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||1st April 2019 to 22nd April 2019|
|2.||Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges||1st 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|
LEVEL OF EXAMS :
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 :
|1.||English Language||30||30||-0.25 marks||Each section 20 minutes|
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|
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.
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
SBI PO Syllabus 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|
|Vocabulary based questions|
|Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph/Sentences Restatement)|
|Reasoning Ability :||Puzzles|
|Order and Ranking|
|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)|
|Approximation and Simplification|
|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|
|Govt. Schemes and Policies|
|Computer Aptitude :||History and Generation of Computers|
|Introduction to Computer Organisation|
|Computer Hardware and I/O Devices|
|MS Office Suit and Short cut keys|
|Basics of DBMS|
|Number System and Conversions|
|Computer and Network Security|
SBI PO Mains Syllabus
The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 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|
|Coding and Decoding|
|Course of Action|
|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 2019 Cut Off :
SBI PO Prelims 2019 Cut Off :
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
SBI PO Mains 2019 Cut Off :
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||45||60||60 minutes|
|English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|General & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|English (Descriptive Test)||2||50||30 minutes|
SBI PO 2018 Cut Off :
SBI PO Prelims 2018 Cut Off :
|Subjects||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||Total|
SBI PO Mains 2018 Cut Off :
|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|
BANKING CLASSROOM PROGRAMS :
Total Classes -62
Total Duration-124 hours.
Total Mock Test-40 sets (Both Online & Offline)
Total Course Duration-3 months
Total Discussion Class-5
|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.
|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.
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