With SBI PO Prelims over and you all aspiring young students set to take SBI PO Mains for the SBI PO Dream Job, we bring today SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2015 and Expected Questions. This will help you better understand the examination and prepare in a refined manner for it.

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2015 and Expected Questions

SBI PO Mains exam consists of 200 questions to be solved in 120 minutes. The exam is expected to be conducted on August 1, 2015. SBI PO Mains Examination will consist of following sections:

• Reasoning
• Data Interpretation and Analysis
• General Awareness, Computer Awareness and Marketing Awareness
• English Language

Let us now consider each and every section in detail for SBI PO Mains Syllabus.

Reasoning

This is one of the most important sections and one should spend a recommended time of 30-40 minutes on this section to be able to score high in the section. Topics of the section are:

• Puzzles
• Number Series
• Input Output
• Coding Decoding
• Seating Arrangement
• Making Judgements
• Order and Ranking
• Passage and Conclusions
• Blood Relations
• Statement and Argument
• Logical Reasoning
• Data Sufficiency

Expected Number of Questions from different Reasoning Topics is illustrated below.

 Topic No. of Questions Puzzles 10 Number Series 5 Input Output 5 Coding Decoding 3 Seating Arrangement 5 Making Judgements 4 Order and Ranking 3 Passage and Conclusions 4 Blood Relations 3 Statement and Argument 3 Logical Reasoning 2 Data Sufficiency 3

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Data Interpretation and Analysis

This section is of moderate difficulty level but includes calculation intensive questions a lot. Topics from the section in SBI PO Mains syllabus are:

• Bar Graph
• Pie Charts
• Caselets
• Table
• Line Graph
• Combined Data set
• Probability / Series

Expected Number of Questions from different Data Interpretation and Analysis Topics is illustrated below.

 Topic No. of Questions Bar Graph 10 Pie Chart 10 Caselets 10 Table 5 Line Graph 5 Combined Data Set 5 Probability / Series 5

General Awareness, Computer Awareness and Marketing Awareness

One should not ideally be spending more than 20 minutes in the section. As per the past trends, Career Anna GK for Bank Exams Course should be sufficient to prepare for this section, with its record of more than 80% of the questions coming from the Career Anna GK for Bank Exams study material and tests.

General Awareness has 25 questions, Marketing Awareness has 10 while Computer Awareness has 15 questions in the section.

Topics from the section are:

General Awareness

– Current Affairs
– Budget
– Banking News
– Questions related to United Nations
– Indian History
– Indian Geography
– Polity
– Science

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Marketing Awareness

– Basics of Marketing
– Developing Stage of Organization
– P’s and C’s of Marketing
– Marketing Strategies
– Product Life Cycle
– Marketing Mix

Computer Awareness

– Basics
– Hardware and Software
– Operating System
– MS Excel and Word
– Internet
– Shortforms of Terms
– Key Shortcuts
– Android and Apple related News
– Latest Computer related Development

English Language

With limited topics in it, English Language is a relatively easier topic. One should spend 25-30 minutes in the section to score high. Topics from the section are:

• Fill in the Blanks
• Cloze Test
• Spotting Errors
• Parajumbles

Expected Number of Questions from different topics are as shown below:

 Topic No. of Questions Reading Comprehension 10 Cloze Test 10 Fill in the Blanks 10 Spotting Errors 5 Parajumbles 5

Descriptive English Language

In addition to the above, there will be a Descriptive English Language Paper in the Examination.

• Letter Writing (Formal and Informal)
• Precis Writing
• Essay

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