SBI PO 2019

SBI PO 2019, SBI PO 2019 Notification, SBI PO 2019 Exam Date, SBI PO 2019 Syllabus,


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

As per the notification of SBI PO, 2019 below are the tentative dates to fill the form and for the exam also.


SBI PO 2019 Application Fee


S.No.CategoryApplication Fee
1.SC/ST/PWDRs. 125/-
2.GeneralRs. 750/-


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.

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.

Age Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
PWD10 years
EXSM or Persons domiciled of J&K, 1984 riots affected Person5 years


Education Qualification: 

  • A candidate must hold a graduation degree in any stream or it’s equivalent as on 28-08-2019

SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern

The examination for the SBI PO Recruitment process is carried out in three phases i.e. Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Personal Interview. Following is the expected pattern of SBI PO 2019 Exam if there is no change in the pattern this year and it remains the same as last year’s:
Phase-ISBI PO Preliminary Examination 2019
S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration (in Minutes)
1English30 Questions30 Marks20
2Reasoning35 Questions35 Marks20
3Quantitative35 Questions35 Marks20
Total100 Questions100 Marks60
Candidates had to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks which were decided by SBI

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 QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning and Computer45 Questions60 Marks60 minutes
2English35 Questions40 Marks40 minutes
3DI35 Questions60 Marks45 minutes
4General Awareness40 Questions40 Marks35 minutes
Total155 Questions200 Marks3 Hours
  1. 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.
  1. 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 – IIISBI 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

English Language
Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement), Fillers, Sentence Errors, Vocabulary based questions, Sentence Improvement, Jumbled Paragraph,

Reasoning Ability
Blood Relation, Syllogism, Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Order and Ranking, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument), Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output

Quantitative Aptitude 
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems,Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time,  Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General Awareness
Govt. Schemes and Policies, Current Affairs, Static Awareness, Banking & Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness

Computer Aptitude

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 Interpretation606669666
General Awareness/ Marketing/ Computer Knowledge4010101013101010
English Language404446444
Objective Test20060606070606060
Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test)5017.517.517.52017.517.517.5
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview 
(Objective + Descriptive Test)
Group Discussion20
Total: -GE + Interview5018181820181818
Total marks out of 100Normalized to 10034.2534.7344.4349.7538.4543.0840.78
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