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SBI PO 2017 Final Cut offs

SBI PO 2017 Final Cut offs- Check here SBI PO mains final cutoff marks SBI PO final cutoff 2017 Check each and every detail relatyed to SBI PO Mains Score Card and SBI PO Mains Score

SBI PO 2017 Final Cut offs

SBI has recently released the SBI PO Mains Cutoff marks 2017 of the SBI PO 2017 Exam. All the aspirants who were eagerly waiting for the Phase-II and III Score Card can check their scorecards now. Keep on reading to understand a major change that SBI has done in this year’s PO Recruitment. Heartful congratulations to all those candidates who got selected for SBI PO 2017 and those who are not selected don’t get dishearten as this is the start of the year and you have a huge exams scheduled ahead.

In this article, we have shared the SBI PO Final Cut off 2017 and for the ease of candidates, we have shared the direct link to download the SBI PO 2017 Scorecard. Below given is the link to check your SBI PO Mains Score Card.

Click Here to Check your SBI PO Mains Score Card

If you have checked your SBI PO Mains Score card 2017 already, then you must be wondering that there is something which is missing in your score card, that ‘something’ is the sectional cut off for the phase 1 exam. The overall cut of SBI PO Mains (out of 200) is 50 – for Unreserved Category and 40- for all other categories; but there is no sectional cut off mentioned in the scorecard. This ultimately means that either SBI decided to skip sectional cut off this year or their might be some glitch from their end while releasing the result. We will be providing you with each and every details related to SBI PO and SBI PO 2017 Final Cut offs here in this page.

Following are the cutoffs for SBI PO Recruitment Phase-II and III:


The Reason Behind this Change – SBI PO 2017 Final Cut Offs

The reason for this startling decision can be the difficulty level of the Mains test of this year’s SBI PO Recruitment. It is quite possible that a huge number of candidates couldn’t score the minimum marks for one or more than one section of Mains exam due to which SBI decided to scrape off the sectional cut off. There are few candidates who have shared their result with us and upon seeing the result they’ve found that they have got 0 marks in a section and, yet they were passed to the next level and were allowed to appear for the Phase-III This is a sigh of relief amidst increasing difficulty level of paper. 

Click Here for SBI PO Final Result 2017 PDF

Can you Expect a Similar Case for IBPS PO Recruitment 2017?

First, you must understand that the cutoff and the norms of the exam lie solely in the hand of the organization and IBPS reserves the right to change any norm for it recruitment of PO. Moreover, it is too early to think whether there will be a sectional cut off in IBPS PO Mains or not because you must wait till you appear for PO Mains exam. SBI might have decided to scrape off the system of sectional cut off in its Mains exam due to the upswing in the difficulty level this year. For IBPS PO Mains you must pace up your preparation and be ready for the unexpected, as challenges and surprises are now a common trend in banking recruitments.

Stay tuned for more updates

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SBI PO 2017 Official Interview Notice out  – Check here SBI PO Group Exercise and Interview dates.

SBI PO 2017 Official Interview Notice out

The SBI PO mains exam was held on 4th June 2017. The SBI PO Mains 2017 was held in two parts Objective Test 200 marks and Descriptive Test of 50 marks.

Objective Test: The objective test had 155 questions for 200 marks and had a time duration of 3 hours. The Objective test had multiple choice questions.

Section No. of
Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer
45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis
& Interpretation
35 60 45 minutes
General Awareness
about Economy/ Banking
40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
TOTAL 155 200 3 hours

SBI PO 2017 Official Interview Notice out

Details regarding exam of SBI PO 2017:

  1. Bilingual Test: The Main exam will be available in both English and Hindi except for the English language test.
  2. Negative Marking: Each question carries one mark. The paper had a negative marking scheme and for each wrong answer, there was a deduction of 0.25 marks.
  3. Cut-off: Each section has an individual cutoff. It is also necessary to score well over all cutoff to move to next round of Group Discussion and Interview.

SBI has released the Official Dates for Interview and Group Exercise for all candidates shortlisted after SBI PO 2017 mains exam

Click Here for  SBI PO Group Excercise & Interview Official Notice PDF

Interview Call letter Released for Shortlisted Candidates:

Results of the SBI PO Mains Exam held on 4th June 2017 were declared on 3rd July 2017.

