SBI PO Syllabus 2016 Latest Changes in Exam Format Download Online Pdf

SBI PO Syllabus 2016

SBI PO Syllabus 2016 has been published by the state bank of India for the applicants who applied for the PO job and want to give the exam for selection. Contenders need to visit the official portal of the organization to download the syllabus. You can follow the below given steps to download the syllabus. Applicants please visit the portal as soon as possible so that you get the adequate time for preparation of the exam.

For more details about the syllabus of SBI PO and its related information such as preliminary exam format, main exam format, syllabus of the exam and many more please read the below given segment up to the end of the page which is specially designed for this purpose.

Preliminary Exam format:

The exam contains objective type questions of 1 mark each. Negative marking for every wrong question will be there. The exam contain total 100 questions out of which 30 questions is from English language, 35 from quantitative aptitude & rest 35 from reasoning ability. Candidates will get only one hour duration to solve the question paper. Those candidates who qualify the preliminary exam have to give the main exam.

Name of Test No. of Questions Marks
English Language 30 30
 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


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Main Exam format:

Objective type: the exam is of objective type. 3 hours duration will be given to the applicants to solve the questions. The exam will be of 200 marks & divided into four parts.

Name of test Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 3 hours
 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40
English Language 35 40
Total 155 200


Descriptive Test:

The candidates will get 30 minutes duration to solve Descriptive Test. This test is of 50 marks. This is a test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks.

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 English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Close Passages
  • Errors Correction

Reasoning Section:

  • Input – output (machine coding and decoding)
  • Sentence coding
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Puzzle / Seating Arrangement
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Directions etc.

General Awareness + Marketing Awareness + Computer

  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • Computer Awareness
  • Marketing

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  • Line graphs
  • Bar chart
  • Pie chart
  • Tables
  • Probability

Descriptive Test syllabus

  • Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Precise Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

How to download the syllabus:

  • First go to the site “”
  • Then search for the syllabus
  • Follow the appropriate link
  • Save the file & download the syllabus
  • Take printout of the syllabus.

Note: to know more please visit the official site.

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