SBI PO Notification 2018

State Bank of India has released the SBI PO Notification 2018 officially. They have announced 2000 vacancies for SBI PO post 2018. This presents a wonderful opportunity for all banking aspirants to work in one of the finest bank. Online application starts from 21st April 2018. This article will guide you with complete details of SBI PO recruitment 2018.

Major Changes in the SBI PO 2018 Exam:

This year SBI has done some important changes in the SBI PO exam pattern & selection process. Here is the glimpse of major changes.

  1. Sectional Timings introduced in SBI PO Prelims.
  2. No Sectional cut off in prelims. From the top of the merit list, students approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short listed for the Main Exam.
  3. In SBI PO Mains the total number of marks assigned to each section is not specified in the official notification.
  4. Students 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies from the top of the merit list (subject to a student scoring minimum qualifying score in aggregate) will be shortlisted for the next round i.e Group Exercise & Interview.
  5. Only the marks obtained in Main Exam (Phase-II) both in Objective Test & Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list.

SBI PO Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

Activity

Date

On-line 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

Enquiry Form

SBI PO 2018 ENQUIRY FORM

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria – 2018

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 

Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam.
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the SBI-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as SBI  PO exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for SBI PO Examination should be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of  Nepal or  Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

Age Eligibility of candidates applying for SBI PO Examination:

Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be of 21 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 year

Selection Procedure 

The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.
The important steps of the SBI PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:

•Online Preliminary Examination:

Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon  the requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify each  section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for interview but in the year 2017 there is no Sectional cut off in SBI PO mains exam.

•Group Exercise/Interview:

The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while Interview accounts for 30 marks.

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in SBI PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The SBI allots Location  to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.

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

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.

Enquiry Form

SBI PO 2018 ENQUIRY FORM

 

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  indescending  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 SBIPO 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
Tabulation Data Interpretation
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 Descrptive Test(LetterWriting &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

 

How to apply for SBI PO 2018

The Online application has started. You can now start filling up your application form. Follow the below steps to fill the application form for SBI PO Recruitment 2018

Apply here for SBI PO 2018

  • Visit the link given above
  • Click on the New Registration.
  • Enter the required details correctly such as your name, date of birth, contact details, educational qualifications etc.
  • Upload scanned copy of your photograph and signature.(photo size should be not more than 50kb and signature not more than 20kb)
  • A provisional Registration Number and Password will be provided.
  • Pay application fee through Debit card/Credit card/Netbanking.
  • Take the print out of online fee receipt and application form for future reference.

SBI PO Application Fees:

Category Application Fees
GEN, OBC Rs 600/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/-

SBI PO Salary: Pay Scale & Emoluments:

  • Basic pay – 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments)
  • Pay scale – 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I
  • D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time.

Your total CTC will be between 8.20 lacs to 13.08 lacs, depending on place of posting and other factors. SBI may offer, subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation Package which enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.

SBI PO Notification – Download Official PDF

 

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.