The Group Exercises and Interviews for Phase III will be conducted on 4th September 2017 at selected centres. Candidates who are shortlisted for the Group Exercises and Interviews are advised to download Call letter from the SBI bank website from 16thAugust 2017 onwards.

Stay tuned for more updates on SBI PO 2017 Official Interview Notice out!

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SBI PO Prelims Result 2017 Out! - Check now

SBI PO Prelims Result 2017 – Check SBI PO Prelims Result 2017 for exams held on 28, 29 April & 6, 7 May

SBI PO Prelims Result 2017 Out!

SBI PO Prelims Result 2017– Attention all SBI warriors! Your wait for the SBI PO Prelims results 2017 has finally come to an end. State Bank of India (SBI) is all set to announce theSBI PO Preliminary Exam Result most probably on 16th May 2017. If you have appeared for SBI PO Prelims examination, you can check for SBI PO Result 2017 by logging on to the official website of as In order to checkSBI PO Result, the candidates will have to log in to the official website by using their registration number/roll number and password/date of birth (DOB). The SBI PO 2017 resultwill be serve as an ‘entrance gate’ for the students who will clear the prelims and qualify for the SBI PO mains.

SBI PO Prelims Result 2017- How to calculate SBI PO  Result 2017

The SBI PO Prelims Exam was conducted successfully on 29th, 30th April 2017. The candidates who attended SBI PO Prelims examination are now eagerly waiting for SBI Results of Probationary Officer Prelims. We will provide you the direct link to view theSBI PO Results as soon as it is officially released. The method to calculate SBI PO Result 2017 is as follows-

Total Marks obtained by candidates in SBI PO Prelims= (Correct Answers in English Language + Correct Answers in Quantitative Aptitude + Correct Answers in Numerical Ability)- Negative Marks

  • Calculate marks in English out of 30 Marks.
  • Quantitative Aptitude out of 35 Marks.
  • Reasoning out of 35 Marks.

SBI PO Result 2017 for Prelims- How to check your result

Check out the following step- by- step procedure to check SBI PO Result 2017-

Step 1: Visit the official website of SBI

Step 2: Click on the link which says ‘SBI PO Result 2017’ and open the result page.

Step 3: Fill in details like roll number/registration number and date of birth/password.

Step 4: You can see SBI PO Result appear on the screen.

Step 5: You can take a print out of SBI PO result and save it for future use.

Check SBI PO Result 2017

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Result- Highlights

Name of the exam PO Preliminary Exam
Total number of vacancies 2,313 Posts
Date of exam April 29, 30 and May 6 & 7, 2017
Official Website of SBI
  • The SBI PO Result 2017 preliminary exam will contain details likequalifying status, category wise cut-off score, subject-wise score, total marks along with other details likename of the candidate, category, roll number, registration number and date of birth.
  • It is anticipated that around 50,000 candidates will get through theSBI PO 2017 preliminary result. Meanwhile, the SBI PO mains result 2017is expected to be declared on June 19 the exam is scheduled to be conducted on June 4.

SBI PO Online Preparation-

Challenge your SBI PO preparation with SBI PO mock tests designed as per the latest SBI PO exam pattern. Practice along with SBI PO test series to get a grip on your SBI PO preparation with industry best mocks.

NOTE: Each of the correct answers will contain 1 mark and for each of the negative answer 0.25% Marks will be deducted from the total Score for each Wrong Answer.

SBI PO Prelims Result 2017- Important Dates

Let us take a look at the SBI PO 2017 important dates-

Events Date
SBI PO Admit Card for Preliminary exam (Released) April 10, 2017
SBI PO Preliminary exam April 29, 30 and May 6 & 7, 2017
SBI PO Preliminary Result May 17, 2017
SBI PO Admit Card for Main exam May 22, 2017
SBI PO Main exam June 4, 2017
SBI PO Main Result June 19, 2017
SBI PO Call letter of Interview June 26, 2017


