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State Bank of India (SBI) conducts an exam for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officer (PO) for its branches across the country.

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Educational Qualification

The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2018. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

Age Limits:

The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2018 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1988 and 01.04.1997 (both dates inclusive)

The candidates should keep in mind the following points related to the SBI PO selection process:
• Biometric Verification: To ensure an error-free and secure selection procedure for SBI PO 2018, 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 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. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the previous year papers and know about the weightage of each topic.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus:

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2018 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability 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 Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
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 Syllabus

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2018 will constitute of 4 sections: Reasoning + Computer Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:


Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test Operating System
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making  

State Bank of India will be conducting SBI PO 2018 Exam in three phases: Online Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. SBI PO Preliminary Exam is scheduled on 1st, 7th & 8th July 2018 while the Mains Exam is scheduled on 4th August 2018. To ace SBI PO 2018, it is necessary for all the aspirants to be well versed with the Exam Pattern for the same. As the vacancy has been reduced considerably as compared to last year, clearing the exam won’t be an easy cup of tea. Thus, a prior knowledge of SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018 is essential as it will give you a platform to start your efficient preparation for the exam. Let’s have a look at the detailed Exam Pattern for SBI PO 2018

Course Information
  • Course SBI-PO
  • EligibilityGraduation
  • Duration1 Year
  • Contact Number9111157100

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