SBI PO

SBI PO Prelims Exam: 1st, 7th and 8th July 2018

SBI PO Prelims Result: 15th July 2018

Mains Exam Date: 4th August 2018

Mains Exam Result: 20th August 2018

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Introduction

State Bank of India (SBI) conducts an online exam to recruit candidates for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) for its various branches throughout the country. This year there are 2000 vacancies. After the preliminary exam, there is a Mains (objective test) exam followed by a descriptive test. And the final round will be Group discussion and Interview.

Eligibility

Education Qualification

Graduates in any discipline from any recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Government of India.

Candidates who are in the final year of graduation can also apply.

Age Limit

The age of the candidates should be between 21 years and 30 years, both inclusive.

Relaxation of age limit

The upper age limit is relaxed for the candidates belonging to the following categories.

CATEGORYUPPER AGE LIMIT RELAXATION
Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)5 years
Other Backward Castes (Non-Creamy Layer) (NC-OBC)3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) General10 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) SC/ST15 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) NC/OBC13 years
Ex Servicemen5 years

Important Dates

Event Date
Advertisement date21/04/2018
Closure of registration of application13/05/2018
Online Fee Payment21/04/2018 to 13/05/2018
SBI PO Prelims Exam 20181st, 7th and 8th July 2018
Result of SBI PO Prelims 201815th July 2018
SBI PO Mains Exam 20184th August 2018
Result of SBI PO Mains Exam 201820th August 2018
Group Exercises and Interview24th September to 12th October 2018
Declaration of Final Result1st November 2018

Syllabus

The exam will consist of the following sections/syllabus:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • English
  • General & Financial awareness
  • Computer Aptitude

Download SBI PO Detailed Syllabus PDF here

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam

The SBI PO preliminary examination consists of three sections.

  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning
  3. Quantitative Ability

The preliminary exam is of objective type with 3 sections and a composite time of 1 hour. 

Every question carries equal marks (1 mark) and ¼ marks will be penalized for every wrong answer. The pattern is as follows:

#

Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Time

1

English

30

30

20 minutes

2

Quantitative Ability

35

35

20 minutes

3

Reasoning

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

1 hour


Mains Exam

The Mains exam has an objective test and a descriptive test.

The Objective Test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 sections for total 200 marks.

Every question carries equal marks (1 mark) and ¼ marks will be penalized for every wrong answer. 

The Objective Test will have separate timing for every section:

#

Section

No of questions

Marks

Time

1

Reasoning and 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

35

40

40 minutes

Total

155

200

3 hours

There are no sectional cutoff in both the Mains and the preliminary exam.

The Descriptive test will be a test of English language and will require the student to write an Essay and a Letter by typing it on the computer. The test will be for 30 mins and for 50 marks.

The marks obtained in the preliminary exam will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in the Mains exams.

Mains exam score (Both descriptive and objective) will be added to the marks obtained in GD and Interview for the preparation of the final merit list.

Salary

The salary includes a basic pay of Rs. 27,620 with 4 advance increments. 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 would be a minimum of 8.2 lakhs and maximum of 13.08 lakhs depending on place of posting and other factors.

Read SBI PO Salary & Compensation more Details here

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