SBI PO Syllabus 2022 – Updated Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022: State Bank of India releases SBI Probationary Officer Notification every year. Candidates preparing for the exam must have a clear idea about the latest SBI PO Syllabus to start the preparation. SBI PO exam will be conducted in three stages  Prelims, Mains and Group exercise/Interview. Here we posted the detailed SBI PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern for prelims and mains exam. So aspirants can refer the below exam pattern and syllabus for the SBI PO Exam 2022.

SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Prelims:

Prelims Exam Pattern:

The Exam pattern for prelims consists of 3 parts namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The timing for each section is 20 minutes. Once the sectional timing is completed the particular section will close and eventually next section will be opened, your answers in that section will be saved. For each correct answer one mark is awarded and for each wrong answer 0.25 get reduced. Candidates can refer the below exam pattern and start preparing for the SBI PO prelims exam 2022.

S.No. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus:

Candidates can refer to the SBI PO Syllabus for Prelims given in the below table.

English Language:

S. No
English Language
Reading Comprehension
2 Cloze Test
3 Para jumbles
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Fill in the blanks
6 Miscellaneous
Paragraph Completion

Quantitative Aptitude:

S. No
Quantitative Aptitude
1 Simplification
2 Profit & Loss
Alligations & Mixtures
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
5 Work & Time
Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Data Interpretation
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Number Systems
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination & Probability

Reasoning Ability:

S. No Reasoning Ability
1 Logical Reasoning
2 Alphanumeric Series
3 Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
4 Data Sufficiency
5 Coded Inequalities
6 Seating Arrangement
7 Puzzle
8 Tabulation
9 Syllogism
10 Blood Relations
11 Input-Output
12 Coding-Decoding

SBI PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Mains:

Mains Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern for SBI PO Mains consists for 4 sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Economy & Banking Awareness are of objective types (200 Marks). Candidates who qualified in prelims can refer the below exam pattern and start preparing for the SBI PO Mains exam 2022 and can also check the exam dates when announced by State Bank of India in their official website mentioned below.

S.No. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40 50 50 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 50 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 50 60 45 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
5 Descriptive Paper – English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 30 minutes
Total 250


SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus:

Candidates can refer subject wise SBI PO Syllabus for Mains Exam below.

English Language:

Here is the SBI PO Syllabus for English Language which a part of the Mains Exam. There will be 35 Questions in this section and it carries 40 marks. There will be a total of 40 minutes given for this section.

S. No
English Language 
Reading Comprehension
2 Error Detection
3 Vocabulary
Phrase Replacement
Word Association
Sentence Improvement
7 Para Jumbles
8 Cloze Test
9 Spelling Errors
Fill in the blanks
Column Based Fillers
Sentence Connectors
Word Replacement
14 Word Usage
Sentence Rearrangement
Sentence Completion

SBI PO Syllabus for Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:

Candidates can check SBI PO Syllabus for Reasoning & Computer Aptitude in below. There will be a total of 45 questions in this section of Mains Exam. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude together carry 60 Marks and the duration will be of 60 minutes.


S. No Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning
2 Syllogism
3 Circular Seating Arrangement
4 Linear Seating Arrangement
5 Double Lineup
6 Scheduling
7 Input Output
8 Blood Relations
9 Directions and Distances
10 Ordering and Ranking
11 Data Sufficiency
12 Coding and Decoding
13 Code Inequalities
14 Course of Action
15 Critical Reasoning
16 Analytical and Decision Making

Computer Aptitude:

S. No
Computer Aptitude
1 Internet
2 Memory
Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Abbreviation
Microsoft Office
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
9 Networking
Number System
Operating System
Basic of Logic Gates

Data Analysis & Interpretation:

In this section candidates can find the SBI PO Syllabus for Data Analysis & Interpretation. There will be total of 35 questions in this sections. These carry a maximum of 60 marks and duration will be of 45 minutes.

S. No Data Analysis
Number System, HCF &LCM, Series
Inequality (Quantity based)
Ratio & Proportion, Partnership
4 Percentage
Mixtures & Alligations
6 Average & ages
7 Profit & Loss
Time and work & Pipe and cistern
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Time & Distance, Boat & stream
Permutation, Combination & Probability
Mensuration (2D&3D)
Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, radar)
14 Caselet

General/Economy/Banking Awareness:

Here we posted SBI PO Syllabus for General/Economy/Banking Awareness. These are part of the Mains Exam. There are total of 40 questions in this part. These carry a maximum of 40 marks with duration of 35 minutes.

S. No
General/Economy/Banking Awareness
1 Financial Awareness
2 Current Affairs
3 General Knowledge
4 Static Awareness
5 Banking and Financial Awareness

Candidates who qualified in the main exam will eventually attend the GE/Interview. So Candidates can go through the cut off marks for prelims and mains exam in the below link.

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