SBI PO 2019: Notification, Application Form, Exam Dates, Admit Card


SBI PO 2019SBI PO 2019 official notification will be released in the 2nd week of April 2019 and candidate can start submitting SBI PO Application Form 2019. SBI PO 2019 is the national level recruitment examination which is generally scheduled in the month of May every year. This deemed exam is conducted by the state bank of India with the sole purpose to fill the vacancies of the PO post. The exam will be organized in two phases i.e. Prelims and mains.

The candidates can apply only after determining the eligibility status. A large number of candidates take this exam every year with the dream to join as PO in the SBI bank. It is one of the premium recruitment examination in India and thus one must have an adequate information about all its critical elements, Get here the desired information regarding the SBI PO 2019 Exam here such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, admit card and result.

SBI PO 2019 Exam Overview

Examination Name State Bank of India Probationary Officer
Popularly Known as SBI PO 2019
Organized by State Bank of India
Exam Purpose Offer Probationary Officer post
Exam Mode Computer-based Test
Type of Exam Banking Entrance Exam
Application Mode Online (through official website)
Application Form Submission start date 2nd week of April 2019
The issue of admit card 3rd week of June 2019
Exam Pattern
Exam Mode Computer-based Test
Type of Questions Objective question
Negative Marking For each incorrect answer 1/4 (0.25 marks) mark will be deducted

SBI PO 2019 Exam Dates

The aspirants should get updated with the exam schedule which is published under the section of important dates. As the official schedule is yet not mentioned by the exam authority thus we have provided tentative dates here.

SBI PO 2019 Important Dates

Exam Events Exam Date
SBI PO Online Application Starts From 2nd week of April 2019
SBI PO 2019 Application Form Last Date 2nd week of May 2019
Last Date to Payment of Application Fees May 2019
Download of SBI PO 2019 Admit Card (Online Prelims Exam) 2nd week of June 2019
SBI Probationary Officer Prelims Exam Date 1st week of July 2019
SBI PO 2019 Result Declare (For Preliminary) 2nd week of July 2019
Download of SBI PO Admit Card 2019 (Online Main Exam) August 2019
SBI PO Main 2019 Exam Organize In August 2019
SBI PO Main Result of Announced In August 2019
SBI PO 2019 Hall Ticket for Personal Interview Conducts In August 2019
Group Exercises and Interview Date September to October 2019
Declaration of SBI PO Final Result August 2019

SBI PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants must have to go through the eligibility criteria so as to ascertain their eligibility for the Exam of SBI PO 2019. These mandatory eligibility conditions are laid down by the state bank of India for the aspirants. Read the eligibility conditions here.

Norm 1: Academic Qualification:

Interested aspirants should be graduated in any stream or equivalent from the recognized university so as to apply for the Exam of SBI PO 2019.

Norm 2: Age Factor

It is important to note that the age of an applicant should be more than 21 years and less than 30 years.

SBI PO 2019 Application Form

The application form for SBI PO 2019 Exam is expected to be released in the month of February 2019. The exact dates will be mentioned here soon after its availability. The applicants will have to enter only the genuine information in the application form as the wrong information will lead to direct disqualification and shall render the candidate unfit for this recruitment procedure. The application procedure is mentioned here for the candidate’s sake of convenience.

  • The candidates should fill the application form carefully with the essential and correct information such as:

Personal Information




Qualification details

Contact information etc

  • On furnishing these details in the application form, the applicant will then receive the registration number and password for SBI PO 2019 exam.
  • You can now log in to the official website of SBI PO with the registration number and password and edit/ modify the particulars in the application form if needed.
  • After ensuring the correctness of the particulars, you proceed towards the fee payment step and remit the application fee of Rs 600 (Rs 100 for reserved category candidates).

SBI PO 2019 Admit Card

The admit card for the Exam of SBI PO 2019 will be issued to those aspirants who have registered them properly. The candidate should download the admit card and acquaint booklet by adding registration number and password. Separate call letters will be released for the prelims and main examination. It should be noted that the call letters and acquaint booklet will not be sent to the aspirants personally. This hall ticket of SBI PO 2019 Recruitment is an official document which must be retained safely till the end of the recruitment procedure. Keep the admit card in good condition as mutilated or distorted admit card will be not be accepted by the invigilator under any circumstance.

SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the Exam of SBI PO 2019 is published here for the aspirants as it is beneficial to know the same.

  • Mode: This exam will be organized in the online mode.
  • Type: The questions will be objective in nature.
  • Marking scheme: For objective questions, ¼ marks will be deducted as a penalty for the wrong answers.

SBI PO 2019 – Preliminary Exam:

  • Sections: There are THREE sections in total
  • Duration: 1 Hour or 60 minutes
  • No. of questions: There will be 100 questions in total
  • Maximum marks: the exam will be of total 100 marks.

SBI PO 2019 – Mains Exam:

  • Sections: There are FOUR sections.
  • No. of questions: There will be 155 questions in total.
  • Duration: 3 Hours or 180 minutes (objective test) + 30 minutes (descriptive test)
  • Maximum Marks: 200 marks (objective test) + 50 marks (descriptive test)

SBI PO 2019 Syllabus

The Syllabus of SBI PO 2019 Exam will be based on the exam pattern and sections included in the same. The subjects for each stage may vary and thus the candidates have to prepare as accordingly. It outlines the important topics which are required to be studied by the students. Before commencing the preparation for the exam, the candidates need to go through the syllabus in order to get the detailed information regarding the topics and sub–topics involved in the exam. It includes:

  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. General Awareness

SBI PO 2019 Answer Key

The answer key will be released by the official authority soon after the completion of the exam. It comprises the list of answers and allows the candidates to estimate their marks in SBI PO 2019 exam. It will be released in the online mode and the link to download the same shall be published soon. Separate answer key will be released for both prelims and main examination. The candidates will be able to have an overall idea of their exam performance after comparing their answers with the answer key.

SBI PO 2019 Result

The result for the Exam of SBI PO 2019 will be issued as per schedule. As the exam is conducted in two phases, therefore, the result is also announced separately. First of all, the result for prelims will be announced in June 2019 (as expected) and then for mains in August 2019.  It should be noted that the marks obtained in the prelims exam will not be added to the final selection. The marks of mains exam will be added to the marks scored in the GD and PI round for the preparation of the final merit list.

SBI PO 2019 Cutoff

The Cutoff will be released soon after the completion of the exam. It depicts the minimum marks which you have to score so as to qualify the exam and to join the next level of the recruitment procedure. The cutoff for both the exams will be different. Also, the cutoff for different categories will also be different so as to take the reservation under consideration. The released cutoff shall be the final one and no changes will be made in the same under any circumstance.

SBI PO 2019 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure will comprise of TWO Exams – Prelims and Mains. The candidates that qualify prelims exam will be allowed to take the Mains exam. And finally, the candidates passing Mains exam will be called for the GD and PI round. Final results of SBI PO 2019 Allotment will be released after GD and PI round.

SBI PO 2019 Selection Procedure involves 3 main rounds namely:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. GD and PI round

The candidates will be selected on the basis of the above three stages; however prelims exam is only qualifying in nature but its scores will not be added further.

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