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SBI PO vs IBPS PO Exam 2017 – Which one is better – Read Detailed comparison

SBI PO vs IBPS PO Exam Comparison 2017–  Comparing two exams and deciding which is better is quite hefty task. Truth remains truth that getting a good paying job in government sector is becoming difficult. Also getting job in banks is becoming very tough and competitive. Hence keeping your choice in mind, here in this post we are writing comparison b/w SBI PO and IBPS PO exam.

SBI PO vs IBPS PO comparison

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SBI PO vs IBPS PO Exam 2017

Versus (‘vs’) word says a lot. It is meaning of comparing two things (extensive comparison) and concluding which one is the better. So similarly here we will compare ibps po jobs and sbi po jobs and at the end we will summarize which one is better.

So ready ?

About SBI PO Exam and IBPS PO Exam

In this para, we will discuss, who is conducting SBI PO exam and who is conducting IBPS PO exam. SBI PO Exam is conducted by state bank on India itself whereas IBPS PO is conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. IBPS Recruits PO (Probationary Officers) for many banks which are affiliated to IBPS. But on the other hand, state bank only recruits probationary officers for state bank branches.

Now in this post we will compare few important points as below,

  • Exam Pattern and Syllabus (परीक्षा पैटर्न और पाठ्यक्रम)
  • Eligibility Criteria (पात्रता मापदंड)
  • Application Fee
  • Difficult Level of Exam (परीक्षा का मुश्किल स्तर)
  • Interview Level (साक्षात्कार स्तर)
  • Salary Structure (वेतन संरचना)
  • Promotions and Career Growth (करियर विकास)
  • Work Load and Work Pressure etc. (कार्य भार और दबाव)

So lets discuss these one by one.

Eligibility Criteria (पात्रता मापदंड) 2017

Now below chart is showing criteria comparison for SBI PO Eligibility Criteria and IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria.

Age Limit21 – 30 years20 – 30 years
Age RelaxationYes, Providedyes, Provided
Education QualificationGraduation in any discipline from a recognized University of India.Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university of India.
Full Article LinkSBI PO Eligibility CriteriaIBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

Exam Pattern & Syllabus (एसबीआई पीओ और आईबीपीएस पीओ)

You need to read and know the exam pattern before appearing for any exam. Hence below para is showing comparative analysis of IBPS PO Exam Pattern and SBI PO Exam Pattern.

SBI PO Exam Pattern

Prelims: Prelims round consisting of total 100 Questions (English, Quantitative and Reasoning) which you need to solve in 1 Hours. In Preliminary round there is No sectional time for separate section. Highest marks you can score is 100 Marks in prelims exam.

Mains: Mains exam will be of total 250 marks. Mains Exam is divided into two parts Objective Test (200 marks) and Descriptive Test (50 marks).  Both the parts will be conducte in online mode.

Read here: SBI PO Exam Pattern in detail

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Prelims – The marks secured in the Phase I (Prelim round) will not be counted in the Final Selection. Sectional Cut off will be there in Preliminary and Mains Exam both. Subjects are Reasoning, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude.

Mains – The marks secured in the Phase 2 (Mains round) plus interview will be counted in the Final Selection. Sectional Cut off will be there in Preliminary and Mains Exam both.

Read here: IBPS PO Exam Pattern in detail

Selection Process (SBI PO vs IBPS PO)

SBI PO Selection Procedure

  • Prelims exam
  • Mains Exam ( Objective + descriptive paper)
  • Group Discussion & Interview

Know here – SBI PO Selection Procedure

IBPS PO Selection Process

  • Prelims exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Group Discussion & Interview

Application Fee

SBI PO Application Fee

General and other categories: Rs. 600/-

SC/ST/PWD candidates: Rs. 100/-

IBPS PO Application Fee

General/OBC Category – 600/-

SC/ST/PWD – 100/-

Mode of Payment in SBI PO – Online using net banking/debit/credit card

Mode of payment in IBPS PO – Online using net banking/debit/credit card

SBI PO Recruitment Application Apply hereIBPS PO Recruitment Application Apply here

IBPS PO vs SBI PO Salary Structure

IBPS PO and SBI बैंक पीओ वेतन, ग्रेड वेतन, भत्ते, महंगाई भत्ते (डीए), घर भाड़ा भत्ता (एचआरए), चिकित्सा भत्ते, यात्रा भत्ते, पेट्रोल और हाथ में वेतन comparison is being done in separate article. Here we are giving an overview of for your understanding.

Salary ComponentIBPS PO SalarySBI PO Salary
Basic Pay2370027620
DA1016346.9% of the Basic Pay
Total (Including HRA)38700₹7.55 lakhs and maximum of ₹12.93 lakhs

Difficult Level of Exam & Interview (परीक्षा का मुश्किल स्तर)

Someone is weak at math and someone is at English. It goes true with NOT all the fingers all equal. So by keeping what is our strong point we tend to choose profession. But if you are looking for difficulty level of exam then let me tell you it depends on various factor. such as,

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Total number of vacancies etc

But in general, number of candidates appearing for SBI Bank PO is higher than IBPS PO Exam. So overall speaking on level of exam in SBI PO vs IBPS PO, difficulty level of SBI PO Exam is higher.

Promotions and Career Growth

You will working as probationary officer. Only difference here you find is bank name. So SBI PO candidates will be working in SBI PO Bank whereas IBPS PO Candidates in other IBPS Banks. So we talk about promotion and career growth then you will get everything same but only difference is total amount getting credited to your salary account. In this case SBI PO will be paying hefty amount and increment on years down the line.

So here i’m ending my Comparison of SBI PO vs IBPS PO with an ending Note that both the exams are one of the most competitive exam of India for banking sector. You need to work hard and prepare harder to clear any of these exam (either IBPS PO or SBI PO). So please start your preparation and i’m sure you will find happiness in both the Jobs.


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