SBI PO Exams 2018

SBI PO 2018 Exam is conducted by the State Bank of India. They select the eligible candidates for the Probationary officer post. SBI PO is one of the popular jobs in the Banking sector and millions of aspirants across the country dream for SBI PO jobs. It is considered as the premium job opportunity for the following reasons:

  • The Brand value of SBI & Reputation is associated with SBI PO post
  • The pay will be highest among PSU banks
  • The PO opportunity gives job escalation even to the level of chairperson
  • SBI PO job gives satisfaction and social prestige

Before beginning your preparation, the aspirant should get an idea about the latest updates, selection procedure, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut off etc.

  • Online Registration for SBI PO starts on: 21.4.18
  • Online Registration for SBI PO ends on: 13.5.18
  • Download call letters for preliminary exams on: 18th June onwards
  • The online preliminary exam is conducted on 1st, 7th, and 8th July 2018
  • Preliminary exam results will be announced on: 15.7.18
  • Download call letters for Online Main Exam on: 20.7.18
  • Online Main exam is conducted on: 4.8.18
  • Main exam results will be announced on: 20.8.18
  • Download call letter for personal interview: 1.9.18
  • Conduct of group exercises & Interview: 24.9.18 – 12.10.18
  • Final results out on: 1.11.18
  • Educational qualification for SBI PO: Graduate from any discipline
  • Age limit: 20-30 years

SBI PO Exam pattern:

The SBI PO selection comprises 3 stages. The written exams are conducted through online that is followed by the interview. The structure of written exam is as follows:

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

SBI PO preliminary exam is conducted by online for 1 hour and the marks is for 100. The test contains 3 sections. The sectional cut-off is cancelled and the overall score for all the sections is considered for the selection of next round.


No of questions Marks Duration

English language


30 20

Numerical ability




Reasoning ability

35 35


Total 100 100

1 hour

Phase-2: SBI PO Main Examination

SBI PO consists 200 marks objective and 50 marks descriptive question that is conducted online. The Descriptive test will be conducted soon after an objective test.

(I) Objective Test: The objective test is conducted for 3 hours and contains 4 sectional for 200 marks.

Subject No of questions Marks Duration

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude







Data Analysis & Interpretation

35 45

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness



English Language



Total 155  

3 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test: The descriptive test is conducted for 30 minutes with 2 questions of 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Essay & Letter writing)

1/4th of negative marking is deducted for each wrong answer

Try to take an SBI PO mock test at least every week once which would help to comply with time management. Reading previous year SBI PO question papers, taking SBI PO mock test, strategic studies will help to pass out in the exam.