SBI PO Prelims Exam 2019

The State Bank of India released the official notification on 1st April 2019, notifying aspirants about 2,000 vacancies for the post of SBI Probationary Officer (PO) this year. In India, working at SBI in the position of a Probationary Officer is considered a prestigious job opportunity.

The SBI PO exam is divided into three phases – Prelims, Mains, Group Discussion & Interview. The SBI PO Prelims 2019 exam will be conducted online and is scheduled to be held on 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019 (tentatively). The recruitment process of SBI PO post is lengthy and complex in comparison to other public sector banks in India. Aspirants who wish to take the SBI PO 2019 exam should have registered for the competitive exam on or before April 22, 2019. Given below is the exam schedule of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2019:

SBI PO Prelims 2019 Exam Schedule

Sl. No.


Tentative Dates


SBI PO 2019 Official Notification

April 1, 2019


SBI PO 2019 Online Registration

April 2, 2019


SBI PO 2019 Last Date of Application

April 22, 2019


SBI PO Prelims Call Letter Download

May 17, 2019


SBI PO Prelims Exam Dates

8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019


SBI PO Prelims Exam Results

July 2019 (1st week)

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Every year SBI hires managerial cadre resources through the SBI PO exam. The SBI PO Prelims is the initial stage of the online PO exam. Candidates need to answer 100 questions of 1 mark each in a duration of 1 hour. For every wrong answer, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. Aspirants are required to compulsorily clear the sectional and overall SBI PO Prelims cut-off marks to move to the next level of the exam i.e. SBI PO Mains Exam 2019.

The SBI PO Prelims exam pattern is divided into three different sections – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern


Total Questions

Maximum Marks


English Language



20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



20 minutes

Reasoning Ability



20 minutes




60 minutes (Cumulative)

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2019

As per the SBI PO Prelims paper pattern cited above, the SBI PO Prelims syllabus consists of the following section-wise distribution of topics:

  1. English Language: Under this section, a candidate explores his/her English language skills like grammar, oral reading and vocabulary. The topics include Reading Comprehension, Para jumbles, Sentence Improvement, Spelling Errors, Word Replacement, Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary among others.
  2. Quantitative Aptitude: Under this section of the SBI PO Prelims syllabus, applicants are made to practice high school numerical problems based on Number System, Simplification, Percentage, SI & CI, Quadratic Equations, Ratio and Proportion, Speed, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Permutation & Combination, Probability, etc.
  3. Reasoning Ability: This section primarily tests the thinking and decision-making ability of the applicant through the following topics – Logical Reasoning, Alpha-numeric Series, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Coding-Decoding, etc.

SBI PO Prelims Call Letter 2019

Applicants appearing for the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2019 need to mandatorily carry the Call Letter/Admit Card to the allotted examination centre on the scheduled exam date. The State Bank of India (SBI) released the SBI PO Prelims Call Letter 2019 on May 17, 2019. Candidates can download their respective call letters for online Prelims exam from the official page of the banking giant.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Result

According to the notification released by SBI, the online preliminary exam is scheduled to be held on 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019. The SBI PO 2019 Exam Result for Prelims is likely to be declared by the 1st week of July 2019. It is imperative for aspiring PO candidates to meet the cut-off of the SBI PO Prelims marks to be eligible to move to the next level i.e. SBI PO Mains Exam 2019.

SBI PO Prelims 2019 Preparation

During SBI PO Prelims 2019 exam preparation, applicants can refer to SBI PO Prelims Question Paper of prior years to get an understanding about the exam pattern and question-answer format of the upcoming exam. Besides, there are certain websites which offer SBI PO Prelims mock test (either paid or free) which gives a real feel of the actual test. Applicants should take one or two SBI PO Prelims free mock test to know the status of their preparation. Simultaneously, they should try to refer SBI PO Prelims previous papers and practice from those question sets as this will help them in capturing their strengths and weaknesses too.

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