SBI PO 2018 – Notification, Exam dates, and Syllabus

State Bank of India has released official notification regarding SBI PO exam 2018. The online registration is to be done from February to March 2018. The mode of exam is online and Pre-Examination is to be held on April 201, and the main examination will be held on June 2018.

SBI PO 2018

Eligible candidates can register themselves online on the official website

SBI PO Exam 2018

SBI PO Exam  2018

The selection process has 3 stages – Preliminary exam, Main exam, which will be followed by Interview process. Final selection will be done on the basis of ranking according to the Mains and Interview Process.


  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination
  • Group Exercise/Interview
  • Final Result
  • Provisional Allotment

SBI PO Vacancies 2018

More than 25 lakh candidates appear yearly for the SBI Bank PO examination. The online registration will start from February 2018 and there are 2000 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer.

SBI PO Examination Dates 2018

Exam Stages Dates
On-line registration with Edit/Modification of Application by applicants February-March  2018
Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments February-March  2018
Download SBI PO Preliminary Exam call letter April 2018
Tentative Date SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date April-May 2018
Tentative Date Declaration of SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result May 2018
Tentative Date Download SBI PO Call Letter for Main Exam May 2018
Tentative Date SBI PO Mains Exam June 2018
Tentative Date  Declaration of SBI PO Mains Exam Result June 2018
Tentative Date Declaration and download of SBI PO Interview Call Letter June 2018
Tentative Date  of Group Exercise & Interview July 2018
Tentative Date for the Declaration of Final Result October 2018


SBI PO Exam Pattern

Examination has 3 sections, having 100 questions with a total of 100 marks. There is negative marking as of 0.25.

The section-wise details are given below:

S. No. Name of test No, of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30  

1 hour

2. Numerical Ability 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


SBI PO Examination Pattern

SBI PO 2018

Main exam will have objective test of 200 marks and descriptive test will be of 50 marks.

  1. Objective test – The objective test of 3 hours duration consist  of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. Objective test pattern
S. No. Name of test No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning and  Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3. General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4. English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes


  1. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Download SBI PO Syllabus 2018

There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability


SBI Mains Exams Syllabus 2018

Reasoning Data Analysis & interpretation English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Verbal Reasoning Tabular Graph Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Syllogism Line Graph Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Circular Seating Arrangement Pie Chart Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Linear Seating Arrangement Bar Graph Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Double Lineup Radar Graph Caselet Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Scheduling Missing Case DI Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Input Output Let it Case DI Para Jumbles Computer Software
Blood Relations Data Sufficiency Cloze Test Operating System
Directions and Distances Probability Error Spotting Networking
Ordering and Ranking Permutation and Combination Fill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making


SBI PO application Fee

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)


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