SBI PO 2021: Check Tentative Exam Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, And Other Details Here

SBI PO 2021 Exam

SBI PO 2021: SBI PO Exam is the online exam that is conducted by the State Bank of India to select the eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers. The Recruitment process holds 3 stages namely Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination and Personal Interview. The candidates who qualify in all three stages will be hired for the Probationary Officer posts.  Lakhs of candidates have been waiting for SBI PO notification to begin their career in the banking sector. SBI is a prestigious bank providing handsome salary and job security to its employees. With a large number of candidates applying for this exam, there is likely a cut-throat competition for being appointed as an SBI PO. Till the time, notification is out, the interested candidates can check more information about the SBI PO 2021 including exam pattern, syllabus, selection process.

SBI PO 2021: Overview

Exam name SBI PO 2021
Exam Conducting Body State Bank of India
Post Probationary Officer (PO)
Vacancies To Be Notified Soon
Exam category Bank Jobs
Frequency of exam Once a year
Selection Process
  1. Preliminary exam
  2. Mains exam and
  3. Group Exercise & Interview
Exam mode Online
Exam duration
  1. Preliminary exam: 1 hour
  2. Mains: 3 hours
Exam pattern
  1. Prelims: 100 questions
  2. Mains: 155 + 50
Language  of Exam English and Hindi
Notification Date September/October 2021 (tentatively)
Exam helpdesk 022-22820427
Official website www.sbi.co.in/careers

SBI PO 2021: Notification

SBI PO 2021 Notification will be released soon on the official site of State Bank of India which is, www.sbi.co.in. Every year lakhs of candidates apply for the post of SBI PO as it is one of the premium bank jobs in the country. The SBI PO Recruitment comprises of the following three stages.

sbi po

Category wise merit list will be drawn based on the aggregate marks scored in each stage of the SBI PO Exam. A candidate has to clear the cut-off set by the Bank Officials for the final recruitment as SBI PO. Stay tuned with us for every latest update for SBI PO 2021, till then read the notification released in the previous year.

SBI PO 2020 Official Notification PDF

SBI PO 2021: Table of Contents

  1. SBI PO 2021 Exam Date
  2. SBI PO Vacancy
  3. SBI PO Eligibility Criteria
  4. SBI PO Selection Process
  5. SBI PO Exam Pattern
  6. SBI PO Syllabus
  7. SBI PO Salary
  8. How To Apply For SBI PO 2021?
  9. Application Fee
  10. Application Link For SBI PO 2021
  11. SBI PO 2021 Admit Card
  12. SBI PO Exam Centre
  13. SBI PO Result and Cut-off
  14. SBI PO 2021 FAQ’s

SBI PO 2021: Exam Date

The table below informs the important dates- exam dates, notification dates, application form date for SBI PO. It will be updated shortly.

SBI PO 2021 Events Dates (Tentative)
SBI PO 2021 Notification Release Date September/October 2021
SBI PO Apply Online Start Dates September/October 2021
SBI PO Apply Online Last Date To Be Notified Soon
SBI PO Prelims Admit Card To Be Notified Soon
SBI PO Prelims Exam Date To Be Notified Soon
SBI PO Prelims Result To Be Notified Soon
SBI PO Mains Admit Card To Be Notified Soon
SBI PO Mains Exam Date To Be Notified Soon
Interview Date To Be Notified Soon
Declaration of Final Result To Be Notified Soon

SBI PO 2021 Vacancy

The vacancy for SBI PO 2021 will be released along with the notification tentatively in the month of March 2021. For the previous year, i.e. 2020 a total of 2000 vacancies were released, have a look at the category-wise vacancy of the previous year.

Category SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
Vacancy 300 150 540 200 810 2000

The table given below will show you the trends in changes in SBI PO Vacancy.

Year Vacancies
2020 2000
2019 2000
2018 2313
2017 2200
2016 2000

SBI PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate applying for SBI PO must fulfil the eligibility criteria which includes fulfilment of the following:

  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification

Age Limit

The minimum age limit for a candidate to apply for the SBI examination is 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 norms.

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) 5 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years

Nationality

  1. The candidates must hold Indian Citizenship
  2. A Subject of  Nepal or  Bhutan
  3. A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  4. A 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

Note: Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

Educational Qualification

  1. A candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  2. Final Year/Semester candidates can also apply only if they produce proof of their graduation on the date of the interview.

SBI PO 2021: Number of Attempts

For each category, the number of attempts allowed in the SBI PO Exam is:

Category No of Attempts
General 04
General (PwD) 07
OBC 07
OBC (PwD) 07
SC/ST (PwD) No Restriction

How to Apply Online for SBI PO 2021?

It is advised that the candidates keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the SBI PO Recruitment Process to receive all the updates related to it. The Steps to apply online for the SBI PO will comprise of two stages: || Registration | Login | The steps to apply online is given below.

Registration

  1.  Click on the official link, provided below.
  2. Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
  3. Click on New Registration in the application window.
  4. Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc.
  5. Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form of SBI PO.
  6. After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.

