State Bank of India (SBI) has released the SBI PO 2018 Main Examination Marks on November 05, 2018, at The candidates need to enter the login credentials (Roll Number, DOB or Registration Number, DOB etc) for viewing Main Examination Marks. At first, SBI has decided to reveal the final result on November 01, 2018 but now the SBI has announced the final result 1 day priorly. The qualifiers of main have to appear for the group discussion and personal interview rounds on September 24, 2018. At the same time, the document verification will take place. The candidates have to appear with all original documents there. At last, the name of all qualified candidates will be released on November 01, 2018. For more details regarding SBI PO 2018 such as Result, Selection Proces, you can scroll down this page.

Latest: The SBI has released SBI PO 2018 Main Examination Marks, click here to check the same.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Details

The candidates can appear in the exam centers appointed by SBI. The written exams were conducted online only. To get more clarity, you can check the table given below:

Important Dates
Commencement of the Application Form 21 Apr 2018
The Last Date to Apply 13 May 2018
Availability of Admit Card for Online Preliminary Exam 18 Jun 2018 Onwards
Date of Online Examination-Preliminary 01, 07 & 08 Jul 2018
The result of Online exam Preliminary 16 Jul 2018
Availability of Admit Card for Online Main Exam 21 Jul 2018
Date of Online Examination-Main 04 Aug 2018
The result of Online exam Main 20 Aug 2018
Issuance of the Call letter for Interview 03 Sep to 12 Oct 2018
Group Exercise & Interview 24 Sep to 12 Oct 2018
Final Result 01 Nov 2018 30 Oct 2018
Declaration of main examination marks 05 Nov 2018
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Availability of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training 28 May 2018
Pre-Exam Training 18 to 23 Jun 2018

SBI PO 2018 Admit Card

SBI has released the admit card for the interview. The candidates have to download the admit card, to appear in the exam. As it is mandatory to keep the Admit Card along with you. The Call Letters are provided online. To download the Call Letter, candidates have to visit the official website and have to log in by entering the Registration Number and the Password. The hard copy of Admit card has not being sent to the candidate’s address.

Candidates have to carry the photo identity proof along with the Admit Card and have to submit it to the exam centre. You can carry the documents such as passport/ Adhar/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Voter’s Id Card/ Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/ Identity Card issued by School or College.

SBI PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates can check the eligibility criteria necessary for the p[ost of PO from the points given below:

Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a Graduate as on August 31, 2018. The candidates must have done the graduation from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age Limit: The age of the candidate must between 21 to 30 years. Candidates must be born between April 02, 1988 and April 01, 1997. There is also the age relaxation for the candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-servicemen category from 05 to 15 years (as applicable).

Reservation: The candidates with Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Locomotor Disability have the reservation policy.

For detailed information of Eligibility Criteria click the link given above.

SBI PO 2018 Application Form

The candidates who wished to apply for the post of PO in SBI must have checked the eligibility criteria first and then they applied. You can check the information related to the application process from below:

Application Fee: The candidates will have to pay the application fee such as:

  • General/ OBC – Rs. 600/-
  • SC/ST/PWD – Rs. 100/-

Mode of Payment: The candidates will have to pay the fee in the online mode only by using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.

How to fill SBI PO Application Form 2018?

To apply for the post of PO, the candidates will have to follow the steps given below:

  • First, you will have to do the Registration by entering the details such as First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Mobile Number, Alternate Mobile Number, Email ID, and the Security Code.
  • Then you should upload the images in the specified format.
  • After that, fill all the basic information like Personal Details, Educational Qualification, Address etc.
  • Now a preview page of your details will appear to you. So check the information available in your form.
  • At last, pay the application fee according to your category.
  • You are advised to take the printout of the application form for the future use.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Centre

The exam will be held in venues decided by the authority across the country. SBI has released the tentative list of the exam centers. SBI has the right to cancel any of the exam centers according to its convenience. The request related to the change of exam center will not be entertained.

SBI PO 2018 Syllabus

The Prelim and the Main exams will be the objective test. You can check te syllabus of both exams from below:

For Prelim Exam

It contained the questions related to Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and English.

English Language: It contained the questions from:

  • Spotting Errors
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Parajumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks etc

Quantitative Aptitude: There were the questions of:

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Miscellaneous
  • Quadratic Equations etc

Reasoning Ability: It had the questions on the topics:

  • Inequality
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Direction Sense
  • Puzzle and Arrangements
  • Order and Ranking etc.

For Mains Exam

You can check the syllabus:

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: The questions were asked about:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Syllogism etc.

