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SBI PO Exams 2018: All you Need to know

Hello to all, I hope that you guys have completed all the homework questions and have refer all my notes that I’ve provided you at Please do visit the notes section for more information. Today I’m going to tell you about SBI PO Exams 2018.

SBI PO Exam:

The SBI PO Exam is conducted every year by the State Bank of India in order to select the candidates who are eligible for the post of Probationary officer. It is one of the most prestigious jobs in banking industry which every students dream of. Now as you know what is SBI Bank Po Exams know lets discuss its syllabus, how you can start your preparation, which books you should refer, do you need any coaching for PO Exams and much more.

SBI PO Exam Pattern:

Now as we all know the selection criteria for SBI PO Exams depends on 3 phases. The first phase consists of written exams which are conducted online. Second Phase consists of Interview round. And in the third and final phase a merit list will be made by the State Bank of India based on the interview and mains score the candidate will be selected.

Syllabus for SBI PO Exam:

From the above section we all know that the written exams consists of 2 sections Preliminary exams and Mains exams. Let us first discuss about Preliminary Exams and then Mains Exams.

Preliminary Exams: The Exam consist of 100 marks divided into 3 sections. And the duration of Exams is 1 Hour.

a. English Language: It consists of 30 questions for 30 marks. In my opinion it is an important section, So prepare well.

b. Numerical Ability: It consists of 35 questions for 35 marks.

c. Reasoning Ability: Like Numerical Ability this section also consists of 35 questions for 35 marks.

Mains Exams: Basically the mains section is more of a Practical section than a Preliminary section which was a theoretical section. Divided into 4 sections is a Mains Exam consisting of 155 questions for 200 marks which you have to complete in 3 hours. Let us discuss the four tests one by one.

a. Reasoning  and Aptitude: The most important section consisting of 45 questions for 60 marks.

b. General Awareness: Consisting of 40 questions for 40 marks.

c. English Language: It consists of 30 questions for 30 marks.

d. Data interpretation: It consists of 35 questions for 60 marks. So mark this section also as important.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria: 

The candidate must fulfill the below given criteria that is set by the State Bank of India.

Age Limit: The candidate’s age must be between 21 years to 30 years.

Educational Qualification: The candidate appearing for the Exam must have completed its Graduation from a recognized university. For those who are currently in final year can also give the exams.

Note:- The no. of attempts for General category is 4 and that of OBC is 7 and for SC/ST there is no restrictions on the no. of attempts.

Preparation for SBI PO Exams: 

In my opinion by keeping the exam pattern and syllabus in mind one should start its preparations. First of all you should start your preparations by going through the notes section at Go through all topics learn them for Aptitude and Reasoning, solve the mock test every weekend. And if you are not getting results by self-study then I suggest you to get help from Eckovation join the group and get some high quality knowledge from industrial experts. For more information do visit to And based on the cut-off distribute the sections marks wise and start studying for difficult topics which have more weightage. Follow these tips to learn faster and easier.

Tip 1: Download all the previous years papers

Tip 2: Get a rough idea about the exam pattern so that you can start your preparations

Tip 3: Join the Eckovation Group

Tip 4: Solve the mock test which is provided by Eckovation.

Tip 5: Refer books like RS Agarwal for more questions and solved examples.

If you still have any doubt regarding SBI Bank PO Exams feel free to comment in the section below and do share with your friends who are trying for competitive exams. Thank you. All the best.


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