SBI PO 2017 :- State Bank of India (SBI) has announced the Probationary Officers (PO) recruitment notification on February 6. The SBI PO 2017 is scheduled to be conducted for recruitment of a total of 2403 candidates. The exam of SBI PO 2017 to be held in online mode two phases – preliminary and mains. The preliminary exam of SBI PO 2017 is scheduled to be held in multiple sessions on April 29 & 30 and May 6 & 7. Candidates who will qualify in SBI PO 2017 preliminary exam will be shortlisted to appear for mains exam and candidates who will qualify the mains will be subsequently called for a group exercise & interview. The main exam of SBI PO 2017 is scheduled to be held on June 4, 2017. Candidates who are Graduate in any stream and between 21 and 30 years of age as on July 1, 2017 are eligible to fill the application form of SBI PO 2017.
The online registration process of SBI PO 2017 has started from February 7, 2017. Candidates are advised to read the SBI PO 2017 notification carefully before beginning the application procedure to ascertain their age and academic qualification as required. The details of SBI PO 2017 recruitment exam like eligibility, exam pattern, application form, cut off and result is given below. 


 SBI PO 2017 exam – New highlights 
SBI has revised the selection procedure for recruitment of Probationary Officers 2017. As per the new notification, the conducting authority will now hold group exercises instead of group discussion for candidates who will qualify the mains examination i.e objective and descriptive test. Along with group exercise, an interview will be also conducted.  Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises and Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

More details about SBI Recruitment 2016 including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, how to apply, selection procedure and important dates are given below :-

Salient features of SBI PO 2017 exam

Name of the ExamRecruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India
Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Posts OfferedProbationary Officers
Total Number of Vacancies2403
Mode of SelectionOnline Examination (Prelims & Mains) and Group Discussion & Interview
Mode of ExamOnline
Application ModeOnline
Application Fees SC/ST/PWD – Rs 100 , General – Rs 600
Job posting Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India

SBI PO 2017 vacancies category-wise
The SBI has also listed backlog vacancy details in the above mentioned total vacancies. Details below:

Backlog Vacancies
The SBI PO 2017 exam will be conducted across 44 state/UTs. The tentative list of examination centres for the Preliminary Exam has been made available by SBI along with the notification. The candidates will have to enter their choices of SBI PO Exam Centres 2017 while filling up the Application Form. No request for change of centre shall be entertained. SBI, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the exam centres as its discretion depending upon the feasibility. Candidate will have to appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/her own risk and expenses and SBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature. The centers for the Main Examination will be limited.

Eligiblity Criteria For SBI PO :-

Candidates applying for SBI PO 2017 exam should fulfill the necessary eligibility criteria as per Nationality, Age and Educational Qualification.
  • Nationality: Only Indian Citizens can only apply
  • Age Limit –Candidates should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2017 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1987 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)
  • Educational Qualification –Graduation 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 can also apply.

SBI PO 2017 – Important Dates

Sr.NoEventsImportant Dates
1Online registration including edit/modification of application by candidatesFebruary 7 to March 6, 2017
2Payment of Application Fees/Intimation ChargesFebruary 7 to March 6, 2017
3Download of call letters for Online Preliminary ExaminationApril 15, 2017 
4Online Examination – PreliminaryApril 29 & 30 and May 6 & 7, 2017 
5Result of Online Exam – PreliminaryMay 17, 2017 
6Download of Call Letter for Online Main ExamMay 22, 2017 
7Conduct of Online Examination – MainJune 4, 2017 
8Declaration of Result – MainJune 19, 2017 
9Download Call Letter for InterviewJune 26, 2017 
10Conduct of Group Exercise & InterviewJuly 10, 2017 
11Declaration of Final Result August 5, 2017
12Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training April 7, 2017 onwards
11Conduct of Pre-Exam TrainingApril 17 to April 22, 2

How to fill SBI PO Application Form 2017 :

