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Updated: April 02,2019 11:55 AM IST

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SBI PO 2019 Application Form Released:

On April 2, 2019, State Bank of India (SBI) has released the recruitment notification for 2,000 for Probationary Officer (PO) vacancies in the organisation across India. SBI PO 2019 Application Form submission process starts on 2 April 2019. The last date to submit SBI PO 2019 Application Form is 22 April 2019. SBI PO 2019 application fees for general/ EWS/ OBC candidates is Rs 750 (application fee including intimation charges) and Rs 125 for SC/ST/PWD candidates. SBI PO 2019 recruitment process will be held in three phases i.e. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Group Exercise & Interview. SBI PO 2019 online preliminary examination date are 8, 9, 15, 16, June 2019.
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About SBI PO EXAM 2019

SBI PO (State Bank of India 2019 - Probationary Officer) exam is the pool of opportunities for Graduates who aims to grab the Bank Job. SBI PO 2019 is one of the largest recruitment drive carried out all over India. This inimitable article unveils the newly updated examination scheme, pattern and syllabus of SBI PO Exam. This is the right time to move heaven and earth for your upcoming SBI PO 2019 Exam. Cracking your SBI PO 2019 Exam will turned out to be a piece of cake with this unique article and our study materials. You can grab crystal clear idea about preparation strategies, time management for each subject, distribution of marks in Subject-wise and topic-wise details from here.


Following is the Latest appropriate SBI PO 2019 vacancy list issued by State Bank of India.
Vacancies (including backlog vacancies) :
Vacancies Vacancies (PWD)
General OBC SC ST EWS Total LD VI HI
810 540 300 150 200 2000 20 20 20
Backlog vacancies detailed below have been included in the above mentioned total vacancies.
---  --- --- --- --- --- 53

Note:- OH - Orthopedically Handicapped
VI - Visually Impaired
HI - Hearing Impaired


In SBI PO 2019 Official Notification, the basic salary for Probationary officer (PO) is mentioned as Rs. 23,700. But the SBI PO (Probationary Officer) can get 4 advance increments of Rs. 980 which is added to the basic. Hence, the total basic pay of SBI PO is Rs. 27,620 per month.


  • Age - Minimum: 21 years and Maximum: 30 years
  • Educational Qualifications - A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

Number of chances in SBI PO 2019:

SBI listed the category wise maximum permissible number of chances to appear in PO recruitment Exam. Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply. The number of chances will be counted from the PO examination held on 18.04.2010. 


In order to grasp SBI PO job, Candidate have to apply for SBI PO 2019 written examination through online mode only. Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable for SBI PO recruitment are:
  • Rs. 125/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 750/- for all others


SBI PO selection process comprises of following phases:
1. SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam - online mode - Objective Type
2. SBI PO 2019 Mains Exam
(i) Objective Test - online mode, and
(ii) Descriptive test (qualifying in nature) - online mode
3. SBI PO Group Exercises and Interview

SBI PO 2019 Important Dates:

The tentative SBI PO Exam dates and important dates of all events on SBI PO are as follows:

Events of SBI PO Selection Process


On-line registration including Edit/ Modification of Application by candidates

April 2 to April 22, 2019

Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments

April 2 to April 22, 2019

Download SBI PO Preliminary Exam call letter

3rd week of May 2019 onwards

Tentative Date SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date

8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019

Tentative Date Declaration of SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result

1st week of July 2019

Tentative Date Download SBI PO Call Letter for Main Exam

2nd week of July 2019

Tentative Date SBI PO Mains Exam

July 20, 2019

Tentative Date  Declaration of SBI PO Mains Exam Result

3rd week of August 2019

Download Call Letter for Interview

4th week of August 2019

Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview

September 2019

Declaration of Final Result

2nd week of October 2019

Dates for Pre-Examination Training for SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Community candidates:

Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training

2nd week of May 2019 onwards

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training

4th week of May 2019


Phase - I : SBI PO Preliminary Examination - Exam Structure:

SBI PO 2019 Prelims exam is conducted in online mode only. SBI PO Prelims exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions under 3 main sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. Total marks allotted for SBI PO Prelims exam is 100 marks and Total Duration of SBI PO Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour).
Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30  
1 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100
Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of English Language, will be made available in English & Hindi. In order to attend the SBI PO 2019 Mains exam, Candidates have to qualify in each of the three sections mentioned above, by securing cut-off marks as decided by SBI. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

