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SBI PO Application Form 2018- Register

Updated On - April 13th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

SBI PO Application Form 2018 will be available soon on the official website of SBI. Candidates willing to apply online can visit Nearly 30 lakh candidates apply for SBI PO each year. Approximately 2403 candidates of these are finally recruited as Probationary Officers (PO). 

The official notification 2018 will be released in April 2018. The SBI Registration 2018 has 4 major steps involved- Registration, Uploading Documents, Filling the Application Form, Fee Payment and Printing the application form.

Here is how you can apply for SBI PO:

  • As per SBI PO Eligibility, any Indian National who holds a Bachelor’s Degree can apply for SBI PO. 
  • All eligible candidates should visit the official website and register themselves via their mobile no. and email id.
  • Next, upload scanned images of your photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Then, enter their personal and academic details to complete the form-filling process.
  • Last, you must pay the requisite application fee. Candidates from General and OBC category have to pay INR 600, while SC/ST/PWD candidates must pay INR 100.
  • All candidates who register successfully can obtain SBI PO Admit Card from the official website.

The Prelims rounds of SBI PO 2018 will be held in May 2018, while SBI PO Mains will be held in June. All selected candidates will proceed towards the GD/PI round that will be held in July 2018. 

Highlights for SBI PO Application Form

Availability of SBI PO Application Form April 2018
Mode of applicationOnline
Mode of fee paymentOnline
Documents required at the time of form fillingScanned photograph and signature, Educational Qualifications, Identity proof and Reserved Category certificate
Application feeGeneral/ OBC- INR 600
SC/ST- INR 100  
Contact details022-22820427 or

How to Fill SBI PO Application Form 2018?

SBI will release the application form in the month of April 2018. It must be noted that the entire registration process will be held online. There is no provision of obtaining SBI PO 2018 Application Form from offline mode.

There are 5 broad steps you need to follow to fill SBI PO Application Form. They include:

  1. Registration
  2. Uploading Photograph and Signature
  3. Application Form Filling
  4. Fee Payment
  5. Confirmation

Step 1: Registration

Candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned below to register themselves for SBI PO 2018

  1. Visit the official website i.e
  2. Click for New registration option (written in yellow box)
  3. You can also click on the ‘How to Apply’ option provided in the Reference Documents to check the registration process.
SBI PO Application Form

Disclaimer: Application form can be rejected if found ineligible at any point of time. The following message popup will be displayed for the information:

  • Candidates must fulfil eligibility Criteria which is mentioned above
  • Online payment can only be made through: Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash cards and Mobile Wallets.
  • The online registration process will only be completed after the submission of the application fees. Application fees can be submitted online as well as offline.
  • If any Candidate wants to pay the SBI PO application fee through offline mode, then they can pay the application fee through bank challan. They can submit the fee by submitting SBI Challan.
  • SBI (conducting Authority) can also allot any centre as per their convenience other than he/she has opted for.
  •  After reading all the information, candidates can press the continue button
SBI PO Application Form
  1. Next, SBI PO Registration Form will open. Enter the below-mentioned details:
  • Name: Enter your full name properly (includes First name, Middle name and Last name). If candidates don’t have any Middle name then they can ignore that option. Name entered should be same as that of the given ID proof that you will show during the time of the examination as well as Interview.
  • Mobile Number: Mobile number should remain the same till the entire procedure. No changes in the mobile number will be accepted later. No need to prefix 0.
  • E- Mail ID: Enter your E- mail IDs correctly to get notifications regarding any update related to SBI PO examination or application procedure.
  • After filling the basic information, candidates will be asked for the confirmation regarding the information provided by them and once you press the OK button, you cannot go back. So be careful while filling up the basic information.
SBI PO Application Form
  1. Press Ok to confirm your registration. You will be provided with registration number and password.
  2. Note down your registration number and password details to edit your application form (if necessary).
  3. Also to take a print of your submitted SBI PO application form simply login using registration number and password, and click on print/save button.

