SBI PO 2019
Sanjana Surbhi, 04 Feb 2019, #SBI PO

SBI PO 2019 - State Bank of India will release the notification for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) at SBI tentatively in April. Candidates who are between 21 to 30 years of age and have a graduation degree in any discipline are eligible to apply for SBI PO 2019. The exam is conducted in three phases - prelims, mains and interview. Candidates will have to qualify in all the phases of selection procedure of SBI PO 2019 to be appointed as Probationary Officer. However, the final result of SBI PO 2019 is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the mains exam and (objective+descriptive test) and GE & Interview.

Last year, the bank has announced as many as 2000 vacancies for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. As per the final result of SBI PO 2018, as many as 2003 candidates were shortlisted as Probationary Officers. To know more about SBI PO 2019, go through the article.


SBI PO 2019 - Highlights

Specifications

Overview

Name of exam

SBI PO

Exam conducting body

State Bank of India

Exam level

National

Mode of exam

Prelims and Mains - Online

GD and Interview - Offline

Phases of exam

  • Prelims

  • Mains

  • Interview

Vacancies

To be announced


SBI PO 2019 Dates 

Candidates applying for SBI PO 2019 exam can check below the important dates related to notification, application form, admit card and SBI PO exam dates from the given table.

Events

Dates 

SBI PO notification

April 2019

SBI PO Application form 

Third week of April 2019

Last date to apply 

Second week of May 2019

SBI PO admit card - Preliminary

Third week of June 2019

SBI PO Prelims exam 

First week of July 2019

SBI PO Prelims result

Third week of July 2019

SBI PO Mains admit card 

Fourth week of July 2019

SBI PO Mains exam 

First week of August 2019


SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 

The eligibility criteria of SBI PO is precribed by the exam conducting body. SBI PO eligibility criteria is based on age and educational qualification. Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. 


SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Age

Candidates whose minimum age is 21 years and maximum is 30 years are eligibile to apply for SBI PO.
Also, candidates belonging to OBC, SC, and ST category are given upper age relaxation to apply for the exam. Check the table below to know the age relaxation given to the candidates.

Category-wise age limit 

Category

Age-relaxation

OBC 

Three years

SC/ST

Five years

PWD 

PWD(General) - Ten years

PWD(OBC) - Thirteen years

PWD(SC/ST) - Fifteen years

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Educational Qualification

Candidates who have completed their graduation or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university/institute by the Government of India can apply for SBI PO. 


SBI PO Application Form 2019 

The exam conducting body will release the application form of SBI PO tentatively in the third week of April 2019 in online mode. In order to apply for the exam, candidates have to complete all the stages of the application procedure - personal details, educational details, upload scanned photograph, signature and pay the application fee. Candidates must go through the following steps to fill the application form of SBI PO.

  • Online registration

  • Uploading of photograph and signature

  • Filling up of basic details

  • Preview of the application form

  • Payment of SBI PO application fee


Candidates can check below the application fee below:

Category 

Application Fee

General

Rs.600

OBC 

Rs.600

SC/ST/PWD

Rs.100

SBI PO Exam Centres 2019

Exam centres of SBI PO are the venues where the exam will be conducted. State Bank of India releases a list of exam centers for pre-exam training, prelims and mains exam along with the notification. Given below is list of some of the states and cities where SBI PO exam centres 2019 will be located.

SBI PO Exam Centres 2019 - Prelims 

The table given below contains the list of some of cities where the prelims exam is expected to be conducted.

State/UT

City

State/UT

City

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Lakshwadeep

Kavarrati

Andhra Pradesh

Ananthapur, Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool,Kakinada,
Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada,
Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar Tezpur

Delhi -NCR

Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chhattisgarh

Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur

Goa

Panaji, Verna

Tripura

Agartala

Sikkim

Gangtok

Jammu & Kashmir

Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar


SBI PO Exam Centres 2019 - Mains

SBI PO mains exam will be conducted at some of the selected centres across the country. Candidates who qualify for the mains exam must go through the mains exam centre of SBI PO 2019. Some of the mains exam centres are given below in the table:

State/UT

City

State/UT

City

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Haryana

Bahadurgarh, Hissar

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Solan

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Jharkhand

Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Karnataka

Bengaluru

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar

Kerala

Kochi,Thiruvananthapuram


SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019

SBI decides the exam pattern of SBI PO for all the three stages. SBI PO 2019 exam pattern will have important information about the exam like nature of questions, marking scheme, mode of exam, time duration, etc. As per the exam pattern of SBI PO 2019, one-fourth of the marks will be deducted for every wrong answer whereas each correct answer will be given 1 mark in the prelims exam. It is important for the candidates to check the exam pattern before start preparing for the exam.


SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 - Preliminary

SBI PO 2019 prelims exam will have a total of 100 questions from English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability which are to be attempted in 1 hour in online mode. 

Sections

Number of questions

Time 

Marks allotted

English Language

30

20 minutes

30

Reasoning Ability

35

20 minutes

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 minutes

35


SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 - Mains

SBI PO 2019 mains exam will be of objective in nature with one descriptive test (English letter writing and essay). The objective test will have four sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness and English Language while the descriptive test has to be completed in 30 minutes wherein candidates will have 2 questions for 50 marks to answer. 

Sections

Number of questions

Time 

Marks allotted

English Language

35

40 minutes

    



 200 marks

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

35 minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

45 minutes

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60 minutes

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019 - GE and Interview 

Candidates qualifying in the SBI PO mains examination will have to appear for group exercises (GE) and interview. The group exercise and interview will be conducted for 20 and 30 marks respectively. The final selection will be done on the basis of marks scored in mains examination and group exercises & interview. 


