SBI PO Prelims, SBI PO Mains and Personal Interview
SBI PO Notification 2019
The SBI PO 2019 Notification has been finally released. This recruitment process begins after the release of official notification and it will be conducted for selection of candidates to the post of PO in State Bank of India and its Associate branches. The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India. Eligible and interested candidates must register online for the recruitment process. The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Mains Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Personal Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on merit. There is no separate notification for each stage in SBI PO Recruitment.
SBI PO Vacancy 2019
SBI announces approximately 2000 vacancies for the post of Probationary officers. The SBI PO Vacancies vary for each category. Given below are the SBI PO Vacancies announced for each category.
SBI PO Vacancy for General, SC, ST and OBC
The total number of vacancies announced for categories other than PwD is 2000. Find below the category-wise distribution of SBI PO Vacancies 2019:
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Class (OBC)
SBI PO Exam Dates 2019
SBI PO Notification 2019 shall be released in April 2019. The online application link for SBI PO shall be made active in April 2019. Given below are the tentative SBI PO Exam Dates:
SBI PO 2019 Notification will be published officially on
SBI PO 2019 Application Form will be available from
02-04-2019 to 22-04-2019
Call Letters for Pre-exam Training (SC/ST, Minorities) will be issued on
Pre-exam Training Begins from
SBI PO 2019 Prelims Admit Card will be available from
3rd week of May 2019
SBI PO 2019 Prelims Exam is scheduled for
8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
SBI PO 2019 Result for Prelims will be published
1st week of July 2019
SBI PO Mains Admit Card 2019 can be downloaded from
2nd week of July 2019
SBI PO 2019 Mains Exam is scheduled for
SBI PO 2019 Result for Mains will be announced officially on
3rd week of August 2019
SBI PO Call Letter for Interview will be available from
4th week of August 2019
SBI PO 2019 Group Exercises and Interview will be conducted on
SBI PO 2019 Final Result will be announced on
2nd week of October 2019
SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019
Candidates must fulfil certain eligibility conditions as laid down by SBI before applying for the PO post. Here are the basic eligibility conditions:
SBI PO Nationality
Candidates applying for SBI PO Exam should be one of the following:
Citizen of India.
A subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam or from East India countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Zaire, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi with the intention of settling permanently in India.
Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1st 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.
Candidates belonging to categories ii, iii or iv must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Educational qualifications for SBI PO
The applicants must be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university.
The final year graduates can also apply.
SBI PO Eligibility: Age Limit
The candidates must check out the following points in order to know the SBI PO Age-Eligibility:
Candidates must be between 21 to 30 years as on April 1, 2019.
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.
SBI PO Eligibility: 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
Other Requirements as per SBI PO Eligibility
Check the following information in order to understand the other requirements of SBI PO exam:
Defaulters in repayment of Loans/ Credit Card dues or those with adverse CIBIL reports or other external agencies will not be considered eligible for appointments.
Candidates against whom there is/are an adverse report regarding character & antecedents, moral turpitude are not eligible to apply for the post.
The candidate should be proficient in reading, writing or speaking the official language of their State/UT.
SBI PO Application Form 2019
SBI PO 2019 Application Form will be available from April 2019 onwards in online mode only. Follow the given below steps to fill the application form:
SBI conducts the SBI PO exam at different locations across India for the 2000 vacancies. Given below is the list of Exam Centers for each stage of SBI PO 2019
SBI PO Exam Centers for Pre-exam Training
SBI provides pre-exam training as a part of government’s initiative to candidates belonging to SC/ST category or minority groups.
SBI PO Pre-exam training is usually a 6-day program.
Interested candidates can apply for it and download the call letters as per the schedule given.
The pre-exam training is conducted across India at different centers.
Following is the list of such training centers:
SBI has released the list of tentative exam centers for both prelims and mains exam centers. Candidates have to indicate their preference from the list of exam centers provided below at the time of filling the online application form.
SBI PO Exam Centers for Prelims
The tentative list of exam centers for SBI PO 2019 Prelims exam:
SBI PO exam follows a three-tier selection process. Candidates are required to get through each of the stages to reach on to the next level. The stages involved in the selection of aspirants are as under:
Stage I:SBI PO Prelims
Stage II:SBI PO Mains
Stage III:Personal Interview
Both the Prelims and Mains are conducted online whereas Personal Interview is conducted Face to Face.
The SBI PO prelims is an objective type test and are conducted for a duration of 1 hour.
The exam has 3 sections having a total of 100 questions with a maximum score of 100 marks.
For each wrong answer, there is a negative marking of 0.25.
SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern
Total number of questions/Maximum marks
1 hour where the three sections are separately timed – 20 minutes allotted for each section
Any candidate who qualifies or scores as per the SBI PO Cut off for Prelims will be eligible to appear for SBI PO Mains 2019.
SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern
SBI PO Mains has two sections- Objective and Descriptive.
Objective section is of 200 marks and Descriptive section carries 50 marks. Both of these tests are taken online.
