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SBI PO Notification 2019

State Bank of India will release the most awaited notification of the year in March/April 2019 (Tentative). The candidates need to qualify in SBI PO Recruitment Examination 2019 in order to pursue a career as a Probationary Officer in any leading PSB.

This recruitment process will start after the release of official notification. The Official Notification for SBI PO Prelims 2019 will provide all the essential details regarding eligibility criteria, selection procedure as well as educational qualifications.

Mock Test Series

                          SBI PO Recruitment 2019: Mock Test
All (26) Full length (18) Sectional (6) Previous Year Test (2) Attempt Free Test

 

*NOTE:

Official Pattern: Tests based on official pattern and syllabus as stated by governing body, i.e., IBPS

Full Length: Test paper consisting of all sections of the exam; ideally also known as model practice mock tests.

Sectional: Tests based on sections like Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language.

Previous Year: Tests based on previous year paper

Attempt FREE Tests: Free trial tests to attempt before purchasing the entire package.

About Exam

The State Bank of India (SBI) is one of the most prestigious banking organizations in India. It conducts many examinations such as SBI Clerk, PO as well as other banking exams year-on-year basis.


By and large, SBI PO is one of the most sought after jobs in the banking sector. Therefore, students must carry an adequate knowledge of eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus, examination pattern along with the changes introduced in the pattern of examination.

Exam Dates/Notifications

SBI PO 2019 Schedule (Tentative)
Sr. No.ActivityDates
1 On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates April-May 2019
2 Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges April-May 2019
3 Download Admit Card for online Preliminary Examination July First Week 2019
4 Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary July 2019
5 Result of Online exam – Preliminary July 2019
6 Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam July Last Week 2019
7 Conduct of Online Examination – Main August 2019
8 Result of Online Examination – Main August 2019
9 Download Call Letter for Personal Interview September 2019
10 Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview October 2019
11 Declaration of Final Result November 201

State Bank of India will release the exam schedule with the official notification. So, you need to check regularly in order to stay updated.

Application Process

SBI PO Application 2019

The online application for SBI PO 2019 will begin once the notification is out. Interested candidates who are able to fulfill the eligibility criteria can follow these simple steps to submit their application online. The Application Fee/ Intimation Charges for submitting the application is as follows.

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates
  • Rs. 600/- for all others

To successfully submit the SBI PO 2019 Online Application, follow these steps.

  1. Visit SBI Careers
  2. On the right top side, click on ‘Latest Announcements’.
  3. Click on the first announcement Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India
  4. The following will direct you to SBI PO 2019 Application Link.
  5. Begin by selecting Click here for New Registration
  6. There will be 5 parts – Basic Info, Photo & Signature, Details, Preview and Payment.
  7. Fill each section carefully and click on Submit in the last part.
  8. Take a print out for future reference.

Vacancies

According to the previous notification, The total number of vacancies opened across PAN India in 2018 for the vacant post of SBI PO was 2403. This year we are expecting the same number of vacancies or the number might increase.

Selection Process

The selection of Probationary Officers will be done through a three-tier process:

Phase-I: SBI PO Preliminary Examination 2019

Selection criteria for the Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination. Candidates numbering approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies in each category will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the top of the merit list.

Phase – II: SBI PO Mains Examination 2019

Selection criteria for Group Exercise and Interview: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approximately) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the merit list subject to a candidate scoring minimum qualifying score in aggregate.

Phase – III: SBI PO Group Exercises & Interview 

Final Selection: The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (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 Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview out of 100. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS

Category

Max. Permissible Number of Chances

General

4

General (PWD)

7

OBC

7

OBC(PWD)

7

SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)

No Restriction

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 18.04.2010. Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance. In the years in which only one written examination has been held (i.e. no Preliminary Examination has been held), appearing in this examination will be counted as a chance. 

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the basic eligibility criteria for applying for the post of SBI PO:

  • Candidates with a record of default in repayment of loans/credit card dues and/ or against whose name adverse report of CIBIL or other external agencies are available are not eligible for appointment.
  • Candidates against whom there is/are an adverse report regarding character & antecedents, moral turpitude is not eligible to apply for the post.

Age Limit

Age Limit:

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr. No.

Category

Age relaxation

 1.

 Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled

Tribe 5 Years

 2.

