SBI-PO


SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

SBI Eligibility Criteria for PO Exam are mentioned on this page:
Nationality:
Candidate’s who are applying for SBI Exam, must be a citizen of India.
Educational Qualification:
Aspirants should possess Graduation in any discipline from any recognized College / University.
Age Limitation:
Candidate’s age limit should be between 21-30 years for SBI PO Exam. Relaxation in age will also be allowed for reserved category candidates. To see the relaxation, candidates need to see below:

Relaxation In Age:
  • 3 years for OBC candidates.
  • 5 years for i) SC/ST candidates. ii) Ex-servicemen (iii) Candidates, who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989.
  • 10 years for VH/OH (Gen); 13 years for VH/OH (OBC) and 15 years for VH/OH (SC/ST) candidates.
Application Fee:
  • For SC / ST / PWD: Rs. 100/- (Intimation Charges only).
  • For General and Others: Rs. 600/- (App. fee and intimation charges).
  • Applicants can pay fee by online using their debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking.
Bank PO Salary in India
Probationary Officer Salaries
Pay Scale of Bank Probationary Officer as per Designation:

Designation Remuneration
JMGS – I (Junior Management Grade Scale -I) INR 14,500-600/7-18,700-700/2-20,100-800/7-25,700 + HRA, DA,CCA,
LTC,Medical benefits, terminal benefits as per rules
MMGS – II (Middle Management Grade Scale – II) INR 19,400 to INR 34,200
MMGS – III (Middle Management Grade Scale – III) INR 25,700 to INR 35,100
SMGS – IV (Senior Management Grade Scale – IV) INR 30,600 to INR 36,200
SMGS – V (Senior Management Grade Scale – V) INR 36,200 to INR 40,400
Pay Scale of a Bank PO (for Fresher)

Assets Major A Class Cities Other Places In Area I Other Places
Metro Cities (State Capital Etc.) (District Level And Rural Areas)
Basic Pay23700.0023700.0023700.00
Special Allowance1836.751836.751836.75
Dearness Allowance @ 99.9%10163.6310163.6310163.63
CCA (3% to 4% Max. Rs540/-)870.00600.000.00
Total Salary (Excluding HRA i.e. if Leased Accommodation is availed by the officer)Rs 36570.38Rs 36300.38Rs 35700.38
HRA – 8.5% ; 7.5%; 6.5%*Rs 2133.00Rs 1896.001659.00
Total Salary (including HRA i.e. if officer does not avail leased accommodation)Rs 38703.38Rs 38196.38Rs 37359.38

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The exam will be held in three phases.

  • Phase I (Preliminary Exam): 100 Marks Time Duration: 1 Hour
  • Phase II (Main Exam): 250 Marks(200 Marks objective + 50 Marks descriptive) Time Duration: 2 Hour
  • Phase III: 50 Marks
Phase I (Preliminary Exam):
Subject Questions Time Marks
English Language 30 1Hrs 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total Marks 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for Main Examination.

Phase II Main Examination:
Subject Questions Time Marks
Objective Test
1. English Language 50 2 Hrs 50
2. General Awareness, Marketing & Computer 50 50
3. Data Analysis & Interpretation 50 50
4. Reasoning (High Level) 50 50
Descriptive Test
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 1 Hrs 50
Total Marks 250
Phase III:
It will consist of Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks).

SBI PO Exam Syllabus

Dear aspirants, we are given here to you at this page the complete information about the syllabus of State Bank of India (SBI) PO post examination.
It will be very helpful for the preparation of the SBI Bank PO Exam. Bank conducts the many examination to select candidates for these different posts. There are large scale candidates apply for the Bank PO posts.
If aspirants know about the examination pattern then they can easily carry forward our preparation for the exam.
Candidates can plan their study according to the prescribed pattern and syllabus of the particular examination that is bank PO Exam.

SBI PO Syllabus for Prelim Exam
English Language:
In English Language section questions are asked from different topics which are as follows:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Error
  • Fill in the blank
  • Cloze test
  • Para-Jumbles
Quantitative Aptitude:
In Quant section questions are asked from different topics which are as follows:
  • Number Series
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Partnership
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Problem on Ages

Note: One or two sets of Data Interpretation type questions may ask in Prelim exam. – These questions cover different forms of D.I. based on Tables, Pie – Charts, Bar Graphs, etc.

Reasoning:
    In Reasoning section questions are asked from different topics which are as follows
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South)
  • Puzzle
  • Blood Relation
  • Inequality
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Input Output
SBI PO Syllabus for Main Exam – Objective test:
1. English Language: Level [Difficulty – Moderate]

In English Language section questions are asked from different topics which are as follows:

  • Reading Comprehension – According to the previous year question paper there were two Reading Comprehensions.
  • Spotting Error
  • Fill in the blank
  • Cloze test
  • Para-Jumbles
2. General Awareness/Marketing/Computer: Level [Difficulty to Easy]
i. General Awareness:
  • News related to Reserve Bank of India.
  • Banking Awareness.
  • Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget).
  • Economics news.
  • Current Affairs: Questions can be asked from various fields such as: National, International, Awards, Sports, Science, Summits, Appointment, Books & Authors and Obituary, Famous Personality in News, Business & Finance, Bank CMD/CEO & Taglines, Important Dates, Schemes, Summit & Meeting, Bill Passed, Capital & Currency of Countries, Organizations Head & headquarters.
ii. Marketing:
  • Basics of Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Market Segmentation
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Mix
  • Developing stage of organization
  • Brand
  • Advertising
  • Products Life Cycle
  • 4 P’s and 4 C’s of marketing
iii. Computer Knowledge:
  • Computer Basics & History
  • Types of Computers
  • Parts of Computer
  • Computer Generations
  • Components of Computer (Input, Control Unit, Memory Unit, Arithmetic Logic Unit, Output)
  • Peripheral Devices (Input devices & Output devices)
  • Software (System & Application Software) & Hardware
  • Computer Memory (Cache Memory, Primary Memory/Main Memory & Secondary Memory)
  • Data Processing
  • Operating system (Windows XP, Windows 7 and etc)
  • Basic MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PPT, MS Outlook),
  • Internet
  • Data Base Management Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Communication
  • Security (VIRUS & Antivirus)
3. Data Analysis & Interpretation: Level [Difficult]
  • Table Charts
  • Pie – Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Data Interpretation based on Puzzles
  • Mixed Graphs
  • Line Graphs
  • Caselets
  • Combined data sets
4. Reasoning: Level [Moderate / Difficult]
  • Syllogisms
  • Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South)
  • Puzzle
  • Blood Relation
  • Inequality or Decision Making
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Input Output
  • Miscellaneous
SBI PO Syllabus for Main Exam – Descriptive Test
In descriptive section questions are asked from different topics like:
  • Letter Writing
  • Essay
  • Precise Writing
Phase III:
It will consist of Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

SBI PO Selection Procedure

Selection procedure consists of two phases

Phase 1: Objective test & Descriptive test
Phase 2: Group discussion & Interview

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.
Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

Phase – II: Main Examination
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online.
Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

(i) Objective Test:
The Objective Test of 2 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:

  • Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
  • Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers.
  • Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation.
  • Test of Reasoning (High Level).
The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

(ii) Descriptive Test:
The Descriptive Test of 1 hour 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.
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.

Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and 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) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.