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SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus- Dear SBI PO  aspirants here we are going to discuss the detailed syllabus and exam pattern of the SBI PO exam

I will cover it from very basic also you will get here the best books for this exam as well as a few important links.

 you can also download the  SBI PO syllabus as a PDF.

The SBI PO exam pattern has three-stage of examinations I will cover them one by one and they are the following.

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

schedule of events SBI PO 2021- 2022

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of
Application by candidates
05.10.2021 to 25.10.2021
Phase-I: Online Preliminary ExaminationNovember/ December 2021
Phase-II: Online Main ExaminationDecember 2021
Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises)2nd/ 3rd week of February 2022

SBI PO Syllabus 2022

Now I will discuss each phase’s detailed syllabus with their marks and time allotted for the particular subject and also I will tell you regarding negative marking.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

A preliminary Examination consisting of an Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online.

The test will have 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Name of testNo. of Questionstime
English Language3020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3520 minutes
Reasoning Ability3520 minutes
Total1001 hour

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 the above merit list.

negative marking– 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 a penalty to arrive at a corrected score.

Phase-II: Main Examination

The Main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Tests for 50 marks.

The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after the conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.

Objective Tests will have a negative marking of 1/4.

(i) Objective Test:-

The duration of the objective test is 3 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of total of 200 marks.

There will be separate timing for every section.

Name of the testNo. of QsMax. MarksDuration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
Total1552003 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test: The duration of the 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.

Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Phase-II (Main Exam).

There will be no sectional cut-off.


In view of the Social Distancing and safety measures necessitated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3 rd Phase may comprise of

(i) Interview only (50 marks) OR (ii) Interview (30 marks) & Group Exercises (20 marks).

Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in Phase-III to be considered for final selection.

Final Selection-

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

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 Phase-III for preparing the final merit list.

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.

Marks secured by the candidates in Phase-II (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Phase-III 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 Phase-II and Phase-III.

Selection will be made from the top merit-ranked candidates in each category.

important links-

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