SBI PO Recruitment 2020: The State Bank of India is soon going to release the recruitment notification for Probationary Officers (PO). The SBI PO notification is expected to be released by the end of July or in the 1st week of August 2020.
In this article we have provided the detailed notification about SBI PO 2020 Exam.
The aspirants who are waiting for the notification can check the Eligibility Criteria, SBI PO Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Important Dates, Application Fee, Salary, and Application Procedure.
Get ready with the necessary documents before it gets released.
SBI PO Recruitment 2020
The SBI PO exam is an annual recurring program, conducted by the State Bank of India across the country. The recruitment process is carried out in three stages Prelims, Mains, and the Personal Interview.
Every year over 10 Lakh people attend the SBI PO exam across the country. This year the SBI is going to recruit 1800 to 2200 Probationary Officers approximately.
So, this year the application count may increase.
Now let us go through the detailed notification of SBI PO 2020.
SBI PO Important Details
|Examination||SBI PO Exam|
|Conducting Authority||State Bank of India|
|Notification Release Date||July or August 2020|
|No. of Vacancies||1800 to 2000|
|Release of Admit Card for Prelims||August 2020|
|Prelims Exam||September 2020|
|Mains Exam Date||October 2020|
|Mains Exam Result Date||October 2020|
|Date of Interview||November 2020|
|Age Limit||21 to 30 Years|
|Eligible Regions||Overall India|
|Application Fee||Rs. 750/- (For General)|
Rs. 125/- (For SC, ST & PWD)
|Selection Process||Prelims, Mains & Interview|
The following are the basic eligibility factors for applying SBI PO exam.
- The applicant must have completed graduation/ equivalent degree from any of the recognized universities
- Age limit of the applicants is 21 to 30 years (However there is a age relaxation for few categories)
SBI PO Age Limit
The minimum age of the candidates must be 21 years and the maximum is 30 Years.
SBI PO Age Limit: 21 to 30 Years
The age relaxation of 5 to 15 years is given to the applicants based on their category. The category wise age relaxation has been given below.
|Category||Age Relaxation||Age Limit (After Relaxation)|
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 Years||21 to 33 Years|
|Scheduled Castes (SC) & Schedule Tribes (ST)||5 Years||21 to 35 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen||5 Years||21 to 35 Years|
|Persons with Disabilities (General)||10 Years||21 to 40 Years|
|Persons with Disabilities (OBC)||13 Years||21 to 43 Years|
|Persons with Disabilities (SC & ST)||15 Years||21 to 45 Years|
|General & OBC||Rs. 750/- (Including Intimation Charges)|
|SC, ST & PWD||Rs. 125/- (Intimation Charges)|
SBI PO Exam Pattern
The SBI PO recruitment process is carried out in 3 stages.
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
- Interview/ Group Discussion
The prelims and the mains exams are conducted through online mode. The candidates who clear the first two exam are needed to attend the final interview.
1. Prelims Exam Pattern:
The SBI PO Preliminary exam is conducted online and all the questions are of objective type.
|Type of Questions||Objective (MCQ)|
|Total no. of Questions||100|
|Exam Duration||1 Hour|
|Syllabus||Aptitude, Reasoning & English Language|
Subject wise Marks:
|Quantitative Aptitude||35 Marks|
|Reasoning Ability||35 Marks|
|English Language||30 Marks|
|Total Marks||100 Marks|
2. Mains Exam Pattern:
The SBI PO Mains exam consists of Objective & Descriptive type questions. The total marks of the mains exam is 250 (Objective & Descriptive).
|Type of Questions||Objective (MCQ) & Descriptive|
|Total no. of Objective Questions||155 Questions|
|No. of Descriptive Questions||2 Questions|
|Exam Duration||3 Hr. 30 Min.|
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis & Interpretation
Economy & Banking Awareness
No. of Questions & Duration (Objective Type):
|Subject (Objective type)||No. of Questions||Exam Duration|
|English Language||35||40 min.|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60 min.|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60 min.|
|Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40 min.|
|Total||200 Questions||180 Minutes|
Subject wise Marks (Objective):
|Subject (Objective type)||Max. Marks|
|English Language||40 Marks|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||60 Marks|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||60 Marks|
|Economy & Banking Awareness||40 Marks|
|Total Marks||200 Marks|
Descriptive Type Test:
The descriptive type exam is conducted for 50 marks and the students have to finish it in 30 minutes.
The exam is based on the english language like Letter writing & Essay Writing.
3. Interview/ Group Discussion:
This is the final round of the recruitment process. The students who cleared the prelims and mains exams are invited for the Personal Interview and Group Discussion.
|Group Discussion||20 Marks|
|Personal Interview||30 Marks|
No. of Attempts
The applicants are allowed for limited attempts only. The restrictions are based on the category of the applicant.
|Category||No. of Attempts|
|Persons with Disabilities (General)||7 Attempts|
|Persons with Disabilities (OBC)||7 Attempts|
|Persons with Disabilities (SC & ST)||No Limit|
SBI PO Vacancies 2020
Every year, SBI passes the notification for at least 2000 posts. We may expect the same for this year too.
Go through the no. of SBI PO vacancies in the past notifications.
|Notification Year||No. of Vacancies|
SBI PO Cutoff Marks
Here are the previous years cut-off marks of SBI PO prelims and the mains examinations.
SBI PO Prelims Cut-off Marks (Out of 100):
|Notification Year||Cut-off Marks (out of 100)|
SBI PO Mains Cut-off Marks (After Normalization):
|Notification Year||Cut-off Marks (After Normalization)|
SBI PO Important Dates
|Notification Release Date||July/ August 2020|
|Online Application Start Date||1st Week of August 2020|
|Last Date for the Application Submission||End of August 2020|
|Prelims Admit Card Release Date||2nd Week of September 2020|
|Prelims Exam Date||October 2020|
|Result of Prelims Exam||End of October 2020|
|Release Date of Mains Admit Card||Mid of November 2020|
|Mains Exam Date||November 2020|
|Announcement of Mains Exam Result||December 2020|
|Release Date of Interview Call Letter||3rd Week of December 2020|
|Group Discussion & Interview Dates||4th Week of December 2020|
|Declaration of Final Result||January 2021|
Note: The above-given dates are tentative only. The actual dates are updated after the announcement of the notification.
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