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SBI PO Recruitment 2018-19 : 2000 Post - Complete Info

Official notification of SBI PO 2018 has been issued on 21.04.2018 where graduates of Indian origin can apply. The online registration will start from 21.04.2018 and closes on 13.05.2018. Those who meet the eligibility criteria of SBI PO notification can themselves register for the examination.

SBI PO Notification 2018

State Bank of India has issued recruitment notification for eligible Indian nationals for appointment as a PO (Probationary Officer). Candidates can be present only once for the test under this recruitment project. Eligible candidate candidates can register online for the post given on the official website

There are 3-levels in the selection process, which have preliminary and main examinations that will be conducted online after the interview. Candidates will have to pass each exam to get shortlist and have to move forward in the next phase. The final selection will be based on the rank created in the main and interview.

Click here to Download official Notification SBI PO 2018 

Click here to online registration

Every year more than 20 lakh candidates are present for the SBI Bank Po Examination. Official notification of SBI PO 2018 has been issued. The application will start from 21.04.2018 and closes on 13.05.2018. All eligible candidates can apply for this. . There are 2,000 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer.

  • Available Posts: 2000 + 118 (PWD) =2118
  • Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers (PO)

SBI 2018 Vancancies by Category




OBC (Non-creamy layer )

















SBI PO Recruitment 2018: Important Dates



On-line registration with Edit/Modification of Application by applicants (Tentatively)

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments (Tentatively)

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Download SBI PO Preliminary Exam call letter (Tentatively)

18.06.2018 onwards

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date (Online)

1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018

Declaration of SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result


Download SBI PO Call Letter for Main Exam (Tentatively)


SBI PO Mains Exam 


 Declaration of SBI PO Mains Exam Result (Tentatively)


Download of SBI PO Interview Call Letter


Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview

24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018

 Date for the Declaration of Final Result 



Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates  
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training 28.05.2018 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria - 2018

The candidate has to meet the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI Po Examination 2018:

  • Age limit: Candidates should be on 01.04.2018 from 21 years to 30 years i.e. the birth of candidates should be between 02.04.1988 and 01.04.1997 (including both dates).
  • Educational Qualification: The candidate should be graduate in any subject from a recognized university or should be graduate for any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government. Those who are in the final year / semester of their undergraduate can also apply temporarily under this condition if they are called for interview, then they have submitted proof of passing the graduation exam on or before 01.07.2018. Have to do. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2018. Chartered accountant certification candidates can also apply.

SBI PO selection process: important Points

Candidates should keep in mind the following points related to SBI PO selection process:

  • Biometric Verification: To ensure an error-free and secure selection process for SBI Po 2018, the bank can digitally capture the thumb impression of the candidate. This is done to verify the reality of the candidates. Any inconsistency in biometric verification will reject the candidate and the punitive legal proceedings. Thus, the candidates are advised that they should not apply any external type of external material like ink, henna, chemistry etc. on their hands.
  • Number of attempts: Maximum scope for each category is decided. Candidates who have used all the possibilities are not eligible to apply. Attempt to attend the preliminary examination is not counted as an attempt but participating in the main exam is counted.
Category Number of Chances
General 4
General (PWD) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

SBI PO Online Application

Application for SBI Po Examination 2018 is to be done online. To avoid any technical errors, please ensure that the web browser used to fill SBI PO 2018 application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and up
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Candidates applying for online should have the following prerequisites:

  • A valid email ID
  • Photograph and signature scanned at prescribed size
  • Application fee should be paid online so that all documents required for online transactions

The SBI PO 2018 application can be filled only on the official website.

Prior to registering and proceeding with the application process, all the candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for SBI PO online application.

SBI PO Application Fee

The classified fee structure for SBI PO online application is given below. Once repaid, the fee / information fee will not be refunded to any account and neither can it be reserved for any other exam or selection. Application fee should be paid online. For more information, check out the complete guide for SBI P.O. application.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates

State Bank of India issued official notification for SBI PO 2018 on April 21, 2018. After the notification was issued, its exam dates have been announced. Candidates are requested to visit the page regularly to remain updated about any other changes.

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 21st April 2018 to 13th May 2018
2 Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 21st April 2018 to 13th May 2018
3 Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination 18th June Onwards
4 Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary 1st, 7th & 8th July 2018
5 Result of Online exam – Preliminary 15th July 2018
6 Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam 20th July 2018
7 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 4th August 2018
8 Result of Online Examination – Main 20th August 2018
9 Download Call Letter for Personal Interview 1st September 2018
10 Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 24th September 2018 to 12th October 2018
11 Declaration of Final Result 1st November 2018

SBI PO Exam Centre

While filling the online application form, applicants need to enter their favorite exam centers for SBI PO 2018 on the basis of their convenience. However, if there is a non-availability of seats in preferred locations then the bank can allot a examination center in addition to the options made by the candidate.

SBI PO Recruitment 2018

The SBI Po Recruitment Examination is the most prominent in the public sector bank examinations in India. It is considered to be a bit difficult compared to the bank entrance examination conducted by IBPS. There are 3 steps in the recruitment process for the Probationary Officer in SBI:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination

3. GD/Interview

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The SBI PO selection process consists of 3 stages. The written examinations are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows:

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online test where candidates will have to solve the question paper in 100 hours for one hour. There are 3 sections in the test and the candidates have to clear the cut off for each segment. Cut off or minimum passing points for each section are decided every year by the bank on the basis of difficulty of the test. The sectionwise divisions of numbers are given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35  
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35  
Total 100 100  

Phase-2: SBI PO Mains Examination

The SBI PO main examination is a total of 250 marks, which includes an objective test of 200 marks followed by a 50-digit descriptive test. Both objective and descriptive tests will be online. Candidates should answer The purpose of descriptive testing will be done immediately after the completion of the test. There is a different time for each segment.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretationy 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 30 30 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

Descriptive Test:

Descriptive testing consists of a 30-minute period with a maximum score of 50 points. It is used to test writing skills in English language through letter writing and essay writing. Only descriptive test paper will be evaluated for those candidates who have scored qualifying marks in the purpose tests and the objective is placed in adequate place as per the total marks in the test.

