SBI PO Notification for Recruitment Exam 2018 – Important Details about Jobs and Dates

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

The SBI PO Notification for 2018 recruitment exam was released today. It was released a little late when compared to previous years but at least it is out. A large number of students were waiting for it – I won’t say patiently because of obvious reasons.

SBI PO Notification for 2018 Recruitment

You can download the SBI PO notification from here:
Notification on SBI website
Mirror on Handa Ka Funda

SBI PO Notification for 2018 Exam – Important Dates

Online Registration and payment of fees – 21st April to 13th May
Online Preliminary exam – 1st July, 7th July, 8th July
Online Mains Exam – 4th August
Group Exercise and Interview – 24th September to 12th October

SBI PO Notification for 2018 Exam – Important Details

1. Number of vacancies – 2118 out of which 1010 are for general. It is the highest in the last 4-5 years.
2. Eligibility – 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 interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2018
3. Compensation – The total compensation per annum would be a minimum of Rs. 8.20 lacs (around 68000 Rs. higher than last year) and maximum of Rs. 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.
4. Age limit Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2018 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1997 (both days inclusive)

Details of PHASE 1 of SBI PO Exam 2018

It will be a 1 hour exam
It will consists of:
English Language – 30 marks – 30 questions – 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude – 35 marks – 35 questions – 20 minutes
Reasoning – 35 marks – 35 questions – 20 minutes

Details of PHASE II – Main Examination of SBI PO Exam 2018

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.

Objective Test: The Objective Test of 3 hour duration consists of 4 Sections (total 200 marks) as follows:
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude – 45 questions – 60 marks
Data Analysis & Interpretation – 35 questions – 60 marks
General Awareness / Economy / Banking Awareness – 40 questions – 40 marks
English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.) – 35 questions – 40 marks

There will be sectional time limits for the above. You will be allotted 60 minutes for the Reasoning and Computer Aptitude section, 45 minutes for Data Analysis and Interpretation, 35 minutes for General / Economy / Banking Awareness, and 40 minutes for English Language section.

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minute duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Details of PHASE III – Group Discussion and Interview of SBI PO Exam 2018

It will consist of Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks). The aggregate marks of both Objective Test and Descriptive Test will be taken, and arranged in the descending order in each category and adequate number of top candidates will be called.

Final Selection in SBI PO

1. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection
2. The marks obtained in the Main Examination (Phase-II) will have 75% weightage
3. The marks obtained in the Group Discussion & Personal Interview (Phase-III) will have 25% weightage


Ravi Handa,
Founder, Handa Ka Funda

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One response to “SBI PO Notification for Recruitment Exam 2018 – Important Details about Jobs and Dates”

  1. Radhika says:

    Am I eligible for sbi po 2018 if am in the final year of my graduation and will get my degree in July 2019

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