Overview :

The SBI PO is State bank of India probationary officer exam. This exam is started in 1975 by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection). The SBI PO recruits for Junior Management Grade-1 (JMG-Scale 1) Officer for their banks. The PO is often called as a scale-1 officer. Basically, he is the assistant manager in state banks of India in a particular branch. He manages all the work regarding management of bank policies. For this officer, post-SBI needs to recruits deserving candidates who can serve their banks and helps to innovate. Hence SBI conducts exams for PO every year to appointment new minds. Let us overview the SBI PO recruitment 2017.

Recruitment Overview

Thinking to apply for SBI PO exam? Then you are at the perfect place where you will get to know every information regarding SBI PO. This is one of the best posts, if you want to be an officer in the state bank of India. This exam held every year across the country for those who want to be a probationary officer (PO) in state bank of India. We know the level of the competitive exam is going tougher and tougher every consecutive year. The level of exam will be as IBPS PO exam and also it is similar to it. So you have to work hard as well as smartly, to save time and practice more. You can fill the online application form for SBI PO 2017 from its official website, which is to be released soon on SBI website. The official website of SBI gets updated with every latest news; you can check it out for any new notification. To crack this exam you should have an applicable approach to get success. To help you out, we have searched tips to SBI PO and all the details regarding it. To clear the SBI PO exam efficiently, we should take a look at syllabus and selection procedures before starting preparation. But before applying for the job, Let us know about the examination conducting body on account to know more about the job scenario.

About SBI:

SBI is state bank of India. The State Bank of India is originated in the first decade of the 19th century. On 2 July 1806, the bank of Calcutta renamed as the bank of Bengal. The imperial Bank of India became the State Bank of India July 1955. The headquarters of SBI is in Mumbai, India. It is a governmental organization which conducts banking exam every year. In which of one the exam is SBI PO. There are many perks in working with this governmental body of banking. SBI is about to release the notification for Recruitment of Probationary Officer. Here we will update you with all the details regarding recruitment purpose. The official website of the SBI gets updated every day by their IT professionals. To get updates regarding SBI PO exam, you can also download the SBI application on your Smartphone.

Vacancy Details :

The State bank of India conducts all India level national exams for the Probationary Officer post. This year for SBI PO 2017 recruitment, nearly 2000 seats are vacant. The candidates who apply for this exam are around lakh in number. So we can see there is lots of competition for this exam.

Post name- Probationary Officers

No. of vacancy- around 2000

Eligibility Criteria :

To apply SBI PO, you must have to be eligible for it. To check out, if you are eligible or not you can check our below mentioned points.



Age limit

Graduation degree from recognized university or institution.


There is no minimum percentage.


You should not be in final year. Only Those candidates are allowed whose graduation is completed.

Citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugee and migrated Peoples from Pakistan, Burma, Zaire, Sri Lanka, Zambia, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India are allowed to give exam

candidates must have age between 20 – 30 years.

SC/ST/OBC and other who are covered under the government act , have the age relaxation.

You can check in the table below


  • Education-Graduation degree from recognized university or institution.
  • Nationality-Citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugee and migrated Peoples from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India are allowed to give exam.
  • Age Limit -candidates must have age between 20 – 30 years.

    Note-Age relaxation for the mentioned below in the table:

Sr no. Category Age Relaxation
1 SC/ST 5 years
2 OBC (non creamy layer)p 3 years
3 Person with disabilities 10 years
4 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
5 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

How to Apply :

SBI PO 2017 Application Form:-

A candidate who is willing to apply for SBI PO 2017 has to visit the official website of SBI PO to download the recruitment application form. The website of SBI gets updated time to time. Now after downloading it, you have to fill it with the instructions mentioned in the online form. Candidate should read all the norms and policies of the government which is shared with them before filling up the form. Any type of missing or wrong information filled in the form can disqualify a candidate. Do not miss spell any important information i.e. Names, Degrees and addresses etc it will cancel your form. Answer or fill all the information in given order. Check website so to get notify about the next update.

Note: For the Identification proof, you will need scanned copy of your photograph and soft copy of the signature. Make sure you have your documents scanned before applying the form.


How to apply?

The SBI PO application procedure is very easy only you have to take care in filling your personal data correctly in order to avoid misshapen. Here we have stated the step to apply for the SBI PO exam.

•     Visit the official Website of SBI PO

•     Click on the Home Page to open the link “Join”.

•    Click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR SBI PO” to open the On-Line   Application Form.

•    Click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register on the SBI PO.

•    An Email or SMS regarding the temporary registration number and password will be sent to you for registering yourself on the site.

•    Reopen the application by login with your temporary id and password.

