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SBI PO Exam 2018

State Bank of India conducts various examinations for posts lying vacant with their branches all over India. Every year there are more than 2000 posts notified in the category of Probationary Officers and Clerical level posts. But Specialist officers’ vacancies are less in number and are seldom notified.  SBI PO and Clerical level posts are advertised every year in the month of May/June. Last year SBI notified around 2400 PO vacancies in the month of February.

Large number of aspirants applied for the SBI PO 2017 Exam. It is one of the most desired competitive exams in India as it is offering a prestigious career option to the candidates looking for banking and government sector jobs.

Looking back we are expecting a huge number of SBI PO vacancies in the month of May/June 2018 for SBI PO 2018 Exam schedule. Candidates from all over India apply for these posts. Only graduates can apply for the post of SBI PO 2018. Those who are planning to appear in the upcoming SBI PO 2018 exam can find complete details on the official website to update with the further details regarding the Probationary Officer Examination conducted by SBI.

SBI PO Notification 2018

The official notification of  SBI PO on  February(Tentative) . The Online Registration for SBI PO  is from  February  to  March  2018(Tentative). The mode of examination  is online. Pre-Exam  is  held on April. Main Examination will be held on  June 2018(Tentative).
 

The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online for the said post on the official  website.www.sbi.co.in
The selection process has 3-levels consisting of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates have to pass each exam to get shortlisted and proceed to the next stage. Final selection will be on the basis of the rank scored in the Mains and Interview.

Click here to Download official Notification SBI PO 2018 Notification

 

SBI PO Vacancies 2018

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI Bank PO examination. The official notification of SBI PO 2018 would be released. The Online Registration for SBI PO 2018 will start from February 2018. There are 2000 vacancies for the post of probationary officer.

  • Available Posts: 2000 Vacant Posts
  • Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers (PO)

 

SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates

The important dates for SBI PO  2018 are as follows:

Activity

Date

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

February-March  2018

Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments

February-March  2018

Download SBI PO Preliminary Exam call letter

April 2018

Tentative Date SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date

April-May 2018

Tentative Date Declaration of SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result

May 2018

Tentative Date Download SBI PO Call Letter for Main Exam

May 2018

Tentative Date SBI PO Mains Exam

June 2018

Tentative Date  Declaration of SBI PO Mains Exam Result

June 2018

Tentative Date Declaration and download of SBI PO Interview Call Letter

June 2018

Tentative Date  of Group Exercise & Interview

July 2018

Tentative Date for the Declaration of Final Result

October 2018

 

SBI PO Exam Centre

The SBI PO exam  is held online at various centres all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet SBI allots an  exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate. 

Selection Procedure 

The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. 
The important steps of the SBI PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:

•Online Preliminary Examination:

Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon  the requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify each  section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for interview but in the year 2017 there is no Sectional cut off in SBI PO mains exam.

•Group Exercise/Interview:

The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview accounts for 30 marks.

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in SBI PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The SBI allots Location  to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.

 

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercise/Interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. .

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the SBI PO Main exam. The section-wise details 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

 

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Main Examination  will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the  Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

I.Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist  of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and  Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

3

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

4

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

 

                       Total

155

200

180 minutes

 

II.Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks  will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing  marks, to be decided by the Bank.

SBI PO Interview

The aggregate  marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged  indescending  order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying  marks  in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided  by the Bank.

Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview  under 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate  containing  the 'Non Creamy layer' clause. Candidates  not submitting the OBC certificate containing  the 'Non Creamy layer' clause and  requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.


Penalty for Wrong Answers:
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBIPO exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and GE/Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
• The ratio of marks between Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25

• The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

• Results  of  the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/Rozgar  Samachar  and also in Bank’s website.

 

SBI PO Syllabus 2018

SBI PO syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

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

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMultiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMiscellaneous
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation 
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage 
Blood RelationsNumber Systems 
Input OutputSequence & Series 
Coding DecodingPermutation, 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).

