SBI Bank Probationary Officer (PO) Exam 2013, Syllabus, Books

posted 23 Jan 2013 11:18 by Bukwit Books   [ updated 25 Apr 2013 23:07 ]
State Bank of India (SBI) has announced total 1500 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer (PO).
Candidate with graduation in any discipline can apply for the SBI Bank Probationary Officer Recruitment Exam 2013
Candidate applying for SBI Bank PO Recruitment Exam 2013 must have age (as on 01 January 2013) between 21 years and not above 30 years. Relaxation applicable for SC/ ST / OBC etc.

Update:  All the candidates who have successfully registered for the written exam should download the Call-Letter from the Bank's website www.statebankofindia.com / www.sbi.co.in at the earliest. Examination avenues at Dehradun and Haldwani Centres in Uttarakhand have been changed because of local body elections on the same day, the candidates from these venues should download the revised Call-letters.

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SBI Important Dates

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION OF APPLICATION: 30 January 2013 to 23 February 2013
  • PAYMENT OF FEES - ONLINE : 30 January 2013 to 23 February 2013. 
  • PAYMENT OF FEES - OFFLINE : 01 February 2013 to 28 February 2013
  • Date of written exam SBI Bank PO: 28 April 2013
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SBI Bank PO Exam Syllabus

To begin with, the SBI Bank Probationary Officer PO Recruitment Exam 2013 will be held in two phases. 
It has been illustrated below:
In tabular format, click on the links to view list of books with syllabus.
Phases Syllabus of Exam
Phase-I Written Examination (250 marks) consisting of Objective Tests and Descriptive Test
(i) Objective Tests (200 marks): The Objective Tests with 2 hour duration will consists of  4 Sections with 50 marks each as follows: 
(a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc)
(b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing and Computers
(c) Test of Data Analysis and Interpretation
(d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)

(ii) Descriptive Test (50 marks): The Descriptive Test with 1 hour duration will be of “Test of English Language (comprehension, short précis, letter writing & essay)”.
The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the  Bank.
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests as stated above in (i).
Phase-II Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category and the candidates in the order of merit, subject to 3 times the number of vacancies in each category, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

SBI Bank PO Exam Books

Get complete up-to-date list of best preparation and reference books SBI Bank PO Exam in Hindi and English Medium by Arihant, Ramesh Publishing House, Upkar, Kiran Prakashan and others.

SBI PO Ramesh Publishing House 9788178123837
Name of the Book Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
Popular Master Guide SBI PO Probationary Officers Examination (SBI & Associates Banks) Edition 2014   English  Ramesh Publishing House  R-58 / 978-81-7812-383-7 / 9788178123837   Rs 395 BUY

SBI PO Kiran Prakashan KP642
Name of the Book Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
State Bank of India and State Bank Associates Probationary Officer Practice Work Book
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>>55 Sets including Model Solved Papers of Exams held on 07/03/2010, 18/04/2010 and 07/08/2011 
>>How to prepare for the Group Discussion and Interview
  English  Kiran Prakashan  KP781 / BK506 Rs 445 BUY

SBI PO Unique Publishers 9788183572156
Name of the Book Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India (SBI)  Unique Research Academy   English  Unique Publishers Books  18.19 / 978-81-8357-215-6 / 9788183572156   Rs 475  BUY

SBI PO Unique Publishers 9788183573498
Name of the Book Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
Recruitment of Probationary Officers SBI and Associate Banks Frequently Asked Questions  Unique Research Academy  English  Unique Publishers Books  18.40 / 978-81-8357-349-8 / 9788183573498  Rs 210 BUY


SBI Bank PO Upkar Prakashan 9788174826657
Name of the Book Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
State Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam (includes Previous Years Solved Papers) Edition 2013 T.S. Jain   English  Upkar Prakashan  324 / 978-81-7482-665-7 / 9788174826657  Rs 490 BUY


SBI PO Arihant 9788183487900
Name of the Book Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
How to crack SBI PO Exam (State Bank of India & Associates) Probationary Officer Success Master Editorial Board  English  Arihant  G116 / 9788183487900  Rs 375  BUY
The SBI Bank PO Arihant book covers: 
  • Previous years’ solved paper with their answer; 
  • Comprehensive coverage of all the sections - Data Analysis & Interpretation, Test of Reasoning, Test of Reasoning, Test of English, Computer Knowledge, Marketing Aptitude and General Awareness; 
  • Practice exercise
  • 3 Mock Tests are given at the end of the book which makes the students exam ready.  

SBI PO 9788178125800
Name of the Book Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
SBI PO (Probationary Officer) Previous Years Solved Papers (SBI Bank & Associate Banks)  R. Gupta  English  Ramesh Publishing House  R-1027 / 978-81-7812-580-0 / 9788178125800   Rs 210   BUY

SBI Bank PO GK Publications 9788183557719
Name of the Books Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
Guide to SBI Bank Probationary Officer 2013 Recruitment Examination    English  GK Publications  9788183557719  Rs 450  BUY

SBI Bank PO 9788178123837
Name of the Books Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
Popular Master Guide PO Probationary Officers Examination SBI Avem Sahyogi Banks  R. Gupta  Hindi  Ramesh Publishing House  R-59 / 978-81-7812-383-7 / 9788178123837   Rs 395  BUY


SBI Bank PO 9789382081715
Name of the Books Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
Comprehensive Guide to SBI Bank PO (Associates) Edition 2013  Disha Experts  English  Disha Publications  9789382081715  Rs 560  BUY

SBI Bank PO 9789382081722
Name of the Books Author Medium Publisher Code/ISBN No Price in Rs BUY
Target SBI Associates & SBI Bank PO Practice Workbook (2 Past Papers; 12 Practice Sets)  Disha Experts  English  Disha Publications  9789382081722  Rs 275 BUY

Get SBI Bank PO Previous Years Question Papers in Hindi and English Medium