SBI PO 2018 Notification out for 2000 Vacancies – No Sectional Cutoff


State Bank of India released it much awaited notification for the post of Probationary Officer aka SBI PO 2018. This year there have been total 2000 fresh vacancies are to be filled. In the notification there has been some changes in the selection procedure. So lets discuss what are major highlights of the notification.

Important Dates related to SBI PO 2018 Exam



On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination18.06.2018 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary15.07.2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam20.07.2018
Conduct of Online Examination – Main04.08.2018
Declaration of Result – Main20.08.2018
Download Call Letter for Interview01.09.2018
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018
Declaration of Final Result01.11.2018








There are 38 Backlog vacancies under HI (PWD)
*Only available for OBC candidates who belongs to “Non creamy Layer”

Application Fee

  1. SC/ST/PWD – 100/- (Intimation Charges only)
  2. General/ OBC – 600/- (Application Fee including Intimation Charges)

Number of Chances


Max. Permissible number of Chances



General(PWD) / OBC / OBC (PWD)



No Restriction

The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on 18.04.2010.
Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance.
If you appear in examination in which there was only one examination were held then it will be counted as a chance.


A.  Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 31.08.2018)

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification
    recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • If you are in Final year or semester you can also apply but if you called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2018.
  • Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

B. Age Limit (As on 01.04.2018)

  • Minimum – 21 Year
  • Maximum – 30 Year

for example you must have been born not later than 01.04.1997 and not earlier than 02.04.1988 (both days inclusive).
There is provision for age relaxation on Upper limit of age, that you can find on official notification.

Selection Procedure for SBI PO 2018 EXAM

To be a Probationary Officer in SBI, you have to go through Three Phases.

PHASE I – Preliminary Examination ( Only Qualifying) 
PHASE II – Main Examination ( Objective + Descriptive) 
PHASE III – Group Exercise & Interview  

This year there will be NO SECTIONAL CUT-OFF. You have to score minimum qualifying marks in aggregate.

How to Apply

You can apply online only from 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018. No other mode of application will be accepted.

Apply here:

Click here to Apply Online

Click here for Official Notification of SBI PO 2018 EXAM

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