SBI PO Prelims Result 2017- Expected cut- off

Category wise-Given below is an estimated SBI PO Cut off 2017 (category wise)-

Category SBI PO Cut Off Score
General 50-54
OBC 47-57
SC 44-46
ST 43-49
VH 37-41
HI 18-20
OH 35-38

 Section wise-Given below is an estimated SBI PO Cut off 2017 (section wise)-

Section SBI PO Cut Off
English Language ·         General – 11.75

·         OBC/SC/ST/VH/HI/OH – 9.00

Quantitative Aptitude ·         General – 9.25

·         OBC/SC/ST/VH/HI/OH – 6.25

Reasoning Ability ·         General – 9.00

·         OBC/SC/ST/VH/HI/OH – 7.25

Stay tuned for more updates on SBI PO Prelims Result 2017. All the best!

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SBI PO Exam Analysis 30th April 2017 Slot 1

SBI PO Exam Analysis 30th April 2017 Slot 1

SBI PO Exam Analysis 30th April 2017 Slot 1/shift 1 – Complete details about Cut off, Questions asked, Difficulty level, Good attempts

SBI PO Exam Analysis 30th April 2017 Slot 1

SBI PO 2017 Prelims is back with another day and it just completed first slot of the day i.e. 1stslot. The SBI PO Prelims 2017on 30thApril Slot 1started at 9:00 AM in the morning i.e. SBI PO Prelims 30th April 1stshift. Additional to an overall exam review, we will also provide you a sectional SBI PO Prelims Analysis 30th April 2017 slot 1 consisting details about

  • Good attempts
  • SBI PO cut- off
  • Questions asked in the slot 1

This post on SBI PO Prelims Analysis 30th April 2017 shift 1will be helpful for you to prepare for SBI PO Prelims 6th-7thApril.You must practice a number of questions from SBI PO test series andSBI PO mock testsas per the SBI PO exam pattern which will make you prepared for the exam.

The second half of the article will besection-wise SBI PO Prelims Analysis 30th April 2017 shift 1. But before sectional analysis, we will provide you an overall SBI PO Prelims Analysis 30th April 2017 Slot 1.

Overall SBI PO Exam Analysis 30th April 2017 Slot 1

According to the SBI PO Prelims Analysis 30th April 2017 shift 1, the difficulty level of slot 1 was Easy-Moderate60-65  number of safe attempts will help you clear cut- off marks.

Section Difficulty level Good Attempts
English Language Easy-Moderate 15-18
Quantitative Aptitude Easy-Moderate 17-22
Reasoning Ability Easy-Moderate 19-23
OVERALL Easy-Moderate 60-65

Section- wise SBI PO Exam Analysis 30th April 2017 Slot 1

SBI PO Prelims Exam Review 30th April 2017 Shift 1

The questions in SBI PO Prelims are asked from three sections-

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017- English Language

English language is a section which needs utmost practice. The difficulty level of slot of this section is Easy-Moderate15-18 number of safe attempts will help you clear cut- off marks.

Topic No of Questions Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate
Cloze Test 10 Easy-Moderate
Phrase replacement 10 Moderate

  • Reading Comprehension Topic – Cyber Security
  • Cloze Test Topic – Education System in India & Foreign

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017- Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude section needs practice and you need to prepare with all formulae and tricks to solve. The difficulty level of the section was Easy-Moderate17-22 number of safe attempts will help you clear cut- off marks.

Topic No of Questions Level of Difficulty
Missing Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Data Interpretation

(Bar graph/Table)

10 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Easy-Moderate

Number Series Question Asked:

Q1. 14,    8,    9,    14.5,    30,    ?

Q2. 20,    29,    54,    103,    184,    ?,

Q3. 7,    8,    18,    57,    ?,    1165

Q4. 5,    7,    18,    47,    103,    ?

Q5. 77,    85,    69,    101,    37,    ?

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017- Reasoning Ability

Reasoning ability is a section in which you need to master your logical and problem solving skills. The difficulty level of the section was Easy-Moderate19-23 number of safe attempts will help you clear cut- off marks.

