SBI PO Recruitment 2019: Application Form 2019 Registration Eligibility Dates

SBI PO Recruitment 2019 | State Bank of India PO Application Form 2019: SBI has recently invited SBI PO application for the recruitment of 2000 Probationary Officers (PO) in the various branches of the SBI across the country. The SBI PO application forms for the same are currently available on the official website.

In this article, readers willing to apply will find complete information about SBI PO recruitment 2019.

SBI PO Recruitment 2019

Candidates who are interested can fill the application form before 22nd April 2019. As after the last date, no candidate will be able to submit application. Applicants should try to fill the application form on time. They should not wait for last date as various issues may arise at the last moment.

Name of the recruitment SBO PO 2019 recruitment 2019
Article category SBI PO Application Form 2019
Exam type Recruitment exam
Recruiting Bank State Bank of India
Advertisement No. CRPD/PO/2019-20/01
Year 2019
Post Probationary Officer (PO)
No. of vacancies 2000
Job location All across Indian
Application status Active now
Mode of SBI PO application Online
Official website  or
SBI PO Recruitment 2019

SBI PO Application Form 2019

  • Application for this recruitment can be done only through the online mode. No other mode of application is applicable.
  • Candidates should not submit more than one application. In case of multiple applications, only the last valid application will be accepted.
  • Before filling the application fee, candidates must go through the information bulletin and eligibility criteria carefully. 
  • They must have a valid mobile no. and an email ID.
  • Candidates must keep all the necessary documents handy at the time of filling application form.
  • They must fill all the details carefully. Before final submission of data in application form, candidates can edit and make correction into it only three times. After final submission of data, no change or edit will be allowed.
  • The registration no. and password generated should be kept safe throughout the recruitment process.
  • Candidates should note that they are not required to send the printed copy of the duly filled application form to the Bank.

How to apply for SBI PO Application form?

Applicants interested in filling the application form for this recruitment can follow the step-by-step guide shared below-

  1. Visit the official website of SBI (mentioned above).
  2. Select the recruitment of PO in SBI option.
  3. Click on Apply now link.
  4. Hit the “click here for registration number” link.
  5. Fill the basic details and generate a registration number and password.
  6. Upload scanned copy of photograph and signature.
  7. Now enter all the personal, qualification details asked.
  8. Preview the details carefully before final submission.
  9. Make payment of the application fee.
  10. Take a printout of the receipt generated and application fee for future references.

Hard copy of filled in application form is not required to be sent to the bank.

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SBI PO 2019 Application fee

Category Application fee
SC/ST/PWD Rs.125/- (Intimation charges only)
General/EWS/OBC Rs.750/- (including intimation charges)
  • Applicants have to make payment of application fee through the online mode (debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking).
  • Application fee will be non-refundable.

SBI PO 2019 Recruitment Important Dates

Activity/Events Important Dates
On-line registration including modification/ Editing of Application by candidates 2nd to 22nd April 2019
Payment of SBI PO application fee 2nd to 22nd April 2019
Admit card download (pre-exam) 3rd week of May onwards
Date of Preliminary examination 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
Declaration of Result (Preliminary) 1st week of July 2019
Admit card for Main examination 2nd week of July 2019
Date of Main examination 20th July 2019
Declaration of result (Main) 3rd week of August 2019
Admit card for Interview and Group Exercise 4th week of August 2019
Conduct of Interview and Group Exercise September 2019
Declaration of Final Result 2nd week of October 2019
Pre Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority  
Admit card for pre-exam training 2nd week of May 2019
Conduct of Pre-Exam training 4th week of May 2019

SBI PO 2019 Recruitment- Vacancy  

The category-wise distribution of vacancies is as follows-

Category No. of vacancies
General 810
SC 300
ST 150
OBC 540
EWS 200
Total 2000

SBI PO Recruitment Application Eligibility 2019

Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The eligibility requirement for SBI PO recruitment is shared below-

 Education Qualification (as on 31st August 2019)- 

  • Applicants must have completed graduation from a recognized university/college.
  • Applicants in their final year/semester are also eligible provided they should produce their graduation certificates at the time of interview.
  • Candidates with qualification of Chartered Accountant are also eligible.

Age Criteria-

  • The minimum and maximum age of the candidates should be 21 years and 30 years as on 1st April 2019 respectively.  

A relaxation in the upper age limit for various reserved categories is also applicable. The table shared below shows the age relaxation for various categories-

Category Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PWD (SC/ST) PWD (OBC) PWD (Gen/EWS) 15 years 13 years 10 years
Ex. Serviceman, ECOs/SSCOs 5 years
Person Ordinarily domiciled in J&K (from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989) 5 years

Number of Chances

Category-wise chances provided to candidates for appearing in recruitment-

Category Maximum no. of chances permissible
General/ EWS 4
General/ EWS (PWD) 7
SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) No restriction

Appearing in preliminary exams will not be considered a chance.

SBI PO Recruitment Selection Procedure    

Selection of candidates for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) in SBI will be made through three Tier selection process viz. Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview and Group Exercises.

  • Phase I- Preliminary Examination

The pre-examination will be an online exam of total 100 marks. No sectional cut-off will there. Candidates will be selected on the basis of marks scored in the online exam. It will be conducted on various exam centers established across the country.

  • Phase II- Main Examination 

Candidates who will qualify the pre exam will be shortlisted for Main exam on the basis of merit. Main examination includes one objective test (online exam) and a descriptive test.

  • Phase III- Group Exercises and Interview  

Candidates qualifying the main examination will be called for Group Exercise and Interview round. GE will consist of 20 marks whereas interview will be of 30 marks.

Final Selection- The selection of candidates in each phase will be provisional. The final selection and merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Mains examination and Interview & Group Exercise.

SBI PO Recruitment 2019- Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for phase I

Section/Test No. of question Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100  1 Hour
  • Mode of exam- online
  • Type of questions- objective type
  • Total duration- 1 hour (60 min)
  • Negative marking- Yes

Exam Pattern for Phase-II

  • Objective Test
Section/Test No. of question Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200  1 Hour
  • Descriptive Test- It will include two questions of 50 marks. It will be test of English Language (Letter Writing and Essay).

Admit card

The call letter for all the phases will be made available on official website for downloading on the specified dates. For preliminary exams, candidates will be able to download their call letters from 3rd week of May 2019 onwards.

Candidates should carry a printed copy of admit cards to the examination center along with a valid photo ID proof on the day of exam. Candidates not having a call letter and an ID proof will not be given permission to enter exam hall and shall be debarred.


The result for preliminary exam is scheduled to be declared in the first week of July 2019. Candidates can check their result on the official website by using the registration number and password.

Candidates should frequently visit SBI website for getting all the necessary updates related to this recruitment.

For queries regarding the application, candidates can call at 022-22820427 or lodge their queries on

If have any question related to the SBI PO recruitment 2019, then leave comment below and we will reply ASAP. Try to fill the SBI PO 2019 application form online before the last date as that server may run slow due to last minute rush.

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