Candidates can check the complete registration procedure before filling the SBI PO 2017 application form –
  1. Candidates must have a valid email id, which must be active till the end of recruitment procedure.
  2. Candidates must click on the official link to open the SBI PO 2017 Application Form format.
  3. Candidates must go through the application procedure carefully before filling in the SBI PO application form 2017.
  4. Applicants must submit all the required data in the application form. If a candidate is not able to fill the data in one go, they can save the data already entered.
  5. Once saved the data, a provisional registration number and password is generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidates must note down the registration number and password.
  6. Candidates can re-open the saved data through the registration number and password and edit the particulars, if required. This facility can be availed thrice only.
  7. Candidates must upload their photograph and signature, with respective dimensions and  sizes as mentioned below, at places designated for the same.
  8. Once the application is duly filled, candidates must submit the data. No change /edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional.
  9. After ensuring that all the particulars filled in the SBI PO 2017 application form are correct, candidates have to pay application fee through the payment gateway integrated with the application, in accordance to the instructions available on the screen.
  10. The application fee can be remitted via Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as instructed on the screen. Online payment transaction charges, if any, is borne by the applicants.
  11. Once the transaction gets completed, e-receipt and SBI PO application form 2017 is generated; which may be printed for record. There is no requirement of printout to be sent to the Bank.
  12. In case the online transaction is not successfully completed, the applicant has to register again and make payment online.
  13. The e-Receipt and SBI PO 2017 application form containing fee details can be reprinted later. 
Note- In case of any problem in filling SBI PO 2017 application form including fee payment or any other queries may write to the State Bank of India officials at, with a subject-line- ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India-2017’.

Image and signature uploading for SBI PO Application Form 2017

 Photograph uploading:
  1. Candidates must upload a recent passport size colour picture. In case a candidate attempts to use morphed photograph, that will result in immediate rejection of his/her candidature.
  2. Ensure that the photograph is in colour, taken against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
  3. They must look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
  4. In case the photograph is clicked on a sunny day, the sun should be behind you you should be placed in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows.
  5. In case you have to use flash, make sure there is no 'red-eye'.
  6. In case you wear glasses, ensure that there are no reflections and your eyes are seen clearly.
  7. No caps, hats and dark glasses are allowed in the picture. Religious headwear is permitted but it must not cover your face.
  8. Photograph dimensions must be 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).
  9. Size of photograph file must be between 20Kb–50Kb.
  10. The size of the scanned image must not more than 50Kb. If the file size is over 50 Kb, adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, number of colours etc., during the scanning process. 
Digital Signature uploading:
  1. Sign on a white paper with black ink pen.
  2. The signature must be made only by the applicant and not by any other person.
  3. The signature image will be used to place on the Call Letter and other places.
  4. In case the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, during exam, does not match the signature on the Call Letter, it will lead to disqualification of the applicant.
  5. Signature dimensions 140x60 pixels (preferred).
  6. Size of signature file must be between 10Kb–20Kb.
  7. Size of the scanned image must not be over 20Kb.
  8. Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS is NOT allowed.
Scanning guideline for Signature and Photo upload for SBI PO 2017 application form:
  1. Set Color to True Color.
  2. File Size as mentioned above.
  3. Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature and use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size as mentioned above.
  4. The image file must be in JPG or JPEG format.
  5. You can check the image dimensions by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.
  6. If you are using MS Windows/MS Office, you can easily get photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50Kb & 20Kb respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager.
  7. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50 KB (photograph) & 20 KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option in the ‘Image’ menu. You can get similar options in other photo editor also.
  8. In case the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will appear.
  9. During filling up of the SBI 2017 Application Form, a link will be generated to upload his/her photograph and signature.
  10. Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 DPI (dots per inch).
Uploading procedure for photograph and signature:
  1. Two separate links links will be available for uploading Photograph and Signature.
  2. Click on the respective link 'Upload Photograph / Signature'.
  3. Browse and Select the location where the Scanned Photograph / Signature file has been saved.
  4. Select the file by clicking on it.
  5. Press the ‘Open/Upload’ button.
Important: Canddiates must note that the SBI PO 2017 Online Application form will not be registered unless your photograph and signature are uploaded as specified above.

