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SBI PO Notification 2018

SBI PO Notification 2018 has been released on 21st April 2018 by State Bank of India. This recruitment process has started post release of official notification and it will be conducted for selection of candidates to the post of PO in State Bank of India and its Associate banks. The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process.The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on merit.

 

SBI PO Eligibility: State Bank of India Probationary Officer (PO) Eligibility Details.

Nationality: Candidate should be a Citizen of India.

Age: Candidates age should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01-04-2018 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-04-1988 and not later than 01-04-1997 (both days inclusive).

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit to Reserved category candidates:

Upper age is relaxable by

(i) 3 years in the case of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates.

(ii) 5 years in the case of: (a) SC/ ST candidates. (b) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/ Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or/ on account of physical disability or have been released/ discharged on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment (c) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess Graduation in any discipline from recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

 

SBI PO Apply Link:

 

SBI PO Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

Activity

Date

Online registration with Edit/Modification of Application by applicants (Tentatively)

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments (Tentatively)

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Download SBI PO Preliminary Exam call letter (Tentatively)

18.06.2018 onwards

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date (Online)

1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018

Declaration of SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result

15.07.2018

Download SBI PO Call Letter for Main Exam (Tentatively)

20.07.2018

SBI PO Mains Exam

04.08.2018

Declaration of SBI PO Mains Exam Result (Tentatively)

20.08.2018

Download of SBI PO Interview Call Letter

01.09.2018

Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview

24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018

Date for the Declaration of Final Result

01.11.2018

 

Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates

 

Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training

28.05.2018 onwards

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training

18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018


 

SBI PO Vacancies 2018

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI Bank PO examination. The official notification of SBI PO 2018 has released. The application will begin from 21.04.2018 onwards and will close on 13.05.2018. All the eligible candidates can apply for the same. . There are 2000 vacancies for the post of probationary officer.

  • Available Posts: 2000 + 118 (PWD) =2118

  • Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers (PO)

SBI 2018 Vacancies by Category:

VACANCIES

VACANCIES (PWD)

General

OBC (Non-creamy layer )

SC

ST

Total

LD

VI

HI

Total

1010

540

300

150

2000

27

26

65

118


 

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercise/Interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. .

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the SBI PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

Composite time of 1 Hour

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Main Examination  will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the  Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

I.Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist  of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and  Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

3

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

4

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

 

                   Total

155

200

180 minutes

II. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks  will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing  marks, to be decided by the Bank.

SBI PO Interview

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged descending  order in each category. 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.

Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview  under 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate  containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing  the 'Non Creamy layer' clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:

There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBI PO exam is calculated:

• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).

• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and GE/Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.

• The ratio of marks between Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.

• The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (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

• The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

• Results  of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank’s website.

SBI PO Syllabus 2018

SBI PO syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Alligations

Para jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Miscellaneous

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

 

Blood Relations

Number Systems

 

Input Output

Sequence & Series

 

Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination & Probability

 

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2018

The Mains Examination  of SBI PO consists of  5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and  Descriptive Test (Letter Writing & Essay).

Reasoning

Data Analysis & interpretation

English Language

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

Computer Awareness

Verbal Reasoning

Tabular Graph

Reading Comprehension

Financial Awareness

Internet

Syllogism

Line Graph

Grammar

Current Affairs

Memory

Circular Seating Arrangement

Pie Chart

Vocabulary

General Knowledge

Keyboard Shortcuts

Linear Seating Arrangement

Bar Graph

Verbal Ability

Static Awareness

Computer Abbreviation

Double Lineup

Radar Graph Caselet

Word Association

Banking and Financial Awareness

Microsoft Office

Scheduling

Missing Case DI

Sentence Improvement

 

Computer Hardware

Input Output

Let it Case DI

Para Jumbles

 

Computer Software

Blood Relations

Data Sufficiency

Cloze Test

 

Operating System

Directions and Distances

Probability

Error Spotting

 

Networking

Ordering and Ranking

Permutation and Combination

Fill in the blanks

 

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Data Sufficiency

 

 

 

 

Coding and Decoding

 

 

 

 

Code Inequalities

 

 

 

 

Course of Action

 

 

 

 

Critical Reasoning

 

 

 

 

Analytical and Decision Making

 

 

 

 

 

SBI PO 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates can download the SBI PO 2018 admit card from the official website SBI  because hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No

  • Date of Birth/ Password

  • The admit card will be made available on 18-06-2018 (Tentatively) for SBI PO Prelims and on 20-07-2018 (Tentatively) SBI PO Mains Exam. The admit card or call letter for SBI PO 2018 will be issued in 3 phases:

  • Online Preliminary Examination

  • Online Mains Examination

  • GE/Interview

  • The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

SBI PO 2018 Results

The results of SBI will be released after completion of each Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

SBI PO Previous Year Papers

SBI PO previous year papers for the past 5 years. This will help you to compare between the old and new SBI PO exam pattern.

