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SBI PO How To Apply

10 Apr 2019 12:19:51 PM

In this article, we have listed down step by step process and some relevant information needed while filling the application form for SBI PO 2019 Exam. SBI PO 2019 Exam application process has been commenced from 2nd April 2019 and will last till 22nd April 2019 for total 2000 Vacancies. Let’s look at the Application Process for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) under SBI 2019 Recruitment Drive.

State Bank of India (SBI) has invited online applications from eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officer (PO). Eligible Candidates can apply from 2nd April 2019 till 22nd April 2019 for total 2000 Vacancies. Candidates not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 1st April 2019 can apply. SBI PO Online Preliminary Exam will be held on 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019 and Online Main Examination will be held on 20th July 2019.

Below are important dates for SBI PO 2019 Exam:

SBI PO 2019 Exam

Important Dates

On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates

2nd April 2019 to 22nd April 2019

Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges

2nd April 2019 to 22nd April 2019

Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination

3rd week of May 2019 onwards

Online Preliminary Examination

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

Result of Online Preliminary Examination

1st week of July 2019

Download of Call letter for Online Main Examination

2nd week of July 2019

Conduct of Online Main Examination

20th July 2019

Declaration of Result of Main Examination

3rd week of August 2019

Download of Call Letter for Group Exercises & Interview

4th week of August 2019

Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview

September 2019

Declaration of Final Result

2nd week of October 2019

Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates

Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training

2nd week of May 2019 onwards

Conduct of Pre-Examination Training

4th week of May 2019

Click here to know the Eligibility Criteria for SBI PO 2019 Exam

How to Apply Online?

For your ease we have listed down step by step process and some relevant information needed while filling the application form. Let’s look at the Application Process for the various posts under SBI PO 2019 Recruitment Drive:

Step-1: Go to Official website of SBI

Candidates need to visit the official website of SBI, i.e., https://bank.sbi/careers or https://www.sbi.co.in/careers

Go to the current openings section of the page:

A new page will open. Check the SBI PO 2019 Recruitment notification and Click on the Apply online Link:

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Step-2: Register as New User

Candidates need to register as new user and start filling the application online. The website will take you the link where you have to fill the online application form. You must go through the instructions carefully before initiating the application process.

Mode of Communication: Candidates should have valid email ID and mobile no. which should be kept active till the declaration of results. It will be essentially required for receiving any communication/ call letters/ advices from the bank by email/ SMS.

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Step-3: Fill in the Basic Details

Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate, Category, Date of Birth, Address, Mobile Number, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final and no change/modifications will be allowed after submission of the online application form. Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained. Bank will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required details in the application form.

Fill the application carefully. Once the application is filled completely, candidates should submit the data. In the event of candidates not being able to fill the data in one go, they can save the data already entered. When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidates should note down the registration number and password. They can re-open the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed. This facility will be available three times only. Once the application is filled completely, candidates should submit the data. No change /edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional.

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Step-4: Upload Scanned Copy of Photograph and Signature

Before applying online a candidate will be required to keep ready a scanned (digital) image of his/ her/ their photograph and signature as per the specifications given below:


  • Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture.
  • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
  • Size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb. If the size of the file is more than 50 kb, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.


  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
  • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
  • Size of file should be between 10kb to 20kb
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20kb.
  • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS shall NOT be accepted.
  • The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
  • The signature will be used to put on the Call Letter and wherever necessary.
  • If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not match the signature on the Call Letter, the applicant will be disqualified.

Step-5: Application Fee

After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form, candidate should pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application, by following the instructions available on the screen. The payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates. The category wise examination fee payable is as under:


Application Fee and Intimation Charge (Non Refundable)

General/ EWS/ OBC

Rs. 750 (App. Fee including intimation charges)


Rs. 125 (Intimation Charges only)

On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; which may be printed for record. The printout of the application form is NOT to be sent to the Bank. If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please register again and make payment online. There is also a provision to reprint the e-Receipt and Application form containing fee details, at later stage.

Step-6: Final Submission of Application

Before clicking on “Final submit”, make sure that you have filled all the details properly photograph and signatures are uploaded properly by checking previews of photograph and signature. Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn and fee once paid will not be refunded in any case, neither shall be held reserved for any other recruitment nor selection process in future. Also, not more than one application should be submitted by a candidate. In case of multiple applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fee / intimation charges paid for the other registrations will stand forfeited.

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