Phase - II : SBI PO Mains Examination Structure

Main Examination will consist of
  • (i) Objective Test for 200 marks and
  • (ii) Descriptive Test for 50 marks.
Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after  completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
(i) SBI PO Mains Objective Test:-
SBI PO 2019 Mains objective test comprises of 155 multiple choice questions under 4 main sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language. There is separate timing for every section as mentioned below:
Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Time allotted for each
(Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness   40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
  Total 155 200 3 hours
Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.  If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.
(ii) SBI PO Mains Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. 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 objective test.

Phase - III : SBI PO Group Exercises and Interview

Candidates are shortlisted for PO interview based on their SBI PO Mains examination marks only. SBI PO prelims marks are not considered for Interview. In phase III, Group Exercises are conducted for 20 marks & Interview is conducted for 30 marks.

SBI PO Syllabus 2019

Grasp Detailed Latest SBI PO Syllabus for both Preliminary and Mains examination. Topicwise updated syllabus is provided for Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, General/Economy/Banking Awareness. 

SBI PO Main Exam 2018 Analysis:

State Bank of India (SBI) has conducted the PO (Probationary Officer) Mains 2018 Online exam on August 4, 2018 in various centres across India. The SBI PO Main Exam 2018 comprised of both objective test of 200 marks and descriptive test of 50 marks. The objective test is conducted for a duration of 3 hours and questions are asked from four sections Data Analysis and Interpretation, English Language, Reasoning and Computer, and General Awareness(with special reference to banking). There is a separate time limit for each section. Descriptive test comprises Letter and Essay writing. SBI PO Main Exam 2018 held on August 4, 2018 was difficult for most of the candidates who faced that exam. Especially English Section comprised of twisted questions with new pattern.

Overall SBI PO Mains Exam 2018 Analysis:

The level of SBI PO Main Exam 2018 quantitative aptitude section questions was moderate to difficult. Many new type questions were asked in English section, which were little bit tough for many candidates.



English Language

16-19 questions

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude


Data Analysis and Interpretation


General Awareness




Data Analysis and Interpretation Section Analysis:

This section was quite easy when compared to English and Reasoning Section. Five sets of Data Interpretation was asked, which are:

  • Tabular Missing DI
  • Bar Graph - yearly expenditure of a person was given
  • Caselet - Based on Time and Work pattern
  • Caselet - Venn Diagram - Data related to an online store was given
  • Bar Graph - Data related to calls received and resolved was given in percentages


No. of Questions


Quantity I, Quantity II



Data Sufficiency



Data Interpretation






English Language Analysis:

A new pattern of cloze test was introduced where a phrase had to be filled in the given passage with 5 blanks. Two reading comprehensions were asked,  among which

  • one passage was based on the theme of an economist's view of differences between innovation and invention
  • Another passage was entirely based on a new pattern. 5-6 paragraphs were given marked as Statement A, Statement B  and so on..and below the statement marked as bold, its explanation was given. In this passage set, 9 questions asked were based on identifying grammatically correct phrases, such as phrase replacement.


No. of Questions


Reading Comprehension



Triple Fillers



New pattern Cloze Test
(Identify the correct phrases to be filled in the given blanks)



Antonym and Synonym of FIT



Sentence Completion



Sentence Improvement






Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Section Analysis:

NO questions were asked from computer aptitude. Questions asked in Reasoning sections were difficult and time consuming. Puzzles and seating arrangement question pattern asked in Reasoning section are:

  • 10 people seating arrangement in Linear Double Line
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Floors + Buildings based puzzle
  • Blood Relation + Age calculation based puzzle
  • Random Arrangement - 3 Variables, Names of persons, their posts and fruits were given
  • Linear Seating Arrangement- 3 Variable, the direction in which the persons were seated was not mentioned.


No. of Questions


Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles



Coding Decoding



Passage Inference


Moderate- Difficult

Course of Action



Conclusion based Logical Questions


Moderate- Difficult

Decoding based Direction Sense







40 questions asked from General Awareness section was  moderate. Mostly current affairs of 2018 June and July Months were covered.

