SBI PO 2019: SBI PO Prelims, Mains Notification, Salary, Syllabus, Exam Date, Cut Off

SBI PO 2019

SBI PO 2019 Highlights

The State Bank of India or SBI is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services company. SBI conducts exam every year to recruit eligible candidates for various posts like Probationary Officer (PO), Junior Associate (Clerical) and Specialist post (SO) along with various other posts. SBI PO is one such post which is released by the State Bank of India every year to recruit interested candidates. It is considered as one of the best jobs in the banking industry. Before starting the application process, you should know the highlights of the examination

SBI PO 2019 Highlights

Conducting BodySBI
Mode of Exam Online
Phases 3 (Preliminary, Main, Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview(PI))
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
Time Duration 1 hour for Prelims and 3 hours for Mains
Maximum Marks 100 for Prelims and 200 for Mains

SBI PO Exam Notification

SBI is one of the largest banking organizations in the country which also has its branches extended overseas. It is a government-owned corporation which is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. SBI releases an official notification almost every year where it announces vacancies for the post of PO (Probationary Officer). The official notification of SBI PO consists of all the details regarding the eligibility and the application process. The candidates need to confirm the eligibility criteria specified in the notification to avoid cancellation of their candidature in future.

SBI PO Exam Pattern

Being among the most awaited jobs, SBI offers great opportunities for career growth and thus the examination for SBI PO cannot be taken lightly. Therefore, it is advisable to be aware of the exam format and pattern to avoid any errors later. The pattern of SBI PO is similar to last year. SBI PO exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Phase I - Prelims or Preliminary Examination
  • Phase II - Mains Examination
  • Phase III - GD & Interview

After all the phases are completed, the final list of the selected candidates is released which are supposed to be given their respective postings.

SBI PO 2019 Phase I- Prelims Exam Pattern

The Preliminary exam of SBI PO will be an online test consisting of three sections of English Language, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability respectively, not in any fixed order. All the three sections are allotted separate sectional timings of 20 minutes each, which makes the total timing to be of 1 hour with a total of 100 marks

SL. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1. English Language 30 100 20 Minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35   20 Minutes
. TOTAL 100   1 hour  
  • There is a provision of negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. It means that for one incorrect answer, one fourth of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
  • There is no sectional cut - off in the prelims. Overall score of the candidate of all the three sections will be considered for selection.

SBI PO 2019 Phase – II: Mains Exam Pattern

Once the Prelims examination is over, the candidates who are able to qualify it are supposed to appear in the Mains examination. The SBI PO Mains Exam will consist of 4 sections: English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and General / Economy / Banking Awareness respectively. Apart from this objective test, the SBI PO Mains Examination also consists of a ‘Descriptive Test’ of 30 minutes duration which tests the English writing skills of the candidate. Thus, the total time duration of the examination will be 3 hours 30 minutes..

(i) Objective Test

The Objective Test of SBI PO mains examination consists of four sections namely: English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and General / Economy / Banking Awareness. Weightage is different for each section. For example, the Reasoning section consists of 60 marks and the number of questions that will be asked is 45. Likewise, for Data Analysis & Interpretation section a total of 35 questions will be asked and 60 minutes will be allotted. For complete details on the examination pattern for the SBI PO mains examination please refer to the table below:

SL. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Alloted
I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
II Data Analysis Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
III General/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
IV English Language 35 40 40 minutes
. Total 155 200 3 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of the SBI PO Mains Exam will be held in continuation with the Objective one and all the candidates are supposed to appear for this exam, though the test will be evaluated only for those who manage to score qualifying marks in the objective test.

Descriptive TestMarksTime Duration
Letter Writing & Essay 50 30 Minutes
  • There will be similar kind of negative marking in the Mains Examination, where 0.25 or 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • There will not be any sectional cut-off in the Mains Exam too.

SBI PO 2019 PHASE – III: GROUP DISCUSSION & PERSONAL INTERVIEW

The candidates who are able to qualify the SBI PO Mains Examination will be called for the Phase III, i.e. Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI),in the ratio of 3:1 with respect to the vacancies, where they will have to participate in group exercises and face an interview board where they can be asked questions from any subject/area. The qualifying marks or cut-off for this round will be later decided and announced by the bank and the distribution of marks for both the activities is given below:

EventsMarks
Group Discussion 20
Personal Interview 30

SBI PO 2019 Final Selection

After all the three phases of SBI PO Examination will be finished, a final merit list will be declared wherein the list of selected candidates will be given, based on their scores in the Mains and Interview round. A final cut-off will be declared depending on the candidates’ obtained scores and the vacancies available and those who are able to clear the final cut-off range will finally be appointed to the post.