Reasoning

Data Analysis & interpretation

English Language

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

Computer Awareness

Verbal Reasoning

Tabular Graph

Reading Comprehension

Financial Awareness

Internet

Syllogism

Line Graph

Grammar

Current Affairs

Memory

Circular Seating Arrangement

Pie Chart

Vocabulary

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

Scheduling

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

Probability

Error Spotting

 

Networking

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 Eligibility Criteria - 2018

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 

Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. 
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the SBI-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as SBI  PO exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for SBI PO Examination should be one of the following:


1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of  Nepal or  Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

Age Eligibility of candidates applying for SBI PO Examination:

Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be of 20 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

 

SBI PO Pre-Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centres is given below :

The Bank may add additional centres or may delete some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from 07.04.2018  onwards from Bank's website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.


Candidates belonging to above-mentioned categories can undergo training by signifying the same against relevant column, at the time of applying on-line. 
The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging expenses are incurred by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
AgraBengaluruAgartalaAhmedabad
AllahabadChennaiBalasoreAurangabad
AmritsarCoimbatoreBehrampur (Ganjam)Bhopal
BareillyGulbargaBhubaneshwarIndore
ChandigarhHyderabadDhanbadJabalpur
DehradunKavarattiGuwahatiJaipur
GorakhpurKochiHubliJodhpur
JammuMaduraiKolkataMumbai
KanpurMangaloreMuzaffarpurNagpur
KarnalMysorePatnaPanaji (Goa)
LucknowPort BlairRanchiPune
LudhianaPuducherrySambalpurRaipur
New DelhiThiruchirapalliShillongRajkot
PatialaThiruvananthapuramSiliguriVadodara
RohtakVijaywadaTirupati 
ShimlaVishakhapatnam  
Varanasi   

 

SBI PO Online Application

The registration for SBI PO Exam 2018 will be done online. In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the SBI PO 2018 Application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Fire Fox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above
  • Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
  • The SBI  PO 2018 application form can only be filled on the official website.
  • Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for SBI PO Online Application

 

SBI PO Application Fee

The category wise application fees for SBI PO exam is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more please check the complete guide for SBI PO Application

Sr. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDRs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2General and OthersRs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

 

SBI PO 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates can download the SBI PO 2018 admit card from the official website SBI  because hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password
  • The admit card will be made available March  2018 SBI PO  Exam. The admit card or call letter for SBI PO 2018 will be issued in 3 phases:
  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination
  • GE/Interview
  • The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

 

SBI PO 2018 Results

The results of SBI will be released after completion of each Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

SBI PO Preparation

Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for SBI PO exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.


New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in SBI  PO 2018.
Candidates must go through previous  year IBPS questions, so that they have an  idea of what to expect in SBI PO 2018.

We are providing you all study notes, quizzes and Video lectures for SBI PO Exam 2018 with latest Pattern. It is advisable to  Follow Make My Exam to get all Study Material in New Pattern apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

 

Salary of SBI PO

Presently, the starting basic pay is Rs. 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of Rs.23700-980/7- 30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis would be a minimum of Rs. 7.93 lacs and  maximum of Rs 12.95 lacs
 

 

Classes for SBI PO 2018

 

IBT classroom programs are most comprehensive coaching Programme in Banking and SSC verticals across India. Out of every 5 classroom students of IBT, 3 got selected for Banking or SSC jobs in 2015-16.

 

SBI PO Mock Tests and Online Test Series

IBT offers Online Test Series for various Bank & SSC exams (like SBI,IBPS PO, Clerk, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, RBI, NABARD, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL etc), which are well-researched and closely follow the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last year’s exam pattern and expected changed in the pattern and level of questions.

 

SBI PO Cut off – 2017

SBI PO Pre Exam Cut off -2017
The cutoff for SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2017 is shown below for reference:

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.00

08.50

08.25

47.50

SBI PO Mains Exam Cut off  2017

The cut off for SBI PO Mains Exam 2017 is shown below for reference:

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Computer

GA

Total

04.75

05.25

06.50

08.50

12.50

52.50

 

SBI PO Coaching Classes

IBT classroom programs are most comprehensive coaching Programme in SBI PO Pre and  Main Examination across India. Out of every 5 classroom students of IBT, 3 got selected for Banking jobs in 2016-17. IBT is poineer in the field of bank clerk coaching since 2009 and has produced incredible results. Experienced trainer, Specialised course material and best selling test series are the three pillar of IBT Classroom coaching.

