SBI PO Preparation


SBI PO 2018 Mock Test & Knowledge Base

SBI PO (State Bank PO) is common written exam conducted by SBI (State Bank of India) to fill the vacancies of Probationary Officer in the various branches of SBI all over India . Every year SBI conduct examination for the post of Probationary Officer. This year in 2018 for the session 2018-19 SBI published the notification and online application are invited between 21-04-2018 to 13-05-2018.

Here we are trying to give you all the information about SBI PO 2018 exam ( Number of Posts, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Full Length Mock Test, Topic wise practice test, Exam Fee, Important dates, Some frequently asked questions and Discussion on SBI PO 2018).

Below are the Topic wise practice test for SBI PO 2018. We are updating this page daily and trying to provide you Free topic wise Practice Test on Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer and English for SBI PO 2018 so that you can crack SBI PO 2018 Easily. Our Target is to provide at least 8 topic wise test for each topic and 10 Full Length SBI PO 2018 Mock Test in Hindi and English.

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For Current Affairs you can read The Hindu, The Economic Times and Dainik Jagran Newspaper Daily. You can also read the Prtiyogita Darpan Monthly Magazine. These are enough for your current affairs needs.

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Backlog vacancies detailed as under have been included in the above mentioned total vacancies:

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*Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC Candidates belonging to ‘Non-creamy layer’.

‘Creamy layer’ OBC candidates should indicate their category as ‘General’. (Vacancies for OH, VI & HI category candidates are reserved horizontally.)

Vacancies including reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the requirements of Bank.

Eligibility Criteria For SBI PO 2018:

Candidates, intending to apply for SBI PO 2018 should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by State Bank of India in this advertisement Hindi | English :

Educational Qualifications for SBI PO (AS ON 31.08.2018):

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised 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. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

Age Limit for SBI PO 2017 (As on 01.04.2018):

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)

Upper age limit relaxation of SBI PO
Upper age limit relaxation of SBI PO

SBI PO 2018 Written exam is a two tier online examination. Candidate must have to qualify SBI PO Prelims followed by the SBI PO mains exam to appear for the interview round.

SBI PO 2018 Pre Exam Pattern

SBI PO Prelims exam will be 1 hour online computer based test that contains 100 objective questions from three categories as given below:

English3020 Minutes100
Numerical Aptitude3520 Minutes
Reasoning3520 Minutes
Total1001 hour


SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:

This year there is timing for every section like previous year. You will get composite time of 3 hour for SBI PO 2018 mains exams.

SubjectQuestionsMarksTime Limit
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
Total155200180 minutes


Descriptive Test:

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

SBI PO Negative Marking:

There will be 1/4th negative marking for every wrong answer in SBI PO.

SBI PO 2018 Syllabus:

After reading Exam Pattern of SBI PO Pre and Mains exam you get to know about the subject of SBI PO 2018. The Syllabus of SBI PO is limited as given below:

SBI PO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude: 

  • Number System संख्या पद्धति
  • Simplification सरलीकरण
  • Approximation सन्निकट
  • Ratio and Proportion अनुपात और समानुपात
  • Percentage प्रतिशतता
  • Profit and loss लाभ और हानि
  • Discount छूट
  • Simple Interest साधारण व्याज
  • Compound Interest चक्रवृद्धि व्याज
  • Partnership भागीदारी
  • Average औसत
  • Time and Work समय और कार्य
  • Time and Distance
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Pipe and Cistern
  • Problem on Ages
  • Problem on Trains
  • Boat and Stream
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Area
  • Inequality
  • Data Sufficency
  • Data Interpretation

SBI PO Syllabus for Reasoning:

  • Alphbet and Elemental Series
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Machine Input
  • Inequality
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision Making
  • Statement and Assumption
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Statement and Arguments
  • Data Sufficiency

SBI PO Syllabus for English Language:

  • Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Article
  • Parts of Speech
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Idiom and Phrases
  • Correct / Incorrect
  • Rearrangement

SBI PO Syllabus for Computer Knowledge:

  • Computer Generation and History
  • Component of Computer
  • Peripheral Devices ( Input / Output Devices)
  • Number System
  • Computer Memory
  • MS Office ( MS Word, Excel & Power Point)
  • Networking
  • Computer Languages
  • DBMS
  • Internet
  • Latest Technology
  • Software

SBI PO Syllabus for Banking:

  • Banking History
  • Inflation
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Monitory Policy
  • Budget
  • National Income
  • Banking Abbreviation

SBI PO Syllabus for General Awareness:

For SBI PO General Awareness you have to prepare for the Last 8 month current Affairs ( National, International, Books and Author, Important Dates & Events, Sports, Economy & Business, Awards, Death, Important Person etc), Banking terms, Bank Head quarter / CEO / tagline, Currency and Capital of Countries, General Budget & Rail Budget, Latest announcement, Schemes related to banking and Economy, Banking Rates etc.

Books for SBI PO 2018:

Aptitude Books for SBI PO:

  • Mahesh Misra ( Sumitra Publication), R.S. Agarwal, Sageer Ahmad

English Books for SBI PO:

  • Plinth by Neetu Singh, S.P. bakshi (Arihant Publication)

Reasoning Books for SBI PO:

  • Logical Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal, Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
  • Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal

Current Affairs / General Awareness Books for SBI PO:

  • Pratiyogiya Darpan, BSC Chronical.

Computer Books for SBI PO:

  • Yuvayana Computer Capsule, Computer Book by Kiran Publication & Arihant Publication.

Exam Fee for SBI PO 2018

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 600 /- for all others
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates21-04-2018 to 13-05-2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)21-04-2018 to 13-05-2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary18-06-2018 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary1st, 7th & 8th July 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary15-07-2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main20-07-2018 onwards
Online Examination – Main04-08-2018
Declaration of Result – Main20-08-2018
Download of call letters for interview01-09-2018
Conduct of Group Exercises & interview24-09-2018 – 12-10-2018
Declaration of Final Result01-11-2018

I am Pursuing my Graduation Final year. Can I apply for SBI PO 2018?

Yes, If your result is awaited and you will get the result on before 31.08.2018 then you can apply for SBI PO 2017.

“The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark-sheet or provisional certificate issued by University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute and web based certificate is issued then proper document/certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for verification and further process.”

What is Negative Marking in SBI PO?

1/4th Marks for every wrong answer in SBI PO Prelims and also in Mains.

Can I crack SBI PO by 2 Month Preparation?

Yes, If you will give your 100% then you can crack SBI PO in 2 months.

Is there sectional cut off in SBI PO 2018?

Yes, you have to clear individual subject as well as overall cutoff.

Is there any minimum percentage criteria in graduation to apply for SBI PO 2018?

No, all candidates who have passed their graduation can apply for SBI PO 2018.

SBI PO Prelims Marks will add in final score?

No, SBI PO Prelims is just a pass for SBI PO Mains. Your final selection will be depend on performance in SBI PO Prelims ( Objective test & Descriptive Test)  and Interview.

What is the meaning of PO

PO means Probationary Officer.

What are the Job responsibility of SBI PO?

Post of Probationary Officer in Bank is just higher to the Clerk and responsibility of PO can be different as per the Branch. Because for PO the Branch Manager decides the Job responsibility according to the needs. But some times Bank PO can be appointed as the Branch Manager of small bank branch.

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