SBI PO 2019 Notification Released, Recruitment for 2000 Vacancies, Check Eligibility, and Important Dates

2019-04-23 | Team PendulumEdu

SBI PO 2019 exam notification has been released by the State Bank of India on 1st April, 2019. The online preliminary Exam is scheduled to be conducted on 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th June, 2019. The post of SBI probationary officer is one of the highly paid job which is reputed and full of future opportunities for the candidates. There are more than a million aspirants across the nation, competing for the opportunity to bag this lucrative job because of the luxury and job safety it provides. However, as attractive and prestigious as it sounds, the exam for achieving this dream job is equally competitive and tough.

Most of the candidates have been preparing in full fledge since long to polish their abilities and perform their best in the upcoming SBI PO exam. So as a part of your preparation for the exam, it is essential to know about the latest updates, exam pattern, revisions in the syllabus, eligibility, and important dates for application and exam. So here is all the information that you need to know for SBI PO exam.

Applications are now welcome from eligible candidates, the direct link for application is here.

The recruitment process consists of the following phases:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Group Exercise and Interview.

The recruitment process will lead to the selection of suitable candidates who are liable to be posted as a PO in SBI and its associate banks located anywhere across the nation. The candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria are required to register online for the exam. The ones who pass the prelims will be qualified for the mains and the ones who make it to the merit list in mains will be selected for the third and the final round of selection, i.e. group exercises and the interview.

SBI PO 2019 Important dates:

The tentative dates for the important events of recruitment are summarized in the following table:

On-line registration including Editing and modification by candidates in application

02.04.2019 to 22.04.2019

Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges

02.04.2019 to 22.04.2019

Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination

3rd week of May 2019 onwards

Online Preliminary Examination

8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019

Result of Online Preliminary Examination

1st week of July 2019

Download of Call letter for Online Main Examination

2nd week of July 2019

Conduct of Online Main Examination


Declaration of Result of Main Examination

3rd week of August 2019

Download of Call Letter for Group Exercises & Interview

4th week of August 2019

Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview

September 2019

Declaration of Final Result

2nd week of October 2019

Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates

Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training

2nd week of May 2019 onwards

Conduct of Pre- Examination Training

4th week of may 2019


There are 2000 vacancies similar in 2019, the distribution of vacancies for SBI PO exam 2019 are as follows:











d & e


































Note: PWD categories under clauses ‘d’ & ‘e’ of Section 34(i) of RPWD Act 2016 –

  1. “Specific Learning Disability” (SLD);
  2. “Mental Illness” (MI);
  3. (iii) “Multiple Disabilties”(multiple disabilities amongst LD, VI, HI, SLD & MI).

SBI PO Eligibility criteria:

  1. Essential educational qualification: The candidate must have a graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or should possess any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The ones who are in the final year or final semester of their graduation are also allowed to apply given the condition that, if called for an interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2019. Those 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 qualification of Chartered Accountancy are also eligible to apply.


Additional notes:

i) The date on which one passes the eligibility examination will be counted as the date visible on the mark sheet or the provisional certificate issued by respective university or institute. In case one has not yet received a hard copy of mark sheet and the result is posted on the website of the university/institute, a certificate provided by an appropriate authority of the university/institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be considered as the date of passing.

ii) The candidate must indicate the percentage obtained in graduation with a precision up to two decimal points while filling the online application. In case a candidate has results that display only CGPA/SGPA/OGPA, the same will have to be converted to percentage to be mentioned in the online application. When called for the interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate awarded by the university, explaining the norms of the university regarding conversion of grades into percentage and the marks/percentage scored by the candidate according to these norms.

iii) Calculation of percentage: The percentage shall be calculated by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the semesters/years by maximum obtainable marks (irrespective of the subject/programme being optional/additional/honors). This will also be applicable for those universities where Class/ Grade/Rank is decided by considering Honors marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

  1.  Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2019): Age of the candidate should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2019. The candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.1998 and not earlier than 02.04.1989 (both days inclusive)

Age relaxation to different categories is provided as follows:


Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

5 years


2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years


3. Persons With Disabilities (PWD) - PWD (SC/ ST):

15 years


13 years

PWD (Gen/ EWS)

10 years


Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment.


5 years


Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years

         2. Other eligibility criteria:

i) Candidates with record of default in repayment of loans and/or credit card dues and/or against whose name adverse report of CIBIL or other external agencies is available are not eligible for appointment.

ii) Candidates against whom there is any adverse report regarding character & antecedents or moral turpitude are not eligible to apply for the post.



Share Blog