SBI PO Recruitment 2017, Notification Exam Date

Dear Readers,

Dear Students, All of you have been desperately waiting for the SBI PO Vacancies. And finally, SBI has released 2403 vacancies. 

You have ample time to start over and prepare in the best possible way to finally make it happen. Remember Students, lakhs of students will be fighting fo this prestigious jobs. Unless or Until you give your 100% of your potential, you'll won't get the job. The notification is out, you have the all the dates and numbers, now it is high time when you worked hard and made a difference in your life career-wise. 
In this post let's discuss, the FAQs. these points will help you to know the SBI PO exam better.

State Bank of India's recruitment of 
Probationary Officers will be conducted tentatively in April-May 2017. Selection for the post will be through a country-wide competitive Examination in three phases i.e. Online written examination (prelims and mains) followed by Group exercises/Interview. 
 What are the posts available under this recruitment project for freshers?
The post which will be available in this recruitment project is Probationary Officers.
☛  When will be the exam conducted?
State Bank of India's recruitment of Probationary Officers will be conducted in April-May 2017. 

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates
 07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges
07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination
15-04-2017 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary
29th & 30th Apr and 6th & 7th May'17
Result of Online exam – Preliminary
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam
22-05-2017 onwards
Conduct of Online Examination – Main
4th June 2017
Declaration of Result – Main
19th June 2017
Download Call Letter for Interview
26th June 2017
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview
10th July 2017 onward
Declaration of Final Result
5th Aug 2017
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training
07-04-2017 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training
17-04-2017 to 22-04-2017
☛ How many vacancies are there?
The number of vacancies are 2403 for SBI PO 2017. Click on the image below to view the complete break up of vacancies.

☛ Will the exam be conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Common Written Exam for SBI PO will be conducted in online mode.
☛ What is the Structure of Examination?

The structure of the examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

A) Preliminary Examination

Sr. No.
Name of Tests (Objective)
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
English Language

Composite time of 1 Hour
Numerical Ability
Reasoning Ability


Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination. 

B) Mains 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. 

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
NOTE: Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

C) Phase – III:Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
☛ Will there be any interview after the written result?
Yes, there will be Group exercises/Interview process for Probationary Officers. The applicants, who are successful in the On-line test, would be called for Group exercises/Interview.
☛ What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
Age Limit : (As on 01.04.2017)
Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2017 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1987 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)

☛ What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?

 Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 01.07.2017)

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University 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 01.07.2017. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2017. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply

☛ What is the application Fee?
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges [Payable from 07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017 (both dates
inclusive)] shall be as follows –
- 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates
- 600/- for all others.
☛ When will the registration start?
Registration will start from 07.02.2017 and will end on 06.03.2017
☛ Is the exam Bilingual?
The tests except the Test of English Language in Mains exam all others will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
☛ What is the cut-off for being recruited?
There is no fixed cut-off. It depends on the performance of the candidates. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Mains Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process.

☛ Is there a criterion for negative marking?
There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

☛ What will be the process to reach the final score?

Final Selection The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and 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 preparation of 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 Written Test (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 Written Test and Group Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. 

☛ What was the last years cutoff marks?



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