Step 2: Upload Photograph and Signature

  1. Candidates have to upload their recent passport size photograph and signature in SBI PO application form.
  2. Here are some instructions you need to adhere to:
  • The photograph and signatures should be scanned properly and should be clearly visible.
  • If there is some extra space around the scanned image that is unnecessary, it can be cropped to reduce the size.
  • Both, the photograph and signature, have to be uploaded to the proper specifications.
  • Signature must be done by using Black ink pen on a white sheet of paper. 

Photo and Signature Specifications for SBI PO 2018


JPEG/ JPG format
Dimensions- 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm
File Size- 20 Kb – 50 Kb
Pixels- 200 x 230

JPEG/ JPG format
White sheet using Black Ink pen
File Size- 10 Kb – 20 Kb
Dimensions- 140 x 60 Pixels

CheckSBI PO 2018 Photo Size, Dimensions, Format and Other Details 

  1. ‘Choose File’ option will appear. Candidates can select their photograph and signature respectively by clicking at the options.
SBI OP Application Form
  1. Click at the next button and Window three will appear.

Step 3: SBI PO Application Form Filling

After uploading the images, enter your Qualification/ Academic details:

  1. Educational qualification should be filled correctly (as on 1.07.2018)
  2. The date of passing eligibility examination should be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute.
  3. Those who are in final year/ semester of their graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that if they will be called for an interview, they must have cleared their Graduation before 1.07.2018
  4. Fractional percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e 59.99 will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.
  5. Fill the degree, name of the institution, place of the institution, date of passing, the percentage of marks and grade. Candidates have to choose the best possible option available.
  6. ‘Other details option’ is also provided for the reserved classes if they are interested in participating for the Pre- exam training. This section is optional.
  7. After submitting all the details, preview option will appear where candidates can recheck the information provided by them and they can change/edit any incorrect information.

Category and Code to be filled in SBI PO Application Form 2018

Given below are the categories and codes which must be filled in the application form for SBI PO 2018. Note that candidates belonging to OBC (Non Creamy Layer) must categorize themselves in the General criteria only.

SC (OH)02ST (OH)06OBC (OH)10GEN (OH)14
SC (VI)03ST (VI)07OBC (VI)11GEN (VI)15
SC (HI)04ST (HI)08OBC (HI)12GEN (HI)16

Step 4: Application Fee Payment

After verifying all details and ensuring that they are accurate, candidate must proceed with the application fee payment.

  • The fee can be paid using any of the online options, such as debit card, credit card or net banking.
  • Fees for the General category and OBC is INR 600 and for SC/ST, it’s INR 100.
SBI PO Application Form
  • Once the fee has been paid successfully, a receipt is generated.
  • Candidate must save a copy of this receipt as proof of fee payment.
SBI PO Application Form
  • For any further queries, Candidates can visit

Step 5: Confirmation

After successful completion of payment method, you will get conformation message /mail by saying your application form accepted

  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of SBI PO 2018 Application Form for the future use.
  • To take a print of your submitted SBI PO application form simply login using registration number and password, and click on print/save button
  • The copy of the completed form need not be sent to the bank.

In case payment is unsuccessful:

  • Candidate must register afresh and start the form filling process a second time.
  • The Amount debited for failed transaction will be refunded back to your account within 3 -7 working days. The payment links are active 24 hours continuously. So if you still cannot make the fee payment during the day time, you can do it in the night also.

How to Retrieve SBI PO Password?

In case, a candidate has forgotten his password/registration number then they can login by revisiting the email which they received while SBI PO Registration Process. SBI PO Registration Number and Password can also be retrieved by the following process:

  1. Visit SBI official website at
  2. Go to ‘Careers’ tab
  3. Click on ‘Apply Online for SBI PO 2018’
  4. Click on “Forgot password?”
  5. Enter your registered email ID
  6. A mail will be sent to this ID containing registration number and new password
  7. Set the password accordingly.

