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SBI PO Syllabus 2019

We have already looked at the section under each Examination. The sections are then further divided into different topics. The topics under each section are as mentioned in the table 6.2 below.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit and Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test Mixtures and Allegation Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple and Compound Interest, Surds and Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work and Time relation. Fill in the Blanks type.
Seating Arrangement Time and Distance Multiple meaning and spotting errors
Puzzle Mensuration Complete the Paragraph
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio and proportion, Percentage
Blood relations Number systems
Input and Output Sequence and Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination and Probability

SBI PO Main Syllabus:

There are 5 sections is the SBI PO Main Examination. They are Reasoning, English Language, Data Analysis, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, Computer Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed in the table below:

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/Banking Awareness Computer
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Line Up Word Association Banking and Financial awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Let It Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test Operating System
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting Networking
Permutation and Computation Ordering and Ranking Fill in the Blanks Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies
Data Sufficiency


Coding and Decoding


Code Inequalities


Course of Action
Critical Reasoning


Analytical and Decision Making

Apart from these two examinations, an interview and group discussion round is also conducted. The marks are calculated based on the performance of the candidate in the Main Exam as well as the Interview Round.

  • SBI PO Preparation Books:

Using the right reference book is crucial to ensure that you can prepare well for your exams. There are many authors, the books of whom you may refer for guidance.

Books for the Section Quantitative Aptitude:

Name of the Book Author Publisher
Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma Arihant Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination R. S. Aggarwal S. Chand
Quantum CAT Sarvesh K Verma Arihant Publication
Magical Book on Quicker Maths M Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude Test N.K.Singh
Quantitative Aptitude Test for Competitive Exam R.S. Aggarwal

Books for the Section of Reasoning:

Name of the Book Author Publisher
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Agarwal S. Chand Publication
Analytical Reasoning M.K. Pandey BSC Publication
Verbal Reasoning M.K. Pandey BSC Publication
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Indu Sijwal, BS Bijwal
The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning Peeyush Bhardwaj
Moder Approach to Verbal and Non- Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal

SBI PO Books for English Language:

Name of the Book Author Publisher
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin S. Chand Publication
Objective General English S. P. Bakshi Arihant Publication


Objective English for Competitive Examinations Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha
General English R.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
Objective English Edgar Thorpe

Books for the Section of Computer Awareness:

Name of the Book Author
Objective Computer Awareness R. Pillai

Comprehensive Books:

There are various publications available for a complete preparation of the examination. The name of the book is Competitive Guide for SBI PO 2018 by Kalinjar Publication and SBI/IBPS PO Solved Question Papers by Disha Publication.