SBI Associate Bank PO Exam Syllabus and Pattern

STATE BANK OF INDIA ASSOCIATE BANKS PROBATIONARY OFFICER (PO) 2014 SYLLABUS is a very important thing that every candidate has to look into and it is also advisable to the candidates that they must continuously refer to the syllabus at the starting of the preparation and also while the preparation is going on.

SBI Associates Banks –

  1. 1. SBBJ – State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
  2. 2. SBH – State Bank of Hyderabad
  3. 3. SBM – State Bank of Mysore
  4. 4. SBP – State Bank of Patiala
  5. 5. SBT – State Bank of Travancore

 

Name of the Bank Vacancies

SC    ST         OBC     General   Total   VH   OH

SBBJ 45 71 81 153 350 15 08
SBH 112 157 253 378 900 38 18
SBM 70 69 126 235 500 14 16
SBP 07 56 13 24 100 14 02
SBT 181 180 270 505 1136 15 15
Total 415 533 743 1295 2986 96 59

SBI Associate Banks Probationary officer (PO) exam consists of 2 sections namely: 

  1. Objective type paper-I  –  200 Marks
  2. Descriptive type Paper-II – 50 marks

Syllabus includes of the following section:

  1. Reasoning (HIGH LEVEL)
  2. Data Interpretation
  3. English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc)
  4. General Awareness + Computer + Marketing Awareness

The above mentioned sections are from the Objective paper of the Exam whereas; the Descriptive paper also includes the English Language.

Below mentioned is the detailed syllabus of SBI PO Associate Banks 2014 syllabus:

Objective type paper-I  200 Marks

A). ENGLISH LANGUAGE SYLLABUS OF SBI ASSOCIATE BANKS PO 2014:

According to the analysis of previous year question paper there were two Reading Comprehensions.

AREA NUMBER OF QUESTION DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Reading Comprehension 10+10 Moderate to Difficult
Faulty Construction 15 Easy to Moderate
Jumbled Sentences 5 Easy to Moderate
Close Passages 10 Moderate

B). REASONING SYLLABUS OF SBI ASSOCIATE BANKS PO 2014:

NAME NUMBER OF QUESTION DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Input – output 5 Difficult
Sentence coding 5 Easy
Logical Reasoning 15 Easy to Moderate
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Puzzle / Seating Arrangement 10 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Direction &other problem 5 Easy to Moderate
  1. C) GENERAL AWARENESS SYLLABUS OF SBI ASSOCIATE BANKS PO 2014
Area NUMBER OF QUESTION DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Banking Awareness 14 Moderate to Difficult
Current Affairs 16 Easy to Moderate
Computer Awareness 10 Easy to Moderate
Marketing 10 Moderate
  1. D) DATA ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION SYLLABUS OF SBI ASSOCIATE BANKS PO 2013
AREA NUMBER OF QUESTION DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Probability 5 Easy to Moderate
Line Graph 5 Moderate
Pie Charts 10 Moderate to Difficult
Bar Charts 15 Easy
Tables 15 Moderate to Difficult

DESCRIPTIVE SECTION SYLLABUS OF SBI ASSOCIATE BANKS PO – 50 Marks

  1. Letter Writing
  2. Paragraph Writing
  3. Essay Writing
  4. 4. Precise Writing
  5. Reading Comprehension
AREA NUMBER OF QUESTION 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 loan
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

 

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