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SBI PO 2019

Notification of SBI PO 2019 for Probationary Officers is coming soon. Every SBI releases the vacancies for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. This is a golden chance for those aspirants who want to be a part of India’s big bank. According to the various reports this year the total numbers of posts are expected to higher in the comparison of last year vacancies.

 

 

SBI PO 2019: Exam Dates, Vacancy, Pattern & Syllabus, Application & Cut Off

 

Notification of SBI PO 2019 for Probationary Officers is coming soon. Every SBI releases the vacancies for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. This is a golden chance for those aspirants who want to be a part of India’s big bank. According to the various reports this year the total numbers of posts are expected to higher in the comparison of last year vacancies.

SBI PO Vacancies 2019

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI Bank PO examination. The vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers in SBI for 2019 will be updated here once the SBI PO 2019 official notification is released:

SBI PO 2019: Vacancies

General

To be updated soon

SC

To be updated soon

ST

To be updated soon

OBC

To be updated soon

SBI PO Recruitment 2019: Important Dates

SBI PO 2019-20

Events

Tentative Dates

Beginning of Online Registration

Third week of April 2019

Final Date of Online Registration

Second week of May 2019

Release of Admit Card for Prelims 2019

Third week of June 2019

Exam Date for Prelims 2019

First week of July 2019

Declaration of Result for Prelims 2019

Second week of July 2019

Release of Admit Card for Mains 2019

Third week of July 2019

Exam Date for Mains 2019

First week of August 2019

Declaration of Result for Mains 2019

Third week of August 2019

Release of Admit Card for Interview 2019

First week of September 2019

Declaration of SBI PO Final result

First week of November 2019

Salary Structure SBI PO 2019

Basic Pay of SBI PO is higher among other public sector banks .The entry level basic pay is higher in SBI when contrasted with other nationalized banks. The beginning basic pay is Rs 27620 with four advance increments in the compensation size of 23700-980 (7) – 30560 – 1145 (2) – 32850 – 1310 (7) – 42020.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria - 2019

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 

Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. 
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the SBI-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as SBI  PO exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for SBI PO Examination should be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of  Nepal or  Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

Age Eligibility of candidates applying for SBI PO Examination:

Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be of 21 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

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SBI PO Selection Procedure 

The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. 
The important steps of the SBI PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:

•Online Preliminary Examination:

Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon  the requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify each  section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for interview but in the year 2017 there is no Sectional cut off in SBI PO mains exam.

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercise/Interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. .

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the SBI PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

Composite time of 1 Hour

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

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 Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

I.Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist  of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

S.No.

Name of Tests
(Objective

No. of
Questions

Maximum
Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and  
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

180
minutes

II. 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.

SBI PO Interview

The aggregate  marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged  indescending  order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided 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.

Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview  under 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate  containing  the 'Non Creamy layer' clause. Candidates  not submitting the OBC certificate containing  the 'Non Creamy layer' clause and  requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:

There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBIPO exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and GE/Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
• The ratio of marks between Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• 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 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. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

• Results of  the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank’s website.

SBI PO  Syllabus 2019

SBI PO syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2019

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking/Direction/
Alphabet Test

Mixtures &Alligations

Para jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound
Interest & Surds & Indices

Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Miscellaneous

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

 

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

 

Blood Relations

Number Systems

 

Input Output

Sequence & Series

 

Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination &
Probability

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2019

The Mains Examination  of  SBI PO   consists of  5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test (LetterWriting &Essay)

Reasoning

Data Analysis & interpretation

English
Language

General/Economy/
Banking Awareness

Computer
Awareness

Verbal Reasoning

Tabular Graph

Reading
Comprehension

Financial
Awareness

Internet

Syllogism

Line Graph

Grammar

Current Affairs

Memory

Circular Seating
Arrangement

Pie Chart

Vocabulary

General Knowledge

Keyboard Shortcuts

Linear Seating
Arrangement

Bar Graph

Verbal Ability

Static Awareness

Computer
Abbreviation

Double Lineup

Radar Graph Caselet

Word Association

Banking and
Financial Awareness

Microsoft Office

Scheduling

Missing Case DI

Sentence
Improvement

 

Computer Hardware

Input Output

Let it Case DI

Para Jumbles

 

Computer Software

Blood Relations

Data Sufficiency

Cloze Test

 

Operating System

Directions and
Distances

Probability

Error Spotting

 

