SBI PO 2018

SBI PO 2018 Exam Details 

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SBI PO 2018 – Recruitment Notification, Important Dates, Full Details

  1. Introduction

SBI PO Exam offers opportunity for people to work with SBI. If a person is a fresher, this is the best opportunity for them to develop a career in banking field. This article covers all the details regarding the vacancy, eligibility criteria, selection process, fees, syllabus and all the essential details required for the post for SBI PO 2018 Exam.

  1. SBI PO 2018 Vacancy details

The vacancies for SBI PO 2017 were 2,313. The number of vacancies for SBI PO 2018 is expected to be around 2,500 and the exact number will be out with the SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2018.

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  1. SBI PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria

 Educational Qualification

  • A graduation degree or diploma in any discipline from a University recognized by Government of India or an equivalent qualification
  • Final year/Semester Graduates may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed before 01.07.2018

Age (As on 01.04.2018)

The age criteria for SBI PO Exam 2018 are as follows:

Category Minimum age Maximum Age
General 21 30
SC/ST 21 35
OBC 21 33


The difference in maximum age is due to relaxation given to certain categories.

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  1. SBI PO 2018 – Important Dates

The SBI PO Recruitment 2018 important dates (tentative) are mentioned below:

Activity Date (Tentative)
Start of SBI PO 2018 Online Registration February, 2018
Last date for Online Registration March, 2018
Payment of online fee Feb-March, 2018
SBI PO 2018 Exam Date Prelims April-May, 2018
SBI PO 2018 Exam Date Mains June, 2018
SBI PO Interview date September, 2018

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  1. SBI PO Selection Procedure

The selection of the candidates for SBI PO 2018 is done in three phases – Prelims, Mains and an Interview (with Group Exercise). The Mains examination further consists of an objective test and a descriptive test.

S.No. Exam Mode Type Details
1 Prelims Online Objective Qualifying exam for next level
2 Mains Online Objective Considered for final merit
Online Descriptive Considered for final merit
3 Group Exercise & Interview Considered for final merit


The final selection will be based on the combined performance in the SBI PO Mains Exam and Interview

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  1. SBI PO Exam pattern

Phase I – SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern:

The SBI PO Prelims exam consists of three sections as shown below:

Name of test Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30  

1 hour


Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


  • There is sectional as well as overall cutoff
  • The prelims exam is only qualifying in nature
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted for wrong answer.
  • The candidates shortlisted for Mains examination is roughly 20 times the number of vacancies (subject to availability)

Phase II- SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:

The SBI PO Prelims exam consists of three sections as shown below:

Name of test Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis 35 60 45 minute
General Awareness 40 40 35 minute
English 35 40 40 minute
Total 155 200 3 hours


  • Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted for wrong answer.
  • The Mains exam is considered for final merit.


  • Letter writing and essay writing in this part. 30 marks test with 50 minutes duration.
  • It will be evaluated only for the candidates who clear the sectional as well as overall cutoff in the SBI PO Mains Exam.
  • The test is conducted online. Candidates will have to answer descriptive test by typing on the computer
  • Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

Phase III – Group Exercise and Interview

  • Those who clear the SBI PO Mains exam will be called for the Group Exercise and Interview
  • Group Exercise if of 20 marks and Interview is of 30 marks.

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  1. Application procedure – SBI PO Apply Online

The application procedure for SBI PO Recruitment 2018 is as follows:

  • Click on the direct link to fill the online application (SBI PO online form) :
  • Generate registration number and password.
  • Fill application form.
  • Pay fee online

We will provide a detailed procedure and direct link when the Registration for SBI PO 2018 starts.

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  1. SBI PO Application Fee

The application fee for SBI PO Recruitment 2018:

  • 600/- for SC/ST
  • 100/- for all others

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  1. SBI PO Admit Card 2018

The candidates who have filled the application form can download the SBI PO admit card 2018 from official website.

We will give you the direct link as and when the admit card is released.

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  1. SBI PO Salary

  • The starting basic pay is Rs. 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of Rs.23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.
  • You will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time.
  • The total compensation per annum on CTC basis would be a minimum of Rs. 7.93 lacs and maximum of Rs 12.95 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.

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  1. SBI PO Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Data Interpretation [ Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Table, Line Graph, Radar Chart, Mixed Graph]
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Miscellaneous- Time and Work, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Averages, Age, Simple and Compound interest, Mensuration, Time, Distance and Speed, Trains, Boats and Streams, Mixture and Alligation, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Problems based on Numbers.

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Watch videos for Quantitative Aptitude


  • Seating Arrangement(Linear, Circular, Rectangle, Square)
  • Puzzle Test – Based on Floors, Hierarchy, Boxes, Months, Days etc.,
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Machine Input/Output
  • Inequalities
  • Ranking
  • Coding Decoding
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Statement and Assumptions/Conclusions
  • Syllogism
  • Flow Chart based questions

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  • Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Finding Errors and sentence correction
  • Spell Checks
  • Fillers(Sentence/word)

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General Awareness:

General Awareness section is there only in the Mains exam. The syllabus is vast and hence you should keep a constant focus on this section.

  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK
  • Financial and Banking Terms

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  1. SBI PO Preparation

One must prepare well for all the sections (Quantitative, Reasoning and English) for prelims exam. The Preparation for SBI PO Mains should be even more rigorous as the difficulty level is higher and there is one additional section – General Awareness. Also, the Data Analysis section in the Mains exam is more towards analysis of data rather than just applying formula to get the answer. We advise you to solve a lot of SBI PO Mock Tests.

For SBI PO 2018, Students should not wait for release of official notification and should start their preparation early.

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