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years

3

Persons With Disabilities (PWD)

PWD (SC/ST)-15 Years

PWD (OBC)- 13 Years

PWD (Gen)- 10 Years

4

Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment.

5 Years

 

5

Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years

 

NOTE: CUMULATIVE AGE RELAXATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE EITHER UNDER THE ABOVE ITEMS OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER ITEMS.

Educational Qualification

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • 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 may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for an interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination.
  • Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before (Yet to Announce).
  • Candidates possessing the qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus

Since there is a predefined time slot for each section, you need to be well informed regarding all the topics specific to each section of SBI PO. We have mentioned the entire SBI PO syllabus in a constructive format.

SBI PO Reasoning Syllabus

This section will consist of questions based on Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning from following topics:

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Statement & Conclusion, Argument and Cause & Effect)

SBI PO English Language Syllabus

This section will consist of questions on basic understanding of English Language from the following topics:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Double fillers/ Sentence/ Multiple Sentence fillers
  • Sentence Correction/ Improvement
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Odd one out cum para jumbles
  • Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph 1, 2, 3..., Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement).

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

This section will consist of questions based on numerical ability from the following topics:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetic Problems
  • Profit and Loss
  • SI & CI
  • Problem on Ages
  • Work and Time
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Problems on Boats and Stream,
  • Problems on Trains
  • Mixture and Allegation

SBI PO General Awareness

This Section will consist of questions based on General and Financial Awareness from the following topics:

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

SBI PO Computer Knowledge Syllabus

In this section, basic knowledge about the world of computers will be put to test. Topics are mentioned below:

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

Exam Pattern

SBI PO 2019 New Exam Pattern 

The State Bank of India has definitely surprised a lot of Banking Aspirants by publishing a New Exam Pattern for SBI PO Exam 2019. The State Bank of India has introduced some major changes this year in SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern. This Year SBI has Introduced has two major pattern changes in it, i.e., sectional timings (20 minutes for each section) for the three different sections (English, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude). 

Some highlights of the changes made in the exam pattern are given below:

  • Each section of the Prelims exam will now have a separate time slot (20 Minutes each).
  • Also, there will not be any sectional or overall cut-off.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank  will be shortlisted for the Mains Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored. 

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

 

Name of test

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

Total

Maximum

Marks

100

 

20 minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 minutes

3

Reasoning Ability

35

20 minutes

 

Total

100

1 hour

 

Phase – II: Main Examination:

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. Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.

(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

Test

Name of the test

No. of Qs.

Marks

Duration

I

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

 

Total

  • Marks

    200

    60 minutes

    II

    Data Analysis & Interpretation

    35

    45 minutes

    III

    General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

    40

    35 minutes

    IV

    English Language

    35

    40 minutes

     

    Total

    155

    3 hours

     

    (ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

    Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

    There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at the corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

    Phase – III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

    Job Profile

    The job profile of an SBI Probationary Officer includes the following tasks during the probationary tenure, i.e., initial 2 years in the organization:

    • Inculcating knowledge on all various bank tasks
    • Customer Service responsibilities ranging from passbook printing to account opening & even more
    • Supervising clerical work
    • Processing loans, etc.

    Additional job responsibilities may be added to the job role of SBI PO after completion of probationary tenure.

    EMOLUMENTS

    Presently, the starting basic pay is 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale
    of 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 be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors. 
    SBI may offer, subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation Package which would enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.

    Click here to know more about the job profile of SBI PO. 

    जॉब प्रोफाइल और संभावनाएं (हिंदी में): यहाँ क्लिक करे ं! 

    Result

    Cutoff

    SBI PO Cutoffs – Prelims 2018

    Category Cutoffs
    General 56.75
    SC 49
    ST 43
    OBC 54.25
    OH 45.25
    VH 49
    HI 14.75
     

    SBI PO Cutoffs – Mains 2018 Exam 

    Category

    Cut of Score

    General (UR) 93.1
    Other Backward Class (OBC) 86.42
    Scheduled Caste (SC) 77.13
    Scheduled Tribe (ST) 75.01
    LD 75.03
    VI 88.91
    HI 75.16

    FAQs

    What should be the focus areas while preparing for the exam ?

