SBI PO 2018

Nov. 20, 2017 45310 Isha

SBI POSBI PO 2018: State Bank of India conducts the recruitment for Probationary Officers every year. The recruitment of SBI PO 2018 comprises three stage selection procedure- preliminary exam, mains exam and group exercises and interview. The preliminary exam is an objective test for 100 marks and is qualifying in nature. The mains examination comprises objective test and descriptive test. The objective test carries 200 marks and descriptive test is for 50 marks. The application procedure of SBI PO will tentatively commence from February 2018. Indian citizens in the age group of 21 to 30 years can apply. The application form of SBI PO 2018 will be released online and candidates will have to apply through the same mode. Each applicant will have to pay the requisite amount of application fees according to their category while submitting the application form. Candidates whose applications are accepted will appear for the preliminary exam which will tentatively be held in April/May, 2018 and those who qualify will be eligible for the mains exam, to be held in August 2018. The group exercises and interview will be held in August 2018 for those candidates who qualify the mains exam. Approximately 3000 vacancies is expected to be filled through SBI PO recruitment. Read complete details about SBI PO 2018 from the article below.

SBI PO 2018 Important Dates

The exam schedule for SBI PO 2018 recruitment will be made available along with the official notification in February, 2018. The tentative dates for all the events are as given in the table below.

SBI PO 2018 Dates





Online registration of application starts

February, 2018


Online registration of application ends

March, 2018


Last date for edit of application

March, 2018


Last Date for print of application

April, 2018


Last Date of Fee Payment

March, 2018


Admit card of SBI PO 2017 for pre-exam training

April, 2018


Admit Card for Preliminary Exam

April, 2018


Online Preliminary Exam Date

April/May 2018


Result of Online Preliminary Exam

May, 2018


Admit Card for Main Exam

May, 2018


Online Main Exam Date

June, 2018


Result of Online Main Exam

July, 2018


Download Call Letter for Interview

August, 2018


Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview



Declaration of Final Result

September, 2018

SBI PO 2018 Salient Features

Candidates can check the important highlights of SBI PO exam from the table below.

SBI PO 2018 highlights

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

3000 (Tentative)

Mode of Selection

Online Examination (Prelims & Mains) and Group Discussion & Interview

Mode of Exam


Application Mode


Pay Scale (Approx)

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.

Job posting

Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2018

Candidates applying for SBI PO 2018 recruitment will have to ensure they fulfill all the eligibility conditions decided by the bank. Candidates can check the overview of SBI PO 2018 eligibility as given below and read detailed eligibility criteria from the link given above.

Nationality: Only Indian citizens can apply

Age Limit: Candidates should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on a date decided by the bank. Age relaxation in upper age limit will be offered to candidates of different categories. Check details of age relaxation in the table below.

Sr. No.


Age Relaxation


Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

5 years


Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Educational Qualification: Candidates should be graduate or hold and equivalent qualification in any discipline from an university recognised by the central government. Those who are in the final year/semester of their graduation can also apply.

SBI PO Application Form 2018

The application form of SBI PO is expected to be made available in February 2018. The application process of SBI PO 2018 will be online and applications submitted through any other mode will not be accepted by the commission. The application fee for last year was Rs 600 for General & OBC Category candidates and Rs 100 for SC/ST/PWD. The SBI PO 2018 application form comprises five steps – registration, uploading of scanned images of signature & photograph, filling up of basic details and submission of application form.

SBI PO 2018 Number of Attempts

SBI has capped the number of attempts candidates can make in SBI PO recruitment. The number of attempts differ according to categories. SBI PO number of attempts is given in the table below.


Number of Chances



General (PWD)







No Restriction

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018

As per the exam pattern of previous SBI PO recruitment, candidates have to appear for a preliminary exam, followed by mains exam and group exercises and interview at last.

The preliminary examination consists of objective tests for 100 marks which is conducted online. The test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 sections – English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Candidates can check the paper pattern for prelims of SBI PO below.