Networking

Ordering and Ranking

Permutation and
Combination

Fill in the blanks

 

Computer  -
Fundamentals /
Terminologies

Data Sufficiency

 

 

 

 

Coding and Decoding

 

 

 

 

Code Inequalities

 

 

 

 

Course of Action

 

 

 

 

Critical Reasoning

 

 

 

 

Analytical and
Decision Making

 

 

 

 

 

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SBI PO Pre Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centres is given below :

The Bank may add additional centres or may delete some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from 07.04.2018  onwards from Bank's website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

Candidates belonging to above-mentioned categories can undergo training by signifying the same against relevant column, at the time of applying on-line. 
The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging expenses are incurred by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

North India

South India

East India

West India

Agra

Bengaluru

Agartala

Ahmedabad

Allahabad

Chennai

Balasore

Aurangabad

Amritsar

Coimbatore

Behrampur (Ganjam)

Bhopal

Bareilly

Gulbarga

Bhubaneshwar

Indore

Chandigarh

Hyderabad

Dhanbad

Jabalpur

Dehradun

Kavaratti

Guwahati

Jaipur

Gorakhpur

Kochi

Hubli

Jodhpur

Jammu

Madurai

Kolkata

Mumbai

Kanpur

Mangalore

Muzaffarpur

Nagpur

Karnal

Mysore

Patna

Panaji (Goa)

Lucknow

Port Blair

Ranchi

Pune

Ludhiana

Puducherry

Sambalpur

Raipur

New Delhi

Thiruchirapalli

Shillong

Rajkot

Patiala

Thiruvananthapuram

Siliguri

Vadodara

Rohtak

Vijaywada

Tirupati

 

Shimla

Vishakhapatnam

 

 

Varanasi

 

 

SBI PO Online Application

The registration for SBI PO Exam 2019 will be done online. In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the SBI PO 2018 Application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Fire Fox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above
  • Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
  • The SBI  PO 2018 application form can only be filled on the official website.
  • Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for SBI PO Online Application?

Group Exercise/Interview:

The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview accounts for 30 marks.

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in SBI PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The SBI allots Location  to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.

SBI PO Application Fee

The category wise application fees for SBI PO exam is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more please check the complete guide for SBI PO Application

Sr. No.

Category

Application Fee

1

SC/ST/PWD

Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)

2

General and Others

Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

Admit Card of SBI PO 2019

State Bank of India has to release the admit cards for SBI PO 2019 Examon its official website. Aspirants who have applied for SBI PO Exam 2019 can visit the website and download his or her admit card at https://sbi.co.in/careers/ Besides Admit Card, SBI has released a booklet by the title “Acquaint Yourself”.

This booklet has the details regarding PO Exam related to various facts regarding online exam. It has also specified the type of test which will be provided in the examination.

All the aspirants are hereby informed to download their respective Admit card of SBI PO Exam 2018 from the official website.

Those who have applied for the PO Exam  can follow the steps given below to download their admit card.

Steps to  Download SBI PO 2019 Admit card

1) Visit the official website of SBI PO
2) Click on the link "PO 2019 Admit Card/Hall Ticket" which is visible at the homepage of the official website.

3) Enter your SBI PO 2019 registration number, date of birth and security pin in the given format at the pop-up page which will appear after clicking on the given link.

4) After you furnish the details on a given format your admit card of SBI PO 2019 will be displayed on screen. You are advised to check the relevant details carefully such as name, city, state, code of eligibility and category filled in SBI PO application form before you download the admit card.
5) After you have thoroughly checked the details then you can download and take a printout of the Admit Card for your reference and use.

SBI PO 2019 Results

The results of SBI will be released after completion of each Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

SBI PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

In order to streamline the SBI PO Exam preparation for the year 2019-20m there is a dire need to analyze the previous year exam pattern and trend followed by it.

Let us discuss the topic wise SBI PO 2018 Exam analysis held on July 8, 2018 (first slot)

There were total of 100 questions which were to be attempted in one hour. The exam was held in 2 slots one in the morning and the second one in the evening. Each question carries one mark each and there was negative marking for every wrong answer with as much as .25 for each mistake.

