State bank of India (SBI) has recently decided to release SBI PO 2020 notification pdf for around 2200 vacancies in April 2020. State Bank of India is the leading bank of India and it is a dream of many candidates to be a part of this prestigious institution. Now that the golden opportunity is here, aspiring candidates wouldn’t want to miss out on their chance to join SBI.
According to the official SBI PO notification 2020, there are also some changes introduced in the examination pattern. After the release of notification, the registration process has already started to recruit candidates in SBI and its Associate banks. After joining the bank, candidates will be posted anywhere in India. To qualify for the interview, candidates must clear prelim and main examination. The final selection of the candidates will be based on merit.
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Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI PO examination. The vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers in SBI for 2020 will be updated soon once the SBI PO 2020 official notification is released:
Online Application Form Date
Application Form of SBI PO Last date
E-Admit Card Start Date for Preliminary Exam
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date (Preliminary)
2nd week of June 2020
Preliminary Exam Result
1st week of July 2020
Release of Admit Card for Main Exam
2nd week of July 2020
SBI PO Exam Date 2020 (Main)
Main Exam Result Date of SBI PO
3rd week of August 2020
SBI PO Admit Card Release Date for Interview
4th week of August 2020
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview
Declaration of Final Result
2nd week of October 2020
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training
2nd week of May 2020
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training
4th week of May 2020
Basic Pay of SBI PO is higher among other public sector banks. The entry-level of basic pay is higher in SBI when contrasted with other nationalized banks. The beginning basic pay is Rs 27620 with four advance increments in the compensation size of 23700-980 (7) – 30560 – 1145 (2) – 32850 – 1310 (7) – 42020.
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is a graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. A candidate who possesses the same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
The certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam.
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at the time of registration for the SBI-PO examination.
Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as SBI PO exam is conducted online.
Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:
Candidates applying for SBI PO Examination should be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be 21 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989
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SBI PO Selection Procedure
The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview). The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.
The important steps of the SBI PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:
Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination
Candidates need to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for an interview but in the year 2017, there is no Sectional cut off in SBI PO mains exam.
The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercise/Interview). The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.
The SBI PO preliminary examination is of one-hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI PO pre-exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the SBI PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:
Name of Tests(Objective)
No. of Questions
Composite time of 1 Hour
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer the Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
I. Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for a total of 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Name of Tests
II. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. An adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview under the ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit an OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the ‘Non Creamy layer’ clause and requesting to be interviewed under the General category will not be entertained.
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case, no answer is marked by the candidate.
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBIPO exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and GE/Interview individually to be eligible for the final worth.
• The ratio of marks between the Main exam and interview for the final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25
• The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
• Results of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank’s website. The final select list will be published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and also on Bank’s website.
SBI PO syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
Profit & Loss
Simple Interest & Compound
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Work & Time
Fill in the blanks
Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination &
The Mains Examination of SBI PO consists of 5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descriptive Test (LetterWriting &Essay)
Data Analysis & interpretation
Radar Graph Caselet
Fill in the blanks
Course of Action
Bank may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by the Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centres is given below :
The Bank may add additional centres or may delete some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from (Tentative in April) onwards from Bank’s website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.
Candidates belonging to above-mentioned categories can undergo training by signifying the same against a relevant column, at the time of applying on-line.
The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging expenses are incurred by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:
The registration for SBI PO Exam 2020 will be done online. In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the SBI PO 2020 Application form is one of the following:
Internet Explorer 8 and above
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
Google Chrome 3.0 and above
Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
A valid Email Id
Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
Before applying for SBI PO 2020 Exam there are some steps that every candidate needs to know. These are as follows:
The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Group exercises account for 20 marks while the Interview accounts for 30 marks.
The Final result is declared on the basis of a candidate’s overall performance in SBI PO Mains and Interview Rounds.
The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The SBI allots Location to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.
The category wise application fees for SBI PO exam are given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online. To know more please check the complete guide for SBI PO Application
Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
General and Others
Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
State Bank of India has to release the admit cards for SBI PO 2020 Exam on its official website. Aspirants who have applied for SBI PO Exam 2020 can visit the website and download his or her admit card at
Besides Admit Card, SBI has released a booklet by the title “Acquaint Yourself”.
This booklet has the details regarding PO Exam related to various facts regarding the online exam. It has also specified the type of test which will be provided in the examination.
All the aspirants are hereby informed to download their respective Admit card of SBI PO Exam 2020 from the official website.
Those who have applied for the PO Exam can follow the steps given below to download their admit card.
