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SBI PO Syllabus 2016

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Posted on 2016-05-29 12:14:05


SBI PO Syllabus 2016-  Hello! By now you must aware that SBI has released the notification for recruitment of 2200 Probationary Officer (PO) in all its branches all over India. The application process has already started. For all the candidates aspiring to become PO, we have come up with SBI PO Syllabus 2016.  The syllabus prescribed here deals with the subjects, respective topics and sub-topics based on which, questions would be asked in the online exam – Preliminary and Main . Candidates must read the SBI PO Syllabus and prepare accordingly. Further, you can use the syllabus as a preparation tracker. It can be used to see how many topics are covered and how many are left.

The weightage of each topic & Short cuts are  very important to crack  examination. The SBI PO Exam includes general English, General Knowledge, General Aptitude & Reasoning subjects. There are 2 exams for these jobs. those are prelims & mains. The SBI MT/PO Prelims exam having English, arithmetic & reasoning sections only. Mains consists of GK, banking Awareness, Genera English, Arithmetic & reasoning sections. & Mains having descriptive test.

Check below for getting familiar of the SBI PO Syllabus 2016.

Sections in SBI PO Syllabus 2016

There shall be two parts of the common examination, online exam and written descriptive exam. Online exam shall be of 200 marks whereas written descriptive exam would be of 50 marks. Descriptive exam has to be attempted in pen and paper mode. Candidates will be tested for their linguist skills in English language in the latter.

Parts of Online Exam

  • English Language
  • Data Interpretation
  • General Awareness
  • Logical Reasoning

SBI PO 2016 Syllabus details

A. English Syllabus

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Faulty Construction
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Close Passages

SERIAL

NAME

NUMBER OF QUESTION

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

1

Reading Comprehension

15+10

Moderate to Difficult

2

Faulty Construction

10

Easy to Moderate

3

Jumbled Sentences

5

Easy to Moderate

4

Close Passages

10

Easy

B. Logical Reasoning Syllabus

  • Directions & Arrangements (Circular Arrangements)
  • Codes (Sentence Coding)
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Analogies (Meaning Based + Logical)
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Sequential Output Tracing
  • Visual Reasoning

SERIAL

NAME

NUMBER OF QUESTION

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

1

Direction & Arrangements

7

Difficult

2

Sentence coding

6

Easy

3

Critical Reasoning

10

Easy to Moderate

4

Syllogism

6

Easy

5

Analogies

5

Easy

6

Data Sufficiency

6

Moderate

7

Sequential Output Training

5

Moderate

8

Visual Reasoning

5

Easy to Moderate

C. General Awareness Syllabus

  • Banking
  • Current Affairs
  • Computer Awareness
  • Marketing

SERIAL

AREA

NUMBER OF QUESTION

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

1

Banking

12-13

Moderate to Difficult

2

Current Affairs

12-13

Easy to Moderate

3

Computer Awareness

13

Easy to Moderate

4

Marketing

11

Easy

D. Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Charts
  • Bar Charts
  • Tables

SERIAL

AREA

NUMBER OF QUESTION

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

1

Quantitative Aptitude

10

Easy

2

Line Graph

7

Moderate

3

Pie Charts

6

Easy to Moderate

4

Bar Charts

7

Easy

5

Tables

20

Moderate to Difficult

SBI PO 2016 Descriptive Exam Syllabus

  • Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Precise Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

SERIAL

AREA

NUMBER OF QUESTION

TOPICS

1

Letter Writing

10

To open/close a branch, to know about saving schemes and account types, to a friend asking to attend a seminar or encourage him for savings, to apply for education loan and know about net-banking.

2

Paragraph Writing

8

If I were an author, Rural banking, Impact of autonomy, Economic policy, Indian economy and its features

3

Essay Writing

12

Right to education act, Financial inclusion, How technology has improved banking

4

Precise Writing

10

A given topic which has to be summarized

5

Reading Comprehension

10

Topic shall be given in the paper itself

SBI PO Syllabus 2016- Recommended Books

  • Reasoning– Verbal and Non –Verbal reasoning by R S Aggarwal, book by M K Pandey (BSC publications).
  • Quantitative aptitude– Fast track by Rajesh Verma (Arihant publications), Quantitative aptitude by R S Aggarwal.
  • For Data Interpretation and Analysis – Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha.
  • English – Objective general English by S P Bakshi, Mirror of Common Error, & Wren and Martin.

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