SBI PO is a lucrative career option for all the aspirants who wish to join the reputed Government Sector. SBI PO 2018 will be conducted by State Bank of India to recruit eligible candidates to the post of Probationary officer. SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates, Syllabus and other related information will be available to students once SBI PO Notification 2018 will be released by State Bank of India.
Being one of the most coveted job in Banking Industry, SBI PO attracts lakhs of candidates every year who carry the same dream of joining this biggest Public Sector Organization. As the brand value of SBI is high and it has a lucrative pay scale, SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity for millions in the Banking sector. The post of Probationary Officer in State Bank of India is highly recognized post in India. Preparation must be done judiciously to get through the difficult selection procedure of this Exam.
A total of 2403 vacancies are declared by State Bank of India that was filled through SBI PO 2017 Exam. The vacancy is expected to be same for SBI PO 2018. The selection process is conducted in three phases. A candidate is required to qualify preliminary exam, mains exam as well as the interview process in order to get listed in the merit list announced by SBI after conduction of all the three phases are complete. The tentative date for the release of SBI PO Notification 2018 is February-March 2018.
Aspirants looking forward to appear for SBI PO 2018 must be aware about the SBI PO 2018 exam dates. Here's the tentative schedule based on last year's schedule:
|1||On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates||February - March 2018|
|2||Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges||February - March 2018|
|3||Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination||April 2018 onwards|
|4||Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary||April - May 2018|
|5||Result of Online exam – Preliminary||May 2018|
|6||Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam||May 2018 onwards|
|7||Conduct of Online Examination – Main||June 2018|
|8||Result of Online Examination – Main||June 2018|
|9||Download Call Letter for Personal Interview||June 2018|
|10||Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview||July 2018 onwards|
|11||Declaration of Final Result||October 2018|
While filling in the application form for SBI PO 2018, candidates will be given a choice to select the exam center of their choice. Candidates are allotted the center on the basis of their choice made and the preferance in which they select the exam centre. However, due to unavailability of seats in the selected exam center, SBI can allot a different center to the candidate.
The SBI PO Exam is conducted in 3 phases. The written exam is - Prelims & Mains which are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows:
Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination
This is an online exam where candidates have to solve the question paper in hour for 100 marks. The test comprises of 3 sections and candidates must clear the cut-off for each section. The section-wise distribution of the marks is given below:
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||Total time of 1 Hour|
Phase-2: SBI PO Mains Exam
This test has 155 questions that have to be answered in 3 hours. The paper is divided into 4 sections - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness and English Language.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|3||General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|4||English Language||30||30||40 minutes|
The Descriptive Test has a duration of 30 minutes with a score of 50 marks. This test is conducted to test the writing skills of candidates via Letter Writing & Essay Writing.
Penalty for Wrong Answers:
The penalty for wrong answers Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams is 0.25 marks. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.
Phase-3: Group Exercise & Interview
The aggregate marks of all the candidates clearing both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. The decided number of candidates in each category, as governed by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview is for 30 marks.
Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:
The final score for the SBI PO exam is calculated keeping the below points in mind:
The syllabus for SBI PO preliminary exam and mains exam is almost same. SBI PO Mains exam has 2 additional sections to be prepared - Computer Aptitude and General Awareness. Here's the detailed SBI PO syllabus for both the exams:
SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus: The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2018 constitutes of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Ability||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Miscellaneous|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
A candidate is required to fulfil basic two requirements to be eligible for SBI PO 2018 Exam. A candidate is required to fall into the required age limit for the exam. The minimum educational qualification for SBI PO 2018 exam is that of a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
Age of the applicant must not be more than 30 years as of 1st April 2018 and not less than 21 years as of April 2018 for SBI PO 2018 Exam. That means that the candidate must not be born before 02.04.1987 and must not be born after 02.04.1996.
A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as their application fee for SBI PO 2018 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.
The admit card for SBI PO 2018 Exam will be released for each phase of the examination being conducted for the recruitment process. Admit Card for Preliminary Exam is released first followed by SBI PO Mains Exam Admit Card. Candidates are required to download the admit card for the same from the official website of State Bank of India.
The result for SBI PO 2018 will be released after the examination for the same has been conducted. SBI PO Result for Preliminary Exam will be released first. Candidates qualaifying the Preliminary Round will be eligible to give Mains Round. The final SBI PO Result will be declared after all the three phases of examination (Pre+Mains+Interview) has been conducted by State Bank of India.
Candidates can check SBI PO Result for SBI PO 2017 Exam by clicking on the link mentioned below.
The cut off for SBI PO 2018 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 exam in w hich SBI PO is conducted. To get a clear idea of SBI PO Cut-Off 2018, let's have a look at the cut-off for year 2017.
Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017
|Cut Off Marks (GEN)||10.25||8.75||6.50|
|Cut Off Marks (OBC/SC/
To score high in SBI PO 2018 Exam, it is really necessary for each and every candidate to look into the latest exam pattern and the change in syllabus so that preparation can be done accordingly. Candidates have the option to opt for Offline Coaching Program offered by Career Power to enhance their skills. They can also solve Mock Test Papers to self-analyse themselves and prepare judiciously for this upcoming exam.