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The State Bank of India has released the official SBI PO Notification 2020 to fill in more than 2000 Probationary Officer posts. Go through the complete article to know about all the details of the SBI PO 2020 Exam. 

Read the complete notification provided below and then proceed with the application process. Know the complete exam schedule and fill the form from the direct link before last date. Gear up preparations for the exam by knowing the complete section-wise detailed SBI PO syllabus.

SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2020 Highlights

Name of the Bank State Bank of India
Name of the Notification SBI PO 2020 Notification
Official website www.sbi.co.in
Total No of Vacancies 2000
Type of Exam National Level
Type of Application Online
Eligibility Degree/Graduation
Age Limit 21 to 30 years
Exam Mode Online

SBI PO Notification 2020 PDF

The notification is an official document released by the exam codncuting authority to inform aspirants about the examination. The SBI PO Notification PDF includes detailed information on the exam pattern, eligibility, application dates, vacancies, and important details related to the recruitment.

Read Detailed SBI PO 2020 Notification PDF

Direct Link for SBI PO Apply Online 2020

SBI PO Exam Dates 2020 

Here is the complete list of SBI PO Exam Dates for all events. Go through the dates and make sure to fill the applications before the last date. 

Events Dates
Acceptance of SBI PO 2020 application form 14-11-2020
Last date for the application 04-12-2020
Declaration of SBI PO 2020 Prelims admit card 3rd Week of December
Preliminary examination date 31st Dec 2020 & 2 nd, 4th, 5 th Jan 2021
 SBI PO Prelims Result 3rd week of January 2021
SBI PO Mains Admit Card Declaration date 3rd week of January 2021 onwards
Conducting of SBI PO Mains Exam Online 29th January 2021
Declaration of SBI PO 2020 Mains Result 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021
Group Exercise & Interview Call letter Releasing Date 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwards
Conducing Group Excercise & Interview Date February/ March 2021
Announcement of SBI PO Final Result Last week of March 2021
Issuing of Call letters for Pre-Examination Training 2nd week of Dec 2020 onwards
Pre-Exam Training will be conducted on 3rd/ 4 th week of Dec 2020

SBI PO 2020 Vacancy List

The below table explains the SBI PO Vacancy List for State-wise and Category-wise in the upcoming notification.

Category Vacancy List
Scheduled Caste (SC) 300
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 150
Other Backward Class (OBC) 540
EWS 200
GEN 810
Total 2000

SBI PO 2020 Eligibility

The eligibility of the candidate in terms of educational qualification and age limit decides whether to apply or not. Checking the eligibility before applying for SBI PO Exam is necessary for every aspiring candidate. We have given detailed information on SBI PO 2020 eligibility below.

Nationality/Citizen

  • Candidates should be a citizen of India.
  • Also, immigrants from Nepal or Bhutan are subject to apply for SBI PO Notification 2020
  • Tibetian Refugee who have come to India before 1st January 2020

SBI PO Education Qualification

  • Graduation or Degree holders from a recognized university are eligible to apply for SBI PO Exam 2020.
  • Students who are pursuing the final year exams or semesters can also apply.
  • Candidates who have done a Chartered Accountant(CA) course should also make this an opportunity to start a career as Probationary Officer (PO).

SBI PO Age Relaxation

Age criteria for General candidates should not be less than 21 years and must be below 30 years of age. However, age relaxation for reserved category applicants is given as per the Govt Guidelines. We have given the age limit for the reserved candidates in the tabulated form below.

S.NO Category Relaxation in age
1. OBC (Other Backward Classes) 03 Years
2. SC/ST Candidates 05 Years
3. PWD (SC) 15 Years
4. PWD (ST) 15 Years
5. PWD (OBC) 13 Years
6. PWD (Gen/EWS) 10 Years
7. Ex-Servicemen 05 Years
8. Applicants who are permanently resided in Jammu Kashmir 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 05 Years

SBI PO 2020 Apply Online

Applications for SBI PO Recruitment 2020 can be submitted only through online mode. Applicants can apply online for SBI PO 2020 from the official website by following the below steps carefully. 

  • Visit the official website of SBI www.sbi.co.in or www.statebankofindia.com
  • Click on the "SBI Careers with us option" or on the "Opportunities option".
  • A page opens with the latest SBI Recruitment notification in PDF format.
  • Now Click on the apply online link. After that, a new web page opens with the SBI PO Application form 2020.
  • Fill the SBI PO Online form with all the basic details of the applicant and also upload a scanned photograph and signature.
  • After filling up of online application form for SBI PO 2020 exam, check once again all the details in the application form. If the details are correct, submit it, otherwise, edit the mistakes in the SBI PO application form 2020.
  • After submission of the SBI PO online form, pay the prescribed amount of the application fee.
  • Now take the print out of the application form.

