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There will be thousands of candidates who would try their level best to move on to the next round. However, a strong preparation requires the right knowledge about the syllabus and scope of the syllabus. Here is an exhaustive analysis of the syllabus which the candidates need to prepare for the SBI PO Exam 2016.

We will talk here about latest SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2016 along with Exam Structure.

SBI PO Exam 2016 Exam Structure

Phase – I – Preliminary Examination – 100 Marks – Composite Time 1 Hour

  • English – 30 Questions – 30 Marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 35 Questions – 35 Marks
  • Reasoning Ability – 35 Questions – 35 Marks

Phase – II – Main Examination

The exam is divided into sections, namely, objective type and descriptive type. The Objective type section consists of MCQs will gives the candidates a chance to select the right answer from the given options. On the other hand, descriptive-type consists of writing for the given questions. Given below is the marks distribution.

(i) Objective Test -200 Marks – 3 hours

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude – 45 Questions – 60 Marks – 60 Minutes
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation – 35 Questions – 60 Marks – 45 Minutes
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness – 40 Questions – 40 Marks – 35 Minutes
  • English Language – 35 Questions – 40 Marks – 40 Minutes

(ii) Descriptive Test – 50 Marks – 30 Minutes – Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

Phase – III – Group Discussion (20 Marks) & Interview (30 Marks)

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Syllabus for SBI PO Objective-type Exam 2016

The syllabus for SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2016 is huge, but that doesn’t mean that it is impossible to pass it. With a little precision and knowledge, a candidate can easily clear the first level of the exam. Mentioned below is the section wise syllabus.

1)     Reasoning

Reasoning is one of the most scoring sections of this exam. Though the syllabus for reasoning includes a number of chapters, it wouldn’t take much time in understanding the chapters and solving the respective problem. Sections such as Input-Output, Seating & Arrangement, Coding- Decoding are very scoring as the level of questions are easy. Here are some chapters under reasoning which are important from the perspective of the exam-

Number Series Data Sufficiency Seating & Arrangements Blood Relation
Input-Ouput Coding-Decoding Logical Reasoning Puzzle
Order and Ranking Passage- Conclusion Judgements Syllogism

2)     Data Analysis & Interpretation

The section is all about making fast calculations. This section includes arithmetic and data interpretation, both and challenges the candidates in terms of their basic knowledge. The syllabus for this exam is given below:

Data Intrepretation Graph Probability Pie Charts
Line Graph Data set Tables Percentage

3)     English Language

If you want to stand out with an exceptional score, then this is the area to target. The English Language section is very scoring provided your vocabulary is strong. As a candidate, you are required to focus on the following:

Comprehension Prepositions Cloze Test Error Spotting
Antonyms Synonyms Sentence re-arrangement Para-jumbles

4) General Awareness

This is a very competitive section which includes questions on the following areas.

Indian Banking Indian Economy Budget UN Headquarters
Book-author Sport-Personality Computers Marketing

SBI PO 2016 Syllabus – Descriptive-type

After having given the objective-type exam, the candidates are required to appear for a Descriptive-Type exam where they are asked to handle questions by typing the answers on the keyboard. The syllabus for this examination includes the following areas:

Reading Comprehension Essay Writing Paragraph Writing
Letter Writing Precise Writing

A candidate who has successfully passed both the exam will move on to the next level, that is, the interview. It should be noted that a candidate who hasn’t received any call letter for the interview round is deemed to have been eliminated.

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