SBI PO Recruitment 2019 Notification, Exam Date, Pattern & Syllabus

By | April 3, 2019

SBI PO Recruitment 2019:- SBI PO exam will be conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) to select eligible candidates to the post of PO (Probationary Officer). We all know about it that SBI PO is one of the most awaited jobs in the Banking industry and a dream job for millions of students across India. SBI PO post is considered as a premium job opportunity in the Banking sector.

SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2019

The SBI PO 2019 Notification has been released by SBI on 1st April 2019 on their official website to recruit 2000 Probationary Officers. SBI PO Prelims exam 2019 is scheduled on 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019.

Now After releasing the official notification of SBI PO Recruitment 2019 Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the SBI PO recruitment process. SBI PO Recruitment process will be in three tiers as following The 3-tier selection process consists of

  1. Preliminary Exam (Online)
  2. Main Exams (Online)
  3. Interview.

If you want to be select in SBI PO final merit list then you must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection for SBI PO post will be based on merit.

Previous Year SBI PO Official Notification 2018

SBI PO 2019 Exam Dates

SBI PO 2019 Exam Dates are released by SBI with their official notification and the exam schedule of SBI PO Recruitment 2019 is mentioned below. All candidates are requested to connected regularly with us for further information about SBI PO Exam 2019.

SBI PO 2019 Exam Schedule
Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 SBI PO 2019 Notification 1st April 2019
2 Online Application 02.04.2019 to 22.04.2019
3 Download Admit Card for online Preliminary Exam 24 May 2019
4 SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
5 Result of Preliminary Online exam 3rd July 2019
6 Download of Call letter for Online Main Examination 10 July 2019
7 SBI PO Mains Exam Date 20th July 2019
8 Result of Main Online Examination 14 August 2019
9 Download Call Letter / Admit Card for Personal Interview 28 August 2019
10 Group Exercises & Interview Date September 2019
11 Final Result of SBI PO 13 October 2019


Details of Vacancy: No. Of Post 2000+

SBI PO Vacancy 2019 Category wise posts details

SBI PO 2019 Vacancy has been announced along with SBI PO 2019 Notification. The State Bank of India declared a total vacancy of 2000 posts for SBI PO 2019 Exam.

Number Of Post
SC ST OBC Gen Total
300 150 540 810 2000+
Number Of Post (PWD)
LD VI HI d & e Total
20 20 20 (53 Backlog) 20 133
  • Full form of VI: Vision Impairment
  • Full form of HI: Hearing Impairment
  • Full form of LD: Learning Disabilities

SBI PO Online Application 2019

SBI PO Recruitment 2019 application for SBI PO Exam 2019 has to be done online.

SBI PO Online Application Starting Date:- 2nd April 2019

SBI PO Online Application Closing Date:- 22nd April 2019

Click Here to Apply Online for SBI PO

SBI PO Recruitment 2019

The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the Other public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult competition exam compared to the other bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS.

The recruitment process for State Bank of India Probationary Officers will be conducted in 3 stages:

1st Stage:- Preliminary Examination

2nd Stage:- Main Examination

3rd Stage:- GD/Interview

Click Here to know more about SBI PO Salary, Job Profile, and career growth.

SBI PO 2019 Application Fee

According to the official notification of SBI the category wise fee structure for SBI PO Exam Online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online. To know more check the complete guide for SBI PO Application 2019

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.125/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Vacancy 2019

The SBI PO Vacancy 2019 Notification has been released by SBI on 1st April 2019 on their official website to recruit 2000 Probationary Officers. Online application for SBI Vacancy 2019 will start from 2nd April 2019 to 22nd April 2019 on their official website.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019

The SBI PO Exam Pattern is divided into three different stages. The written examinations are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows:

1st Stage:- Preliminary Examination

2nd Stage:- Main Examination

3rd Stage:- GD/Interview

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination 2019/strong>

This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections

  1. English Language
  2. Numerical Ability
  3. Reasoning Ability

The section-wise division of the marks of SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2019 is given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Click Here to View Detailed SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019

SBI PO 2019 Syllabus (Updated)

While SBI issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years.

