SBI PO Vacancy, Important Dates & Eligibility Criteria 2018

The State Bank Of India which is the largest public sector bank conducts the PO exam every year to recruit the best of people among millions of aspirants. SBI PO is the most sought-after lucrative career option among the youths of our country. In this exam, a candidate has to pass three stages to become a Probationary Officer and serve in the most prestigious bank of India.

State Bank of India has released the official notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers 2018. Go to [SBI PO 2018] for the SBI PO Notification 2018. Candidates can apply online for SBI PO 2018 from 21st April 2018. The online application will end on 13th May 2018. The process of filling out the application form is same as that of the other Bank Exams.

There are numerous reasons to go for SBI PO. Few reasons why SBI PO is preferred the most are:

  1. Reputation and brand value of SBI is the highest among all other banks in the business.
  2. Highest pay scale among all PSU Banks.
  3. A lot of perks, unlike other banks.
  4. Social status and job satisfaction
  5. Great growth opportunity i.e. even a PO can become the chairperson. The best example is Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya (first women chairman of SBI) who joined the bank as a PO and retired as the chairman.

 This article will give you complete information like SBI PO Vacancy, Important Dates and Eligibility Criteria Required for probationary officer exam.

SBI PO Vacancies 2018

The total number of vacancies released by SBI is 2000 which are as follows:

300 150 540 1010 2000 27 26 65 118


*Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC Candidates belonging to ‘Non-creamy layer’. ‘Creamy layer’ OBC candidates come under the ‘General’ category.


SBI PO 2018 Important Dates

 SBI PO Official Notification 2018 has been released and following are the tentative schedule of events:



On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination 18.06.2018 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary 1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary 15.07.2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam 20.07.2018
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 04.08.2018
Declaration of Result – Main 20.08.2018
Download Call Letter for Interview 01.09.2018
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018
Declaration of Final Result 01.11.2018
Pre- Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of Call letters for Pre-Exam Training 28.05.2018 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018


SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2018 :

  1. The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2018 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1988 and 01.04.1997 (both dates inclusive)
  2. The candidate must be a graduate 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 the interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.


SBI PO Application Fee

Following are the Application Fee and Intimation Charges which are non-refundable:

Total (In Rupees)
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
General, OBC Rs.600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)


Hope this article has shared some useful information related to SBI PO Exam. Our next article will brief you about the online procedure to apply for the SBI PO Exam.

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