SBI PO 2019

Exam Date : 7th July 2019 To 4th August 2019
Result Date : 15th August 2019

SBI PO 2019 Application Forms, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

SBI PO 2019

  • About: SBI PO stands for State Bank of India Probationary Officer. SBI conducts recruitment examinations for various posts across India and Probationary Officer is one of those posts. Every year, a large number of aspirants apply for the job and hence, the SBI bank exams have become highly competitive. 

  • Authority: SBI or State Bank of India is the conducting body for the SBI PO 2019 exam. SBI decides the modalities of question paper pattern and implants the eligibility criteria needed to be fulfilled by the candidates.

  • Expected Dates: SBI PO 2019 application form is expected to be released by March 2019 and the Preliminary exam is expected to be conducted in the last week of April 2019.

  • Exam Pattern: SBI PO Exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Preliminary Exam - The First Phase of the recruitment process consists of MCQ type questions on English Language, Numerical Ability and  Reasoning Ability.

  • Main Exam - Second Phase of the recruitment process consists of MCQ type questions on Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language and Descriptive type questions (Letter and Essay writing)

  • Interview - It is the Final Phase of the SBI bank exam 2019 recruitment process where the candidates who have cleared the previous two rounds will be called in for a group discussion and interview by SBI. Those who clear the interview will be selected for appointment to work as a Probationary Officer at SBI. There is a Probationary period of two years.

  • Expected Vacancies: The vacancies for SBI PO 2019 is expected to be 2313. Reservations are provided for SC/ST/OBC and PwD categories. 

SBI PO Highlights



Exam Name

State Bank of India Probationary Officer

Exam Level

National Level Exam 

Conducting Body

State Bank of India


Probationary Officer

No of stages of Recruitment

3 - Prelims, Mains and Interview

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Marking scheme

+1.5 Marks for each correct answer

Negative marking

-0.25 Marks for each wrong answer

Paper medium

English & Hindi


  • Prelims: 1 Hour

  • Mains:

    • Objective - 3 hours

    • Descriptive - 30 minutes

SBI PO 2019 Important Dates

  • SBI Official notification 2019 will be released in the first week of April.

  • Candidates can fill the application form from 15th April 2019 to 17th May 2019.

  • Admit Card for Prelims will be declared in the month of June 2019 and for Mains, it will be declared in the month of July 2019.

  • SBI PO Prelims exam 2019 will be held tentatively around 7th July 2019 and Mains exam will be held tentatively on 4th August 2019.

  • Read SBI PO 2019 Important Dates to know more about admit card release date, SBI PO 2019 exam dates (prelims and mains) and results.

SBI PO 2019 Eligibility

  • Education: To be eligible for SBI Exam 2019, candidates must have a valid Bachelor's degree from any University recognised under Government of India.

  • Age: Candidates must be minimum of 21 years of age. The maximum age limit to appear for the exam is 30 years. 

  • Nationality: Candidates who are Citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who arrived in India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently, or , Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who have migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India can apply for the exam.

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SBI PO 2019 Syllabus

  • Sections: The SBI PO exam syllabus includes 4 sections: Reasoning, English, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude. Mains exam contains a descriptive section which consists of Essay and letter writing.

  • Reference Books: There are several Reference Books for preparation of the exam.

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SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern

  • SBI PO Prelims exam pattern will consist of objective type questions of 100 marks and exam duration being 1 hour.

  • SBI PO Mains exam pattern will consist of Objective and Descriptive sections, where the objective section will consist of a total of 200 marks, divided into the following sections - Reasoning and  Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation and General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The descriptive section will consist of 50 marks, assessing the candidate's essay and letter writing skills. 

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SBI PO 2019 Application Form Details

  • SBI bank PO exam 2019 application form will be available on the official website and candidates must register on the website to fill the application form.

  • Application fees of INR 600/- (for general category) and INR 100/- (for reserved categories) have to paid along with filling up the application form.

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SBI PO 2019 Exam Centres

  • Candidates have to choose the exam centres in which they want to appear for giving the exam while filling up the application form.

  • Candidates have to select at least 3 exam centres for SBI PO exam 2019. 

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SBI PO 2019 Admit Card

  • By providing the registration number and the date of birth as filled in the application form, candidates can download the SBI bank exam admit card.

  • Admit card contains details regarding candidates name, registration number, location, SBI PO exam date and general instructions for candidates.
  • Separate admit cards will be provided for SBI PO Prelims and SBI PO Mains exam.

  • Candidates, who clear the SBI PO 2019 Prelims will be eligible to sit for the Mains exam, after downloading the Admit Card.

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SBI PO 2019 Results

  • Results for SBI PO Mains exam will be declared on 15th August 2019.

  • Candidates who clear the Mains exam will be called for Personal Interview and Group Discussion. 

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SBI PO 2019 Important Dates

  • Application forms will be released after Official notification, which is expected to be released in the month of April 2019.
  • The SBI PO 2019 Prelims exam will be held on 7th July 2019 .

  • Candidates who clear the Prelims can attempt the Mains exam on 4th August 2019.


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SBI PO 2019 Eligibility

  • Candidates should be of minimum 21 of age. The upper limit to apply for the exam is 30 years.
  • Candidates should be having a bachelor's degree from any University of India.

  • Candidates of India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Person of Origin who have migrated from other countries all also eligible to apply.

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SBI PO 2019 Application Process

  • Register on the official website for SBI PO exam and pay the application fee through online mode.
  • Scan your photograph and signature to upload on the portal.

  • Check the fillup up details if it is correct or not. 

  • Finally, submit the form.

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SBI PO 2019 Admit Card

  • To download the admit card, candidates have to visit the official website and log in with their registration number and date of birth.
  • A security code will be sent to the registered email ID which needs to be entered, after which the candidates can download the admit card.

  • It will be available on 17th June 2019 for Prelims exam.

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SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern

SBI PO exam pattern consists of three phases namely:

  • Phase 1: Preliminary Examination.

  • Phase 2: Main Examination.

  • Phase 3: Group Discussion and Interview.

In Prelims phase, there will be 100 Objective Type question each of 1 mark and will have three sections (English Language: 35 marks, Quantitative Aptitude: 35 marks, Reasoning Ability: 35 marks).

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SBI PO 2019 Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims syllabus: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability.

SBI PO Main Exam Syllabus: Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness (Economy/Banking Awareness), English Language.

SBI PO Descriptive Syllabus: Essay and Letter writing.

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SBI PO 2019 Results

  • SBI PO Results will be declared on the official website.
  • The results will be declared by State Bank Of India.

  • Candidates need to download the Results by logging into the website with registration number and Date of Birth.


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