Topic No of Questions Level of Difficulty
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 23 Easy-Moderate
Order and Ranking 2 Easy-Moderate
Inequalities 5 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 2 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relations 2 Easy-Moderate
Coding and Decoding 1 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Previous Year Cut off Marks

The SBI PO cut off given below has been divided into-

  1. Sectional cut- off
  2. Overall cut- off

SBI PO Prelims Previous Year Sectional Cut off- SBI PO Past Year Cut off

Name of Section Total Marks Sectional Cutoff (SC/ST/OBC/VH/OH) Sectional Cutoff (General)
English Language 30 6.00 8.75
Reasoning Ability 35 4.25 7.00
Quantitative Aptitude 35 4.25 7.25

SBI PO Prelims Overall Year Sectional Cut off- SBI PO Past Year Cut off

Category General OBC SC ST OH VH HI
Overall Cut off Marks (out of 100) 47.50 44.50 38.75 29.25 36.00 37.00 15.75

All the best for the slots ahead. Stay tuned and we will update you with latest updates on SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017.Happy learning!

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SBI PO Admit Card 2017 - Download Prelims Call Letter

SBI PO Admit Card 2017

The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the SBI PO Prelims 2017 admit card. Students need to prepare very well for the exam as this is the high time students will get into tight preparations as per the SBI PO exam pattern and syllabus. The Bank has released the SBI PO Admit Card 2017 on its official website i.e. SBI PO Official Website

Click here to Download SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Call Letter

The SBI PO Call letter 2017 has been announced for the candidates who had applied for the position of Probationary Officers (PO) via SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2017. The SBI PO Training call letters notification was released on the 6th of February 2017 and now it’s the admit cards release creating buzz all around. The SBI PO Prelims 2017 Pre-exam Training is scheduled from April 17th and will continue till April 22nd, 2017.

SBI PO Admit Card 2017 Important Dates

Check out the important course of events for SBI PO exam 2017:

SBI PO Prelims Hall Ticket Details State Bank of India(SBI PO)
Post Name PO - Probationary Officers
Total Vacancies 976
SBI PO Prelims exam dates 29 & 30 April, 6 & 7 May , 2017

SBI PO Prelims Admit Card/ Hall Ticket 2017: Step- by- step procedure to download

Students may find it confusing of how to download SBI PO Admit Card 2017. So, to avoid this confusion, we give you the step- by- step procedure to download. Check it out:

  • Please log in to the SBI official website i.e. SBI PO Official Website
  • Do click on the link which is relevant
  • Fill in details like registration number and password wherever asked
  • Click to submit button to proceed
  • You will find the admit cards displayed on the screen
  • Take a print out of the SBI PO Admit Card 2017 and save it for further use

The online registration for SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam will start from 7th February 2017 and will continue until 6th March 2017.

SBI PO Call letter 2017: Key Points

  • The SBI PO admit card has to be downloaded online. SBI is not entitled to send the admit cards to students in the form of hard copy.
  • You will be provided with a book let called as “acquaint yourself” which will contain info on examination, instructions of the exam, SBI PO exam pattern and sample questions.
  • The written exam of SBI PO exam 2017 will be conducted in various centres across India.
  • We strictly notify our candidates to carry their SBI PO 2017 admit card to the examination centres. If not, they won’t be allowed to sit for the exam.

SBI PO Prelims Admit Card/ Hall Ticket 2017: Selection Process

  • The selection will be based on the candidate’s performance in the prelims examination, mains examination and in the interview.
  • Please note that the marks of prelims won’t matter during final selection. Instead, it will only help you get till the mains and finally the marks obtained in the objective and descriptive tests would matter for selection.

We advise all our candidates to keep in touch with the official website of SBI and with us as well to get notified about the latest updates on SBI PO Admit Card 2017. Best of luck!

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How to Prepare for SBI PO Prelims in 1 Month?

How to prepare for SBI PO Prelims in 1 month?

Stop doubting yourself, work hard and make it happen! Mission SBI PO Prelims is ahead and all aspirants are determined to work hard for the SBI PO 2017 exam. Students need to prepare well as per the SBI PO exam pattern and syllabus which will help them analyse their preparation level to succeed in their efforts. So it is essential for every student to know SBI PO preparation in 1 month or 30 days.