Exam PhaseTotal MarksConverted To
Written Test 250 75
G.D & PI 50 25
Total 300 100

SBI PO 2019 EXAM LANGUAGE

SBI PO exam is bilingual in nature which means a candidate can attempt the exam in either of the languages i.e. English or Hindi. One thing should be kept in mind that the English Language section will be provided in English language only. The Descriptive test in which the candidate’s writing skills is judged in Mains examination will also be available in English language only.

SBI PO 2019 MARKING SCHEME

SBI PO exam marking scheme is the same for both Prelims and Mains. For SBI PO Prelims exam for every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted whereas for every correct answer 1 mark will be allotted. For SBI PO Mains examination there will be similar kind of negative marking i.e. 0.25 or 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SBI PO 2019 Marking Scheme

SBI PO 2019 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -0.25 or 1/4th marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

SBI PO 2019 EXAM SYLLABUS

The SBI PO exam tests the candidates on the basis of various subjects depending upon the phases, i.e Prelims & Mains. It is advisable to get hold of the complete syllabus of all the subjects, so that you do not miss out on any important part and fall short of anything in your preparation phase.

SBI PO 2019 PRELIMINARY EXAM SYLLABUS

SBI PO Preliminary (Prelims) phase will be consisting of three tests - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability, which have different chapters from which questions are asked with varying difficulty levels. By knowing the complete syllabus, you can prepare well and ensure your success in the first stage and reach to the next. The detailed syllabus for SBI PO Prelims phase is as follows:

SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims syllabus will help a candidate in understanding the exam. Detailed syllabus for the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability is provided in the table below:

English Language
  • Synonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Fill in suitable words
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence correction
  • Active/Passive
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Passage Completion
  • Theme Detection
  • Deriving Conclusion
  • Rearrangement of Passage
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and Work
  • Speed,Distance and Time
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Height and Distance
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Data Interpretation
Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word Formation
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and Assumption
  • Statement and Argument
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Passage and Conclusions
  • Alphabet Test
  • Series Test
  • Number,Ranking and Time
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Decision-making Test
  • Figure Series
  • Input/Output
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Odd Figure Out
  • Analogy
  • Miscellaneous Test

SBI PO 2019 MAINS EXAMINATION SYLLABUS

SBI PO Mains Examination consists of five tests, unlike the Prelims where there are only three. As it is the next phase, therefore, it is important to understand that the level of the examination will be higher than the previous phase. Thus, the number of sections are also more than the Prelims phase. Here, your General Awareness will also be tested along with your computer knowledge. Having information on all the subjects and respective topics will help in forming a fair preparation plan. The syllabus for SBI PO Mains is as follows:

SBI PO 2019 Mains Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Mains syllabus consists of a total of 5 sections namely English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and General / Economy / Banking Awareness. Detailed syllabus of all the above subjects are provided below:

English Language
  • Synonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Fill in the suitable words
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Spellings
  • Grammar
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence correction
  • Active/ passive voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Passage Completion
  • Theme Detection
  • Deriving Conclusion
  • Rearrangement of Passage
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and Work
  • Speed,Distance and Time
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Height and Distance
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit,Loss and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Data Interpretation
Reasoning Ability
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word Formation
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and Assumption
  • Statement and Argument
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Passage and Conclusions
  • Alphabet Test
  • Series Test
  • Number,Ranking and Time
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Decision-making Test
  • Figure Series
  • Input/Output
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Odd Figure Out
  • Analogy
  • Miscellaneous Test
General Awareness
  • Banking terms, Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  • Overview of Indian Financial System
  • History of Indian Banking System
  • Recent Credit and Monetary Policies
  • Important Government Schemes on capital and money market
  • Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc.
  • Introduction to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.
  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
Computer Knowledge
  • History of computers
  • Basics of hardware and software
  • Windows operating system
  • Basics of Internet
  • Database basics
  • Basics of hacking
  • Security tools and viruses

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

In order to ensure a successful application, it is extremely necessary to check the complete eligibility criteria and then continue filling the application. SBI specifies certain eligibility criteria which needs to be fulfilled by the candidate if he/she wishes to apply for the SBI PO exam such as Educational Qualification, Nationality and Age Limit criteria. More details on this is specified below.