Given below are the links available for SBI PO previous year papers:



 

 

SBI PO 2017 Prelims Exam Cut Off

S.No.

Subject

Max. Marks

Cut Off

SC/ST/OBC

General

1

English Language

30

5.75

8.75

2

Reasoning Ability

35

4.00

6.50

3

Quantitative Aptitude

35

7.00

10.25

 

Total Cut Off for Prelims

100

SC- 43.25

ST-31.25

OBC-48.25

51.50

 

 

SBI PO 2017 Mains Cut Off (Final)

 

Max. Marks

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

OH

VI

HI

Objective Test

200

40

40

40

50

40

40

40

Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test)

50

17.5

17.5

17.5

20

17.5

17.5

17.5

Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview

(Objective + Descriptive Test)

250

62.5

62.5

79.5

89.25

62.5

88.09

62.5

Total : GE + Interview

50

18

18

18

20

18

18

18

Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate(Out to 100)

 

38.95

28.88

40.83

46.59

37.24

46.11

32.95

 

SBI PO 2018 Preparation Strategy

SBI, that has always been known for changing the pattern of its examinations with setting up a new trend for the other banking examinations to be conducted throughout the year, once again changed the face of its pattern for clerk examination that is now being followed in the PO examination as well. From the introduction of sectional timing in prelims examination to the elimination of sectional cut-off from the same, SBI has blown everyone's mind once again with a changed pattern of SBI PO Prelims Examination 2018. Now that the changes have already been introduced in the SBI Exam Pattern, all that you need to do is to have an ace up your sleeve so as it bears fruit during the time of examination.

 

SBI PO Study Plan:

As the official notification and exam dates of SBI PO 2018 are already out, you all must have already started to prepare yourself for the Examination. Since the preliminary examination is going to be held in July, it's high time to put the pedal to the metal, batten down the hatches and get yourself ready for SBI PO Examination as the competition is going to be really tough. You still have time to prepare for the exam. This plan is a weekly one, a new initiative by Bankersadda, to provide a flexible approach to each individual for his/her preparation.   

 

Study Plan for SBI PO 2018

 

 

WEEK

REASONING

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

ENGLISH

WEEK 1

14th May-20th May

Distribution/ Comparison based Puzzles(2-3 Variables),

Direction and Distance,

Order and Ranking, Blood Relations

DI (Bar Graph, Pie Chart), Number Series, Simplification, Approximation

Quadratic Equations, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Detection, Sentence Improvement, Idioms and Phrases

WEEK 2

21st May- 27th May

Box and Floor Puzzles (1-2 Variables), Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency

DI (Line Graph, Tabular), Number Series, Simplification, Approximation

Quadratic Equations, SI and CI, Average, Time, speed and distance

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Detection, Sentence Completion

WEEK 3

28th May- 3rd June

Linear Arrangement(Direction- Same/Opposite, North/South; 1-2 Variables), Syllogisms

DI (Caselet, Bar Graph+ Tabular), Number Series, Simplification, Approximation

Quadratic Equations, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Detection, Fillers(Single/Double)

WEEK 4

4th June-10th June

Circular/Square/Rectangular Arrangements(Direction-Inward/Outward; 1-2 Variables), Machine Input-Output, Inequalities

DI (Bar Graph + tabular, Pie Chart + Tabular, Line Graph + Tabular), Number Series, Simplification, Approximation

Quadratic Equations, Problems On Age, Problems On Trains,

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Detection, Sentence Rearrangement

WEEK 5

11th June-17th June

Mixed Puzzles, Alpha  Numeric Sequences, Critical Reasoning

DI (Bar Graph, Pie Chart), Number Series, Simplification, Approximation

Quadratic Equations, Boat and Stream, Permutation and Combination, Probability

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Detection, Sentence Connectors

WEEK 6 and 7

18th June-30th June

Practice Test

 Practice Test

Practice Test

 

After having gone through the study plan making amendments to the existing knowledge base and sharpening your skills, the last 13 days are the most crucial ones wherein you must work more and more on analyzing your performance and giving the final touch for the D-day. Let us discuss how to go about doing the SWOT Analysis (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats).

1. Strengths: Analyze the topics in which you are good at and prepare them well so that you crack that questions in the exam with full accuracy.

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