SBI PO Selection Process 2019

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SBI PO Selection Process 2019 | Candidates need to go through a three-stage selection process in order to be finally recruited in SBI PO. This article has all the three stages explained in detail

SBI PO Selection Process 2019

The SBI officials conduct the SBI PO exam in order to recruit some excellent and talented employees to the Bank. Every year, thousands of candidates apply for the SBI PO exam. This year, the expected vacancy is approximately 3000

  • Firstly, candidates must be the age between 21-30 years to be eligible for this exam
  • Secondly, candidates must possess an official degree from a recognized educational institute
  • There are a total of 3 stages in the SBI PO Selection Process: Prelims Exam, Mains Exam, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview
  • Most importantly, the candidates must read the instructions and guidelines before they apply for the exam
  • Candidates have to clear all the stages if they want to be recruited in the SBI PO
  • Besides that, the application fee for Reserved candidates is 100/- and unreserved candidates is 600/-

SBI PO Selection Process: Highlights

The following table has some main highlights regarding the SBI PO exam. All candidates must go through the table below:

Exam Name SBI PO (State Bank of India Probationary Officer)
Exam Conducting Authority State Bank of India
Post Name Probationary Officer
Level of the Exam All India Level
Number of Vacancies Will update later
Application Mode Online
Official Website www.sbi.co.in
The registration process will start from April 2019
Closing date of registration May 2019
Registration Fee Rs.600/-(UR) & Rs.100/-(R)
Qualification Graduation
Date of Preliminary Exam July 2019
Main Exam Date August 2019
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Negative Marking Applicable
Selection Process Preliminary Exam, Main Exam & Interview/ Group Discussion

SBI PO Selection Process

SBI Officials recruit candidates on the basis of their performance and marks in the Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview. The Prelims exam is expected to take place in the end week of April 2019.

If the candidate does not clear the Prelims Exam, they cannot sit in the Mains exam and so on. They have to clear the previous stage in order to appear in the next one.

SBI PO Prelims Exam: Stage 1

It is a qualifying exam. The candidates have to clear three subjects in this exam: English, Reasoning and Quantitative Ability:

  • Firstly, it is an objective type exam
  • Secondly, the exam has to be finished in 1 hour
  • There is a negative marking of 1/4 for every wrong answer
  • The exam will take place in an Online mode
Sections No. of Questions Maximum marks Duration
English language 30 Questions 30 marks Composite time of 1 hour (60 minutes)
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 35 marks
Reasoning ability 35 Questions 35 marks
Total 100 Questions 100 marks

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SBI PO Mains Exam: Stage 2

The SBI PO Selection Process has two stages. The first stage is the Prelims Exam. The second stage is the Mains Exam. So, the Mains exam has two different further exams:

  1. Objective Exam
  2. Descriptive Exam

SBI Clerk Mains: Objective Test

The table given below has the complete details regarding the SBI Clerk Mains Objective Test 2019. The students should go through the information carefully:

  • Firstly, the questions appear in Objective form
  • Secondly, the Objective Test will have 4 subjects covered: Reasoning, Data Analysis, Economy & Banking, and English
  • In an objective test, there is negative marking for 1/4 marks for every wrong answer attempted by the student
  • The objective test is for total 200 marks
Paper Sections No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes

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SBI Clerk Mains: Descriptive Test

The information given below is all about the SBI Clerk Mains Descriptive Test for the SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019. All candidates must check thoroughly:

  • The descriptive paper of SBI PO Mains exam comprises of 50 marks
  • The students need to complete the exam within 30 minutes
  • The candidates have to give this test in online mode immediately after the completion of the objective test
  • The exam’s purpose is to check the candidate’s English writing abilities as well as understanding

Check Latest syllabus for SBI PO 

SBI PO Group Discussion and Interview

The marks secured in Objective and Descriptive tests of SBI PO Mains 2018 will be the criteria to select candidates for Group Exercise and Interview. The Group Discussion/Activity will be of 20 marks and Interview will be of 30 marks.

  • The candidates need to secure at least the cut off marks in order to qualify this stage.
  • SBI will prepare the final merit list based on the aggregate marks secured by candidates in the Mains exam.
  • Up to 3 times the number of the candidates will be shortlisted for the Group Discussion & Interview from the merit list in descending order
  • Group Discussion is for 20 marks
  • The personal interview round consists of 30 marks

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SBI PO Selection Process: Final Procedure

The marks you score in the SBI PO Prelims Exam or stage 1 is only for qualifying purpose. Only the marks obtained in SBI PO Mains Exam i.e Stage 2- both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Stage-3) for preparing the final merit list.

  • Firstly, the candidates need to qualify both Stage 2 and Stage 3 exams separately
  • The marks one acquires in the Mains Examination (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) out of 25.
  • The exam authorities will select the candidates from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
  • Results of the candidates who qualify for Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview as well as the final select list will be made available on the Bank’s Official website.
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