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  • State Bank of India is the largest bank in India with the majority of holding owned by the Government of India.
  • It has several associate banks as well which are as follows – State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Hyderabad, and State Bank of Mysore. Headquarters of SBI is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • It has over 17,000 branches which include domestic as well as foreign branches.
  • Every year it conducts an entrance examination to recruit candidates on the post of Assistant in Clerical Cadre and Probationary Officer and associate banks.


Eligibility Criteria

I. Academic Qualification
Candidate should be graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent to it. Candidates who are in final year can also apply, but they have to produce proof of passing of their graduation at the time of interview.
II. Age Limit
Min Age – 21 years
Max Age – 30 years

Candidates from OBC ‘Creamy Layer’ are not entitled to any reservation or age relaxation; their category will be considered as general.


Age relaxation is as below:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy) 3 Years
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) Degree in any discipline or its equivalent with minimum
of 50% marks in aggregate
Person With Disability (PWD)
SC/ST 15 years
OBC 13 years
Gen 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 Years
People from J&K During 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years


Job Profile for SBI Bank PO

The probationary officer is recruited directly by SBI who are recruited on probation for 2 years. It is first entry point as officer in the bank. At the end of training, period Officers have to go through a screening process.

Those who achieve the predetermined standards they are confirmed and given placement as Officer Middle Management Grade Scale-II and those who qualify test but fails to achieve the standards they are placed as Officer Junior Management Grade Scale I.

Those who cannot qualify the test will be terminated. Once they are through with training they are placed either in branches or at the administrative office. A Probationary Officer is supposed to look after responsible jobs like passing the cheques, evaluating various loan proposals or even marketing for bank products.

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The SBI PO exam is held in Three Phases
Scheme of Examination

Written Examination – Phase I – Online Computer Based
  • Objective Test
  • Online format
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Singley option correct
  • Three sections English Language – 30 Marks, Quantitative Aptitude – 35 Marks & Reasoning Ability – 35 Marks
  • Total 100 marks & 100 questions
  • Total duration of 1 hour
  • Negative Marking – 1/4 for each wrong answer
Written Examination – Phase II – Online Computer Based
  • Online format
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Singley option correct
  • Four sections with 50 marks each
    • a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
    • b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
    • c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
    • d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)
  • Total 200 marks & 200 questions
  • Total duration of 2 hours
  • Negative Marking – 1/4 for each wrong answer
Descriptive Test
  • Online Computer Based
  • Maximum 50 marks and total duration of 1 hour.
  • Aimed to Test of English Language(Letter Writing & Essay).
  • Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
  • Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in the objective test.
Group Discussion & Interview – Phase – III
  • Group discussion (20 marks)
  • Interview (30 marks)
  • Only for phase I & Phase II qualified candidates


Selection Process of SBI Bank PO

The selection of SBI PO depends upon the performance of eligible candidates in examinations which are conducted in 3 Phases. The top performers in Phase I; who qualify in each of the three tests in phase I Preliminary exam by securing passing marks will be called for Phase II Main examination.


The number of candidates in each category; approx 20 times the numbers of vacancies will be shortlisted for the Main Examination. The candidates are required to qualify for each of the Tests & Descriptive Test in Phase II by securing passing marks. The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. The number of candidates in each category will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.


Final Selection of SBI PO

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of 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 Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & 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 Discussion & Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.


SBI PO Result

The result of the SBI PO of those candidates who have qualified for GD & Interview and get finally selected will be made available on the Bank’s website. The final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar also.

SBI PO Recruitment 2018: Important Dates



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)

18.06.2018 onwards

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