SBI Associate Bank PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019

SBI well known as State Bank of India, released syllabus & exam pattern for associate bank PO vacancies. Candidate can check out syllabus in detail (with all topics). The selection of candidates will be decided on the basis of performance in written test, group discussion and interview. Candidate who are just satisfying eligibility criteria not to be called for interview. First they should qualify written exam and GD.

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SBI Associate PO examination was started from November 2019. The syllabus of SBI PO examination Paper 1 & Paper II are mentioned below. SBI has been released exam pattern also with advertisement. Few months ago, SBI had released notification for probationary officer in associate’s banks. There are various vacancies.

Exam Pattern:-

There are two sections in written paper (phase I)

Paper I Details-

  • Paper 1 Time – 2 hrs
  • Paper 1 Type – Objective
  • Subjects – Reasoning, Aptitude, English , GK (GA+ Computer + Marketing Aptitude )
  • Total Marks – 200

Paper II Detail-

  • Time – 1 Hour
  • Type – Descriptive
  • Subject-Letter Writing, 2. Paragraph Writing, 3. Essay Writing, 4. Precise Writing, 5. Reading Comprehension
  • Total Marks – 50

Detailed Syllabus for SBI PO Exam-

  1. English Subject-
Topics Possibility for Questions
Reading Comprehension 10+10
Faulty Construction 15
Jumbled Sentences 5
Close Passages 10

  1. Reasoning –
Topics Possibility of Question
Input – output 5
Sentence coding 5
Logical Reasoning 10-15
Syllogism 5
Puzzle / Seating Arrangement 5
Data Sufficiency
Direction &other problem 5

General Awareness



Possibility of No. of Question
Banking Awareness 14
Current Affairs 16
Computer Awareness 10
Marketing 10


  1. Data Analysis
Topics Possibility of No. of Question
Probability 5
Line Graph 5
Pie Charts 10
Bar Charts 15
Tables 15


Paper II Detailed Syllabus

Topics Possibility of No. of Question Sub Topics
Letter Writing 10 To a branch to close the saving account, To friend to attend a seminar on net banking, To a bank for higher education
Paragraph Writing 8 If I were an author, Rural Banking, Impact of autonomy provided to bank
Essay Writing 12 Right to education act, Financial Inclusion, How Technology can help banking sector
Precise Writing 10 Chief Vigilance Officer
Reading Comprehension 10 ATM and its uses

Group Discussion and Interview (Phase II)


  • Marks for Group Discussion – 30
  • Marks for Interview – 20
  • The Candidate should be qualifying in phase I and phase II separately.

Final Selection

  • Total Marks – 100
  • Phase I marks reduced to 75
  • Phase II marks reduced to 25

The final merit will be made in total 100 marks.

The examination will be held in the month of November 2019 (Tentatively).

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