Data Analysis & Interpretation: It contained the questions:

  • Tabular Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Data Sufficiency etc.

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness: There were the following topics:

  • Financial Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs etc.

English Language: The questions contained:

  • Grammar
  • Verbal Ability
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Jumbles etc.

SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern

The candidates had to appear in the Prelim Exams first and then the selected candidates got the chance to sit for the Mains exam. The exam pattern and topics are different for both the exams. You can get the details regarding both the exam from below:

Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam: The prelim exam was an objective test. There was the three sections in the question paper. You can check it from the table given below:

Test Names Number of Questions Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 100 20 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 01 Hour

Exam Pattern for Mains Exams: The candidates who obtained the minimum qualifying marks in the prelim exams were called for the Mains exams. It was an objective type paper and descriptive paper both. There was four sections in the objective Mains Exam. You can check the detailed exam pattern from below:

Objective Test:

Name of the Test Number of Questions Marks Time Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 200 60 MInutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 45 Minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 35 Minutes
English Language 35 40 Minutes
Total 155 3 Hours

Descriptive Test:

It contained the questions as Essay Writing and Letter Writing. Each question contained 50 marks and it had to be completed in 30 minutes.

Group Exercises and Interview: The group exercise will be of 20 marks and the interview will contain 30 marks.

SBI PO 2018 Selection Process

The candidates will have to go through the three phases. First, they appeared in Prelim then the candidates who got the minimum qualifying marks were shortlisted for Mains exam. After that, the candidates will have to go through the GE & Interview.

Final Selection: The candidates will be selected finally on the basis of the performance in Mains and GE & Interview. The marks of Prelims will not be added for preparing the final merit list. The marks obtained in Objective and Descriptive will be added to the marks of GE & Interview. Candidates must qualify the phase-I and II separately.  The marks obtained by the candidate in Mains will be converted to out of 75 and in Group Exercises & Interview will be converted to out of 25. Then the final merit list will be prepared by combining both marks and it will be calculated out of 100.

SBI PO 2018 Joining/ Training and Career Path

Before the joining, the candidates will be taught about the basic banking knowledge through the online course. it is mandatory for the candidates to join that course.

The selected candidates will have to sign a bond of serving the bank for three years. They will have to make the bond by signing the amount of 2 lakhs as the penalty. On the joining date, they will get the joining letter in which it will be mentioned that their probation time will be of 2 years. They will be subjected to continuous assessment during the probation period. If the candidates will qualify those assessments then they will be appointed permanently. Otherwise, their service will be terminated.

Pre-Examination Training

The candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Community may join the pre-examination training arranged by SBI at their own cost. Candidates can get the training in one of the centres:

  • Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Akola, Allahabad, Asansol, Aurangabad
  • Bareilly, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhopal, Bangalore
  • Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore
  • Dehradun, Dibrugarh
  • Ernakulam, Gangtok, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati
  • Hubli, Hyderabad
  • Imphal, Indore, Itanagar
  • Jabalpur, Jaipur
  • Kanpur, Kohima, Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore
  • Nagpur, New Delhi
  • Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Purnea, Pune
  • Raipur, Ranchi
  • Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, Shillong, Srinagar
  • Toora, Tirupati
  • Vadodara, Varanasi, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada

SBI PO 2018 Result

The result of SBI PO 2018 Recruitment will be released online on the official website or To check the result, the candidates will have to log in to the website by using the credentials such as Registration Number and the Password. The result will be available in the pdf format. The result will be released one by one for each stage.

Phase-I (Preliminary Exam): SBI announced the result for the Prelim Exam. The merit list released category wise on the basis of the marks obtained in Prelims. In each category, candidates were shortlisted 10 times the numbers of vacancies.

Phase-II (Mains Exam): The candidates who will be shortlisted for the Mains Exam will get their results on the basis of the marks obtained in both objective and descriptive test. Merit List will be released category wise.  In each category, candidates will be shortlisted 3 times the numbers of vacancies.

Phase-III (GE & Interview): After that, The shortlisted candidates will be able to appear in the Group Exercises and Interview and they will also get the result on the official website. In this phase, the candidates belonging to the non-creamy layer of OBC must submit the caste certificate.

SBI PO 2018 Vacancy

You can check the vacancies for the pots of PO from the table given below:

Category Vacancy
SC 300
ST 150
OBC 540
General 1010
Total 2000
LD 27
VI 26
HI 65
Total 118

Salary: The basic pay of the candidate is 27,620/- in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. They will also get the other benefits as well.

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