Detailed View of SBI PO 2015 – Expected Pattern

SBI PO examination is one of the most important examinations not only for the banking aspirants, but for the civil services and UPSC aspirants as well. SBI has reported 2000 vacancies
this year and also brought some pattern change in the recruitment process by
Preliminary Exam. With this change in the process many
students sent their queries asking like “
Paper kaisa hoga”, “Kya kya aayega”,
Prelims ke liye kitna padhna padega”.
In this article, we will explain the syllabus in detail and
we will try to forecast the way it is going to be so that none of our regular
student misses this wonderful opportunity. In this post of Bankers Adda, you
will find the whole syllabus with the number of questions expected in each

Let’s Begin

1. Pattern of the Preliminary Exam :
    a) Reasoning Ability                   : 35 Questions
    b) Quantitative
Aptitude             : 35 Questions
    c) English                                    : 30

a) Reasoning ability :
Reasoning has always been the difficult section in SBI exam.
But Being the preliminary exam, we can expect that the difficulty level of SBI
exam will be moderate and will include many important topics. We are providing
the details in the following table :

b) Quantitative Aptitude :
Quantitative aptitude used to be the toughest part because it
included both time taking and calculative part and most of the questions was
from Data interpretation and analysis. But in the preliminary section, we can
hope questions from all the topics as this time SBI has written it as
Quantitative Aptitude. We can expect the following topics that one can cover
for Prelim exam.

c) English Language :
The syllabus for English section has always been same and is
considered to be one of the scoring sections. This time we can expect that
English will be of moderate level and everyone will be able to do it. The
topicwise details are as follows :

2. Mains Examination
Now let’s talk about the most important part of the whole
recruitment process i.e. the Mains examinations. This part will need more
effort and time management skills. With the most of the reported instances, we
can say that if you mange to do it in time, then you will be having an
advantage over others. There is no hard and fast rule that you need to follow.
I am showing you an example to divide your time that most of our readers can
follow or you can make your own time division analysis :

This Division of time helped a lot of students to clear their
examination and get through all the recruitment processes of IBPS, RBI, NABARD,
LIC, NIACL, NICL, GIC, etc. Now if you are thinking about number of questions
to be attempted in the examination, then let it be clear that you need to
attempt as many as possible and all the attempted questions should be correct
and no need to go for any ‘Tukka’ because that ‘Tukka’ can make a
difference between your marks and cut-off marks.
Now coming to the bifurcation of the questions from the mains
exam, we would be providing you the detailed division that will definitely make
your way towards clearing the exam.
Mains Exam will include the following subjects and topics :

a) Reasoning (High
b) Data
Interpretation and Analysis
c) General
Awareness, Marketing, Computers
d) English Language
This will be the real deal in the whole process and the topicwise
details are as follows :

a) Reasoning (High Level) :
This is one the important section where numbers can be scored easily and one can devote a good amount of time to to score in this section. Speculations are clear about this sections as it will be unchanged and will follow the old pattern and the topics are mentioned below :

b) Data Interpretation and Analysis
This is the most hated part of the paper and most of the
students are scared with this part. They attempt this section to clear the
individual cut-off. No one thinks of getting more marks in this section because
it can be dangerous to deal with, in the paper. Following is the topicwise
break up of this section :

c) General
Awareness, Marketing, Computers
Now Coming to this part, we can only say that capsule
provided by Bankers Adda is more than enough to score in this section. The
capsule will be out before the exam and till the time you can prepare from
daily quizzes on Bankers Adda. This section is the one that anyone can easily
score and following are the detailed topicwise bifurcation :

d) English Language
This section is moderate and if one can concentrate on
certain topics, then marks can be scored easily. However one should not go for
guess work coz it is always suicidal in nature. Following is the bifurcation of
the topics covered in English section :

3. Descriptive Test :
This part is the one that most of the readers are curious
about and wanted to know whether it will be typing or pen-paper test. It is
clearly mentioned in the recruitment notice that will be typing. So start
practicing the typing on the keyboard so that you can get well versed with. You
can Practice typing by taking part in free typing test available online.
Following are topics coered in this section.

a) Letter-Writing (Formal and Informal)
b) Essay
c) Precise Writing
We have tried to provide you each and everything so that you
can win this war without any hastle. We will make sure that whatever we get to
know about this paper we will try to post it immediately. You can keep
following Bankers Adda for future posts.
Wish you all the best for preparation and feel free to write to us on in case you feel any difficulty.