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SBI PO Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Previous Cutoff Scores, Best Books 2017

SBI PO Syllabus 2017

As you all know, The State bank of India has released the recruitment notification for selecting young talented and dynamic candidates for the post of SBI PO for the year 2017-18.

Now it’s time to start your preparation for SBI PO Online Exam that will be held in the month of June 2017. Before going to start your preparation

First, you should know the syllabus and exam pattern for better preparation by collecting good materials and books. Then start learning the topics and practicing. Well planned preparation with good materials and practicing previous years question papers makes you crack SBI PO Exams.

Having knowledge on previous cutoff scores and reading some success stories of previous year’s successful people as SBI POs will boost your energy and makes you concentrate more in preparation.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017  – Exam Dates, Selection Process

Highly Recommended BOOKS to Prepare for SBI PO 2017  – By Experts 

So Friends, Let us have a look on the detailed syllabus of SBI PO’s section wise and topic wise.

SBI PO Syllabus 2017

SBI PO Previous Year Question Papers Fully Solved (2000-2016) By Kiran Prakashan

SBI PO Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude:

With the analysis of previous year question papers we have prepared the syllabus copy of SBI PO Phase -II Exam

  1. Simplifications – 5 Questions
    Under simplifications, the questions will be asked on

These problems have to solve using BODMAS rule and Speed Maths tricks to get quick answers and for better time management in the exam.

These simplifications are time-saving, scoring and high accuracy part if one can learn the speed maths tricks. (Click here to learn Speed Maths Tricks)

2) Averages (1 or 2 questions) – The candidate should have knowledge on basics of this topic.

3) Percentage: (1-2 Questions) – This is very important to get the good score and if we have the good depth knowledge on fast calculation ability of percentages.

There is a chance to answer 5 to 6 questions on this topic. In Data interpretation and Data Analysis, data sufficiency we can get most questions on percentages.

4) Simple Interest and Compound Interest (1 to 2 Questions)

5) Ratio and Proportion (0 or 1 Question)

6) Profit and Loss (1 Question)

7) Partnership ( 0 or 1)

8) Trains, Time and Distance (1-2 Questions)

9) Boats & Streams (0 or 1 question)

10) Algebra (Quadratic Equations and Inequations) – 5 Questions

11) Mensuration (1-2 Questions)Learn all the formulas in mensuration)

Square, Rectangle, Circle, Semicircle, and Parallelogram. Cone and Cylinder also asked.

12) Time and Work ( 1)

13) Probability (1)

14) Permutation and Combination ( 0 or 1)

15) Data Interpretation (15 -20 Questions) – DI is the important topic for sbi PO exams.

  • Line Graphs,
  • Bar Graphs,
  • Pie Charts,
  • Tables and
  • Mixed Graphs.
  • Puzzle solving. (The information is given in one paragraph. we have to answer the questions based on the information given and solving.

16) Data Sufficiency – 3 to 5 questions
Under Data sufficiency problems will be given on any of the above Aptitude topics.
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Most Recommended Books to Prepare for SBI PO 2017 – By Experts

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Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR. S. Agarwal (2017 Edition) Click Here to Buy
Shortcut Tricks in Aptitude/Reasoning/English (Rs.137)Disha PublicationsBUY Now
Quicker Maths M.TyraBuy Here
Data Interpretation Magical Book SeriesBSC PublicationsClick Here to Buy

SBI PO Reasoning Syllabus for Phase – II

  • Coding & Decoding (2 -5 )
  • Syllogism (0- 5 questions)
  • Blood Relationship Problems. (1)
  • Series Problems (3 to 5 )
  • Machine Input and Output/ Input- Output/ Sequential Output Tracing (5 questions)
  • Direction Sense Problems. (1)
  • Symbols & Notations – (Inequalities)  (5 Questions)
  • Directions & Distances ( 1 or 2 Questions)
  • Puzzle Test/ Seating Arrangement: (5-10 Questions)
  1. Circular arrangements
  2. Linear (single line, double line (Arrangements on two parallel lines)
  3. Uni-Directional and Bi-Directional problems (i.e. facing inside, outside or in both directions).
  • Data Sufficiency Problems. (3 to 5 Questions)
  • Statement Assumption/Conclusion/Argument/Course of Action.(5 Questions)
Book Name


Author To BUY With Offer Price
Analytical ReasoningM.K.PandeyBuy Here Rs.149
Modern Approach to verbal ReasoningS.ChandBuy Here (Rs.344)
The modern approach to Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S.Agarwal.Buy Here (Rs.320)

General English – SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2017

  • Reading Comprehension.

Generally, the reading comprehensive passage will be from these topics – Education, Technology, Transport Banking & Economy, Business, Politics, Governance, and Social Issues.

  • Fill in the blanks (5 to 10 Questions)

Double blanks or single blank questions based on vocabulary. One can answer these questions by elimination method and develop your vocabulary.

  • Sentence Correction / Spotting errors (It’s purely on English Grammar part – Tenses, Active and Passive Voice, Subject Verb Agreement, Part of Speech,).
  • Para jumbles. (The set of 5 to 6 Sentences of the same topic will be given here in different order. We have to arrange these sentences to form a meaningful paragraph).
  • Antonyms/Synonyms based Questions.

Book Name


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High School English GrammarWren and MartinClick Here to Buy Rs. 230
Objective General EnglishArihant publicationsClick Here To Buy
Word Power made EasyNorman LewisClick Here to Buy Rs.112
Descriptive General Englisharihant PublicationsClick Here to Buy Rs.166

Quick Learning Objective General English Rs.132

SBI PO Syllabus General/ Economic/ Banking Awareness:

  • Banking Knowledge and Latest Banking Updates
  • Union Budget 2017-18
  • Regular Current Affairs in the following topics.
  • The candidate needs to follow the regular newspapers and monthly current affairs magazines to answer the questions under this section.
Book Name
Author To BUY With Offer Price
Banking Awareness for all Bank Exams – SBI/IBPS/RBI/RRB POs and ClerksDisha PublicationsBuy now (Rs.89)
Banking AwarenessArihant PublicationsBuy Now (R.144)
Banking Awareness (Banking Aptitude Test) for Bank POsRamesh Publishing HouseClick Here to Buy Rs. 100

Computer Knowledge:

Book Name



To BUY With Offer Price

Objective Question Bank of Computer Awareness for General CompetitionsArihant ExpertsBuy Now Rs. 178
Computer KnowledgeBK PublishingBuy Here
Computer Knowledge Previous years Questions  3250+ Kiran Prakash anBUY NOW (Rs.105)

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2017:
The total 100 questions are asked from 3 sections –

  1. English,
  2. Quantitative Aptitude, and
  3. Reasoning.

There will be negative marks for wrong selection of answers so avoid wrong guesses otherwise marks will cut from the correct wrong answers and each section has individual cut off marks so you need to concentrate on all sections getting high marks in one section and getting fail marks will not help us to promote for phase II Exam.

Only qualified candidates in SBI PO Prelims exam will only eligible to take next level of Exam.

SBI PO Prelims 2016 Cut Off Marks

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