SBI Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus:

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2019 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

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

SBI PO Mains syllabus:

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2019 will constitute of 4 sections: Reasoning + Computer Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
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 Lineup 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 Tes t Operating System
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting Networking
Permutation and Combination 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

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2018 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

  • A candidate is required to be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2018 exam.
  • He/she must hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • A candidate is required to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.

31 years

Serial No. Category Upper Age Limit
1. SC / ST 33 years
2. OBC
3. Person with disabilities (General) 38 years
4. Person with disabilities(SC /ST) 43 years
5. Person with disabilities(OBC) 41 years
6. Jammu & Kashmir Migrants 33 years
7. Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen
  • Actual period of service rendered
  • in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen
  • belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years
8. Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)
  • GEN- 35 years
  • OBC- 38 years
  • SC/ST- 40 years


Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Computer Knowledge English General Awareness
Simplification Machine Input/Output
  • Basics of computer,
  • different generations,
  • hardware/software, etc.
  • Reading comprehension including
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Current Affairs – news on
  • banking industry, awards and honors,
  • books and authors,latest appointments,
  • obituaries, new schemes of central
  • and state governments, sports, etc.
Number Series Syllogism DBMS Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
  • Static GK – country-capital,
  • country-currency, headquarters
  • of financial organizations (of insurance companies),
  • constituencies of ministers, dance forms,
  • nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.
Data Sufficiency Blood Relation Networking Sentence Correction/ Error Finding Banking/Financial terms
Data Interpretation Direction Sense Internet Spell Checks
Quadratic Equations Inequalities MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Officers Fillers
Time and Work Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc. Input/output Devices, their types Cloze Test
Partnership Coding Decoding Important abbreviations
Profit and Loss Ranking
Mensuration Statement and Assumptions /Conclusions
Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams
Simple and Compound interest
Mixture and Alligation
Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages