State Bank of India (SBI) is an Indian multinational financial service and public sector in India. Therefore its recruitment notification of SBI PO 2018 will be released very soon on its SBI online website that is https://www.sbi.co.in.
During this time not only SBI but most of the leading banks recruit fresh candidates for different designation. Applicants who have just completed their graduation, post-graduation or pursuing last semester or year of college can wait for the notification that will publish the news of SBI recruitment 2018.
Official notification of SBI PO 2018 and application of online registration forms probably release in the last week of February 2018 on official website https://www.sbi.co.in/.
Currently, SBI is the number one public bank as well as reflected to be a blue chip company in Indian Economy, many students, especially the fresh graduates, wait for the notification related to recruitment.
SBI PO Recruitment 2018 Notification
As I stated above, State Bank of India is the leading public sector bank in India, and hence they have many posts for which people can apply with suitable criteria. And this year also SBI releases employment notice for various post and SBI PO is one of them.
SBI Bank PO exam notification 2018 officially published by the bank. The notification is not only published by a bank, but various banking websites, Local and international newspapers, employment news magazine publish the recruitment news as soon as State Bank of India releases the notice on its official website.
This notification contains details such as application form, eligibility, registration fee, no. of vacancies, a guide for application, opening and closing date of application and much more necessary with the recruitment notice. There are approx. 2000 posts available across the nation in 2018.
Details SBI PO 2018 Recruitment Exam
SBI PO recruitment required few steps to follow. The job role is ideal but the path to get is not accessible. There are some criteria to be fulfilled for an application. Those who are eligible can appear for the online preliminary examination. Those who clear it, they will go to the next stage that is main paper (online) on the desired date at the fixed venue given by the SBI authority. All the details related to exam like time, place, date, etc. written on the Admit Card of a person. It is brief of first step recruitment.
The aspirants has to clear the prelims examination. It consisting of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) of English, reasoning and quantitative aptitude. A candidate has to accomplish to get the cut-off marks in each section as well as overall. If he/she achieves then will be selected to appear for the Group Discussion (GD).
The beginning two phases of an examination will take place in bi-language that is English and Hindi. For opting the wrong answer, there is negative marking, too. So carefully attend the question and select the right answer. If you are sure then only fill the answer otherwise it will decrease your score.
After clearing the Group Discussion round, the pass applicants are qualified for the personal interview (PI). The PI round is the last step before formal recruitment. After clearing all these phases, an applicant has to submit their previous school and college marks sheets as well.
Eligibility Criteria of SBI PO 2018
Admissibility is essential in SBI PO or any other bank examination. Because if one cannot fulfill the eligibility criteria can lead to cancellation of an application at any time.
The age of the applicant must be between 21 to 30 years as of 01-04-2018. That means the candidate born between 02/04/1987 to 02/04/1996.
| SC/ST Category Candidates||5 Years|
| OBC (Other Backward Class)||3 Years|
| Ex-Servicemen/SSSO/ECO||5 years|
| Ordinarily Domiciled in State of J&K||5 Years|
| Person With Disability||10 to 15 years|
Those who completed three or four years of graduation or opt bachelor’s degree from any recognized institute or university in any discipline or subject are eligible for the examination.
There is no such minimum or maximum marks criteria; the only need is candidates must have passed the all college examination of 3 or 4 years or appeared for the final year or final semester examination and waiting for their results can apply for SBI PO examination.
SBI PO Application Form 2018
SBI PO application form or SBI PO apply online will release by the state bank of India on its official website along with the notification. Below here we have provided the step by step guide to applying online for SBI PO exam.
- The form will be available on official website of SBI that is https://www.sbi.co.in/ from the mentioned date. So first go to the main website.
- Next, go to the ‘announcement’ option for newly released recruitment news.
- Find for SBI PO and click on the ‘apply now’ tab.
