

SBI PO General English Syllabus : In this section questions will be asked from Vocabulary, synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Phrases, Word formation, Sentence completion, Comprehension, Deriving conclusions, Passage completion, Error detection, Passage correction, Sentence correction etc.Important areas are Reading comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification of Errors in sentence constructions, Jumbled sentences etc.

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus : In this section questions will be asked from Number system, Simplifications, Roots & Averages, Surds & Indices, Percentages, Profit&Loss, Ratio& Proportion, Partner ship, Time & work, Pipes & Cisterns, Time & Distances, Problems on trains, Boats & streams, Allegation & mixtures, Simple, Interest, Compound interest, Volume& surface area, Mensuration etc.

SBI PO Data Interpretation and Analysis Syllabus: In this section question will be asked from Data Interpretation and manipulation questions from Charts, Graphs and Diagrams including Line charts, pie charts, bar charts and tabular data. Application level questions from probability and statistics.Data Interpretation and Analysis is easy section. The candidates can score good marks in this section with some hard work.

SBI PO Descriptive Paper Syllabus: In this section, expect questions relating to Letter writing (Usually official letters in connection with the normal functioning of a bank branch), Essay and Paragraph writing (Usually related to bank functioning and economy), Precis writing and Reading comprehension.

For more information details about syllabus, previous years paper,interview tips etc, click on the link given below: SBI PO Exam 2016 Syllabus Details

SBI PO Syllabus 2017 PDF

99 thoughts on “SBI PO Exam 2017 Syllabus Details, Preliminary & Main Exam

  1. tribhuwan pratap singh

    I Tribhuwan wants to be a banker in state bank branch. pls notiphy me the important dates related intrans examination.

    1. Yuvraj

      Dude, first join English speaking, talking and writing classes, may be than you will get even better confidence

      1. I M Bankers

        Mr. Yuvi….don’t measure talent with English….You might know how to write or speak English..but it does not make you clear PO Exam…You btr join Aptitude classes. You have a week aptitude.

          1. md

            it’s “it’s” not its !
            You need grammar lessons too 😀

        1. vipin

          Mr. I m banker, Mr. Yuvi is right, If your English is not good you cant clear PO exam indeed. Yes it’s right you may not clear exams even if your English is good but if your English is not good you wont clear PO exam for sure.

          1. nidhi

            Sir u said you’re a banker so could u please suggest me books as per required for po exams

      2. MadD

        Haahhahaha! I just can’t stop laughing. 😀 I know it’s rude, I’m sorry. But, this is hilarious as fuck!

          1. MANN

            the best ever in (terms of hilarious) comment section…lol

          2. Sarthak

            What do u like
            Comment by MadD?

      3. daksh

        lol! MR. Yuvraj it’s ‘then’ not than! why on earth does his writing skills are bothering you if you yourself are not up to that mark? If someone is willing to do something, try being his helping hand! not the one defaming him!

      4. sonal

        beta i don’t know ap kaha se ho par bihar ke logo ko english nahi ati phir aj competitive exam me woh har state se age english bolna matter nahi karta

      5. Rekha

        You also need English grammar and vocabulary classes gentleman. Its then not “than”.

    2. raktim

      better u dont apply…why r u interested in getting insulted.

  2. Aksh


    Has SBI already released ad for SBI PO 2016-2017 year ?


    1. psc

      Yes Aksh, Today 24/5/2016 is the last day for application

    1. Saddam Hussain 2

      Aap k liye yehi suggestion hai ki ZYADA TAR SOYA KARO

      1. sunmeet

        aisa kro kisi banker ldki sa shadi krlo fr usko mar dena uski naukri apko miljegi

    1. Kuldeep

      Hi ,
      The thing is you need to go through the syllabus and cover all the topics which are needed , books will give you just different questions from one another nothing else, All the best.

  3. Guda Balakarthikeya Pavan

    Just go with r.s.agarwal books for aptitude n verbal and non verbal reasoning.
    Study pratiyogitha dharpan.

    1. Munna

      I just want to ask abt PO Exam Hw strt for it basic m fresher to this

  4. Ranjita Rn

    DI comes only for mains or it’ll be included in prelims also?

  5. sari

    Bank po post means which post… this post is like clerk post … if not , then this post is main post in bank. Please tell mi sir

  6. Ashwini

    R.gupta,s ibps po/mt ye book se stady Karen to chlega ya phir aura koi book exam prepairation ke liye ap bata sakte ho

  7. pratima

    hey.. I am little bit confused about the syllabus of SBI po main..because in some of the website it is mention that main will be of 2 hours n each section of 50 marks n other web site that it will be of 3 hour ..n each section with different no of questions.. even in this website it is not mention..can anyone tell me..what will be the exact pattern…

    1. Pramod

      pratima , in mains there will be 2 hours for objective and one hour for descriptive test of english….

