The Pattern and Syllabus of SBI PO Mock Test 2021

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If you’re going to attempt SBI PO exams, then you must attempt the mock tests first. Many aspirants who have cracked the examination will attribute part of their success to these mock tests.

Several online platforms allow you to take up the mock test. You can take them up from anywhere in the world with a computer and an internet connection. In this article, learn about the SBI PO mock test 2021 syllabus and make the most out of the tests.

SBI PO Mock Test Syllabus 2021

The first thing you need to know about is the syllabus of the exam. This is one of the most important — if not the most important — parts of an examination. It lays out the subjects you need to cover and focus on.

The mock tests serve as a simulator. They give you a real-life experience of what it’s like attending the SBI PO examination.

So the syllabus and pattern for the mock test are exactly the same as the SBI PO exam. So focus on the SBI PO syllabus without worrying about the mock test syllabus.

SBI PO Preliminary Syllabus and Pattern

As you might already know, the SBI PO examination takes place in two stages: Preliminary (or Prelims) and Mains. Prelims are the first stage in this selection process. Based on the results, aspirants will be eligible for the Mains part.

To succeed, you must be acquainted with the Prelims syllabus and pattern. 

The syllabus is going to be long. Here are the categories aspirants are asked to cover for the SBI PO Prelims examination:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English Language

Each category has multiple subjects. 

For Quantitative Aptitude, the subjects you need to cover are:

  • Simplification/Approximation
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Work and Time
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Surds & Indices
  • Sequences & Series
  • Time & Distance
  • Number System
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage

Similarly, Reasoning and English Language have subjects of their own. You need to cover all of them to get to the Mains stage.

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The pattern for SBI PO Prelims 2021 is going to be the following:

  • Quantitative Aptitude (35 questions in 20 minutes)
  • Reasoning Ability (35 questions in 20 minutes)
  • English Language (30 questions in 20 minutes)

So you need to attempt 100 questions in 60 minutes. Each question carries one mark. So the total mark for the Mains exam is 100.

SBI PO Mains Syllabus and Pattern

Last year, there were only 2000 PO positions vacant. And candidates that appeared for it were in lakhs. Very few candidates get past the Preliminary stage. Those who get through will get to attend the Mains examination.

There are even more subjects to cover for Mains. Those are:

  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Reasoning
  • English Language
  • General & Banking Awareness
  • English (Descriptive)

Just like Prelims, there are several subjects for the SBI PO Mains examination. For the Data Analysis and Interpretation category, you’re expected to cover the following subjects:

  • Tabular Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Bar Graph
  • Charts & Tables
  • Missing Case ID
  • Radar Graph Caselet
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Pie Charts

The pattern for SBI PO Mains 2021 is:

  • Data Analysis & Interpretation (35 questions in 45 minutes)
  • Reasoning (45 questions in 60 minutes)
  • English Language (35 questions in 40 minutes)
  • General & Banking Awareness (40 questions in 35 minutes)
  • English (Descriptive) (2 questions in 3 minutes)

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So you need to attend 147 questions in 210 minutes or three and a half hours. The total marks will be 250 for Mains.

The best way to prepare for the SBI PO exam is to attend online mock tests regularly. After self-study, you should spare a few hours and take up the tests. The SBI PO mock test 2021 is meant to prepare you for the actual PO examination. So attend as if you’re giving the actual test. 

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