SBI PO 2017


SBI POSBI PO 2017State Bank of India (SBI) will conduct the preliminary examination for recruitment of 2403 Probationary Officer (PO) posts on April 29 & 30 and May 6 & 7, 2017. The admit card for the SBI PO prelims exam has been issued to all the registered candidates. The pre-exam training call letter of SBI PO has been made available on April 6, 2017. Around 15 to 20 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the prelims exam of SBI PO 2017. The prelims exam of SBI PO will be conducted online for 100 marks comprising of three sections – reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and english. The slot-wise exam analysis of SBI PO prelims will be made available on the day of examination. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam of SBI Probationary Officer by securing the sectional and overall qualifying marks will be allowed to appear for the mains exam. The prelims result of SBI PO 2017 recruitment will be declared on May 17, 2017. Read through the article to know get more information on admit card, exam centres, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, result & cutoff.

Latest: SBI PO 2017 Admit Card for prelims exam available now!


The mains exam of SBI PO will be conducted for the candidates declared successful in the prelims exam on June 4, 2017. The admit card for the mains exam of SBI PO recruitment will be released on May 22, 2017. SBI will declare the result of SBI PO 2017 mains exam on June 19, 2017. Candidates will be called for the Group Exercises and Interview on the basis of their performance in the main exam. The SBI PO Group Exercises and Interview will be conducted from July 10, 2017 onwards. Candidates can download their call letter from June 26, 2017. The final result of SBI PO 2017 recruitment will be declared on August 5, 2017.


SBI PO 2017 Pre-Exam Training Call Letter – Download Here

SBI PO 2017 Important Dates

Candidates can check in the table below for important dates of SBI PO. 

Events Dates
Online registration of application starts February 7, 2017
Online registration of application ends March 6, 2017
Last date for edit of application March 6, 2017
Last Date for print of application April, 2017
Last Date of Fee Payment March 6, 2017
Admit card of SBI PO 2017 for pre-exam training April, 2017
Admit Card for Preliminary Exam April 8, 2017
Online Preliminary Exam Date April 29 & 30 and May 6 & 7, 2017
Result of Online Preliminary Exam May 17, 2017
Admit Card for Main Exam May 22, 2017 onwards
Online Main Exam Date June 4, 2017
Result of Online Main Exam June 19, 2017
Download Call Letter for Interview June 26, 2017
Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview July 10, 2017
Declaration of Final Result August 5, 2017 
Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training  April 7, 2017 onwards
 Conduct of Pre-Exam Training  April 17 to April 22, 2017

SBI PO Admit Card 2017

Admit card for the three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview will be issued to the candidates separately. The admit card for the pre-exam training has been made available from April 8 to May 7, 2017. Candidates can download their Call Letter of each stage through the direct link that will be provided here.To access the SBI PO Admit Card 2017, candidates in the login page will have to enter their Roll Number/Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. Admit Card is available online for downloading. No Admit Card will be sent to the candidates by post. SBI PO Admit Card 2017 along with Photo Identity proof should be carried to the examination centre on the day of examination. Candidates failing to produce the admit card will be debarred from appearing in the exam.

 SBI PO Exam Centres 2017

The SBI PO 2017 exam will be conducted across 44 state/UTs. The list of examination centres for the prelims and mains exam has been made available by SBI along with the notification. No request for change of centre shall be entertained. SBI, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the exam centres as its discretion depending upon the feasibility. Candidate will have to appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/her own risk and expenses and SBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature. The centers for the Main Examination will be limited.

SBI PO Syllabus 2017

  • The topics included in the Syllabus of SBI PO are basically of graduation level.
  • The entire syllabus of Prelims and Mains of SBI PO 2017 is provided here on this page.
  • The Syllabus has been prepared by experts and has covered all the topics important for the exam.
  • Candidates should be thorough with the syllabus before they start their preparation.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017

  • The Pattern and Structure of SBI PO have been divided into Preliminary, Mains and Group Discussion & Interview.
  • The Preliminary Examination consists of Objective Tests for 100 marks which will be conducted online. The test will be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 sections – English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.
  • The Mains Examination comprises of Objective Test and Descriptive Test. The Objective Test will carry 200 marks and Descriptive Test will carry 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Test will be conducted online.
  • The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category to be called for the Interview.
  • The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
  • The group exercises will carry 20 marks and interview will carry 30 marks.

