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SBI PO 2019, application, process and important dates

The state bank of India has released its application for the post of probationary officers in 2019. Candidates who are willing to join the bank can fill their form for SBI PO 2019 from the official website of the bank. Let’s take a quick tour of the important things you must know for preparing for the exam

Highlights of SBI PO 2019

Name of Exam State Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam (SBI PO 2019)
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Official Wesbite sbi.co.in
Periodicity Annually
Exam Level National
Mode of Exam Online
SBI PO 2019 Selection Stages Prelims, Mains, Group Discussion/ Interview
Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 2019 Around 30 lakh
Available Seats 2000

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Number of SBI PO 2019 vacancies

The bank has released different vacancies according to different categories. The below given table shows the number of vacancies according to categories.

Category SC ST OBC General EWS Total
Vacancies 300 150 540 810 200 2000

Important dates for SBI PO 2019

Event Dates 
Release of SBI PO 2019 Notification April 1, 2019
Availability of SBI PO 2019 Application Form April 2 – 22, 2019
Call Letters for Pre-exam Training (SC/ST, Minorities) 2nd week of May, 2019
Pre-exam Training Begins 4th week of May, 2019
Release of SBI PO 2019 Admit Card (Prelims) 3rd week of May, 2019
SBI PO 2019 Prelims Exam Date June 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2019
SBI PO 2019 Result (Prelims) 1st week of July, 2019
Release of SBI PO 2019 Admit Card (Mains) 2nd week of July, 2019
SBI PO 2019 Mains Exam Date July 20, 2019
SBI PO 2019 Result (Mains) 3rd week of August, 2019
SBI PO 2019 Call Letter for Group Exercises and Personal Interview 4th week of August, 2019
Date for SBI PO 2019 September, 2019
Declaration of SBI PO 2019 Final Result  2nd week of October, 2019

SBI 2019 application process

Follow the below given steps to fill your application form for SBI 2019

·         Login to the official website

·         Click on career with us

·         Select SBI PO 2019 and start filling your form

·         Enter all your compulsory details

·         Upload all the required documents

·         Select your preferred method of payment for fees

·         Take a print out of your form and submit it successfully


SBI PO 2019 exam pattern

Each stage at the exam has a different pattern and different difficulty level. The stage 1 and 2 are conducted in online form and stage 3 is held face to face.

Lt’s take a quick look at the exam pattern for prelims and mains

Prelims pattern

Mode of Examination Online
Question Type Objective 
Number of Questions 100
Maximum Marks 100
Duration of Exam 60 minutes
Sections in Paper 3 (English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability)
Marks/Questions in each section English language: 30, Quantitative aptitude: 35, Reasoning Ability: 35

Mains pattern

Question Type Objective and Descriptive
Sections 2
Questions in each section Objective : 155, Descriptive: 50
Time duration Objective: 3 hours, Descriptive: 30 minutes
Sections in Objective Paper 4
Marks of Objective Type Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: 60, Data Analysis & Interpretation: 60, General Awareness about Economy/ Banking: 40, English language: 40
Time Allotted to Each Section Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: 45 min, Data Analysis & Interpretation: 45 min, General Awareness about Economy/ Banking: 40 min, English language: 40 min
Sections in Mains Descriptive Letter writing and Essay

Pre exam training for reserved categories

As part of the government’s initiative, SBI provides pre-exam training to candidates from the SC / ST category or minority groups. The initiative was taken to assist such aspirants in preparations if they are unable to enroll in coaching centers.

·  SBI PO Pre-exam training is usually a six-day program starting in the fourth week of May 2019.

·Interested candidates can apply for it and download the call letters.

·  SBI PO 2019 pre-examination training is a kind of program of orientation for reserved and minority candidates.

·  Candidates will be taught some important questions and topics in the training sessions.

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Syllabus for SBI PO 2019

For prelims

Sections Syllabus
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification, Number System, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Interest, Number series, Data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination
Reasoning Ability Inequalities, Ordering, and Ranking, Directions, and Distances, Coding and Decoding, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Line Up, Grouping, and Selection
English Language Fill in the blanks, Reading, and Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Cloze test, Error spotting, Spellings, Phrase Idiom meaning,


For mains

Sections Syllabus
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Inequality, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Verbal Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous topics, Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis and Interpretation Bar graph, Line graph, Pie chart (single or double), Tabular graph, Radar chart, Mixed graphs (combination of any 2 of the above), Caselet/ Paragraph DI, Missing graphs
English Language Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Para jumbles, Odd one out/ Theme based questions, Statement and Paragraph completion, Sentence Connectors
General Awareness Current Affairs, Banking / Financial Awareness, Static Affairs


SBI PO expected cut off

Category Final Cut-Off (Out of 250 marks) Prelims Cut-off (Out of 100 marks)
General 95.10 57.00
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 87.42 55.25
Scheduled Caste (SC) 78.13 50
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 76.01 44
Hearing Impaired (HI) 76.16 15.75
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) 75.03 46.25
Visually Handicapped (VH) 89.91 49


SBI selection process

SBI PO Preliminary Examination

It is the very first stage of the selection process for SBI PO 2019.

·   SBI PO Prelims is a 1-hour online objective test.

· SBI PO Pre consists of 3 sections— English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

·  In order to qualify for the next round, candidates must score minimum qualifying marks in all sections.


SBI PO Main Examination

The main review is the second stage of the recruitment process for SBI PO 2019.

  • It is an examination of 200 marks, consisting of 4 sections.
  • The 50-mark descriptive test would be carried out immediately after the objective test.
  • For calculations purposes, scores up to 2 decimal points are taken.
  • Candidates are shortlisted by considering the scores obtained in the main examination for interview.


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