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 Event
Online registration process will commence from
Application Fee/Intimation charges can be paid
Last date for online registration
Call letter for the preliminary exam will be available from
The applicant’s age must be within 21 to 30 years as on 1st April 2019.
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 for SBI PO Exam
PWD candidates (General Category)
OBC & OBC (PWD) category
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:
Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test
Profit & Loss
Mixtures & Alligations
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Time & Work
Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination & Probability
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Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
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:
Radar Graph Caselet
Missing Case DI
Let it Case DI
Permutation and Combination
Circular Seating Arrangement
Linear Seating Arrangement
Directions and Distances
Ordering and Ranking
Coding and Decoding
Course of Action
Analytical and Decision Making
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General / Economy / Banking Awareness
Banking and Financial Awareness
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.
No. of Questions
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.
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.
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.
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:
Level of Difficulty of the examination
Number of available seats
Previous trends in SBI cut off for PO
Number of Participants in the SBI Exam
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
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.