SBI PO, an exam conducted by State Bank of India, provides the eligible candidates out there the post of Probationary officers. A job which is one of the best out there for the one seeking to be a part of the Industry of banking. SBI by means of this exams tries to fulfil out the dreams of all those aspiring candidates who want to learn and have a great passion to be a part of this industry.

Coming to the point, why SBI is the best premium job opportunity in the Banking sector, we get to see many reasons but the best are:

  1. There is a brand name of SBI and the post of SBI PO post bring in a reputation with same.
  2. The second reason is a better payout there among all other PSUs bank.
  3. Another reason that brings in the post as a valuable one is that the opportunities are high. One can even plan to be a chairperson in the upcoming years.

When it comes to vacancy out there, we get to see that there are in total of 2000 SBI PO vacancies out there and the same is divided among all the class of the Indian society. Just, for example, an SC has a reserved seat for 300 vacancies while an ST has the same for 150. There are also OBC which acquire total seats of 540, with the general class at 810, making the same as a complete 2000.

SBI PO 2019 – Important Dates

 SBI PO application form fill start  2nd of April, 2019
 SBI PO application form fill last   date  22nd of April, 2019
 SBI PO Admit card availability   from  From 3rd week of May, 2019
 Prelims exam of SBI PO exam   2019  June, 2019-  8th, 9th and 16th
 Result date of SBI PO  29th of June, 2019
 Call letter date for SBI PO mains  5th of July, 2019
 Exams date for SBI PO mains  20th of July, 2019
 Result date for SBI PO mains  August, 2019, 3rd week
 Interview call letter for SBI PO,   2019  August, 2019, 4th week
 Interview and Group exercise   dates .  September, 2019
 Declaration date for SBI PO final   results   October, 2019, 2nd week
 Pre-Examination training call   letter download  From May, 2019, 2nd week
 Pre-examination training conduct  May, 2019, 4th week


SBI PO 2019 – Eligibilty

When it comes to who can apply for SBI PO and who cannot, there are a few specified criteria as regard the same. they are as follows:

  1. The person needs to be a citizen of India or a Subject of Nepal or Bhutan, just as per the rule made out by the Government of India.
  2. When it comes to age, the latest news as regard the same, (applicable from 01.04.2019) are: maximum of 30 years and a minimum of 20 years. The candidate must fall within the same to be eligible for this exam.
  3. The government might have set some age criteria but have also provided out some relaxation as regard the same. there are 4% horizontal reservation for people out there who have some benchmarked disability as set by the Govt. the government provide an age relaxation of 5 years for all SC, ST and EXSM. A 3 years, relaxation is also provided for OBC and 10 years for PWDs.
  4. After the above comes the education qualification for the candidates out there. For applying to this post, graduation is necessary from any recognized University out there or any equivalent qualification which has been recognized as of such extent by the Central Government. Then comes a knowledge for computer, this is ofcourse one must added part herein. The candidate appearing for such exams as regard their result will be considered as passed from eligible examinations from the date which appears out there on the mark sheet or any sort of provisional certificate, which have been issued out by the University or the Institute.

SBI PO 2019 – Vacancy

The official notice as regard the SBI PO vacancies or seats has been released category-wise and the same are mentioned below:

 Category  No. Of Seats
 SC  300 Vacancies
 ST  150 Vacancies
 OBC  540 Vacancies
 General  810 Vacancies


SBI PO – Job Description

Job Profile

The candidates who apply only have a theoretical knowledge (exceptions excluded), so in order to get them well acquainted with this job profile, it is required for them to understand the type of tasks that might have to undertake, once they get selected as a probationary officer out there in any branch of SBI.

The candidates when selected are made to undergo a probationary period of 2 years. This is done to make them well aware about this industry and make them well aware as regard the banking procedures and various aspects related to same in the practical world.


With the hard work, one is ready to give, it is essential that they are concerned about what pay they might have in hand while they work as a probationary officer in SBI.