Login

  1. Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete registration for SBI PO 2021.
  2. Upload your photograph and signature following the requisites mentioned below.
  3. Upload scanned image of passport size photo (size-20 to 50 Kb) and signature (10 to 20 Kb) in JPEG format.
    Size of Photograph: 200 x 230 pixels
    Size of Signature: 140 x 60 pixels.
  4. After uploading the photograph and signature the candidates will be required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
  5. Lastly, pay the required application fee online.

Application Fees For SBI PO 2021

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Nil
2 General and Others Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

Candidates can download and get print copies of the submitted application form for future reference.

SBI PO 2021: Online Application Link

SBI PO Application Form date will be notified along with the official notification. Once the link is active, you can apply for SBI PO 2021 from the direct link below. Stay tuned with us, we will update you the online registration dates for SBI PO 2021.

SBI PO 2021: Selection Process

The SBI PO Selection Procedure involves three phases: || Prelims | Main | Interview ||
Each round holds equal importance and hence qualification in each round is important to enter into the next subsequent round until final selection.

Stage 1: SBI PO Prelims

  1. The SBI PO Prelims Exam is the first basic round for the candidates to test their general aptitude.
  2. SBI PO Prelims Exam is an online objective test of 1 hour.
  3. The Exam consists of 3 sections- English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  4. There will be no sectional cut-off in the SBI PO Prelims Exam.
  5. However, there will be an overall cut offset by the bank as per the category of the candidates.
  6. Candidates numbering 10 times the number of vacancies (approx.) in each category will be shortlisted for Main Examination from the top of the above merit list.

Stage 2: SBI PO Mains

  1. The candidates who clear the SBI PO Pre will be eligible to appear for the SBI PO Mains Exam.
  2. The SBI PO Mains Exam comprises of Objective Test and Descriptive Test.
  3. The SBI PO Mains Exam is of 4 sections (English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Computers, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness) which will be objective in nature.
  4. The descriptive test is of 50 marks and is conducted immediately after the objective test.
  5. Category wise merit list will be drawn based on the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination.
  6. There will be no sectional cut-off.
  7. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score

Stage 3: SBI PO Group Exercises & Interview

This is the last stage of the selection process. The candidates who have qualified for the SBI Mains Exam will be called to appear for the Interview and Group Exercise. This round holds the utmost importance in deciding the fate of the candidate concerning the final selection.

The marks obtained in the SBI Mains and Interview are used for the final selection of the candidate as an SBI PO.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021 will be covering two phases for online exams, Prelims & Mains. This will be followed by an interview.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021: Prelims

  1. This is the first round of the SBI PO Exam.
  2. This will have 3 sections where each section will have to be completed in 20 Minutes.
  3. The total marks of the SBI PO Prelims Exam are 100 Marks while the duration of the exam is 1 Hour.
  4. One (1) mark is awarded for every correct answer.
  5. There will be a penalty of 0.25 Marks for every incorrect answer marked by the candidate.
  6. All the questions will be set bilingually i.e. in English and Hindi, except the English Language.
S.No. Name of Tests
(Objective)
No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

SBI PO Exam Pattern For Mains

This is the 2nd Stage of the SBI PO Exam. The candidates who will qualify for the Prelims of the SBI PO Exam will be eligible to appear for the SBI PO Mains Exam 2021.

  1. There will be four sections for the SBI PO Mains Exam and an additional section of the English Language which will be taken separately on the same date of the exam.
  2. The SBI PO Mains Exam will have a total of 155 MCQ’s of a total duration of 3 Hours.
  3. There will be separate timing for each section as it was in the SBI PO Mains Exam.
  4. There will be a penalty of 0.25 Marks for an incorrect answer.

Introduction of Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The English Language Paper is to assess the candidates’ writing skills and it is compulsory to pass in this paper by securing a minimum Cut Off by the commission.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021: Mains
S.No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted
for each

test
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 General Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
5. English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)
02 50 30 minutes

SBI PO Interview

Candidates qualifying in the objective and descriptive test will be called for a group exercise & interview.

  1. The SBI PO Group Exercises will be of 20 marks while the Interview will be of 30 marks. Thus, making it a total of 50 Marks.
  2. Qualification/ qualifying marks in the group exercise and interview is decided by the Bank. Aggregate marks will decide the qualification after which they will be arranged in descending order in each category.
  3. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list.
  4. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

SBI PO Final Scores

The preliminary exam of SBI PO or Tier 1 is only considered for the selection or qualification into the mains(tier 2) exam.

  1. Candidates have to qualify for both Prelims & Mains round. Phase 2 and the Interview round will be deciding the final selection.
  2. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list.
  3. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
  4. Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (out of 250) are converted to out of 75 marks and Group Exercises & Interview scores of the candidate (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks.
  5. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercises

SBI PO Syllabus 2021

Here the syllabus for the SBI Prelims and SBI Mains is given below. Every stage of the exam is a very important stage in the selection process. So without knowing the SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern, you cannot make your study plan properly. Given below is the syllabus for all the stages of the SBI PO Exam 2021.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2021

The SBI PO Prelims Syllabus will comprise of three sections:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The syllabus for each of the sections is presented below.