Educational Criteria

All the candidates need to confirm the specified eligibility criteria to ensure their candidature for the SBI PO Exam. A candidate needs to have a certain educational qualification in order to be eligible to fill in the application form for SBI PO. To be able to apply for the exam a candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized university. For complete details on the educational qualifications please refer to the table below:

PostEducational Qualification
Probationary officer A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online..

Age Criteria

One of the most worrisome things for a candidate who wishes to apply for any exam is whether he/she is eligible for the exam or not. Age limit criteria is one thing that needs to be taken care of in order to apply for the exam. For SBI PO exam a candidate needs to be in between minimum age of 20 years and a maximum of 30 years of age. Any candidate out of this range is not eligible to apply for the SBI PO exam.

Name of the PostAge
SBI PO minimum age - 20 years / maximum - 30 years

Age Relaxation

SBI provides a certain relaxation in age according to the various categories of applicants. The purpose behind providing an age relaxation to certain categories of applicants is probably to support them and not deprive them of the job facilities. There is an upper age relaxation of 5 years given for the candidates belong to SC/ST category whereas a candidate who belongs to OBC category enjoys an upper age relaxation of 3 years. For more details please refer to the table below:

Sr. No.Reservation CategoryAge Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
3. Persons With Disabilities (PWD) PWD (SC/ST) - 15 Years PWD (OBC) - 13 Years PWD (Gen/EWS) - 10 Years
4. Persons ordinarily domicile of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 Years
5. Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 Years

Reservation For Persons With Disability (PWD):

A reservation has been provided for persons with benchmark disabilities of about 4%, as per Section 34 of the “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”. The categories that are covered under the PWD category are as follows:

  • Locomotor Disabilities
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impaired
  • d&e

Category Codes

  • The official notification for SBI PO specifies that any change in the category will not be entertained later on. Thus, it is advised to fill in your category carefully at the start of the application. Candidates who belong to the OBC category but come in the creamy layer, are not entitled to OBC reservation or age relaxation. They are supposed to indicate their category as ‘GEN’ / ‘GEN’ (LD) / ‘GEN’ (VI) / ‘GEN’ (HI) / ‘GEN’ (d&e) - as applicable.
  • The benefits provided under EWS category can be availed only if the ‘Income and Asset Certificate’ is produced.
CategoryCodeCategoryCodeCategoryCodeCategoryCodeCategoryCode
SC 01 ST 06 OBC 11 GEN 16 EWS 21
SC (LD) 02 ST (LD) 07 OBC (LD) 12 GEN (LD) 17 EWS (LD) 22
SC (VI) 03 ST (VI) 08 OBC (VI) 13 GEN (VI) 18 EWS (VI) 23
SC (HI) 04 ST (HI) 09 OBC (HI) 14 GEN(HI) 19 EWS (HI) 24
SC (d&e) 05 ST (d&e) 10 OBC (d&e) 15 GEN (d&e) 20 EWS (d&e) 25

Number of Chances

The number of chances made by an applicant will be counted after the year 2010. If you have appeared in Prelims and have not been able to qualify it, that will not be counted as an attempt.

CategoryNo. Of Chances
General/EWS 4
General (PWD) 7
OBC 7
OBC(PWD) 7
SC/ ST No Restriction
SC(PWD)/ST (PWD) No Restriction

SBI PO Salary 2019

One of the reasons why SBI PO is preferred by most of the students who all are preparing for the government exams and wish to enter into the banking sector is because it is one of the largest public sector banks of our country and it will be a boost for any candidate’s career to associate with such brand name. The job of an SBI PO (Probationary Officer) is quite an attractive job and rewarding as well. An SBI PO is entitled to receive many benefits in his/her career and receives a starting salary of around Rs 27,620/- (with four advance increments).

PostSalary
Probationary Officer The pay scale is Rs. 23700-980/7- 30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020.

