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SBI PO Syllabus 2023

The syllabus of SBI PO Exam 2023 is similar to that of other bank exams. The syllabus is slightly different for the prelims and mains. The aspirants who want to build a career in banking as a probationary officer need to appear in the SBI PO exams. They need to know the syllabus thoroughly. SBI PO Prelims syllabus consists of three different sections which are English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude. On the other hand, the SBI PO Mains syllabus 2023 comprises four sections which are Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, and English Language.

SBI PO Prelims English Language Syllabus 2023

As per the analysis of last year, the overall level of the English section is expected to be Moderate. We have provided below the SBI PO Prelims syllabus 2023  for the English Language along with the weightage based on the previous year's analysis.

S. No.

Name of the Topics

Expected number of Questions


Reading Comprehension

7-10 Questions


Cloze Test

5-10 Questions


Spotting Errors

5-10 Questions


Para Jumble

4-5 Questions


Sentence Improvement

5-8 Questions


Fill in the Blanks

5-7 Questions


Vocabulary-based Questions

4-5 Questions


Sentence Connectors

3-4 Questions


Sentence Completion

3-3 Questions

SBI PO Prelims Reasoning Ability Syllabus 2023

Aspirants can go through the important topics, which they can expect to get asked in the reasoning section under the SBI PO Prelims syllabus along with their respective number of questions in the table below:

S. No.

Name of the Topic

Expected number of Questions


Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

15-20 Questions (3-4 sets)



4-5 Questions



4-5 Questions



3-4 Questions



3-4 Questions


Series-based Questions

(Alphanumeric and Numeric)

4-5 Questions


Miscellaneous Questions

(Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Order, and Ranking, etc)

5-7 Question


Data Sufficiency

4-5 Questions

SBI PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2023

We have provided in the list the marks structure and the expected topics from the Quantitative aptitude portion below:

S. No.

Name of the Topic

Expected number of Questions


Number Series

5 Questions


Simplification/ Approximation

5-7 Questions


Quadratic Equations

4-5 Questions


Data Interpretation

10-15 Questions (2-3 sets)


Miscellaneous Questions

10-12 Questions


Data Sufficiency

4-5 Questions


Quantity Based Questions

4-5 Questions


SBI PO Mains Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude Syllabus 2023

Questions in this section would be asked from the following topics -

1) Puzzles - Aspirants must try to practice questions involving at least 2-3 parameters.  The type of puzzles that are asked in the exam is as follows:

      Box Based

      Floor Based


      Wing Based


      Mix type

2) Seating Arrangement - This topic will be difficult and will be asked along with the other reasoning topics like Blood relations, ranking, or other parameters. These are the types of seating arrangement questions asked in the exam:



      Dual Row

      Square-based etc.

3) Inequality - Aspirants must practice Coded as well as direct questions from this topic.

4) Syllogism - Aspirants can expect a moderate level of questions on syllogism. Both normal as well as reverse syllogisms are important for the exam.

5) Input-Output - one set of this topic can be expected as well. Aspirants should practice both single as well as double-shifting arrangements.

6) Coding-Decoding - Aspirants should try to practice number coding-based questions as well.

7) Verbal Reasoning - Aspirants can expect around 10-15 questions from the verbal section. This may involve topics like -

      Statement and Assumption

      Statement and Course of Action

      Statement and Argument

      Cause and Effect

      The deriving conclusion from a passage

8) Data Sufficiency - Aspirants must cover questions based on 2-3 statements. Questions would be based on other topics of the reasoning section, so a thorough practice will help you in this section.

9) Miscellaneous topics - This involves questions from Blood Relations, Direction Sense and Ranking.

10) Computer Aptitude -  candidates can also come across 5-6 questions on this topic, which may be passage/ flowchart-based. 

SBI PO Mains Data Analysis and Interpretation Syllabus 2023

This section would mostly comprise Data interpretation questions. Candidates can expect questions from the following topics -

      Bar graph

      Line graph

      Pie chart (single or double)

      Tabular graph

      Radar chart

      Mixed graphs (a combination of any 2 of the above)

      Caselet / Paragraph DI

      Missing graphs

Apart from this, questions can also be asked from the following topics -

      Data Sufficiency

      Few Arithmetic problems (especially probability)

      Quantity-based inequality problems.

SBI PO Mains English Language Syllabus 2023

This section had major variations last year. Aspirants need to cover the following topics for the English language -

      Reading Comprehension - Candidates can expect 2 sets of RC, mostly from the banking/ economy based topic

      Cloze test & Double fillers - candidates try to practice questions from this topic based on new as well as the old pattern

      Para jumbles & Sentence Rearrangement- This topic again may be asked based on the old or new pattern

      Odd one out/ Theme based questions - This involves questions where candidates need to identify the statement that does not follow the theme of the passage.

      Statement and Paragraph completion - candidates may come across these questions where they need to identify the statement which would most suitably fill up the blank in the passage.

      Sentence Connectors - These are the new type of questions that were introduced last year, so thoroughly practice this topic.

      New Types of Sentence Correction, Sentence Improvement, and Error Spotting Questions.

SBI PO Mains General Awareness Syllabus 2023

This section would comprise of questions from the following topics -

      Current Affairs

      Banking / Financial Awareness

      Static Affairs

a) Current Affairs -

Candidates need to cover the current affairs of the last 4-5 months to prepare for this section. They should focus more on current news based on banking and finances.

b) Banking Awareness -

A major chunk of questions under general awareness would be asked from banking awareness. So they should prepare different topics for this section thoroughly.

c) Static Affairs -

The topics under this section involve - Major organizations/ banks - their taglines and headquarters, Important dates, books and authors, Countries - their capital and currency (especially the ones that have been in news recently), Important wildlife sanctuaries, and national parks along with their locations.

SBI PO Syllabus: Group Discussion and Interview 2023

This is the last level of selection for those candidates who passed the first two rounds of the SBI PO exam. The Group Discussion is for 20 marks, while the Interview is for 30 marks. The vital topics will be asked from the applicants who will be sitting for the SBI Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

The following are some of the topics that will be covered in the SBI PO 2021 GD and PI:

      The Global Impact of COVID-19.

      Reservation System in Government Jobs.

      Water disputes.

      FDI in India.

      Gold Monetization Scheme.

      Women Empowerment.

      Impact of Brexit.

      Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

      Digital India.

      Should cryptocurrency be made legal?

If financial inquiries are raised, they may be related to NPA, such as what is NPA, its types, and how RBI and banks handle it. For example, mergers of nationalized banks, how can public sector banks become more competent and profitable, and so forth. If they choose crucial non-financial issues/topics, it could be associated with our country and national affairs.

SBI PO Syllabus PDF 2023

Candidates can also download the PDF from the direct link that we will provide.

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SBI PO Syllabus FAQs

1.  What are the subjects in SBI PO Prelims 2023 Exam?

SBI PO Prelims 2023 exam consists of three subjects which are English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude.

2.  What are the subjects in SBI PO Mains 2023 Exam?

SBI PO Mains 2023 exam consists of four subjects which are Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, and English Language.

3.  Is the syllabus of SBI PO and IBPS PO the same?

The syllabus for SBI PO and IBPS PO is nearly the same.

4.  What kind of topics will be asked for SBI PO GD and PI?

The subjects will range from current events to hot topics of national and international concern. NPI, Natural Calamity, Women Empowerment, Digitization, and more subjects are possible.

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