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SBI PO Recruitment 2017: Exam Dates, Application Form, Hall Ticket

Last Updated: March 21, 2017

SBI PO is conducted for recruitment of Probationary Officers in SBI and its subsidiary branches. The exam is conducted on a national level. SBI PO 2017 (State Bank of India Probationary Officer) will be held in 2 phases- preliminary and main. The online registration is closed now.

Candidates who qualify in SBI PO Pre exam and shortlisted candidates will appear for SBI PO Mains examination. SBI conducts a pre-exam training for the candidates belonging to reserved categories and minority categories. The pre-exam training is conducted before SBI PO Pre-examination. 

SBI PO 2017 Prelims is scheduled from April 29 & 30 and May 06 & 07, 2017 while the SBI PO 2017 Main exam is scheduled for June 04, 2017. The final selection of candidates for SBI PO 2017 would be made on the basis of Group exercise and interview. 

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SBI PO 2017 final result is expected to be announced in the 1st week of August 2017. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university. The upper age limit for SBI PO 2017 is 30 years. 


SBI PO 2017 Important Dates

State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO exam for the recruitment of the candidates as Probationary Officer in various branches of State Bank of India. Candidates can apply for SBI PO 2017 from Feb. 07, 2017 onwards. The detailed schedule for various events in SBI PO 2017 is indicated in the table below.

Starting date to fill SBI PO 2017 Application FormFebruary 07, 2017
Last Date to Apply for SBI PO 2017March 06, 2017
SBI PO Fee PaymentFeb. 07 to March 06, 2017
Availability of Call letters for Pre Exam TrainingApril 07, 2017
Availability of Call Letters for Preliminary examApril 15, 2017
SBI PO 2017 Preliminary ExamApril 29 & 30, 2017 and May 06 & 07, 2017
Announcement of Preliminary Exam ResultMay 17, 2017
Availability of Call Letters for Main examMay 22, 2017
SBI PO 2017 Main ExamJune 04, 2017
Announcement of Main Exam ResultJune 19, 2017
Availability of Call Letters for InterviewJune 26, 2017
SBI PO 2017 Group Exercises and InterviewJuly 10, 2017
Announcement of Final ResultAug 05, 2017

SBI PO 2017 Eligibility

It is mandatory for the candidates to gratify all the eligibility conditions before applying for the SBI PO registration process. Candidates should accomplish the lower age limit, educational qualification, to be eligible for SBI PO exam. The candidate must be an Indian National to be eligible for SBI Probationary Officer Recruitment.

Candidates who have a complaint against them regarding character, moral turpitude, a complaint regarding repayment of loans are not eligible to apply for the post.

At any stage, if a candidate is found ineligible for the exam, will be disqualified from further rounds of SBI PO recruitment process.

Educational Qualification

Candidates aspiring to appear in SBI PO exam should possess a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or from the central government. Candidates who are pursuing education and are in their final semester or final year may apply. But candidates will have to produce a proof of having passed in graduation on or before August 31, 2017.  

Age Limit

Candidates who are below 21 years of age and above 30 years as on April 1, 2017, are not eligible to apply for SBI PO recruitment. Candidates who have been born after April 2, 1986, and before April 1, 1995, are eligible, inclusive of both days.

In the following table, the upper age limit of the candidates is represented:

CategoryRelaxation 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
PwD (Other Backward Class): 13 Years
PwD (General): 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have worked for not less than 5 years in military and have left on conclusion of project5 Years
The original habitants of Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period ranging from 01 January 1980 to 31st December 19895 Years

SBI PO 2017 Application Fee

After completing the registration process, candidates have to pay SBI PO application fee, to complete the SBI PO application process. A number of fees that is to be paid for the application process of SBI PO 2017 vary according to the category, the aspirant belongs.

The following table represents the SBI PO application fee-

CategorySBI PO Application Fee
General and OBCINR 600/-
SC, ST and PwDINR 100/-

Candidates should note that application fee once paid, will not be refunded in any case.

