SBI PO 2019: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern- How to Prepare

SBI PO 2019For choosing the experts for the Probationary Officer posts, SBI PO 2019 is the entrance test that will be conducted soon. The exam main aims is to recruiting the candidates those who are looking for government jobs. However, only those who clear the exam will become eligible for the job. Complete details of the examination are available in the main site. Candidates are required to read the following article in order to get the complete information about SBI PO 2019 such as Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Admit Card and Result etc.

Important Dates

Here candidates can check exam schedule for SBI PO 2019 below:

Commencement of online application processMarch 2019
Closing of online application processApril 2019
Availability of admit cards for prelimsMay 2019
Examination date for SBI PO prelimsMay 2019
Declaration of result for SBI Po prelimsMay 2019
Availability of admit cards fo the main examJune 2019
Examination date for SBI PO main examJune 2019
Declaration of result for SBI PO main examJuly 2019
Availability of admit cards for interviewUpdated soon
Declaration of final resultUpdated soon

SBI PO 2019 Application Form Details

Candidates will have to fill all the necessary information and personal details in the application form. Candidates will have to upload the scanned photo and signature, after filling all the personal and educational details in the application form.

SBI PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates must have aged between 21 to 30 years as on 1st April 2019.
  • The candidates must have Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • The appearing candidates of final year can also apply.
  • Relaxation of age will be provided to reserved categories.

Application Fee

  • Every candidate are required to pay the amount of Rs 600/- for those candidates who are in the General category
  • Whereas candidates those who belong to categories i.e. SC, ST, as well as PWD, need to make payment of Rs 100/- as application fee payment

SBI PO 2019 Selection Procedure

  • Candidates will have to appear in the written exam (Prelims and Mains).
  • Candidates will be called to appear in the main exam, those who qualify the preliminary exam.
  • Candidates will be called for group discussion and personal interview, after qualifying the main exam.

SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern

For Preliminary Exam:

  • The examination will have 100 questions of MCQ type.
  • The examination will be conducted via online mode.
  • The duration of the examination will be 1 hour.
  • There will be a penalty of 1/4thmarks for each wrong answer.
Name of sectionNo of Questions asked in the sectionTotal marks in the sectionTime allotted
English Language3030A total of 1 hour (no fixed timing for any section)
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535

For Main Exam

  • The examination will have 250 questions of both MCQ & descriptive type.
  • The examination will be conducted via online mode.
  • The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.
  • There will be a penalty of 1/4thmarks for each wrong answer.
Name of sectionNumber of QuestionsTotal marks in the sectionTime Duration
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation356045 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
Total 1552003 hours

SBI PO 2019 Admit Card

  • SBI will issue the admit card to all the candidate, after applying online for the examination.
  • Candidates will get the separate admit card for each stage of the exam such as Prelims, Mains, and Interview.
  • Candidates shall have to take the admit card with them while going to appear in the exam.
  • Candidates need to take one photo identity card as well along with the admit card.

Admit card contain Details like:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll no
  • Date & timings
  • Venue of the examination
  • Instructions to be followed during the examination.

SBI PO 2019 Result

  • After the completion of the examination, the result of the exam will be announced.
  • On the official website of the State bank of India, candidates will get the result of the exam.
  • The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of the merit.
  • On the basis of the marks attained by the candidates in all the stages of the examination, the merit will be prepared.

SBI PO 2019 Cut-off

Cut-off will be release with the SBI PO result. Cut-off term consists of minimum & maximum marks required to qualify the examination. Here we are mentioning the official cut-off of 2017, sectional & overall cut-off.

Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017

Cut Off Marks (for GEN)10.258.756.50
Cut Off Marks (for OBC/SC/ST/PwD)7.005.754.00
  • Overall Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017

Expected SBI PO Cut Off 2019 – Mains

SectionsMarksCut Off Marks
Data Analysis & Interpretation6011
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude6010
General Awareness about Economy/ Banking4014
English Language408
Over All20074

Syllabus for Objective Type

English Language

Vocabulary, Spotting Errors, Reading Comprehension, Paragraph Completion, Cloze Test, Sentence Rearrangement Misspelt & Inappropriate Words, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumbles, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Grammar Correction, Deriving Conclusions, Vocabulary.

Reasoning Ability

Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Direction and Distance, Order and Ranking, Sitting Arrangement, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Machine Input, Inequality, Syllogism, Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series, Statement & Course of Action, Inference, Input & Output, Statements & Assumptions, Diagram.

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation/Data Analysis

Simplification, Number series, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Average Ratio and Proportion, Ages, Partnership, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Speed, Time and distance, Problems on trains, Boats and Streams, Mixture and Allegation, Inequality, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Area and Volume, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equations, Data Analysis/Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Mix DI, Table Graph, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Language DI).

Computer Knowledge

History of computers, Input and Output devices, Hardware and software, Windows operating system, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Computer Abbreviations, Logic gates, Networking and communication, Database Management system, Hacking, Security  and Viruses, Shorty Keys, Modern Day Technology.

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

Current Affairs (National and International), Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Banking & Financial Awareness, Who’s Who, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honours, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days, International and National.

Syllabus for Description test are:

Letter Writing

  • Formal Letter: Writing Letter to Bank Managers, News Editors, Govt Department Officers.
  • Informal Letter: Writing letters to friends, relatives, parents, siblings
  • Letters on saving the account, net banking and education loan.

Essay Writing

  • General Topic Only
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Right to Education
  • Technology

Precise Writing

  • Chief Vigilance Officer

Paragraph writing

  • Impact of autonomy
  • Rural Banking

Important books to prepare for SBI PO 2019

For the English Language

  • Objective General English by R. S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
  • Objective English for Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha
  • Objective English by Edgar Thorpe

For Quantitative Aptitude

  • Magical Book On Quicker Maths by M Tyra
  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude Test by N. K. Singh

For Reasoning Ability

  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non- Verbal by BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwal
  • A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal
  • The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning by Peeyush Bhardwaj
Important Tips to Prepare for SBI PO 2019
  • Study According to the Exam Pattern: Go via the pattern and make you strategies accordingly
  • Solve the Mock Test Papers: Solve the mock test papers and analyse your mistakes. The more you will practice the better you will become
  • Cover Entire Syllabus: Make sure that you have covered everything that was in the syllabus
  • Give Equal Attention to all the Sections: Don’t overdo any section. All the sections require equal attention and hard work and are equally important
  • Discuss with your Friends, Teachers: Interact with your friends and teachers and try and learn from them and vice-versa
  • Make Notes: Making notes helps a lot during the revision. Keep writing down the points that you think are important, while studying from the book
  • Make Separate Notebooks for Different Subjects: t the end it will just become a pile of confusion, if you keep on writing in the same notebook about all the subjects
  • Get Enough Sleep And Food: Maintaining your health is an aspect that is often overlooked by the candidates
  • Stay Calm And Composed: All candidates just make sure that their SBI PO Preparation is going well and be cool
  • Eliminate All The Negative Thoughts: Negativity effects are adverse and can destroy your confidence for nothing

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