Descriptive Test Analysis:

Letter Writing (150 words)

  • Write a letter to the concerned authority expressing your concern over usage of harmful pesticides in fruits and vegetables.
  • Write a letter to your branch manager as you were unable to transfer funds to your friend due to unavailability of UPI services

Essay Writing  (150 words)

  • Measures to be taken to avoid issues during monsoon
  • Bitcoin
  • Decreasing number of researches taken up by students.

SBI PO 2018 Application Form Link Activated:

State Bank of India (SBI) recently activated Probationary Officer (PO) 2018 recruitment Application Form for 2,000 vacancies across India. Candidates who wish to appear for the SBI PO 2018 Exam can now apply for the same from April 21, 2018. The last date for submitting SBI PO 2018 Application Form is May 13, 2018.

Fill your SBI PO 2018 Application Form
Check Official Notification regarding SBI PO recruitment 2018 


An e-admit card/ hall ticket/ call letter can be downloaded from the SBI official link, which will be updated in Fresherslive page. First, the SBI PO admit card for Prelims Exam is released for those candidates who register for SBI PO examination. And then SBI PO Mains admit card is released for those candidates who qualify for SBI PO 2018 Mains. The Exam Centre, Venue address, Date and Time for both SBI PO Preliminary and main examinations and interview shall be intimated in the respective Call Letter. Link for Downloading Call Letter for your SBI PO Interview will be available in Fresherslive site very soon!


SBI PO results are released by State Bank of India after completion of each phase of Exam ie., SBI PO Prelims, SBI PO Mains, SBI PO Interview.
After announcement of SBI PO Mains Exam Results, Candidates can check their score @ Fresherslive page. Final merit listing of SBI PO 2018 vacancies is based on SBI PO Mains examination marks + Interview Marks. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II (SBI PO Mains Exam) and Phase-III (SBI PO Interview) separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Written Test (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. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises & Interview out of 100 for each category.
Final Merit List = Mains examination marks (Converted to 75 marks) + Interview Marks (Converted to 25 marks) = 100 marks
The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

SBI PO Cut-Off 2018:

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2018:

The overall cut off marks for SBI PO Prelims exam 2018 for each category is mentioned below:
Sections/ Exam Total Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cutoff Score)
Prelims Exam 100 49 43 54.25 56.75 45.25 49 14.75

SBI PO Main Examination Cut off 2018

Category wise, sectional Cut-off marks for SBI PO Main examination and final allotment is provided below:

Sections/ Exam Total Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cut off Score)
Minimum marks to be secured, to be shortlisted for GE & PI Round (Objective + Descriptive) 250 77.13 75.01 86.42 93.10 75.03 88.91 75.16
Group Exercise + Interview 50 18 18 18 20 18 18 18
Total Cut off Marks after Normalisation 100 43.99 39.87 46.26 50.79 43.04 47.09 32.69


Candidates should secure minimum SBI PO cut off marks decided by SBI for each section as well as for overall marks. Sectional cutoff marks (ie., Cutoff marks for English, Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge) are different for each section as well as different for SBI PO Prelims and SBI PO Mains exam.

SBI PO Preliminary Cut Off 2017:

  English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Total
General 8.75 10.25 6.50 51.50
SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC 5.75 7 4 18.50 - 48.25

Detailed Overall Cutoff for SBI PO prelims 2017:

Category UR (General) OBC SC ST VI OH HI
Overall cutoff to be qualified for SBI PO Mains exam 51.50 48.25 43.25 31.25 42.50 38.75 18.50

SBI PO Mains Cut off 2017:

Check out the cut off of SBI PO Mains exam and final allotment below:

Sections/ Exam Total Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cut off Score)
Overall Mains Exam (Objective) 200 40 40 40 50 40 40 40
Descriptive Test of Mains Exam 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Minimum marks to be secured, to be shortlisted for GE & PI Round
(Objective + Descriptive)
250 62.5 62.5 79.5 89.25 62.5 88.09 62.5
Group Exercise + Interview 50 18 18 18 20 18 18 18
Total Cut off Marks after Normalisation 100 38.95 28.88 40.83 46.59 37.24 46.11 32.92
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