Complete Syllabus of SBI PO 2015 for Phase I & II

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Preliminary Examination will be conducted tentatively in June 2015. 

Selection Procedure of SBI Probationary Officers :-
In recruitment process of SBI PO there are 3 phases. Which are given below:-

1. Phase-I : 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:
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

2. Phase – II : Main Examination : Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

(i) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 2 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:
a) Test of English Language
b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
d) Test of Reasoning
The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

3. Phase – III : Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

Candidates qualifying for GD & Interview under 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

Final Selection :-
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

Results of the candidates who have qualified for GD & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.

Syllabus of SBI PO 2015 :-
Syllabus for both Phase I & II are almost same but level of Phase II will be Moderate to Difficult.


SBI PO English Language Syllabus (IBPS PO Level - Moderate to Difficult)
1. Grammar (Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions) 
2. Sentence Rearrangements
3. Synonyms
4. Antonyms
5. Cloze Test 
6. Fill in the Blanks (with modals, articles and etc)
7. Sentences Errors
8. Vocabulary
9. Reading Comprehensions.

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus (IBPS PO Level - Moderate to Difficult) :-
1. Percentage
2. Profit & Loss
3. Average
4. Ratio & Proportion
5. Partnership
6. Time & Distance
7. Problems on Trains
8. Boat and Streams
9. Time and Work
10. Simple & Compound Interest
11. Problems on Age
12. Mensuration
13. Permutations and Combinations
14. Volume and Surface Area
15. Probability
17. Area of Plain Figures
18. Pipes & Cisterns
19. Data Sufficiency
20. Data Interpretation

SBI PO Reasoning Syllabus (High Level:-
1. Blood Relations
2. Coding and Decoding
3. Syllogisms
4. Series Completion
5. Series
6. Venn Diagrams 
7. Machine Input
8. Sitting Arrangements
9. Puzzles
10. Inequalities 
11. Decision Making
12. Statements – Assumption
13. Statements – Conclusion
14. Causes & Effects, Directions

SBI PO Computer Knowledge Syllabus (IBPS PO Level - Easy to Moderate) :-
1. Computer Basics & History
2. Types of Computers
3. Parts of Computer
4. Computer Generations
5. Components of Computer (Input, Control Unit, Memory Unit, Arithmetic Logic Unit, Output)
6. Peripheral Devices (Input devices & Output devices)
7. Software (System & Application Software) & Hardware
8. Computer Memory (Cache Memory, Primary Memory/Main Memory & Secondary Memory)
9. Data Processing
10. Operating system (Windows XP, Windows 7 and etc)
11. Basic MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PPT, MS Outlook),
12. Internet
13. Data Base Management Systems
14. Computer Networks
15. Data Communication 
16. Security (VIRUS & Antivirus)

SBI PO General Awareness Syllabus -Moderate) :-
A). Banking AwarenessClick Here For Banking Notes

B). Current Affairs :- (Must Read last 3 Months G.K)
2. Sports
3. Books and Authors 
4. Award Winners
5. Famous Personality in News
6. Business
7. Politics
9. Organisations Head & headquarters
10. Cabinet Ministers of India
12. Capital & Currency of Countries
13. Finance & Banking News
14. New Appointment in India & World
15. Summit & Meeting
16. Obituary
17. Important Dates
18. Schemes & Yojanas Launched
19. Bill Passed

SBI PO Marketing Syllabus (Moderate) :-

SBI PO Data Analysis and Interpretation Syllabus (High Level) :-
1. Bar diagrams
2. Pie charts
3. Table charts
4. Line Graphs 
5. Mixed Graphs
6. Data Interpretation based on Puzzles
6. Miscellaneous