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SBI PO 2018 | Application Fee, Vacancies, Exam Dates, Syllabus Information


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SBI PO 2018 | Application Fee, Vacancies, Exam Dates, Syllabus Information

SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates

State Bank of India released the official Notification for SBI PO 2018 on 21st April 2018. The Exam dates for the same has been declared after the notification was released.

Sr. No.ActivityDates
1On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates21st April 2018 to 13th May 2018
2Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges21st April 2018 to 13th May 2018
3Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination18th June Onwards
4Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary1st, 7th & 8th July 2018
5Result of Online exam – Preliminary15th July 2018
6Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam20th July 2018
7Conduct of Online Examination – Main4th August 2018
8Result of Online Examination – Main20th August 2018
9Download Call Letter for Personal Interview1st September 2018
10Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview24th September 2018 to 12th October 2018
11Declaration of Final Result1st November 2018

SBI PO Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for SBI PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for SBI PO Application

Sr. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDRs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2General and OthersRs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Vacancy 2018

The State Bank of India declared a total vacancy of 2000 posts for SBI PO 2018. Candidates can now prepare effectively for the upcoming SBI PO 2018 Exam as the number of vacancies is less compared to last year.

SBI PO Online Application

The application for SBI PO Exam 2018 has to be done online.So please make sure follow the given steps with concentration.

• Internet Explorer 8 and above

• Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above

• Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:

• A valid Email Id

• Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size

• Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction

The SBI PO 2018 application form can only be filled on the official website.

Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for SBI PO Online Application

Click here to apply online

SBI PO Exam Pattern

There are 3 Stages of SBI Po Pattern 

Stage-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections and candidates must clear the cut-off for each section. The cut-off or minimum passing marks for each section is decided by the Bank each year depending on the difficulty of the test. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:

S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language3030Composite time of 1 Hour
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535

Stage-2: SBI PO Mains Examination

The SBI PO Main Exam has a total of 250 marks, consisting of an objective test of 200 marks followed by a descriptive test of 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates must answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. The Descriptive Test will be administered, immediately after completion of Objective Test. There is separate timing for each section.

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
3General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
4English Language303040 minutes
Total1552003 hours

Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test has a duration of 30 minutes with a maximum score of 50 marks. This is used to test the writing skills in the English Language via Letter Writing & Essay Writing. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in the objective test.

The penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for the wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

Stage-3: Group Exercises & Interview

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. The adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview accounts for 30 marks.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:

The final score for the SBI PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection

• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Phase-3 separately to be eligible

• Marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Exam (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. This makes the new total score (Mains + GD/PI) to be 100

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

SBI PO Cut-Off 2018

To know the expected SBI PO Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI PO 2017. Let’s have a look at the same

Objective Test40404050404040
Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test)17.517.517.52017.517.517.5
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview (Objective + Descriptive Test)62.562.579.589.2562.588.0962.5
Total : GE + Interview18181820181818
Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate(Out to 100)38.9528.8840.8346.5937.2446.1132.95

Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017

CategoryQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageReasoning Ability
Cut Off Marks (GEN)10.258.756.50
Cut Off Marks (OBC/SC/ ST/PwD)7.005.754.00

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Cut off


SBI PO Pre-Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
DehradunGulbargaBerhampur (Ganjam)Bhopal
LucknowMysoreImphalPanaji (Goa)
MeerutPort BlairItanagarPune


• Is the SBI PO exam Bilingual?

Except the Descriptive Test for English Language, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi

• Is there Negative Marking?

Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2018. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

• Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Not in Prelims, Yes in Mains

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