SBI PO Application Form 2018 – The application form of SBI PO 2018 was available from April 21 to May 13 in online mode for filling as many as 2,000 vacant positions in State Bank of India. The last date of online fee payment was May 13, 2018. Candidates need to note that no other mode of applications for SBI PO recruitment exam is available as only online mode is applicable. Candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions before filling SBI PO application form 2018. The candidates need to note that any change in category is not entertained at any stage once the registration for online application is over. The candidates filling up SBI PO 2018 application form must have a valid email ID and they must ensure that the email id remains active till the declaration of result. It will help candidates in getting admit card/interview advices etc. by email.
Important Dates of SBI PO Application Form 2018
Online Application begins
April 21, 2018
Last date of online Application
May 13, 2018
Closing date of application form editing
May 13, 2018
Closing date of Fee Payment
May 13, 2018
Last date to printing your application
May 28, 2018
June 18, 2018
SBI PO 2018 Preliminary Exam
July 1,7 and 8, 2018
SBI PO 2018 Application Form Fee
100 Rs. (Intimation Charges only)
600 Rs. (Fee including intimation charges)
The SBI PO application fee can be paid via online payment gateways – Internet Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card, etc till May 13, 2018, which is also the last date to register for SBI PO 2018 application form. As per the State Bank of India, application fee once submitted, will not be refunded in any case.
How to fill SBI PO Application Form 2018
Candidates can check the complete registration procedure before filling the SBI PO 2018 application form –
Candidates must have a valid email id, which must be active till the end of recruitment procedure.
Candidates must click on the official link to open the SBI PO 2018 Application Form format.
Candidates must go through the application procedure carefully before filling in the SBI PO application form 2018.
Applicants must submit all the required data in the application form. If a candidate is not able to fill the data in one go, they can save the data already entered.
Once saved the data, a provisional registration number and password is generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidates must note down the registration number and password.
Candidates can re-open the saved data through the registration number and password and edit the particulars, if required. This facility can be availed thrice only.
Candidates must upload their photograph and signature, with respective dimensions and sizes as mentioned below, at places designated for the same.
Once the application is duly filled, candidates must submit the data. No change /edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional.
After ensuring that all the particulars filled in the SBI PO 2018 application form are correct, candidates have to pay application fee through the payment gateway integrated with the application, in accordance to the instructions available on the screen.
The application fee can be remitted via Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as instructed on the screen. Online payment transaction charges, if any, is borne by the applicants.
Once the transaction gets completed, e-receipt and SBI PO application form 2018 is generated; which may be printed for record. There is no requirement of printout to be sent to the Bank.
In case the online transaction is not successfully completed, the applicant has to register again and make payment online.
The e-Receipt and SBI PO 2018 application form containing fee details can be reprinted later.
Note- In case of any problem in filling the application form of SBI PO 2018 including fee payment or any other queries may write to the State Bank of India officials at [email protected], with a subject-line- ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India-2018’.
Image and signature uploading for SBI PO Application Form 2018
Candidates must upload a recent passport size colour picture. In case a candidate attempts to use morphed photograph, that will result in immediate rejection of his/her candidature.
Ensure that the photograph is in colour, taken against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
They must look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
In case the photograph is clicked on a sunny day, the sun should be behind you you should be placed in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows.
In case you have to use flash, make sure there is no 'red-eye'.
In case you wear glasses, ensure that there are no reflections and your eyes are seen clearly.
No caps, hats and dark glasses are allowed in the picture. Religious headwear is permitted but it must not cover your face.
Photograph dimensions must be 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).
Size of photograph file must be between 20Kb–50Kb.
The size of the scanned image must not more than 50Kb. If the file size is over 50 Kb, adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, number of colours etc., during the scanning process.
Digital Signature uploading:
Sign on a white paper with black ink pen.
The signature must be made only by the applicant and not by any other person.
The signature image will be used to place on the Call Letter and other places.
In case the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, during exam, does not match the signature on the Call Letter, it will lead to disqualification of the applicant.
Signature dimensions 140x60 pixels (preferred).
Size of signature file must be between 10Kb–20Kb.
Size of the scanned image must not be over 20Kb.
Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS is NOT allowed.
Scanning guideline for Signature and Photo upload for SBI PO 2018 application form:
Set Color to True Color.
File Size as mentioned above.
Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature and use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size as mentioned above.
The image file must be in JPG or JPEG format.
You can check the image dimensions by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.
If you are using MS Windows/MS Office, you can easily get photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50Kb & 20Kb respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager.
Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50 KB (photograph) & 20 KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option in the ‘Image’ menu. You can get similar options in other photo editor also.
In case the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will appear.
During filling up of the SBI 2018 Application Form, a link will be generated to upload his/her photograph and signature.
Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 DPI (dots per inch).
Uploading procedure for photograph and signature:
Two separate links links will be available for uploading Photograph and Signature.
Click on the respective link 'Upload Photograph / Signature'.
Browse and Select the location where the Scanned Photograph / Signature file has been saved.
Select the file by clicking on it.
Press the ‘Open/Upload’ button.
Important: Canddiates must note that the SBI PO 2018 Online Application form will not be registered unless your photograph and signature are uploaded as specified above.
If the scan image in the photograph or signature is not clear, the candidate’s SBI PO 2018 application form may be rejected by the Bank. Once the photograph/signature is uploaded in the online application form, the applicant must ensure that the images are clear and have been uploaded correctly. If the photograph or signature is not prominently visible, the applicant may edit application and re-upload their photograph or signature, before submitting the SBI PO application form 2018.