SBI PO is a national level examination for recruiting candidates for the post of Probationary Officer (PO). The exam for SBI PO is conducted every year and number of bank aspirants appear for the exam. If there is anything which creates a difference in the performance of the students in SBI PO 2017 exam is effective SBI PO Preparation. Prior to this, the student must be aware of exam pattern, SBI PO important books and preparation tips to prepare well. We, in this article, will provide 1 month strategy to crack SBI PO Prelims 2017 in a simplified way.

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

The candidate must be well- aware of SBI PO Prelims exam pattern. If the candidate knows the exam pattern, he/ she will be to proceed well with the SBI PO preparation. Previously, SBI PO exam was conducted in two phases. But, from the last year, it is being conducted in three independent phases: Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. The Phase I is the SBI PO Preliminary examination which is a gateway to the Phase II i.e. SBI PO Mains.


Number of Questions


English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



Reasoning Ability






SBI PO Prelims Study plan for 30 days (week- wise)

It will be extremely easy for you if you plan your study schedule in a week- wise approach. So, we provide you a study schedule for SBI PO 1 month preparation:

Week 1/ 1st week-

Quantitative Aptitude- Tables and Squares, Indices, H.C.F. and L.C.M., Percentages, Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Number series, Averages.

Logical Reasoning- Inequalities, Missing series, Directions, Coding and Decoding, Analogy, Blood Relations, Input- Output, Syllogism.

English Language- Conjunctions, Interjections, Prepositions, Adverbs, Articles, Pronouns, Basics of Grammar, Adjectives, Verbs.

Week 2/ 2nd week-

Quantitative Aptitude- Profit and Loss, Mixtures and Alligations, Time Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Probability, Problems on boats and streams.

Logical Reasoning- Decision Making, Statements and Assumptions, Numbers and Rankings, Sitting Arrangement, Tabular/ Floor Arrangement.

English Language- Active and Passive voice, Tenses, Direct and Indirect speech, Idioms and Phrases, Tenses, Auxiliaries and Modals.

Week 3/ 3rd week-

Quantitative Aptitude- Pick up a few chapters which you find to be tough and revise them.

Logical Reasoning- Pick up a few chapters which you find to be tough and revise them. Practice DI questions in particular.

English Language- Revise Spotting of Errors, Grammar Basics, Tenses, Direct and Indirect speech, Active and Passive voice, Cloze Test and Parajumbles.

Week 4/ 4th week-

Practice as many SBI PO mock tests and SBI PO mock question papers as you can. This will develop confidence in your performance and you will be familiar/ comfortable with pattern asked in SBI PO Prelims exam.

Tips and Tricks to crack SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam

During SBI PO 1 month preparation, you need to make sure you follow the points given below:

  • We suggest you to be thorough with the SBI PO exam pattern followed by your SBI PO preparation strategy. Make sure you stick to the strategy and don’t violate it.
  • Make sure that you haven’t missed out any of the SBI important topics and have covered almost 90 percent of the syllabus.
  • All the sections are equally important and require equal attention and hard work. Don’t overdo any section.
  • Practice as much as you can! The more you will practice, the more capable you will be score good.
  • Make quick notes while studying which will help you in your revision times. Prepare sticky notes of important formulae and tricks and paste them. Take a look at those on regular basis and you will be able to remember them.
  • Sit with your friends and discuss concepts with them. You can clarify your doubts and can also learn in this process.
  • Don’t panic. All you need to do is relax and prepare well.

SBI PO 2017: Books Recommended


  • Objective English for Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha
  • Objective General English by R. S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
  • Objective English by Edgar Thorpe

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal
  • Magical Book On Quicker Maths by M Tyra
  • Quantitative Aptitude Test by N. K. Singh

Reasoning Ability-

  • A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non- Verbal by BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwal
  • The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning by Peeyush Bhardwaj

We wish you loads of luck for SBI PO preparation in 1 month or 30 days. Stay tuned!

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose SBI Bank Job as a Career

Top 10 Reasons to Choose SBI Bank Job as a Career 

State Bank of India (SBI) is one of the oldest and largest banks of India in the banking and financial sector. It is a Government owned corporation and headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It also stands as a one of the largest employers in the country with close to 25,000 employees located in various parts of India. SBI also offers a lot in terms of employee benefits.

