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Monday, 23 April 2018

SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates and New Exam Pattern

Mahendra Guru
SBI PO 2018 New Exam Pattern, Syllabus , Exam Dates

State Bank of India, SBI has released the notification for the Probationary Officer, PO 2018. As many as 2000 candidates would be recruited based on the examination which would be conducted by the bank. The selection will be through three stages – Preliminary, mains and group exercise, and interview. Only those candidates who clear the preliminary examination will appear for the main examination. Those shortlisted will then have to appear for GE and interview.

SBI PO Recruitment 2018 – Vacancies

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI Bank PO examination. The official notification of SBI PO 2018 has released. The application will begin from 21.04.2018 onwards and will close on 13.05.2018. All the eligible candidates can apply for the same. There are 2000 vacancies for the post of probationary officer.
Available Posts: 2000 + 118 (PWD) =2118

SBI PO Recruitment 2018 – Important Dates

Notification Release Date      
 21st April 2018
Application form Start Date
 21st April 2018
Last Date of Online Registration
 13th May 2018
Last Date to Pay Application Fees
 13th May 2018
Download Call letters for Pre-Exam Training
 28th May 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training
 18th June 2018 to 23rd June 2018
Call Letter Download for Prelim Exam
 18th June 2018
Online Exam Date Prelim
 1st, 7th, & 8th July 2018
Online Exam Result Date Prelim
 15th July 2018
Call Letter Download for Main Exam
 20th July 2018
Online Exam Date Main
 4th August 2018
Result Declaration Main
 20th August 2018
Call Letter Download for Interview
 1st September 2018
Group Exercises & Interview
 24th September to 12th October 2018
Final Result Declaration
 1st November 2018

SBI PO Recruitment 2018 – Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification:
The aspirants should have pursued graduation in any discipline from a recognized university 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. If called for the interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before August 31, 2018.
Age limit: Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2018 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.1997 and not earlier than 02.04.1988 (both days inclusive)
One of the most asked questions among students is the in-hand salary that they would receive as a probationary officer in SBI. The basic grade pay is Rs. 27620/- which is accompanied by 4 increments. Apart from this, the salary component involves Dearness Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Leased House Accommodation, Furniture Allowance, Medical Insurance, Travelling Allowance etc. For more details, you can go through the Salary of SBI PO.

Promotion and Career Growth
The career growth of an SBI PO is mentioned below-
  • Probationary Officer (Assistant Manager, JMGS - I)
  • Deputy Manager (MMGS)
  • Manager (MMGS)
  • Chief Manager (MMGS)
  • Assistant General Manager (SMGS)
  • Deputy General Manager (TEGS)
  • Chief General Manager (TEGS)
  • General Manager (TEGS)

SBI PO Recruitment 2018 – Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern
The examination will be held in three phases i.e. Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Group Exercise & Interview. The candidates who are shortlisted after Preliminary examination will have to appear for Mains examination. The candidates shortlisted after the main examination will be subsequently called for a Group Exercises & Interview.
SBI PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:
Name Of Test
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
20 Minutes
20 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
20 Minutes
60 Minutes

SBI PO 2018 Phase-II: Main Examination 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. Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.
(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.
Name Of Test
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
60 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation
45 Minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
35 Minutes
English Language
40 Minutes
3 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Selection criteria for Group Exercise and Interview: 
Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination.Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approximately) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the merit list subject to a candidate scoring minimum qualifying score in aggregate.

Phase – III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

Candidates qualifying for GE & 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.

Final Selection

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (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 Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview out of 100. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

Results of the candidates who qualify for Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview, as well as the final select list, will be made available on the Bank's website.

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