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SBI PO 2019 Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

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

SBI PO 2019SBI will release official notification for SBI PO 2019, and Application process will be started from 3rd week of April 2019 (Tentatively). Interested applicants apply for the examination on or before the last date. The written examination will be completed in 2 stages- preliminary exam and main exam. The qualified applicants of preliminary exam will be eligible to take part in the main exam and the qualified applicants of the main exam will be called for group discussion & personal interview. Check here complete details for SBI PO 2019 Recruitment.

SBI PO 2019 Important Updates

  • SBI PO 2019 Application Form will be available from 3rd week of April 2019. Candidates can Click Here to apply for SBI PO Exam 2019.

SBI PO 2019 Important Dates (Tentative)

Online application process starts3rd week  of April 2019
Online application process closed2nd week of May 2019
Admit cards for prelims3rd week of June 2019
Examination date for prelims1st week of July 2019
Declaration of result for prelims2nd week of July 2019
Admit cards for the main exam3rd week of July 2019
Examination date for the SBI PO 2019 Main1st week of August 2019
Declaration of result for main exam3rd week of August 2019
Availability of admit cards for interview1st week of September 2019
Declaration of final result1st week of November 2019

SBI PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

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

Number of Attempts to Appear in the Examination 

For General category4 attempts
For General (PWD) category7 attempts
OBC category7 attempts
OBC (PWD)7 attempts
SC/ST (PWD)No restriction

SBI PO 2019 Application Form

SBI PO 2019 Online application link will be updated soon, after the release of the official notification. Applicants 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.

Application Fee

  • Candidates can pay their Application Fees through online mode only.
  • Application Fee can be paid using debit card/credit card/internet banking.
  • The Fees once paid will not be refunded.
  • The Fees Structure of SBI PO has been explained below:
SC/ST/PWD/XS100/- (Intimation Charges only)
General and OBC600/- (Application Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO 2019 Vacancies

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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 for the preliminary exam.
  • Candidates will be called for group discussion and personal interview, after qualifying the main exam.

SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern

For the Preliminary Exam:

  • The examination will have 100 questions of MCQ type.
  • The examination will be conducted through 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
3030A 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 through online mode.
  • The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.
  • There will be a penalty of 1/4thmarks for each wrong answer.
Paper I
Name of the TestQuestionsMarksDuration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude456060 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation356045 Minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 Minutes
English Language354040 Minutes
Total1552003 Hours
Paper II
  • 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.

SBI PO 2019 Cut-off

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

Sectional Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims (Previous)

Cut Off Marks (for GEN)10.258.756.50
Cut Off Marks (for OBC/SC/

Overall Cut Off for SBI PO Prelims 2017


Expected SBI PO Cut Off 2019 – Mains

SectionsMarksCut Off Marks
Data Analysis
& Interpretation
Reasoning & Computer
General Awareness
about Economy/ Banking
English Language408
Over All 20074

SBI PO 2019 Admit Card

  • SBI will issue the admit card to all the applicants, 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.

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.

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

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.


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