The answer for the same is a basic grade pay which is Rs. 27620 and is further accompanied by 4 increments in total. The work profile also includes some other allowances as a part of their salary of course. The same is described below:

  1. The basic salary of an SBI PO will be Rs. 27,620 and in a total of 4 advance increments. The same will scale as such- (23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020) and after this, the same is left out to be discussed later.
  2. After this comes to the dearness allowance which is revised in every quarter and is calculated as per the consumer price index, which is currently 46.9% of the basic pay received by the candidates.
  3. City compensatory allowance is also offered to the chosen one, which varies as per the place where one is posted (4% or 3%).
  4. Leased house accommodation is another means to show out the candidates that they are valued. Herein the SBI PO takes a house on lease and the amount of same will vary from place to place a person is posted to. For a rural area, the person gets a minimum of Rs 8000 and the same amount to Rs 29500 as a maximum in Mumbai.
  5. There is also something called furniture allowance which is provided as Rs 120000 for the purchase of the same.
  6. Medical insurance is another best part of the payment being received. A person received 100% coverage for being an SBI employee. Not only this, the family members are covered under this upto 75%.
  7. Travelling allowance for office travels are provided and the amount paid uptill for AC 2-tier fare gets reimbursed.
  8. When it comes to travelling charge, petrol, there is an allowance of 50 litres for a 2 wheelers and 5 litres for a 4 wheeler and if one doesn’t have any of the both, they get an allowance between Rs. 1100-1250 as conveyance allowance.

Career Growth & Promotion

The growth herein never stops and one gets promoted if they perform when. A shift from post to shift in salary, all are taken care of herein. Coming to the point, the career growth of an SBI PO starts from being a  Probationary Officer (Assistant Manager, JMGS – I), from where they can look forward to being the Deputy Manager (MMGS), following comes Manager (MMGS) and thereafter joins, Chief Manager (MMGS), Assistant General Manager (SMGS), Deputy General Manager (TEGS), Chief General Manager (TEGS), and finally comes to General Manager (TEGS).

SBI PO 2019 – Admissions

The candidates who feel suitable for this mode can apply for the same in an online mode by following the below-mentioned process:

  1. First, they need to register themselves for the SBI PO exam date 2019 and to do the same they need to visit the official website out there of SBI PO. They can click on the following link and wait for a page to open wherein they need to provide the relevant details that have been asked. The link is, Click Here for New Registration.

Details That Need To Be Provided Are:

Personal details which include all related to filling details such as a person name, their mobile number, their gender, and of course the email ID for communication.

Educational qualification is another type of details which need to be true and fair by all means. The candidates are requested to include herein the details of their last qualifying exam. The name of the university or the college, the marks scored therein and the year of passing same, all of the same needs to be mentioned therein.

Photograph & signature is another important part of this application process which needs to be uploaded once done with all the above-mentioned details. A candidate needs to upload their scanned photo together with their signature by following all the guidelines related to uploading of such file. The size of the scanned photo is requested to be uploaded not of larger size which exceeds 20kb–50 kb and the same for signature should be 10kb – 20kb.

Rest all the details are needed to be provided by the candidates who have been asked therein.

Once done with same, the candidate needs to submit the form and wait for the registration number and password to generate on the screen. The same needs to be noted for further reference.

  1. After following the above steps of filling the form, next comes the payment for same. The same varies category wise and can be paid using online mode via a credit card or a debit card or even internet banking might work.

The application fee for the SC/ST/PWD is Rs 125 which are said as intimation charge only. While when it comes to a General or an OBC the fee for them is Rs 750. The same is the application fee, including the intimation charge.

SBI PO 2019 – Selection Procedure

The same involves phases. Staring from Preliminary exams which is totally objective, the same continues to main exams which are both objective + descriptive. After all this, there comes a group exercise and interview.

Biometric Verification

The selection procedure further moves to the biometric verification which was launched so that better and secure exams can be conducted for SBI PO 2019.

Herein the bank takes a digital thumb impression, which determines the authenticity of a person. Any discrepancy as regards to this will lead to immediate rejection and some serious legal action that would be taken as against the candidate. The candidates are hence asked not to apply Mehandi or chemical or any sort of ink just before a few days back of SBI PO 2019 exams.

SBI PO 2019 – Exam Pattern

From time to time changes are being brought for the students. One of the recent ones includes the new pattern of these exams which was included herein last year. In the new exam pattern for the SBI PO prelims exams, the SBI officials added 20 minutes sectional time limit so that each section can be attempted properly.

Admit Cards

The call letter for SBI PO Mains exam 2019 was released on July 5th 2019. The candidates can download the same online from the official website of SBI up till the date of July 20th, 2019. The below-mentioned steps need to be taken for downloading of admit card of the students. The steps for same are simple, just visit the official website of SBI, click on Download SBI PO call letter and wait until asked for you to enter the registration number, the roll number, your password together with the date of birth, needs to be provided, after which needs to be filled in the captcha code. With the same of which comes the submit button and there the admit card for SBI PO appears on the screen. The same needs to be taken a print, once they are done checking it or looking for if no details mentioned therein are wrong. In case of any issue, it is suggested to approach the bank authorities.