•    Fill the form carefully. Read all norms and policies

•    Upload the photograph and signature wherever needed.

•    Pay the Requisite fees.

Payment of application

Make sure you have Debit / Credit Card / Net banking during the filing of SBI PO recruitment application for making online payment of the requisite application fee charges. The fee charges for the general candidates are Rs.600/- and for the candidates who come under the reservation category, fee charges will be Rs.100/-.

Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.


Rs.600/- for general and others



Exam Dates :

We have mentioned dates to remember during the entire selection procedure of competitive exam SBI PO. The following table has all the information about the SBI PO exam from the date of online application till the updating of the result. Let us check it out.


Online registration including edit/modification

First week of may till end of may 2017

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges

First week of may till end of may 2017

Download of call letters for Online Preliminary Examination

Mid of June (onwards)

Online Examination – Preliminary

July 2017

Result of Online Exam – Preliminary

July 2017

Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam

End of July 2017

Conduct of Online Examination – Main

July 2017

Declaration of Result – Main

August 2017

Download Call Letter for Interview

August 2017

Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview

September 2017

Declaration of Final Result

September 2017


Exam Pattern :

The exam pattern and syllabus play an important role in preparation for any exam. By analyzing the syllabus you will get the important topics for the respective exam, which will make your preparation easy. Before examinations, you should check the exam pattern in order to maintain speed during the exam time. To solve your problem to some extent we have shared the exam pattern and syllabus as well for the SBI PO Recruitment 2017.

Exam Pattern

The SBI PO exam has two phase of written exam: Preliminary exam and main exam.

For Preliminary Exam: Is consisting of three section reasoning, quant, and general awareness. The total marks are 100 and the total duration is one hour. In order to succeed in the prelims, you have to prepare well for all the three sections.







Reasoning ability





Quantitative aptitude





English language



total=One hour


For main IBPS PO exam:

After clearing, the prelims you are eligible for the main exam. Here in this exam, you have four sections which consist of reasoning, English language, quant and general awareness. The level of this exam is more than the prelims as the competition gets high. You have to prepare well for this exam, to get selected.


Sr no.









English language




Quantitative aptitude




General awareness


total=3 hours


Syllabus :

The syllabus is the guideline for any competitive exam which gives us the frame to start our preparation. So here, we are providing you complete details of the SBI PO 2017 syllabus.

Sr no.






Machine coding and decoding

Logical Reasoning Syllogism

Sentence coding ,Puzzle / Seating Arrangement , Data Sufficiency, Number series

Blood relations etc.




Number system

Simplification Approximation

Data Interpretation – Line Graph, Bar Graph, Mixed Chart, Pie Chart etc

Quadratic Equation etc





Vocabulary: Synonyms, Antonyms, Word formation and sentence correction.

Comprehension: Theme detection, Deriving conclusions, Passage completion, Error detection, and Passage Correction, Sentence correction. Spelling: Grammar, Idioms, and Phrases.





Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture, Indian economy International Economy, UNO, Marketing, Indian constitution, History of Banking, countries/currencies, Books & Their Authors, Banking Terms, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, etc.



Selection Procedure :

The starting SBI PO pay scale is 27,620 (with four increments) and also there are annual incentives worth 7 -12 Lakhs.


The SBI PO selection procedure 2017 has four stages: Prelims, Mains, Group discussion, and interview.

                                             Four stages of selection procedure

Preliminary Examination

Main examination

Group Discussion



Preliminary Examination: The candidate should pass in this prelim in order to get eligible for the main exam. There is minimum cutoff which is decided by the SBI PO authorities.

Main examination: The cutoff is also set for the main exam, you have to get marks more than cut off in order to clear this exam.

Group Discussion: The candidates who are selected in mains are eligible for appearing in Group discussion. Those who got selected in GD will go for the interview process.

Interview: The interview will go to conduct by the sponsoring organization in each state across the country.

Tips :

“Practice is key to success. Today’s practice will lead tomorrow's success”.

1.    Understand the entire topic in the syllabus.

2.    Take a mock drill to analyze which section is less scoring for you, and then prepare more for that section.

3.    Make sure you attempt the entire questions on time.

4.    Prepare more for the topics which had come in previous papers.

5.    Practice more & more.

Read the newspaper, so you will be familiar with current affairs. There are many books which will give plenty of questions to learn for a Gk section. You can also search over the internet for many sites. One of my known sites is wifistudy.com, where you can get all the stuff for practice under one roof. There are a number of books which you can refer like Objective Arithmetic - Arihant, Lucent General Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude - R.S.Agarwal. We have shared some most research to crack SBI PO recruitment 2017 efficiently. Hope you like our suggestions.

All the best!!!

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