SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2018 (Prelims & Mains) – Check Here
SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2018 (Prelims & Mains) – Check Here

SBI PO New Exam Pattern 2018 (Prelims & Mains)

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018. As we all know The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the official notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) in various branches of SBI. This year SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2018 drive is taking place to fill 2000 Probationary Officers (PO) vacancies.  The introduction of the sectional time limit in the prelims exam of SBI PO 2018 surprised many students. The online registrations for SBI PO Recruitment 2018 start from 21st April 2018 to 13th May 2018.

Before appearing in any competition exam all you need to know the complete detailed syllabus for Exam. It is also important to know the latest exam pattern and syllabus for the particular exam. The questions will be asked in SBI PO Exam will be based on official SBI PO New Exam Pattern 2018 (Prelims & Mains). In this post, we are providing you the detailed Exam Pattern of SBI PO Exam 2018.

SBI PO Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

Event Name Important Dates
SBI PO Recruitment 2018 Start date of Online Registration 21st April 2018
Last date of Online Application of SBI PO Recruitment 2018 13th May 2018
Date of Online Fee Payment of SBI PO Recruitment 2018 21st April to 13th May 2018
Date of SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 1st, 7th and 8th July 2018
Date of SBI PO Mains Exam 2018 4th August 2018
Dates of Admit Card Download (Prelims) 18th June 2018 (Tentative)
SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam Result 20th August 2018
SBI PO 2018  Downloading of Interview Call Letter 01st Sep. 2018
SBI PO Recruitment  – Group Exercises & Interviews Date 24th September to 12th December 2018
SBI PO 2018 Final Result 01st November 2018

SBI PO 2018 Selection Process

As per the SBI PO 2018 official notification released by SBI for recruitment of Probationary Officers, the recruitment will take place with the help of online examination and Group Exercise & Personal Interview.

  1. Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test).
  2. Online Mains Examination (Objective Test).
  3. Phase III: Group Discussion & Personal Interview Round

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) are not added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) and Interview (Phase-III) are added for the preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the main examination and the Phase-III.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018

SBI PO Prelims Exam will comprise of 3 sections, with a total of 100 marks and total time of 60 minutes has been allotted for this exam. This year SBI has introduced sectional time limit in the exam. You can go through the new exam pattern and sectional time division of SBI PO Prelims exam from the table below:-

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2018

S. No. Name of Test No. of questions Total Marks Time Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time Allotted for Each Test
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 Minutes
2. General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 Minutes
3. English Language 35 40 English 40 Minutes
4. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes
Total 155 200   3 Hours
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 English 30 Minutes


  • The above tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • For each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • The exam will be conducted online and it will carry objective type questions.
  • The descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks assigned to the test of English Language. You will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay. You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.
  • The Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

SBI PO Exam Pattern – Group Discussion & Personal Interview

Marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview out of 100. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2018 (Prelims & Mains) – Check Here

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