SBI PO Recruitment 2018 – SBI PO 2018 Apply Online : SBI has announced SBI PO 2018 exam notification for vacant PO posts in their offices/branches across India. Students who have completed their graduation course can apply to SBI PO 2018 examination. Final year students can also apply however they will need to present their graduation’s degree/certificate of completion on or before 31.08.2018. But before applying, know everything about this examination such as eligibility criteria, important dates, application fee & mode of payment, admit cards, result, cut-off etc. in this article.
- Important Dates
- Eligibility Criteria
- Application Fee
- Application Form
- Exam Pattern
- Admit Card
SBI PO 2018 Important Dates
|Examination conducted by||State Bank of India (SBI)|
|Examination name||SBI PO 2018|
|Advertisement number & released on||CRPD/ PO/ 2018-19/ 01, April 21st, 2018|
|Essential Qualification||Graduation from a recognized university|
|Online registration of application & payment of fees||From April 21st to May 13th, 2018|
|Examination mode||Online (CBT or computer based test)|
|Call letters for online Preliminary Examination will be available||From June 18th, 2018 onwards|
|Online Preliminary examination||1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018|
|Preliminary Result||July 15th, 2018|
|Call letters for online Main Examination will be available||July 20th, 2018|
|Main Examination||4th August, 2018|
|Main Result||August 20th, 2018|
|Download Call Letter for Interview||September 1st, 2018|
|Group Exercises & Interview will be conducted in between||September 24th, 2018 to October 12th, 2018|
|Final Result declared on||November 1st, 2018|
|Exam centres||All over India (major cities)|
|Apply online on||SBI’s website (www.sbi.co.in)|
Note – All above-mentioned dates are tentative and can be changed
SBI PO 2018 Official Notification
On 21st, 2018, State Bank of India has released SBI PO 2018 official notification. Related advertisement is published in leading newspapers and official notification is available on SBI’s website. SBI PO 2018 examination would be a great opportunity for such candidates who want to build their career in banking sector. Moreover, SBI PO is one of the most popular recruitment examinations in India. These days, candidates working in MNCs are leaving their jobs in order to prepare and get a PO job in SBI. There are several benefits of working on the post of PO in SBI, Job security and government pay scale are few of them.
SBI PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria
SBI PO 2018 Exam eligibility is one of the most important things to consider before filling an online application form. Therefore, read below-mentioned SBI PO 2018 eligibility criteria properly and check whether you are eligible to apply or not
Candidate’s age should be in between 21 to 30 years as on 1st April 2018. However, candidates of Schedule Tribe/Schedule Caste/other backward class/Ex-servicemen categories are eligible for age relaxation. A person with physical disability can also opt for age relaxation while filling an online application form. Relaxation in maximum age limit will be applicable as given below
|Category Name||Age relaxation (in years)|
|(Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe)||5|
|OBC (Other Backward Classes/Non-Creamy layer)||3|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)||SC/ST 15|
- Essential Educational Qualifications
Applicants who have graduation degree (any discipline) are eligible to apply. Though, their degree must be recognized by a central board/university/institution. Graduation final year students can also apply to SBI PO 2018 exam. But at the time of appointment they need to represent original graduation degree or certificate of completion.
SBI PO 2018 Application Fee and Mode Of Payment
All the candidates have to pay SBI PO 2018 application fee of Rs. 600/- including intimation charges. However, candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories need to pay Rs 100/- as intimation charges only. General and reserved categories are required to know that intimation/application charges once paid will not be refunded or transferred under any circumstances.
|Category name||Payable amount (in Rs.)|
|General & others||600/- (both application fee & intimation charges)|
|ST/SC/PwD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
Interested candidates have to pay SBI PO 2018 application fee/intimation charges in online mode only. Candidates can make the payment by using a debit card/credit card/internet banking.
SBI PO 2018 Application Form and Process
Candidates interested to apply need to fill and submit SBI PO 2018 online application in between April 21st to May 13th, 2018. Complete application process is given below
- Open SBI’s website in your browser @ www.sbi.co.in
- On visiting SBI’s website, you will find an ‘announcement’ tab where you will get the latest recruitment exam’s news along with their ‘apply now’ buttons. Click ‘apply now’ button in order to proceed further.
- Your click will take you to a new page where you need to fill basic details such as name, email address & mobile number.
- On submitting these details, you will instantly get a provisional registration number as well as a password through email/SMS
- Now, login into your online account with the same registration no. & password to complete online application process
- Fill rest details asked in online application form
- After filling the form, don’t forget to check details properly as you can’t edit them once submitted. By clicking the ‘save and next’ button, you will land on the next page where you have to upload scanned copies of your latest passport-size picture along with signature. Make sure you have scanned photo and signature as per the required format. After all this, just click the ‘upload’ button and finally the ‘next’ button. (Note- photo size should be less than 50kb and signature size should not more than 20kb)
- Online application fee is the final step of your online SBI PO 2018 exam form. If you are a general candidate then you need to pay Rs 600 as your online application fee otherwise Rs 100 for candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.