SBI PO Application Fee

It is compulsory for all the candidates to pay application fees or their candidature will not be accepted. Only online payment of fee is accepted to pay for the SBI PO 2020 application fee.

SC/ST/PWD Applicants Rs.125/-
General/OBC/EWS Rs.750/-

Those who have submitted the SBI PO Application form 2020 online, Users may choose any of the options such as Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking for payment of the fee.

SBI PO Previous Year Vacancies

Check for the SBI PO Previous year Vacancy List in the table below. Know the vacancy trend for SBI PO below. Since 2013, the vacancies have been increasing. But in 2018 and 2019, there are constant vacancies released. This year, it is expected to be more than 2000 vacancies.

Year No. of Vacancies
2013 1500
2014 1897
2015 2000
2016 2200
2017 2313
2018 2000
2019 2000


SBI PO Syllabus 2020

Candidates should start their preparation for the exam after knowing the whole SBI PO Syllabus. In the first stage of the SBI PO Recruitment process, the preliminary exam is conducted, the Second stage is the Mains exam and the third stage is Group Exercises and Interview.

SBI PO 2020 Syllabus for Prelims

To get selected, all applied candidates should attend the preliminary exam which is the first stage of the recruitment process. SBI PO Preliminary online exam will be held for 100 marks in the duration of 1 hour. SBI PO Syllabus for prelims exam contains Reasoning ability, English Language, Quantitative aptitude.

S.NO Test Name No.of Questions Duration of the exam Total No.of Marks
1. Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes Maximum Marks 100
2. English Language 30 20 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes

SBI PO 2020 Syllabus for Mains

After attending the preliminary exam, candidates should start their preparation for the mains exam immediately. SBI PO Syllabus for mains exams contains English language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness.

  • The total duration of the mains exam is 3 hours.
  • In objective type questions, negative marking is there. Be careful while attempting the questions to avoid the penalty for the wrong answer.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted from the actual marks for the wrongly marked question.
Test Name of the Test No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration of the exam
I English Language 35 40 40 minutes
II Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
III Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
IV General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
- Total 155 200 3 hours

SBI PO 2020 Selection Process :

SBI is a popular bank and everyone has a dream to start their career as an SBI PO. SBI authorities will conduct the SBI PO Selection Process in three stages- the preliminary exam, mains exam, and Group Exercise one by one.

Phase-I Preliminary Examination

As per the SBI PO Exam Dates, the preliminary exam is scheduled to be conducted tentatively in the month of July 2020.

  • There are 100 questions in the  SBI PO prelims exam.
  • It is an online exam conducted at various centres across India.
  • SBI PO 2020 prelims exam comprises of questions from the following sections- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability.
  • Preliminary exams contain three tests. Each test is conducted for 20 minutes. The total duration of the SBI PO prelims exam is conducted in a duration of 1 hour.

Phase-II Mains Exam

The Candidates who are successfully cracked the prelims exam will be allowed to write SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam. Applicants should receive good guidance and if required enroll in SBI PO Online Coaching especially for the Mains portion.

  • SBI PO Mains Exam will be conducted in both objective type and Descriptive Type formats.
  • Both objective and Descriptive tests are conducted online.
  • After completion of the Objective Test, the Immediate descriptive test shall be conducted online.
  • SBI PO 2020 Mains objective exam shall be conducted for 200 marks in the duration of 3 hours and the Descriptive exam will be conducted for 50 marks in the time frame of 30 minutes.

Phase-III Group Exercises & Interview

Candidates should participate in group exercises an interview after successfully qualified in prelims and mains exam. The Group Exercises is conducted for 20 marks and interview for 30 marks.

SBI PO Admit Card 2020

Candidates appearing for the SBI PO Exam 2020 have to carry the admit card to the examination center along with all the necessary documents. SBI PO Admit card/Hall Ticket is a mandatory one, without it, no one is allowed into the examination hall. The candidates should log in to the official website to download the admit card.

Steps to Download SBI PO 2020 Admit Card

  • Students or applicants need to visit the SBI Careers website www.sbi.co.in or www.statebankofindia.com
  • Click on the admit card link, a new web page is opened in the browser.
  • Enter details of the applicant such as registration number and date of birth.
  • Now click on the submit or login button for accessing the SBI PO 2020 admit card.
  • After that, the SBI PO admit card is displayed on the screen.
  • Now download/take print of the admit card.

