SBI PO 2023 Preparation Study Material, Model Papers PDF

SBI PO Complete Study Material & Preparation Plan: Dear Aspirants, you all know that SBI PO 2023-21 Notification has come and many were Applied to the State Bank of India Probationary Officer Posts. Get the SBI PO Notification Details from schools360. This page is very important for all interested candidates who are very much interested in getting a Job in Banking Sector. As we all know SBI is the leader of all banks in India, obviously getting PO Job in State Bank of India must be a dream for Sarkari Naukri Job Seekers.

SBI PO Exam Overview

Name of The OrganizationState Bank of India (SBI PO)
No. of Posts2000 ( Not Finalized)
Name of the PostsProbationary Officer
Job CategoryCentral Govt Jobs
Educational QualificationsGraduation Degree
Job LocationAll Over India
Application ModeOnline Process

SBI PO 2023 Exam Pattern

The First step towards Getting SBI PO Posts is the Preliminary Exam. So Let us Start this article step by step as per the Notification process. If you need the Complete SBI Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2023 get from the link.

Name of TestNo. of Question (Duration)Max. Marks
1. English Language30 (20 minutes)Total Maximum Marks 100
2. Quantitative Aptitude35 (20 Minutes)
3. Reasoning Ability35 (20 Minutes)
Total100 (1 hour)


  1. There will be three sections.
  2. Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Exam.
  3. There will be no sectional cut-off. However, there will be an overall cut off.
  4. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

SBI PO 2023 Prelims Syllabus

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude SyllabusSBI PO Reasoning SyllabusSBI PO English Syllabus
Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)Alphanumeric SeriesReading Comprehension
Number systemLogical ReasoningFill in the blanks
ApproximationData SufficiencyCloze Test
HCF and LCM of NumbersRanking/Directions/Alphabet TestPara jumbles
Problems based on ageSeating ArrangementVocabulary
Number seriesCoded InequalitiesParagraph Completion
Quadratic EquationsPuzzle, Coding-Decoding, TabulationMultiple Meaning /Error Spotting
PercentagesSyllogismSentence Completion
Ratio and proportionBlood Relations, Input-OutputMiscellaneous
Mixture and Allegations
Time and work
Pipe and Cistern
Speed, Distance and time
Simple and compound interest
Permutation and Combination
Profit, Loss and Discount
Data Sufficiency

Important Books for SBI PO General Awareness Preparation Banking Awareness

  • Static GK General Knowledge by Arihant – Latest GK
  • Daily Newspapers – Current Affairs

SBI PO Main Exam Pattern

Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests are online. Candidates have to answer the Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test is administered.

Objective Test

The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for a total of 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section.

Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks is 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 the objective test.

TestName of the testNo. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
IReasoning & Computer Aptitude405050 minutes
IIData Analysis & Interpretation305045 minutes
IIIGeneral/ Economy/ Banking Awareness506045 minutes
IVEnglish Language354040 minutes
Total1552003 hours
(ii) Descriptive Paper
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)25030 minutes
Grand Total250

Selection criteria for Phase-III:

Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the  aggregate marks scored in  Phase-II (Main Exam). There  will be no  sectional cut-off.

Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for Phase-III from the top of the category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score, as decided by the Bank.

Phase-III: Psychometric Test:

The Bank may conduct Psychometric test for personality profiling, of those candidates who will be shortlisted for Phase-III. Finding of the test may be placed before the Interview panel for having a through perspective on the candidates

Maximum Marks203050

The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank.

Interview Process

A candidate who clears both the Prelims & Mains Exam of SBI PO 2019 will be further called for a GD-PI session wherein they will face a panel of selectors discussing their past experience and questions related to General Knowledge and of the Banking Sector. It is essential for a candidate to clear the Interview Process in order to ensure their final selection in the SBI PO 2019 Exam. The qualifying marks for this round will be decided by the Bank and the marks allotted to these rounds are: Group Discussion – 20 marks, Interview – 30 marks

Final Selection

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. The marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Phase-III for preparing the final merit list. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.

The marks obtained by the candidates in Phase-II (Main Examination both Objective & Descriptive Tests) and Phase-III (Group Exercise & Interview) will be normalised to 100 marks as detailed below.

TestMain ExamGroup Exercise & InterviewTotal
Maximum Marks25050300
Normalized Marks7525100

After a candidate has gone through Personal Interviews, a merit list will be prepared by the State Bank of India wherein the candidate’s score of Mains Exam and Interview Round will be taken into account. Based on the score obtained by candidates and the available vacancies, final cut-off marks will be declared. All candidates who clear the cut-off range will be granted the Appointment Letter by State Bank of India for the post of Probationary Officer.

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