This article lists down the top 10 reasons to choose SBI Bank job as a career.

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1. Good paycheck and growth:

Banking industry offers good money. The salary is based on the grade. The bank also offers good benefits and perks like minimum Rate of Interest on loans, Medical benefits, and Pension benefits and so on. The system is transparent in the process of performance evaluation and appraisals. The top performing employees are also offered training for leadership through special training programs from the premier institutes like Harvard, ISB, IIMs, and Stanford. As such there is no limit to one’s growth. It truly depends on the candidate’s performance to reach the top ranks.

2. Team Learning:

SBI provides opportunities to its employees to work in teams on various projects such as the branches, mobile banking etc. The employees also engage in keeping themselves on social media platform to exchange ideas among employees and promote interaction with the top management personnel at SBI.

3. Comprehensive Development:

State Bank of India is a bank with over 1000 different roles across different verticals. Due to this reason, there is a possibility of varied roles. Job rotation every 2 or 3 years is a mandate.
The employees get a wide exposure and the learning goes on due to its dynamism. SBI also provides opportunities to the meritorious employees to explore different financial services such as insurance, investment banking, asset management, credit cards etc.

4. Office Bonding:

The management provides an environment to develop great bonding among the employees. It conducts fun events and intra-bank competitions to increase the office bonding. Employees are provided with various opportunities to explore their passion and involve themselves in programs like SBI youth India where they get to work on rural development projects with experienced NGOs.

5. Discover Global Banking:

SBI has around 190 foreign offices in 36 different countries and stands as the largest Indian Bank in the foreign market. The meritorious employees get an opportunity to work abroad for 3 to 5 years.

6. Handling Gender Diversity:

SBI takes special care in handling gender diversity. It gives special care to the women employees. SBI is the only public sector where women can take time off and take sabbatical leave for 2 years for any personal commitments. It has a strict policy on prevention of sexual harassment at work place.

7. Career graph:

Each employee has a unique career path. The employees are trained and groomed to perform all the tasks, eventually, they have the freedom to choose their area of interest and build expertise. Employees get promotion opportunities every 3 to 4 years.

8. Job Security:

It is a known fact that a job in the public sector is a secured one even after your stint in the service. The opportunities are provided at work for ones’ growth and it is considerably a secured job without the constant fear of being fired.

9. Salary and perks:

SBI offers better pay compared to any other public sector jobs. This factor is enough to attract the young graduates to look forward to this dream job with sufficient preparation. SBI is also considering other smart compensation packages at the discretion of the employee so as to monetize their certain allowances.

10. Fortune 500 Bank from India:

The SBI is the largest banking and financial services organization in India with an asset base of Rs. 2,000,000 Crores. It has 16,000 branches across the nation. SBI is the only bank in India labelled as fortune 500 organizations and the second most valuable bank in India.

These top 10 reasons are more than enough for someone to get inspired and prepare for the PO exams.

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SBI PO 2017 Last Month Practice Tips

SBI PO 2017 Last month Practice tips

SBI PO 2017 Last month practice tips: Get here complete tips and tricks for preparation of SBI PO Preliminary exam.

SBI PO 2017 - Last Month Practice Tips

Success doesn’t lie in results but in efforts!

Only a month to go for the SBI PO Prelims exam and students are busy with preparations. In this short time- period, students need SBI PO last month preparation tips as per the SBI PO exam pattern and syllabus.

Candidates who manage SBI PO Prelims will be able to attempt for SBI PO Mains. So, for those aspirants who aim to hit the score board of SBI PO Prelims with great scores, we present you the last month preparation tips for SBI PO.

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Pattern-

It is highly essential on every candidate’s part to be aware of the SBI PO Prelims exam pattern. Let us take a look:

Name of the section Number of Questions Marks
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
TOTAL 100 100

Note: Time duration- 1 hour

Before moving on the last minute tips for SBI PO, we suggest all our students to take a look at the SBI PO Prelims syllabus and important topics. Make sure your preparation strategy revolves around the syllabus and you prepare all the important topics of SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam.