Once done with the downloading of same, it is hereby expected by the candidates to take the same to at the allotted exam centre together with some photo ID proof either in original or a self-attested copy of same. the same needs to be submitted out to the invigilator in the examination hall, along with the admitting card or the call letter at the time of the exam.

The candidate who fail to carry the admit cards or the ID proof on this particular exam date they will not be allowed to give the exam. Some of the documents that can be carried as photo ID proof on the day of the exams are either the Passport or Aadhar Card or a PAN card, Driving License, their Voter’s ID card, Bank Passbook with a photograph which is self-attested or the same can also be an Identity card that has been issued by a school or a college of a recognized university.

The official notice released clearly specified that the admit card won’t be sent to the candidates as a hardcopy. The same needs to be downloaded online.

Once the SBI PO 2019 admit card, is downloaded, all a candidate needs is to prepare well for the exams. They should get to know the complete syllabus and exam pattern which will be a help and on the exam date, they might not be shocked to see the same. in order to prepare well for the SBI PO, candidates should always try to solve as many as previous year question papers as possible so that before the exams they feel completely prepared for same. As per the official website, the SBI PO Result 2019 for the Mains exam will be out by the 3rd week of August 2019.

There are in total of 3 sections in exams, the same is divided as follows:

 English  30  30  20
 Quantitative   Aptitude  35  35  20
 Reasoning  35  35  20
 TOTAL  100  100  60

Apart from same there are 4 section amounting to 200 marks for the SBI PO main exams. The same are as follows:

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35
English Language 35 40 40
TOTAL 155 200 240

SBI PO 2019 – Cut Off?

To get to know in detail Cut Off for SBI PO 2019 we need to give a detail read to the things mentioned below.

For SBI PO 2019 exams, there are a large number of aspiring candidates out there who are interested to give this exam. The amount of peoples interest shows how the same is the most desired exams that are conducted in India providing a career of prestige to the candidates out there who are looking forward to better career options in banking and government sector jobs. There are also available some options for the graduates who are allowed to apply for the post of SBI Probationary Officers (PO).

The cut off for SBI PO 2019 prelims has been officially released by State Bank of India together with the results announced. The qualifying cut off for SBI PO mains exams 2019 is the SBI PO cut off which was released on June 29, 2019. For the general candidates out there who applied for the SBI PO cut off 2019, 71 marks out of total score 100 are the cut off while the same is decreased to 68.25 for the candidates of OBC and EWS category. The one who obtains a score which is either equal to or more than this is considered to be as the qualified for appearing in the mains exam of SBI PO. Well, the same cut off was lower in a total of 14.25 marks in the previous year for the general category, like in 2018, the SBI PO Cut off score was 56.75 which Was increased in 2019 to 71 marks.

There are many candidates who appeared for the SBI PO 2019 Exams which was conducted by the State Bank of India. The exam for the Probationary officer examination 2019 was successfully conducted on 8th. 9th, 15th and 16th of June 2019. All the students who appeared for this exam now are waiting for the SBI PO Prelims Cut off 2019.

Cut Off SBI PO 2019 (Official)

The said to cut off has been announced by the State Bank of India after the results were declared. As per the process of SBI selection, all the candidate’s selected need to undergo 3 phases so as to complete the recruitment of probationary officers at SBI – Preliminary Exam, the Main Exam and, finally, the Group Exercise & Interview.

SBI PO Cut Off 2019 – Prelims

The category-wise SBI PO cut off score 2019 can be checked by the candidates from the table below.

 SC  61.75
 ST  54.75
 EWS  68.25
 OBC  68.25
 General  71
 LD  59.5
 VI  64.75
 HI  16.26


SBI PO 2019 Prediction As Regard The Mains Marks Cut Off

It is a feeling among the candidates out there that the cut-off marks this year will be less than the last year as compared to the difficulty of the level of the exam (unlikely), as the aspirants applying this year have increased this year. As per the experts out there the expected SBI PO 2019 Cut Off as minimum one to make a candidate out there as for SBI PO has been discussed. There has been a calculated result mentioned below as regards the expected cut off marks as though the SBI will release the same a few weeks after the exam. The same has been made as per the past trends and can be seen clearly below for the SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2019.Mains Exam:

The below mentioned is the Cut Off of Expected SBI PO Mains 2019:

 OBC  87.15
 SC  77.15
 ST  75.25
 HI  745.60
 VI  88.70
 LD  75.10
 Unreserved  94.3


For The Group Exercise and Interview (GE/PI)

The same as regard the expected marks for SBI PO Group Exercise and Interview Cut Off 2019 is mentioned below:

 OBC  18
 SC  18
 ST  18
 Unreserved  21
 VI   18
 HI  18
 LD  18


For The Mains + Interview

Expected SBI PO Group Exercise and Interview Cut Off 2019 is mentioned in the table below:

 OBC  46.10
 SC  43.79
 ST  39.87
 LD  43.24
 VI  47.23
 HI  32.59


Year wise SBI PO Previous Years’ Cut-Off

Prelims SBI PO Cut Off 2018

 OBC  54.25
 GENERAL  56.75
 SC  49.00
 ST  43.00
 HI  14.75
 VH   49.00
 OH  45.25


Mains SBI PO Cut Off 2018

 OBC  86.42
 SC  77.13
 ST  75.01
 GENERAL  93.10
 LD  75.03
 VI  88.91
 HI  75.16


Group Discussion & Interview SBI PO Cut Off 2018

 OBC  18
 SC  18
 ST  18
 LD  18
 VI  18
 HI  18


Final Cut Off SBI PO Cut Off 2018

 GENERAL  50.79
 SC  43.99
 ST  39.87
 OBC  46.26
 LD  43.04
 VI  47.09
 HI  32.69


Prelims Exam Previous Year SBI PO Cut Off 2017

1 English Language 30 5.75 8.75
2 Reasoning Ability 35 4.00 6.5
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 7.00 10.25
Total cut off for the prelims exams 100 SC-43.25

ST- 31.25

OBC- 48.25



Mains Cut Off (Final) SBI PO Cut Off 2017

Max. of Marks SC ST OBC GEN OH VI HI
Test based on objective part 200 40 40 40 50 40 40 40
Descriptive part of Test in English Language (for the candidates who qualified in each level of objective test special evaluation) 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
To be shortlisted the Minimum marks to be secured for GE-cum Interview ( in both Objective + Descriptive Test) 250 62.5 62.5 79.5 89.25 62.5 88.09 62.5
Total of GE + Interview 50 18 18 18 20 18 18 18
Total marks that has been secured by last ranked selected candidate Out to 100 on an all 38.95 28.88 40.83 46.59 37.24 46.11 32.95

Prelims Exam SBI PO Cut Off 2016 

Sl .No. SUBJECT Max. OF Marks Cut Off
SC/ST/OBC General
1 English Language 30 6.00 8.75
2 Reasoning Ability 35 4.25 7.25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 4.25 7.00
Total Cut Off in the Prelims 100 SC- 38.75

Mains Exam (Final) SBI PO Cut Off 2016

Marks (total) SC ST OBC GEN OH VI HI
The Reasoning 60 6 6 6 9 6 6 6
Analysis of data and its Interpretation 60 6 6 6 9 6 6 6
General Awareness, Marketing and Computer Knowledge 40 10 10 10 13 10 10 10
Language (English) 40 4 4 4 6 4 4 4
Test based on objectives 200 60 60 60 70 60 60 60
Descriptive part of Test in English Language (for the candidates who qualified in each level of objective test special evaluation) 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
To be shortlisted the Minimum marks to be secured for GE-cum Interview ( in both Objective + Descriptive Test) 250 78 78.75 87.25 90.00 82.75 79.50 79.25
Group Discussions 20
Interview 30
Total of GE + Interview 50 18 18 18 20 18 18 18
Total marks that has been secured by the candidates who ranked last (selected candidate) Out of 100 Normalized to 100 34.25 34.73 44.43 49.75 38.45 43.08 40.78


SBI PO 2019 – Syllabus

Recently the long followed trend which keeps on bringing new changes from time to time brought in some slight change in the syllabus for the SBI PO 2019 mains phase. Just, for example, the previously called preliminary exams in SBI PO consisted of Quantitative Aptitude Section, now became to be called as Data Interpretation and Analysis in the Mains exams of SBI PO. The questions are part of the topic and the syllabus for SBI PO Prelims 2019 is mentioned below.

For the English Language Syllabus for SBI PO following is needed to be done:

  1. Cloze test
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Spotting errors
  4. Fillers
  5. Vocabulary-based questions
  6. Sentence improvement
  7. Para jumbles

For the Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SBI PO following is needed to be done:

  1. Data interpretation
  2. Number series
  3. Simplification/Approximation
  4. Quadratic Equations
  5. Miscellaneous Questions

For the Reasoning Ability Syllabus for SBI PO following is needed to be done:

  1. Coding-Decoding
  2. Inequality
  3. Some Series-based Question which can be either Alphanumeric or Numeric
  4. Syllogism
  5. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  6. Input-Output
  7. Miscellaneous Questions which are based upon the direction sense, the blood relations, order or ranking, etc.

