SBI PO Recruitment 2018

SBI PO Recruitment 2018

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Last updated on May 14th, 2018 at 02:29 pm

Latest SBI PO 2018 Updates

SBI PO 2018 registrations have closed on 13th May 2018. Click here to know the detailed schedule dates.


State Bank of India (SBI) PO 2018 is a national level bank recruitment exam conducted by the State bank of India for recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO). The complete recruitment process involves 3 stages: Preliminary Test, Main Test and GD & PI round. Every candidate must qualify these 3 stages for the recruitment to complete. Candidates who will get selected via SBI PO exam 2018 are further trained in banking services before they begin serving State Bank of India. The official notification for the SBI PO 2018 was released on 21st April 2018.

Suggested: Read in detail about IBPS RRB 2018 Examination

List of Contents

  1. Important Dates.
  2. Date of Examination.
  3. Mode of Examination.
  4. Medium of Examination
  5. Number of Vacancies.
  6. Eligibility Criteria.
  7. How to Apply?
    1. Application Fee.
    2. Documents to be Uploaded.
    3. Steps of application.
  8. Admit Cards/Call Letters.
  9. Examination Pattern.
  10. Result.
  11. Useful Links.

SBI PO 2018 Important Dates (Tentative)

SBI PO 2018 Tentative dates have been tabulated below. These dates have been drafted based on last year’s timeline for the same.

EventTentative dates
Starting of the Application process21st April 2018
The closing of the application process13th May 2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination18th June 2018
SBI PO 2018 (Preliminary) exam date1st, 7th and 8th July 2018
Preliminary test results15th July 2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam20th July 2018
SBI PO 2018 (Main) Exam Date4th August 2018
The result of Main Exam20th August 2018
Call Letters for Interview1st September 2018
Conduct of Group Discussion and Interview24th September – 12th October 2018
Final Result1st November 2018

SBI PO 2018 Exam Date

The Preliminary test for SBI PO 2018 will be conducted on the 1st, 7th and 8th 2018. 

SBI PO Recruitment 2018 (Main) test will be conducted on 4th August 2018.

Candidates who clear both these rounds will be called for GD & PI between 24th September and 12th October 2018.

Mode of Answering

SBI PO 2018 Pre and Main both are online tests (Computer-based test). There will be no offline exam.

Medium of Examination

SBI PO 2018 will be a bilingual examination. Candidates can choose either Hindi or English as the medium to attempt their papers.

Expected Vacancies

As per the official notification from SBI, total of 2,000 will be at stake for this examination. Category wise vacancy break-up:

  • General = 1,010
  • OBC = 540
  • SC = 300
  • ST = 150

SBI PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria (As on 31st August 2018)

Candidate must have a graduate degree in any field from a recognized institution/university.

Students who are in Final year of their graduate program can also apply for SBI PO 2018 only if they can produce their graduation certificate on or before 31st August 2018.

SBI PO 2018 Age Limit

Candidate must have completed minimum 21 years of age before 1st April 2018 and must not be older than 30 years of age as on 1st April 2018.

Therefore, all aspirants born on or after 2nd April 1988 and on or before 1st April 1997 are eligible for the test.

Age Relaxation
CategoryRelaxation in Age
OBC (NCL)3 Years
SC/ST5 Years

A person with Disability (PWD)

General – 10 Years

OBC – 13 Years

SC/ST – 15 Years

Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers5 Years


Persons domiciled of J & K between 1st Jan 1981 – 31st Dec 19905 Years

Attempts Allowed

Allowed Number of Attempts per candidate:

CategoryMaximum attempts
PWD General and OBC7
PWD SC/STNo restrictions

SBI PO 2018 Application Form

SBI PO 2018 application forms were available till 13th May 2018.

Application Fee

The application fee SBI PO recruitment 2018 shall be ₹600 for General Category and ₹100 for SC/ST/PWD.

Application fees must be paid online via either of the following methods:

  • Debit/Credit Cards.
  • Cash Cards/Mobile wallets.
  • Net Banking.

Documents to be uploaded

Following documents must be uploaded while applying online for SBI PO 2018:

  • Scanned copy of recent Passport sized photo (200*300 px) of 2-50 Kb in size.
  • Scanned copy of Signature with black ink on white paper of dimensions (140*160 px) and 10-20 Kb in size.

Steps of Applying

  1. Visit the official SBI PO 2018 recruitment portal and register.
  1. Fill up all the personal information asked while registration.
  1. Upload all the documents required as mentioned above. Please observe the correct dimensions and size while uploading the documents.
  1. Additional Details: Here, the candidate will be asked to fill details regarding any Criminal Records, and academic score related information. Fill-up this information as asked and proceed further.
  1. Pay the required amount of application fees.
  1. After the payment, you have to take print out of the application form which you filled up.

SBI PO 2018 Hall Tickets

SBI PO Hall tickets for all the examination stages must be downloaded online and the candidate must bring a printout to the examination center.

Preliminary test

Call letters for the SBI PO 2018 Preliminary test will be released on the 18th June 2018.

Main Test

Admit cards for SBI PO Main exam will be available for download from the 20th July 2018.

Group Discussion and Personal Interview

SBI PO 2018 call letters for GD and PI will be available for download from the 1st September 2018.

SBI PO 2018 Examination Pattern

SBI PO 2018 Examination will comprise of 3 parts:

  • Preliminary Test
  • Main Exam
  • GD & PI.

Candidates who will successfully clear the Preliminary test will qualify for the main examination while the ones clearing the Main test will be called for GD & PI round.

Part I: Preliminary Test

The SBI PO 2018 Pre-Test will be a Objective type test. It will be a one-hour long test with 100 questions, 1 mark each.

It will be divided into 3 sections as mentioned below.

Section – 1: English Language (30 questions).
Section – 2: Quantitative Aptitude (35 questions).
Section – 3: Reasoning Ability (35 questions).

An incorrect response will deduct 0.25 marks.

In order to Qualify for the Main Test, candidates must clear the Preliminary Test first.

Part II: Main test

The main test for SBI PO 2018 will contain 2 sections:

  1. Objective test.
  2. Subjective test.
Objective Test

The objective test will be of 3-hours comprising of 155 questions. These 155 questions will carry 200 marks in total.

It is further divided into 4 sections:

Sections/SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude45 MCQs60 Marks60 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation35 MCQs60 Marks45 Minutes
General, Economy and Banking Awareness40 MCQs40 Marks35 Minutes
English Language35 MCQs40 Marks40 Minutes
Total155 MCQs200 Marks180 minutes (3 hours)

Subjective Test

The Subjective test for SBI PO 2018 will be a 30 minutes test. In this part, Candidates have to write Essay and Letter in the English language which will carry a total of 50 marks.

Group Discussion and Personal Interview

The Group Discussion and Personal Interview will carry a total of 20 marks and 30 marks respectively.


The results of all the 3 stages will be declared online on official SBI PO 2018 website.

Declaration of Preliminary Test Result15th July 2018
Publication of Main test results.20th August 2018
The final result, After (Pre + Main +GD and PI).1st November 2018

Link Application
SBI bank official Site
SBI PO recruitment BrochureEnglish


Admit Card DownloadNA


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