SBI PO Vacancy 2019

To start your preparation, it is necessary that you should have an idea about the number of vacancies that have been released so that you are aware of what you can expect in the examination as far as the level is concerned. The lower number of vacancies is directly proportional to the higher level of the paper and vice-versa. To give an idea on vacancies we have provided below the table which depicts the vacancies for the year 2019.

CategoryNo. of Vacancies
General 810
EWS 200
OBC 540
SC 300
ST 150
VI 26
HI 65
Total2000

SBI PO Examination 2019 How to Apply

Once the official notification gets released, you will be required to start your application process and start filling the application form. It is advised to the candidate to have a look at the SBI PO official notification thoroughly in order to avoid any kind of misinformation. It should also be noted that a candidate should fill out the application form very carefully because any mistake in the application form can lead to the disqualification from the exam. The application process has been simplified in a few steps:

  • Go to the official website of SBI: www.sbi.co.in and click on the ‘CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION’ tab provided on the top right corner of the page.
  • You will be redirected to the first page of the application form where you will be required to fill in all the basic details and click on Save & Next button to move forward.
  • You will now be redirected to the second page of the form where you will be asked to upload your scanned passport size photograph and signature based on the specification mentioned therein and click on the next button.
  • After you move on to the next page, you will have to fill in your personal details including your educational qualifications,.
  • The next step would be filling the exam centres preference list. You will be required to fill in 4 centres. Click on 'Save & Next'.
  • After you are finished with entering the details, the preview of your form will be shown, so that if you find any error, you may edit and correct it. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to edit it.
  • At the end, you will have to choose a preferable online payment method to submit the application fee for SBI PO. You can pay the fees through credit card / debit card / net banking etc.
  • Click on the 'Submit' button to complete the application

SBI PO 2019 Application Fee

Once the application form is submitted it is now required a candidate to fill the application fee for the same. The payment of the application fee can be done through online mode only. No offline payment facility will be provided. For General and OBC candidates a total fee of Rupees 750 will be charged (inclusive of intimation fee) whereas candidates belong to SC/ST/PWD will be required to pay the intimation fee-only i.e. Rupees 125. For complete details on the application fee, the table is given below:

S. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.125/-
2 General/EWS and Others Rs. 750/-

SBI PO Exam Centres

SBI will be allocating the exam centres to all the SBI PO applicants according to their selected choice of the state/city. No request pertaining to change the exam Centre will be entertained by SBI, though SBI itself reserves the right to make any change in the list of exam centres. Exam centres for both Prelims and Mains will be asked at the time of filling out the application form. Exam centres for both Prelims and Mains will be asked separately to the candidate. No change of the examination Centre shall be entertained once the application form is submitted.

State CodeState/ UTPreliminary Examination
Centre AddedCentre Deleted
Main Examination
Centre AddedCentre Deleted
12 Andhra Pradesh Eluru Ananthapur, Puttur  -  -
13 Arunachal Pradesh  - Itanagar Naharlagun Itanagar,
14 Assam  - Kokrajhar  -  -
15 Bihar  - Bihar Sharif, Samastipur, Siwan  -  -
18 Goa  - Verna  -  -
19 Gujarat Himmatnagar Bhavnagar,  -
20 Haryana Faridabad, Gurugram, Panipat Bahadurgarh, Palwal Gurugram, Faridabad Bahadurgarh,
21 Himachal Pradesh  - Baddi, Dharamshala, Sirmaur  -  -
22 Jammu & Kashmir  - Baramulla, Kathua  -  -
24 Karnataka Hassan Bellary  -  -
28 Maharashtra Solapur Sangli, Satara  -  -
30 Meghalaya  - Ri-Bhoi  -  -
33 Delhi –NCR Delhi & New Delhi Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi & New Delhi Faridabad,Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
34 Odisha  - Angul, Bargarh, Baripada, Jharsuguda  -  -
36 Punjab  - Phagwara  -  -
37 Rajasthan  - Bhilwara  -  -
38 Sikkim Bardag  -  -  -
39 Tamilnadu Erode Dindigul, Kanchipuram, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Perambalur, Thoothukodi  -  -
42 Uttar Pradesh Banda, Ghaziabad, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur Bulandshaher Ghaziabad, Noida/ Greater Noida
43 Uttarakhand  - Haridwar  -  -

SBI PO 2019 Admit Card

SBI will be releasing the admit cards for the SBI PO Prelims Examination soon after the application process will be completed. The SBI PO prelims admit card notification will be updated on the official website of the State Bank of India. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official website in order to keep oneself updated about the admit card. The admit cards for SBI PO Mains Examination will be released a few days after the Prelims exam, as there will not be a long gap between SBI PO Pre and Mains Examinations.