  1.  If the scan image in the photograph or signature is not clear, the candidate’s SBI PO 2017 application form may be rejected by the Bank. Once the photograph/signature is uploaded in the online application form, the applicant must ensure that the images are clear and have been uploaded correctly. If the photograph or signature is not prominently visible, the applicant may edit application and re-upload their photograph or signature, before submitting the SBI PO application form 2017.
  2. Once the online resigtration is done, applicants should take a printout of their system generated online application form of SBI PO 2017 for future reference. 
SBI PO 2017 application form category code:

Following are the guidelines for writing Category Name and Category Code Number, while filling the SBI PO 2017 application form:
  1. Candidates from OBC category - CREAMY LAYER are not entitled to OBC reservation and age relaxation. They must indicate their category as General or General (OH) or General (VI) or General (HI) (as applicable).
  2. The SBI does not allow change of category at any stage after registration of online application form is completed.
  3. Various category names and their code numbers for SBI PO 2017 application form are available below.
Category Code

Important Information regarding SBI PO 2017 Application Form process :

  • Candidates must take a printout of their system generated online application form after submitting the duly filled SBI PO application form 2017.
  • They must try to fill online SBI PO 2017 Application Form much before the closing date, without waiting till the last date, to avoid the possibility of disconnection / inability / failure to log on to the website due to heavy load on internet or website jam. 
  • A candidate must not submit more than one SBI PO application form 2017. In case of multiple applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be accepted and the application fee / intimation charges paid for the other registrations will be forfeited.
  • Multiple attendance or appearance by a candidate in the exam and / or interview will be rejected and their candidature will be cancelled. 
  • The candidates, who are serving in Government/Quasi Government offices, Public Sector undertakings including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions, must submit 'No Objection Certificate' from their employer at the time of interview. In case they fail to do so, their candidature may not be considered and travelling expenses, if there is any, otherwise admissible, will not be paid. 
  • If a candidate is selected, he/she is required to produce proper discharge certificate from the employer at the time of taking up the appointment.
  • The SC/ST candidates must submit their caste certificate issued by Competent Authority in the format prescribed by the Government of India, in case they are called for interview. 
  • Candidates must keep their e-mail ID active till the end of the recruitment process for receiving advices about call letters or interview, etc.

SBI PO Admit Card 2017

  • Admit card for the three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview will be issued to the candidates separately
  • The Admit Card for the Prelims Exam will be made available on or before April 15, 2017 
  • Candidates can download their Call Letter of each stage through the direct link that will be provided here
  • To access the SBI PO Admit Card 2017, candidates in the login page will have to enter their Roll Number/Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth
  • Admit Card will be available online for downloading. No Admit Card will be sent to the candidates by post
  • SBI PO Admit Card 2017 along with Photo Identity proof should be carried to the examination centre on the day of examination
  • Candidates failing to produce the Admit Card will be debarred from appearing in the exam

SBI PO Selection Procedure 2017

A banker’s job in the government sector is one of the most popular work profiles in the country. Apart from job security, comfortable work environment and relaxed work timings, a job in a public bank offers financial stability and perks as well. Every year large number of candidates apply for SBI PO exam but only few make up to the final selection. The competition for the exam is very high. Candidates need to put in consistent efforts to excel in SBI PO 2017 exam. They need to prepare day wise study plan for the exam. If candidates prepare well, they can clear the SBI PO exam in the first attempt.