SBI PO Syllabus 2019 

SBI PO syllabus 2019 includes all topics from where the questions in the exam will be asked. By following SBI PO syllabus candidates can prepare well for the prelims and the mains exam. The syllabus includes topics based on objective sections (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability,, English Language and General/Financial Awareness, and Computer Aptitude). Candidates can check below some of the sub-topics from different sections of prelims and mains exam. 


SBI PO Syllabus 2019 – Prelims

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Paragraph Completion

Mixture & Allegation

Seating Arrangement

Reading Comprehension

Profit & Loss

Input-Output

Para jumbles

Number System

Coding Decoding

Cloze Test

Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning


SBI PO Syllabus 2019 - Mains

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

Data Analysis & Interpretation

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

English Language

Banking and Financial Awareness

Permutation and Combination

Linear Seating Arrangement

Paragraph Completion

Current Affairs

Bar Graph

Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies

Para jumbles

General Knowledge

Data Sufficiency

Directions and Distances

Reading Comprehension

Financial Awareness

Probability

Operating System

Para jumbles


SBI PO Admit Card 2019

The admit card of SBI PO 2019 is released separately for pre-exam training, prelims, mains and interview. Candidates can download their admit card by entering their required credentials in the login window. SBI PO admit card will have details related to exam centre address, name and roll number of the candidate, exam date and time, exam day instructions etc. 
After downloading the admit card, candidates must check the details mentioned on it. In case of any discrepancy like incorrect name or personal detail, they must contact the officials. 
Along with the SBI PO admit card 2019, candidates will have to carry any one of the identity proof (Passport, Driving Licence, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card) to the exam centre.


SBI PO Selection Procedure 2019 

SBI PO selection procedure consists of three phases - Prelims, Mains and Group Exercises (GE) & Interview. The candidates must qualify in each stage of the SBI PO selection procedure to be eligible for the post of Probationary Officer. Candidates who had secured the qualifying marks in SBI PO 2019 prelims exam will be shortlisted to appear for the mains exam. Candidates qualifying the SBI PO 2019 mains examination will be eligible to appear for interview and group exercises. 

As per the SBI PO selection process, the marks obtained in the SBI PO 2019 prelims exam will not be added for the preparation of the final SBI PO 2019 merit list. Only the marks secured in SBI PO 2019 mains, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview for preparing the final merit list. 


SBI PO Answer Key 2019

The exam condcting body may or may not release the SBI PO answer key 2019 but some of the  coaching institutions will release the answer key of SBI PO 2019 based on memory and the same will be provided on this page. The answer key will contain all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. With the hekp of SBI PO answer key 2019, candidates will be able to calculate their scores based on the number of correct and incorrect answers. 


SBI PO Question Papers 2019

The question papers of SBI PO 2019 will help the candidates to check the type of questions, marking scheme, distribution of questions etc. As the question papers of SBI PO will be previous years question papers, candidates can refer them to know the format of the exam, topics covered and type of questions asked in the exam. SBI PO 2019 question papers are not available officially as the exam will be conducted in online mode. However, there are many coaching institutes which prepare memory based SBI PO question sample papers and the same will be provided on this page after its release. 


SBI PO Result 2019 

SBI declares SBI PO result in different phases – Prelims, Mains, GE and Interview and Final result in online mode. Candidates must note that marks secured in prelims exam will not be considered for final selection. Only the marks obtained in mains exam and GE and interview will be considered to prepare the final merit list and provisional allotment of candidates. 

How to check SBI PO result 2019?

To check SBI PO result, candidates will have to follow the steps given below:

  • Click on the link SBI PO prelims result 2019 to be provided (as and when released)

  • Candidates will be redirected to the result link

  • SBI PO result pdf will be displayed on the screen or candidates will have to login credentials – registration number/roll number and password/date of birth in the login window

  • Download and save a printout of SBI PO result 2019 


SBI PO Cut off 2019 

SBI PO cut off  is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidates have to score to qualify for the next  stage of selection procedure. The exam conducting body releases the category-wise cutoff cutoff marks for all the candidates. The important factors that are considered while deciding the cutoff of SBI PO are the availability of seats, number of applicants and difficulty level of the exam. Candidates can check below some of the category-wise and state-wise cut off for the last year:

SBI PO Prelims Cut off 2018

Category

General

OBC

SC

ST

Cut off marks

56.75

54.25

49

43

SBI PO Mains Cut off 2018

Category

General

OBC

SC

ST

Cut off marks

93.10

86.42

77.13

75.01


SBI PO Cut off 2018 - GE & Interview 

Category

General

OBC

SC

ST

Cut off marks

20

18

18

18


SBI PO Final Cut off 2018 

Category

General

OBC

SC

ST

Cut off marks

43.99

46.26

43.99

39.87


FAQs related to SBI PO 2019 

Question: Do I have to send the hard copy of SBI PO application form 2019 to the authorities?
Answer. No. The candidates are not required to send the print out of the filled SBI PO 2019 application form to the authorities.


Question: What is the salary of SBI PO?

Answer: As per the salary of SBI PO 2019, candidates recruited as PO, will receive a basic pay of Rs 27,620. 


Question: Question: When will the result for prelims exam be declared?
Answer: The result for prelims exam is expected to be declared in the third week of July 2019.


Question: Is there any negative marking in the mains exam of SBI PO?
Answer. Yes, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in SBI PO 2019 mains exam.

Question: Will the application form of SBI PO 2019 be available only in online mode?
Answer: Yes. The SBI PO application form 2019 will be made available only in online mode.

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