SBI PO

State Bank of India is a public sector banking and financial sector company formed after the amalgamation of banks in the 18th century.SBI used to be known with its associate banks. But now SBI has joined all its associate banks with its parent bank due to the high non-performing assets of the nation.

SBI PO is the most prestigious officer post as far as banking exams are concerned. SBI PO is the  hardest exam to crack in PO programme.SBI PO candidates have two years of training and after which they are posted as SBI Officer.The present MD-CEO of SBI Mrs Arundhathi Bhattacharya started off as a Probationary Officer at SBI in 1977 at a young age of 22 years.

SBI PO Notification

SBI PO notification was released this year in the month of January.SBI PO prelims exam were conducted in the month of May and main examination was held on 4th,June,2017.We can expect the dates of SBI PO examination for the year 2018 in the same time in the next current year .

SBI PO Vacancies

SBI PO vacancies for the year 2017 is 2313.In the previous year  2016, the vacancies were 2200 .Therefore we can conclude that every year we can expect a vacancy for SBI PO near to  2500.

SBI PO Application

SBI PO applications are invited through online mode in the official website of State Bank of India. The link for submitting application will be active within a week or so from the date of the notification.

SBI PO Salary

Salary in hand-Rs 40,000(approx)

SBI PO Age limit

Candidates must be above 21yrs and below 30 yrs to apply for the post of SBI PO.

SBI PO Age Relaxations

Sr no

Category

Age relaxation

1

SC/ST

5

2

Otherbackward classes

3

3

Persons with Disability

15-PWD(SC/ST)

13-PWD(OBC)

10-PWD(GEN)

4

Ex servicemen

5

5

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of J&K during the period of 1/1/1980 to 31/12/1989

5

SBI PO Educational Qualification

A candidate aspiring to apply for the post of SBI PO must be a graduate or its equivalent from a recognised university. Candidates appearing for the final semester exams can also appear for the exam, but they must make sure that if they are called for their interview they will be able to submit their provisional certificate.

SBI PO Exam Fee

For SBI PO (SC/ST/PWD/EXSM)-Rs 100

For SBI PO (others)-Rs 600

SBI PO Exam Pattern

SBI PO has four different stages of exam, the Prelims, the Mains,Descriptive test and Interview. Candidate who has successfully passed all four stages will only be selected for the post.

I) SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

 

Section

Number of Questions

Max.Marks

Duration

 

1 Hr

English Language

30

30

Reasoning

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Total

100

100

 II) SBI PO Mains Exam pattern

Sr.no

Name of test

No: of Questions

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and computer aptitude

45

60

60 mts

2

Data analysis and interpretation

35

60

45mts

3

General/economy/banking awareness

40

40

35mts

4

English Language

35

40

45 mts

 

Total

155

200

3hrs

 

III )SBI PO Descriptive test

A Descriptive test will be held for half an hour for 50 marks after the mains examination. It is conducted to test the English language of the candidate. Only candidates who score high marks for the objective tests will be considered for the evaluation of descriptive tests.

IV) Group Exercises and Interview

Candidates who have passed all the above  tests will be called for the interview with the board members.The group exercise will have a maximum mark of 20 and interview will be for a maximum score of 30 marks

SBI PO Syllabus

Reasoning                    

  •       Input-Output
  •       Coding-Decoding
  •       Blood Relation
  •       Syllogism
  •       Tabulation
  •       Puzzle
  •       Seating Arrangement
  •       Coded Inequalities
  •       Data sufficiency
  •       Logical Reasoning
  •       Alpha Numeric Series
  •       Ranking/Direction

Quantitative Aptitude

  •       Sequence & series
  •       Number Systems
  •       Ratio, Proportion and Percentage
  •       Data Interpretation
  •       Mesuration ,Sphere,Cone,cylinder
  •       Time and Distance
  •       Work and Time
  •       Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  •       Mixtures and Allegations
  •       Profit & Loss
  •       Simplification

 

English Language

  •       Paragraph Completion
  •       Miscellaneous
  •       Fill in the blanks
  •       Error Spotting
  •       Para Jumbles
  •       Cloze Test
  •          Reading Comprehension

Computer Language

  •          Number system
  •          History of Computers
  •          Fill in the blanks
  •          Ms Office
  •          Logic gates
  •          Spread sheets
  •          Computer Memory

Marketing

  •          Definition and scope
  •          Marketing process
  •          Marketing planning               
  •          Marketing mix         
  •          SWOT analysis         
  •          Marketing control  
  •          Advertising
  •          Value analysis
  •          Marketing terms

  SBI PO 2017 DATES

Activity

Dates

Online registration

7/02/2017-6/03/2017

Payment of application fees

7/02/2017-6/03/2017

Download of call letters for online preliminary exam

15/04/2017

Online exam-Preliminary

29/04/2017,30/04/2017 and 6/05/2017,7/05/2017

Result of online preliminary

17/05/2017

Download of call letter for online preliminary exam

22/05/2017

Conduct of online examination main

4/06/2017

Declaration of Result-Main

19/06/2017

Download call letter for interview

26/06/2017

Conduct of group exercises and interview

10/07/2017 onwards

Declaration of final result

5/08/2017

 SBI PO Prelims Sectional cut off 2016

 

Section

Max marks

General cut off

English Language

30

8.75

Quantitative Aptitude

35

7.25

Reasoning

35

7

 SBI PO Mains Sectional Cut off 2016

Section

Max marks

Sectional cut off(general)

Reasoning

60

9

Data analysis and interpretation

60

9

General Awareness/marketing/computer knowledge

40

13

English Language

40

6

Over all cut off

200

70

SBI PO Admit Cards

SBI PO admit cards will be available in the SBI official website .Candidates must check the site frequently to download the e-admit card.