SBI PO 2018

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Aug 9, 2017

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State Bank of India (SBI) conducts a national-level exam for recruitment of Probationary Officers (SBI PO). The exam is conducted in 3 main stages viz. Prelims, Mains and Group Discussion/ Interview. Prelims round forms the basis of qualification to Mains, after which the shortlisted candidates appear for Gropu Discussion/ Interview. 

  • SBI PO 2018 Notification is expected to release in March 2018 at its official website.
  • Any Indian National who holds a Bachelor’s Degree can apply for SBI PO. Check  SBI PO Eligibility
  • Candidates can begin registering for SBI PO 2018 from March 2018 onwards.
  • Interested applicants can apply online at the official website of SBI i.e. sbi.co.in. Fill SBI PO 2018 Application Form

Selection Procedure in SBI PO:

  • STAGE 1- SBI PO Prelims (objective questions of 100 marks)
  • STAGE 2- SBI PO Mains (objective questions of 200 marks and descriptive questions of 50 marks) Read More  SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern
  • STAGE 3- Group discussion and Personal Interview (20 and 30 marks respectively)
  • The final selection is based on the performance in stage 2 and 3.
  • Results of final SBI PO Recruitment will come out in August 2018. Check  SBI PO 2018 Result

Nearly 30 lakh candidates apply for SBI PO each year. Out of these, 6376 participate in Group Exercises and Interview round. Approximately 2403 candidates are finally recruited as Probationary Officers (PO). 


Highlights of SBI PO 2018

Name of Exam State Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam (SBI PO)
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Official Wesbite www.sbi.co.in
Periodicity Annually
Exam Level National
Mode of Exam Online
SBI PO Selection Stages Prelims, Mains, Group Discussion/ Interview
Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 2018 Over 5 lakh
Available Seats 2403
SBI PO Helpline 022 – 2282 0427

SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates

Here is a tentative schedule of SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates. Candidates must take note of all of these.

Events Dates
Release of SBI PO 2018 Notification March 2018
Availability of SBI PO 2018 Application Form March 2018
Release of SBI PO 2018 Admit Card (Prelims) April 15, 2018- May 07, 2018
SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam Date April 29 & 30, 2018 and May 06 & 07, 2018
SBI PO 2018 Result (Prelims) May 17, 2018
Release of SBI PO 2018 Admit Card (Mains) May 22, 2018
SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam Date June 04, 2018
SBI PO 2018 Result (Mains)

July 4, 2018

SBI PO Call Letter for Interview will be available from June 26, 2018
Date for SBI PO 2018 Group Exercises and Interview  July 10, 2018
Declaration of SBI PO 2018 Final Result  August 05, 2018

SBI PO 2018 Eligibility

SBI has laid out certain conditions for candidates applying for the PO post. It is important to fulfill SBI PO Eligibility Criteria in order to register for the exam. Here are the basic conditions to must satisfy:

Nationality

  • Candidate must be an Indian National.

Educational qualifications

  • The applicants must be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university.
  • The final year graduates can also apply.

Age

  • Candidates must be between 21 to 30 years as on April 1, 2018.
  • SC/ST/ExS/J&K Migrants get a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit
  • OBC candidates with upper age limit 33 years can apply for the exam
  • PwD category candidates reserve a relaxation of 10- 15 years depending on the category.

Number of Attempts

  • For General category- 4 attempts
  • For General (PwD) category- 7 attempts
  • OBC category- 7 attempts
  • OBC (PwD)- 7 attempts
  • SC/ST (PwD)- No restriction​

​​Check  SBI PO Eligibility


SBI PO 2018 Application Form

SBI PO 2018 Application Form will be available from March 2018 onwards. Please read the eligibility conditions carefully before applying. Candidates need to fill the application form in the online mode only. Follow the following steps to fill the application form:

Registration

  1. Visit the website www.sbi.co.in
  2. Click on link “Career with us” on the home page
  3. Select ‘SBI PO 2018 Application Form’
  4. Fill Application Form with complete details like as name, educational qualifications, address, mobile number, email and other information.

Upload Images

  1. Upload scanned image of passport size photo (size-20 to 50 Kb) and signature (10 to 20 Kb) in JPEG format.
  2. The photo must be of 200 x 300 pixels while the signature must be of 140 x 60 pixels.
  3. Choose the correct file and click on open to upload.
  4. After that, click ‘Submit’ to move to fee payment window.

Pay Application Fee

  1. Application fee for General Category is INR 600 and INR 100 for reserved categories.
  2. Pay the fee online and submit.
  3. Take a printout of the application form before submission for future reference.
  4. You will receive a registration id. Note it down.

