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Name: SBI PO
Exam Full Name:: SBI Probationary Officer
Category: Bank Exams
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SBI conducts recruitment for the post of Probationary Officer in two stages. The exam is usually held between Aprail,may and June. It is the one of the exams attended by most of the candidates who wishes to pursue a career in banking. This exam is conducted at centers throughout India.

 SBI PO 2017 Recruitment Notice 

Career at SBI PO

All eligible candidates will have to work as a Probationary Officers after clearing SBI PO 2017 recruitment exam that will be conducted at various locations across country.

  • Name of Post: Probationary Officer
  • Total Number of Posts: 2313
  • Total Backlog vacancies included in above posts: 313
  • Total Backlog vacancies: 313 Posts

 Procedure to apply is as follows:

  • Candidates have to register themselves online through official website of SBI i.e; or in order to apply.
  • After registration, candidates have to pay required application fee online only.
  • To make online payment, one has to pay application fee either through debit card/credit card/Internet Banking.

Application Fee:

  • Rs. 600/- for General and Other categories
  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD category candidates.


 SBI PO Preliminary Exam Result Out-

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Expected Cut-Off for Qualifying-48%(Overall)

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Exam Level

National level exam

Contact Information

Followings are the requirements to be fulfilled by the candidates in order to apply for the SBI PO 2017:-

Educational Qualification

  • Degree in  any academic course from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification approved by the Government of India.
  • Those candidate who are waiting to aquire the degree or waiting for the ressult of the last year/semester may also apply but they will have to produce proof of having aquired the degree examination on or before 1-July-2017.


Age Limit to take part in SBI PO Entrance Exam are as follows:

  • The age limit is 21 to 30 years. There are exceptions in case of upper age limit fro those belonging to other classes.


Nationality of an applicant to take part in SBI PO Entrance Exam are as follows:

  • The candidates should be Indian citizen. Those who have an eligibility certificate from the Indian Government can also apply.

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The exam of SBI PO 2017 will be conducted only online in three different phases as described below . The question paper will be in English and Hindi except the paper on English language.

 Examination pattern for SBI PO 2017 will be as follows:

 Phase-I(Priliminary Examination):

SL.  Name of test  Number of questions  Maximum marks  Duration
1. English Language 30 30


   time of 

   1 hour


2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total       100      100


  • For every incorrect answer 1/4 marks assigned to that queation will be deducted. 
  • For not attempted questions, no marks will be deducted.

Phase-II(Main Examination):

(I) Objective Test:

Test Name of test No. of question Max. marks Duration
I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
II Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
III General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
IV English Language   35 40  40 minutes 
  Total  155    200  3  hours

(II)Descriptive Test: This will be a test of English Language(Letter Writing & Essay) of 30 minutes with the weightage of 50 marks.


  • Those who qualify in the written test will have to attend Group Discussion and Interview. Those who are qualified in this level will be selected for the post.
                Group Discussion(20 marks)
                Interview                 (30 marks) 
Note:  Only the marks obtained in Phase-II and Phase-III will be added for the final merit list.

Click Here for Sample paper for SBI PO in order to practice in abetter way to perform well in SBI PO Entrace Exam.

Analysis of SBI PO 2017-  Held on 29 aprail 2017

As you all are aware that the online examination for State Bank of India Probationary Officer 2017 is going on. Throughout the country examination is being held on diffrent centres. 

On 29 aprail 2017, the SBI PO 2017 preliminary exam was held online. The questions asked were of above average difficult level but some of the questions were exceptionally difficult.

Below are some of the questions asked from different sections . (Based on the memory of some candidates):

Total Number of Questions- 100

Total Time Given- 60 minutes



  • Sitting Arrangement I - Two questions were from sitting arrangement carrying 10 sub questions of average difficulty level.
  • Sitting Arrangement II -  Difficult complex sitting arrangement
  • Blood Relations - Two questions
  • Directional Sense - Two questions
  • Some questions were from inequalities, statements etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Two questions were from Data Interpretation carrying 10 sub parts.
  • Five questions were from Number Series.
  • Some questions were from Mixtures, Profit and Loss, Partnerships etc.

English Language

  • Passage was of easy difficulty level.
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Arrangements

While there are still more phases to go for SBI PO 2016 Preliminary Examination, candidates who believe that they can get past the minimum cut-off , they need to focus on the Main examination.

Expected Cut Off for SBI PO 2017 Examination can 40-50 marks.



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