Penalty for wrong answer:

The purpose of the initial and main examinations is the penalty for wrong answers marked in the tests. The wrong answer to a purposeful question by the candidate will be a penalty of one fourth of the points assigned to that question. For example, for a wrong answer to a question, a penalty of 0.25 points will be deducted, in which there is 1 digit. There will be no penalties for leaving a question blank, i.e. no answer has been marked by the candidate.

Phase-3: Group Exercises & Interview

The total marks of qualified candidates in both objective test and descriptive tests will be arranged in descending order in each category. The adequate number of candidates in each category will be called for group practice and interview as decided by the bank. Eligibility marks in group practice and interview will be decided by the bank. Group practice account for 20 points whereas interviews account for 30 points.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:

Considering the following points, final scores are calculated for the SBI PO exam:

  • The marks obtained in the initial examination (phase-1) will not be considered for selection
  • Candidates will be required to qualify different phase-2 and phase-3
  • In the Men's Examination (in 250 points), the number of candidates secured by the number of seats is changed from 75 and the number of secured points in group practice and interview (in 50 points) becomes changed from 25. This should create a new total score (main + GD / PI) 100
  • Total score out of 100 is used for the last qualifying list for each category. Candidates with the highest merit ranks in each category are finally selected.


SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation  
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage  
Blood Relations Number Systems  
Input Output Sequence & Series  
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability  


SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2018

The Mains Examination  of  SBI PO   consists of  5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test(LetterWriting &Essay).


Data Analysis & interpretation

English Language

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

Computer Awareness

Verbal Reasoning

Tabular Graph

Reading Comprehension

Financial Awareness



Line Graph


Current Affairs


Circular Seating Arrangement

Pie Chart


General Knowledge

Keyboard Shortcuts

Linear Seating Arrangement

Bar Graph

Verbal Ability

Static Awareness

Computer Abbreviation

Double Lineup

Radar Graph Caselet

Word Association

Banking and Financial Awareness

Microsoft Office


Missing Case DI

Sentence Improvement


Computer Hardware

Input Output

Let it Case DI

Para Jumbles


Computer Software

Blood Relations

Data Sufficiency

Cloze Test


Operating System

Directions and Distances


Error Spotting



Ordering and Ranking

Permutation and Combination

Fill in the blanks


Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Data Sufficiency


Coding and Decoding


Code Inequalities


Course of Action


Critical Reasoning


Analytical and Decision Making


SBI PO 2017 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates will have to download the SBI PO 2018 Admission Letter from the Bank's official website as hard copy of SBI PO entry will not be sent to the candidate through post. To login to the official website, candidates will need the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card or call letter for SBI PO 2017 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Group Exercise and Interview

SBI PO 2018 Results

All the results related to SBI Po 2018 will be made available to the SBI P.O. Examination on the official website of State Bank of India.

SBI PO Pre Results

State Bank of India (SBI) has declared the SBI PO prelims examination result 2017 on May 16.

SBI PO Main results

The results of the main examination result have been released on July 3, 2017. Candidates are requested to continue investigating the website for further information.

SBI Po Last Resurrection

The Final result of SBI PO 2017 Exam has been declared by SBI.

SBI Po Preparation

SBI PO preparation should be arranged in mind with the latest examination pattern in mind. Since many subjects have been included in the curriculum, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice different types of questions.

SBI PO 2017 surprised everyone with an unexpected pattern. This is the reason why we decided to provide you with relevant new pattern questions that are asked in the banking examination last year. New pattern questions are only the use of concepts in the new form. All you have to do is practice so that you do not face the problem in SBI PO 2017.

BI PO Cut-Off 2018

After the results of each stage, the SBI will be announced by the PO cut off of State Bank of India for the year 2018. A cut off will be announced for the initial stage of the examination, the results of which will be declared after the declaration. Similarly, a cut off will be announced for SBI PO Main examination, which has resulted in the declaration by State Bank of India.

To know the expected SBI PO Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI PO 2017. Let's have a look at the same

Objective Test 40 40 40 50 40 40 40
Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test) 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview (Objective + Descriptive Test) 62.5 62.5 79.5 89.25 62.5 88.09 62.5
Total : GE + Interview 18 18 18 20 18 18 18
Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate(Out to 100) 38.95 28.88 40.83 46.59 37.24 46.11 32.95

Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017

Category Quantitative Aptitude English Language Reasoning Ability
Cut Off Marks (GEN) 10.25 8.75 6.50
Cut Off Marks (OBC/SC/ ST/PwD) 7.00 5.75 4.00

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Cut off

Marks 51.50 48.25 43.25 31.25 38.75 42.50 18.50

SBI PO Pre-Exam Training

According to the guidelines issued by the Indian government, banks can arrange pre-examination training in certain centers for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Religious Minority Communities. Candidates related to the above categories who wish to take advantage of such training themselves, while applying online, can indicate that effect against the relevant column. An indicative list of training centers is given below:

The bank can add additional centers or remove some of the indicated centers for training. Candidates selecting the pre-examination training should download their call letter from the Bank's website on 07.04.2018 for registration by registering their registration number and password / birthdate. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

Candidates related to the above categories can take training by pointing it out against the relevant columns while applying online.
Pre-examination training is free, such as other expenses like travel, food and housing expenses are done by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted five days before the examination and dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centers:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati  
Shimla Vishakhapatnam    
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