SBI PO 2019 Mains Exam Date, Syllabus, Prelims Result & Free Mock

State Bank of India is all set to conduct SBI PO Mains Exam 2019 on 20th July 2019. The Prelims Exam has just been conducted and candidates are waiting impatiently for SBI PO Prelims Result which is expected in first week of July 2019. SBI PO Recruitment is held every year to single out the most eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officer. In the year 2018,  a total of 2000 vacancies were announced for the post of SBI PO. Being one of the most lucrative career options in the field of Banking, SBI PO Exam attracts millions of candidates every year who try their luck to ace this prestigious exam.

To give you more insight into SBI PO 2019, here is a post describing SBI PO 2019 Vacancy, Online Application Process, Exam Pattern, Exam Dates, Syllabus & More!

SBI PO Mains 2019 Exam Date

SBI PO 2019 prelims and main exam dates have been announced by State Bank of India. As per the official notification of SBI PO 2019, the online preliminary examination will be held in the month of June 2019 followed by mains examination on 20th July 2019. Following is the complete schedule for the recruitment process of SBI PO 2019:

Sr. No.ActivityDates
1On-line registration Dates2nd April 2019 to 22nd April 2019
2Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges2nd April 2019 to 22nd April 2019
3Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination3rd week of May 2019 onwards
4Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
5Result of Online exam – Preliminary1st week of July 2019
6Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam2nd week of July 2019
7Conduct of Online Examination – Main20th July 2019
8Result of Online Examination – Main3rd week of August 2019
9Download Call Letter for Personal Interview4th week of August 2019
10Conduct of Group Exercises & InterviewSeptember 2019
11Declaration of Final Result2nd week of October 2019

SBI PO 2019 Result

The State Bank of India will release the result for preliminary exam tentatively by 20th June 2019. The results are usually declared within a month after the examinations are conducted. We will provide the links to them as soon as they are available on the official website.

SBI PO 2019 Admit Card/ Call Letter

The admit cards for the Prelims Exam, Main Exam and Group Discussion and Personal Interview will be released 10-15 days before they are held. We will update the links to download them as soon as they are made available on the official website of the State Bank of India.

Important Links

SBI PO 2019 Cut Off

SBI PO 2019 Prelims Analysis

SBI PO Salary 2019

SBI PO 2019 Mains Syllabus


SBI PO 2019 Notification

The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the official notification regarding the vacancies of Probationary Officers on 1st April 2019.  For the details of this recruitment process, you can refer to SBI PO 2019 notification, here is the link to it:


SBI PO 2019 Apply Online

The link to apply online for SBI PO 2019 Exam has been activated now. The registrations and mode of payment for SBI PO 2019 Application is both online. Aspiring bankers can apply online for SBI PO 2019 from the link mentioned below.




SBI PO 2019 Application Fees

1. Rs. 125 for SC/ ST/ PWD Candidates.
2. Rs. 750 for General/EWS/OBC/Others

SBI PO 2019 Vacancies

The total number of vacancies for the post of SBI PO 2019 is 2000. The total number of vacancies, as the SBI PO Notification 2018 says, was 2000. Also, the number of vacancies announced in the year 2017 and 2016 was 2400 and 2200 respectively.

SBI PO 2019 Exam Pattern

The examination for SBI PO recruitment process will be  carried out in three phases i.e. Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Following is the exam pattern of SBI PO 2019 Exam as per the official notification:

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks is conducted online. This test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections(with separate timings for each section) as follows:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 10060 minutes

Candidates have to qualify the test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. There will be no sectional cutoff. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) are shortlisted for the Main Examination.

Phase – IIMain Examination
Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online. Candidates have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test is administered.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

1. Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section.

2. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks is 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. 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 the objective test.

A Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For 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.

Phase – IIIGroup Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test are arranged in descending order in each category. The adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank are called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview are decided by the Bank.

SBI PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Here is the detailed description for the eligibility criteria to apply for SBI PO 2019:

1. Essential Academic Qualifications: (As on 31.08.2019)
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized 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 the interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2019. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2019. Candidates possessing the qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

2. Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2019)
Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2019 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1989 and not later than 01.04.1998 (both days inclusive).

SBI PO 2019 Selection Procedure

 SBI PO 2019 examination will be conducted in three phases in order to carry out the complete recruitment process. The three steps that SBI follows for the recruitment are as follows:

1. Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test).
2. Online Mains Examination (Objective Test and Descriptive Test).
3. Group Exercises (20 marks) and Personal Interview (30 marks).

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 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 the converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection is 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. The final selection list will also be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar and also on Bank’s website.

SBI PO 2019 Salary

As per the official notification, the starting basic pay is 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.

SBI PO 2019 Syllabus




SBI PO 2019 Cut Off Scores

The cut-off scores released by SBI depend on many factors like the number of vacancies, the number of candidates appeared for the examination and the difficulty level of the examination. So, one cannot envisage the cut-off scores of SBI PO 2019 Exam by simply relying on the ones of previous years. To get you acquainted with the previous year cut off scores of SBI Examination, here is are the previous years' SBI PO Cut-off Scores:

SBI PO 2018 Mains Cut Off (Final)

Max. MarksSCSTOBCGENLDVIHI
Objective Test20040404050404040
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview 
(Objective + Descriptive Test)
25077.1375.0186.4293.1075.0388.9175.16
Total: GE + Interview5018181820181818
Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate(Out to 100)43.9939.8746.2650.7943.0447.0932.69


SBI PO 2017 Prelims Exam Cut Off

S.No. Subject Max. Marks Cut Off
SC/ST/OBC General
1 English Language 30 5.75 8.75
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 7.00 10.25
3 Reasoning Ability 35 4.00 6.50
Total Cut Off for Prelims 100 SC- 43.25
ST-31.25
OBC-48.25
51.50


SBI PO 2017 Mains Cut Off (Final)

Max. Marks SC ST OBC GEN OH VI HI
Objective Test 200 40 40 40 50 40 40 40
Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test) 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview
(Objective + Descriptive Test)
250 62.5 62.5 79.5 89.25 62.5 88.09 62.5
Total : GE + Interview 50 18 18 18 20 18 18 18
Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate(Out to 100) 38.95 28.88 40.83 46.59 37.24 46.11 32.95


SBI PO 2016 Prelims Exam Cut Off

S.No. Subject Max. Marks Cut Off
SC/ST/OBC General
1 English Language 30 6.00 8.75
2 Reasoning Ability 35 4.25 7.25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 4.25 7.00
Total Cut Off for Prelims 100 SC- 38.75
ST-29.25
OBC-44.50
47.50

SBI PO 2016 Mains Cut Off (Final)

Total Marks SC ST OBC GEN OH VI HI
Reasoning 60 6 6 6 9 6 6 6
Data Analysis and Interpretation 60 6 6 6 9 6 6 6
General Awareness/ Marketing/ Computer Knowledge 40 10 10 10 13 10 10 10
English Language 40 4 4 4 6 4 4 4
Objective Test 200 60 60 60 70 60 60 60
Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test) 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview 
(Objective + Descriptive Test)
250 78 78.75 87.25 90.00 82.75 79.50 79.25
Group Discussion 20






Interview 30





Total : GE + Interview 50 18 18 18 20 18 18 18
Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate(Out to 100) Normalized to 100 34.25 34.73 44.43 49.75 38.45 43.08 40.78