SBI PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria 

SBI PO Eligibility 2018 norms are based on the aspirants’ education qualification, age limit, credit score and conduct. All candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying online for SBI PO:

Education Qualification

  • A graduation degree is the minimum education qualification required for the SBI PO 2018                                                                                        
  • Final Year/Semester students can also apply provided they produce a proof of having passed the graduation examination

Check  SBI PO Eligibility

Age Limit

  • Candidates age should be 21 to 30 years, as per the SBI PO Online registration advertisement. As per government rules, the age relaxation for candidates belonging to the following categories is:
  1. SC/ST/people affected by 1984 riots/ Kashmiri Migrants/ EXs - 5 years
  2. OBC - 3 years
  3. PWD - 10 years


  • A candidates must be an Indian National to apply for SBI PO.

Number of Attempts

  • For General category- 4 attempts
  • For General (PwD) category- 7 attempts
  • OBC category- 7 attempts
  • OBC (PwD)- 7 attempts
  • SC/ST (PwD)- No restriction?

SBI PO Helpline Number

  • Candidates are requested not to forget to mention ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India 2017’ in the subject of the email to get guaranteed response from the authority.
  • In case of any problem in applying online, payment of fee/intimation charges or receipt of admit card, queries may be made at phone number 022-22820427 (between 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM on working days) or

SBI PO 2018 FAQs

Ques. Is the application process online or offline?

Ans.  The application process is entirely online.

Ques. Can I pay the application fee via Demand Draft (DD)?

Ans.  No, the fee can only be paid using the online methods of payment, such as Credit card, Debit card and Net Banking.

Ques. What if the size of the scanned images of my photograph and signature exceed the limit specified?

Ans.  In such a case, use the DPI settings of the scanner to adjust the resolution of the images. Additionally, if there is some extra space around the scanned image that is unnecessary, it can be cropped to reduce the size.

Ques. My fee payment transaction was unsuccessful. What should I do?

Ans.  Register again with a different email address and start the application process once more.

Ques. I don’t wish to appear for the exam but I have already completed the application process. Can my fee be refunded or can it be reserved for another exam?

Ans.  The fee will not be refunded or reserved for another exam under any circumstances.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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When will come bank vacancy PO post etc in 2019 when u will update this?

30 Jan, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Abhishek, the notification for SBI PO has not yet released. It would be updated as soon as the notification is out on the official website.

31 Jan, 2019 18:37
surabhi joshi

I forgot to download my SBI PO application form 2018. Will it be available again if I clear Mains and before I go to interview. Please reply. I am really tensed. If it will be available again for downloading can you please tell the date also?

17 Jul, 2018 13:58
Garima Bansal

Hi Surabhi, Yes you can download the SBI PO application by using your registration no. and the password.

17 Jul, 2018 15:28

I had applied for the SBI PO 2018 exam. I didn't take the print out of my application form. It says re-print is closed. Is it ok if I don't have the application? What shall I do now?

11 Jun, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Logeshwari. you can print the SBI PO application by using your registration no. and the password.

15 Sep, 2018 14:45
Kritika Vijay

what can i do after complete registration online and received registration no. and password .. how i know my form is accepted or not??

19 May, 2018 10:44
Akansha Expert

Hi Kartika, When you pay the registration fee online you received a payment successful application you save that or You can check the details again from Entering the registration no. or password that your registration is completed.

19 May, 2018 16:03

I've recently relocated to India from US and have plans to take SBI PO exam. How do I fit my US master's degree details in the education section? There is no provision to convert GPA to percentage(%) over there. I can't produce documents specifying norms for conversion to percentage. What do i do?

04 May, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Siddhartha, You may check the official website of sbi po for the information regarding filling the application form

19 Jun, 2018 18:39

Sir, i did my graduation uttarakhand open university. and want to apply sbi po (haridwar) from could i fill that and when ?

09 Nov, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Uzmanaaz, You have to open official site of SBI PO and then you can all get information regarding registration process.

14 May, 2018 15:50

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