SBI PO 2019 | SBI PO Notification | SBI PO Latest Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit & Syllabus

SBI PO 2019 Notification Released For 2000 Vacancies: Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Application Form, Age Limit, &  Salary

The State Bank Of India conducts the SBI PO exam every year for the post of Probationary Officer across all its branches in India. Every year, SBI notifies around 2000 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer, also called Management Trainees. Owing to the goodwill attached to the name of the bank (SBI) and career growth opportunities it offers, lakhs of candidates will apply for the SBI PO 2019 exam.

The SBI PO 2019 Notification was released on 2nd April 2019, announcing 2000 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer. Every year, a huge number of applicants seeking Bank PO jobs appear in the SBI PO exam for a certain number of vacancies. Therefore, it becomes tough to crack the exam with higher rank. We recommend the aspirants to collect proper information about the exam including examination pattern, syllabus and selection process etc. Those who are willing to appear in the upcoming SBI PO 2019 exam can find here relevant information such as SBI PO 2019 application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and syllabus etc. Aspirants must apply within the prescribed time limit to avoid last hour rush.

SBI PO 2019 | Important Dates

The tentative schedule of events for SBI PO 2019 as released on

SBI PO 2019

Events Tentative Dates
SBI PO 2019 Online Registration (including Editing/ Modification of Application)  2nd – 22nd April 2019
Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges 2nd – 22nd April 2019
Download of Call Letter for Online Preliminary Examination 3rd week of May 2019 onwards
SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam Date 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam Result 1st week of July 2019
Download of Call Letter for Online Main Examination 2nd week of July 2019
SBI PO 2019 Main Exam Date 20th July 2019
SBI PO 2019 Main Exam Result 3rd week of August 2019
Download of Call Letter for Group Exercises & Interview 4th week of August 2019
SBI PO 2019 Group Exercises & Interview Date September 2019
SBI PO 2019 Final Result 2nd week of October 2019

SBI PO 2019: Vacancies Details

The number of Vacancy for SBI PO 2019 exam has been announced as per the official notification. There are total 2000 vacancy for the every year 2019. The vacancy details has been updated in the table below. Candidates can check category wise vacancy information here:

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

Note: The number of vacancies are provisional and may increase/decrease as per the requirement of bank.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019

The applicants before submitting application form SBI PO 2019 exam must ensure their eligibility to appear in the exam. We recommend you that go through SBI PO Recruitment 2019 notification before proceeding for applying online. However, candidates can check here crucial information on SBI PO eligibility criteria 2019 below:


  • An Indian citizen can apply.

Age Limit

  • The applicant’s age must be within 21 to 30 yearsas on 1st April 2019.
  • Age relaxation will be applicable to the reserved category candidates as per the prescribed rules which are as below:
Category of the Candidates Age relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD) PWD (SC/ST)- 15 Years,

PWD (OBC)- 13 Years,

PWD (Gen)- 10 Years

Ex-Servicemen (Army Personnel) 5 Years
Candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir State from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 Years

Academic Qualification

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Those who are appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam can also apply.

Attempts Limit for SBI PO Exam

There are restrictions on attempts for SBI PO recruitment exam, it means the applicant has to qualify the entrance test within the specified attempt limit. Attempt limit varies from one category to another, which is given below:

Candidate’s Category Attempts Limit
General/EWS Candidates 4
PWD candidates (General Category/EWS) 7
OBC & OBC (PWD) category 7
SC/ST candidates No Limit

SBI PO 2019 Application Form

The SBI PO online application form will be available at the official website i.e. or The candidates have to apply online at the official website of the SBI. Check the following guidelines with regard to SBI PO Application Form 2019:

  • Everyone who is going to submit SBI PO application form must verify the eligibility before applying online.
  • Candidate should own a valid e-mail ID and mobile number for online registration.
  • Visit the official website and go for SBI PO 2019 registration link and enter the details asked therein.
  • On successful registration, candidates will receive registration ID and password on registered e-mail ID.
  • Now fill the application form part and provide personal information, educational qualification details and address for correspondence etc.
  • Be careful while making entries in the application form.
  • Candidates have to upload scanned images of photograph and signature in the given specifications and format.
  • Also, pay the prescribed application fee to complete the application form.
  • Payment of application fee can be done using net banking, credit card/debit card.
  • At the end after making payment, submit the application form and take the printout of the application form.
  • Candidates are recommended to keep the printout of the application form safe for future reference as it may require later.