 

SBI PO Mock Tests and Online Test Series

IBT offers Online Test Series for various Bank & SSC exams (like SBI PO,IBPS PO, Clerk, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SBI, RBI, NABARD, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL etc), which are well-researched and closely follow the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last year’s exam pattern and expected changed in the pattern and level of questions.

 

SBI PO FAQs

  • Is the SBI PO exam Bilingual?
  • All tests conducted by SBI are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi
  • Is there Negative Marking?
  • For every wrong answer, there is negative marking in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2018. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.
  • Are there fixed timings for different sections?
  • Not in Prelims, Yes in Mains

SBI PO 2018

SBI PO 2018 will be conducted by State Bnak of India to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of aspirants across India. SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity in Banking sector because of following reasons:

• Brand value of SBI and reputation associated with SBI-PO post

• Lucrative pay scale which is highest among PSU Banks

• Growth opportunities where even a PO can progress to the level of Chairperson

• Job satisfaction and social prestige

Before beginning with your preparation, you should get an idea about the latest updates, selection procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut off etc. Please go through this article to get all the important information for the SBI PO Exam.

SBI PO Notification 2018

SBI PO Notification 2018 will be released shortly by State Bank of India. This recruitment process will start post release of official notification and it will be conducted for selection of candidates to the post of PO in State Bank of India and its Associate banks. The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process.The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on merit.

Click here for SBI PO Official Notification 2017

SBI PO Vacancy 2018

The State Bank of India declared a total vacancy of 2403 posts for SBI PO 2017. Out of these, 90 vacancies were reserved for persons with disability. SBI PO Vacancy 2018 is expected to be more or less same as that of last year. The exact number of vacancies will be revealed once the official IBPS PO Notification 2018 is released by State Bank of India

SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates

State Bank of India will release the official Notification for SBI PO 2018 shortly. The Exam dates for the same will be declared once the notification has been released. Candidates are requested to visit the page regularly to remain updated about any upcoming notification on exam dates.

Sr. No.ActivityDates
1On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates







To be announced soon
2Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges
3Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination
4Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminarys
5Result of Online exam – Preliminary
6Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam
7Conduct of Online Examination – Main
8Result of Online Examination – Main
9Download Call Letter for Personal InterviewJune 2018
10Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview
11Declaration of Final Result

SBI PO Exam Centre

While filling the online application form, applicants are required to enter their preferred exam centres for SBI PO 2018, based on their convenience. However, the Bank may allot an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues.

SBI PO Recruitment 2018

The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination

3. GD/Interview

Click Here to know more about SBI PO Salary, Job Profile and career growth.

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 examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections and candidates must clear the cut-off for each section. The cut-off or minimum passing marks for each section is decided by the Bank each year depending on the difficult of the test. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:

S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language3030Composite time of 1 Hour
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535
Total100100

Phase-2: SBI PO Mains Examination

The SBI PO Main Exam has a total of 250 marks, consisting of an objective test of 200 marks followed by a descriptive test of 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates must answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. The Descriptive Test will be administered, immediately after completion of Objective Test. There is separate timing for each section.

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretationy356045 minutes
3General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
4English Language303040 minutes
Total1552003 hours

Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test has a duration of 30 minutes with a maximum score of 50 marks. This is used to test the writing skills in English Language via Letter Writing & Essay Writing. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

Phase-3: Group Exercises & Interview

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview accounts for 30 marks.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:

The final score for the SBI PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection

• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Phase-3 separately to be eligible

• Marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Exam (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. This makes the new total score (Mains + GD/PI) to be 100

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

SBI PO 2018 Syllabus

While SBI issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years.

