SBI PO 2018 - State Bank of India has released the scorecard of SBI PO 2018 along with the final cut off on November 5, 2018. The final result of SBI PO 2018 was declared on October 29. As per the final result of SBI PO 2018, there are 2003 candidates who have qualified for the final recruitment. The result of SBI PO mains exam 2018 was declared on August 27, 2018. SBI had conducted SBI PO mains 2018 exam on August 4, in one slot, from 10 am to 1.30 pm. After qualifying the mains exam, the candidates had been further called for Group Discussion (GD) & Interview, which was held from September 24 to October 12. The interview call letter of SBI PO 2018 was issued on September 3, which could be downloaded by the candidates in online mode till October 12, 2018.
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All those candidates who have qualified in the final result are selected for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) on the basis of their ranks in the final merit list of SBI PO 2018.
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Mode of SBI PO
The scorecard of SBI PO 2018 has been released by the exam conducting authority on November 5, 2018. SBI PO final result was announced on October 29, 2018. The result was declared in PDF format containing the roll numbers of only the qualified candidates. The SBI PO mains exam result 2018 was announced on August 27, 2018. Based on their result in mains examination, candidates were shortlisted for group discussion and interview. SBI PO 2018 result for a preliminary exam was declared on July 16. Based on the SBI PO result for the preliminary exam, candidates were able to appear in mains exam. SBI PO 2018 prelims scorecard was released on July 18 in online mode. Candidates were able to check their scores by entering registration/roll number and date of birth/password.
SBI had released the interview call letter of SBI PO 2018 on September 3. Candidates were able to download the SBI PO interview call letter 2018 till October 12. The The admit card of SBI PO 2018 for mains was available online from July 21, 2018. Candidates had to download the call letter or admit card of the respective stage of the examination. SBI PO 2018 admit card for interview and discussion can be downloaded from September 1.
The exam centres of SBI PO 2018 are the venues where the examination was held for preliminary and mains exams. SBI PO 2018 is being in multiple exam centres across the different states of India. It must be noted that SBI PO exam centers are different for a preliminary exam and the mains exam. Candidates must check the exam centres of SBI PO 2018 as per the exam they are appearing in.
SBI PO 2018 was held in the following states, as reflecting in the table.
SBI PO Test Centres 2018 (States)
Andaman & Nicobar
Jammu & Kashmir
State Bank of India declared the exam dates of SBI PO 2018 and the related events. As per the official notification, SBI PO preliminary was held on July 1, 7 and 8, while the mains exams was conducted on August 4. The result for preliminary was declared on August 20, while the mains result was announced on August 27. SBI PO final result was announced on October 29, 2018. SBI released the SBI PO scorecard along with the final cut off marks on November 5, 2018. To check all SBI PO exam dates and the events related to SBI PO, go through the article below.
On-line registration including Editing/Modification of
Application by candidates
April 21 to May 13, 2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges
Download call letters for Preliminary Exam
June 18 onwards
SBI PO 2018 Online Examination (Preliminary)
July 1, 7 and 8, 2018
Result of SBI PO 2018 Examination (Preliminary)
July 16, 2018
Release of SBI PO Scorecard (Preliminary)
July 18, 2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam
July 20, 2018
SBI PO 2018 Examination (Main)
August 4, 2018
SBI PO Result (Main)
August 27, 2018
Download Call Letter for Interview
September 1, 2018
Group Exercises & Interview
September 24 to October 12, 2018
Declaration of Final Result
October 29, 2018
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training
May 28 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training
June 18 and 2
July 1, 2018
July 7, 2018
July 8, 2018
SBI determines SBI PO 2018 eligibility criteria which include conditions candidates must meet in order to be eligible for the test and the recruitment process. Aspirants must check the eligibility criteria of SBI PO before applying for the test, so as to ensure that they are eligible for it. The eligibility criteria of SBI PO carries information about eligibility conditions related to age, educational qualification, qualifying examination, etc. Check the details below.
SBI PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria related to Educational Qualification
Candidates must have passed graduation in any discipline or are appearing in the final semester or year of graduation/any equivalent examination from a recognized university.
Candidates in the final semester/year can also apply, however, they have show the proof by August 31, 2018 that they have passed graduation.
Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) Certificate can also apply, given that they prove that they have passed the certificate on or before August 31, 2018.
Chartered Accountants are also eligible to apply.
SBI PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria related to Age
Candidates age must fall between 21 years to 30 years as on April 1. This means that candidates must be born between April 2, 1988 and April 1, 1997.
Reserved candidates have got relaxation in age criteria as per the table below.
