SBI PO Syllabus Prelims | SBI PO 2021


If you are looking for a professional career in the PSU banking sector, then SBI PO 2021 is a golden opportunity. The exam itself is a three-stage process. The first stage of the process is the SBI PO prelims. If you want to get such a lucrative job, then you need to pass the SBI PO prelims stage. To do that, you need to know about the SBI PO Prelims Syllabus. In the following post, we are going to look at the details of the SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus. So, let’s start!

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus – Knowing the Exam Pattern

Before knowing the SBI PO Pre Exam Syllabus, you need to know about the exam pattern. The exam pattern tells you about the subjects, the time allotted for the test as well as the total marks. The following table gives you the details of the SBI PO prelims exam pattern:

SL. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite Time


1 hour


2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Details of the SBI PO Prelims Exam

  • The preliminary examination will be conducted for 100 marks. The duration of the exam would be 1 hour.
  • The exam will consist of three sections namely – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability.
  • The examination will be conducted online.
  • All the sections will have sectional cut off beside an overall cut off. You need to clear the cutoffs to qualify for SBI PO mains exam
  • There will also be negative marking as well. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks would be deducted from the score.

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SBI PO Exam Pattern

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus – Complete Details

Prelims Exam of SBI PO consists of 3 sections which are:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Ability
  • English.

The following table gives the details of the topics included in the syllabus for each of the subjects in the exam.

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

Please note that not all of the topics would come in the exam. In most years, some of the topics would be left out. But, there is no way of telling which topics would come in the exam. This is the reason why we recommend that you cover the entire syllabus so that you have the highest chances of getting the questions right.

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SBI PO Syllabus 2019

These were some of the most important information about the SBI PO Prelims Syllabus. After you pass the Prelims, you need to qualify for the mains know about the SBI PO Mains Syllabus, click on the link below

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

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 SBI PO Notification 2019