Application Fee

The payment of application fee is a mandatory requirement to complete the SBI PO registration process. Candidates can pay the registration fee through net banking, credit card & debit card. It is very important to mention here that the application fee is non-refundable in nature hence any request to refund the money will not be entertained by the authority. The candidates can check the fee structure as under:

SBI PO 2019: Application Fee

Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 125 (Intimation charges only)
General/OBC/EWS Rs. 750 (Inclusive of intimation charges)

Specification of Scanned Images

When applying for the exam, aspirants need to upload scanned images of their Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression and a Hand-written Declaration. The requirements are as under:

Photograph: Your photograph should be a recent one and passport-sized. Its dimension should be 200 pixels x 230 pixels and the size of the photograph should be 20-50 kb.

Signature, Left Thumb Impression, and Hand-Written Declaration: Aspirants signature should be in black ink on a white paper. Left Thumb Impression should be in black or blue ink on a white paper. Hand-Written Declaration should be written in English with black ink on a white paper. The dimension of the said documents should be 140 pixels x 60 pixels and the size of the documents should be 10-20 kb.

SBI PO 2019 | Selection Process

The selection process of the SBI PO will be completed after due assessment of each stage of the exam. Candidates can check the following information with regard to the SBI PO 2019 selection process:

  • SBI PO Recruitment Exam consists of Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Group Discussion & Interview.
  • Qualified candidates of preliminary exam will be called for the main exam and then those who qualify the main test will be invited for Group Discussion & Interview.
  • The competent authority will prepare category wise merit list based on candidates’ performance in the preliminary exam. The authority will invite applicants for main exam approximately 10 times of vacancy available.
  • Again merit list will be prepared on the basis of main exam performance and candidates 3 times of the vacancy will be called to attend interview/group discussion.
  • Candidates must qualify each set of the exam with at least minimum qualifying marks.
  • The competent authority will take the final decision on the selection of the candidates after due assessment of each and every fact.

SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern

As stated above, the SBI PO exam will consist of Preliminary Exam, Main Exam followed by Group Discussion and Interview. Candidates must be conversant with the examination pattern and scheme of the exam. Check highlights of the SBI PO Exam Pattern below:

Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • The SBI PO Preliminary Exam is an online entrance test.
  • The duration of the preliminary exam will be one hour.
  • Total 100 objective type questions will be asked therein.
  • Paper will be divided into 3 sections as Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark. On every wrong response, there will be negative marking of 1/4th marks.
Paper Section No. of Questions Max Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
English Language 30 30
Total 100 100

Main Examination Pattern

  • The SBI PO Main Exam comprises objective type questions as well as descriptive type questions.
  • SBI PO Main will be held through online mode also.
  • The duration of objective type test will be 3.00 hours while descriptive test will be of 30 minutes.
  • Objective type test will contain four sections as General Knowledge, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Economy/Banking Awareness and English Language.
  • Negative marking is applicable for objective type test. 1/4th marks will be deducted for the wrong attempt.
  • Objective test will be of 200 marks and descriptive test will be of 50 marks.

Objective Test

Paper Sections No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes

Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test is the test of candidate’s command on the English language. The test will contain two questions on Letter Writing and Essay Writing. There is no negative marking in this test but candidates must qualify this section.

Group Exercises and Interview

Selection for the Group Exercises and Interview will be based on a category-wise merit list. The category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise and Interview from the top of the category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score.

20 marks will be given for Group Exercises and 30 marks for the Interview. Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises and Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause.

Final Selection

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. Only the marks obtained in the Main Examination, both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Group Exercise and Interview for preparing the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in the Prelim and Main exam separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and marks secured in the Group Exercise & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview. The final selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. SBI PO Result of the candidates who qualify for Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview as well as the final selection list will be made available on the official website.

SBI PO 2019 Syllabus

The candidates can check syllabus of SBI PO 2019 exam here in below. We recommend aspirants to also obtain official information bulletin for more details regarding SBI PO Syllabus. You can prepare for the exam as per the following information:

General/Banking Knowledge & Current Affairs

Economic/Financial News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs (National and International), Who’s Who, Popular Books and their authors, Abbreviations, Sports News, Awards and Honours, Science, Inventions and Discoveries, Important Days, International and National Events.

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Analysis/Interpretation

Simplification, Percentage, Number Series, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Time and distance, Time and Work, Average Ratio and Proportion, Ages, Quadratic Equations, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, Speed, Boats and Streams, Permutation and Combination, Mixture and Allegation, Problems on Trains, Probability, Data Analysis/Data Interpretation (Mix DI, Table Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Probability, Line Graph, Language DI), Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Inequality, Volume and Area.

Reasoning Ability

Coding-Decoding, Direction and Distance, Blood Relation, Data Sufficiency, Order and Ranking, Sitting Arrangement, Puzzle, Machine Input, Inequality, Statement & Course of Action, Syllogism, Input & Output, Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series, Diagram, Inference, Statements & Assumptions.

