SBI PO also known as State Bank of India Probationary Officer is a national level examination which opens lucrative career options for those candidates who wish to join the Government sector. The SBI PO 2019 exam will be conducted by State Bank of India, to recruit eligible candidates to the post of Probationary officer.
Being one of the most desirable jobs in Banking Industry, SBI PO fascinates lakhs of aspirants every year who hold the same dream of joining this biggest Public Sector Organization. As the brand value of SBI is huge and it has a fruitful pay scale, SBI PO is viewed as a dividend job opportunity for millions in the Banking sector. The post of Probationary Officer in State Bank of India is a highly recognized post in India. The applicants must prepare judiciously to get into the difficult selection procedure of this Exam.
State Bank of India Probationary Officer
National Level Exam
State Bank of India
No of stages of Recruitment
3 - Prelims, Mains and Interview
Type of questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
+1.5 Marks for each correct answer
-0.25 Marks for each wrong answer
English & Hindi
Prelims: 1 Hour
Objective - 3 hours
Descriptive - 30 minutes
The eligibility criteria for SBI Exam 2019 is that the candidates must have a valid Bachelor's degree from any University recognized under Government of India. The age of the candidate must be minimum of 21 years. The maximum age limit that is required to appear for the exam is 30 years. 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 who have immigrated from Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Burma, Pakistan, or East African countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanently settling in India can also apply for the exam.
Minimum Education: The candidate must have a graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University sanctioned by the Government of India. Candidates who are in their final semester or final year are also eligible and can apply for the exam. However, they have to submit their Final Marksheet during the recruitment process.
Age Limit: The age of the candidates must range between 21 to 30 years. However, relaxation in age is provided for reserved categories.
Language Proficiency: The applicant should be able to read, write and speak the language of the State or Union territory.
Nationality: The following categories will be considered eligible:
Relaxation in Age
Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer)
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
PwD (Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe): 15 Years
(Other Backward Class): 13 Years
(General): 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers that includes ECOs, SSCOs who have worked for minimum 5 years in the military and have left on the completion of the project
Candidates who were original habitats of Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period ranging from 01 January 1980 to 31st December 1989
For General category
For General (PWD) category
The candidates are needed to choose two sets of exam centres - one for the Prelims exam and the other for the Mains. These two need not be the same. There are more choices for the Prelims exam as compared to the Mains because the number of students will be less for the Mains exam.
Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Bangalore, Hubli, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Mysore
Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Raipur
Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Berhampur
Chandigarh, Ambala, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Palampur, Shimla, Srinagar
Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Pondicherry, Tiruchirapalli
Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Imphal, Kohima, Silchar, Shillong, Agartala
Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Asanol, Burdwan, Gangtok, Kolkata, Port Blair, Siliguri
Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
Agra, Ajmer, Dehradun, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Meerut, Haldwani, New Delhi, Udaipur
Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Pune
Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi
Kochi, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram
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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test
Odisha Joint Entrance Examination
Sharda University Entrance
Sharda University Admission Test (SUAT)
Punjab State Teaching Eligibility Test (PSTET)
Chhattisgarh Teacher's Eligibility Test (TET)
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