SBI PO Pre Exam Syllabus

English LanguageNumerical AbilityReasoning Ability
Reading ComprehensionNumber SeriesPuzzle and Arrangements
Cloze TestSimplification/ ApproximationInequality
ParajumblesQuadratic EquationsSyllogism
Spotting ErrorsData InterpretationCoding - Decoding
Sentence ImprovementMiscellaneousBlood Relations
Fill in the BlanksDirection senseg
Order and Ranking

Click Here to View detailed SBI PO Mains Syllabus

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2018

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO Exam 2018:

• Age Limit: The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2018 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1988 and 01.04.1997 (both dates inclusive)

• Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2018. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2018. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

SBI PO Selection Procedure: Important Points

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

• Biometric Verification: To ensure an error-free and secure selection procedure for SBI PO 2018, the bank may digitally capture the thumb impression of the candidate. This is done to verify the genuineness of the candidates. Any inconsistency in the biometric verification will lead to rejection of the candidature and punitive legal actions. Candidates are thus advised not to apply any kind of external matter like ink, mehandi, chemical etc. on their hands.

• Number of Attempts: The maximum number of chances are fixed for each category. Candidates who have used up all the chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in Preliminary Exam is not counted as an attempt but appearing in Mains Exam is counted.

CategoryNumber of Chances
General4
General (PWD)7
OBC/ OBC(PWD)7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD)No restriction

SBI PO Online Application

The application for SBI PO Exam 2018 has to be done online. To avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the SBI PO 2018 Application form is one of the following:

• Internet Explorer 8 and above

• Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above

• Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:

• A valid Email Id

• Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size

• Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction

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

Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for SBI PO Online Applicaion

SBI PO Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for SBI PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for SBI PO Application

Sr. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDRs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2General and OthersRs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO 2017 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the SBI PO 2018 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require 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 results pertaining to SBI PO 2018 will be made available on the official website of State bank of India, the governing body for the SBI PO exam.

SBI PO Pre Result

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

SBI PO Mains Result

The result of the Mains Exam result has been released on 3rd July 2017. Candidates are requested to keep checking the website for further information.

SBI PO Final Result

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

Click Here to View SBI PO 2017 Final Result & Cut-Off

SBI PO Preparation

SBI PO preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well.

SBI PO 2017 left everyone startled with the unexpected pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams. New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in SBI PO 2017.

Candidates should go through previous year SBI questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in SBI PO 2018. In fact, we have also provided you with an 80 Days Study Plan for SBI PO Exam. This plan includes all the topics that may be asked this year.

SBI PO Cut-Off 2018

SBI PO Cut-Off for year 2018 will be declared by State Bank of India after the result of each phase has been declared. Cut-Off for preliminary phase of examination will be declared after the result for the same has been declared. Similarly cut-off for SBI PO Mains Exam will be declared after the result for the same has been declared 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

SCSTOBCGENOHVIHI
Objective Test40404050404040
Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test)17.517.517.52017.517.517.5
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview (Objective + Descriptive Test)62.562.579.589.2562.588.0962.5
Total : GE + Interview18181820181818
Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate(Out to 100)38.9528.8840.8346.5937.2446.1132.95

Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017

CategoryQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageReasoning Ability
Cut Off Marks (GEN)10.258.756.50
Cut Off Marks (OBC/SC/ ST/PwD)7.005.754.00

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Cut off

CategoryGENOBCSCSTOHVIHI
Marks51.5048.2543.2531.2538.7542.5018.50

SBI PO Pre-Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
AgraBangaloreAgartalaAhmedabad
AllahabadChennaiAizwalAkola
BareillyCoimbatoreAsansolAurangabad
ChandigarhErnakulamBhubaneswarIndore
DehradunGulbargaBerhampur (Ganjam)Bhopal
GorakhpurHubliDibrugarhJabalpur
JaipurHyderabadGangtokMumbai
KanpurMaduraiGuwahatiNagpur
LucknowMysoreImphalPanaji (Goa)
MeerutPort BlairItanagarPune
NewDelhiTirupatiKohimaRaipur
SrinagarVishakhapatnamKolkataVadodara
VaranasiVijayawadaPatna
Purnea
Ranchi
Sambalpur
Silchar
Siliguri
Shillong

The Bank may add additional centres or may remove some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from 07.04.2017 onwards from Bank's website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

SBI PO FAQs

• Is the SBI PO exam Bilingual?

Except the Descriptive Test for English Language, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi

• Is there Negative Marking?

Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2017. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

• Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Not in Prelims, Yes in Mains

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