SBI PO Syllabus 2021: Prelims, Mains & Descriptive Syllabus
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SBI PO Syllabus 2021 – SBI PO is One of the Prestigious Exams in the Banking Sector of India. Before Starting the Preparation of This Prestigious Exam, Banking Aspirants Should Be Aware About the Detailed Syllabus. On This Article SBI PO Selection Process 2021 SBI PO Preliminary Examination Pattern  SBI PO Preliminary Syllabus 2021 SBI PO Reasoning Ability Prelims SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Prelims Exam English Syllabus For SBI  PO Prelims SBI PO Penalty for Wrong Answers SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern SBI PO Mains Objective Test SBI PO Computer Aptitude 2021 SBI PO Descriptive Test SBI PO Group Discussion And Interview  SBI PO Final Selection  Etc Infotmation Given Below.

SBI PO Selection Process 2021

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Group Discussion and Interview

SBI PO Preliminary and mains examination are computer based examinations. 

SBI PO Preliminary Examination Pattern 

Subject Question Marks Time(minutes)
Reasoning ability 35 35 20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20
English Language 30 30 20
Total 100 100 60

SBI PO Preliminary Syllabus 2021 Subject Wise 

 

SBI PO Reasoning Ability Prelims

  • Inequality
  • Coded inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Order & Ranking
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Word Coding
  • Sentence coding
  • Blood relation
  • Coded blood relation
  • Pointing problems based on blood relation
  • Seating arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Distance and direction with shadow concept
  • Input-output
  • Data sufficiency
  • Logical reasoning 

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Prelims Exam

 

  • Simplification,
  • Number series
  • Ratio & proportion
  • Problems on ages
  • Percentage
  • Profit & loss
  • Simple interest and compound interest,
  • Average
  • Mixture & allegation
  • Inequality( Quadratic equation and quantity based)
  • Permutation & combination
  • Probability
  • Time and work
  • Speed-time-distance
  • Data sufficiency
  • Menstruation
  • Data interpretation

English Syllabus For SBI  PO Prelims

 

  • Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Words swap
  • words replacement
  • Miscellaneous. 

 

SBI PO Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary & Main Examination):- 

There will be penalties for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, 1/4th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at the corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

 

SBI PO Selection Criteria For Main Examination:-  Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times (approx.) the numbers of vacancies in each category will be shortlisted for Main Examination from the top of above merit list

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

 

Main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.

SBI PO Mains Objective Test– The duration of objective test is 3 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of total 200 marks. There will be separate timing for every section. 

Name of the test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time (Minutes)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35
English Language 35 40 40
Total 155 200 180

 

SBI PO Computer Aptitude :- 

  • Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies
  • Computer Hardware
  • Input- Output Devices
  • Memory
  • Computer Number System
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Operating System
  • Computer Language
  • Internet
  • Network
  • Microsoft Office

SBI PO General / Economy / Banking Awareness :-

  • Banking and Financial Awareness
  • Static Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs (Last six months )

SBI PO Reasoning Ability Mains:-

  • Seating arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Distance and direction with shadow concept
  • Input-output
  • Data sufficiency
  • Logical reasoning 
  • Inequality
  • Coded inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Order & Ranking
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Word Coding
  • Sentence coding
  • Blood relation
  • Coded blood relation
  • Pointing problems based on blood relation

SBI PO Data Analysis & Interpretation:-

  • Data interpretation
  • Simplification,
  • Number series
  • Ratio & proportion
  • Problems on ages
  • Percentage
  • Profit & loss
  • Simple interest and compound interest,
  • Average
  • Mixture & allegation,
  • Inequality( Quadratic equation and quantity based)
  • Permutation & combination
  • Probability
  • Time and work
  • Speed-time-distance,
  • Data sufficiency
  • Menstruation

SBI PO English Language:-

  • Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Words swap
  • words replacement
  • Word Association
  • Miscellaneous. 

SBI PO Descriptive Test : – The duration of Descriptive Test is 30 minutes. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for a total of 50 marks. 

Note:- Descriptive paper of a candidate will be checked only if they qualify in the Objective test as per the qualifying marks decided by the Bank. 

Sbi PO Group Discussion and Interview Selection criteria :- Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Main Exam. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for Phase-3 from the top of the category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score. 

SBI PO Group Discussion And Interview 

 

Candidates who qualified the mains exam will go for a personality test. This comprises group discussion (20 marks) and interview (30 marks). Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in Phase-III to be considered for final selection. 

SBI PO Final Selection 

 

The candidates will have to qualify both in Prelims and Mains exam separately. The marks obtained in Main Examination, both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive test will be added to the marks obtained in Phase-3 for preparing the final merit list. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. Marks secured by the candidates in the Mains (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Phase-3 scores of candidates (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Mains and Phase-3. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

SBI PO 2021 – FAQ’S

 

Question- When will be the notification of SBI PO 2021 out?
Ans- The official notification of SBI PO 2021 expected in the month of May or June 2021.
Question- Is the syllabus of SBI PO 2021 and IBPS PO 2021 is common?
Ans- There is not any major difference in the syllabus of both. But few changes are there in the mains exam pattern of SBI PO 2021 and IBPS PO 2021.
Question-What are the subjects in the SBI PO 2021 exam?
Ans-There are three subjects in SBI PO 2021 Prelims-
 (1) Reasoning Ability
 (2) Quantitative Aptitude
 (3) English Language
There are Four subjects in SBI PO 2021 Mains exam-
(1) Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
 (2)English Language
 (3) Data Interpretation & Analysis
 (4) General/Economy/Banking Awareness
Question- What are the marks allotted for the prelims, mains and GD interview?
Ans- Marks for prelim exam is 100, Marks for mains exam is 250 and marks for GD interview is 50.
Question- Are the marks scored in the SBI PO Prelims exam will be taken into consideration for the preparation of final merit?
Ans- No, SBI PO prelims exam is qualifying in nature.
Question- What types of topics will be asked for SBI PO 2021 GD?
Ans- The topics are related to current burning national and international issue, related to economics and finance and sometimes they asked general topics.

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