SBI PO 2018 Exam Notification

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State Bank of India is the largest public sector bank in India. The organisation releases recruitment notice for posts like Probationary Officer and Clerks recruitment’s take place once in a year. SBI PO 2018 will be conducted by State Bank of India to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Probationary officer. SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates, Syllabus and other related information will be available once SBI PO Notification 2018 will be released by State Bank of India.


SBI PO is the most sought after career option for those aspirants who aspire to get the most coveted job in the banking industry. It is the dream job for millions of aspirants across India. Lakhs of candidates apply for this post every year including those who are already working in reputed banks or organisation because of the brand value, reputation, lucrative salary and growth associated with it.


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SBI PO 2018 Vacancies

State bank of India has declared a total of 2403 vacancies last year out of which 90 seats were reserved for the physically handicapped. This year also the number is expected to be almost same.Students should start preparing for the same as the vacancies for SBI PO 2018 is likely to be around 2000.


SBI PO Tentative Exam Dates 2018

The tentative exam dates based on last year are as follows. Please note that these are just tentative dates. The actual dates will be out once the official notification is out.

On-line registration February 2018 - March 2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges Feb 2018 - March 2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination April 2018 onwards
Online Examination - Preliminary April 2018 - May 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary May 2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam May 2018 onwards
Online Examination – Mains June 2018
Result of Online Examination – Main June 2018
Download Call Letter for Interview June 2018
Conduction of Group Exercises & Interview July 2018 onwards
Declaration of Final Result October 2018

SBI PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria :

1. Academic Qualifications:  (AS ON 01.07.2018)

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

2. Age Limit : (As on 01.05.2018)

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2018 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1997 (both days inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper age limit :

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD PWD (SC/ST)-15 YearsPWD (OBC)- 13 YearsPWD (Gen)- 10 Years
Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency , Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 years
Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years


3. Other

(I) Candidates with record of default in repayment of loans/credit card dues and/or against whose name adverse report of CIBILor other external agencies are available are not eligible for appointment.

(ii) Candidates against whom there is/are adverse report regarding character & antecedents, moral turpitude are not eligible to apply for the post

SBI PO Selection process

The selection process is conducted in 3 phases.

1. Phase 1- Preliminary Examination

It consists of Objective Tests for 100 marks which will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability 35 35
English Language 30 30 60Minutes(cumulative)
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total 100 100 1 hour

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests individually by securing the sectional passing marks. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Mains Examination.

2. Phase 2- Main Examination

Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be conducted online. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

(I) Objective Test: It is of 3 hours duration consisting 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 the minimum passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

(II) Descriptive Test: It is of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks. It 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.

Please note that 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.

Type of ExamSectionNo. of QuestionMaximum MarkDuration
Objective Test Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Objective Test General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Objective Test English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Objective Test Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
Descriptive Test Letter Writing & Essay 2 50 30 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each incorrect answer given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left unanswered by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.


3. Phase – III:Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

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.


Final Selection

1. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test are added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.

2.The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

3. 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.

4.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.

5.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 selection list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank’s website.


SBI PO Prelims syllabus:

The syllabus for prelims is detailed below.

English LanguageQuantitative AbilityReasoning
1 Reading Comprehension Simplification Alphanumeric Series/Number Series
2 Cloze Test Number Series Alphabet Test
3 Para jumbles Data Interpretation Coding Decoding
4 Double Fillers/Single fillers Profit & Loss/Discount Blood relation
5 Error detection Mixtures & Alligations Distance and direction
6 Sentence rearrangement Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Order and Ranking
7 Phrase replacement/Idioms and phrases Work & Time Syllogism
8 Miscellaneous Time & Distance Puzzles
9 Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Seating arrangement
10 Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Machine input output
11 Number Systems Inequalities
12 Permutation, Combination &Probability


SBI PO Main syllabus:

The objective paper of mains consist of 4 sections(Reasoning and computer has been merged into one). The detailed syllabus of each section is given below

ReasoningComputer AwarenessGeneral/Economy/Banking AwarenessEnglish LanguageData Analysis & Interpretation
1 Seating Arrangement(Circular/square/linear) Internet Banking and Financial Awareness Reading Comprehension Tabular Graph
2 Puzzles(Scheduling/floor based/order based/tabulation) Keyboard Shortcuts Financial Awareness Grammar Line Graph
3 Input output Memory Current Affairs Vocabulary Pie Chart
4 Syllogism Computer Abbreviation General Knowledge Verbal Ability Bar Graph
5 Verbal Reasoning Microsoft Office Static Awareness Word Association Radar Graph Caselet
6 Blood Relations Computer Hardware/Software Budget Sentence Improvement Missing Case DI
7 Directions and Distances Operating System Para Jumbles Let it Case DI
8 Ordering and Ranking Networking Cloze Test Data Sufficiency
9 Data Sufficiency Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies Error Detection Probability
10 Coding and Decoding Fillers Permutation and Combination
11 Coded Inequalities Sentence re arrangement Inequalities
12 Course of Action Idioms and phrases Word Problems
13 Critical Reasoning
14 Analytical and Decision Making


SBI PO 2018 Application Fees

The application fee for SBI PO 2018 exam is Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) and Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.


SBI PO 2017 Cut off

The cut off for SBI PO prelims 2017 is given below.

CategoryQuantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityEnglish Language
GENERAL 10.25 6.50 8.75
OBC/SC/ ST/PWD 7.00 4.00 5.75


The cut off for SBI PO mains and interview 2017 is given below.

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


SBI PO 2018 Preparation

For cracking the SBI PO 2018, a thorough knowledge of the exam pattern and dedicated study along with tips and tricks is a must.

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