SBI Stands for State Bank of Inda conducts the Exam for Probationary Officers (PO) to recruit Probationary Officers in various branches throughout the Nation. Candidate who qualified the recrutiment process  will be appointed as SBI PO. A PO st SBI has nitial Pay Scale from Rs 23,700/- to Rs 42,000/-

Dates to Remember

Events  Date
Online Application Starts 21st April 2018
Online application Ends 13th May 2018
Last Day to Pay the Application Fee 13th May 2018
Prelims Exam Admit Card 18th June 2018
Prelims Exam Dates 1st, 7th & 8th July 2018
Prelims Exam Result 15th July 2018
Mains Exam Admit Card 20th July 2018
Mains Exam Date 31st August 2018
Admit Card for Interview 1st September 2019
Interview Date 24th September 2018 to 12th October 2018
Final result Date 1st November 2018



Categories Vacancies
SC 300
ST 150
OBC 540
General 1010
Total 2000


Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit ( as on 30th August 2018)

Minimum Age- 21 Years
Maximum Age- 30 Years

Age Relaxation

SC/ST- 5 Years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)- 3 Years
PWD (SC/ST) - 15 Years
PWD (OBC)- 13 Years
PWD (General)- 10 Years
Ex-servicemen - 5 Years
J&K Domiciled 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989- 5 Years

Educational Qualification (as on 1st April 2018)

You Should be a graduate in Any Disciple from a Recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
You are in Final Year/Semester of your Graduation provided you can produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 1st July 2018
If the Candidate possesses Integrated Dual degree (IDD) certificate, provided Date of Passing the IDD is on or before 01st July 2018.
Candidate should also have the qualification of Chartered Accountant.

Exam Pattern & Selection Process

The Selection Process of SBI PO 2018 consists of 3 stages as mention below:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam + Descriptive Paper
  3. Interview

Preliminary Exam

Subject No.of Questions Max. Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Mins
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Mains Examination

Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis & Interpretation
General Awareness about Economy/ Banking
English Language
200 Marks

60 min
45 min
35 min
40 min

Total 155   3 Hours

There is a Negative Marking of 0.25 in Both prelims and Mains Exam for Each Incorrect Answer
No Negative Marking will be made if the candidate does not attempt the Questions
there is No Sectional Cut off
Once the candidate Clear the first 2 stages of SBI PO, you will have to face an interview and Group discussion
If the candidate clears all the Stage he/she will be selected as an SBI PO.

Descriptive Paper

Subject No. of questions Max MArks Duration
English Language
(Letter & Essay)
2 50 30 minute

The Descriptive Test Paper of only those Candidates will be evaluated who have Scored qualifying Marks in the Objective Test and Are placed adequately high as per total Mark in Objective Test.


The candidate who has Qualified both Objective and Descriptive test will be Appear for the final stage of the Selection process that is Group discussion and Interview. 

Test  Max Marks
Group Discussion 20
Interview 30
Total 50



English Language Quantitative  Reasoning
- Fill in the Blanks
- Reading Comprehension
- Para Jumbles
- Cloze Test
- Error Spotting
- Word Association Pair
- Phrase Idiom Meaning
- Spellings
- Sentence/Paragraph Completion
- Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction
- Number System
- Simplification
- Average
- Percentage
- Ratio & Proportion
- Interest
- Number Series
- Profit & Loss
- Speed, Time & Distance
- Algebra
- Mensuration
- Data Interpretation
- Time & Work
- Permutation & Combination
- Mixture Problems
- Probability
- Data Sufficiency
- Inequalities
- Order & Ranking
- Directions & Distances
- Coding & Decoding
- Blood Relations
- Syllogisms
- Circular Seating Arrangement
- Linear Sitting Arrangements
- Double Line Up
- Scheduling
- Grouping & Selection


Preparation Tips

Know the Detailed Exam Pattern
You should know the  Written exam pattern including negative marking scheme. Moreover, you should be aware of the complete SBI PO syllabus & nature of question paper before you start preparing.

Know the Previous Years Cut-Off
You should go through the previous years cutoffs to get a clear idea of how should you carry out the preparation to crack the exam with ease.

Preparation for all Sections with Equal Importance
You should give equal importance to every section and try to work on the topics which are frequently asked.

Practice Mock Test for SBI PO Exam
It is very important to solve Online Mock Tests & be well versed with the latest Syllabus along with question papers available on the Internet as it will give you confidence while solving the actual exam.

Application Process

You can apply for SBI PO 2018 Through online mode only. You can use the steps as mention below to Apply online:

  • You can register through SBIOfficial Website.
  • Use a valid Email ID that should be kept active till the Declaration of the result.
  • Fill the Application Form carefully.
  • Upload your Scanned documents such as Photograph and Signature.
  • Submit the Application Form.
  • You need to pay the Application Fee online using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking/ Cash Card/ Wallets, Etc.
  • Take the Print out of the application fee Receipt for Future Reference.

Admit Card

SBI PO 2018 Admit Card is out. you Can use the below mention link to download the Admit card for the interview of SBI PO 2018:

Download SBI PO 2018 ADmit card for Interview:- Click Here

Results & Scorecards

SBI PO has released the Final Result. you can use the below mention link to check your final result for SBI PO 2018:

SBI PO Final Result 2018: Click Here

SBI PO Prelims Scorecard is released. you can check you Scorecard for SBI PO Prelims through the link as mention below:

SBI PO Prelims Scorecard 2018- Click Here


Category General ST SC OBC OH VH HI
Cut-Off 56.75 43 49 54.25 45.25 49 14.75


Official Notification

As you are now aware of the SBI PO 2018 Exam, you can now know all the  Little information from the Official recruitment Notification on vacancies, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and More.

SBI PO Official Notification 2018- Click Here

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