Structure of SBI PO Prelims Exam

S:No Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 hour
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100

Structure of SBI PO Mains Exam

Test Name of test No. of Max. Duration
Questions Marks
I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
II Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
III General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
IV English Language 35 40 40 minutes
  Total 155 200 3 hours

SBI PO Sample Papers 2017

  • Solving the Sample Papers will help the candidates to gain more knowledge.
  • Sample Papers is available both online and offline for solving.
  • Candidates should solve the SBI PO Sample Papers 2017 regularly to gather an idea of the Question Pattern, level of difficulty, number of questions section-wise etc. It will also boost up the speed level of the candidates.
  • Online Mock Tests are like original tests, therefore, it helps the candidates to understand the Pattern and Structure of Exam. Candidates can access their performance through the scores obtained in the mock tests.

SBI PO Result 2017

  • SBI will publish three separate result list for recruitment of Probationary Officers. The same will be hosted here on this page.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in all the sections of Preliminary and Mains Examination.
  • The Marks of the Preliminary Examination will not be considered for preparation of final Merit List.
  • Final Merit list will be prepared on the basis of Mains Exam and Group Discussion & Interview.
  • The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II Mains Exam and Phase-III Group Discussion & Interview separately.
  • The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

SBI PO Cutoff 2017

  • SBI PO Cutoff 2017 is the minimum qualifying marks which the candidates will have to secure to qualify each stage of recruitment process.
  • SBI will publish sectional and overall cutoff list.
  • Candidates who will clear the overall and sectional cutoff will only be considered for next level of recruitment.
  • Candidates securing more than the desired cutoff will be provided final allotment.
  • The cutoff will be decided by the bank.

Overall SBI PO 2016 Preliminary Cut off out of 100 marks

Candidate’s Category SBI PO 2016 Cut off for Preliminary out of 100
General 47.50
OBC 44.50
SC 38.75
ST 29.25
OH 36.00
VH 37.00
HI 15.75

SBI PO 2016 Mains Cut off (Subject-wise)

Subject Maximum Marks SC /ST/ OBC/OH/VI/HI General
Reasoning 60 6 9
Data Analysis & Interpretation 60 6 9
General Awareness/ Marketing/ Computer Knowledge 40 10 13
English Language 40 4 6
Total Cut Off 200 60 70

SBI PO 2016 Descriptive and Interview Cut off

Description & interview Maximum Marks SC ST OBC GEN OH VI HI
Descriptive type test (English language) evaluated of only those candidates, who have qualified in all the subjects and have secured minimum required marks 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Minimum marks to be secured for GD & Interview (Objective + Descriptive test) 250 78 78.75 87.25 90 82.75 79.5 79.25
GD + Interview 50 18 18 18 20 18 18 18

SBI PO Final Cut off

Category Cut off (Out of 100)
SC 34.25
ST 34.73
OBC 44.43
GEN 49.75
OH 38.45
VI 43.08
HI 40.78

Final Allotment

  • Final Allotment will be made depending on the number of vacancies, merit, fulfillment of eligibility conditions, medical fitness.
  • Appointment letters will be issued to the finally selected candidates for the post of SBI PO for various branches of SBI.
  • The selected candidates will be issued recruitment station where they will have to report on the date mentioned in the Appointment letter
  • The Probationary Officers will be on probation of two years during which they will be given intensive training.

SBI PO Selection Procedure 2017

A banker’s job in the government sector is one of the most popular work profiles in the country. Apart from job security, comfortable work environment and relaxed work timings, a job in a public bank offers financial stability and perks as well. Every year large number of candidates apply for SBI PO exam but only few make up to the final selection. The competition for the exam is very high. Candidates need to put in consistent efforts to excel in SBI PO 2017 exam. They need to prepare day wise study plan for the exam. If candidates prepare well, they can clear the SBI PO exam in the first attempt.

