SBI PO 2019 Complete Syllabus & Strategy

sbi po 2019 complete syllabus and strategy

sbi po 2019 complete syllabus and strategy

Age Limit (As on 31.08.2018):-

Minimum Age – 21 years
Maximum Age – 30 years

Note* – You should have been born not before 02.04.1988 and not after 01.04.1997 (both days inclusive).

SBI PO Age Relaxation:-

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC (Non Creamy Layer) – 3 years
  • PwD (SC/ST) – 15 years
  • PwD (OBC) – 13 years
  • PwD (Gen) – 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years’ service completed and released – 5 years
  • Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 –  5 years

Educational Qualifications:-

  • You should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government OR
  • Students in Final Year/Semester of their Graduation provided they produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2018 OR
  • Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate, provided date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2018 OR
  • Candidates possessing the qualification of Chartered Accountant.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018:-

SBI PO Selection process consist of following 3 stages:

  • 1st Phase – Prelims Stage
  • 2nd Phase – Mains Stage (Objective & Descriptive Paper)
  • 3rd Phase – Group Exercise & Interview
  • SBI PO Final Selection 2019

    You have to qualify in Phases II (Mains) & Phase III separately. The Final merit is based on:

    Final Merit List = Mains Marks (Objective & Descriptive) + GE & Interview


1st Phase – Prelims Stage:-

Exam Pattern for SBI PO 2018 Prelims

SectionNo. of QsMarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
TOTAL1001001 Hour 



BILINGUAL TEST: Every section (except English Language) will be available in English as well as Hindi. So if you are more comfortable with Hindi, several types of questions might be easier to attempt in Hindi, than in English.

NEGATIVE MARKING: Each wrong answer takes a quarter of the marks assigned to that question from your total. The negative marking is small enough that if you are reasonably sure of an answer, you can take a chance and mark it. But be careful not to overdo it with guesses. Your accuracy could be the difference between selection and disqualification.

2nd Phase – Mains Stage (Objective & Descriptive Paper):-

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern:-

SBI PO Mains 2018 will be consist of 3 parts –

Objective Test (200 marks) ,

Descriptive Test (50 marks) and

Interview Process.

The Objective and Descriptive tests will be held Online.

Objective Test : This test will be of 200 Marks, consisting of 155 questions and total duration of 3 hours.

Sr.No.SectionNo. of QsMarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
3General  Awareness404035 minutes
4English Language303040 minutes
Total1552003 hours
  •  Descriptive Test: This test is to be completed in 30 minutes and the maximum marks for this test is 50.This test is conducted to test the writing skills of candidates via Letter Writing & Essay Writing.

NOTE: The 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.

  • Interview Process: Aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both Objective and Descriptive Tests will be arranged in descending order in each category. A certain adequate number of candidates as decided by the bank, will be called for the Group Discussion and Interview.
Phase/TestMax. MarksNormalized to
Main Examination (Phase II)22575
GD & Interview (Phase III)5025



Bilingual TestEvery section (except English Language) will be available in English as well as Hindi.

Negative MarkingEach wrong answer takes a quarter of the marks assigned to that question from your total.

SBI PO Syllabus (Pre.) 2018:-

SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus: The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2018 comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The complete detail of heading and sub-heading of the sections asked in Preliminary Exam of SBI PO 2018 exam is discussed below:

ReasoningQuantitative AbilityEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneous
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error Spotting
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input OutputSequence & Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability

SBI PO Syllabus (Mains) 2018:-

SBI PO Mains syllabus: The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2018 comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Data Analysis, General/Economy/Banking  Awareness, Computer Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Data AnalysisReasoningEnglish LanguageGeneral/Economy/Banking  AwarenessComputer Awareness
Tabular GraphVerbal ReasoningReading ComprehensionFinancial AwarenessInternet
Line GraphSyllogismGrammarCurrent AffairsMemory
Pie ChartCircular Seating ArrangementVocabularyGeneral KnowledgeKeyboard Shortcuts
Bar GraphLinear Seating ArrangementVerbal AbilityStatic  AwarenessComputer Abbreviation
Radar Graph CaseletDouble LineupWord AssociationBanking and Financial AwarenessMicrosoft Office
Missing Case DISchedulingSentence ImprovementComputer Hardware
Let it Case DIInput OutputPara JumblesComputer Software
Data SufficiencyBlood RelationsCloze TestOperating System
ProbabilityDirections and DistancesError SpottingNetworking
Permutation and CombinationOrdering and RankingFill in the blanksComputer Fundamentals/Terminologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

SBI PO Syllabus 2018 – Descriptive Test:-

The syllabus of SBI PO descriptive paper includes:

(a) Letter Writing

  • Informal Letter: Writing letters to friends, relatives, parents, siblings
  • Formal Letter: Writing Letter to Bank Manager, News Editors, Govt Department Officers.
  • Letters on saving the account, net banking and education loan.

(b) Essay Writing

(c) Precise Writing

(d) Paragraph writing


Also Read:-

SBI Clerk Complete Syllabus and astrategy

Weekly Current Affairs In hindi 4th Week 2019