State Bank of India (SBI) is hiring probationary officers (PO) in its latest recruitment drive. The application has begun from April 2. Last date to apply is April 22. Candidates are advised to check the official notification at the official website SBI- careersor find a direct link below.
There are a total of 2000 vacancies including 300 for SC, 150 for ST, 540 for OBC, 200 for EWS and 810 for general category candidates.
Important dates to keep in mind:
|On-line registration including modification/ Editing of Application by|
|2nd to 22nd April 2019|
|Payment of SBI PO application fee||2nd to 22nd April 2019|
|3rd week of May onwards|
9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
of Result (Preliminary)
|1st week of July 2019|
for Main examination
|2nd week of July 2019|
|Date of Main|
|20th July 2019|
of result (Main)
|3rd week of August 2019|
for Interview and Group Exercise
|4th week of August 2019|
Interview and Group Exercise
of Final Result
|2nd week of October 2019|
|Pre Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority|
for pre-exam training
|2nd week of May 2019|
|4th week of May 2019|
For General/ EWS/ OBC 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
Preliminary Exam Pattern
The SBI PO Preliminary Exam is an online entrance test.
The duration of the preliminary exam will be one hour.
Total 100 objective type questions will be asked therein.
Paper will be divided into 3 sections as Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language.
Each question will carry 1 mark. On every wrong response, there will be negative marking of 1/4th marks.
|Paper Section||No. of Questions||Max Marks|
The SBI PO Main Exam comprises objective type questions as well as descriptive type questions.
SBI PO Main will be held through online mode also.
The duration of objective type test will be 3.00 hours while descriptive test will be of 30 minutes.
Objective type test will contain four sections as General Knowledge, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Economy/Banking Awareness and English Language.
Negative marking is applicable for objective type test. 1/4th marks will be deducted for the wrong attempt.
Objective test will be of 200 marks and descriptive test will be of 50 marks.
|Paper Sections||No. of Questions||Max Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
20 marks will be given for Group Exercises and 30 marks for the Interview. Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises and Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause.
General/Banking Knowledge & Current Affairs
Economic/Financial News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs (National and International), Who’s Who, Popular Books and their authors, Abbreviations, Sports News, Awards and Honours, Science, Inventions and Discoveries, Important Days, International and National Events.
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Analysis/Interpretation
Simplification, Percentage, Number Series, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Time and distance, Time and Work, Average Ratio and Proportion, Ages, Quadratic Equations, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, Speed, Boats and Streams, Permutation and Combination, Mixture and Allegation, Problems on Trains, Probability, Data Analysis/Data Interpretation (Mix DI, Table Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Probability, Line Graph, Language DI), Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Inequality, Volume and Area.
Coding-Decoding, Direction and Distance, Blood Relation, Data Sufficiency, Order and Ranking, Sitting Arrangement, Puzzle, Machine Input, Inequality, Statement & Course of Action, Syllogism, Input & Output, Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series, Diagram, Inference, Statements & Assumptions.
History of Computers, Windows Operating System, Input and Output Devices, Internet terms and services, Networking and communication, Hardware and Software, MS-Office (MS-Excel, MS-word, MS-PowerPoint), Database Management System, Computer Abbreviations, Modern Day Technology, Security and Viruses, Logic Gates, Hacking, Computer Shorty Keys.
Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Rearrangement, Deriving Conclusions, Correcting Miss Spelt & Inappropriate Words, Paragraph Completion, Active Voice, Passive Voice, Antonyms, Synonyms, Jumbled Sentences, Grammar Correction, Preposition, Idioms & Phrases.
SBI PO Descriptive Type Test
Apart from the above key topics of the objective type test, the candidates have to attend descriptive type test consisting of following topics:
Letter Writing:Letter to Government official/ Bank Managers/Head of the Institutions, Letter to Friends, Relatives etc.
Essay Writing: Indian Banking System, Budget, Indian Economy, Financial Inclusion, Right to Education, Indian Constitution, Any topic of social impact.