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SBI PO 2020 Preparation Tips

By: Archana on April 23, 2019

Here are the following tips that would help students crack the exam:

  • Study as per the exam pattern- Go through the exam pattern of SBI PO for a better understanding of what and where to start.
  • Cover the entire syllabus-Ensure you have not missed any portion of the syllabus.
  • Practice mock papers- Attempt a lot of mock question papers to realize what your current status on preparation is and accordingly improvize.
  • All sections need equal attention-  All sections have their own importance so give every section the time it deserves.
  • Notes- Personal note preparation is essential to have the opportunity for quick referrals and to ensure track of whatever you prepare.
  • Exchange ideas- Exchanging ideas with friends, peers and teachers would help you gain insights relevant for improvement.
  • Separate notebooks/folders for each section: Ensure you maintain a separate notebook and folder for all the notes that you keep stock of. Organizing them accordingly would save you a lot of time otherwise wasted in sorting and finding them.
  • Stay calm and composed- Before you start preparing, ensure you have a clear view of what you are doing and how you are going to go about it.
  • Sleep and food are essential: Sleep and food cannot be given up in the course of preparation as fuel and rest for the body are a necessity.
  • Eliminate all negativity: Do not let any kind of negativity affect your preparation. Such baggage would affect your productivity so whenever you have such thoughts, discard them.

Keep all of these points in mind to do the exam well.

SBI PO 2020 Syllabus

SBI PO 2018 Syllabus

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus-

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Logical Reasoning


Reading Comprehension

Alphabets and Numerical Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking-Direction-Alphabet Test

Mixture & Alligations

Para Jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compund Interest

Multiple meaning and Error spotting

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the Blanks

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Paragraph Completion





Data Interpretation



Ratio & Proportion


Blood Relations



Input and Output

Sequence & series


Coding and Decoding

Permutation, Combination & Probability


SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Examination comprises of 3 phases i.e.

  1. Preliminary Phase
  2. Main Phase and
  3. Group Exercise/ Interview

To succeed to the next phases, the candidate is required qualify the previous stages.

SBI PO Preliminary Round Exam Pattern:

The Time Duration of SBI PO Preliminary examination is 1 hour and is conducted through online mode. The preliminary examination comprises of 100 questions divided into 3 sections i.e. English language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The candidate is rewarded with additional one mark for each correct answer and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

English Language



Numerical Ability



Reasoning Ability



SBI PO Main Round Exam Pattern:

This section comprises of Objective Test and Descriptive Test. The Objective Test contains 155 which are marked out of 200 marks whereas the Descriptive Test carries 50 Marks and its time duration is 30 minutes. Both the test will be conducted through online mode. The Objective Test is followed by Descriptive Test on the same day. 

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