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SBI Probationary Officers (PO) Syllabus 2019 SBI PO Prelims / Main Exam Pattern

There are three major sections on which a candidate needs complete command to scale high in the Preliminary round of SBI PO Exam. They are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. These three broad subjects are further sub divided into multiple subheadings. A candidate must look into the previous years’ papers to know the weightage of the sub-topics in each section. The SBI PO 2019 Exam is to be conducted in 3 phase.

  • Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and the Interview Process.

So it is better to start application process from today itself. Candidates should see SBI PO Syllabus 2019 & SBI Probationary Officers (PO) Exam Pattern for effective preparation. It is not easy to get selected for SBI Probationary Officer Recruitment 2019. Because of contenders need to qualify in 2 written exams. So applicants can begin exam preparation by using SBI Probationary Officers (PO) Prelims Syllabus.
SBI Probationary Officers (PO) Syllabus

SBI Probationary Officers PO 2019 Final Selection

Group Discussion & Interview

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

SBI Probationary Officer 2019 PO Recruitment Summary
Name of Examination Probationary Officer (PO)
Board of Organization State Bank of India
Category Admit Card / Hall Ticket
No of Vacancy 2000 Posts
Date of Examination Check Below
Interview Date Check Below
Examination Mode Online
Official Website
Admit Card / Hall Ticket Check or Download Here

SBI Probationary Officers PO 2019 Selection Process

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

Preliminary Examination
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.

Main Examination

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 of the Objective Test.
Note: Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training from Bank’s website by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent.
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 Objective Test and 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.

Exams Dates

SBI PO 2019
Events Tentative Dates
SBI PO 2019 Online Registration (including Editing/ Modification of Application)  2nd – 22nd April 2019
Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges 2nd – 22nd April 2019
Download of Call Letter for Online Preliminary Examination 3rd week of May 2019 onwards
SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam Date 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam Result 1st week of July 2019
Download of Call Letter for Online Main Examination 2nd week of July 2019
SBI PO 2019 Main Exam Date 20th July 2019
SBI PO 2019 Main Exam Result 3rd week of August 2019
Download of Call Letter for Group Exercises & Interview 4th week of August 2019
SBI PO 2019 Group Exercises & Interview Date September 2019
SBI PO 2019 Final Result 2nd week of October 2019

SBI PO 2019 Probationary Officers Preliminary / Main Online Examination Details

Syllabus for SBI PO 2019

Preliminary Exam

  • English Language
  • Qualitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

Syllabus for SBI Probationary Officers PO 2019 Main

Main Exam

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • General, Economy, Banking Awareness
  • English Language
Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement _ Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles _ Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test _ Operating System
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting _ Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks _ Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Exam Pattern for SBI PO 2019 Preliminary

Pre Exam 

Exam Types Subject Name No of Questions Marks Durations
Online Exam (Objective)
English Language 30  
20 Minutes
Qualitative Aptitude 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 Minutes

SBI Prelims Written exam is an objective test.
Total no. of questions in the written exam is 100.
Maximum marks are 100.
Each question carries equal marks.
The total time duration is 60 minutes.
1/4 of negative marks are deducted as penalty for wrong answers.


Exam Pattern for SBI Probationary Officers PO 2019 Main

Main Exam

Exam Types Name of Subjects No of Questions Marks Durations
Online Exam (Objective)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45  
30 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 45 Minutes
General, Economy, Banking Awareness 40 35 Minutes
English Language 35 40 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).
Mains exam has 2 papers (Descriptive & Objective).
Objective Paper has 155 questions.
Total marks in the exam are 200.
Exam duration is 3 hours.
Note: Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination),
Bank may add additional centers or may delete some of the centers indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training from Bank’s website by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent.
Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/ year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/ optional.

SBI Probationary Officer (PO) 2019 Preliminary/ Main Exam Centres

Exam Centre

  • The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The tentative list of Examination centres for the Preliminary exams is available
  • No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained.
  • SBI reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.
  • SBI also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/ she has opted for.
  • Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/ her/ their own risk and expenses and SBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.
  • Any unruly behaviour/misbehaviour in the examination hall may result in cancellation of candidature/ disqualification from future exams conducted by SBI.
  • The centers for the Main Examination will be limited.

Group Exercises and Interview

Selection for the Group Exercises and Interview will be based on a category-wise merit list. Th category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise and Interview from the top of the category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score.
20 marks will be given for Group Exercises and 30 marks for the Interview. Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises and Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause.

SBI Probationary Officer (PO) 2019 Pre / Main Document verification Details

The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as passport/ Adhar/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Voter’s Id Card/ Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/ Identity Card issued by School or College/ Gazetted Officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested Photocopy thereof. The photocopy of Identity proof should be submitted along with call letter to the invigilators in the examination hall, failing which or if identity of candidates is in doubt the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the test.

  • Printout of the valid Interview Call Letter
  • Valid system generated printout of the online application form which the candidate had fill up.
  • Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)
  • Photo Identify Proof as indicated in Point G of the advertisement
  • Mark-sheets & certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification etc. Proper document from Board / University of declared result.
  • Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by Government of India in the case of SC / ST / OBC category candidates.

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