Logical Reasoning

Subject Topic
Logical Reasoning
  1. Alphanumeric Series
  2. Ranking/Direction/
  3. Alphabet Test
  4. Data Sufficiency
  5. Coded Inequalities
  6. Seating Arrangement
  7. Puzzle
  8. Tabulation
  9. Syllogism
  10. Blood Relations
  11. Input-Output
  12. Coding-Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude

Subject Topic
Quantitative Aptitude
  1. Simplification
  2. Profit & Loss
  3. Mixtures & Alligations
  4. Simple Interest & Compound
  5. Interest & Surds & Indices
  6. Work & Time
  7. Time & Distance
  8. Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  9. Data Interpretation
  10. Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  11. Number Systems
  12. Sequence & Series
  13. Permutation, Combination &
  14. Probability

English Language

Subject Topic
English Language
  1. Reading and Comprehension
  2. Synonyms and Antonyms
  3. Idioms and Phrases
  4. Vocabulary Test
  5. Phrasal Verbs
  6. Fill in the qualifying words
  7. Cloze Test
  8. Para jumbles
  9. Error Spotting
  10. Fill in the blanks
  11. Miscellaneous

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2021

The SBI PO Mains will have five sections.

  1. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  2. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  3. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  4.  English language
Reasoning Data Analysis & interpretation English General Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Verbal Reasoning Tabular Graph Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Syllogism Line Graph Grammar Static Awareness Memory
Circular Seating Arrangement Pie Chart Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Linear Seating Arrangement Bar Graph Verbal Ability Current Affairs Computer Abbreviation
Double Lineup Radar Graph Caselet Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Scheduling Missing DI Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Input-Output Caselet DI Para Jumbles Computer Software
Blood Relations Data Sufficiency Cloze Test Operating System
Directions and Distances Probability Error Spotting Networking
Ordering and Ranking Permutation and Combination Fill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals/ Technologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding & Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision making

SBI PO Salary

SBI PO offers a great salary and profile to the candidates in public sector banks. Now, Probationary officer is a job that has an entry pay, which is higher than almost all jobs at any other govt bank job. The basic pay of SBI PO is Rs 27, 620. The increments will be as follows:
23700-980/7- 30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020)

Apart from the great salary package, the candidates will also be entitled to a no. of perks and allowances. The allowances received by an SBI PO is as follows:

The allowances include:

    • Dearness Allowance (DA)
    • CCA
    • HRA
    • Furniture Allowance
    • Medical Insurance
    • Travelling Allowance

SBI PO 2021 Admit Card

The candidates who apply for SBI PO Recruitment will be provided with admit card around 10 days prior to the exam hall. Please note that the admit card is a document that holds a lot of importance for the candidate. It is the official permit to appear for the exam. The admit card will have all the necessary details about the exam center and timing to make it an ease for the candidates to reach the exam centre easily.

Instructions to Download Admit Card

Step 1 – Click on the link provided below to download the Admit card.
Step 2 – Enter your “Registration ID” and “Date of Birth/Password”.
Step 3 – Enter the Captcha.
Step 4 – Click the Login button.
Step 5 – The call letter will appear on the screen
Step 6 –  Click the print/ download button to save the SBI PO 2021 Admit Card

SBI PO 2021 Exam Centre

  1. The candidates will have to enter the exam centre of their choice.
  2.  The committee asks the candidate to select the centre for both preliminary as well as for the mains exam.
  3. The applicants belonging to the SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates are called for a pre-exam training which is free of cost.
  4. The pre-exam training is conducted five days before the exam.

SBI PO 2021 Pre Exam Training Centre

The applicants belonging to the SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates will be called for a pre-exam training which is free of cost. The list of Pre Exam Training Centres is given below. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail of the training at their own cost by indicating the same against the relevant column while applying on-line.

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati
Shimla Vishakhapatnam
Varanasi

SBI PO Result

The Result for each phase of the exam is released separately. Candidates can consult the website to know all updates on the result. The result includes a list of selected candidates.

Check given instructions to check SBI PO Result:

  1.  Click on the link provided below to check Result
  2.  Enter your roll number and DOB or enter your registration number and DOB
  3. Your result will appear on the screen.

SBI PO Cut-off

The cutoff is an important criterion for the candidates to know their selection in the exam. It is a deciding factor to tell the candidates about their qualification status. After appearing for an exam, candidates note the maximum marks they need to qualify and as per the competition & number of candidates appearing in the exam, a range of marks is used that has to be attained by the candidates to decide their final qualification.

SBI PO 2021: FAQ’s

Q 1. How many times the SBI PO exam is conducted in a year?
Ans. SBI PO exam takes place once a year.

Q 2. What is the salary of the SBI PO?
Ans. Basic Pay Salary- Rs 27620/- (4 Increments)

Q 3. What is the eligibility for SBI PO?
Ans. Applicants of SBI PO should be not more than 30 years.

Q 4. Can final year students apply for SBI PO 2021?
Ans. Yes, candidates in the final year can apply. They must submit proof of the date of passing out at the time of the Interview if called.

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