SBI PO 2018 Exam

 

SBI PO Recruitment Exam

 

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The ‘SBI PO’ stands for ‘State Bank of India Probationary Officer’ and every year it conducts an Online Exam for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in its various banks or branches across the nation. You will be hired as a Probationary Officer after qualifying this exam.
After getting recruited as SBI PO, you will be getting a handsome salary including other allowances. A PO at SBI has the initial pay scale ranging from Rs. 23, 700 to Rs. 42, 020. As an SBI PO Salary increases rapidly along with your career path at the bank.


SBI PO 2018 Exam Schedule 

The Recruitment for SBI PO 2018 has started. Here’s a look at SBI PO Exam Date 2018, for your reference:

Events

Exam Dates

 

Opening of online Registration

21.04.2018

Application fees Payment

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

SBI PO Prelims  Call letter Download

18.06.2018

Prelims Exam Dates

1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018

Prelims Exam Result

15.07.2018

Downloading of Mains Exam call

20.07.2018

Main Exam Date

04.08.2018

Mains Exam Result

20.08.2018

Downloading of Interview Call Letter

1.09.2018

Group Exercises &Interviews Date

24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018

SBI PO Final Result

1.11.2018

Pre-Exam Training Admit Card Download

25.05.2018

Pre-Exam Training

18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018

 

SBI PO 2018 Exam Vacancy list 

There are 2000 vacancies for SBI PO 2018. For details about SBI Vacancy 2018, read the table below:

Vacancies

SC

300

ST

150

OBC

540

GEN

1, 010

TOTAL

2, 000

SBI PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria 

You need to qualify following eligibility standards to apply for this exam.

1. SBI Age Limit for PO Exam (as on 30.08.2018)

Minimum Age - 21 years

Maximum Age - 30 years

You need to fall under this upper & lower age limit to apply for SBI PO.

2. SBI Age Relaxation for PO Exam 

The Age Relaxation for SBI PO Exam will be applicable as per Govt. norms. The SBI PO 2018 Age Relaxation for different categories are as follows:

  • SC/ST - 5 years

  • OBC (Non - Creamy Layer) - 3 years

  • PWD(SC/ST) - 15 years

  • PWD(OBC) - 13 years

  • PWD(Gen) - 10 years

  • Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years’ service completed & released - 5 years

  • Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 - 5 years

3. SBI PO Educational Qualification (as on 1.04.2018)

  • You should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government OR

  • If you are in Final Year/Semester of your Graduation provided you can produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2017 OR

  • If you have an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate, provided date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2017 OR

  • If you possess the qualification of Chartered Accountant.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure 

There are 3 stages of the selection process for the SBI PO 2018 Exam, which are:

  1. Prelims Exam

  2. Mains Exam (Objective + Descriptive)

  3. Interview
     

  • There is one-fourth negative marking in both Prelims & Mains for each question wrongly marked!

  • Once you clear the first 2 stages of SBI PO Exam, you will have to face an Interview and Group Exercise round.

  • Once you clear all these 3 stages, you will be selected as a BankPO.

The SBI PO Exam is conducted in 3 stages out of which the first 2 stages are Online Written Exams and the 3rd stage is that of an Interview and Group Discussion - for those candidates who qualify the first 2 stages.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern – PRELIMS (Phase I)

Section

No. of Qs

Marks

Time

English Language

30

100 marks

20 mins

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 mins

Reasoning Ability

35

20 mins

TOTAL

100

1 hour

  1. As negative marking (penalty) for wrong answers, marks equal to one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.
  2. No negative marking for unattempted questions.
  3. No sectional cut offs.
  4. You have to qualify in all 3 sections, SBI will decide the cut offs for the same at its discretion.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018 – MAINS (Phase II)

SBI PO Mains 2018 will be consist of 2 parts - Objective Test (200 marks) and Descriptive Test (50 marks). Both the parts will take place online.

Mains Objective Test Exam Pattern

Section

No. of Qs

Marks

Duration

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

200 marks

60 Min

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

45 Min

General Awareness about Economy/Banking

40

35 Min

English Language

35

40 Min

TOTAL

155

3 Hours

 

Pattern of the Mains Descriptive Test

 

The descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks assigned to the test of English Language. The candidate will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay. You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.

NOTE: The 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.


SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018 – GROUP DISCUSSION & INTERVIEW (Phase III)

Aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both Objective and Descriptive Tests will be arranged in descending order in each category. A certain adequate number of candidates as decided by the bank will be called for the Group Discussion and Interview.

Test

Max. Marks

Group Discussion

20

Interview

30

TOTAL

50

How to Apply for SBI PO 2018 Exam?