- Next, fill the application form with all mandatory details like Name, age, gender, address, qualification, marks obtain in college and school, category and contact details, city, nationality and some other necessary information.
- After filling the form with correct details, click on the ‘save and next’ tab and continue to the next page.
- In next step, a candidate has to upload his/her scanned copy of photograph and signature. During uploading keep in mind that signature, not more than 20kb and photo size not more than 50kb. After uploading click first on ‘upload’ and then ‘next’ tab.
- On next page, you have to make an online payment that is the registration fees. For the SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates fee is Rs.100 and for the general category candidate, the fee is Rs.600.
- After payment, the application form and money receipt copy will generate. Applicant needs to save it or print it for future reference.
SBI PO Prelims & Main Exams Syllabus 2018
The syllabus is announced with exam pattern for SBI PO for a preliminary and main exam. There are two phases of examination take place for SBI PO enrolment.
Phase 1 of SBI PO prelims exam: it consists of 100 MCQ of 100 marks in total.
|Name||Number of Qs||Max. Marks||Time Duration|
|Total Marks||100||100||1 hour|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 Min|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 Min|
Phase 2 main exam: It consists of descriptive questions in 4 sections having total marks of 200.
|Name of exam||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|Economy, General, and Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
There is another subjective paper that consists of an essay, letter writing, and story writing of 50 marks.
SBI PO Exam Admit Card 2018
The admit card or hall ticket for SBI PO 2018 will release ten days before to the exam date. All the applicant have to download call letters from a website using a date of birth or with registration number and password.
All the candidates who have completed the previous process can download the admit card from SBI’s official website. For that individual candidate have to log in to the SBI website using roll number or registration number. This number is generated during the registration process, and the password is your date of birth. Using it, you can view and download the admit card.
When a candidate appears for the online examination, he/she have to carry this admit card along with the original photo ID proof to the examination hall.
The call letter or admit card for SBI PO 2018 for phase 1 online preliminary exam will be available ten days prior the exam date. Keep in mind that bank organization doesn’t send any hard copy at your residential address through courier or post. All the applicant have download it forms the SBI’s official website.
SBI PO Result
The SBI will announce results in three phases to select the candidates. As per the official schedule the result of SBI PO prelims, Mains, and final interview round will publish as given following:
|Exam|| Expected Date of result|
|SBI PO preliminary examination||Around May 2018|
|SBI PO main examination||June 2018|
|Final interview result||August 2018|
Note that candidates have to pass in each section separately as well as overall in prelims and mains to qualify for the further round of GD & PI. That is they have to obtain minimum marks in each section and in aggregate. The marks vary according to a category. Nominated applicants for online prelims exam will be listed for the main examination. The main examination is followed by a personal interview. At last, the state bank of India will announce the final merit list depend on individual’s final scores combine in main exam and interview.
SBI PO Cut-off Marks and Further Process
For SBI PO prelim written exams have some expected cut-off marks that each candidate has to get to go next phase of the recruitment process. Here is the probable cut-off for prelim examination.
|Total score of Cutoffs||29.25||38.75||47.5||44.5|
- SC/ST/OBC – 4.25 (Quantitative Aptitude), 6 (English), 4.25 (Reasoning Ability).
- General Category – 7.25 (Quantitative Aptitude), 8.75 (English), 7 (Reasoning Ability).
SBI PO Exam Dates 2018 (Schedule)
Important Date of SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates.
|SBI PO 2018 Exam Details||Date|
|SBI PO Online Application Form||February 2018|
| Last date of online application||March 2018|
|SBI PO Admit Card for Prelims Exam||April 2018|
| SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date||May 2018|
| Result SBI PO Prelims Exam||June|
| SBI PO Main Admit Card/Hall Ticket Issue Date||June 2018|
|SBI PO Main Exam Date||July 2018|
| SBI PO Main Exam Result Release Date||August 2018|
| Interview Admit Card and GD Announce Date||October 2018|
| Final Results||December 2018|