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SBI CBO Syllabus 2021

SBI CBO Syllabus 2021: SBI has released a notification announcing an online test for SBI CBO recruitment 2021 which will include both objective test and descriptive test. The exam pattern has been revised by the authority and divided into two sections. Read the complete article to know the changes made in the exam pattern by the State Bank of India for the recruitment process. We have also provided a complete syllabus for the SBI CBO Exam 2021 to make it easy for preparing as per the new version of the examination.

SBI CBO Syllabus 2021 – Overview

Exam Conducting Authority State Bank of India (SBI)
Name of Recruitment SBI Circle Based Officer 2021
Name of Posts Circle Based Officer (CBO)
Vacancies 1226
Online Exam Test January 2022
Selection Process Online Test & Interview
Category Exam Pattern & Syllabus
Official Website

SBI CBO Exam Pattern 2021

With the introduction to the online written test for the SBI CBO exam 2021, the SBI has also released the exam pattern for the same which is as follows. The candidates who are going to appear in the SBI CBO 2021 recruitment must follow the following exam pattern. A total of 2 hours 30 minutes i.e. 150 minutes will be granted to the candidate for completing both tests of the SBI CBO examination.

SBI CBO Syllabus – Test A- Objective Test

Name of Test No of Questions Max Marks Duration
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness/ KYCAML/ Preventive Vigilance/ Legal Issues 30 60 30 mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation 20 40 30 mins
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 30 60 30 mins
English Language 20 40 30 mins
Total 100 200 2 Hrs

SBI CBO Syllabus – Test B- Descriptive Test

B. Name of Test (Descriptive Test) No of Questions Max Marks Duration
Letter Writing 1 25 30 mins
Essay-250 words on banking related 1 25
Total 2 50 30 mins

SBI CBO Syllabus – Penalty for Wrong Answers

There will be a  penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, 1/4th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

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SBI CBO Syllabus 2021 – Topic wise

The candidates have to score good marks in the SBI CBO online written test which will decide their selection for the interview round. The SBI CBO Exam pattern has been revised by the authority and divides into two objective and descriptive test. The subjects included in the Objective test areas:

  1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  2. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
  3. English Language
  4. Data Analysis & Interpretation

The descriptive test for SBI CBO will include 1 question on letter writing and one question on essay writing. The topics will be related to banking itself. The candidates must prepare themself for this change in the exam pattern for the Circle-Based Officer recruitment.

Check the topic-wise SBI CBO Syllabus for SBI Circle Based Officer Recruitment 2021 is given here:

Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness and Computer Knowledge
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time, and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days
  • Basic Computer Knowledge

SBI CBO Syllabus 2021 – Selection Process

Online Examination

State-wise & Category wise merit list will be drawn based on the aggregate marks scored in the Online Test. There will be no sectional cut-off and sectional wise marks shall not be maintained. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the State wise & Category wise vacancies will be called for the Interview from the top of the State wise & Category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score.


The maximum marks for the interview shall be 100 and the candidate will have to score minimum qualifying marks in an interview for being considered for the final selection. Candidates qualifying for Interview under the ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit an OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ clause. Candidates who have registered themselves as OBC but do not submit OBC ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ certificate and request to be interviewed under the General category will not be entertained.

Final Selection

State-wise & Category-wise merit lists will be drawn based on the Interview score (out of 100) subject to a candidate scoring the minimum qualifying marks in the interview. Selection for each State & Category will be made from the top of the above merit list based on the interview score.

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