SBI PO Syllabus 2023 SBI Probationary Officer Exam Pattern Exam Subject Wise

SBI PO Syllabus 2023 Prelims Mains Descriptive Exam Pattern SBI PO Syllabus 2023 SBI Probationary Officer Syllabus 2022 SBI PO 2023 Syllabus & Pattern State Bank of India PO Pre Exam Syllabus 2023 SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023 with latest changes introduced by SBI

SBI PO Syllabus 2023

About SBI PO Recruitment :-

State Bank Of India (SBI) Has Recently Announced the 1673 vacancies for the Probationary Officer (PO). All those Candidates Who wish to be a part of SBI filled their Online Application Form for these Posts. The Process of Application Submission is Started From the Date —- & Conducted Till the Date —– . More Details About the Recruitment is Provided Below.

About Exam :-

SBI will Conduct the Phase I On 17th/18th/19th/ 20th of December 2022. Selected Candidates Will be Called for the Phase II in January 2023 / February 2023. Those Candidates Who Clear the Mains Exam Will be Called for the Group Exercises & Interview in the Month of February / March 2023. More Details About the Exam is Provided Below

State Bank of India will conduct an ONLINE Written exam for recruitment of Probationary Officer. As the year passes level of competition for banking exam gets tougher. Moreover Pattern is also change. Now Candidates are wandering here & there in search of “What will come in Pre Exam, What is the Level of Pre Exam, what Type of question will be asked? In this article, We will giving you answer of All Your Questions along with the Syllabus of SBI PO Exam 2022 Pre Exam & Main Exam.

Selection Process :-

The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three tiered process:

  • Phase-I : Preliminary Examination
  • Phase–II : Main Examination
  • Phase–III:Group Exercises & Interview

PHASE I – Preliminary Exam

SBI PO Exam Pattern :- The Preliminary Exam Pattern Will be as Follows:

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

  • This will be of Qualifying Nature.
  • The Exam consists of Total 100 Marks & Consists of 100 Questions.
  • There Will be a Negative Marking of 1/4 Marks.
Sr. No.SubjectQuestionsDuration
1English Language3020 Minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude3520 Minutes
3Reasoning Ability3520 Minutes
 TOTAL10060 Minutes

PHASE II – Mains Exam

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. Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion ofthe Objective Test.

Objective Exam Pattern :-

1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude405050 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation305045 minutes
3General/Economy/Banking Awareness506045 minutes
4English Language354040 minutes
 TOTAL15520003 hours

► Online written exam for Probationary Officer will be consisted of 200 marks.
► Total Time Duration of exam is 03:00 hours (180 minutes).

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)

NOTE :- 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.

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For 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.if no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Phase–III: Group Exercises & Interview

Candidates qualifying for GE& Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non Creamy layer’ clause. Candidates who have registered themselves as OBC but do not submit OBC ‘Non Creamy layer’ certificate and request to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

Final Selection :-

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE& Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination(out of 250marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Group Exercises & Interview scores of candidate (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25marks. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercises&Interview. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

Results of the candidates who qualify for Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview as well as the final select list will be made available on the Bank’s website.


PRELIMINARY EXAM :- Level of Questions to be asked from English, Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude will be Easy as compared to the Main Exam. Exam Syllabus is same as like Bank Exam or IBPS Exam. As SBI has already announce that 10 Times Candidates will be called for Main Exam. So Questions may be ask of SBI Clerk Level in the Pre Exam or much high level but not like PO Exam.

MAIN EXAM :- SBI PO Main Exam will be usual like Last Years PO Exam. Level of Difficulty will be high. There will be more Time Taking Questions. Reasoning will be be of High Level as it come in SBI PO Exam. So only Full Preparation & Practice will be needed as there Will Be Various Posts & lacs of Applicants will apply.


Reasoning:- Focus on Comprehension Reasoning, Venn Diagrams, Number Series, Coding and de-coding, Problem Solving Techniques, Statement & Conclusion type questions, arithmetic reasoning, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, syllogistic reasoning, Seating Arrangements, Decision Making, Input & Output, Logical Reasoning. Questions form Non Verbal Reasoning may ask in the Exam.

English Language:- Mainly Focus on the topics like Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Error, Sentence correction, fill in the blanks, Sentence Arrangements/ Word Arrangement, Comprehension & Cloze Test nothing can be out of these mentioned Topics etc. Comprehension will be lengthy.

DI & Quantitative Aptitude:- Questions will be asked from Simplification, Number Series, Quadratic Equations Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF LCM, Problem On Ages, Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart. Data Interpretation is the section which have to be focused.

General Awareness:- Questions will be asked from Indian Current Events, Banking, General Science, General Knowledge. Focus will be mainly on Current affairs of National & International news, Important dates, Current Science, Technology, Sports & Culture & Banking Sector. Questions from Marketing will also be in ample amounts to Test Your Knowledge. Important Topics of SBI PO General Awareness are :

  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Major Financial / Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organizations are some related topics

Computer Awareness:- Basic of Computers, Computer Organization, Generations of computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word, MS Excel, MS power point, Memory Orientation, Internet, LAN, WAN, Modem, Computer Abbreviations, Modern day Technology. Remember short cut Tricks of MS Word, MS Excel & Computer Abbreviations.

Descriptive Test:- This Test will be of Qualifying Type & will be Test of English Language. Questions will be ask from Essay writing, précis writing and Letter writing. For Descriptive Test Focus on the Current News of Finance Sector, National Issues, Recent Government Scheme & Editorials from the leading English Newspaper like The Hindu.

Final words :-

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