SBI POState Bank of India - Probationary Officer

Introduction - SBI PO

SBI (State Bank of India) conducts an entrance examination for recruiting Probationary Officer in its branches all over India. The SBI PO exam is completed in 2 stages i.e. Preliminary Exam and Main Exam. Aspirants can appear in the main exam only after qualifying the preliminary exam. The selection process comprises a Written Exam followed by Group Discussion and Interview. Those who are willing to appear in the upcoming SBI PO 2019 exam can find here relevant information such as SBI PO 2019 important dates for exam event, eligibility criteria, exam pattern and syllabus etc.

Important Dates - SBI PO 2019

SBI PO 2019 Exam EventDates (Tentative)
Online registration process will commence fromApril 2019
Application Fee/Intimation charges can be paidApril 2019
Last date for online registrationMay 2019
Call letter for the preliminary exam will be available fromJune 2019
Preliminary exam dateJuly 2019
Result of preliminary examJuly 2019
Admit card for main examJuly 2019
Main exam will be conducted onAugust 2019
Main exam result will be declared onAugust 2019
Call letter for interviewSeptember 2019
Group exercise and InterviewOctober 2019
Final result will be announcedNovember 2019
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Eligibility Criteria 2019

Nationality

  • An Indian citizen can apply.

Age Limit

  • The applicant’s age must be within 21 to 30 years as on 1st April 2019.

Educational Eligibility

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Those who are appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam can also apply.

Attempts Limit

Candidate’s CategoryAttempts Limit for SBI PO Exam
General Candidates4
PWD candidates (General Category)7
OBC & OBC (PWD) category7
SC/ST candidatesNo Limit

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2019 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding
Quantitative Ability
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Miscellaneous

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2018 will constitute of 4 sections: Reasoning + Computer Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Data Analysis
  • Tabular Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Radar Graph Caselet
  • Missing Case DI
  • Let it Case DI
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination
Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Double Lineup
  • Scheduling
  • Input Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions and Distances
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Code Inequalities
  • Course of Action
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analytical and Decision Making
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Word Association
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks
General / Economy / Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • General Knowledge
  • Static Awareness
  • Banking and Financial Awareness
Computer Awareness
  • Internet
  • Memory
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Operating System
  • Networking
  • Computer Fundamentals / Terminologies

Exam Pattern - SBI PO 2019

Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • The SBI PO Preliminary Exam is an online entrance test.
  • The duration of the preliminary exam will be one hour.
  • Total 100 objective type questions will be asked therein.
  • Paper will be divided into 3 sections as Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark. On every wrong response, there will be negative marking of 1/4th marks.
Paper SectionNo. of QuestionsMax Marks
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535
English Language3030

Main Examination Pattern

  • The SBI PO Main Exam comprises objective type questions as well as descriptive type questions.
  • SBI PO Main will be held through online mode also.
  • The duration of objective type test will be 3.00 hours while descriptive test will be of 30 minutes.
  • Objective type test will contain four sections as General Knowledge, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Economy/Banking Awareness and English Language.
  • Negative marking is applicable for objective type test. 1/4th marks will be deducted for the wrong attempt.
  • Objective test will be of 200 marks and descriptive test will be of 50 marks.
Paper SectionsNo. of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 mins.
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 mins.
General / Economy / Banking Awareness404035 mins.
English Language354040 mins.
Total155200180 mins. (3 hrs)
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Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test is the test of candidate’s command on the English language. The test will contain two questions on Letter Writing and Essay Writing. There is no negative marking in this test but candidates must qualify this section.

Question Papers & Answer Keys

Year: 2017

Name of ExamQuestion Papers & Answer Keys
SBI PO Prelim 2017 - Memory basedQP & Answer Keys

Year: 2016

Name of ExamQuestion Papers & Answer Keys
SBI PO Prelims 2016 - Sample Question PaperSQP & Answer Keys
SBI PO Prelims 2016 - Paper 1Paper 1 & Answer Keys

Year: 2013

Name of ExamQuestion Papers & Answer Keys
SBI PO 2013 - Question PaperQP & Answer Keys

Year: 2012

Name of ExamQuestion Papers & Answer Keys
SBI Clerical 2012 (Set 1) - Question PaperQP & Answer Keys
SBI Clerical 2012 (Set 2) - Question PaperQP & Answer Keys

Results - SBI PO 2019

The SBI PO 2019 result will be announced through the online mode. Candidates can check the result online on the official website. After qualifying the preliminary exam, candidates will be invited for the main exam. Similarly, those who will qualify the main test will have to further go through interview and group discussion. In the end, the final result will be declared on the basis of candidates overall performance in the exam.

CutOffs

  • The cut off marks vary from one year to another as it depends on the difficulty level of the exam, number of applicants and number of vacant seats etc. The bank recruitment authority will assess all these things and then declare the cut-off for the year 2019. Candidates should score at least minimum qualifying marks for passing the exam. We recommend the aspirants that do not think about cut off marks. Focus on your study and leave the rest on destiny. However, we will update more information at the appropriate time.
  • The cutoff is affected by the following factors:
    1. Level of Difficulty of the examination
    2. Number of available seats
    3. Previous trends in SBI cut off for PO
    4. Number of Participants in the SBI Exam

Selection Process

The selection process of the SBI PO will be completed after due assessment of each stage of the exam. Candidates can check the following information with regard to the SBI PO 2019 selection process:

  • SBI PO Recruitment Exam consists of Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Group Discussion & Interview.
  • Qualified candidates of preliminary exam will be called for the main exam and then those who qualify the main test will be invited for Group Discussion & Interview.
  • The competent authority will prepare category wise merit list based on candidates’ performance in the preliminary exam. The authority will invite applicants for main exam approximately 10 times of vacancy available.
  • Again merit list will be prepared on the basis of main exam performance and candidates 3 times of the vacancy will be called to attend interview/group discussion.
  • Candidates must qualify each set of the exam with at least minimum qualifying marks.
  • The competent authority will take the final decision on the selection of the candidates after due assessment of each and every fact.

Contents

Introduction

Important Dates - SBI PO 2019

Eligibility Criteria 2019

Nationality

Age Limit

Educational Eligibility

Attempts Limit

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

Exam Pattern - SBI PO 2019

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Main Examination Pattern

Question Papers & Answer Keys

Results - SBI PO 2019

CutOffs

Selection Process

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