Once the online resigtration is done, applicants should take a printout of their system generated online application form of SBI PO 2018 for future reference.
SBI PO 2018 application form category code:
Following are the guidelines for writing Category Name and Category Code Number, while filling the SBI PO 2018 application form:
Candidates from OBC category - CREAMY LAYER are not entitled to OBC reservation and age relaxation. They must indicate their category as General or General (OH) or General (VI) or General (HI) (as applicable).
The SBI does not allow change of category at any stage after registration of online application form is completed.
Various category names and their code numbers for SBI PO 2018 application form are available below.
Important Information regarding SBI PO 2018 Application Form process
Candidates must take a printout of their system generated online application form after submitting the duly filled SBI PO application form 2018.
They must try to fill online SBI PO 2018 Application Form much before the closing date, without waiting till the last date, to avoid the possibility of disconnection / inability / failure to log on to the website due to heavy load on internet or website jam.
A candidate must not submit more than one SBI PO application form 2018. In case of multiple applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be accepted and the application fee / intimation charges paid for the other registrations will be forfeited.
Multiple attendance or appearance by a candidate in the exam and / or interview will be rejected and their candidature will be cancelled.
The candidates, who are serving in Government/Quasi Government offices, Public Sector undertakings including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions, must submit 'No Objection Certificate' from their employer at the time of interview. In case they fail to do so, their candidature may not be considered and travelling expenses, if there is any, otherwise admissible, will not be paid.
If a candidate is selected, he/she is required to produce proper discharge certificate from the employer at the time of taking up the appointment.
The SC/ST candidates must submit their caste certificate issued by Competent Authority in the format prescribed by the Government of India, in case they are called for interview.
Candidates must keep their e-mail ID active till the end of the recruitment process for receiving advices about call letters or interview, etc.
FAQs regarding SBI PO Application Form 2018
What should I do if there is lot of delay in accessing the page?
Speed for Online Registration depends on various factors, including internet speed, large number of candidates trying to register simultaneously etc. In case you are facing such issue, please retry after a delay of 15 minutes or during off-peak hours i.e. in night.
How do I know that my application is registered?
Once you click on the ‘Submit’ button, the ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’ are generated. This is the sign that you have been successfully registered. Once the ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’ are generated during registration, you must note down the same carefully and keep them safe for future use – to reprint the SBI PO 2018 Application Form and download the SBI PO Call Letter 2018.
I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?
You will receive the ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’ through auto-response confirmation emails. You must provide correct email id to ensure the delivery of these emails on right address.
How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?
If you are in doubt about the successful registration of SBI PO 2018 Application Form, you must visit the page for reprinting of Application, generate the printout and save the soft copy and hard copy (printout) with you.
I got Blank / Zero Registration Number after submission of application online?
Sometimes, the candidates get Zero (0) Registration Number with valid Password. In such a case, candidates must re-register their SBI PO application form 2018 and check the printout through reprinting the application.
After filling up the SBI PO 2018 application form, blank screen appeared / internet got disconnected / my PC got closed or hanged or shutdown. Is my application saved / registered?
If you do not get the application printout through reprint option, the SBI PO application form 2018 is not saved. In such case, you must re-apply.
I did not receive the acknowledgement/reply to my email communication?
You need not use this address to send back the emails for ‘Acknowledgment’, ‘Vacation Mail’, ‘Friendship Offers’, ‘Sales Offers’ etc. Official Email Server is configured to delete such emails by default.
What details should I retain while replying to auto-response emails?
If there is genuine problem, you can reply to official email through the text containing ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’ details on the email.
What details should I provide while writing for the problem?
You must provide the details while writing to the recruitment body - (1) Registration Number (2) Mobile Number (3) Date of Birth & (4) Full Name as entered in application form.
I want to change / correct the details I entered in the Application?
Before submitting the SBI PO application form 2018, you must select the 'Edit' option to correct the details. Always take fresh printout once you modify any details. However, you cannot modify the data entered in Basic Info.
SBI PO 2018 Highlights
Number of chances to appear in SBI PO exams - Category-wise:
SBI also restricts number of chances for canddiates to appear in its exam conducted for the vacany of probationary officers. Below is the detail on the number of chances for canddiates depending on their category.
No. of chances to appear in SBI PO exams
Number of Chances
SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)
The candidates, who have availed the maximum number of chances permissible, are not eligible to apply for SBI PO 2018. The number of chances for the same will be counted from the exam held on April 18, 2010. Appearance of a candidate in Preliminary Exam will not be counted as a chance.
Also, SBI has announced the vacant PO positions for different categories under its recruitment process for the year 2018.
SBI PO 2018 vacancies category-wise
The SBI has also listed backlog vacancy details in the above mentioned total vacancies. Details below:
Eligibility to apply for SBI PO 2018
Candidates are required to be graduated in any discipline from a recognised University or equivalent as on August 31, 2018. They must be aged between 21 years and 30 years as on April 1, 2018. A relaxation of the upper age limit up to an extent has been provided for reserved category candidates.
SBI PO 2018 Paper Pattern
Preliminary Exam: With exam duration of 1-hour, the online SBI PO 2018 preliminary exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions from English, QA and Reasoning sections, containing a total of 100 marks.
Main Exam: With 3-hour exam duration, the SBI PO 2018 main exam contains online objective-type tests of English, GK, Marketing & Computers, Data Interpretation and Reasoning, containing as many as 155 questions of 200 marks. Also, there is a 30-minute test of Letter Writing & Essay in English, carrying 50 marks.