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SBI PO 2017 syllabus and exam pattern,prelim and main-pdf

SBI PO 2017 exam syllabus

SBI PO 2017 syllabus:SBI Has declared dates of examination for the recruitment of probationary officer.Here we are sharing the Exam Pattern and Syllabus of SBI PO 2017 Preliminary and Main Exam. The Prelims exam of SBI PO 2017 will commence from 29th April.Candidates must have thorough understanding of syllabus of SBI PO 2017 to prepare better in right direction. SBI PO 2017 recruitment process is a four step process.As per the pattern written exam is conducted in two phases ,preliminary and mains,followed by group exercise and interview.
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SBI PO 2017 Selection procedure and exam pattern

Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: 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:
SBI PO 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Exam Duration
English Language
1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing 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 short listed for the Main Examination.

Phase – II:Main Examination: 
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
(I) 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
SBI PO 2017 Mains Exam Pattern
Name of test
No. of
Max. Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation
45 minutes
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness
35 minutes
English Language
40 minutes
3 hours
(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
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.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination) There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Phase – III:Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

SBI PO Final Selection
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.
The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. 

SBI PO Syllabus 2017 - Quantitative Aptitude :

  • Profit and loss 
  • Simplifications,Approximation 
  • Chain rule 
  • Time and work 
  • Average 
  • Simple and compound interest 
  • Fractions, Square root and cube root 
  • Decimal fractions 
  • HCF & LCM 
  • Ratio and proportions 
  • Mensuration 
  • Speed,Time and Distance. 
  • Partnerships 
  • Percentage 
  • Problems based on Ages 
  • Permutation and Combination 
  • Probability 

SBI PO Syllabus 2017 -Reasoning :

  • Analogy Test 
  • Puzzle 
  • Alphabet test 
  • spotting out the dissimilar 
  • Sitting arrangement 
  • Syllogism 
  • Statement and conclusions 
  • Statement and assumptions 
  • Statement and arguments 
  • Coding decoding 
  • Blood relations 
  • Number Series test 
  • Direction test 
  • Decision making 
  • Questions related to time 
  • Data sufficiency test 
  • Assertion and reasoning 
  • Causes and effects 
  • Word formation 
  • Sentence or Number configuration Test 
  • Figure Series 

SBI PO Syllabus 2017 -English Language :

  • Synonyms and Antonyms 
  • Analogy 
  • Jumbled words 
  • Sentence completion 
  • One word substitution 
  • Comprehension 
  • Passage completion(cloze test) 
  • Re-ordering of sentences 
  • Common errors 
  • Idioms & Phrases 

SBI PO Syllabus 2017:General/Economy/Banking Awareness syllabus

  • Banking Terms 
  • RBI,SEBI and other regulatory authorities 
  • Banking History 
  • Types of Banks 
  • Indian & International Economy 
  • IMF ,Word Bank ,ADB 
  • UNO 
  • Countries Currencies and capital 
  • Abbreviations and full forms 
  • Important days 
  • Bank's tag lines,head quarters ,Administrative Head ect 
  • Budget 
  • Census 
  • Ministers and their ministry 
  • Marketing 
  • current affairs of last 4- 6 months 
  • Awards & Honors 
  • Sports 
  • Finance, 
  • Agriculture 
  • Books & Their Authors 
  • Fiscal Monetary Policies 
  • Committees in news 
  • Banking Reforms 
  • MOUs with different countries 
  • Social welfare programmes 
  • Science and Technology 
  • Space Missions and programmes 
  • Military news 
  • India and neighboring countries 

SBI PO Syllabus 2017 - Computer Knowledge

  • History of computers 
  • Computer fundamentals 
  • Microsoft-office 
  • Input output devices 
  • Basic Software & Hardware 
  • Networking 
  • Number System 
  • Internet 
  • Basics of computer languages 
  • Database & communication 
  • Modern Technologies 

SBI PO Syllabus 2017- Data interpretation

  • Line graph
  • bar graph
  • pie chart
  • Tables

SBI PO syllabus 2016 - Descriptive Test

  • Essay writing
  • Paragraph writing
  • Letter writing

SBI PO 2017 syllabus

We have also provided SBI PO 2017 syllabus given above in PDF format also.Those who want it for future reference can download pdf of SBI probationary officer 2017 pprelim and main exam syllabus from the link provided below.

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