SBI PO Syllabus Pattern Books for preparation to crack the SBI PO Mains Exam

SBI PO Syllabus Pattern Books for preparation to crack the SBI PO Mains Exam
SBI PO Syllabus Pattern Books to read will help you kickstart your SBI PO preparation.

SBI PO Syllabus Pattern Books to Read

The State Bank of India (SBI) has published the sbi po 2016 recruitment notification with some changes in the exam pattern. As per official news, SBI has changed the pattern of SBI PO Mains Exam. According to the new pattern, there will be section wise timings in SBI PO Mains examination. i.e. there will be fixed time allotted to each section.

In this article, we will share SBI PO Syllabus Pattern Books for preparation to crack the Exam

SBI PO Pattern 

This is part 1 of SBI PO Syllabus Pattern Books to Read. The sbi po 2016 will be held in two phases prelims and mains.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Section Questions Marks Time
English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

You will have to qualify in each of the three sections by securing cutoff marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

SBI PO Mains Exam New Pattern

SBI PO Mains Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. You can answer descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

  • Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. The SBI PO 2016 Mains New Pattern is given below:
    Name of the Section No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
    Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
    Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
    General Awareness about Economy/ Banking 40 40 35 minutes
    English Language 35 40 40 minutes
    Total 155 200 3 hours
  • Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
    Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.
    There will be NEGATIVE MARKING (1/4th of the max marks) for both Objective and Descriptive Tests.

SBI PO Syllabus 

This is part 2 of SBI PO Syllabus Pattern Books to Read.The section wise syllabus is as follows:

SBI PO Syllabus Reasoning:

  • Sitting Arrangement.(click for questions and topic concept)
  • Puzzle Test.
  • Syllogism.
  • Data Sufficiency Problems.
  • Blood Relationship Problems.
  • Series Problems.
  • Input- Output/ Sequential Output Tracing.
  • Direction Sense Problems.
  • Statement Assumption/Conclusion/Arguement/Course of Action.
  • Ordering and Ranking.

SBI PO Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude:

Click on the topics below to read concepts, tips and solve quizzes on those topics.

  • Sequence and Series.
  • Simplifications.
  • Mensuration.
  • Quadratic Equation.

SBI PO Syllabus General English:

SBI PO Syllabus General/ Economic/ Banking Awareness:

The problems with this section is the range of questions is exceptionally LONG. Look at any of the syllabus of recent examination. you will find that at least 12-15 topics ranging from Current affairs. There is static GK. Then there are banking terms. the RBI. the budget and so on. It is really tough for the candidate to answer them.You need to have a regular study.


Preparation books for SBI PO 2016 Banking Awareness:

Name of BOOK Author Publication Buy Now
Banking Awareness Editorial team Arihant Buy at amazon
Banking Awareness for SBI/IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/SO/RRB & RBI exams Disha Experts DishaPublications Buy at amazon
Banking Awareness (Banking Aptitude Test) (BANK PO/OFFICERS EXAM) RPH Editorial Board Ramesh Publishing House Buy at amazon


Preparation books for SBI PO 2016 Computer Knowledge:


Friends this is it for SBI PO Syllabus Pattern Books to Read for preparation of examination.We will soon publish detailed section wise SBI PO Syllabus Pattern Books for preparation. If you have any queries/questions. Feel free to ask them in the comments section below. And we will be glad to answer them for you.

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  • Aditya Sinha

    thanks mockbank


      Welcome Aditya

  • Rupesh

    May i know what will be in the economy


      General terms related to economy.
      We will share a detailed article on it soon

  • shwetank shukla

    Plz share the cut off of SBI PO 2015 mains


      Around 60 %

  • Ankita Tripathi

    Suppose i clear the cutoff of pre,so does that mean i can give the mains???



  • Ankita Tripathi

    Whether it’s SBI or IBPS????



  • khushboo

    plz share topics regarding economy for sbi po 2016


      We will share it soon

  • Cheshta Mann

    any book for DI meeting levels of SBI PO?


      You can take R S agarwal

      • Cheshta Mann

        Okay. And for reasoning MK Pandey and Arihant are enough? I’m asking from the mains’ exam perspective.



          • Cheshta Mann

            okay thanks.

          • Saina Nehwal

            Sir this tym marketing is thr in sbi po mains or not ??

          • dirtofafreemind

            To tu yaha rhti hai
            subah se dudh rha tujhe
            bhaav mat kha ab :/

          • M!ss RàThore

            Who r u ??

          • dirtofafreemind

            tera…one & only

      • Biplab Roy

        Sir please dont mind with rs agarwal you can crack sbi po
        …. no words


    Sir plz English ke liye kch tips btay


    How to manage


      replied in your other post

  • Padmaraj Shetty

    Sir, what to study for Banking awarness sections in SBI-PO mains?
    & How to study Marketing?
    Can you suggest me any books/capsules/digest?


      we will share it soon

      • Padmaraj Shetty

        Sure sir.Thanks!!


          We have updated the post
          Also here is the link to pdf

          • Padmaraj Shetty

            Thanks bro!! kind of you..

  • Riya Bhagat

    Only data interpretation will b asked in sbi mains.., right??? No other quant topic ??
    Nd is marketing aptitude still a part of sbi mains or not????


      Yes only DI.
      There may be questions from marketing as Banking awareness has no fixed definition.
      Anything related to banking may be asked

      • Riya Bhagat

        Okay Thanku

      • Riya Bhagat

        Ok thanks

        And wat abt reasoning? Only verbal or non verbal also??


          Only Verbal.
          Chances of verbal are very very less

  • Saurabh Agarwal

    some site are showing that descriptive test will be of 50 marks and GD and interview will also be conducted of 50 marks
    can you please tell the exact pattern which is correct?


      The Descriptive Test will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

      Phase – III will have Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

      • venkat

        sir, in this post u r mention that there is negative marking in descriptive test also how it is?


          There is no negative marking for Descriptive

  • 🎯 Vivek_

    Descriptive test mains ke. Baad. Kab hoga. Aur. Written hoga ya computer par…pls share the answer ??


      Mains wale din.
      Computer Based hoga

      • 🎯 Vivek_

        Objective ke just baad main kya?



  • Neha Raina

    Sir…in Quants isn’t there just Data Interpretation this time? do we need to practice other topics too like CI SI,Profit loss.probability….??


      Yes only Data Interpretation .
      But You should have basic knowledge of Ratios, Averages and Profit loss because DI questions will be based on these basic concepts only