1) Visit the official website of SBI PO
2) Click on the link “PO 2020 Admit Card/Hall Ticket” which is visible at the homepage of the official website.
3) Enter your SBI PO 2020 registration number, date of birth and security pin in the given format at the pop-up page which will appear after clicking on the given link.
4) After you furnish the details on a given format your admit card of SBI PO 2020 will be displayed on screen. You are advised to check the relevant details carefully such as name, city, state, code of eligibility and category filled in SBI PO application form before you download the admit card.
5) After you have thoroughly checked the details then you can download and take a printout of the Admit Card for your reference and use.
SBI PO final examination that included group exercise and interview was held in September 2019. The SBI PO prelims exams were conducted on 08th and 09th of June followed by the Main exam that was conducted on the 20th of July 2019. State Bank of India has released the final result for the post of selected Candidates as a PO. You can check the list of selected candidates from the link given below.
How to check SBI PO 2019 Final Result:
i. Visit the careers section of official website of State Bank of India
ii. Go to the latest announcements section
iii. Click on SBI PO 2019 final result
iv. Find your roll number in the merit list
SBI PO Mains Result 2019: SBI PO 2019 Mains exam was conducted on 20th July 2019. All candidates who have appeared in SBI PO 2019 Mains exam can check their exam.
All candidates can check SBI PO Mains Result 2019 by clicking on the link mentioned below:
SBI has released the SBI PO Pre Exam Result. SBI PO Prelims Exam was held on 8th and 9th June 2019. Team IBT congratulates all the Selected Students for SBI PO Mains. SBI PO Mains Exam held on 20th July 2019. Candidates who appeared for the Preliminary exam of SBI PO can check their results from the link provided below.
In order to streamline the SBI PO Exam preparation for the year 2020-21 there is a dire need to analyze the previous year exam pattern and trend followed by it.
Let us discuss the topic-wise SBI PO 2018 Exam analysis held on July 8, 2018 (first slot)
There were a total of 100 questions which were to be attempted in one hour. The exam was held in 2 slots one in the morning and the second one in the evening. Each question carries one mark each and there was negative marking for every wrong answer with as much as .25 for each mistake.
Level of Difficulty
Time Taken (In Minutes)
English Language (Out of 30)
Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35)
Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)
6 – 8
Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)
Name of the Topic
Number of questions
Spot the Error
Match the Column A and Column B
Reading Comprehension (RC) had moderate level questions. It had two questions from Vocabulary (1 Synonym and 1 Antonym). Therefore, overall difficulty level of this section had a moderate level.
Name of the Topic
Number of questions
Number Series (Series Completion)
Comparison of two quantities : Quantity I and Quantity II
DI (Double Pie Charts)
DI (Table – Profit/Loss based)
Comparison of Variables
Time, Speed and Distance
Profit, Loss and Discount
Miscellaneous (Quant based)
Topic-wise analysis of SBI PO 2018 EXAM Reasoning Ability Section
Name of the Topic
Number of Questions
AR (Data Arrangement – 8 persons/Arts, Science/Commerce/Different Age-based)
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – 2 Parallel Rows)
AR (Data Arrangement – 8 People/Month based)
AR (Data Arrangement – 6 people with different No. of factories)
Coding-Decoding –Set based
Alphabet Arrangement / Alphabet Series
Ranking based – Total 15 peoples/Rank from top and bottom
SBI PO Cut-Off 2019: State Bank of India (SBI) has released the SBI PO final cut-off marks for SBI PO 2019 exam. The Mains exam for SBI PO 2019 was conducted on 20th July 2019 while the interview was held in the month of September. Here we are sharing SBI PO 2019 Prelims, Mains, Interview & Group Exercise and FInal Cut-Off.
SBI PO 2019 Mains exam was conducted on 20th July 2019. The category wise mains cut-off marks for shortlisting Group Exercise & Interview are mentioned below:
|Category||Cut-Off Marks (Out of 250)|
|D & E||75.14|
The category wise qualifying marks for shortlisting Group Exercise & Interview are mentioned below:
|Category||Cut-Off Marks (Out of 50)|
|D & E||17.50|
|Category||Cut-Off Marks (Normalised to 100)|
|D & E||33.37|
SBI PO Prelims Cut Off
Here are the Cut-Off Marks for SBI PO 2019 Prelims Exam:
Minimum Marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum-Interview (Objective + Descriptive Test): 250
Minimum Qualifying Marks
Category wise SBI PO cutoff for the GD and Interview Rounds of SBI PO 2018 Exam (Out of 50 Marks)