    2. devansh meena

      pre-100 mark ka paper hoga and 100 questions aayege . time duration 1 hour rhega.mains-part 1st objective test 200 mark ka hoga.200 questions aayege.time duration 2 hour.part 2nd descriptive test 5o mark ka hoga.time duration 1 hour total mains ka exam 250 mark ka hoga.time duration 3 hour.

    3. parvesh

      correct info nie hai to mat do yaar ….

      please check here > copied form official sbi notoification

      Phase – II: Main Examination:
      Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.
      Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive
      Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will
      be administered.
      (I) 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. The candidates are required to
      qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
      No. of Test Name of test Questions Marks Duration
      I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
      II Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
      III General/Economy/
      Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
      IV English Language 35 40 40 minutes
      Total 155 200 3 hours Max.

      (ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of
      English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive
      Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
      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.
      Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)
      There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. Each question for which a
      wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question
      will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is
      marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

  8. javed ansari

    I would like to know about syllabus of s b i po
    Plz tell me. I,m waiting for your answer

  9. poonam

    plz suggest me previous year model papers for sbi po exam 2016. i was looking for previous year solved question papers. this will helps a lot……….

  10. Mannu patel

    Hey guys which book better for p.o. exam pox tell me

  11. Parul

    Hey, all! a bit confused about the descriptive portion asked in SBI PO exam. Will someone please tell me if descriptive portion comes in prelims too??

  12. ramo@1234

    Please anyone tell me, is english speaking must to become sbi p.o, and GD would be conducted in english only or
    can use hindi.

    1. seetu

      Only depend at the time of that,Don’t be afraid and give your 100% afford…

  13. satnam singj

    Sir please mujhe SBI clerk pre exam me English ka syllabus btaye,

  14. Arpita

    Hello sir, please advise how will quantitative aptitude questions differ in preliminary and main in SBI PO 2016? I am not so good in QA, please advise which book should I follow.

  15. vidya padalkar

    Sir/mam…vidya here..plz can u tell me prelimenery
    Exam syllabus for sbi po…

  16. Sourav Pathak


    Can anyone tell me why the official notification says that the exam is on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th? Does a candidate have to take the tests on all these four days? In such a case, what will be the syllabus for the exams on these four days?

  17. Banshbahadur

    I have filled an application for PO exam but not able to transact exam fees.. can any one guide me…

  18. Priya

    I had same problem.. But as fees payment date extended it’s a relief for us.. Try to pay fees betweet 6 am to 8 am.. I done the same and succeed.. All the best

  19. ram

    what are the topics should be covered for SBI PO pre each section??

  20. arnab p

    haha…wt z goin on here…evry1 z askin smthin n getin sm othr ans…lol…can’t stop lofin cin some rplies…

  21. Meera

    Does we need to take all 4 tentative dates for the prelims exam……can anyone guide….

  22. Kajal

    Hello all.. I heard that if we would clear SBI PO PRE but wouldn’t MAIN then we wont able to fill the form next time.. Is it true?
    pls reply.

  23. Prince raaz

    Hello sir,,,Prince here,,,n i want to know about the final selection criteria..!

  24. aruna

    Which type of questions will ask in mains descriptive test….will u any one tell me.?

  25. VJ Anand

    Hi friends.. The prelims will be conducted on 2,3,9,10.. We will allocated any one of the dates.. So, only 1 prelims and if we clear it, we will be qualified for Main exams which contain descriptive paper too.. For prelims, it’s only 100 marks for 1 hour.. And for mains, 200 marks in 2 hr..

  26. VJ Anand

    In descriptive test, they will give a general topic or topics related to banking..

  27. VJ Anand

    From 14th June, PO prelims call letter will be downloaded..

  28. meena.S.R

    wat was the last date to download the admit card for prelim exam


    HI Everybody,

    This is anand, Anyone can you send the clerk main exam syllabus.

  30. Diya Rajput

    Hey, which book should i refer for Quantitative Aptitude?

  31. Guruprasad Akki

    Hi can you tell which chapters can ask in SBI PO exams? Because no one had given correct syllabus. Hope you might provide correct one..

  32. jaya

    Refer R.S.AGGARWAL book for aptitude.. That may improve our skill with speed..

  33. poonam

    Hey guys …anybody have any idea about when will sbi announce result for sbi clerk mains…plz tell me..ani expected date..

  34. chityala roja

    how to prepare for sbi po exam with in a short time and what kind of a book is to be prefered

  35. chityala roja

    how to prepare for sbi po exam with in a short period of & what kind of book is prefferd

  36. Deeplakshmi

    Sir I am suffering from morning glory syndrome with no vision in my right eye and probably one sixth vision in my right eye. If I clear sbi po.will I get that job? Is there any reserved seat for visually impaired students in sbi?

  37. Juoti

    Muje to bs us din ka intzaar h…jab m apne papa se kahugi k papa ji I got p.o. in bank

  38. suresh sahu

    hi i am suresh sahu
    my english is so weak can you suggest me some step to prepare the english grammer and closing passage


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