SBI PO Exam 2019

SBI PO Exam Introduction

State Bank of India itself conducts the recruitment exam for Clerk and PO posts in various branches of SBI across India. SBI has recently  released recruitment notification for 2000 Probationary Officers. This is one of the most anticipated exam among competitive aspirants as a Job in State Bank fetches pocket full of salary with numerous perks. A reputation is society is additional. Thousands of students every year appear for the SBI PO Exam. Go through the detailed SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2019 for more information.

SBI PO Exam 2019 Notification

The State Bank of India will release the official notification for SBI PO Exam 2019 on its official website in April 2019. All details releted to the recruitment process are mentioned in the notification released. Go through the notification to check your eligibility, time table of exam and various other information.

SBI PO Exam 2019 Application Fee

Candidates belonging to Gen/OBC category are asked to pay a fee of Rs. 600/- while the candidates from SC, ST & PWD are asked to pay Rs. 100/- only.

SBI PO Exam 2019 Vacancy Details

Category wise vacancy details will be soon released on the official website of SBI.

SBI PO Exam 2019 Important Dates

The notification has not been releases yet, hence the dates are tentative and are based on the exam scheduled followed by SBI in previous years.

Event Date
Date of Notification Release April 2019
Online Application Begins April 2019
Online Registration Ends May 2019
Prelims Admit Card Release June 2019
SBI PO Prelims Exam July 2019
SBI PO Prelims Result July 2019
Mains Admit Card Release July 2019
SBI PO Mains Exam August 2019
SBI PO Mains Result August 2019
Interview Call Letter Release September 2019
Date of GD&PI Sep- Oct 2019
SBI PO Final Result November 2019


SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019

SBI PO Recruitment is a three-step process. It includes Prelims, Mains and Interview round.

SBI PO Prelims Exam

Subject No of Question Marks  Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minute
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minute
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minute

Negative Marks are awarded for each wrong answer and sectional cut-off is not applicable.

SBI PO Mains Exam

The Mains Exam also breaks down into two parts: Objective Test and Descriptive Test. Both exams are conducted in Online Mode.
Objective Exam Pattern

Subject No of Question Marks  Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minute
Data Analysis & Interpretation   35 60 45 minute
General Awareness about Economy/Banking 40 40 35 minute
English Language   35 40 40 minute

Descriptive Exam Pattern
The descriptive exam will carry 50 marks and 30 minutes will be allowed to complete the exam. Letter, Essay and Presis writting skills will be checked in this exam.

Interview Round
A 20 marks Group Discussion will be followed by a Personal Interview of 30 marks. Final selection will be done on the basis of performance in Mains Exam and Interview.

SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2019

The SBI PO Exam 2019 Syllabus can be divided into two categories. The detailed syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exam is given below.

Syllabus for Prelims Exam

Reasoning: Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding.

Quantitative Ability: Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Sequence & Series, Permutation, Combination & Probability.

English Language: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Miscellaneous, Fill in the blanks, Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion. 

Syllabus for Mains Exam

Data Analysis: Tabular Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Radar Graph Caselet, Missing Case DI, Let it Case DI, Data Sufficiency, Probability, Permutation and Combination.

Reasoning: Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding & Decoding, Code Inequalities, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making.

English Language: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Word Association, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks

Economy & General Awareness: Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Static Awareness, Banking & Financial Awareness.

Computer Awareness: Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating System, Networking, Computer fundamentals/ terminologies.

Eligibility Criteria SBI PO Exam 2019

To apply and appear for the SBI PO Recruitment 2019, the candidates need to fall under the required eligibility criteria.
(I) Educational Qualification: The candidate needs to be a graduate from any recognised University/Institution in any subject.
(II) Age Limit: The candidates need not be less than 21 years of age and should not exceed 28 years of age as on 31 Aug 2019. Category wise relaxation in upper age is mentioned below.

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 03 Years
SC/ST 05 Years
PwD (Gen) 10 Years
PwD (OBC) 13 Years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 Years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years’ service completed and released 05 Years
Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 05 Years


How to Apply SBI PO Exam 2019

To apply online, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Click the direct link to Apply Online Here 
  2. Provide your basic details to complete the Registration Process.
  3. A Registration Number and Password will be sent to you. Make sure you keep them safe.
  4. Now use the reg. no. and password to login and complete the Application process.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to Pay Fee and Upload Images etc.
  6. After completing the Application Process, save a copy of your completely filled Application form.

Admit Card SBI PO Exam 2019

The SBI PO Prelims Exam Admit Card 2019 will be released in June 2019. The candidates can easily check and download their Exam admit card from safalta education portal. The application link will remain live till 31 May only and the link to download admit card will be activated in June and will remain active till July 2019.

Cut Off SBI PO Exam 2018

After the commencement of exam, the merit list will be prepared on the basis on cutoff marks. The cut-off score varies according to the category of the student. The cut-off score will also be made available on safalta for the help of students.

Result SBI PO Exam 2019

To check the Exam result, you need to visit the official website of SBI and check for the notification regarding the release of Result. Keep visiting safalta portal to get the result as soon as it will be released.


  • What is the essential qualification for the SBI PO Exam?

Intrested candidates must complete Graduation or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised University.

  • What is the age criterion to apply for SBI PO Exam?

The minimum age to apply for the exam is 21 years while the maximum allowed age is 30 years.

  • What is the age relaxation for SC/ST candidates in SBI PO Exam?

Category wise age relaxation is as follows:
SC/ST – 5 years
OBC (Non Creamy Layer) – 3 years
PwD (SC/ST) – 15 years
PwD (OBC) – 13 years
PwD (Gen) – 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years service completed and released – 05 years
Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01 Jan 1980 to 31 Dec 1989 – 05 years

  • What is the Application fee for SBI PO Exam?

Application fee for General Category is Rs. 600/- and Rs. 100/- for reserved categories.

  • When will admit card be released for the SBI PO Exam?

Admit Card for both Prelims and Mains Exam are released one week prior to the exam. The SBI PO Prelims Exam Admit Card 2018 was released on 18 June 2018 and the SBI PO Mains Exam Admit Card 2018 was released on 20 July 2018.

  • What is the selection procedure of SBI PO Exam?

Selection is based on performance in Mains Exam and Interview.

  • Are there any changes in the SBI PO Exam pattern?

There is no change in SBI PO 2018 Exam Pattern yet so far.

  • When will the result be declared of SBI PO Exam?

The final result of SBI PO 2018 Recruitment was released on 01 Nov 2018. 

  • Will there be any interview after the written result of SBI PO Exam?

Yes, final result will be based on the performance in both written exam and Interview.

  • Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based) of SBI PO Exam?

Both Prelims and Mains Exams are conducted in Online mode.

  • Is there a criterion for negative marking in SBI PO Exam?

Yes, 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer in the Online exam.

To help students appearing for SBI PO Exam 2019, here is the complete detail of the exam including SBI PO 2019 Exam Dates, SBI PO Eligibility Criteria, SBI PO Notification 2019, SBI PO Application Fee, SBI PO Exam Syllabus and much more.