SBI PO Exam Dates

SBI PO notification is expected to be released soon in the coming months, where all the exam related information will be given. The official notification of SBI PO exam contains exam syllabus, Eligibility Criteria and Exam Dates. The Exam dates include the opening date of the application form, closure date of the application form and Date SBI PO Preliminary examination along with other important exam dates. The SBI PO exam dates will be updated here once the official notification gets released.

SBI PO Exam Dates

SBI PO EventsSBI PO Tentative Dates

On-line registration including Editing/

Modification of Application by candidates

02.04.2019 to 22.04.2019
Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges 02.04.2019 to 22.04.2019

Download of call letters

for online Preliminary Examination

3rd week of May 2019 onwards
Online Preliminary Examination 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
Result of Online Preliminary Examination 1st week of July 2019

Download of Call letter for

Online Main Examination

2nd week of July 2019
Conduct of Online Main Examination 20.07.2019
Declaration of Result of Main Examination 3rd week of August 2019

Download of Call Letter for

Group Exercises & Interview

4th week of August 2019
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview September 2019
Declaration of Final Result 2nd week of October 2019
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates

Download of call letters fo

r Pre-Examination Training

2nd week of May 2019 onwards
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training 4th week of May 2019

SBI PO Previous Year Cut-off

Being well prepared for any examination means being well-informed about it. Collecting all information related to the examination includes not only the syllabus and exam pattern, but knowing the previous year cut-off can also prove very helpful and beneficial in the preparation. Below are the previous year cut-offs given for SBI PO 2017, 2018 and 2019 examination.

SBI PO Cut Off 2018 for Prelims

Following is the cut off for SBI PO 2019 Prelims candidates can have a look at the table can evaluate the difficulty level of the exam.

CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTOHVHHI
Marks 56.75 54.25 49.00 43.00 45.25 49.00 14.75

SBI PO Mains Cut-Off 2018

The previous year cutoff for SBI PO 2018 Prelims is given in the table below:

CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTLDVHHI
Marks 93.10 86.42 77.1 75.01 75.03 88.91 75.16

Category wise SBI PO cutoff for the GD and Interview Rounds of SBI PO 2018 Exam (Out of 50 Marks)

The table given below shows Category wise SBI PO cutoff for the GD and Interview

CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTLDVHHI
Marks 20 18 18 18 18 18 18

Overall Cut Off for SBI PO 2018

The table given below shows the overall cut-off for SBI PO Mains 2018 Exam.

CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTVHHILD
Marks 43.99 46.26 43.99 39.87 47.09 32.69 43.04

SBI PO Cut Off 2017 for Prelims

SBI PO cut-off for 2017 Prelims is given below:

CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTVHHI
Marks 51.50 48.25 43.25 31.25 42.50 18.50

Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017

The previous year cut-off for the individual sections for the SBI PO Prelims 2017 is given in the table below:

SectionsReasoningQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Marks (for GEN) 6.50 10.25 8.75
Marks(for OBC/SC/ST/PWD) 4.00 7.00 5.75

SBI PO Cut Off 2017 for Mains

Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Mains 2017

The tables given below indicate the previous year cut-offs for the year 2017 for SBI PO Mains Examination.

SectionsReasoningData InterpretationGeneral AwarenessEnglish Language
Total Marks 60 60 40 40
General 9 9 13 6
SC/ST/OBC/ OH/VI/HI 6 6 10 4

Overall Cut Off for SBI PO 2017 Mains

The table given below shows the overall cut-off for SBI PO Mains 2017 Exam.

CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTVHHI
Marks 70 60 60 60 60 60

To know about Last five years cut off please click here

SBI PO Job Profile

SBI offers excellent career opportunities, being one of the top banking organizations in India. Starting off as an SBI PO (Scale I) gives you a good chance to enter the organization and further grow in your career path and quickly move to further scales, as SBI offers great promotion policies where you can move forward in your career at an exceptional pace. Below is the list of various job positions according to the organization hierarchy:

ScalePost
Scale I Junior Management Grade
Officer i.e. PO
Scale II Middle Management Grade
Manager
Scale III Middle Management Grade
Senior Manager
Scale IV Senior Management Grade
Chief Manager
Scale V Senior Management Grade
Assistant General Manager
Scale VI Top Management Grade
Deputy General Manager
Scale VII Top Management Grade
General Manager
Scale VIII
  • Chief General Manager (CGM)
  • Deputy Managing Director (DMD)
  • Managing Director (MD)
  • Chairman

SBI PO Preparation Strategy 2019

SBI PO is one of the most sought-after jobs in the banking industry and thus requires a well-planned preparation strategy where you focus on your strengths and weaknesses equally. You need to design a full-fledged plan well before time so that you do not happen to rush off with the syllabus at the last minute. SBI is expected to release the notification soon and it is better to make a plan right away and not wait for the actual notification to get released to avoid the last-minute rush.

  • It will be better to divide your syllabus and make a plan accordingly.
  • Once you divide the syllabus - the chapters and topics - you need to set a timeline for the same.
  • Keep enough time for ‘revision’.
  • Make sure that you include enough practice in the preparation plan, which will help in assessing your knowledge from time to time.

SBI PO Blogs 2019

We have a large number of online platforms available for exams related preparation and all information. Therefore you just need to click on a link and you will be directed through the vast storage of information available online. Blogs are also one of the ways of receiving good information and knowledge. ixamBee also provides the following blogs related to SBI PO Examination:

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SBI PO Books

Good study material is one of the main prerequisites that are essential to ensure success in any examination. Be it online (E-books) or offline, books help immensely in building the basics of any subject. A good book can make or break the preparation, therefore, it is very important to choose books that prove helpful in the examination. We have listed down some good books that may help in your SBI PO Exam preparation.

SBI PO SubjectsUseful Books for SBI POSBI PO Exam Book’s Author
Mathematics Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
General Science Lucent General Science Lucent Publication
General Knowledge Arihant Publication
General Science Kiran Publications
Reasoning A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
Static GK/ Current Affairs Lucent G.K. Lucent
Pratiyogita Darpan SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain

SBI PO Online Course

ixamBee provides a detailed SBI PO Online Course which enables the students to cover each and every topic that is given in the exam syllabus. It is extremely important to work at your best in order to ensure success in the SBI PO Exam. Thus, the SBI PO Online course has been formulated by experienced educators - Ms.Arunima Sinha (Coach for Banking exams for 6 years, Ex-Manager SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO), Mr. Chandraprakash Joshi (ex-RBI GR B, MBA-Finance, PhD) and Mr. Karan Sardana (Coach for Bank, SSC, Insurance, Police MAT, CLAT Exams for 10 years). They have tried to incorporate all necessary information which is precise and all that is required for your preparation.

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SBI PO 2019 Free Mock Tests

Practice forms a major and important part of the preparation of any examination. SBI PO is one of the toughest competitions in India that offer great opportunities to eligible candidates. Thus, apart from learning, practice and testing, yourself is also equally important. Thus, ixamBee is providing 700+ free mock tests for all the government-related exam where you can practice and prepare well. You just need to visit the website’s Free Mock Test section and you can attempt the mock test for SBI PO exam right away.

SBI PO Exam Analysis

Before starting off your preparation for the SBI PO , it is advisable to study the exam analysis for the previous examinations that will give better clarity in setting your goals, depending on the exam level and the type of questions that you can expect and you need to prepare for.

SBI PO 2019 Official Notification

SBI PO Additional Information

Pre-exam training

SBI also provides facility of Pre-exam training to certain category of candidates, to ensure that they are not deprived of the necessary information required to qualify the examination.

Please find below an indicative list of training centres:(Pre Exam Traning )

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Asansol Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Bhubaneswar Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Berhampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Dibrugarh Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Gangtok Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Guwahati Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Imphal Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Itanagar Pune
New Delhi Tirupati Kohima Raipur
Srinagar Visakhapatnam Kolkata Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Patna  
    Purnea  
    Ranchi  
    Sambalpur  
    Silchar  
    Siliguri  
    Shillong