SBI PO Exam 2018 – Question papers and Study materials

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SBI Probationary Officer Recruitment 2018 – Preparation Guide

This guide will provide you with all required resources to prepare for the upcoming SBI PO Examination. All previous year question papers with answer keys are available for SBI PO Preliminary exam 2017, 2016, SBI PO Main exam 2016, SBI PO exam 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 years. Free study materials are also provided for the entire syllabus. Mock tests and model papers are included to get enough practice for the SBI PO exam.

New: SBI PO Exam July 1, 2018 Question Paper Analysis

State Bank of India invited applications for recruitment of Probationary Officers for the 2018 session. A total of about 2400 vacancies are reported this year. The salary, job security, social status etc. make SBI PO one of the most competitive examinations in the career field. For more details about the application procedure, fee etc. Download the SBI PO 2018 Notification

SBI PO Exam 2018- Important Dates

Online registration & editing/modification of application

till  13th May 2018

Downloading call letters for Online Preliminary Examination

18th June 2018 onwards

Online Examination – Preliminary

1st/ 7th and 8th of July 2018

Result of Online Exam – Preliminary

15th July 2018

Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam

20th July  onwards

Conduct of Online Examination – Main

4th August 2018

Candidates are advised to regularly keep in touch with the authorised SBI website or for details and updates.


SBI PO recruitment 2018- Examination Pattern

As in the last year, SBI PO recruitment examination will be held in two phases -preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview

Pattern Changes in SBI PO exam 2018

SBI introduced some changes in the SBI PO exam 2018 by introducing sectional time limit and abolishing the sectional qualification marks for Prelims exams, Read more at SBI PO Exam 2018 Important Changes

Preliminary (Phase I) Exam Pattern

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:

Exam Pattern of SBI PO Prelims


No. of Questions Total Marks

English Language

30 30

Quantitative Aptitude

35 35

Reasoning Ability

35 35

The SBI PO Preliminary examination cut-off will be decided by the bank in such a way that the total number of candidates shortlisted for the main exam will be 20 times of the total number of vacancies.

SBI PO Main Exam (Phase II) Pattern

The SBI PO Main Exam subjects and pattern are exactly similar to the SBI PO examination held till year 2014. It contains 200 MCQ questions for 200 marks. The time It contains the following topics

SBI PO Mains Pattern


No. of Questions Total Marks

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45 60

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35 60

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

40 40

English Language

35 40

SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus

The SBI PO Preliminary Examination is expected to be an easy one, Expect questions in the standard of SBI Clerical grade examinations. The detailed syllabus will be like:

English Language:
Reading Comprehension, Spotting Error, Fill in the blank, Para-jumbles, Cloze Test, Sentence Re- Arrangement

Quantitative Aptitude
Number Series, Ratio Proportions, Problem on ages, Percentage and Averages, Profit and loss, Mixtures and Allegations, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Probability, Data Interpretation

Reasoning Ability
Syllogism, Input-output, Coding-Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Inequality, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning.

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SBI PO Mains Syllabus

English Language: A total of 35 questions are expected, Important areas are Reading comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification of Errors in sentence constructions, Jumbled sentences etc. Expect High standard questions in Comprehension, rest of the questions will be in moderate difficulty.

Reasoning and Computer Awareness : 45 questions will be there in this section also. Expect the difficulty level to be on the higher side for this section. The important areas are Logical Reasoning, Arithmetical reasoning, Analytical reasoning, Series completion, finding missing figures, Completing number and alphabetical series, Analogies / decision making, Puzzle / Seating Arrangement

Data Analysis and Interpretation : 35 questions in this section will be in easy to moderate difficulty level. The following sections are considered important: Data Interpretation and manipulation questions from Charts, Graphs and Diagrams including Line charts, pie charts, bar charts and tabular data. Application level questions from probability and statistics, The data manipulation of these questions will contain of time and distance calculations, BODMAS rule, Calculation of speed and distance, calculation of area, volume, perimeter and application of formulas in algebra, geometry, functions etc.

General Awareness, Economy and Banking Awareness: In this section 20 questions each are expected from General Awareness and10 questions each are expected from Economy and Banking Awareness

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SBI PO Descriptive Paper (Paper II) Syllabus
In this section, expect questions relating to Letter writing (Usually official letters in connection with the normal functioning of a bank branch), Essay and Paragraph writing (Usually related to bank functioning and economy), Precis writing and Reading comprehension.

SBI PO Previous year question papers

SBI PO exam Model question papers

We are providing 100’s of model question papers to prepare for SBI PO examination. Please note for SBI PO Preliminary exam working with previous year question papers of Bank clerical grade examinations will be beneficial.

Free books, notes, study materials for SBI PO

We are getting you a number of books and study materials through our forums to prepare for SBI PO examination. The materials are enough for you to get passed in this examination. No need to search bookshops for good books, and the best part is – These all are FREE to download.

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