SBI PO 2018 – Official Notification Out – 2000 Vacancies


Hello and welcome to exampundit. Finally SBI has released the most awaited SBI PO 2018 Notification with 2000 vacancies after the SBI Clerk 2018 Vacancies.

SBI PO 2018

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India. Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

SBI PO 2018 – 2000 Vacancies – Detailed Notification



Online registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates   21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges   21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination   18.06.2018 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary   1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary   15.07.2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam   20.07.2018
Conduct of Online Examination – Main   04.08.2018
Declaration of Result – Main  20.08.2018
Download Call Letter for Interview  01.09.2018
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview  24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018
Declaration of Final Result  01.11.2018



Category  Max. Permissible Number of Chances
General  4
General (PWD)  7
OBC  7
SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) No Restriction




  • General – 1010
  • OBC – 540
  • SC – 300
  • ST – 150
  • Total – 2000


Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 31.08.2018): Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.



Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online.

Test No. of Questions Time (in Minutes)
English Language 30 20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20
Reasoning  Ability 35 20
Total 100 60



Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination. Candidates numbering approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short listed for the Main Examination from the top of the merit list.

Phase – II

Main Examination: Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.

Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.



Test No. of Questions Max. Marks Time (in Minutes)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 Total Max. Marks 200 60
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 45
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 35
English Language 35 40
Total 155 3 Hours



(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.


Selection criteria for Group Exercise and Interview: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approximately) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the merit list subject to a candidate scoring minimum qualifying score in aggregate.

Phase – III

Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks) The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.


Detailed Notification


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