Mode of Fee Payment

The entire process for applying for SBI PO exam is online. Aspiring candidates are required to pay their application fee by any of the available online payment methods. The fee can be paid by using-

  • A credit card
  • A debit card
  • Through the service of net banking

Note: In case, if a candidate faces any issue regarding payment of SBI PO application fee, then he can contact to the official authorities in the office timings. Contact details regarding payment of SBI PO application fee is mentioned below-

Phone Number- 022 22820427

Write email to- sbirect@ibpsorg.org (subject line must be ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India-2017’)


SBI PO 2017 Application Process

SBI PO Application form can be filled in online mode only. Before filling the SBI PO Application Form, firstly, a candidate has to register him on the official website of SBI PO. Given below are the steps for filling the SBI PO application form-

  • Visit the official website of SBI PO.
  • Go to careers tab.
  • Click on the SBI PO application process link.
  • Login using the assigned credentials.
  • Provide all the necessary details as asked in the SBI PO Application Form.
  • After the entire form has been filled, verify all details to ensure they are correct.
  • Upload the scanned copies of photograph and signature.
  • Click on the “submit” button. Please note that details cannot be modified after this stage.
  • Complete the SBI PO application fee payment using any one of the online methods available.
  • Save the e-receipt generated and take a print out of the completed SBI PO application form.
  • The copy of the completed form need not be sent to the bank.

Photograph and Signature Guidelines

At the time of completing SBI PO Application Form, a candidate has to upload the scanned copies of his recent coloured size photographs and signature. It must be noted that the online application will not be registered if these documents uploaded do not meet the specifications mentioned by SBI.

Photograph- The face of the candidate in the photograph should be clear and easy to recognize. The photograph should be a recent and coloured one. The dimension of the photograph should be 200 X 230 pixels. Its size must be in between 20 KB to 50 KB.

Signature- The signature should be of 140 X 60 pixels and its size should be in between 10 KB to 20 KB.


SBI PO 2017 Admit Card

SBI PO admit cards would be made available to download on the official website of SBI PO. The admit cards would not be sent by post or any other media to the candidates. SBI PO admit cards will be different for the SBI PO pre-exam training, SBI PO Prelims Exam and SBI PO Main Exam.

Aspiring candidates can download their SBI PO call letters by following given simple steps:

  • Visit the official website of SBI PO
  • Follow the link to download the SBI PO Admit Card
  • Enter the provisional ID and Password received during the SBI PO Registration Process.
  • Verify the details on the SBI PO Admit card and Print its multiple copies.

SBI PO 2017 Exam Center

Candidates have to mention the choice of SBI PO exam centre for both the exams- SBI PO Pre and SBI PO Mains. In the following table, SBI PO exam centres along with the state and state-code are represented.

State/ UTState CodeSBI PO Exam Centres
Andaman & Nicobar11Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh12Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh13Itanagar, Naharlagun
Assam14Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar15Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Chandigarh16Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh17Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Goa18Panaji, Verna
Gujarat19Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana20Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar
Himachal Pradesh21Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una
Jammu & Kashmir22Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar
Jharkhand23Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka24Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi
Kerala25Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur Thiruvananthapuram
Lakshwadeep26Kavarrati
Madhya Pradesh27Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain
Maharashtra28Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai / Thane / Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara
Manipur29Imphal
Meghalaya30Ri-Bhoi, Shillong, Tura
Mizoram31Aizawal
Nagaland32Kohima
Delhi -NCR33 Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
Odisha34Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry35Puducherry
Punjab36Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur
Rajasthan37Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Sikkim38Gangtok
Tamilnadu39Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore
Telangana40Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Tripura41Agartala
Uttar Pradesh42Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi
Uttarakhand43Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
West Bengal44Asansol, Berhampur (WB), Bardhaman, Dumkal, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Kolkata, Siligur

SBI PO 2017 Exam Pattern

The SBI PO 2017 is computer based test i.e. an Online Mode test. It is a 2 stage entrance test for recruitment as a PO namely Preliminary examination and Main examination & Description Test. There are objective type questions in English Language only for each stage of the SBI PO exam.

In the description test, questions are asked on letter writing and essay writing.

The reserved category candidates (SC/ST) and minority community’s candidates will be provided with a pre-exam training by SBI. It is free of cost training programme.

The preliminary exam of SBI PO 2017 is an online mode examination with 3 sections namely English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The main examination of SBI PO 2017 consists of 4 sections namely English, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Awareness.