We would suggest you topic- wise preferences for SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam:

SBI PO Prelims 2017: Preference- wise topic distribution

Quantitative Aptitude-

First Preference- Simplification/ Approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equations

Time consuming topics (which you can attempt after first preference ones) – DI questions, Miscellaneous.

Reasoning Ability-

First Preference- Syllogism, Inequality, Coding and Decoding

Time consuming topics (which you can attempt after first preference ones) – Seating Arrangement, Puzzles.

English Language-

First Preference- Cloze Test, Spotting Error, Fill in the blanks / Sentence Improvement

Time consuming topics (which you can attempt after first preference ones) –Para Jumbles, Reading Comprehension.

SBI PO Prelims Last Month Preparation Tips

Last Month Tips for SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2017

Reasoning Ability

  • Categorize the topics in two groups: easy topics and tough topics. Practice the tough ones in detail and in focussed manner followed by the easy ones.
  • Pick up the right strategies for solving questions of Quant and short cut tricks to make your speed enhanced.
  • Pick up questions from examples followed by test papers. Solving examples will give you command over multiple questions of different types. Solving test papers will make you identify how prepared you are.
  • Practice from SBI PO mock tests and SBI PO sample papers.

English Language

  • Attempt SBI PO mock tests and solve online SBI PO question papers to get an idea of SBI PO pattern and types of questions asked.
  • Revise through all the topics one- by –one. Practice topics in which you are poor at and give them enough time.
  • Practice English quizzes and sample papers which will develop your accuracy and speed.
  • Either you can read online or get a standard book to learn words/ synonym/ antonyms/ voice/meanings on daily basis.
  • Develop the habit of reading by going through magazines and newspapers.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (DI) questions are the most time- taking yet crucial section. You need to put in decent efforts to solve DI questions.
  • Try to adhere by your time- table and practice accordingly. Make sure you cover all the topics allotted in the time- table and don’t miss out any of them.
  • You can also go through Class 10th to Class 12th standard questions to get hold of the basics and increase your speed.
  • Jot down formulae and practice. Prepare sticky notes for formulae and important concepts and keep looking at them regularly.

Target SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam with last month preparation tips for SBI PO. All the best and score well!

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Predictions about SBI PO 2017 pattern Expected Questions

Predictions about SBI PO 2017 Exam pattern and expected Questions Sections and topic wise.

Predictions about SBI PO 2017 pattern, Expected Questions

The SBI PO Prelims is yet to be held on 29, 30 April & 6, 7 May. The young graduates must have busy with their preparations. This article aims to ease your stress and provide sure shot pattern and expected questions. This data has been developed by the experts based on the analysis of previous years’ examination papers. Therefore, candidates are recommended to analyze these questions and prepare a study plan which includes the sure shot questions discussed here.

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Subject Wise Most Important Topics for SBI PO 2017 Prelims:

  1. Topics in Reasoning Ability section that are important along with the weightage are given hereunder:
  1. 5 questions on seating arrangement (Linear) with moderate level of difficulty can be expected.
  2. 5 questions on seating arrangement (Circular/Square) with moderate to difficult level can be expected.
  3. 15 questions on 2-3 sets of Puzzles with difficult level can be expected.
  4. 5 easy questions on Inequality can be expected.
  5. 5 Miscellaneous questions on Blood relation, Ranking, Direction etc with easy to difficult level can be expected.
  6. Questions n syllogism, coding-decoding are less likely to appear in the examination.

  1. Topics in Quantitative Aptitude section that are important along with the weightage are given hereunder:
  1. 5 questions on Number series with moderate level of difficulty can be expected.
  2. 10 questions on Data Interpretation with moderate level of difficulty can be expected.
  3. 5 questions on Simplification & Approximation with easy to moderate levels can be asked.
  4. 5 questions on Quadratic Equation with moderate to difficult level of difficulty can be asked.
  5. 10 miscellaneous questions on topics like Percentage, Ratio & Proportions, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time & work, Speed, Time, distance etc. can be expected.

Overall, 2 questions of Data Interpretation are asked from table based and Bar/Line Graph can be expected.

