SBI PO 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

sbi po 2020 syllabus

 So the first step of any competitive exam preparation starts with the syllabus of that exam. SBI PO 2020 candidates looking for SBI PO 2020 syllabus. SBI PO syllabus is much similar to another bank exam. So There are three major stages in SBI PO 2020 Recruitment 

StageI: SBI PO Prelims

Stage II: SBI PO Mains

StageIII: Personal Interview

Prelims and Mains exams conducted online where personal interviews conducted face to face.

Must Read: SBI PO 2020 Complete Guide

Before going for the syllabus, first, we take a look at SBI PO Exam Pattern.

SBI PO 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

SBI PO 2020 Prelims is an objective type test with a one-hour duration. The exam consists of 3 sections with 100 questions and a maximum of 100 marks. Each right answer has 1 mark and each wrong answer has 0.25 negative marks.

Sections Total Questions Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

Highlights of SBI PO Prelims Exam

  • Three sections will be there.
  • Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Exam.
  • No sectional cut-off. However, there will be an overall cut off will be there
  • Negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer will be there

Now, we take look on SBI PO 2020 Syllabus for Prelims, then we will see the exam pattern and syllabus for SBI PO 2020 Mains.

SBI PO 2020 Syllabus – Prelims

 English Language

The English language section consists of 30 questions and 30 marks. Topicwise syllabus distribution as follows:

Topics Questions/Max. Marks
Reading Comprehension 10/10
Para Jumbles 5/5
Cloze Test 5/5
Error Spotting 5/5
Fill in the blanks 5/5
Total 30/30

 Numerical Ability

Topics Questions/Max. Marks
Data Interpretation 10/10
Number Series 5/5
Simplification/Approximation 5/5
Quadratic Equations 5/5
Percentage, Profit & Loss 2/2
Time & Work 1/1
Problems on Trains 1/1
Speed Time Distance 1/1
Mensuration 1/1
Probability 1/1
Interest (SI & CI) 1/1
Problems on Age 1/1
Mixtures 1/1
Total 35/35

 Reasoning Ability

Topics Questions/Max. Marks
Linear Arrangement 5/5
Circular Arrangement 5/5
Seating Arrangement 5/5
Data Arrangement 5/5
Puzzles 5/5
Mathematical Inequalities 5/5
Blood Relations 3/3
Directions & Distances 2/2
Total 35/35

To qualify for SBI PO 2020 Mains, the candidate should clear SBI PO 2020 exam. It’s our request Don’t take prelims for granted.

SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam consists of two sections- Firstly the Objective and Secondly Descriptive. The objective section carries 200 marks with 3 hours exam duration. The descriptive section carries 50 marks with 30 minutes duration. The descriptive section conducted right after the completion of the objective section on the same day.

SBI PO 2020 Mains – Objective

Sections Total Questions Total Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
Banking/General/Economy Awareness 40 40 40Minutes
English Language 35 40 35 Minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

SBI PO 2020 Mains – Descriptive

 So the descriptive test consists of 50 marks with 30 minutes time duration.

Test Questions
Letter Writing 1
Essay Writing 1
Total 2

Highlights of SBI PO Mains Exam

  • The mains section will have 4 sections and a total of 200 marks
  • All the questions will be objective in nature
  • There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect Multiple Choice Question
  • The Descriptive Paper of 50 Marks is Compulsory to Attempt
  • The Objective Test will have separate timing for each section
  • All the Questions will be Objective in Nature

SBI PO 2020 Interview Pattern

Candidates who qualify SBI PO Mains should appear for Personal interview. The pattern of Interview as follows:

Test Marks
Group Discussion 20
Interview 30
Total 50

Best Books for SBI PO 2020

Candidates can refer to the following books for SBI PO:

  • Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar Verma
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Diwali
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey (For the chapters required for analytical reasoning)
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

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