You can apply for SBI PO Exam through Online mode only. To apply for SBI PO Exam, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Direct Link to Apply for SBI PO 2018 - Click Here!

  1. You can register through SBI official website.

  2. You have to pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

  3. Use a valid email ID that should be kept active until the declaration of results.

  4. You should keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification.

  5. Submit the Application Form.

  6. Take out the Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.

By following these above steps, you will submit your SBI PO Form successfully.

Once the SBI PO 2018 Recruitment Notification is out, you can begin your application process!

Detailed SBI PO Syllabus & Preparation Tips 2018

Given below is the SBI PO Prelims Syllabus. You go through the topics carefully or click on the link given to check the SBI PO Syllabus in detail.

English

Quant

Reasoning

- Fill in the Blanks

- Reading Comprehension

- Para Jumbles

- Cloze Test

- Error Spotting

- Word Association Pair

- Phrase Idiom Meaning

- Spellings

- Sentence/Paragraph Completion

- Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction

-Number System

- Simplification

- Average

- Percentage

- Ratio & Proportion

- Interest

- Number Series

- Profit & Loss

- Speed, Time & Distance

- Algebra

- Mensuration

- Data Interpretation

- Time & Work

- Permutation & Combination

- Mixture Problems

- Probability

- Data Sufficiency

- Inequalities

- Order & Ranking

- Directions & Distances

- Coding & Decoding

- Blood Relations

- Syllogisms

- Circular Seating Arrangement

- Linear Sitting Arrangements

- Double Line Up

- Scheduling

- Grouping & Selection

The topics that will be asked in SBI PO Mains Objective Paper are:

  1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

  2. English Language

  3. Data Analysis & Interpretation

  4. General Awareness

 

Pattern of the Mains Descriptive Test

The descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks assigned to the test of English Language. You will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay. You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.

Now that you know the new SBI PO Exam Pattern, you should start your preparation accordingly. The following SBI exam Preparation Tips for PO will help you kick-start your preparation.

A. Know the SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018

You should know the changed SBI PO Mains exam pattern including negative marking scheme. Moreover, you should be aware of the complete SBI PO syllabus & nature of question paper before you start preparing.

B. Know the Expected & Previous Years SBI PO Cut Off

You should go through the previous years cut offs, especially SBI PO Cut Off 2017 & SBI question papers. Make sure you analyze the SBI PO Cut offs closely before sitting for the exam.

C. Preparation for all Sections with Equal Importance

You should give equal importance to each & every section such as GA, DI, Reasoning & English and try to work on the topics which are frequently asked. Also, you need to work on your weak areas and improve them accordingly.

D. Practice SBI Mock Test for PO

It is very important to solve Online SBI PO Mock Tests and question papers available on the Internet. It will give you confidence while solving the actual SBI PO exam.

 

SBI PO 2016 & SBI PO 2015 Papers, SBI PO Admit Card 2017 and SBI PO Result

The SBI Online Mode, there are a few offline question papers that can be found. Other than those papers, you can also find memory based Previous Year Questions on Official Website.

The Admit Cards for SBI PO Exams are released just a couple of weeks before the SBI PO Exam. You can find your SBI PO Admit Card on Official Website as soon as SBI releases them.

The SBI PO Result for all exams that it holds comes out within 1-2 months of the exam date. SBI PO Result 2017 will be announced after the SBI PO exam takes place. SBI Results are also found on the Official Website of the State Bank of India. 

Previous Year SBI PO Cut offs

The SBI PO cut off varies each year for all the three stages which are stated below:

SBI PO Cut Off 2017 for GE and Interview

Following are the cut off marks for the Group Exercise and Interview. The Group Exercise was of 20 marks and the interview was of 30 marks. Therefore, both together held 50 marks.

Categories

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

OH

VH

HI

Cut off marks

20

18

18

18

18

18

18

SBI PO Cut Off 2017 for Mains

Here is the official SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2017 for the individual category.

Official SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2017 – Objective + Descriptive Test

The SBI PO Mains exam was conducted on 4th June 2017. It appears to be shocking & difficult exam for most of the students.

Category

GEN

OBC

SC

ST

OH

VI

HI

Cut Off (Objective + Descriptive Test)

89.25

79.50

62.50

62.50

62.50

88.09

62.50

Check here the Official Notification for SBI PO 2018 Recruitment !!!!

Now that you have become aware of some SBI PO Prelims Exam details, you can now know all the little information by reading the SBI PO Notification 2018. Read it to find all the information on Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and more! 

SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2018 - Click Here!



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