SBI PO Syllabus 2020: Prelims & Mains

The official notification for the SBI PO Exam was out in the month of January this year. This exam is the gateway ticket to aspirants who want to work in one of the finest banks in the country, SBI (State Bank of India). There are nearly 2000 vacancies this year and the application form will be available in April 2020. This article discusses SBI PO Syllabus that will help you score higher.

There are two exams – Prelims and Mains, candidates who clear prelims are allowed to write Mains exam. After clearing the Mains exam, the candidates who clear are called for an interview, and then their future in the bank is decided.

Latest SBI PO 2020 Official notification released. Click Here for more information.

SBI PO  Syllabus 2020

There are three sections in the Prelims exams – quantitative analysis, English laguage and reasoning. But in the Mains examination, there are five sections – the above three and two additional sections – English (Descriptive) and General and banking awareness.  It is very important to prepare for the exam according to the SBI PO Syllabus, in order to score higher. Check out the syllabus for the exam below.

 Prelims syllabus 

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

Mains examination syllabus 

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


SBI PO Books

English Books For SBI PO 2020

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Topic-Wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains 

Disha Click Here
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis Click Here

Quantitative Aptitude Books For SBI PO 2020

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Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition M.Tyra, K.Kundan Click Here
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition R.S Aggarwal Click Here
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma Click Here


Reasoning Books For SBI PO 2020

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Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe Click Here
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal Click Here

Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Mains 

Disha Click Here


SBI PO Preparation 

It is very important for the aspirants to be well versed with the syllabus of the exam, but it also important to have a well-planned strategy. We have listed a few preparation tips that will help you score higher and also help you get a step closer to your dream job.

  • It is very important that the candidates solve the SBI PO Mock test regularly as this will help them have a higher edge than those who don’t. This has multiple benefits like- better understanding of the syllabus, time allotment, familiarity with the pattern, etc.
  • Make sure you are very familiarised with the SBI PO Syllabus
  • There are no sectional cutoffs for both the exams, giving aspirants a huge relief. Try and score highest in the stronger section.
  • As there are negative marks for wrong answers, it is suggested that if you are not sure of the answer, don’t answer it.
  • It is highly recommended that the aspirants read journals and newspapers to be up to date
  • If one has weak communication skills, then they must work on it, as it helps in clearing the interview round very easily
  • Eat well, and get good amount of sleep, so that you don’t fall sick around the exam time.

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