Syllabus SBI PO 2016 - Latest Syllabus

SBI PO Exam:

State Bank of India provides various opportunities for job seekers in India. It conducts a national level recruitment examination for the appointment of Probationary Officers.

The written exam is held in two stages, preliminary and mains.

Candidates qualifying for the preliminary examination are shortlisted to appear in the main examination and those who clear the main exam are called for Group Discussion & Interview.

SBI PO 2016 Exam Eligibility:

Educational Qualification
- The candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from a University recognised by the Government of India.

Persons with Disabilities
- This includes people who are visually impaired, hearing impaired and orthopedically challenged.

- The candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee.
- Migrated people from various countries with the intention of permanently settling in India.

- One should be free of any record of default in repayment of loans/ credit card dues and without any adverse report with CIBIL or any external agency.
- If there is any adverse report regarding the character, moral turpitude and antecedents of the candidate then he/she will not be eligible for the post.

SBI PO 2016 Age Limit:

The candidates applying for the exam must be between 21 to 30 years of age as on 01.04.2016.

Age Range

General: 02.04.1986 - 01.04.1995
SC/ST: 02.04.1981 - 01.04.1995
OBC: 02.04.1983 - 01.04.1995
PWD (Gen): 02.04.1976- 01.04.1995
PWD (SC/ST): 02.04.1971 - 01.04.1995
PWD (OBC): 02.04.1973 - 01.04.1995
Domiciles of J & K: 02.04.1981 - 01.04.1995
Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers/ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on
completion of assignment: 02.04.1981 - 01.04.1995

SBI PO Exam Schedule:

Although the exam dates for this year have passed, but aspirants should start preparing for the next year exam from now onwards itself.

With thousands of aspirants appearing for the exam every year, the competition is very tough. Candidates need to focus on each section and work on their time management skills.

The online registration for the SBI PO exam usually starts in the month of May-June. After the declaration of the prelim results, the main exam gets conducted in the month of July-August and the call letters for the interview are sent to the qualifying candidates.

SBI PO Exam Syllabus:

SBI PO syllabus is split into the following sections:

Data Analysis and Interpretation
Computer Aptitude
General/Economy/Banking Awareness
English Language

SBI PO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions in this section will be moderately difficult and mostly calculative in nature. One needs to work on their time and speed in this section to complete the paper without spending too much time per question.

Simplification - Easy
Number Series - Easy
Percentage - Moderate
Profit and Loss - Easy to Moderate
Simple Interest & Compound Interest - Easy to Moderate
Average Ratio and Proportion - Moderate
Problem based on Ages - Easy to Moderate
Partnership - Easy to Moderate
Time and Work - Moderate to Difficult
Pipes and Cisterns - Moderate to Difficult
Speed, Time and Distance - Moderate to Difficult
Problems on Trains - Moderate to Difficult
Boats and Streams - Moderate to Difficult
Mixture and Allegation - Easy to Moderate
Inequality - Moderate
Permutation and Combination - Easy to Moderate
Probability - Easy
Area and Volume - Easy to Moderate
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency - Moderate
Quadratic Equations - Moderate to Difficult

SBI PO Syllabus for Reasoning:

The Reasoning section is usually tough. Aspirants can expect the questions to be of difficult level.

Coding Decoding - Easy to Moderate
Blood Relation - Easy
Direction and Distance - Moderate
Order and Ranking - Moderate
Sitting Arrangement - Moderate
Puzzle - Moderate to Difficult
Data Sufficiency - Moderate
Machine Input - Moderate
Inequality - Moderate
Syllogism - Easy to Moderate
Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series - Easy
Statement & Course of Action - Easy
Inference - Moderate
Input & Output - Difficult
Statements & Assumptions - Easy to Moderate
Venn Diagram - Moderate

SBI PO Syllabus for English Language:

In this section, questions will be easy from moderate level, though the comprehension section could be a little difficult.

Vocabulary - Moderate
Spotting Errors - Easy
Reading Comprehension - Moderate to Difficult
Paragraph Completion - Moderate
Cloze Test - Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement - Easy
Fill in the blanks - Easy
Para Jumbles - Easy
Synonyms - Moderate
Antonyms - Moderate
Idioms & Phrases - Moderate
Grammar Correction - Moderate
Deriving Conclusions - Easy to Moderate

SBI PO Syllabus for General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness:

This section will have questions that are of easy to moderate level. Spend time on reading general awareness and current awareness every day instead of mugging up all the information in the end.

Current Affairs (National and International) - Moderate
Major Financial/Economic News - Moderate
Budget and Five Year Plans - Moderate to Difficult
Banking & Financial Awareness - Moderate
Who's Who - Easy to Moderate
Sports - Easy
Books and Authors - Easy to Moderate
Awards and Honours - Easy
Science (Inventions and Discoveries) - Easy to Moderate
Abbreviations - Moderate
Important Days - Easy
International and National Organizations - Easy

SBI PO Syllabus for Computer Ability:

Computer Aptitude questions are usually basic in nature. Pay attention to abbreviations and definitions.

History of Computers - Easy
Input and Output Devices - Easy
Hardware and Software - Easy to Moderate
Windows Operating System - Easy
Internet Terms and Services - Moderate
Basic of MS-Office - Easy
Computer Abbreviations - Easy
Logic Gates - Moderate
Networking and Communication - Moderate
Database Managements System - Easy to Moderate
Hacking, Security Tools, and Viruses - Moderate to Difficult
Shortcut Keys - Moderate
Modern Day Technology - Moderate to Difficult

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2016:

Preliminary Examination
- The total marks are 100 (consisting of 3 sections), and the duration of the exam is 1 hour.
- Thus you will have to complete 1 question in about 60 seconds to complete the paper in time.

Main Examination
Objective Test:
- Objective Tests consists of 200 marks, the exam will be for the duration of 3 hours consisting of 4 sections along with separate timing for each section.
Descriptive Test:
- Descriptive Test is of 30 minutes comprising of 50 marks.

Sectional Analysis of SBI PO Mains 2016:

1. Quantitative Aptitude - As it was expected, the questions from this section were quite difficult.
2. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude - In this section, this time there were lesser puzzles and it was moderately difficult, which means that it all comes down to accuracy. This year, there were no questions from the Computer section.
3. English Language - In the English Language section, there were two reading comprehensions and no cloze test. There were questions from statement fillers, antonyms and synonyms asked separately. A question with one paragraph and three options also got introduced.
4. General Awareness - This year, the questions from this section were moderate to easy. From the total no. of questions, 60% were from events that occurred between May-July, 10% questions were from events that occurred in April-May and 10 % questions were from the banking awareness section.