Know SBI PO 2019 Exam?
SBI PO 2019 stands for SBI Probationary Officer, the most popular Banking exam in India to become an officer in the Banking field. The authority which is authorized to conduct the exam is SBI and Post for which SBI conducts the exam called PO. Every year Lacs of candidates fill the online application form. The candidates selected after the final interview process get the opportunity to work in their choice of Bank as a Probationary Officer (Bank PO). In this article, we will discuss SBI PO 2019 exam Dates, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, job profile, Salary, Promotion & Career growth and SBI PO previous year cutoff.
SBI PO 2019 Dates, Pattern & Syllabus
SBI (State Bank Of India) conducts a 3-step examination to carry out the recruitment process of PO for itself. The SBI is expected to release the official notification regarding the vacancies of PO in the month of April this year.
Number of Vacancies
SBI PO 2019 Exam Dates
SBI PO 2019 Application Fee
SBI PO 2019 Eligibility
Candidates need to fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria in order to apply for the SBI PO exam. Criteria are Nationality, Age & Educational Qualification.
Nationality/Citizenship: A candidate must be a Citizen of India
Age Limit: Age should be Minimum 20 and a maximum of 30 years. Age relaxation allowed to SC/ST and OBC candidates.
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|EXSM or Persons domiciled of J&K, 1984 riots affected Person||5 years|
- A candidate must hold a graduation degree in any stream or it’s equivalent as on 28-08-2019
SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration (in Minutes)|
|1||English||30 Questions||30 Marks||20|
|2||Reasoning||35 Questions||35 Marks||20|
|3||Quantitative||35 Questions||35 Marks||20|
|Total||100 Questions||100 Marks||60|
Phase – II: SBI PO Main Examination 2019
Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests were conducted online.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning and Computer||45 Questions||60 Marks||60 minutes|
|2||English||35 Questions||40 Marks||40 minutes|
|3||DI||35 Questions||60 Marks||45 minutes|
|4||General Awareness||40 Questions||40 Marks||35 minutes|
|Total||155 Questions||200 Marks||3 Hours|
- Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total of 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
- Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for the Interview and preparation of the final merit list.
Note: There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.
Phase – III: SBI PO Interview
The total marks allotted for the Interview are 100. The qualifying marks in the interview are 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview for the final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
SBI PO 2019 Syllabus
Operating System, Computer Network, Internet, MS Office Suit and Short cut keys, Basics of DBMS, Number System and Conversions, Computer and Network Security, History and Generation of Computers, Introduction to Computer Organisation, type of memories, Hardware and I/O Devices, Software, Computer Languages.
SBI PO 2019 Job Profile
- After selection as PO, He/She will be placed as officer Grade Scale-I.
- There will be a 1-year probation period.
- During the probation period the candidate will undergo the training required to obtain the good skills to work in banking.
- PO is a multirole job profile.
SBI PO 2019 Salary
The basic salary of SBI PO, as mentioned in SBI PO 2019 Official Notification is the starting basic pay is 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical, and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on the CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and a maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on the place of posting and other factors.
Promotion and Career Growth
SBI PO 2019 Previous Years Cut Off
From 2018 onwards, there will be no sectional cutoff in the exam of SBI PO 2019 recruitment. The final selection will be based on the performance in the online test. However, you can check the previous year official cutoff for SBI PO Prelims & Mains Exam 2018 below:
Prelims Cut Off 2018
SBI PO Mains Cutoff 2018
SBI PO 2017 Prelims Exam Cut Off
SBI PO 2017 Mains Cut Off (Final)
SBI PO 2016 Prelims Exam Cut Off
SBI PO 2016 Mains Cut Off (Final)
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||60||6||6||6||9||6||6||6|
|General Awareness/ Marketing/ Computer Knowledge||40||10||10||10||13||10||10||10|
|Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test)||50||17.5||17.5||17.5||20||17.5||17.5||17.5|
|Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview |
(Objective + Descriptive Test)
|Total: -GE + Interview||50||18||18||18||20||18||18||18|
|Total marks out of 100||Normalized to 100||34.25||34.73||44.43||49.75||38.45||43.08||40.78|