SBI PO Notification 2018 for 2000 Posts Released

Dear Aspirants,

SBI PO Notification 2018 for 2000 posts released by the State Bank Of India. Here below are the summarized details of notification. Check Out your eligibility and apply.



In any discipline as on 31.08.2018


Minimum 21 years

Maximum 30 years

as on 01.04.2018


Basic pay – 27,620/-

Min CTC 8.20 lacs & Max CTC 13.08 lacs


General/OBC Rs.600/-

SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/-


Total Posts – 2000

GEN – 1010; OBC – 540

SC – 300; ST – 150


Registration: 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018

Exam Date: 1,7 & 8 July 2018

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Name of the Post : –  Probationary Officer (PO) in SBI

Number of Vacancies: – 2000

SBI PO Notification 2018 for 2000 Post Released

Tentative Dates: – 

On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates : – 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges: –  21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination:-  18.06.2018 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary 1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary 15.07.2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam: –  20.07.2018
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 04.08.2018
Declaration of Result – Main 20.08.2018
Download Call Letter for Interview: – 01.09.2018
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview: –  24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018
Declaration of Final Result : – 01.11.2018

Age & Education Qualification: – 

Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2018): Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2018 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.1997 and not earlier than 02.04.1988 (both days inclusive)

Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 31.08.2018): – 
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation
examination on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three tiered process:
Phase –    I: Preliminary Examination
Phase –  II: Main Examination
Phase – III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

SBI PO Notification 2018 for 2000 Post Released

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. Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.

(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

SBI PO Notification 2018 for 2000 Post Released

(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Phase – III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks): –
Candidates qualifying for GE & 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 preparing the final merit list for selection. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and 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. Results of the candidates who qualify for Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview as well as the final select list will be made available on the Bank’s website.

Presently, 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 CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors. SBI may offer, subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation Package which would enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.

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