SBI PO 2017 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Highlights of SBI PO 2017 Exam Pattern & Syllabus




SBI PO exam pattern 2017 for preliminary and main exam is given in detail in following lines. Candidates must check below to know the exam pattern and prepare accordingly –

SBI PO 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • The online preliminary exam has 1-hour duration
  • The paper contains 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs)
  • The test carries as many as 100 marks
  • The sections are English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability
SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern
SL.
Name of Test
No. of Questions
Marks
Duration
1.
English Language
30
30
Composite Time
of
1 hour

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

SBI PO 2017 Main Exam Pattern

  • The online main exam is a total of 3-hour-30-minute duration paper
  • The 3-hour objective-type tests carry 200 marks
  • These tests are from English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.), General Awareness, Marketing & Computers, Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation and Reasoning (High Level)
  • The descriptive test belongs to English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) will be of 30 minutes with 50 marks
SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern
Test
Name of test
No. of
Max.
Duration
Questions
Marks
   
I
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
45
60
60 minutes
II
Data Analysis & Interpretation
35
60
45 minutes
III
General/Economy/Banking Awareness
40
40
35 minutes
IV
English Language
35
40
40 minutes
 
Total
155
200
3 hours
SBI PO Group Discussion & Interview:

The Phase III will carry a total of 50 marks. Group Discussion will be of 20 marks and Interview will be of 30 marks.

As negative marking is applicable for both preliminary and main exams, for every wrong answer marked by candidate, there will be a duduction of 1/4th of the mark allotted to that question as penalty.

SBI PO Syllabus 2017


Below are given the important topics which are covered under the syllabus of SBI PO 2017 -

SBI PO Syllabus
S.N.
Section
Topics
1
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
Reasoning Aptitude
Analogy, Coding & decoding, Critical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Directions & Arrangements (Circular Arrangements), Sequential Output Tracing, Syllogism, Visual and Logical Reasoning, Puzzle & Blood Relation, Input Output & Number series, Series Completion, Statement & Argument, Passage & conclusion, Order & ranking

Computer Aptitude
Computer Hardware, Operating System concepts, Shortcut keys, MS Word, Excel, MS Power Point, Access, Internet & Networks, Basic Security Concepts, Latest Technologies

2
Data Analysis & Interpretation
Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie-Charts, Quantitative Aptitude, Tables, Case Lets, Probability and Series

3
Quantitative Aptitude
Number System, Ranking & Time Sequence, Clocks and Calendars, Alphabet Test & Mathematical Operations, Boats and Streams, Roots and Average, Percentage, Profits & Loss, Time & distances and Time & Work, Partnership and Ratio & Proportion, Simple, Interest, Compound Interest, Allegation and Mixtures, Mensuartion and Volume & surface area, Problems on trains, Surds and Indices

4
General/Economy/Banking Awareness
General Awareness
Current Events, Sports, History, Geography, Culture, Indian Constitution, Technology & Research news and updates, India and its Neighbouring Countries news and updates

Financial Awareness
Marketing Aptitude, Economy, Banking & Finance

5
English Language
Close Passages, Faulty Construction, Jumbled Sentences, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms and Antonyms, Spotting Errors

6
Descriptive Exam
Essay Writing, Letter Writing, Paragraph Writing, Precise Writing, Reading Comprehension




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