Important Points for Selection Procedure 2020

For the selection of candidates for Probationary Officer post, SBI follows certain rules as explained below:

  • Biometric Verification: To make sure there is an error-free and secured selection process for SBI PO 2020, SBI will digitally capture the thumb impression of the candidate. This is done to verify the candidates. Any mistake or error in the biometric verification will lead to rejection of candidature. Also, all the candidates are advised to apply any ink, Mehendi or any chemical on their hands.
  • Number of Attempts: For each category, the number of attempts is fixed. Candidates who have exceeded their chances of applying, cannot apply anymore. Candidates appearing for prelims exam is not count, while appearing for Marine exam is counted.
Category Number of Chances
General 4
General (PWD) 7
OBC/ OBC(PWD) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

SBI PO Cut off Marks 2020

Go through the  SBI PO Cut Off details as it will help you understand what to expect and what not from the upcoming SBI PO 2020 Exam cut off.

  • To attend the next round of the recruitment process, the candidates have to pass minimum qualifying marks.
  • Last year SBI lifted the sectional cut off marks, this year also there will be no sectional cut off marks.
  • To qualify, applicants have to get good marks overall exam.
  • Shortlisting of the applicants is purely based on merit.

SBI PO Previous Year Cut Off(2019)

Category Cut-Off Marks
SC 61.75
ST 54.75
OBC 68.25
GEN 71
LD 59.50
VI 64.75
HI 16.25

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2020

On the day of the exam, by taking the feedback from students, a detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis is prepared. The analysis helps candidates to know the difficulty level of the exam, the number of good attempts, and also which questions were asked in the exam. Go through the brief information about SBI PO 2019 Paper Analysis below and enhance your preparations. 

SBI PO Paper Analysis 2019

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude was the toughest section while English was the easiest section.
  • The Reasoning & Computer Aptitude section involved many new questions.
  • Also, a new type of Data Interpretation question dominated the Data Analysis & Interpretation section.
  • Most of the questions in the English Language section were from Reading Comprehension.
  • In the General Awareness section, 35 questions were asked from current affairs related to economy and finance world while only 5 questions were asked from static GK.
Sections Good Attempts
Data interpretation and analysis 14-15
Reasoning and computer amplitude 15-18
English language 24-28
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 30-32
Overall good attempts 74-84

Section-Wise Exam Analysis 

Go through the topic-wise number of questions asked and difficulty level for each subject tabulated below:

Data Analysis and Interpretation

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty level of Questions
Data Interpretation 20 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 2 Moderate
Number Series 2 Moderate
Statement Condition 2 Difficult
Mensuration 3 Moderate
Probability 5 Moderate
Ages 1 Difficult

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Topics No. of Questions  Difficulty level of Questions
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 25 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 3 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 8 Moderate
Input-Output 3 Easy
Direction sense 2 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 4 Difficult

English Language

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty level
Reading comprehension 15 Moderate-Difficult
Para jumbles 8 Moderate
Fillers 6 Moderate
Miscellaneous 3 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase replacement 3 Easy

General Awareness

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty level
Budget  7 Moderate-Difficult
Government Schemes 8 Moderate
RBI and Banking 12 Moderate
Sports 5 Moderate-Difficult
Corporate news 8 Easy

SBI PO Exam Centers

Since it is a PAN India Exam, a number of SBI PO Exam Centers are allocated in India. In each of the states, more than 5 centers are provided for the SBI PO preliminary exam and mains exam. Once the examination centre is allocated, no changes regarding the center allocation can be made.

SBI PO Salary & Allowances

SBI PO has a lucrative salary and growth. Go through the SBI PO Salary 2020 details to know the in-hand salary, allowances, growth hierarchy and more.

  • At Present, SBI offering the starting salary for SBI PO Positions is Rs.27.620/- with 4 increments in advance.
  • The PayScale is 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020.
  • In Urban areas, Annual CTC for SBI PO Candidates is Rs.8 Lakhs. In Metro Cities, the annual package for SBI PO positions is 13 lakhs

SBI PO  Pre Examination Training 2020

Free training will be given for the candidates who fall in the SC/ST/Minority Category. While filling the  Application form, he/she should fill the relevant column to take such training.SBI authorities give pre-examination training for free of cost, but expenses made during their training should pay at their own cost. The training centers names are indicated in the SBI PO Notification 2020 PDF. The main aim of the Pre-Exam training is

  • The SBI PO Pre Exam Training is a 6-day program
  • It is an orientation program for reserved and minority category candidates
  • In the training session, aspirants are explained important topics and questions
  • The training is conducted at various centres across India which are listed below.
  • Candidates from reserved categories can avail this training at their own cost by indicating the same against the relevant column while applying online.
North India South India East India West India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Asansol Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Bhubaneswar Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Berhampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Dibrugarh Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Gangtok Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Guwahati Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Imphal Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Itanagar Pune
NewDelhi Tirupati Kohima Raipur
Srinagar Vishakhapatnam Kolkata Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Patna
- - Purnea -
- - Ranchi -
- - Sambalpur -
- - Silchar -
- - Siliguri -
- - Shillong -

SBI PO Number of attempts in 2020

Candidates are restricted to apply for a certain number of chances. These changes could be counted from the date 18-04-2010. Appearing for the SBI PO Prelims 2020 exam is not counted as a chance. In past years only one competitive exam has been conducted i.e., the preliminary exam was not conducted, so this one will be taken and counted as a chance. We have given the maximum number of chances in the tabulated form below for all the category candidates.