The SBI PO Mains objective test is of 3 hours duration and consist of 4 sections carrying a total of 200 marks.
SBI PO descriptive test carries 50 marks with a time duration of 30 minutes. This section tests your English writing skills as it contains two sections: Letter Writing and Essay.
SBI PO Mains 2019 (Objective): Exam Pattern
Total number of questions/Maximum marks
Total time duration
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
60 minutes or 1 hour
Data Analysis and Interpretation
SBI PO Exam Pattern for Personal Interview and Final Selection
Only those aspirants who clear the SBI PO Mains will be called for the Personal Interview.
The total marks for Personal Interview are 100 and the minimum qualifying marks are 40 per cent for General and others and 35 per cent for SC/ST/PWD aspirants.
Final merit list is based on the total marks secured by the aspirants in SBI PO Mains and Personal Interview. Mains will carry a weight of 80 per cent whereas Personal Interview will carry 20 per cent weightage in the final score counting.
SBI PO Syllabus
SBI PO is conducted in three different stages with 2 stages being Prelims and Mains exam. Given below is the subject-wise SBI PO Syllabus for Prelims and Mains:
SBI PO Syllabus for Reasoning
Coding and Decoding
Circular Seating Arrangement
Linear Seating Arrangement
Directions and Distance
Ordering and Ranking
Course of Action
Analytical and Decision Making
SBI PO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude/ Maths
Sequence and Series
Profit and Loss
Permutation and Combination
Mixtures and Allegations
Simple and Compound Interest
Surds and Indices
Work and Time
Time and Distance
Ratio and Proportion
SBI PO Syllabus for English
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SBI PO Syllabus for GK and Current Affairs
Current Affairs- Technology, Sports, Awards, Books & Authors, Awards, National & International Events etc
Banking and Financial Awareness
SBI PO Syllabus for Computer Awareness
SBI PO Syllabus for Descriptive Test
For SBI PO Descriptive Test, candidates must prepare questions based on Essay Writing and Letter Writing.
SBI PO Preparation Books
Check below the subject-wise best books by Toppers for SBI PO:
SBI PO Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude/Maths
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
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SBI PO Cut off
The cut off for SBI PO 2019 will be released post-release of SBI PO Result. The cut-off will help candidates to know about the minimum score required to ace the different levels of the exam in which SBI PO is conducted. To form an estimate of SBI PO Cut-Off 2019, let's have a look at the cut-off for the year 2018.
SBI PO Cut off 2018 for Each Category
The candidates must check out the following table for SBI PO cut off:
SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2017
The candidates should check the following table for the SBI PO Prelims Cut off 2017:
SBI PO Recruitment Selection Process
There are three stages of SBI PO Selection Process. Candidates in SBI PO recruitment are shortlisted upon their performances in the 3 stages mentioned below:
SBI PO Prelims Exam
It is the very first stage of SBI PO Selection Process.
SBI PO Prelims is an online objective test of 1-hour duration.
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 Mains Exam
The main examination is the second stage of SBI PO recruitment process.
SBI PO Main Examination is a 200 marks examination, comprising of 4 sections, i.e., 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 normalized 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 (GDPI)
Candidates who qualify the mains exam are eligible to appear for group discussion and interview.
Post conduction of the interview, a combined score is generated which includes the sum of marks obtained in the 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.
SBI PO Salary
The Probationary Officer in State Bank of India offers a handsome salary along with some amazing perks. The salary of an SBI PO differs as per the Bank location.
Total In-Hand Salary after Deductions: Rs. 40,000/- Per month (approx.).
CCA (City Compensatory Allowance)
DA (Dearness Allowance)
Other allowances including Newspapers, Entertainment Allowance, Conveyance etc.)
The job of a bank probationary officer is considered as a lucrative career option and a white-collar job. The job offers a high career growth and prospects for a bright future in banking. A bank probationary officer post is the entry-level position at which a bank officer starts work after posting. Typically, a bank PO undergoes a 2-year probation period or training and then gets the post of Assistant Manager on joining a branch. The normal prospect of this job is general banking and bank administration.
Responsibilities of a Bank P.O.
Any kind of bank related activity; clerical or assistant type of job.
During the probation period training regarding the practical knowledge in finance, accounting, marketing, billing as well as an investment is given.
After successful completion of the probation period, posting in any branch is done as an Assistant Bank Manager to handle works on daily customer transactions, viz. passing a cheque, draft issuance, cash management etc.
Another responsibility of PO is to work as public relations officer, handle customer complaints and address various customer related issues such as discrepancies in accounts, rectification of undue charges and look into complaints regarding services provided by the bank.
PO has to verify all the work done by the bank clerk. All the transactions of the bank involve the role of maker and checker.
Take care of the loan related documents and performs on-site visit of the loan taking parties as and when required.
A bank PO issues ATM cards, cheque books, Demand Drafts etc.
It is anticipated that a PO should be aware of all the latest developments of the bank. They are required to read all the circulars and should know about all the decisions taken by the bank management.
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