Vacancies of SBI PO 2017 (including backlog vacancies)

Vacancies (Regular and Backlog)
Vacancies Vacancies (PWD)
SC ST OBC Gen Total OH VI HI Total
347 350 606 1010 2313 25 25 40 90

 SBI PO 2017 exam – New highlights 

SBI has revised the selection procedure for recruitment of Probationary Officers 2017. As per the new notification, the conducting authority will now hold group exercises instead of group discussion for candidates who will qualify the mains examination i.e objective and descriptive test. Along with group exercise, an interview will be also conducted.  Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises and Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained

Salient features of SBI PO 2017 exam

Name of the Exam Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Posts Offered Probationary Officers
Total Number of Vacancies 2403
Mode of Selection Online Examination (Prelims & Mains) and Group Discussion & Interview
Mode of Exam Online
Application Mode Online
Application Fees  SC/ST/PWD – Rs 100 , General – Rs 600
Job posting  Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India

Latest: SBI PO 2017 Notification released- Check Here

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates applying for SBI PO 2017 exam should fulfill the necessary eligibility criteria as per Nationality, Age and Educational Qualification.

  • Nationality: Only Indian Citizens can only apply
  • Age Limit– Candidates should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2017 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1987 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)
  • Educational Qualification– Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the final year/semester of their graduation can also apply.

SBI PO Application Form 2017

  • Eligible candidates will have to apply online for the exam.
  • The online registration has started from February 7, 2017
  • The last date to submit the Application Form was March 6, 2017
  • Candidates before applying should read the eligibility criteria carefully to ensure that they are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Application Fees will have to be paid online. The Application Fees for General Category candidates is Rs 600 and SC/ST/PWD is Rs 100.
  • No other mode to submit the SBI PO Application Form 2017 is applicable
  • Online Editing of Application Form will be available for stipulated time period only
  • No changes will be entertained after final submission of Application Form 2017

SBI PO 2017 Number of Attempts

Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply. The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on April 2010.

Category Number of Attempt
General 4
General (PwD) 7
OBC (PwD) 7
SC/SC (PwD) – ST/ST (PwD) No Restriction

Emoluments & Salary Structure 

  • Presently, the starting basic pay is Rs. 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of Rs.23700-980/7- 30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.
  • The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis would be a minimum of Rs. 7.93 lacs and maximum of Rs 12.95 lacs depending on
  • The total compensation per annum on CTC basis would be a minimum of Rs. 7.93 lacs and maximum of Rs 12.95 lacs depending on the place of posting and other factors.

SBI PO 2017 – Know the Career Path!

The Probationary Officers will be on probation of two years during which they will be given intensive training. Towards the end of their probation/training period, they will be subjected to a screening process. While those Officers who achieve the predetermined standards may be confirmed and given placement in the next higher grade i.e., Officer Middle Management Grade Scale-II, others who qualify in the test but fail to achieve the standards set for placement in Middle Management Grade Scale-II, will be confirmed as Officer Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The services of those Officers who fail to qualify in this process will be terminated. Bank provides immense opportunities for growth in the Bank including opportunities for postings abroad. The attractive promotion policy of the Bank provides an opportunity to the meritorious and exceptionally brilliant officers to reach the Top Management Grade in a reasonably quick time.

Contact Details

SBI Recruitment Cell
Phone No: 022-22820427 (between 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM on working days)
Email ID:

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  1. hello sir , i just want to confirm is it possible that sbi pre 2016 will take place before june 2016 [ ie in may or april 2016 ] .. because i read somewhere that sbi will issue notification in feb 2016 ..please help me sir
    thanks in advance

  2. Hello Sir , i want to confirm that when is the sbi pre 2016 form fill take place to fill because somwhere it is notified that it will take place in feb so plz help ……

  3. Sir ! I’m a student of 4th year…and my graduation is going to be finished in july…can i apply for this post ??

    Plzz…reply must

  4. Sir I am Exservicemen Retd from Dec 15 my age 49 running my DOB 04-05-67 Sir my army graduation certificate am I eligible for SBI CLK

  5. Sir i want to change my examination center so if any procedure to change examination center after submission the application form so plzz tell me plzz

  6. I want to change my examination center so plz sir if any procedure to change examination center after submission of application form then tell me plzz..

