Wait is over for those who are aiming at SBI PO Exam 2018!!!!!
On 21.04.2018 official notification of SBI PO 2018 is released where graduates of Indian origin can apply. Online registration will start from 21.04.2018 onwards and will close on 13.05.2018. Those who fulfill the eligibility criteria of the SBI PO notification can register themselves for the exam.
The details of the SBI PO 2018 Notification are given below:
Total number of vacancies: 2000 + 118 (PWD) = 2118 which are bifurcated as given below:
Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI Bank PO examination. The official notification of SBI PO 2018 has released. The application will begin from 21.04.2018 onwards and will close on 13.05.2018. All the eligible candidates can apply for the same. . There are 2000 vacancies for the post of probationary officer.
OBC (Non-creamy layer )
On-line registration with Edit/Modification of Application by applicants (Tentatively)
21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments (Tentatively)
21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Download SBI PO Preliminary Exam call letter (Tentatively)
SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date (Online)
1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018
Declaration of SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result
Download SBI PO Call Letter for Main Exam (Tentatively)
SBI PO Mains Exam
Declaration of SBI PO Mains Exam Result (Tentatively)
Download of SBI PO Interview Call Letter
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview
24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018
Date for the Declaration of Final Result
|Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates|
|Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training||28.05.2018 onwards|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018|
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree:
Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam.
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the SBI-PO examination.
Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as SBI PO exam is conducted online.
Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:
Candidates applying for SBI PO Examination should be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Age Eligibility of candidates applying for SBI PO Examination:
Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be of 21 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989
The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview). The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.
The important steps of the SBI PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:
•Online Preliminary Examination:
Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination
•Online Mains Examination:
Candidates need to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for interview but in the year 2017 there is no Sectional cut off in SBI PO mains exam.
The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview accounts for 30 marks.
The Final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in SBI PO Mains and Interview Rounds.
The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The SBI allots Location to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.
The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercise/Interview). The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. .
SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern
The SBI PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the SBI PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:
Name of Tests(Objective
No. of Questions
Composite time of 1 Hour
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
I.Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Name of Tests(Objective
No. of Questions
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis & Interpretation
II. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
SBI PO Interview
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged indescending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided 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.
Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & 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.
Penalty for Wrong Answers:
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.
Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBIPO exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and GE/Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
• The ratio of marks between Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25
• The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
• Results of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank’s website.
SBI PO syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||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||Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
The Mains Examination of SBI PO consists of 5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test(LetterWriting &Essay).
Data Analysis & interpretation
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness
Circular Seating Arrangement
Linear Seating Arrangement
Radar Graph Caselet
Banking and Financial Awareness
Missing Case DI
Let it Case DI
Directions and Distances
Ordering and Ranking
Permutation and Combination
Fill in the blanks
Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Coding and Decoding
Course of Action
Analytical and Decision Making
|DOWNLOAD SBI PO PRE 2017 MEMORY BASED PAPER|
The SBI PO exam is held online at various centres all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet SBI allots an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate.
The category wise application fees for SBI PO exam 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 please check the complete guide for SBI PO Application
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
Bank may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centres is given below :
The Bank may add additional centres or may delete some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from 07.04.2018 onwards from Bank's website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.
Candidates belonging to above-mentioned categories can undergo training by signifying the same against relevant column, at the time of applying on-line.
The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging expenses are incurred by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:
|North India||South India||East India||West India|
The registration for SBI PO Exam 2018 will be done online. In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the SBI PO 2018 Application form is one of the following:
Candidates can download the SBI PO 2018 admit card from the official website SBI because hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:
The results of SBI will be released after completion of each Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.
Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for SBI PO exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.
New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in SBI PO 2018.
Candidates must go through previous year SBI questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in SBI PO 2018.
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