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SBI CBO Syllabus 2022-23 - Complete details

SBI CBO Syllabus

SBI CBO Syllabus: The SBI CBO Syllabus is one of the most important things to be aware of while preparing for the SBI CBO exam. The SBI CBO examination includes topics on English Language, Banking Knowledge, General Awareness/ Economy, Computer Aptitude. Find the detailed syllabus below.

  • The SBI CBO Online Test will be conducted for 120 Marks consisting of objective and descriptive paper of 50 marks
  • Only selected candidates will be appearing for the Interview (50 marks)
  • A State-wise & Category-wise merit list will be generated on the same.
  • The candidates qualifying for the interview under certain categories will have to provide documents for getting selected in the SBI CBO Recruitment 2022.
  • There is no sectional cut-off for this examination.

Here is the detailed SBI CBO Syllabus to kick-start your preparation for the upcoming exam.

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SBI CBO Syllabus 2022-23

(Note: The syllabus is tentative based on our analysis. Once the latest pattern official syllabus is released, the syllabus will be updated)

SBI CBO Syllabus For General Awareness/Economy

Basically a reflection of regular GA paper, this section will cover more of the banking-related terms and their usage along with baking current affairs. Here is the complete list of topics –

  • Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • General Knowledge
  • Static Awareness
  • Banking and Financial Awareness
  • Preventive Vigilance
  • Legal Issues

SBI CBO Syllabus for Banking Knowledge

The syllabus for Banking Knowledge for SBI CBO PO Prelims is as follows –

  • Latest Banking updates
  • Important banking concepts
  • Government schemes related to Banking sector
  • Monetary Policy
  • Types of money and measures of money supply
  • Financial institutions and Financial regulators in India
  • Currency circulation and management
  • Financial inclusion

SBI CBO Syllabus for Computer Aptitude

The syllabus for Computer Aptitude for SBI CBO PO Prelims includes questions from Computer and Internet-related topics on software, hardware, and computer networking and security.

  • Internet
  • Memory
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
  • Networking
  • Operating System
  • Basic of Logic Gates

SBI CBO Syllabus for the English Language

English language paper for SBI CBO consists of the following topics.:

  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Word Association

SBI CBO Exam Pattern for Objective Test

Here is a tabular view of the question pattern of the SBI CBO online written exam – Objective Section.

  • Time Limit- 120 minutes
  • Number of Questions- 120
  • Maximum Marks- 120
Name of TestNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
English Language303030 mins
Banking Knowledge404040 mins
General Awareness/Economy303030 mins
Computer Aptitude 202020 mins
Total1201202 hours

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SBI CBO Exam Pattern For Descriptive Test

The descriptive Test for SBI CBO included Letter Writing and Essay Writing with the following time and marks distribution.

  • Time Limit- 30 minutes
  • Number of Questions- 02
  • Maximum Marks- 50
Descriptive TestNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
Letter Writing12530 min
Essay-250 words on banking related125
Total25030 min

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Wrong-answer penalties

In Objective Tests, there is no penalty for wrong answers. There will be no penalty if a question is left blank, that is if the candidate does not mark an answer.

Screening for Interview

The online application and documents of the shortlisted candidates will be placed before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee will cross-check the job profile submitted by the candidate to the job profile of the Scale-I Generalist Officer of the State Bank of India. If the candidate's job profile does not match that of the Scale - I Generalist Officer of SBI then the candidate's application will be summarily rejected. This decision will be final and binding for all candidates.
Candidates whose job profile and experience does match that of the Scale-I Generalist Officer of SBI will be shortlisted and called for the Interview. 


The maximum score for the interview will be 50, and to be considered for final selection, the candidate must achieve the minimum qualifying score in the interview, which is decided by the Bank. Candidates in the 'OBC' category who qualify for an interview must submit an OBC certificate with the 'Non-Creamy Layer' clause. Candidates who have enrolled as OBC but have not submitted their OBC 'Non-Creamy Layer' certificate and have requested to be interviewed in the General category will not be entertained.

Final Selection

Candidates have to qualify both the Online Test and the Interview. The final selection is done with normalization of marks with a 75:25 weightage between the online test and the interview. The marks secured by the candidate in the online test out of 120 marks will be converted into out of 75. The marks for the interview out of 50 will be converted into out of 25. The final merit list (Circle wise and category-wise) is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of the Online Test and Interview. Selection will be made from the top-ranked candidates in the merit list prepared on Circle wise and Category wise. 

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When will the SBI CBO 2022 Exam be conducted?

The SBI CBO exam will be conducted in December 2022.

What is the last date to apply for the SBI CBO exam 2022? +

The last date to apply online for SBI Circle Based Officers (CBO) is 7th November 2022.

Is a fresh graduate eligible to appear in SBI CBO exam 2022? +

No, Minimum 2 years' experience required for SBI Circle Based Officers (CBO) 2022 exam.

How many vacancies SBI released for the post of Circle Based Officer? +

A total of 1422 vacancies has been released for the SBI CBO exam 2022.

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