SBI PO Pre Exam Syllabus

Section 1st – English Language:-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Parajumbles
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Fill in the Blanks

Section 2nd – Numerical Ability:-

  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous

Section 3rd – Reasoning Ability:

  • Puzzle and Arrangements
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction sensing
  • Order and Ranking

Click Here to View detailed SBI PO 2019 Mains Syllabus

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates want to know about the SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 so here we want to tell you about that candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO Exam 2019:- 1st is Age Limit and 2nd is Educational Qualification.

1st • Age Limit:

The candidate age must be 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2019 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1989 and 01.04.1998 (both dates inclusive)

• Educational Qualification:

The candidate must be Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.


  1. Those candidates who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for the interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2019. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2019.
  2. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

SBI PO Selection Procedure: Most Important Points

The candidates should keep in mind the following points related to the SBI PO selection process 2019:

Biometric Verification::-

To ensure an error-free and secure selection procedure for SBI PO 2019, the bank may digitally capture the thumb impression of the candidate. This is done to verify the genuineness of the candidates. Any inconsistency in the biometric verification will lead to rejection of the candidature and punitive legal actions. Candidates are thus advised not to apply any kind of external matter like ink, Mehandi, chemical, etc. on their hands.

Number of Attempts::-

The maximum number of chances are fixed for each category. Candidates who have used up all the chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in Preliminary Exam is not counted as an attempt but appearing in Mains Exam is counted.

Category Number of Chances
General 4
General (PWD) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

SBI PO 2019 Exam Admit Card & Call Letter

You must download the SBI PO 2019 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card to appear in the examination. SBI PO Admit cards will not be sent to the candidate via post. SO you need to download your admit card from SBI official website and to download your Admit card from the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card or call letter for SBI PO 2019 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Group Exercise and Interview

Click Here to Download SBI PO Admit Card

SBI PO 2019 Results

All results pertaining to SBI PO 2019 will be made available on the official website of State bank of India, the governing body for the SBI PO exam.

The IBPS SO Result 2019 will be released after each phase of the exam has been completed. SBI PO Prelims Result decides the candidates’ eligibility for SBI PO Mains exam. A cumulative score of the mains exam and the interview process is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of marks obtained by candidates. Candidates who make it to the merit list will be given the appointment letter by the Bank of Candidate’s choice.

SBI PO Final Result

All candidates can check SBI PO 2018 (previous year) final result & cut-off by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Click Here to View SBI PO Result & Cut-Off

SBI PO Preparation 2019

SBI PO preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with the latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well.

SBI PO 2017 left everyone startled with the unexpected pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams. New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don’t face the issue in SBI PO 2019.

Candidates should go through previous year SBI questions so that they have an idea of what to expect in SBI PO 2019. In fact, we have also provided you with a Study Plan for SBI PO Exam. This plan includes all the topics that may be asked this year.

SBI PO Expected Cut-Off 2019

SBI PO Cut-Off for the year 2019 will be declared by State Bank of India after the result of each phase has been declared. The cut-off for the preliminary phase of the examination will be declared after the result for the same has been declared. Similarly, the cut-off for SBI PO Mains Exam will be declared after the result for the same has been declared by State Bank of India.

To know the expected SBI PO Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI PO 2018. Let’s have a look at the same

SBI PO Prelims 2018 Cut off:-

Category Marks
GEN 56.75
OBC 54.25
SC 49.00
ST 43.00
OH 45.25
VI 49.00
HI 14.75

Click Here to View SBI PO Mains 2018 Mains Cut-Off

SBI PO Pre-Exam Training

North India:-

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gorakhpur, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, New Delhi, Srinagar, and Varanasi.

South India:-

Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Gulbarga, Hubli, Hyderabad, Madurai, Mysore, Port Blair, Tirupati, Vishakhapatnam, and Vijayawada.

East India:-

Agartala, Aizwal, Asansol, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur (Ganjam), Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Kolkata, Patna, Purnea, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, and Shillong.

West India:-

Ahmedabad, Akola, Aurangabad, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Pune, Raipur, and Vadodara.

The Bank may add additional centers or may remove some of the centers indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

SBI PO FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions:-

• Is the SBI PO exam Bilingual?

Except for the Descriptive Test for the English Language, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi

• Is there a Negative Marking?

Yes, there is negative marking for the wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2019. One-fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

• Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Yes, Both in Prelims & Mains

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