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SBI PO Prelims 2017: Today is the last day to apply for preliminary examination

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 March 2017, 12:55 IST

If anyone is looking for an opportunity to work as probationary officer in the State Bank of Inida (SBI), today is the last date to apply. The preliminary examination will be held in the last week of April and first week of May. The bank will recruit 2313 POs.

A PO holds the position of an Assistant Manager (AM) on probation and is part of the junior management.

Eligibility criteria for candidates: Graduate in any discipline from a recognised university or equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

Age: Between 21 years and 30 years as on 1 April.

Application fees:

General and OBC: Rs 600 (non refundable)
SC/ST/PWD: Rs 100 (non refundable)

Steps to register for SBI PO 2017

Make sure you have a valid and active email ID and an uploaded scanned photo

Visit: sbi.co.in/careers or statebankofindia.com/careers

Register yourself online through Bank’s website

Pay the application fee using debit card/ credit card/Internet Banking

Fill the application carefully and note down the registration number and password

Download the call letters for online preliminary examination.

Format of examination

The preliminary exam will be an online objective exam divided into three sections — English Language, Quantitative Aptitude (Maths) and Reasoning Ability. You are required to attempt 100 questions in one hour. There is negative marking provision also.


Attempt mock test and work on time management skill and speed.

Make sure that you don't mark wrong answers unnecessarily and lose marks due to negative marking.

The result will be released on 22 May.

All the best.

First published: 6 March 2017, 15:56 IST