SBI PO Recruitment 2019 FAQs: Complete Details about Frequently Asked Questions


SBI PO Recruitment 2019 FAQs: State Bank of India PO Recruitment 2019 FAQs Available here!!! SBI PO Recruitment 2019 official notification has released to recruit Probationary Officer (PO) post. Totally they had announced 2000 vacancies. The apply online link gets activated on 02-04-2019. The final date for the submission of the application gets closed on 22-04-2019. Interested candidates kindly visit here to refer the eligibility criteria and should submit your application on or before the last date. Here in this article, we had provided the Frequently Asked questions regarding SBI PO recruitment 2019 notification. By referring this SBI PO Recruitment 2019 FAQs aspirants can clear their doubts about the upcoming exams. Kindly utilize this free article.

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SBI PO Recruitment 2019 FAQs

When will the apply online link get starts and ends?

The SBI PO apply Online link has activated from 02-04-2019. The apply online link will get closed on 22-04-2019.

How many vacancies are announced this year? what is the difference in vacancies compared to the previous year?

This year SBI has announced totally 2000 vacancies throughout India. For last year also the total vacancies were 2000.

What is the selection procedure for SBI PO?

SBI will drive the selection procedure in three phases. They are

(i) Prelims

(ii) Mains

(iii) Interview

When will I get the admit card for Prelims?

The tentative date of releasing the admit card for SBI PO will be 3rd week of May.

When will the prelims exam conduct?

The prelims exam is the initial stage of the selection procedure. This will be held on 06th, 07th, 15th & 16th June 2019.

SBI PO Recruitment 2019 FAQs

What is the exam structure for Prelims & Mains?


S.NoSectionNo of QuestionsMax MarksTime Duration
1Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
2Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
3English Language303020 minutes
Total10010060 minutes



S.NoSectionNo of QuestionsMax MarksTime Duration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
3English Language354040 minutes
4General Economy/Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total155200180 minutes


Is there any difference in the exam structure compared to the previous year SBI PO?

Yes, This year there is a separate marking scheme for each section in the Main exam. This is the only difference compared to the previous year.

What is the minimum eligible cutoff marks for both the exams?

There are no fixed cutoff marks for SBI PO exams. The marks will be based on the number of vacancies announced, Number of candidates have appeared in the exam & the difficulty level of the exam. Based upon these parameters the recruitment board will fix the minimum cutoff mark. will be fixed

Are there any negative marks for the wrong answers?

Yes, there will be 0.25 (or) 1/4th will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SBI PO Recruitment 2019 FAQs

What is the main highlighted eligibility criteria for SBI PO?

For each and every exam applicants should note the main eligibility criteria by referring with the official notification. They are

  • Age Limit – Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years and maximum of 30 years old. Relaxation is applicable for reserved categories.
  • Educational Qualification – Candidates should possess a Degree from any recognized university.

Now I’m a final year graduate student. Am I eligible to apply for the post?

Yes, you can apply for the SBI PO 2019. But your eligibility is subjected to the condition that is when you are called for the interview, you should produce the graduation certificate.

I’m a 20-year-old graduate can I apply?

No as per the official notification the minimum age limit should be 21 years.

How much should I pay as an application fee for SBI PO 2019?

For GEN/OBC: Rs. 750/-

For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 150/-

Is there any difference in the application fee compared to the previous year?

SBI PO 2018:

GEN/OBC: Rs. 600/-
SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 100/-

SBI PO 2019:

GEN/OBC: Rs. 750/-
SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 150/-

SBI PO Recruitment 2019 FAQs

What are the acceptable payment modes for SBI PO recruitment?

The payment can be made through the Online payment gateways of Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking.

What is the age relaxation for each category?

S.NoCategoryPermissible Relaxation
1OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)03 years
2SC/ST05 years
3PWD (GEN)10 years
4PWD (OBC)13 years
5PWD (SC/ST)15 years


In which languages the SBI PO exam will appear?

The exam will appear in both English and Hindi languages(Bilingual).

How many times can I apply?

S.NoCategoryPermissible Times
5SC/STNo restriction
6PWD (SC/ST) No restriction


How can I apply for SBI PO?

  • Candidates kindly visit the official site
  • You will get into the official site.
  • In the home page, there will be a link regarding the recruitment.
  • Click on the respective link, you will get the official notification.
  • Read the notification to know your eligibility criteria and recruitment process.
  • If you are eligible, register themselves by choosing the new registration button.
  • The start your application process.
  • Fill all the mandatory fields.
  • Submit your application.

What is the pay scale for SBI PO?

  • The basic pay for the SBI PO 2019 will be Rs. 27,620/-
  • City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) – 3% to 4% based on the posting location
  • Dearness Allowance (DA) – 46.9% of basic pay.
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA) – 7%, 8%, 9% Based on the posting location
  • Travel Allowance – AC-2 tier fare will be provided for office travels.
  • Petrol allowance – Rs. 1100 – 1250/-
  • Gross Salary with HRA – Total Compensation of 7.55 lakhs and maximum of 12.93 lakhs per annum depending on the place of posting
  • Total pay without deduction – Rs. 43,307/-

Can you tell the Promotion scale for SBI PO?

Post NameRank
ChairmanRank – 11
Managing DirectorRank – 10
Deputy Managing DirectorRank – 9
Chief General ManagerRank – 8
General ManagerRank – 7
Deputy General ManagerRank – 6
Assistant General ManagerRank – 5
Chief ManagerRank – 4
ManagerRank – 3
Deputy ManagerRank – 2
Assistant ManagerRank – 1


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