Fill here  SBI PO 2018 Application Form


SBI PO 2018 Admit Card

  • For SBI PO exam, the admit card is released separately for all three stages viz.  prelims, mains, and interview.
  • All notifications related to admit card release on the official website i.e. sbi.co.in.
  • The admit card for Prelims is expected to be out in April, while for Mains, it will release in May 2018.
  • All candidates need to carry their admit cards on the day of the exam, failing to which they won’t be allowed to sit for the exam.

How to Download SBI PO 2018, Admit Card?

  1. Visit the official website i.e. sbi.co.in
  2. Click on the link “Download SBI PO 2018 Admit card”
  3. Enter your registration number and DOB/Password
  4. Your admit card will appear on the screen
  5. Download it and take a print-out of the same

Download  SBI PO 2018 Admit Card 


SBI PO 2018 Exam Centers

  • Candidates will be given one of the SBI PO Exam Centers from their choices opted during the application process.
  • The final exam center will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • Candidates need to check the details and in case of any discrepancies, they need to contact the exam authorities immediately.

The list of centers is given below:

State Code State/UT SBI PO Exam Centers (Prelims) SBI PO Exam Centers (Mains)
11 Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
13 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun Itanagar
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati
15 Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan Arrah, Hajipur, Patna
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
18 Goa Panaji, Verna Panaji
19 Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
20 Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Rohtak
21 Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una Shimla, Solan,
22 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
23 Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24 Karnataka Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi Bengaluru
25 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
26 Lakshadweep Kavarrati Kavarrati
27 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
28 Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai / Thane / Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane / Navi Mumbai
29 Manipur Imphal Imphal
30 Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Shillong
31 Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
32 Nagaland Kohima Kohima
33 Delhi-NCR Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
34 Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneswar
35 Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
36 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
37 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur
38 Sikkim Gangtok Gangtok
39 Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli
40 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
41 Tripura Agartala Agartala
42 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
43 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee Dehradun
44 West Bengal Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Dumkal, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata,

Check all  SBI PO Exam Centers


SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Each stage in SBI PO Recruitment Exam has a different paper pattern.
  • Stage 1 and 2 (Prelims and Mains) will be conducted in online mode.
  • Phase 3 will be held face to face.
  • The final selection is based on the overall performance of each stage.

Read below the complete SBI PO Exam Pattern:

SBI PO Exam Pattern for Prelims

Mode of Examination Online
Question Type Objective 
Number of Questions 100
Maximum Marks 100
Duration of Exam 60 minutes
Sections in Paper 3 (English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability)
Marks/Questions in each section English language: 30, Quantitative aptitude: 35, Reasoning Ability: 35

SBI PO Exam Pattern for Mains

Question Type Objective and Descriptive
Sections 2
Questions in each section Objective : 155, Descriptive: 50
Time duration Objective: 3 hours, Descriptive: 30 minutes
Sections in Objective Paper 4
Marks of Objective Type Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: 60, Data Analysis & Interpretation: 60, General Awareness about Economy/ Banking: 40, English language: 40
Time Allotted to Each Section Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: 45 min, Data Analysis & Interpretation: 45 min, General Awareness about Economy/ Banking: 40 min, English language: 40 min
Sections in Mains Descriptive Letter writing and Essay

SBI PO Exam Pattern for Final Stage

Final stage of SBI PO Group Discussion and Interview
Marks in each section GD: 20, Personal Interview: 30

Read More  SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern

SBI PO Preparation Books

Books Author
Banking Awareness Arihant
SBI PO Solved Papers Kiran Prakashan
Banking Awareness for SBI/IBPS Bank DishaPublications
Banking Awareness (Banking Aptitude Test) (BANK PO/OFFICERS EXAM) Ramesh Publishing House

SBI PO 2018 Syllabus

Here are all important topics that you need to study to score well in IBPS PO. They are given stage-wise:

Section-wise SBI PO 2018 Syllabus for Preliminary Round

Sections Syllabus
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification, Number System, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Interest, Number series, Data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination
Reasoning Ability Inequalities, Ordering, and Ranking, Directions and Distances, Coding and Decoding, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Line Up, Grouping, and Selection
English Language Fill in the blanks, Reading, and Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Cloze test, Error spotting, Spellings, Phrase Idiom meaning,