If any more queries are there as regards the expected number of questions & also the subtopics asked in there the exam, a detailed overview can be obtained from the syllabus of SBI PO Prelims & Mains herein.


Whatever new or old is there, students who start have a varied number of queries and solving them is always good. Clearing the doubts and providing information which is true is always helpful for the students.

Just as the same, while filling the SBI PO application form and other stages of the recruitments there are many doubts put up by the students. Some of the common doubts are how many attempts are they allowed to try out their hard work with some luck and after which they might not be eligible to apply or give this exam. In order to take care of such concerns there are few questions that have been shared in the SBI PO Exam frequently asked questions below:

Q. In 2019 will there be any SBI PO recruitment by SBI?

A. Yes, of course, this exam is conducted at a national level yearly by the State Bank Of India and so it is obvious that there are going to be seated for SBI PO.

Q. What exactly is the salary of SBI PO?

A. Rs. 27, 620 is the starting basic pay for SBI PO.

Q. SBI PO, is the level of this exam difficult?

A. Yes, the pattern became difficult since few past years but if proper planning and preparation are there the same can be cracked easily.

Q. SBI PO 2019 Exam, can the final year students apply for the same?

A. If the results are ought to be declared before the interview date, then yes a final year student can apply for same.

Q. Is the post of SBI PO a post as government Job?

A. Exactly, as SBI is a government bank which is partly owned by the public, so the job post is a government post.

Q. CAT or SBI PO which among the both is tougher?

A. CAT is the answer for same. It is more difficult than the SBI PO.

Q. SBI PO work, what is it?

A. Customer service, loan processing or supervision of clerical work, etc, are the tasks which a candidate selected on a probationary period as probationary officers in SBI will have to undertake.

Q. What will be the eligibility criteria for a person applying for the SBI PO post?

A. A candidate whose age is between 20 and 30 years can give this exam. Another criterion that needs to be fulfilled therein is that a candidate holds a graduation degree.

Q. How many attempts for SBI PO exam can be taken by the students?

A. Well, only 4 times is the answer for the same. a candidate is eligible to give the same 4 times. An OBC can apply therein for 7 times while a person falling under SC/ST have no restrictions as regards the number of attempts they take.

Q. How to apply for SBI PO Exam?

A. A candidate who is eligible and interested is required to go online and apply for this exam through the official website of SBI.

Q. For SBI PO exams is 60% marks mandatory?

A. As regards the criteria there is no percentage specified to take this exam.

Q. SBI PO is there any bond in same.?

A. Yes, to serve the bank for 3 years there is a bond for a value of Rs 2.00 lac.

Q. Is the final merit list affected by the marks which a candidate obtains in the prelims phase?

A. No, there is no such effect of prelims marks in the merit list.

Q. SBI PO is conducted on how many times in a year.?

A. Once. The exam of SBI PO is conducted once in a year.

Q. SBI PO exam, does the same allows the candidate to carry a calculator along.?

A. No calculator can be carried along by a candidate inside the examination hall of SBI PO exam.

Q. Is there any sectional timing for SBI PO?

A. Yes, since the last year there has been a new introduction as regard the sectional timings.

Q. For SBI PO Prelims is there any sectional cut off?

A. No, no sectional cut off is there in the SBI PO preliminary examination.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the SBI PO?

A. Yes, for every wrong answer attempted therein by the candidate there is a negative marking of 0.25.

Q. Is there a descriptive test being conducted on the same day?

A. Yes, the same will be conducted on the same day just after the mains examination.

Q. Will the SBI PO descriptive test conducted in an online or offline mode?

A. The descriptive test of SBI PO will be conducted online.

Q. Bilingual, is SBI PO exam the same?

A. Yes, the exams are available both in English as we as Hindi except there where the candidate attempts for English Language exam.

Q. For SBI PO exams are the foreign national candidates eligible?

A. The candidates who hold the certificate of Indian nationality provided by the government of India are eligible to take this exam.

Q. Just in case if any further issues are there while filling the SBI application form, what to do?

A. Any Candidate who faces any such issues can consult the help-desk wherein the officials will help them out with the queries. 022-22820427 is the help-desk number where the officials can be consulted between the time of 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM on all the working days.

Q. For SBI PO exam what will be the documents required?

A. The original photo ID card along with the SBI PO admit card 2019 is needed to be carried by the candidates inside the examination hall.

Q. How can the application fees for SBI PO be paid?

A. The fees for SBI PO application fee can be paid through online modes, which can either be through a Debit Card, a Credit Card or even Net Banking.

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