SBI PO 2023: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI PO 2023 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI PO Notification 2023 : When you start the preparation for SBI PO 2023, firstly you must know about the SBI PO 2023 exam pattern and syllabus.
We are providing here all the details about the SBI PO 2023 exam pattern and syllabus. In this article, we will deal with the SBI PO 2023 exam pattern and syllabus step by step. We will make sure that you have not left with any doubts regarding SBI PO 2023 exam pattern and syllabus.
State Bank of India (SBI) is a multinational public sector bank and also the largest financial company in our country. State Bank of India (SBI) gives numerous opportunities for young graduates as well as experienced professionals for an accelerated career in No.1 Bank of India as an SBI PO 2023.
Every year, State Bank of India (SBI) releases notifications for the recruitment of Probationary Officers having around 2000 Vacancies.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 

The SBI PO Exam will be conducted in 3 phases. The written exam is –

  • Prelims
  • Mains & Descriptive
  • Interview & Group Discussion (GD) round

Stage-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online exam where candidates have to solve the question paper in hour for 100 marks. The test comprises of 3 sections. The section-wise distribution of the marks is given below:


Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration


English Language 30 30 20 minutes


Numerical Ability 35 35

20 minutes

3 Reasoning Ability 35 35

20 minutes

Total 100 100

1 hour

Stage-2 : SBI PO Mains Exam & Descriptive

This test has 155 questions that have to be answered in 3 hours. The paper is divided into 4 sections – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness and English Language.


Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration


Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes


Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40

35 minutes

4 English Language 35 40

40 minutes

Total 155 200

3 hours

SBI PO Descriptive 

The descriptive section of SBI PO Mains is as follows:

  • Total Marks: 50
  • Total Time: 30
  • Number of Questions: 2
  • Question Type: Essay + Letter Writing (formal / informal)

SBI PO Syllabus

The syllabus for SBI PO preliminary exam and mains exam is different as they are two different levels of SBI PO Exam. SBI PO Mains exam has 2 additional sections to be prepared – Computer Aptitude and General Awareness apart from the basic three sections of Quants, Reasoning & english Language. Here’s the detailed SBI PO syllabus for both the exams:

SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam constitutes of three sections: Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.


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


Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion


Data Interpretation

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Blood Relations

Number Systems

Input Output

Sequence & Series

Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus

Quant Reasoning English
Data Sufficiency Puzzles & Seating Arrangement Cloze Test
Data Interpretation (Caselet & Arithmetic) Coding-Decoding Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
Quadratic Equation Direction Sense Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
Number Series Machine Input/Output Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
Profit & Loss Syllogism Spell Checks
Percentage Blood Relation Fillers
SI & CI Logical Reasoning
Mixture Mixture & Ratio & Proportion Data Sufficiency
permutation and combination Inequalities
Time & Speed
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Time & Work

Current Affairs 

  • Before the Mains exam, give more time to cover the last 6 months’ current affairs portion as it will give you a lead in the exam.
  • Static GK is no longer the important part (hardly 1-2 question comes) of SBI PO.
  • Banking and Financial awareness do come in the mains but most of the questions are related to the current banking topics.

SBI PO Syllabus 2023 FAQs

Q. How can I view SBI PO Syllabus?

Ans. You can check out the updated SBI PO Syllabus from the above post.

Q. Is there negative marking in the SBI PO exam?

Ans. Yes, for every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question will be subtracted from the total marks.

Q. What is the structure of the SBI PO Descriptive Test?

Ans. The description test is based on the English Language, in which a candidate has to write a Letter and an Essay for 50 Marks.

Q. How many stages are there for SBI PO recruitment?

Ans. There are 3 stages for SBI PO recruitment: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, Group Discussion and Interview.

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