SBI PO COMPLETE COURSE FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS

Probationary  Officer

SBI PO: State Bank of India Examination

SBI PO stands for State Bank of India Probationary Officer. SBI conducts this exam for recruiting Probationary Officers once every year. Every year, lakhs of aspirants apply for the job and hence, the SBI Bank Exams have become highly competitive.

40 Classes

60 Course Materials

560 Practice Questions

15 Mock Test

Multilingual Instruction

4 Months

IMPORTANT

Exam Dates

Exam

Dates -2021

Dates -2020

Notification

October/November 2021

13-Nov-20

Prelim

December 2021/January 2022

4,5.6 January-2021

Mains Exam

Feb-22

29-Jan-21

Interview

Mar-22

February/ March 2021

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Exam Pattern

Stage

Question Type

Mode of Exam

Duration

Number of Questions

Marks

Preliminary

Objective

Online

60 Minutes

100

100

Main

Objective

Online

180 Minutes

155

200

Preliminary

Descriptive Writing

Offline

30 Minutes

-

50

Stage

Question Type

Preliminary

Objective

Main

Objective

Descriptive

Descriptive

Stage

Mode of Exam

Preliminary

Online

Main

Online

Descriptive

Offline

Stage

Duration of Exam

Preliminary-I

60 Minutes

Main

180 Minutes

Descriptive

30 Minutes

Stage

Number of Questions

Preliminary

100​

Main

155

Descriptive

-

Stage

Marks

Preliminary

100​

Main

200

Descriptive

50

Preliminary Exam

Sections

No. of Qus

Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes

Mains Exam

Sections

No. of Qus

Marks

Duration

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

Total

155

200

3 hours

Letter writing and Essay

-

50

30 minutes

Phase III

Sections

Marks

Group discussion

20

Interview

30

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Exam Syllabus

English

  • Nouns,
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Tenses 
  • If Clause
  • Direct & Indirect Speech
  • Voice
  • Adjectives & Adverbs
  • Articles
  • Degrees of Comparison
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings
  • Often Confused Word
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitute
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Rearrangement of Sentences
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Cloze Test
  • Theme Completion & Detection
  • Sentence Analogy

 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Mind Calculation Sessions 
  • Vedic Mathematics 
  • Number System 
  • Simplifications & Approximations 
  • L.C.M & H.C.F
  • Percentages 
  • Profit – Loss – 
  • Discount
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest 
  • Averages 
  • Allegations or Mixtures 
  • Time & Work 
  • Pipes & Cisterns 
  • Unitary Method
  • Time & Distance 
  • Trains Boats & Streams
  • Ratio & Proportion 
  • Partnership 
  • Ages 
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Probability 
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Basic Algebra Mensuration



Reasoning

  • Alphabetical Series
  • Number Series 
  • Analogy & Odd Man Out
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Inequalities 
  • Symbols & Notations
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction Test
  • Syllogisms
  • Logical Venn diagrams
  • Input Output Arrangement 
  • Decision Making
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles 
  • Calendars 
  • Clocks 
  • Statements – Arguments & Assumptions
  • Statements-Course of Action & Conclusion Cause and Effect, Inferences from the Passage Data Sufficiency

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Mind Calculation Sessions 
  • Vedic Mathematics 
  • Number System 
  • Simplifications & Approximations 
  • L.C.M & H.C.F
  • Percentages 
  • Profit – Loss – 
  • Discount
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest 
  • Averages 
  • Allegations or Mixtures 
  • Time & Work 
  • Pipes & Cisterns 
  • Unitary Method
  • Time & Distance 
  • Trains Boats & Streams
  • Ratio & Proportion 
  • Partnership 
  • Ages 
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Probability 
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Basic Algebra Mensuration

 

Reasoning and computers

  • Alphabetical Series
  • Number Series 
  • Analogy & Odd Man Out
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Inequalities 
  • Symbols & Notations
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction Test
  • Syllogisms
  • Logical Venn diagrams
  • Input Output Arrangement 
  • Decision Making
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles 
  • Calendars 
  • Clocks 
  • Statements – Arguments & Assumptions
  • Statements-Course of Action & Conclusion Cause and Effect, Inferences from the Passage Data Sufficiency

 

Computer knowledge

  • History of Computers,
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Database
  • Communication Networking
  • Malwares, Number System

 

English

  • Nouns,
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Tenses 
  • If Clause
  • Direct & Indirect Speech
  • Voice
  • Adjectives & Adverbs
  • Articles
  • Degrees of Comparison
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings
  • Often Confused Word
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitute
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Rearrangement of Sentences
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Cloze Test
  • Theme Completion & Detection
  • Sentence Analogy

 

Banking awareness

  • RBI Structure and Function
  • Inflation and its Calculation
  • Monetary Policy
  • Nationalization of Banks
  • Universal Banking License Guidelines
  • Small Finance Banks and Payment Banks
  • ,Insolvency and Bankruptcy code 2016
  • Marginal Cost of Lending Rate
  • Indradanush – Public Sector Banks 
  • Banking Terminology and Digital Technology
  • Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC)
  • Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) 
  • Debt Recovery Tribunals 
  • Sarfaesi ACT 2002 
  • Prohibition of Benami Transaction 
  • Payment Banks Vision 2018
  • Basics of Indian Economy Indian
  • Taxation System

SBI PO

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Education Qualification

Candidate should be a graduate (Degree) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age Limit

The minimum age to apply for the SBI PO exam is  20 years. Age-relaxation varies from one category to another. The following table tells the SBI PO Age Eligibility for different categories and posts:

Minimum Age

Maximum Age

20 years

30 years

Age Limit Relaxation

SBI PO offers a provision of age relaxation for candidates from all reserved categories. Candidates must keep in mind the SBI PO Age Limit before filling the application form. Relaxation of the upper age limit for the various categories is shown in the table below.

Category

Upper Limit Relaxation

OBC

3 Years

SC/ST

5 years

PwD (Unreserved)

10 years

Nationality

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria as per Nationality mandates a candidate to be a resident of the prescribed states only.  Candidates belonging to these states will be eligible to apply for SBI PO. An applicant must fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • A citizen of India
  • A citizen of Nepal
  • A citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee settled in India before 1st January 1962
  • Indian by origin, who has migrated Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of staying permanently in India.

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Cut-Off

Year

Gen

OBC

SC

ST

2018

50.79

46.26

43.99

39.87

2019

54.11

48.78

45.74

43.9

2020

51.23

45.09

44.09

41.87

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F.A.Q

Age limit: 21 to 30 years only (as on April 1, 2017)

Essential educational qualification: Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government. Those who are in the final year / semester of their graduation may also apply, if called for interview. However, they will have to provide a proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before July 1, 2017.

Category

No. of chances

General

4

OBC

7

General (PWD)/ OBC (PWD)

7

SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)

No Restrictions

Please note: The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on April 18, 2010. Also, appearing in Preliminary Examinations will not be counted as a chance.

The various stages of the SBI PO are as follows:

  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam
  • Group Exercises and Personal Interview

Candidates in the final year/semester of graduation can apply provisionally subject to the condition, if they are called for interview, have to produce proof of having passed the graduation.

The descriptive test will consist of two questions which include letter and essay. The descriptive test is of maximum 50 marks and must be attempted within 30 minutes duration.