State Bank of India is inviting the aspirants to get recruited for the post of Probationary Officers. SBI has released the Application Form. The eligible candidates are advised to fill the form as soon as possible. The authority has decided are three steps in the selection process. The candidates will have to first appear the Preliminary. Then the selected candidates will appear in the Main exams and then the shortlisted candidates will have to go through the Group Exercise and Interview process. The Prelim Exam will be conducted on three dates July 01, 07, 08, 2018. The candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ Religious
Minority Community may join the pre-examination training arranged by SBI at their own cost. For more details regarding SBI PO 2018 such as Eligibility Criteria, Application Fee, Application Process, Admit Card, Result, Selection Proces, you can scroll down this page.
SBI PO 2018 Exam Details
The candidates will be able to appear in the exam centres appointed by SBI. The written exams will be conducted online only. To get more clarity, you can check the table given below:
|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||15 Jul 2018|
|Availability of Admit Card for Online Main Exam||20 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||01 Sep 2018|
|Group Exercise & Interview||24 Sep to 12 Oct 2018|
|Final Result||01 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 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 wish to apply for the post of PO in SBI must check the eligibility criteria first and then they should apply. You can check the information related to 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 so the Registration b 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 informations like Personal Details, Educational Qualification, Address etc.
- Now a preview page of your details will appear to you. So check the informations 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 Admit Card
To appear in the exam, it is mandatory to keep the Admit Card along with you. The Call Letters will be provided to you online. To download the Call Letter, you will have to visit the official website and will have to log in by entering the Registration Number and the Password. The hard copy of Admit card will not be sent to the candidate’s address.
Candidates will have to carry the photo identity proof along with the Admit Card and will have to submit it to the exam centre. You can carry the documents such as passport/ Adhar/ PANCard/ Driving License/ Voter’s Id Card/ Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/ Identity Card issued by School or College.
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 centres. SBI has the right to cancel any of the exam centre according to its convenience. The request related to the change of exam centre 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 will contain the questions related to Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and English. So you will get the questions from:
English Language: It will contain the questions from:
- Spotting Errors
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test
- Sentence Improvement
- Fill in the Blanks etc
Quantitative Aptitude: There will be the questions of:
- Number Series
- Data Interpretation
- Simplification/ Approximation
- Quadratic Equations etc
Reasoning Ability: It will have the questions from the topics:
- Coding – Decoding
- Direction Sense
- Puzzle and Arrangements
- Order and Ranking etc.
For Mains Exam
You can check the syllabus:
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: The questions will be asked from:
- Logical Reasoning
- Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
- Coded Inequalities
- Syllogism etc.
Data Analysis & Interpretation: It will contain the questions:
- Tabular Graph
- Pie Chart
- Bar Graph
- Data Sufficiency etc.
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness: There will be the topics:
- Financial Awareness
- General Knowledge
- Current Affairs etc.
English Language: The questions will contain:
- Verbal Ability
- Sentence Improvement
- Para Jumbles etc.
SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern
The candidates will have to appear in the Prelim Exams first and then the selected candidates will get 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 is an objective test. There will be 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|
Exam Pattern for Mains Exams: The candidates who will obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the prelim exams will be called for the Mains exams. It will be an objective type paper and descriptive paper both. There will be four sections in the objective Mains Exam. You can check the detailed exam pattern from below:
|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|
It will contain the questions as Essay Writing and Letter Writing. Each question will contain 50 marks and it will 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 Result
The result of SBI PO 2018 Recruitment will be released online on the official website bank.sbi/careers or www.sbi.co.in/careers. 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 will announce the first result for the Prelim Exam. The merit list will be released category wise on the basis of the marks obtained in Prelims. In each category, candidates will be 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 Selection Process
The candidates will have to go through the three phases. First, they will have to appear in Prelim then the candidates who will get the minimum qualifying marks will be 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.
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
- 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 Vacancy
You can check the vacancies for the pots of PO from the table given below:
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.
Official Website: www.sbi.co.in
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