SBI PO 2018 Recruitment, Notification, Application Form, Syllabus

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.

  1. Important Dates
  2. Notification
  3. Eligibility Criteria
  4. Application Fee
  5. Application Form
  6. Exam Pattern
  7. Syllabus
  8. Admit Card
  9. Result

SBI PO 2018 Important Dates

Examination conducted byState Bank of India (SBI)
Examination nameSBI PO 2018
Advertisement number & released onApril 2019
Essential QualificationGraduation from a recognized university
Apply ModeOnline
Online registration of application & payment of feesApril-May 2019
Examination modeOnline (CBT or computer based test)
Call letters for online Preliminary Examination will be availableJune 2019
Online Preliminary examinationJuly 2019
Preliminary Result2nd week of July 2019
Call letters for online Main Examination will be availableJuly 2019
Main ExaminationAugust, 2019
Main ResultAugust 2019
Download Call Letter for InterviewSeptember 2019
Group Exercises & Interview will be conducted in betweenSeptember to October, 2019
Final Result declared onNovember 2019
Exam centresAll over India (major cities)
Apply online onSBI’s website (

Note – All above-mentioned dates are tentative and can be changed

SBI PO Recruitment

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

  • Age

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 NameAge relaxation (in years)
(Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe)5
OBC (Other Backward Classes/Non-Creamy layer)3
Ex-servicemen, SSCOs / ECOs5
Persons lived in J&K during 01 Jan 1980- 31 Dec 19895
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)15 (for SC/ST)
13 (for OBC)
10 (for General)
  • 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 namePayable amount (in Rs.)
General & others600/- (both application fee & intimation charges)
ST/SC/PwDRs.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 Syllabus 2018

SBI PO Apply Online 2018

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018

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 @
  • 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 nameNo. of MCQsImportant topics
1English Language30 of 30 marksParagraph jumbles, cloze test, reading comprehension, paragraph completion, multiple meaning/error spotting, fill in the blanks etc.
2Quantitative Aptitude35 of 35 marksProfit & loss, simplification, work & time, simple & compound interest & surds & indices, ratio & proportion, percentage, mensuration (cylinder, cone, sphere), permutation, combination & probability, data interpretation etc.
3Reasoning Ability35 of 35 marksProblems on alphanumeric series, logical reasoning, coded inequalities, syllogism, blood relations, data sufficiency, coding & decoding, seating arrangement, ranking/direction/alphabet test etc
Total100 of 100 marks

Stage II Main Exam

S.No.Section nameNo. of MCQsImportant topics
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude45 of 60 marksComputer’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
2Data Analysis & Interpretation35 of 60 marksProblems on graphs (line & tabular), probability, combination and permutation, data sufficiency etc
3General/Economy/Banking Awareness40 of 40 marksNational/international current affairs, banking & financial awareness, general knowledge, static awareness etc
4English Language35 of 40 marksGrammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, word association, sentence correction & improvement, fill in the blanks, error spotting, cloze test etc
Total155 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 nameAdmit cards will be available from
I/Preliminary examinationJune 2019
II/Main examinationJuly 2019
III/InterviewSeptember 2019

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 nameDeclaration of result
I/Preliminary examination2nd week of July 2019
II/Main examinationAugust 2019
Final ResultNovember 2019

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.


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