SBI PO 2019

State Bank of India Probationary Officer (SBI PO) 2019:

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.

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


Objective - 3 hours

Descriptive - 30 minutes

SBI PO 2019 Eligibility

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.

State Bank of India set's the eligibility criteria for SBI PO exam. It can be categorized based on the following:

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:

  • Citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the motive of settling permanently.
  • Person of Indian ancestor who has emigrated from Pakistan, Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.
  • Candidates belonging to the categories other than Indian must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in favor of their Nationality.

SBI PO 2019: Age Relaxation  

Relaxation in Age

Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)

5 Years

Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years




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

5 Years

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

5 Years

Number of Attempts for SBI PO exam - Category-wise


For General category

4 attempts

For General (PWD) category

7 attempts

OBC category

7 attempts


7 attempts


No restriction

SBI PO 2019 Exam Centers

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.

Exam Centres


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

New Delhi

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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