SBI PO 2018 Age Criteria for Reserved Categories
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
PWD – SC/ST
PWD – OBC
SBI had released SBI PO application form 2018 in online mode from April 21 to May 13. Within these dates, the candidates could also edit/modify/change the details and pay the application fee for SBI PO 2018. The application form of SBI PO was considered incomplete till the time the fee payment was done.
SBI PO Application Fee 2018
100 Rs. (Intimation Charges only)
600 Rs. (Fee including intimation charges)
The exam pattern of SBI PO was released by SBI which is very helpful for candidates in terms of understanding the pattern of the test. SBI PO exam pattern 2018 includes information about the subjects, total number of questions, total number of marks, time allotted to complete the test, etc. The exam pattern of SBI PO is different for preliminary and mains exam. Check SBI PO 2018 exam pattern in detail below.
SBI PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern
The preliminary examination of SBI PO 2018 was held in online mode on July 1, 7 and 8 wherein candidates had to answer questions from English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The test was held for 1 hour and candidates had to attempt 100 questions in total – 35 each from Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability and 30 from English Language. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while for each incorrect answer, 0.25 or 1/4th marks will be deducted.
SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018
No. of Questions
SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern
SBI conducted SBI PO mains test for qualified candidates of preliminary exam. The test had two parts – objective test for 200 marks and descriptive test for 50 marks.
The objective exam was held for 3 hours wherein the candidates had to answer questions from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/Economy/ Banking Awareness and English Language. Candidates have to answer a total of 155 questions from all these 4 sections.
In the Descriptive Test, candidates had to answer 2 questions online (on a computer) from English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) within in 30 minutes. These 2 questions will be of 50 marks.
SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018
Name of test
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis & Interpretation
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness
SBI PO 2018 question papers are not released officially, as the entrance test is being held in online mode. However, candidates can find some of the previous years question papers when the entrance test was held in offline mode. Candidates can refer to SBI PO previous years question papers to know the kind of questions that come in the test.
The syllabus of SBI PO is released by SBI. SBI PO syllabus 2018 includes topics from where the questions will come in the test. Before preparing for the test, it’s important for candidates to carefully go through the syllabus of SBI PO 2018 and make their preparation plan accordingly. Each topic in SBI PO syllabus is important and must not be ignored by the candidates.
Sections of SBI PO 2018 Syllabus
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
SBI does not release the answer key for SBI PO 2018. However, in case SBI PO answer key 2018 is released, we will publish it here.
SBI has released the category wise final cut off marks of SBI PO 2018. SBI PO cut off is the minimum marks required by the candidates to secure in order to be eligible for the next phase of selection procedure. SBI releases separate SBI PO 2018 cut off for preliminary, mains and interview. SBI PO cut off 2018 is the deciding factor for a certain number of candidates for the subsequent round of recruitment. Candidates are required to secure the sectional as well as the overall SBI PO cut off at each stage of examination.
The SBI PO cut off score for preliminary examination is calculated out of 100 marks. Candidates have to secure overall as well as sectional qualifying marks to become eligible for mains exam.
Cut Off Marks (GEN)
Cut Off Marks (OBC/SC/ST/PwD)
Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated onlyfor those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test)
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview(Objective + Descriptive Test)
Total: GE + Interview
Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate(Out to 100)
The expected cutoff of SBI PO 2017 released by Career Launcher is:
Cut off (Out of 100)
46 to 51
43 to 48
37 to 42
28 to 33
Previous Year SBI PO Cut off Score for Preliminary Exam - The SBI PO cut off score of the previous year is given below.
Overall Cut off
SBI PO Cut off Score of Mains: The SBI PO cut off score for mains examination is calculated out of 200 marks. Candidates must secure overall as well as sectional qualifying marks to become eligible for mains exam. The SBI PO cut off score of the previous year is given below.
General Awareness/ Marketing/ Computer Knowledge
Total Cut Off
Selected candidates in SBI PO will be recruited on probation for a period of two years wherein they have to undergo rigorous training. Towards the end of the probation/training period, the candidates are required to undergo a screening procedure. While those Officers who achieve the predetermined standards may be confirmed and given placement in the next higher grade i.e., Officer Middle Management Grade Scale-II, others who qualify in the test but fail to achieve the standards set for placement in Middle Management Grade Scale-II, will be confirmed as Officer Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The services of those Officers who fail to qualify in this process will be terminated.
SBI Bank provides immense opportunities for growth in the Bank including opportunities abroad. The robust promotion policy of the bank also provides opportunities to the meritorious and exceptional officers to reach the top management level/grade in due time.
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