Computer Knowledge

History of Computers, Windows Operating System, Input and Output Devices, Internet terms and services, Networking and communication, Hardware and Software, MS-Office (MS-Excel, MS-word, MS-PowerPoint), Database Management System, Computer Abbreviations, Modern Day Technology, Security and Viruses, Logic Gates, Hacking, Computer Shorty Keys.

English Language

Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Rearrangement, Deriving Conclusions, Correcting Miss Spelt & Inappropriate Words, Paragraph Completion, Active Voice, Passive Voice, Antonyms, Synonyms, Jumbled Sentences, Grammar Correction, Preposition, Idioms & Phrases.

SBI PO Descriptive Type Test

Apart from the above key topics of the objective type test, the candidates have to attend descriptive type test consisting of following topics:

  • Letter Writing:Letter to Government official/ Bank Managers/Head of the Institutions, Letter to Friends, Relatives etc.
  • Essay Writing: Indian Banking System, Budget, Indian Economy, Financial Inclusion, Right to Education, Indian Constitution, Any topic of social impact.

SBI PO Preparation Tips

The candidates should make a preparation plan to qualify the exam as it is one of the toughest recruitment exams. Lakhs of applicants appear in this exam each year hence without having a proper preparation plan it would be difficult to qualify the test. Here we are sharing our views on the preparation of the SBI PO exam below:

  • The candidates should be aware of the SBI PO selections process.
  • Then collect proper information about the selection process including the Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview & Group Discussion.
  • Candidates are recommended to prepare a time schedule for routine study.
  • Assign significant time to each section and focus on important topics.
  • Collect previous year questions papers and sample papers and solve them frequently to speed up your practice.
  • It will also help you to under the difficulty level of questions, syllabus and important topics.
  • You can buy some good books specially meant for SBI PO exam.
  • Physical and mental fitness is also important hence take care of your health.
  • One thing you must understand that there is no shortcut to qualify SBI PO exam. Only routine study, hard practice in the right direction can help you during the test.

SBI PO Admit Card 2019

The SBI PO 2019 admit card or hall ticket 2019 will be issued via online mode. it will be available on the official website of the SBI. It will be available at two or three weeks prior to the examination. Registered candidates can easily download the admit card by entering registration number and date of birth in the respective field on the website.

No hard copy of the admit card will be sent to anyone. After downloading the admit card, candidates should take the printout of the same. The admit card will contain crucial information like name of the candidate, date of exam, venue of the exam and instructions for candidates.

If anyone finds the discrepancy in the admit card then he/she should report it to the competent authority within the specified time limit. Candidates are recommended to carry admit card on the day of the exam along with identity proof on the day of the exam. Candidates can use Voter ID Card, Aadhar Card, Passport, Driving License and Bank Passbook etc. as identity proof.

SBI PO Result 2019

The SBI PO 2019 result will be announced through the online mode. Candidates can check the result online on the official website. After qualifying the preliminary exam, candidates will be invited for the main exam. Similarly, those who will qualify the main test will have to further go through interview and group discussion. In the end, the final result will be declared on the basis of candidates overall performance in the exam.

SBI PO Cut-off 2019 

The cut off marks vary from one year to another as it depends on the difficulty level of the exam, the number of applicants and number of vacant seats etc. The bank recruitment authority will assess all these things and then declare the cut-off for the year 2019.

Candidates should score at least minimum qualifying marks for passing the exam. We recommend the aspirants that do not think about cut off marks. Focus on your study and leave the rest on destiny. However, we will update more information at the appropriate time.

SBI PO Recruitment 2019: Highlights



Candidates must submit SBI PO application form within the prescribed time limit. Don’t wait for the last date for submitting application form.
Start your preparation from now as per the prescribed syllabus and examination pattern. Don’t wait for the official notification. The syllabus and examination pattern information is given above.
Verify information from the official website and information bulletin. Don’t rely blindly on the information provided by websites other than official website.
Upload the photograph and signature as per the given format and specification. Don’t try to skip uploading of photograph and signature in the application form.
Payment of registration fee is mandatory. Non-payment of registration fee will lead to the cancellation of candidature.
Carry your admit card on the date of exam. Also carry identity proof and photograph. Don’t forget to carry admit card on the day of exam otherwise you will not be allowed entry in the examination centre.
Carry the items which are permissible to the exam hall. Don’t try to carry calculator, mobile phone, notes, book and electronic devices to the exam centre. If anyone found to be violating the rules, he/she will face consequences.
Follow all the instructions of the invigilator during the exam. Don’t leave the examination hall until the exam is over.


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