Name of the Recruiting Body : SBI PO

Type of Services: Probationary Officer (PO)

Educational Qualification :

Any Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a university recognised by the Government of India.

Salary Package :

The basic salary of SBI PO, as mentioned in SBI PO 2019 Official Notification is Rs. 27620. Also, the SBI Probationary Officer gets 4 advanced increments of Rs. 980 which are added to his basic salary which finally amounts to Rs.27620. Apart from the basic salary, an SBI PO also receives Dearness Allowance, City Compensation Allowance (CCA) and Special Allowance which, when added to the basic salary, amount to approximately Rs.43307

Eligibility Conditions :

Post Age limit Category Age relaxation
Probationary Officer 21 – 30 years SC/ST 5 years
Clerical cadre 20 – 28 years OBC 3 years
Specialist Officers 20 – 30 years Handicapped (PH) 10 years
Others 20 – 30 years PH + OBC 13 years

SBI PO 2019 Exam Dates :

As per the exam dates of SBI PO 2019 exams, the exam dates are expected to fall in June and July for Prelims and Main Exam respectively. Following is the schedule for the recruitment process of SBI PO 2019 :

S. No. Activity SBI PO Exam Dates
1. On-line registration Dates 02nd April 2019 to 22nd April 2019
2. Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 02nd April 2019 to 22nd April 2019
3. Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination 3rd week of May 2019 onwards
4. Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
5. Result of Online exam – Preliminary 1st week of July 2019
6. Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam 2nd week of July 2019
7. Conduct of Online Examination – Main 20th July 2019
8. Result of Online Examination – Main 3rd week of August 2019
9. Download Call Letter for Personal Interview 4th week of August 2019
10. Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview September 2019
11. Declaration of Final Result 2nd week of October 2019


Phase-I : Preliminary (OBJECTIVE) :

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks is conducted online. This test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows :

Sr No. Subjects No.of.Questions Marks Remarks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 -0.25 marks Composite time of 2 hours
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100    

Phase-II : Mains Examination Pattern (OBJECTIVE) :

Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online. Candidates have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test is administered.

S. No. Name of test (Not by Sequence) No. of Questions Max. Marks Remarks Time Allotted for each test (Secretary timed)
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 -0.25 marks 60 minutes
2. English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3. Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4. General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
  Total 200 200   3 Hours

Objective Test

The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has 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.

Descriptive Test :

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks is 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. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in the objective test.

A Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Phase – III : Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test are arranged in descending order in each category. The adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank are called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview are decided by the Bank.

Important Note :

Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and preparation of final merit list.

Note :

There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.

Candidates can opt either 4.a or 4.b. :

Note : There is a negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.

Important Note :

Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered to shortlist a candidate for Interview and preparation of final merit list.

Penalty for Wrong Answers : (Applicable to both - Preliminary and Main examination)

There as a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Online Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth of the marks assigned to that question was deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. No marks are deducted for un-attempted questions.

Detailed SBI PO Syllabus 2018 :

SBI PO Syllabus 2018 Preliminary Exam :

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2018 constitutes of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The complete detail of heading and sub-heading of the sections asked in Preliminary Exam of SBI PO 2018 exam is discussed below:

English Language : Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Sentence Errors
Vocabulary based questions
Sentence Improvement
Jumbled Paragraph
Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph/Sentences Restatement)
Reasoning Ability : Puzzles
Seating Arrangements
Direction Sense
Blood Relation
Order and Ranking
Machine Input-Output
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
Quantitative Aptitude : Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
Number Series
Approximation and Simplification
Data Sufficiency
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)
General Awareness : Banking and Insurance Awareness
Financial Awareness
Govt. Schemes and Policies
Current Affairs
Static Awareness
Computer Aptitude : History and Generation of Computers
Introduction to Computer Organisation
Computer Memory
Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Computer Software
Computer Languages
Operating System
Computer Network
MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Basics of DBMS
Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2018 :

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2018 comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, Computer 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      

IBPS PO 2019 Admit Card/Call Letter :

The admit cards for the Prelims Exam, Main Exam and Group Discussion and Personal Interview will be released 10-15 days before they are held. We will update the links to download them as soon as they are made available on the official website of the State Bank of India

IBPS PO 2019 Final Result :

The State Bank of India releases the results for different phases of examinations separately. The results are usually declared within a month after the examinations are conducted. We will provide the links to them as soon as they are available on the official website.

SBI PO 2018 Cut Off :

SBI PO Prelims 2018 Cut Off :

General 56.75
OBC 54.25
SC 49.00
ST 43.00
OH 45.25
VH 49.00
HI 14.75

SBI PO Mains 2018 Cut Off :

Objective Test 200 40 40 40 50 40 40 40
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview (Objective + Descriptive Test) 250 77.13 75.01 86.42 93.10 75.03 88.91 75.16
Total : GE + Interview 50 18 18 18 20 18 18 18
Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate (Out to 100)   43.99 39.87 46.26 50.79 43.04 47.09 32.69


  • Total Classes -62
  • Total Duration-124 hours.
  • Total Mock Test-40 sets (Both Online & Offline)
  • Total Course Duration-3 months
  • Total Discussion Class-5
S. No. Batch Duration Timing
1. Regular Batch (Monday – Friday) 3 months 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m
10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
2. Weekend Batch (Sunday Only) 4 months 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.


Interview Class for Banking :

In 3 days intensive classroom training programme by banking specialist.

Mock Interview conducted by senior PSO Bankers/ Government officials.

Banking & Current Affairs recap.


Note :

The orientation class will conducted on every Saturday at 6.00 p.m.


Admission Office Class Room
Shankar IAS Academy
Door No 18, Old Plot No 109, New Plot No 259, AL Block, 4th Avenue, Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar, Chennai ‐ 600040.
Plot No.1742, 1st Floor, 18th Main Road, Anna Nagar Chennai – 600 040 Contact No. 044 - 45543082

Branch Office

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