  1. Topics in English language section that are important along with the weightage are given hereunder:

  1. 10 questions on reading comprehension with moderate to difficult levels can be expected.
  2. 5 questions on Cloze Test with easy to moderate level of difficulty can be expected.
  3. 5 questions on Spotting Error/ Sentence correction with moderate level of difficulty can be asked.
  4. 5 questions on Fill in the Blanks with easy to moderate level can be expected.
  5. 5 questions on Para jumble with moderate to difficult level of questions can be expected.

This type of questions is sure shot pattern in SBI Prelims. Candidates are advised to practice the questions based on the pattern to improve accuracy. Plan a good study schedule for your preparation. All the Best.

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SBI PO Salary, Allowances, Compensation up to 12 lakhs per annum

SBI PO Salary 2017 : Complete detail of SBI PO Salary allowances and Structure after 7th pay commssion.

SBI PO Salary  2017

Ever wondered why so many young graduates dream to crack SBI PO? The Answer is because of the employee benefits which are irresistible. The recruitment body has scheduled the PO exam in May/June of this year. Most of the candidates must be aware of the details of these perks. This article provides the details of the SBI PO salary Allowances and benefits. A PO is entitled to enjoy all the facilities like in hand salary, facilities, Allowances, Salary during the training period, DA, HRA, Bonus, TA, Medical Benefits, Gross salary, Salary increments, Grade pay, Career growth opportunities, 7th pay commission effect on salary etc.

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SBI PO salary Allowances:

The salary structure for PO is eligible for reimbursement of range of prerequisites, PF, Gratuity, Pension under New Pension Scheme, Medical Leave, Leave fare and other facilities as per the instructions of the Bank issued on a timely basis.

SBI PO Salary Structure and Package 2017:

BI PO Basic Pay

Rs. 27620/- (4 Increments also applicable)

Dearness Allowance (DA) 

46.9% of the Basic Pay (Revised Quarterly)


This varies with the place of posting at 4% or 3%.


9%, 8% or 7% (Depends on the place of posting)

Furniture Allowance

Rs. 120000/-

Medical Insurance

100% medical coverage for SBI employees and 75% for their family members

Travelling Allowance

For official travels, reimbursement of AC 2-tier fare is provided


Approx. Rs. 1100-1250

SBI PO Gross Salary with HRA

Total Compensation: 7.55 lakhs and maximum of 12.93 lakhs depending on the place of posting and other factors.

Other benefits and perks to SBI PO:

There are other benefits available for the PO.

Dearness Allowance (DA):

This allowance is modified on quarterly basis during the months of February, May, August, and November depending upon the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as announced by the Government of India. When the inflation is high, DA also increases and when the expansion falls, DA also decreases.

Housing Allowance:

This remuneration contains rental settlement where in the recruited PO gets the house rent allowance as part of the salary package.

Medical Benefits:

SBI certainly has interest in the well being of health of the Pos and their families. SBI provides Medical benefits 100% to the employee and 75% to the family members. The Bank also has tie-ups with the best medical offices around the country and the workers are eligible for cashless treatments at particular health care facilities.

Travel Allowance:

The POs also get personal time off where they get to travel and the allowance is taken care by the SBI. Occasion homes and Bank’s visitor houses are accessible to the POs during their travel.

Leave Policy:

SBI Probationary Officers are given leaves, 33 days of benefits leave and 12 days of easygoing leave every year alongside sick leave and maternity take off. Women and Single Men have the privilege to take a holiday of over 2 years.

Monthly benefits:

Apart from the regular pay structure, SBI PO also qualifies for various perks and prerequisites. Daily paper stipend and other allowances like petrol, entertainment, house upkeep, books and magazine remittance, portfolio recompense, repayment of phone bills are a portion of the perquisites given by the bank to the worker.

Miscellaneous benefits:

The SBI Bank POs would also benefit Housing Loans, Car Loan, and Personal Loans at a concessionary rate of premium. In addition to this, the Bank also advances scholarship to the meritorious children of all the workers. Pension is another blessing that comes in handy post retirement.

Smart Compensation Package:

SBI also made arrangements to offer a smart compensation package which gives the feasibility to workers to adopt particular components of the SBI PO overall salary.

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