In the following table, SBI PO Pre Exam Highlights are represented:

SectionEnglishQuantitative AptitudeReasoningTotal
Time Duration1 Hour (60 Minutes)
Number of Questions30 Questions35 Questions35 Questions100 Questions
Marks30 Marks35 Marks35 Marks100 Marks
Marking Scheme+1 mark for each correct marked answer -1/4 marks deducted for each wrong marked answer
MediumOnly English Language
Types of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (Each question has 4 options, out of which only 1 is correct)
SBI PO 2017 Prelims Cut Off (General)8.757.25747.50
SBI PO 2017 Prelims Cut Off (OBC/SC/ST/PwD)64.254.2544.50 OBC38.75 SC29.25 ST36.00 OH37.00 VH15.75 HI

In the following table, SBI PO Main Exam Highlights are represented:

SectionReasoning & Computer AptitudeData Analysis & InterpretationGeneral Awareness about Economy/ bankingEnglish LanguageTotal
Time Duration60 Minutes45 Minutes35 Minutes40 Minutes3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Number of Questions45 Questions35 Questions40 Questions35 Questions155 Questions
Marks60 Marks60 Marks40 Marks40 Marks200 Marks
MediumOnly English Language
Types of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (Each question has 4 options, out of which only 1 is correct)

SBI PO Descriptive Test

Descriptive type test is an English language test, and it is administered immediately after the objective test. This test is based on letter writing and essay writing.The descriptive test is of 50 marks and it is to be completed in 30 minutes.

This test judges the writing skills of the candidates aspiring for the post of Probationary Officer in SBI Bank.


SBI PO 2017 Result

SBI PO Pre exam result would be declared on July 18, 2017. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in all the sections of the SBI PO exam will be normalised by the equi-percentile method. Only up to 2 decimal points, scores would be taken for the calculation. SBI PO mains exam would be declared by August 16, 2017.

How to check SBI PO 2017 Result?

The SBI PO result would be declared separately for each stage of SBI PO exam. Given below are the steps to check the SBI PO result.

  • Visit The official website of SBI
  • Click on the link provided to check the SBI PO 2017 Result
  • A new tab opens asking for the particulars of the candidate to generate the SBI PO Result
  • Enter the SBI PO 2017 Roll no. and Date of Birth
  • Click on the “submit” button
  • Download and save your SBI PO score card

SBI PO 2017 Cut Off

The minimum qualifying marks in each section of the SBI PO exam is termed as SBI PO sectional cut off. To get qualify for further rounds of SBI PO recruitment process, a candidate has to score minimum qualifying marks in each section and the overall cut off.

The following table gives the SBI PO 2017 cutoff for SBI PO Pre-examination

CategoryEnglish LanguageReasoning AbilityQuantitative AbilityOverall Cut Off Marks
General8.757.007.2547.50
OBC6.004.254.2544.50
SC6.004.254.2538.75
ST6.004.254.2529.25
PwD6.004.254.25

36.00 (OH)

37.00 (VH)15.75 (HI)

The following table gives the SBI PO 2017 Tentative Cutoff for SBI PO Mains examination

CategoryEnglish LanguageReasoning Ability & ComputerData Analysis & InterpretationGeneral AwarenessOverall Cut Off Marks
General13.0012.5011.5020.00124
OBC8.508.508.5018.00110
SC8.508.508.5018.0089
ST8.508.508.5018.0079
PwD8.508.508.5018.0070

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SBI PO 2017 Selection Process

The candidates are shortlisted for the vacant position in the State Bank of India, depends upon their performances in SBI PO Pre, SBI PO Mains and Group Discussion & Interview. Thus, the SBI PO Selection Process is 3 stage recruitment process which are:

  • SBI PO Preliminary Examination
  • SBI PO Main examination
  • Group Discussion & Interview

SBI PO Preliminary Examination

SBI PO Prelims is an online objective test of 1-hour duration. It would be conducted in last week of April, 2017. It is the very first stage of SBI PO recruitment process. SBI PO Pre comprises of 3 sections- English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude.

The total marks of SBI PO pre-exam are 100 marks. Candidates must score minimum qualifying marks in all the sections in order to get qualify for the next round of SBI PO recruitment process.

SBI PO Main Examination

The candidates shortlisted for the main examination have to appear for the same on 1st week of June, 2017. It is 200 marks examination comprising of 4 sections (English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Computers, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness).

Descriptive test of 50 marks would be conducted immediately after the objective test. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalised using the equi-percentile method.

Scores up to 2 decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations. Candidates are shortlisted for interview by considering the scores obtained in the main examination.

SBI PO Group Discussion and Interview

The candidates who qualify the SBI PO mains exam eligible to appear for GD and interview. Post conduction of the interview, a combined score is generated which includes the sum of marks obtained in main examination and interview.

The final list of the selected candidates would be published on the official website of the bank’s website and also in Employment Newspaper.

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