    Students preparing for SBI PO should be aware of the important changes in the exam patterns. Candidates should concentrate on clearing both Prelims as well as Mains. They should also prepare well for clearing the Personal Interview round.

    What was the level of difficulty for SBI PO 2017 exam?

    The level of difficulty for SBI PO 2017 Prelims was easy to moderate. However, the difficulty level of SBI PO 2017 mains for surprisingly very hard.

    What would be the level of difficulty for the upcoming SBI PO 2018 exam?

    SBI is a trendsetter, and every year we have to expect either the level of difficulty as per the previous year or even more difficult. 

    Are there any mock tests or patterns that can be followed to clear SBI PO exams in the first attempt?

    OnlineTyari understands the need of all SBI PO candidates, and has created three pattern tests, i.e., easy, moderate & hard. 

    Also, OnlineTyari also conducts regular AIT (All India Test) to give an exam like experience to all students preparing for the SBI PO 2018 exam. AIT also help you compare your rank with thousands of other aspirants across India. Click here to know more about SBI PO AITs.

    Is the SBI PO exam Bilingual?

    Except for the Descriptive Test for English Language section, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.

    Is there Negative Marking?

    Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2018. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

    Are there fixed timings for different sections?

    For the first time, SBI has introduced the sectional timing factor in SBI Clerk Prelims exam pattern. As per the official notification, there are no changes in the Mains examination.

    What should I do if there is lot of delay in accessing the page?

    Speed for Registration of On-Line Application on Internet, is based on various factors like Internet Speed, large number of applicants trying to register the application at the same time etc. Therefore, if you are not able to get the pages for registration immediately, please retry after a gap of 15 minutes or during off-peak hours in the night.

    How do I know that my application is registered?

    Successful Registration is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Submit Button indicating the generated "REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD". Please note down the same carefully and preserve it. If you do not preserve it, you will not be able to Re-Print the Application and download the Call Letter, results etc.

    I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?

    "REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD" are also sent by auto-response Confirmation emails. Delivery of these emails purely depends upon the correctness of E-Mail ID provided, Policy of your Email Service Provider to accept and Divert such emails under Bulk or Spam Mails or bounce back such mails without accepting it due to heavy number of emails generated by our Applications. In case of Govt./official /company Email Ids, delivery is controlled by your Company Policies. Therefore, please do not expect replies from us, if you do not receive such confirmation / auto-response Emails.

    How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?

    In case of doubt about the successful Registration, candidates are advised to visit the Page for Re-Print of Application / e-Receipt, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (printout) of the Application.

    What to do if I get Blank / Zero Registration No. after submission of application online?

    In rare cases Candidates may get Zero (0) Registration No. with valid Password. Candidates are advised to Re-Register the Application and check the Printout through Re-Print Application.

    After filling up the complete form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed. / hanged / shutdown. Is my application saved / registered?

    Please refer to above suggestion. If you do not get the application printout / e-Receipt through Re-Print option, your application is not saved. Please re-apply.

    I did not receive the acknowledgement / reply to my email communication?

    "Reply to" Email Id for the Application is created for the convenience of the Candidates for genuine communications. Please do not use this address to send back the emails for "Acknowledgment", "Vacation Mail", "Friendship Offers", "Sales Offers" etc. Our Email Server is configured to delete such emails automatically.

    What details should I retain while replying to auto-response emails?

    While writing back by replying the confirmation emails for a genuine problem, please retain the text containing "REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD" details on the email.

    What details should I provide while writing about my problem?

    Please do not forget to provide following details while writing to SBI: (1) REGISTRATION NO. (2) MOBILE NO. (3) EMAIL ID as entered in application. In case of application failure or any error message, we would like to have the screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS Word file. Additionally, you may provide the PC Details including the Operating System (like Windows XP, Vista, Linux etc.) & Internet Browser & version (like Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 3.0, Firefox 3.5 etc.) used.

    I want to change / correct the details I entered in the Application?

    Prior to submission of the online application, please choose the 'EDIT' option to correct the details. Please remember to take fresh print out after modifying any details. Candidate should note that the data entered cannot be modified after finally submitting the application.

    Note: Field validation behaviour will differ for Tablets/ iPads as of from desktop. (example: Field validation with max length of 10 will not allow to enter 11th digit in Desktop where as on trying to enter the 11th digit value gets cleared in Tablets/ iPads).

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