SBI PO Recruitment 2020 (Eligibility, Syllabus, Fee & Application Process)

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.

SBI PO Notification

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

ExaminationSBI PO Exam
Conducting AuthorityState Bank of India
Notification Release DateJuly or August 2020
No. of Vacancies1800 to 2000
Release of Admit Card for PrelimsAugust 2020
Prelims ExamSeptember 2020
Mains Exam DateOctober 2020
Mains Exam Result DateOctober 2020
Date of InterviewNovember 2020
Age Limit21 to 30 Years
Eligible RegionsOverall India
Educational QualificationGraduation
Application FeeRs. 750/- (For General)
Rs. 125/- (For SC, ST & PWD)
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains & Interview

Eligibility Criteria

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

Age Relaxation:

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.

CategoryAge RelaxationAge Limit (After Relaxation)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)3 Years21 to 33 Years
Scheduled Castes (SC) & Schedule Tribes (ST)5 Years21 to 35 Years
Ex-Servicemen5 Years21 to 35 Years
Persons with Disabilities (General)10 Years21 to 40 Years
Persons with Disabilities (OBC)13 Years21 to 43 Years
Persons with Disabilities (SC & ST)15 Years21 to 45 Years

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General & OBCRs. 750/- (Including Intimation Charges)
SC, ST & PWDRs. 125/- (Intimation Charges)

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The SBI PO recruitment process is carried out in 3 stages.

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. 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 QuestionsObjective (MCQ)
Total no. of Questions100
Total Marks100
Exam Duration1 Hour
SyllabusAptitude, Reasoning & English Language

Subject wise Marks:

SubjectMax. Marks
Quantitative Aptitude35 Marks
Reasoning Ability35 Marks
English Language30 Marks
Total Marks100 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 QuestionsObjective (MCQ) & Descriptive
Total no. of Objective Questions155 Questions
No. of Descriptive Questions2 Questions
Total Marks250
Exam Duration3 Hr. 30 Min.
SyllabusEnglish Language
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis & Interpretation
Economy & Banking Awareness

No. of Questions & Duration (Objective Type):

Subject (Objective type)No. of QuestionsExam Duration
English Language3540 min.
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560 min.
Data Analysis & Interpretation3560 min.
Economy & Banking Awareness4040 min.
Total200 Questions180 Minutes

Subject wise Marks (Objective):

Subject (Objective type)Max. Marks
English Language40 Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude60 Marks
Data Analysis & Interpretation60 Marks
Economy & Banking Awareness40 Marks
Total Marks200 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 Discussion20 Marks
Personal Interview30 Marks
Total50 Marks

No. of Attempts

The applicants are allowed for limited attempts only. The restrictions are based on the category of the applicant.

CategoryNo. of Attempts
General4 Attempts
OBC7 Attempts
Persons with Disabilities (General)7 Attempts
Persons with Disabilities (OBC)7 Attempts
Persons with Disabilities (SC & ST)No Limit

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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 YearNo. 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 YearCut-off Marks (out of 100)

SBI PO Mains Cut-off Marks (After Normalization):

Notification YearCut-off Marks (After Normalization)

SBI PO Important Dates

EventDate (Tentative)
Notification Release DateJuly/ August 2020
Online Application Start Date1st Week of August 2020
Last Date for the Application SubmissionEnd of August 2020
Prelims Admit Card Release Date2nd Week of September 2020
Prelims Exam DateOctober 2020
Result of Prelims ExamEnd of October 2020
Release Date of Mains Admit CardMid of November 2020
Mains Exam DateNovember 2020
Announcement of Mains Exam ResultDecember 2020
Release Date of Interview Call Letter3rd Week of December 2020
Group Discussion & Interview Dates4th Week of December 2020
Declaration of Final ResultJanuary 2021

Note: The above-given dates are tentative only. The actual dates are updated after the announcement of the notification.

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