2000 Probationary Officers Posts @ SBI

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India.
Probationary Officers: 2000 Posts

Qualification (As on 31/08/18):
Graduation in any discipline or any equivalent qualification recognised 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.

Age Limit (As on 01/04/18): 21 - 30 years

Selection Procedure:


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:

Name of Test

No. of Questions



English Language


Total marks 100

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude


20 minutes

Reasoning Ability


20 minutes




1 hour

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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 3 hours duration consists of 4 sections for total 200 marks. The Objective Test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.


Name of Test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks



Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



Total marks 200

60 minutes


Data Analysis & Interpretation


45 minutes


General/ Economy/
Banking Awareness


35 minutes


English Language


40 minutes





3 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes 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.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination):
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. Each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Application Fee:
Rs.100/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates and Rs.600/- for General, OBC candidates.

How to Apply:
Candidates can apply online only.

Important Dates:



Online registration including edit/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


Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam

20-07-2018 onwards

Conduct of Online Examination – Main

04-08- 2018

Declaration of Result – Main

20 August 2018

Download Call Letter for Interview

1st September 2018

Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview

24-09-18 to 12-10-2018

Declaration of Final Result


Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community Candidates

Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training

28-05-2018 onwards

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training

18-06-2018 to 23-06-2018

Published on 4/21/2018 12:55:00 PM
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