SBI PO Preliminary Examination 2019 - Vacancies to be Out Soon!

Published on : 11th March 2019    Author : Tanvi Mittal

The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the well-esteemed SBI PO exam for the selective post of Probationary Officer for its overall branches located in India. Once in a year, the official ground of SBI came up with the 2000 vacancies for PO position also known as Management Trainees. Every year lakhs of meritorious candidates apply for the exam in order to recruit and working as an SBI PO.

The SBI PO is a three-stage certified exam which will take place at the different selective centers across the country. In the first stage, a participant has to qualify the Preliminary exam which will precede them to the next stage of the examination, i.e. the Mains exam. Those aspiring aspirants who qualify both the stages are called for the final Group Discussion or Personal Interview round.

SBI PO Preliminary Notification 2019 -

The recruitment notification of SBI PO 2019 Exam has not been declared yet. The official notification will be updated tentatively in the month of April this year. The online registration process will begin once the official notification has been declared on the official site of SBI. Students are requested to visit the page regularly and stay updated with all the latest information of SBI PO Preliminary 2019 exam.

SBI Probationary Officer 2019 Preliminary - Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

Process of application starts

April 2019

Availability of Admit Card (Preliminary 2019)

May 2019

Preliminary Exam Date 2019

May- June 2019

Declaration of Results Preliminary Exam 2019

July 2019

Availability of Admit Card (Mains 2019)

July 2019

Online Examination – Mains

August 2019

Result of the Mains exam

August Last week 2019

Availability of Admit Card for Interview Round

October 2019

Commencement of Interview Round

October- November 2019

Final results

January 2020

Key Highlights of SBI PO Preliminary 2019

SBI PO is a national level exam organized by the State Bank of India for the post of Probationary Officers in several SBI bank branches across the nation. Let’s take a look at some key highlights of the SBI PO exam:

  • It’s an objective type question paper which is conducted for the complete duration of 1 hour.
  • The SBI PO Prelims consist of 3 sections including English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.
  • Students will get +1 for each correct answer and deduct 1/4 marks for every incorrect or wrong answer.
  • The prelims of SBI PO 2019 will be held in the month of May to June 2019.
  • Number of Attempts for SBI PO Prelims Exam 2019-20 are as follows:
    • General category students- 4 attempts
    • General PWD category students- 7 attempts
    • OBC category students- 7 attempts
    • OBC (PWD) category- 7 attempts
    • Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe (PWD) students- No Restriction

SBI PO Eligibility 2019-20

In order to apply for the SBI Probationary Officers exam, 2019 students are advised to read the details of the eligibility pattern before submitting an online application. Here is the comprehensive structure of basic eligibility criteria:

  • An apprentice must hold permanent citizenship of Indian National.
  • He/ She should be a graduate scholar in any discipline from an Indian recognized college or institute.
  • The final year students can also apply for the exam.
  • A candidate must be between the age group of 21 to 30 years old as on April 1, 2019.
  • Minor community students belong to the SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen and J&K Migrants get an additional benefit of 5 years in the upper age limit.

SBI PO 2019: Pre-Exam Training for Reserved Category Students

The State Bank of India offers a pre-exam training for the reserved category students (SC/ST) or minor community aspirants. The program is a part of government’s initiative which has been taken to assist such scholastic aspirants who can’t afford their studies. The program offers 6 days orientation training scheme for the Schedule Caste or Schedule Tribe students. In SBI PO Pre-exam students will be taught some imperative questions on important topics.

SBI PO Examination Pattern and Syllabus - Preliminary 2019

Exam Pattern

Particulars (Events)


Exam Type

Objective type questions

Duration of the Exam

60 minutes (1 hour)

Mode of Exam


Number of Questions


Sections in Paper

3 sections (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language)

Distribution of Marks

Quantitative aptitude- 35, English language- 30, Reasoning ability- 35

SBI PO Syllabus 2019

English Language

Fill in the blanks, Cloze test, Para Jumbles, Error spotting, Spellings, Phrase Idiom meaning, Reading and Comprehension.

Reasoning Ability

Inequalities, Ordering, Linear Seating Arrangement, Syllogisms, Directions and Distances, Coding and Decoding, Blood Relations,  Circular Seating Arrangement, Double Line Up, Grouping, and Ranking

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Number System, Mensuration, Average, Data Interpretation, Percentage,  Interest, Number series,  Profit and Loss,  Permutation and Combination.

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