SBI PO 2017 (Main)- Admit Card, Exam Date, Result

SBI PO 2017 Recruitment, Application Form / Probationary Officer

SBI conducts examination to recruit the eligible candidates for the post of PO (Probationary Officer). It is an All India basis examination. The SBI PO 2017 examination will be completed in Two Stages- Preliminary Examination and Main Examination. SBI will release the notification soon for conducting the national level recruitment exam for the appointment of Probationary Officers. Candidates who qualify preliminary examination will be short-listed to appear in main examination and candidates who clear the main exam will be called for Group Discussion & Interview

SBI PO 2017 Notification

 SBI PO Exam 2017 Application form will be available 7th February 2017. Interested candidate may apply till 6th March 2017.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualification: The candidates applying for SBI PO 2017 must have graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Govt.
  • Age: The candidates’ age must have between 21 and 30 years as on 1st April 2017. The relaxation in upper age limit will be given to reserved categories as per the reservation norms of the Indian Govt.
  • Number of Attempts for SBI PO Exam:
Category Number of Attempts
General 4
General (PwD) 7
OBC 7
OBC (PwD) 7
SC/SC (PwD) – ST/ST (PwD) No Restriction

SBI PO 2017 Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of Online Application Form 7th February 2017
Last date of Online Application Form 6th March 2017
Last date for fee payment 6th March 2017
Release of E-Admit Card for Preliminary Exam 15th April 2017 Onwards
SBI PO Preliminary Exam 29th, 30th April and 6th, 7th May 2017
SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result 17th May 2017
Release of E-Admit Card for Main Exam 22nd May 2017 onwards
SBI PO Main Exam 4th June 2017
SBI PO Main Exam Result 19th June 2017
Release of E-Admit Card for Interview 26th June 2017
Date of Interview and Group Discussion 10th July 2017
Declaration of Final Result 5th August 2017

SBI PO 2017 Application form

The application forms will be available most probably in the month of 1st week of May 2017. The candidates have to fill their applications online from the official website of SBI. The candidates have to enter all the required details and also upload all the required documents. To complete the application process the candidates have to pay the application fee.

SBI PO 2017 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:

Category Fees
SC/ST/PWD/XS 100/- (Intimation Charges only)
General and OBC 600/- (Application Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO 2017 Selection Procedure

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) (100 Marks)
  2. Main Examination (Objective Type – 200 Marks) (Descriptive Type – 50 marks)
  3. Group Discussion & Interview (50 Marks)

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination:

  • The Preliminary Exam would be Objective type for 100 marks & will be conducted online.
  • Duration of exam would be 1 hour.
  • Exam will have 3 sections such as : (1) English Language, (2) Quantitative Aptitude and (3) Reasoning Ability.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Section  No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Phase 2: Main Exam:

  • The Main Exam would be both Objective & Descriptive type for 250 marks & will be conducted online.
  • Exam will have 4 sections such as: (1) Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, (2) Data Analysis and Interpretation, (3) General Economics & Banking Awareness (4) English Language.
  • Duration of exam would be 3 hour.

SBI PO Main Exam Pattern

Paper I
Name of the Test Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
Total 155 200 3 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.

Penalty for Wrong Answers

(Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination) Each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth (1/4)of the marks will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.


Phase 3: Group Discussion & Interview

Group Discussion: 20 marks

Interview: 30 marks

  • The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and the 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 Discussion and Interview.
  • The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

Candidates qualifying for GD & Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

Final Selection

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

SBI PO 2017 Admit Card

  • SBI will not send admit card by mail post thus candidates need to download their admit card form the official website.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter in the examination hall without a valid admit card.
  • The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as Passport/Adhar/PAN Card/Driving Licence/Voter’s Card/Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/Identity Card issued by School or College/Gazetted Officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested photocopy thereof.
  • The photocopy of identity proof should be submitted along with call letter to the invigilators in the examination hall, failing which or if identity of candidates is in doubt, the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the test.

SBI PO 2017 Cut Off

  • A minimum bench mark score will be decided by the SBI to short-list the deserving candidate.
  • Candidates who score equal or above the cut off marks in main exam will be called for the Interview round.

SBI PO 2017 Result

  • Who passed the prelims exam, will be selected for the main exam and who qualify the main exam will be called for interview round.
  • After interview, final result will be released after that candidates will be appointed for the sts.
  • The result will be declared on the official website of SBI.

SBI PO 2017 Exam Centre for Pre Exam

State Code State/UT Preliminary Examination Center
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
13 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
15 Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
18 Goa Panaji, Verna
19 Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
20 Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar
21 Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una
22 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar
23 Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24 Karnataka Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi
25 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram
26 Lakshadweep Kavarrati
27 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain
28 Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai / Thane / Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara
29 Manipur Imphal
30 Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong
31 Mizoram Aizawl
32 Nagaland Kohima
34 Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur
37 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
38 Sikkim Gangtok
39 Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore
40 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
41 Tripura Agartala
42 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi
43 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
44 West Bengal Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Dumkal, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

SBI PO 2017 Exam Centre for Mains Exam

State Code State/UT Main Examination Center
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam,
13 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
14 Assam Guwahati
15 Bihar Arrah, Hajipur, Patna
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Chhattisgarh Raipur
18 Goa Panaji
19 Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
20 Haryana Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Rohtak
21 Himachal Pradesh Shimla, Solan,
22 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
23 Jharkhand Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24 Karnataka Bengaluru
25 Kerala Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
26 Lakshadweep Kavarrati
27 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore
28 Maharashtra Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane / Navi Mumbai
29 Manipur Imphal
30 Meghalaya Shillong
31 Mizoram Aizawl
32 Nagaland Kohima
33 Delhi -NCR Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
34 Odisha Bhubaneswar
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Punjab Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
37 Rajasthan Jaipur
38 Sikkim Gangtok
39 Tamilnadu Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli
40 Telangana Hyderabad
41 Tripura Agartala
42 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
43 Uttarakhand Dehradun
44 West Bengal Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata,

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