SBI PO 2018 exam is conducting by State Bank of India to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of aspirants across India. 


SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity in Banking sector because of following reasons:-
• Brand value of SBI and reputation associated with SBI-PO post.

• Lucrative pay scale which is highest among PSU Banks.
• Growth opportunities where even a PO can progress to the level of Chairperson.
• Job satisfaction and social prestige.
Before beginning with your preparation, you should get an idea about the latest updates, selection procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut off etc. Please go through this article to get all the important information for the SBI PO Exam.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates

State Bank of India released the official Notification for SBI PO 2018 on 21st April 2018. The Exam dates for the same has been declared after the notification was released. Candidates are requested to visit the page regularly to remain updated about any further change.

Sr  No. Activity Dates
1 On-line registration including Edit/Modification of App by candidates. 21 April  to 13 May 2018
2 Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges  21 April to 13 May 2018
3 Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination  18th June Onwards
4 Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 1, 7 & 8th July 2018
5 Result of Online exam – Preliminary  16th July 2018
6 Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam  20th July 2018
7 Conduct of Online Examination – Main  4th August 2018
8 Result of Online Examination – Main  20th August 2018
9 Download Call Letter for Personal Interview  1st Sept 2018
10 Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview  24 Sept to 12 Oct 2018
11 Declaration of Final Result  1st Nov 2018

SBI PO Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for SBI PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for SBI PO Application.

Sr  No. Activity Dates
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Recruitment 2018

The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:
1. Preliminary Examination
2. Main Examination
3. GD/Interview

SBI PO Eligibility

1. Age: The candidate must be 21 to 30 Years.
2. Age Relaxation: OBC-3 Years, SC/ST – 5 Years, PH- 10 Years, Ex-Servicemen-5 Years.
3. Qualification: Graduation in any Discipline / Appearing in the final year of Graduation Exam.

Note:- The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute then a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.

SBI PO Selection Procedure

Phase-I: – Examination consisting Objective Tests for 100 marks and Descriptive Test for 30 and 35 marks.
The Objective Test will be online. Immediately after online Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test on paper/Pen mode.
The Objective Test with 1 hour duration consists of 3 Sections with 30 and 35 marks each.

Sr. No. Name of Tests(Objective)  No. of Ques    Max Marks  Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
  Total 100 100 1 Hour

The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

SBI PO Vacancies -2018

Vacancies Vacancies (PWD)
235 439 405 758 1837 29 31 60

SBI PO Backlog Vacancies included in the above mentioned total vacancies

10 327 337 7 9

Written Test

Sections DI LR GA English Total
Total Marks 50 50 50 50 200
Min Cut Off 13 13 14 13 80

Part B: Descriptive Test


Max Marks Cut off
50 20

Total Written Cut off for Interview: (Part A + Part B): 112 out of 250 Marks (200 + 50)

  Group Discussion Personal Interview TOTAL
Total Marks 20 30 50
Cut Off 8 12 20



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