The topic wise analysis of SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018 is as follows:

Section Name

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Moderate

20-23

20

Quantitative Aptitude

35

Moderate

18-22

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

17-20

20

Total

100

Moderate

57-65

60

SECTION WISE CUT OFF FOR SBI PO Prelims 2018 is given below:

Subject

General

OBC

SC

ST

English Language (Out of 30)

8.5 -10.5

5.5-7.5

5.5-7.5

5.5-7.5

Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35)

10 -12

6.5-8.5

6.5-8.5

6.5-8.5

Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)

6 – 8

3.5-5.5

3.5-5.5

3.5-5.5

Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)

51-55

48-52

43-47

31-35

Topic wise analysis of SBI PO exam 2018  English Language Section

Name of the Topic

Number of questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

7

Moderate

Para-jumbles

5

Moderate

Cloze Test

5

Easy-Moderate

Phrase/Word Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Spot the Error

3

Easy-Moderate

Match the Column A and Column B

5

Moderate

Reading Comprehension (RC) had moderate level questions.  It had two questions from Vocabulary (1 Synonym and 1 Antonym). Therefore, overall difficulty level of this section had moderate level.

Topic wise analysis of SBI PO 2018 Exam for Quantitative Aptitude Section

Name of the Topic

Number of questions

Difficulty Level

Number Series (Series Completion)

5

Easy-Moderate

Simplification/Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of two quantities : Quantity I and Quantity II

5

Moderate-Difficult

DI (Double Pie Charts)

5

Moderate

DI (Table – Profit/Loss based)

5

Moderate

Comparison of Variables

5

Easy

Time, Speed and Distance

1

Easy-Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy-Moderate

Percentage

1

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant based)

2

Easy-Moderate

Topic wise analysis of SBI PO 2018 EXAM Reasoning Ability Section

Name  of the Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

AR (Data Arrangement – 8 persons/Arts, Science/Commerce/Different Age based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – 2 Parallel Rows)

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – 8 People/Month based)

5

Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – 6 people with different No. of factories)

5

Moderate

Coding-Decoding –Set based

5

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate

Direction based

1

Easy-Moderate

Alphabet Arrangement / Alphabet Series

1

Easy

Ranking based – Total 15 peoples/Rank from top and bottom

2

Moderate

SBI PO Preparation

Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for SBI PO exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.

New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in SBI  PO 2019.
Candidates must go through previous year SBI questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in SBI PO 2019.

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2018

Category

Cut-Off

General

56.75

OBC

54.25

SC

49.00

ST

43.00

OH

45.25

VH

49.00

HI

14.75

Minimum Marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum-Interview (Objective + Descriptive Test): 250

Minimum Qualifying Marks

ST

75.01

OBC

86.42

GEN

93.10

HI

75.16

Category wise SBI PO cutoff for the GD and Interview Rounds of SBI PO 2018 Exam (Out of 50 Marks)

 

Category

Cut-Off Score

SC

18

ST

18

OBC

18

GEN

20

VI

18

HI

18

LD

18

SBI PO Final Cut-Off 2018

Category

Cut-Off Score

SC

43.99

ST

39.87

OBC

46.26

GEN

43.99

VI

47.09

HI

32.69

LD

43.04

 

 

 

SBI PO  FAQ's

1. Name the posts available on this recruitment project?

The name of the post available in this recruitment project is SBI Probationary Officers (PO).

2. When will be the exam conducted by SBI?

Every year it is held in the month of July-August and this year also it is expected to be held in the same exam schedule.

3. How many vacancies are expected to be there?

The total number of vacancies may be  more than 2000 for Probationary Officers (PO).

4. What will be the selection process of SBI PO 2019?

The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three phases:

  • Ist Phase is Preliminary Examination
  • IInd Phase is Mains Examination
  • IIIrd Phase is Group Exercises and Personal Interview

The Final Selection is done on the basis of the marks obtained in all the three phases.

5. Will there be an interview after the written result?

Yes, Interview process will be conducted for the candidates who will be shortlisted from the merit list. The merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by them in Prelims and Mains exam.

6. Will the exam conducted online or offline mode?

 The exam will be conducted online in both the phases i.e prelims and mains.

7. What is the age criteria for SBI PO application?

An applicant should Not be less than 21 years of age andmore than 30 years as on the date of application.

8. What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?

The minimum educational qualification required for the post of SBI PO is graduation from any of the reputed University affiliated under the Government of India.

9. What is the Application Fee?

For SC/ST/PWD 100/- (Intimation Charges only)

For General, OBC 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges

10. Candidate who have scored 55 per cent in graduation can apply for the exam or not?

Yes, as there is no percentage criteria to apply for SBI PO Exam.

11. Is there a criterion for negative marking?

There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

 

 


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