- Applicants are advised to take out a print out of their application form along with fee receipt for future reference.
List of things needed for attempting online application
- Valid email address
- Working mobile number
- 10th/12th/graduation mark sheets or certificates
- Scanned copies of photograph & signature
- Debit/credit card/net banking details for online fee payment
SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern
SBI PO 2018 Exam pattern has given in detail in the official notification. This year, SBI will conduct SBI PO 2018 examination in three stages. The first one will be an online preliminary examination and the second will be an online main examination followed by the group exercise & personal interview. Applicants who wish to get a PO job in SBI need to be qualified in all three stages.
Stage I Examination
Preliminary exam paper will be divided into three sections. Name of the sections are as follows- English language, quantitative aptitude, and reasoning ability. First English language section will contain 30 questions of 30 marks and second and third sections contains 35 questions each and each question carries1 mark. Total time duration of SBI PO prelim exam will be one hour.
Stage II Examination
Candidates qualified in Stage I preliminary examination will be called by SBI for Stage II main examination. It will be an online objective and descriptive test. Objective test will be divided into four sections- Reasoning & Computer aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness and English language. Total marks and total time duration will be 200 marks and 3 hours respectively. Just after appearing in objective test, candidates have to appear in descriptive test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks. Descriptive test will be of English Language (Essay & Letter Writing). The examinees are needed to pass in this test by scoring passing marks (decided by the bank).
Stage III Examination
It will be the group exercises and personal interview of total 50 marks.
SBI PO 2018 Online Examination’s Stage-Wise Syllabus
SBI PO 2018 online examination’s Stage-wise syllabus is given below.
Stage I Preliminary Exam
|S.No.||Section name||No. of MCQs||Important topics|
|1||English Language||30 of 30 marks||Paragraph jumbles, cloze test, reading comprehension, paragraph completion, multiple meaning/error spotting, fill in the blanks etc.|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35 of 35 marks||Profit & loss, simplification, work & time, simple & compound interest & surds & indices, ratio & proportion, percentage, mensuration (cylinder, cone, sphere), permutation, combination & probability, data interpretation etc.|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35 of 35 marks||Problems on alphanumeric series, logical reasoning, coded inequalities, syllogism, blood relations, data sufficiency, coding & decoding, seating arrangement, ranking/direction/alphabet test etc|
|Total||100 of 100 marks|
Stage II Main Exam
|S.No.||Section name||No. of MCQs||Important topics|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45 of 60 marks||Computer’s history & development, internet, MS Office & Excel, storage, input/output devices, hardware/software, operating system, fundamentals & terminologies etc.|
Verbal/logical reasoning, coded inequalities, syllogism, blood relations, analytical & decision making, data sufficiency, coding/decoding, linear & circular seating arrangement etc
|2||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35 of 60 marks||Problems on graphs (line & tabular), probability, combination and permutation, data sufficiency etc|
|3||General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40 of 40 marks||National/international current affairs, banking & financial awareness, general knowledge, static awareness etc|
|4||English Language||35 of 40 marks||Grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, word association, sentence correction & improvement, fill in the blanks, error spotting, cloze test etc|
|Total||155 of 200 Marks|
SBI PO 2018 Admit Card
The State Bank of India PO 2018 admit card or separate call-letters will be released for each stage. SBI upload all the admit cards before ten days of SBI PO exam. Candidates are advised to download their admit card as early as possible in order to avoid last minute rush. To download your admit card, you need to login to the SBI website by entering registration or roll number which was auto-generated at the time of online application form filling. Use your date of birth as password.
|Stage/Examination name||Admit cards will be available from|
|I/Preliminary examination||June 18th, 2018|
|II/Main examination||July 20th, 2018|
|III/Interview||September 1st, 2018|
Note – At the examination center, applicants are required to show their admit card and a valid photo ID to the examiner.
SBI PO 2018 Result
The State Bank of India will declare each stage’s examination result on its official website. To check your result, a candidate have to login into their account with the same registration no. & password. Once you logged into your account, you will see a ‘Result’ link. Click on it to check your result. Stage-wise result declaration dates are given below:
|Stage/Examination name||Declaration of result|
|I/Preliminary examination||July 15th, 2018|
|II/Main examination||August 20th, 2018|
|Final Result||November 1st, 2018|
How To Crack SBI PO 2018 Exam…?
SBI PO is not an easy exam. You need to work very hard to crack this exam. Moreover, you will face a tough competition as candidates from across India will appear in this exam. You need to follow effective exam preparation plans with full concentration. With some hard work and patience, you can easily crack this exam in two or three attempts. Few tips are given below to be followed during SBI PO exam’s preparation-
- Prepare effective notes along with a proper time table
- Manage your time well by doing time management
- Try to cover maximum topics
- Keep updated yourself with current affairs
- Take proper sleep to keep your mental health fresh as well as fine
- Do little exercise or yoga. It will keep you healthy and active
I hope all SBI PO aspirants out there have now got enough information to prepare themselves for this recruitment examination. But, if you still have any query or doubt then feel free to comment below.
We Wish You Best of Luck.