SBI PO 2016

By | July 18, 2016

SBI PO 2016SBI PO 2016: Candidates are informed here that the State Bank of India has released the result of the SBI PO Prelims Exam held on 02,03,09 and 10 July. The result discloses the scored obtained by the candidates in the preliminary Examination which comprised three sections viz. English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The cutoff marks are also released. 

The SBI PO Prelims Result can be checked through the link hosted below. All the qualified candidates will now have to appear in the SBI PO Main Exam scheduled on 31 July. The  admit card for SBI PO Main Exam will be issued on 21 July 2016.  Both the prelims and main will be held as the computer-based test. Successful candidates in both the test will be further called for the GD & Interview round. 

Read the article carefully to know all about SBI PO 2016 Recruitment –

SBI PO 2016 Vacancy Details

 Vacancy   Vacancy(PwD) 
1028 590 231 351 20 20 20

The total number of vacancies are 2428.

Backlog Vacancies:

47 79 42 168


  •  UR : Unreserved Category, OBC-NL : Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer,
  • ST : Scheduled Tribe, SC : Scheduled Caste, OH : Orthopedically Handicapped,  
  • VI :  Visually Impaired,  HI : Hearing Impaired.


Latest Updates – 

SBI PO Result 2016 (Prelims) declared – Check Here

To refer the SBI PO 2016 Official Advertisement – Click Here 

SBI PO Important Dates 2016 – Check Here

SBI PO Admit Card 2016 – Download Here

Last Minute Preparation Tips for SBI PO 2016 –  Available Here


SBI PO 2016 Important Dates

SBI has published the tentative calendar for the recruitment. Check the dates below.

Event Name Date
Online Registration Process From 04 May 2016 to 24-05-2016
Call letter for Preliminary 22 June 2016  – Released
Preliminary Examination   02, 03, 09 & 10 July 2016
Result of Preliminary  18 July 2016
Call letter for SBI PO Main Examination 21 July 2016 
Main Exam Conduct on 31 July 2016
Result of Main Examination 16 August 2016
Interview Call letter download 22 August 2016
GD & Interview conduct 01 September 2016
Final Result 30 September 2016

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2016

An aspiring candidate who intend to apply for this exam,first check the eligibility criteria.If candidate fit in eligibility criteria he/she is allowed to take the exam. In the case of any mistake, Bank has all the rights to cancel the applied form.


Candidate should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01 April 2016. There are some relaxations for the reserved category candidates in terms of age.

Category Relaxation of age
OBC Non- Creamy layer 3 years
ST/SC 5 years
PwD candidate  PwD ( ST/SC ) – 15years, 

PwD (OBC) – 13years

PwD (UR) – 10years

Ex-Serviceman 5 years
Person ordinarily domiciled in J&K State from 1 Jan 1880 to 31 Dec 1889 5 years

 Note: Candidates in quest of age relaxation must submit respective valid documents of their age, domicile and other.

Educational Qualification of SBI PO 2016

  • A person must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised university of India. If a candidate has recently done your graduation your results should have been declared before the examination date.
  • you must have original documents issued by board/ university. 

Category’s Name & the respective Code for Applying Online:

Category Name Code Category Name Code Category Name Code Category Name Code
UR 13 OBC 09 ST 05 SC 01
UR(OH) 14 OBC(OH) 10 ST(OH) 06 SC(OH) 02
UR(VI) 15 OBC(VI) 11 ST(VI) 07 SC(VI) 03
UR(HI) 16 OBC(HI) 12 ST(HI) 08 SC(HI) 04

SBI PO Application Form 2016 

  • The registration process for SBI PO 2016 starts from 04 May 2016. Candidates can apply online through the official website of  SBI. Read about the eligibility criteria details before applying for the exam, in future if  you found not fit in terms eligibility than your application will be cancelled by authorities.
  • Candidate needs to fill all the details like personal details Name,Age,Address,Qualification. It must match to your document.
  • Scanned photograph & signature.
  • Payment will be done online by internet banking/debit cards.

SBI PO Admit Card 2016 

All those candidates who have successfully submitted their application form will be allowed to download admit card for the prelims exam from 22 June onwards. Candidates informed via mail and SMS regarding admit card release.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2016 

  • Phase 1: It consists of the prelims exam which will be held online. Check details –
Subject Name No of Questions Marks
English 30 30
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total 100 100
Time Duration – 1 Hour  
  • Phase 2 : It will consist of the Main Examination followed by the Descriptive paper. Both 

(a) Main examination  structure  :

Subject Name No of Questions Marks Time Duration
English 35 40 40 Minutes
Reasoning & Computer 45 60 60 Minutes
Date Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
General/Banking/ Economy Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
Total 155 200  3 Hours

(b) Descriptive Paper: SBI will conduct descriptive paper for those who qualify the Main exam. Candidates have to write an essay & letter in the English language.  The paper will be of  50 Marks & Time duration will be  30 Minutes. Be prepared for it. Your writing skills and command on the topic should be strong to get through this round.

  • Phase 3 : Group Discussion & Interview Round 

GD for 20 Marks & Interview for 30 marks. After clearing Phase1 and Phase 2 candidate shall have to face GD & Interview rounds . Qualifying for this round will be decided by SBI itself.  Candidate’s debate skills must be good for clearing GD round. The interview is a face to face round , Interview is meant to test your presence of mind & how you deal with questions which you haven’t heard before. Be careful while replying any question asked by the interviewer, take your time and think before replying.

Negative Marking is a part of this exam, every single wrong answer will give a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

SBI PO Cutoff 2016

Cut Off is a minimum qualifying score decided by SBI to choose suitable candidates from a huge number of candidates who have applied for the post.This competition exam has two types of cut off.  One is sectional cut off & another is Overall cut off. Candidate needs to clear the sectional cut-off first then they are considered for overall cut off. It is decided by following criteria.

SBI PO Result 2016

The SBI PO Prelims Exam result has been declared. Click the link above to check the scores. The result of the SBI PO Main Result will be announced on 16 August 2016.

The final result will be announced on 30 September 2016. SBI PO 2016 result will be publicised by SBI on the website. Cut off and result released by authorities within few hours gap. Online examination is a fast process, the result will be declared without any delay on specified date. Keep a copy of Main and prelims results for future use. At the time of GD & interview, these result details will be considered.

Provisional Allotment

On the completion of all these SBI PO 2016 rounds, short-listed candidates will be provisionally allotted to SBI bank, there is  a probation period of two years for selected candidate and multiple training will be given to them . In the case of same scores, preference will be decided by date of birth. The decision of SBI  will be assumed as a final decision, a candidate can not challenge it.

SBI PO Descriptive Paper SBI PO Previous Year’s Question Papers
SBI PO Preparation Tips 2016 SBI PO Syllabus 2016
 SBI PO Cutoff 2016  SBI PO Exam Pattern 2016

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