  7. This link which is given by you, in this there are mention only what qualification Sbi required for PO. Percentage are not mention, how much percentage you have to require for PO for general, please reply

  8. I am graduate bsc (chemistry) in this yr…but result is not I have no marksheet for this year…I m eligible for this exam??…plzz sir reply as soon as possible…

  9. Sir i will b 21 on 3june As my dob is 3.6.1995..AM I eligible as i hav given graduation final year exams this year only?

  10. Hello sir,
    I have completed my graduation and is currently doing my MBA . I still have one more year to complete my post graduation MBA. So am I eligible for this exam ?
    Please reply.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi,
      Please refer the notification provided on this page or refer the article on Eligibility Criteria. You will get all information there.

  11. sir meri bankig po ki english bahut week hai . please tips tips for bankig english and guidence me in english and sbi po descriptive test preapation test guidence me thanks.alok

  12. In 2013 I have applied for SBI PO but did not appeared in the exam .
    My query is does this will be counted as an attempt or not as i have not appeared for the exam although i filled the form??

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  14. Hello Sir/Mam,
    In 2013 I have applied for SBI PO but did not appeared in the exam .
    My query is does this will be counted as an attempt or not as i have not appeared for the exam although i filled the form??


  16. Hi sir…
    I’m writing my final year bcom this year.. Manglore university..
    I saw that SBI po preliminary exam start from 2 July , I’m having D exams on dat … I wanna ask ,there is any timing to write online exams ….
    And my exams ll end in 4th July…

  17. sir i filled my application but payment is no. i click to the payment transcation aborted like this coming what i do now tomorrow is the last day sir please tell

  18. Hi, I have registered for the SBI PO Exam for this year and I have selected wrong category and unable to change so can i submit a new application ? or how to change it ?

  19. Good morning Sir.. i have completed the procedure of filling the form but i am facing problem in making the payment for last two days..kindly suggest the remedial as tomorrow is the last date

  20. I have filled the application form but unable to make the payment for the last two days as the page is not loading.. Kindlye suggest the remedial since tomorrow is the last date

  21. i have made one payment from kotak mahindra bank through online for “sbi po” post but payment is not shown , and amount is deducted from my kotak bank a/c so please tell me what i will be doing . how to generate my payment detail.

  22. dear sir,

    i have made one payment through online payment from kotak mahindra bank for applying of “SBI PO” post . but payment has already deducted from my kotak bank a/c but payment details has not show in the application form . so, tell me what i will do.

  23. sir /mam me ne sbi po k liye apply kya hai me handicap hu mera handicap certificate 1995 ka bana hai kya ye valid hai pls ans

  24. pls mam help mam me handicap hu mene sbi po m apply kya hai mera handicap certificate 1995 ka hai kya ye valid r hai ga kya pls.ans.

  25. Tmrrw s d last date but Today from morning am trying to pay but i was’nt able to pay. can some one resolve tis issue.

  26. I have filled the application form but unable to make the payment for the last two days as the page is not loading.. Kindlye suggest the remedial since tomorrow is the last date

  27. Hi,
    I’m trying to make the payment for SBI PO. I tried 50-60 times from last 2 days, even 4-5 times amount was deducted from my account but it showing payment cleansing in account. it’s very horrible service from website. SBI/IBPS has to look into this issue ASAP. because so many people are unable to make payment. please make some alternative ways to make payment otherwise terminate the service with company which is handling the SBI server. atleast they have to be prepared for this type of issue before announcing the openings.


    • Hi,
      I can understand your problem. This kind of situation happens when you wait for the last moment. The server gets crashed. So, please contact either the Bank Branch through which the payment has been made or the SBI Helpdesk.

  28. sir i have filled the form but unable to make payment from last three days…kindly pay attention to my request….or tell me what should i do

  29. ma’am i have filled my form..but unable to make payment from last three days…kindly pay attention towards this problem or suggest me some other solution as today is the last day of filling the form…

  30. Sir,
    I am facing a problem in opening the account . I have registered for SBI PO before the last date but now i am trying open the account for the payment but it’s showing “last date for application is over ” ,but the date have been extended till May 27,2016.

    It’s my humble request from you tell me a solution for this .
    Waiting for reply .

    • Hi,

      The registration process has ended now. But you can make payment of fees. If you are unable to pay fees then contact the branch through which you will pay the money.