SBI PO 2020 Eligibility , Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Important Dates

Activity Schedule Tentative Dates
Online Registration Starting Date August/September 2020
Online Registration Closing Date August/September 2020
Application Fees 175 Rs for(SC/ST/PWBD) Candidates
Rs 850 for all others
Preliminary Exam Date Notified Later
Mains Exam Date Notified Later
Interview Date Notified Later
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Age Limit:- Minimum Age: 20years & Maximum Age: 30years (For General category & EWS Catergory)

Relaxation in Upper Age limit:-

OBC    :- 3 years
SC/ST  :- 5 years
PWBD :- 10years

Education Qualification:-

A Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognised university.
Note:-    Final results should have been declared on or before last date of Registration

SBI PO 2020 Exam is going to conduct in 3 phases.

1st Phase  :-  Preliminary Exam
2nd Phase :-  Mains Exam
3rd Phase :-   Interview

The candidate need to clear all the 3 stages to get selected for the Probationary Officer(PO) in SBI (State Bank of India)

This exam will conduct online.It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions & maximum score of 100 marks.There is negative marking
i.e (.25 marks to be deducted for each wrong answers)

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Instruction Duration
1 English Language 30 30 English 20 min
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 English & Hindi 20 min
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 English & Hindi 20 min
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Candidate needs to qualify in each section seperataly by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by SBI

This exam will be conducting online.It consists of one Objective Paper & one Descriptive paper.The Objective paper will consits of 155 questions & maximum score of 200 marks.There is a negative marking of .25 marks for each wrong answer.

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Instruction Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English 60 min
2 General/Banking/Economy Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 min
3 English Language 35 40 English & Hindi 40 min
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 min
Total 155 200 180 minutes
5 English Language(Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 English 30 min

Candidate needs to qualify in each section seperataly by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Note:-Marks obtained in the Mains exam only will be considered for shortlisting for Interview & Final Merit List.

Candidates who qualify the mains exam will be called for GD(Group Discussion) & Interveiw.The total marks alloted for
Group Discussion--20 marks & Interveiw--30 marks.The minimum qualifying marks is decided by the Bank.

The final selection of candidates will be done on the basis of marks obtained in Mains and GD-Interview round togather.

Reading Comprehension Cloze Test Error Spotting and Detection
Para Jumbles Sentence Completion Fill in the blanks
Error Spotting & Detection HCF & LCM Coded Inequalities
Para Jumbles

Descriptive Paper English

Para Jumbles Essay Writting
Simplification Number System HCF & LCM
Surds and Indices Average Ratio and Proportion
Percentage Profit and Loss Discount
Mixture and Alligation Time and Work Pipe and Cistern
Simple Interest Compound Interest Time and Distance
Trains Boats and Streams Races
Permutation and Combination Probability Algebra
Trignometry Geometry Mensuration
Data Sufficency Data interpretation Discount
Direction Sense Coding and Decoding Aplhabet Test
Number and Ranking Test Seating Arrangement Puzzle Test
Venn Diagram Syllogism Input Output
Statement and Assumption Statement and Inference Statement and Conclusion
History and Generation of Computers Computer Organisation Introduction to Computer Memory
Computer Hardware Computer Software Types of Computer Languages
Introduction to Operating System Types of Computer Network MS Office Tools and Short Cut Keys
DBMS(Data Base Management System) Number System in Computers Network Security

Banking and Financial Awareness

History of Indian Banking RBI (Function & Structure) Monetary Policy
Financial Markets Financial Inclusion Negotiable Instruments
Financial Regulators Rating Agencies Types of Accounts
NBFC Financial Institutions Inflation
Banking Related Schemes Foreign Investment in India Stock Exchanges
External Commercial Borrowings BASEL-III Accords SARFASI ACT
Types of Bonds Nationalisation of Banks Risks in Banking Sector
Imp. Financial Institutions Derivatives Important Financial Terms
Important Banking Terms Fiscal Policy Public Finance
Union Budget Direct and Indirect Taxes
Current Affairs Ancient History Medival History
Mordern History Art and Culture Physical Geography
Indian Geography World Geography General Science
Indian Polity Indian Economy General Awareness
Indian Polity Indian Economy Miscllaneous