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SBI PO 2018 Syllabus and Weightage

Like every year, a large number of aspirants are applying for the SBI Probationary Officers (PO) 2018 and the last date to apply is 13th May 2018. As we all know State Bank of India is one of the largest banks in India and many dream to get placed in this managerial level job. SBI PO Prelims Exam is scheduled on 1st, 7th and 8th of July 2018. SBI PO Mains Exam is scheduled on 4th August, 2018. To score top in both these levels of examination, it is important for you to be acquainted with the latest exam pattern, weightage of both prelims and mains examination along with the detailed syllabus. We are listing out the complete syllabus below,

SBI PO Prelims 2018 Examination Syllabus

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2018 will constitute three major sections, including Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Syllabus for English

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions
1 Reading Comprehension 10 questions
2 Error Spotting/ Sentence Correction 5-10 questions
3 Cloze test 5-10 questions
4 Fill in the blanks / Sentence Improvement /Phrase replacement 0-5 questions
5 Para Jumbles 4-5 questions
6 Vocabulary 0-5 questions

Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions
1 Inequalities 5 questions
2 Linear Seating Arrangement 5- 11 questions
3 Circular Seating Arrangement 5-7 questions
4 Puzzles 0-6 questions
5 Directions & Distance 2-5 questions
6 Blood Relations 2-3 questions
7 Syllogism 4-5 questions
8 Coding and decoding 3-5 questions
9 Order & Ranking 0-5 questions
10 Grouping & Interview Selection 0-5 questions
11 Scheduling 0-5 questions
12 Alphanumeric Series 4-5 questions
13 Input – Output 3-5 questions

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions
1 Data Interpretation 5 -10 questions
2 Simplification & Approximation 5-10 questions
3 Number Series 5 questions
4 Percentages 1-2 questions
5 Mensuration 1-2 questions
6 Ratio and Proportion 1-2 questions
7 Time & work, Boats and Streams 1-2 questions
8 Averages 1-2 questions
9 Profit & Loss, Partnership 1-2 questions
10 Speed, Time, and Distance 1-2 questions
11 Alligation & Mixtures 1-2 questions
12 Simple & Compound Interest 1-2 questions
13 Quadratic Equations 0-5 questions
14 Data Sufficiency 0-5 questions
15 Permutations & Combinations 0-1 question
16 Number System 0-1 question
17 Probability 0-1 question

SBI PO 2018 Main Examination Syllabus

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2018 will comprise of four sections: Reasoning + Computer Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete syllabus is listed below:

Syllabus for Reasoning

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions
1 Statement Cause and effect 5-10 questions
2 Statement and assumption
3 Statement and inference
4 Statements and courses of action
5 Statement and arguments
6 Coding and Decoding 3-5 questions
7 Coded Inequalities 3-5 questions
8 Syllogisms 3-5 questions
9 Machine Input- Output 3-5 questions
10 Data Sufficiency 3-5 questions
11 Blood Relations 3-4 questions
12 Direction & Distance 1-2 questions
13 Linear Seating Arrangement 5 questions
14 Circular Seating Arrangement 5 questions
15 Grouping & Scheduling 3-5 questions

Syllabus for Computer Aptitude

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions
1 MS Office 0-7 questions
2 Basics of Computer
3 Generations of Computer
4 Operating system & Computer Software
5 Internet
6 Database management system & Networking
7 Computer Hardware
8 Keyboard Shortcut keys

Syllabus for General & Economy Awareness

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions
1 Banking Awareness 13-15 questions
2 Financial Awareness
3 Current Affairs 10-12 questions
4 Static GK 14- 16 questions

Syllabus for Data Analysis & Interpretation

S No Chapters
1 Probability
2 Data Interpretation
3 Line Graph
4 Tabular Graph
5 Permutation & Combination
6 Bar Graph
7 Pie Chart
8 Caselet DI (Language DI)

Syllabus for Reasoning

S No Chapters Expected No. of questions
1 Reading Comprehension 12-15 questions
2 Vocabulary 0-5 questions
3 Spotting Error/ Correction 0-5 questions
4 Fill in the blanks / Sentence Improvement 5 questions
5 Para Jumbles 5-10 questions
6 Cloze test 0-5 questions

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off

S No Subject Cut Off for General Cut Off for OBC Cut Off for SC Cut Off for ST
1 English Language 8.75 5.75 5.75 5.75
2 Quantitative Aptitude 10.25 7.01 7.01 7.01
3 Reasoning Ability 6.5 4.01 4.01 4.01
Overall Cut-off 51.5 48.25 43.25 31.25
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