  • The topics included in the Syllabus of SBI PO are basically of graduation level
  • The entire syllabus of Prelims and Mains of SBI PO 2017 is provided here on this page
  • The Syllabus has been prepared by experts and has covered all the topics important for the exam
  • Candidates should be thorough with the syllabus before they start their preparation

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2017

  • The Pattern and Structure of SBI PO has been divided into Preliminary, Mains and Group Discussion & Interview
  • The Preliminary Examination consists of Objective Tests for 100 marks which will be conducted online. The test will be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 sections – English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability
  • The Mains Examination comprises of Objective Test and Descriptive Test. The Objective Test will carry 200 marks and Descriptive Test will carry 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Test will be conducted online.
  • The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category to be called for the Interview.
  • The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
  • The group exercises will carry 20 marks and interview will carry 30 marks.
TestName of testNo. ofMax.Duration
IReasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
IIData Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
IIIGeneral/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 minutes
IVEnglish Language354040 minutes
Total1552003 hours

SBI PO Sample Papers 2017

  • Solving the Sample Papers will help the candidates to gain more knowledge.
  • Sample Papers is available both online and offline for solving
  • Candidates should solve the SBI PO Sample Papers 2017 regularly to gather an idea of the Question Pattern, level of difficulty, number of questions section-wise etc. It will also boost up the speed level of the candidates
  • Online Mock Tests are like original tests, therefore, it helps the candidates to understand the Pattern and Structure of Exam. Candidates can access their performance through the scores obtained in the mock tests.

No. of chances to appear in SBI PO exams
Number of Chances
General (PWD)
No Restriction
The candidates, who have availed the maximum number of chances permissible, are not eligible to apply for SBI PO 2017. The number of chances for the same will be counted from the exam held on April 18, 2010. Appearance of a candidate in Preliminary Exam will not be counted as a chance.

Also, SBI has announced the vacant PO positions for different categories under its recruitment process for the year 2017.

Structure of SBI PO Prelims Exam
SL.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1.English Language3030Composite Timeof1 hour
2.Quantitative Aptitude3535
3.Reasoning Ability3535


  • SBI will publish three separate result list for recruitment of Probationary Officers. The same will be hosted here on this page.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in all the sections of Preliminary and Mains Examination.
  • The Marks of the Preliminary Examination will not be considered for preparation of final Merit List.
  • Final Merit list will be prepared on the basis of Mains Exam and Group Discussion & Interview.
  • The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II Mains Exam and Phase-III Group Discussion & Interview separately
  • The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

SBI PO Cutt off 2017

  • SBI PO Cutoff 2017 is the minimum qualifying marks which the candidates will have to secure to qualify each stage of recruitment process.
  • SBI will publish sectional and overall cutoff list
  • Candidates who will clear the overall and sectional cutoff will only be considered for next level of recruitment
  • Candidates securing more than the desired cutoff will be provided final allotment.
  • The cutoff will be decided by the bank.

Overall SBI PO 2016 Preliminary Cut off out of 100 marks

Candidate’s CategorySBI PO 2016 Cut off for Preliminary out of 100

SBI PO 2016 Mains Cut off (Subject-wise)

SubjectMaximum MarksSC /ST/ OBC/OH/VI/HIGeneral
Data Analysis & Intepretation6069
General Awareness/ Marketing/ Computer Knowledge401013
English Language4046
Total Cut Off2006070

SBI PO 2016 Descriptive and Interview Cut off

Description & interviewMaximum MarksSCSTOBCGENOHVIHI
Descriptive type test (English langusge) evaluated of only those candidates, who have qualified in all the subjects and have secured minimum required marks5017.517.517.52017.517.517.5
Minimum marks to be secured for GD & Interview (Objective + Descriptive test)2507878.7587.259082.7579.579.25
GD + Interview5018181820181818

SBI PO Final Cut off

CategoryCut off (Out of 100)

Final Allotment

  • Final Allotment will be made depending on the number of vacancies, merit, fulfillment of eligibility conditions, medical fitness
  • Appointment letters will be issued to the finally selected candidates for the post of SBI PO for various branches of SBI.
  • The selected candidates will be issued recruitment station where they will have to report on the date mentioned in the Appointment letter
  • The Probationary Officers will be on probation of two years during which they will be given intensive training.