Section-wise SBI PO 2018 Syllabus for Mains

Sections Syllabus
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Inequality, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Verbal Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous topics, Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis and Interpretation Bar graph, Line graph, Pie chart (single or double), Tabular graph, Radar chart, Mixed graphs (combination of any 2 of the above), Caselet/ Paragraph DI, Missing graphs
English Language Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Para jumbles, Odd one out/ Theme based questions, Statement and Paragraph completion, Sentence Connectors
General Awareness Current Affairs, Banking / Financial Awareness, Static Affairs

SBI PO 2018 Syllabus for GD/ PI

Topics for GD/PI
Is right to freedom being misused? Cleanliness should be the fundamental duty of every citizen.
What are the merits and de-merits of One Rank One Pension scheme? What measures should be adopted for avoiding NPA?
SBI Merger: Pros and cons? What do you think about reservations in education and jobs?
How is Swaach Bharat Abhiyan currently important for India?

NSG is the need of the hour for India.

Rail budget should have merged into general budget much earlier. Women employment is possible through mass awareness rather than launching programs.
Is government just renaming the old schemes? Wind power Vs Solar Energy?

SBI PO 2018 Result

  • SBI PO 2018 Result will be declared online on the official website for each stage of the exam.
  • The result for Prelims will be declared in May 2018, while the mains result will be declared in June 2018.
  • In order to check the result, candidates need to visit the site, enter their roll number/ registration number and DOB.
  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in all the sections of SBI PO will be normalized by the equi-percentile method.
  • Only up to 2 decimal points, scores would be taken for the calculation. 

How to Check SBI PO 2018 Result?

  1. Visit www.sbi.co.in
  2. Click on “Careers” section
  3. Click on “Results” section
  4. Enter your roll number and DOB or enter your registration number and DOB
  5. You result card will appear on the screen

Check  SBI PO 2018 Result


SBI PO 2018 Cut Off

  • SBI releases a category-wise cutoff after each stage.
  • This is based on the number of candidates who appearing for the exam, number of vacancies, previous year cut off, difficulty level of the exam etc.
  • On the basis of SBI PO cut-offs, candidates are chosen for the subsequent stage.
  • Here are the expected cut off marks of each stage for your reference:

SBI PO 2017 Cutoff for Prelims

CATEGORY ENGLISH LANGUAGE REASONING ABILITY QUANTITATIVE ABILITY OVERALL CUT OFF MARKS
General 8.75 7.00 7.25 47.50
OBC 6.00 4.25 4.25 44.50
SC 6.00 4.25 4.25 38.75
ST 6.00 4.25 4.25 29.25
PwD 6.00 4.25 4.25

36.00 (OH)

37.00 (VH) 15.75 (HI)

SBI PO 2017 Cutoff for Mains

CATEGORY ENGLISH LANGUAGE REASONING ABILITY & COMPUTER DATA ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION GENERAL AWARENESS OVERALL CUT OFF MARKS
General 13.00 12.50 11.50 20.00 124
OBC 8.50 8.50 8.50 18.00 110
SC 8.50 8.50 8.50 18.00 89
ST 8.50 8.50 8.50 18.00 79
PwD 8.50 8.50 8.50 18.00 70

Final SBI PO 2018 Cut off

Category Cut off marks (Out of 100)
SC 34.25
ST 34.73
OBC 44.43
GEN 49.75
OH 38.45
VI 43.08
HI 40.78

Read Section-wise  SBI PO Cut off


SBI PO 2018 Selection Process

Candidates in SBI PO Recruitment are shortlisted upon their performances in the 3 stages mentioned below:

SBI PO Preliminary Examination

  • It is the very first stage of SBI PO recruitment process.
  • SBI PO Prelims is an online objective test of 1-hour duration.
  • It would be conducted in April 2018.
  • SBI PO Pre comprises of 3 sections- English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Candidates must score minimum qualifying marks in all the sections to qualify for the next round.

SBI PO Main Examination

  • Candidates shortlisted for the main examination have to appear for the same in June 2018.
  • It is a 200 marks examination, comprising of 4 sections (English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Computers, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness).
  • Descriptive test of 50 marks would be conducted immediately after the objective test.
  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) are normalised using the equi-percentile method.
  • Scores up to 2 decimal points are taken for the purpose of calculations.
  • Candidates are shortlisted for interview by considering the scores obtained in the main examination.

SBI PO Group Discussion and Interview

  • Candidates who qualify the Mains exam are eligible to appear for GD and interview. 
  • Post conduction of the interview, a combined score is generated which includes the sum of marks obtained in main examination and interview.
  • The final list of the selected candidates is made upon the performance in Mains and GD/ PI round only.
  • It is published on the official website of the bank’s website and also in Employment Newspaper.

Check  SBI PO Selection Process


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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