Important Dates of SBI PO Prelims 2018

SBI will release official notification for SBI PO 2018 examination in the month of March 2018. Interested applicants apply for the examination on or before the last date. The written examination will be completed in 2 stages- preliminary exam and main exam. The qualified applicants of preliminary exam will be eligible to take part in the main exam and the qualified applicants of the main exam will be called for group discussion & personal interview.

SBI PO 2018 Important Dates

Commencement of online application process March 2018
Closing of online application process April 2018
Availability of admit cards for prelims May 2018
Examination date for SBI PO prelims May 2018
Declaration of result for SBI Po prelims May 2018
Availability of admit cards fo the main exam June 2018
Examination date for SBI PO main exam June 2018
Declaration of result for SBI PO main exam July 2018
Availability of admit cards for interview Updated soon
Declaration of final result Updated soon

SBI PO 2018 Application form

The application process will be commenced from May 2018 tentatively. The interested & eligible applicants can apply for SBI PO 2018 from the official website of SBI. All the applications have to be filled only through online mode. The applicants also have to pay application fee to complete the application procedure. The application fee for General & OBC applicants is Rs. 600/- & for reserved categories is Rs. 100/-. The application fee can be paid only through online mode via net banking/ debit/credit cards.
· Visit the official website of SBI
  • On the home page Click on “career with us” & Select SBI PO Application form
  • Enter the personal, qualifying details (mobile no., E-mail ID, Education details Address etc) what is required to fill SBI PO 2018 Application form.
  • Upload the scanned images like Photo(With the dimensions of 200*300 pixels (20kb-50kb), Signature(Signature should be done on the white paper with black ink pen, & size must be between 10kb -20kb uploaded in the specified format.
  • Remit the application fee (Rs.600/-) through the Credit/Debit/Internet banking.
  • Take the print out of the application form and keep it safely for future reference.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants must have Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • The appearing applicants of final year can also apply.
  • The applicants must have aged between 21 to 30 years as on 1stApril 2018. Relaxation of age will be provided to reserved categories.

No. of attempts for SBI Po exam

Category Attempts 
For General category 4 attempts
For General (PWD) category 7 attempts
OBC category 7 attempts
OBC (PWD) 7 attempts
SC/ST (PWD) No restriction

Application Fee

·         Candidates can pay their Application Fees through online mode only.
·         Application Fee can be paid using debit card/credit card/internet banking.
·         The Fees once paid will not be refunded.
The Fees Structure of SBI PO has been explained below:
Category Fees
SC/ST/PWD/XS 100/- (Intimation Charges only)
General and OBC 600/- (Application Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern

·         Preliminary Exam: The examination will have 100 questions of MCQ type. The examination will be conducted through online mode. The question paper will be divided into 3 sections- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Ability. The duration of the examination will be 1 hour.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Section  No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
·         Main Exam: The examination will have 250 questions of both MCQ & descriptive type. The examination will be conducted through online mode. The question paper will be divided into 4 sections- Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Economics & Banking Awareness and English Language. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

SBI PO Main Exam Pattern

Paper I
Name of the Test Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours
Paper II
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.
·         There will be a penalty of 1/4thmarks for each wrong answer.

SBI PO 2018 Selection Process

The selection process of SBI PO 2018 examination will be completed in 3 stages as follows-
  • Stage I- Preliminary exam (MCQ type 100 marks)
  • Stage II- Main exam (MCQ type 200 marks & Descriptive type 50 marks)
  • Stage III- Group Discussion & Personal Interview (50 marks).

Syllabus for Objective Type

English Language

Vocabulary, Spotting Errors, Reading Comprehension, Paragraph Completion, Cloze Test, Sentence Rearrangement Misspelt & Inappropriate Words, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumbles, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Grammar Correction, Deriving Conclusions, Vocabulary.

Reasoning Ability

Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Direction and Distance, Order and Ranking, Sitting Arrangement, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Machine Input, Inequality, Syllogism, Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series, Statement & Course of Action, Inference, Input & Output, Statements & Assumptions, Diagram.

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation/Data Analysis

Simplification, Number series, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Average Ratio and Proportion, Ages, Partnership, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Speed, Time and distance, Problems on trains, Boats and Streams, Mixture and Allegation, Inequality, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Area and Volume, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equations, Data Analysis/Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Mix DI, Table Graph, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Language DI).

Computer Knowledge

History of computers, Input and Output devices, Hardware and software, Windows operating system, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Computer Abbreviations, Logic gates, Networking and communication, Database Management system, Hacking, Security  and Viruses, Shorty Keys, Modern Day Technology.

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

Current Affairs (National and International), Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Banking & Financial Awareness, Who’s Who, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honours, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days, International and National.

Syllabus for Description test are:

Letter Writing

·         Formal Letter: Writing Letter to Bank Managers, News Editors, Govt Department Officers.
·         Informal Letter: Writing letters to friends, relatives, parents, siblings
·         Letters on saving the account, net banking and education loan.

Essay Writing

·         General Topic Only
·         Financial Inclusion
·         Right to Education
·         Technology

Precise Writing

·         Chief Vigilance Officer

Paragraph writing

·         Impact of autonomy
·         Rural Banking

SBI PO 2018 Admit card

SBI PO Prelims Admit card 2018 will be issued only to the registered candidates in the month of April and for the Mains, it will be available from the third week of June 2018 (tentatively). Candidates can download the admit card from the official site via online mode which is necessary for appearing in the examination. Download Admit Card- Click Here

Contents of the Admit card

·         Name of the candidate
·         Roll no
·         Date & timings
·         Venue of the examination
·         Instructions to be followed during the examination.

SBI PO 2018 Result

·         Visit the official website
·         Search for “SBI PO Preliminary result” link of the home page & hit.
·         Candidates have to enter their Roll no. & DOB.
·         The result will be displayed on the screen.
·         Download it and take a print copy of the IBPS PO Prelims result 2018 for future reference.

SBI PO 2018 Cut-off

Cut-off will be release with the SBI PO result. Cut-off term consists of minimum & maximum marks required to qualify the examination. Here we are mentioning the official cut-off of 2017, sectional & overall cut-off.

Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017

Reasoning Quantitative
Cut Off Marks (for GEN) 10.25 8.75 6.50
Cut Off Marks (for OBC/SC/
7.00 5.75 4.00
Overall Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017
Marks 43.25 31.25 51.50 48.25 38.75 42.50 18.50

Expected SBI PO Cut Off 2018 – Mains

Sections Marks Cut Off Marks
Data Analysis & Interpretation 60 11
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 60 10
General Awareness about Economy/ Banking 40 14
English Language 40 8
Over All  200 74


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