SBI PO: Dates, Eligibility and Syllabus.

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on 03 April 2019

The official notification for SBI PO 2019 has been released on the official website – The registration starts in online mode from April 2 – 22, 2019 for the 2000 probationary officers vacancies.Apply Now!


Exam Event Dates
Start Date of Online registration and payment of application fees April 2,2019
Last Date of Online Registration & fee payment April 22,2019
SBI PO 2019 Prelims Exam Date June 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2019
SBI PO 2019 Mains Exam Date July 20, 2019
SBI PO 2019 Result (Prelims) 1st week of July, 2019
SBI PO 2019 Result (Mains) 3rd week of August, 2019


Age Limit
Candidates must be between 21 to 30 years as on April 1, 2019.
Educational Qualifications

The applicants must be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university.
The final year graduates can also apply.


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..


Each stage in SBI PO 2019 exam has a different paper pattern.
Stage 1 and 2 (Prelims and Mains) will be conducted in online mode.
Phase 3 will be held face to face, i.e., Group Exercise and Personal Interview.
The final selection is based on the overall performance of each stage.

Name of Test/Section
Type of test Max. Marks Duration for each test/section
English Language Objective 30 20 min
Reasoning Ability Objective 35 20 min
Quantitative Aptitude Objective 35 20 min
Total 100 60

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 the Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. The 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.
Name of Test/Section
(not in sequence)
No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total (Aggregate) 155 200 3 Hours

(Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum total score (to be decided by the Company according to number of vacancies) in the objective test (main examination) and qualify in the descriptive test for short listing for the Interview.
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).

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. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score

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

Candidates qualifying for GE & Interview under the 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the 'Non-Creamy layer' clause. Candidates who have registered themselves as OBC but do not submit OBC ' Non-Creamy layer' certificate and request to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

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 the Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the 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 marks and Group Exercises & Interview scores of the candidate (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who qualify for Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview, as well as the final select list, will be made available on the Bank's website.

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SBI PO 2018 cutoff :
Section/Exam Total Marks SC ST OBC General OH VI HI
Prelims 100 49 43 54.25 56.75 45.25 49 14.75
Finals 100 43.99 39.87 46.26 50.79 43.04 47.09 32.69

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