Category Maximum Number of Permissible Chances
General/EWS (PWD) 7
SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) There is no restriction
General/EWS 4
OBC (PWD) 7
OBC 7

SBI PO Notification 2020: Joining, Training, and Career path

  • Selected applicants have to do an online course and this should be completed before joining.
  • Selected candidates should submit an Rs.2 lakh bond to serve or to work in the bank minimum of 3 years from the date of joining.
  • On Joining, Bank will designate the candidates as "Probationary officers". A period of 2 years will be given for PO as Probationary officers.
  • Some assessments will be given for the selected candidates in the probation period. Candidates should qualify in all assessments conducted by the bank.
  • Those who qualify in all the assessments will be permanently appointed as Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I).

Every aspirant should keep himself updated with the Daily Current Affairs as this will help the candidates clear almost every national and state-level competitive exam

SBI PO

FAQ's

Q. What is the total time duration SBI PO Exam?

A. The time duration for completing SBI PO Prelims is 1 hour, while for SBI PO Mains exam it is 3 hours.

Q. What is the passing marks for SBI PO Exam?

A. The passing marks for general category is 20 marks while the passing marks for other categories is 18 marks. After scoring these marks candidates will be shortlisted for the interview round

Q. Is the SBI PO Exam online or offline?

A. The SBI PO Exam is conducted in online mode for both Prelims and Mains Exam

Q. Is SBI PO Exam Tough?

A. As there is a huge demand for SBI Exams, the difficulty level of the exam depends on number of applicants. If the number of applicants are more then the difficulty level of the paper would be high. 

Q. How many attempts are there for SBI PO?

A. Candidates belonging to General category can attempt the SBI PO Exam four times. The candidates belonging to OBC categories can attempt the exam seven times while there is no restriction for SC/ST category candidates.

Q. What is the starting salary of SBI PO Exam?

A. The starting basic salary is Rs 27620 with four advance increments in the pay scale of 23700-980 (7) – 30560 – 1145 (2) – 32850 – 1310 (7) – 42020.

Q. Which is the highest post in SBI Bank?

A. General Manager is the highest post in the SBI Bank with an approximate monthly salary of Rs.127688 to Rs 290908.

Q. How do I download my SBI PO Hall Ticket?

A. Candidates can download the hall ticket by visiting the official website: sbi.co.in. Click on the link "Download SBI PO Admit card". Enter your login credentials and download the Admit Card.

Q. What to do if my Date of Birth is showing rejected on the Login screen?

A. If the Date of Birth or DOB is rejected on the login screen then it means candidates have entered a wrong date of borth. Candidates must ensure to type the DOB which was given at the time of filling the application form in DD-MM-YYYY format.

Q. What to do if there is a lot of delay in accessing the SBI PO Call Letter Page?

A. The delay in loading the page maybe due to various factors like Internet speed, large number of applicants viewing the page. So candidates can try after few minutes or try downloading during off-peak hours i.e., during the night.

Q. When will the SBI PO 2020 Notification be released?

The official notification is expected to be released in June 2020. But, due to the current situation the notification release date is postponed. Aspirants awaiting for the SBI PO Notification can read and download from our post once it is released.

Q. How to register for the SBI PO Recruitment 2020 Exam?

Aspirants can register for the SBI PO Exam by following the below instructions:

  • visit the official website of SBI www.sbi.co.in or www.statebankofindia.com. 
  • Now click on the SBI Careers with us option or on the Opportunities option.
  • A page opens with the latest SBI Recruitment notifications in PDF format.
  • Now Click on the apply online link. 
  • After that, a new web page opens with the SBI PO Application form 2020.
  • Fill the SBI PO Online form with all the basic details of the applicant and also upload a scanned photograph and signature.
  • After filling up of online application form for SBI PO 2020 exam, check once again all the details in the application form. 
  • If the details are correct, submit it, otherwise, edit the mistakes in the SBI PO application form 2020.
  • After submission of the SBI PO online form, pay the prescribed amount of application fee.Now take the print out of the application form

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