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SBI PO 2018

SBI PO is a lucrative career option for all the aspirants who wish to join the reputed Government Sector. SBI PO 2018 will be conducted by State Bank of India to recruit eligible candidates to the post of Probationary officer. SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates, Syllabus and other related information will be available to students once SBI PO Notification 2018 will be released by State Bank of India.

Being one of the most coveted job in Banking Industry, SBI PO attracts lakhs of candidates every year who carry the same dream of joining this biggest Public Sector Organization. As the brand value of SBI is high and it has a lucrative pay scale, SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity for millions in the Banking sector. The post of Probationary Officer in State Bank of India is highly recognized post in India. Preparation must be done judiciously to get through the difficult selection procedure of this Exam.

SBI PO 2018 Notification

A total of 2403 vacancies are declared by State Bank of India that was filled through SBI PO 2017 Exam. The vacancy is expected to be same for SBI PO 2018. The selection process is conducted in three phases. A candidate is required to qualify preliminary exam, mains exam as well as the interview process in order to get listed in the merit list announced by SBI after conduction of all the three phases are complete. The tentative date for the release of SBI PO Notification 2018 is February-March 2018.

SBI PO Exam Dates 2018

Aspirants looking forward to appear for SBI PO 2018 must be aware about the SBI PO 2018 exam dates. Here`s the tentative schedule based on last year`s schedule:

Sr. No.ActivityDates
1On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidatesFebruary - March 2018
2Payment of Application Fees/Intimation ChargesFebruary - March 2018
3Download of call letters for online Preliminary ExaminationApril 2018 onwards
4Conduct of Online Examination - PreliminaryApril - May 2018
5Result of Online exam – PreliminaryMay 2018
6Download of Call letter for Online Main ExamMay 2018 onwards
7Conduct of Online Examination – MainJune 2018
8Result of Online Examination – MainJune 2018
9Download Call Letter for Personal Interview June 2018
10Conduct of Group Exercises & InterviewJuly 2018 onwards
11Declaration of Final ResultOctober 2018

SBI PO 2018 Exam Center

While filling in the application form for SBI PO 2018, candidates will be given a choice to select the exam center of their choice. Candidates are allotted the center on the basis of their choice made and the preferance in which they select the exam centre. However, due to unavailability of seats in the selected exam center, SBI can allot a different center to the candidate.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Exam is conducted in 3 phases. The written exam is - Prelims & Mains which are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows:

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online exam where candidates have to solve the question paper in  hour for 100 marks. The test comprises of 3 sections and candidates must clear the cut-off for each section. The section-wise distribution of the marks is given below:

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language3030Total time of 1 Hour
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535

Phase-2: SBI PO Mains Exam

This test has 155 questions that have to be answered in 3 hours. The paper is divided into 4 sections - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness and English Language.

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
3General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
4English Language303040 minutes
Total1552003 hours

Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test has a duration of 30 minutes with a score of 50 marks. This test is conducted to test the writing skills of candidates via Letter Writing & Essay Writing.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

The penalty for wrong answers Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams is 0.25 marks. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

Phase-3: Group Exercise & Interview

The aggregate marks of all the candidates clearing both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. The decided number of candidates in each category, as governed by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview is for 30 marks.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:

The final score for the SBI PO exam is calculated keeping the below points in mind:

  • Marks secured in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection
  • Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Phase-3 separately to be eligible
  • Marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Exam (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. This makes the new total score (Mains + GD/PI) to be 100
  • The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

SBI PO 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for SBI PO preliminary exam and mains exam is almost same. SBI PO Mains exam has 2 additional sections to be prepared - Computer Aptitude and General Awareness. Here`s the detailed SBI PO syllabus for both the exams:

SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus: The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2018 constitutes of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

ReasoningQuantitative AbilityEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneous
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error Spotting
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input OutputSequence & Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability

SBI PO 2018 Eligibility

A candidate is required to fulfil basic two requirements to be eligible for SBI PO 2018 Exam. A candidate is required to fall into the required age limit for the exam. The minimum educational qualification for SBI PO 2018 exam is that of a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.

Age of the applicant must not be more than 30 years as of 1st April 2018 and not less than 21 years as of April 2018 for SBI PO 2018 Exam. That means that the candidate must not be born before 02.04.1987 and must not be born after 02.04.1996.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Application Fees

A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as their application fee for SBI PO 2018 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

SBI PO 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter

The admit card for SBI PO 2018 Exam will be released for each phase of the examination being conducted for the recruitment process. Admit Card for Preliminary Exam is released first followed by SBI PO Mains Exam Admit Card. Candidates are required to download the admit card for the same from the official website of State Bank of India.

SBI PO Result 2018

The result for SBI PO 2018 will be released after the examination for the same has been conducted. SBI PO Result for Preliminary Exam will be released first. Candidates qualaifying the Preliminary Round will be eligible to give Mains Round. The final SBI PO Result will be declared after all the three phases of examination (Pre+Mains+Interview) has been conducted by State Bank of India.

Candidates can check SBI PO Result for SBI PO 2017 Exam by clicking on the link mentioned below.

SBI PO 2018 Preparation

To score high in SBI PO 2018 Exam, it is really necessary for each and every candidate to look into the latest exam pattern and the change in syllabus so that preparation can be done accordingly. Candidates have the option to opt for Offline Coaching Program offered by Career Power to enhance their skills. They can also solve Mock Test Papers to self-analyse themselves and prepare judiciously for this upcoming exam.


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