SBI PO 2018 test pattern


Name of Test

No. of Questions




English Language



1 hour


Quantitative Aptitude




Reasoning Ability







The mains examination comprises objective test and descriptive test. The objective test carries 200 marks and descriptive test is for 50 marks. Both the objective and descriptive test are conducted online.

Structure of SBI PO Mains Exam


Name of test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks



Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



60 minutes


Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 minutes


General/Economy/Banking Awareness



35 minutes


English Language



40 minutes





3 hours

Group exercise will carry 20 marks and interview will carry 30 marks.

SBI PO Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of SBI PO 2018 is based on bachelor’s study level. The SBI PO syllabus 2018 covers all the important topics according to the exam pattern. The syllabus helps candidates to design the preparation plan as per their strengths and weaknesses.

SBI PO 2018 syllabus

English Language: Vocabulary, Spotting Errors, Sentence Rearrangement Misspelt & Inappropriate Words, Antonyms, Cloze Test, Para Jumbles., etc.

Reasoning Ability: Coding Decoding, Puzzle, Order and Ranking, Sitting Arrangement, Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series, Statement & Course of Action, Statements & Assumptions., etc.

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation: Quantitative Aptitude: Simplification, Profit and Loss,Time and Work, Number series, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Mixture and Allegation, Partnership, Percentage, Average Ratio and Proportion, Problems on trains, Boats and Streams., etc.

Computer Knowledge: History of computers,Windows operating system, Hardware and software, Input and Output devices, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-Power Point)., etc.

General/Economy/Banking Awareness: Current Affairs (National and International), Banking & Financial Awareness, Budget and Five Year Plans, Major Financial/Economic News, Who’s Who., etc.

SBI PO Question Papers 2018

Candidates preparing for SBI PO 2018 should solve practice papers as part of their preparation. The SBI PO question papers 2018 are available in online and offline mode. Regular practice from the sample papers will help candidates to get acquainted with the exam pattern, level of difficulty, number of questions section-wise etc. It will also boost the speed level of the candidates.

SBI PO Answer Key 2018

The answer key of SBI PO 2018 will be made available after the exam gets over. Various coaching institutes will release the SBI PO answer key 2018. There is less possibility of SBI releasing the answer key since the exam will be held in online mode. Through the answer key, candidates can get an idea of their prelims score based on the number of correct and incorrect answers.

SBI PO Result 2018

SBI will declare the result for each stage of SBI PO 2018 recruitment. The SBI PO result 2018 will be declared online in the form of a pdf file. Candidates will be able to check their scores by entering their roll number/registration number and date of birth/password. Based on the SBI PO result 2017 of prelims candidates will be shortlisted for mains exam. Candidates will have to secure sectional and overall cutoff marks in order to be declared qualified in the result. The final result of SBI PO 2018 will be prepared on the marks secured in the mains exam along with group exercises and interview.

SBI PO Cutoff 2018

SBI will decide the cutoff for every stage of SBI PO 2018 recruitment process. Candidates will have to secure marks according to the cutoff at every stage in order to be declared qualified and be eligible for the next stage of the selection procedure. SBI decides overall and sectional cutoff for both the preliminary and mains exam. Candidates who qualify prelims and mains exam by securing marks according to the cutoff will be called for group exercises and interview.

SBI PO Selection Procedure 2018

The selection procedure of SBI PO 2018 consists of 5 stages – applying for the exam, preliminary exam, mains exam, group exercises & interview and final allotment. Candidates will have to clear all the stages of SBI PO 2018 selection procedure in order to be selected for the post of probationary officers in SBI branches across the country. The final selection of candidates will be done on the basis of their performance in mains exam as well as group exercises and interview. The preliminary exam is qualifying in nature and marks secured in this stage will not be counted for preparation of final merit list.

SBI PO 2018 – Training and Probation

Candidates selected as probationary officers will be on probation for a period 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.

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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