SBI PO 2020 - State Bank Of India (SBI) will release Probationary Officer (PO) application form tentatively on April 2, 2020 in online mode at sbi.co.in. Graduates who are between 21 and 31 years of age can fill out the application form. SBI PO 2020 exam will be conducted in the first week of June 2020 in online mode at various centers in 34 different cities of the country. The official notification of SBI PO 2020 will be released along with the application form. SBI PO exam is conducted in three stages - prelims, mains and group exercises & interview. Candidates who will qualify in the prelims exam of SBI PO 2020 will be called for mains exam. Qualified candidates from mains exam will be called for group exercises & interviews. The marks scored by candidates in prelims will not be considered for the final merit list. Marks scored by candidates in mains exam and GP
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SBI is conducted once a year for the recruitment of candidates as Probationary Officer. Candidates will be able to apply for the SBI PO exam from the first week of April 2020. Check all details about SBI PO from the article below.
State Bank of India conducts SBI Probationary Officer cadre for various states. The selection process of SBI PO includes prelims exam, mains exam and group exercises & interview. Candidates who qualify the exam will be entitled to receive the remuneration of Rs 27, 620 approx as basic pay.
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Name of Exam
State Bank of India Probationary Officer
Commonly known as
Frequency of conduct
Once a year
Prelims examMains examInterview
Candidates appearing for SBI PO 2020 can check the tentative dates from the table below. SBI will release important dates in the official notification of SBI PO.
SBI PO notification
April 2, 2020 (Tentative)
SBI PO Application form
Last date to apply
Third week of April 2020
Pre-exam training admit card
First week of May 2020
SBI PO admit card - Preliminary
Second week of May 2020
SBI PO Prelims exam
First week of June 2020
SBI PO Prelims result
Fourth week of June 2020
SBI PO Mains admit card
First week of July 2020
SBI PO Mains exam
Third week of July 2020
Declaration of Mains result
Fourth week of August 2020
Admit card for GE and Interview
First week of September 2020
GE and Interview dates
Result of SBI PO for GE and Interview
Third week of October 2020
To apply for the SBI PO, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of SBI PO 2020 specified in the official notification. All applicants must meet the given age criteria, nationality and specified educational qualifications and allowed number of attempts. Candidates can check SBI PO eligibility criteria from the table given below.
Qualifying exam(as on August 31, 2020)
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government
Candidates in final year/semester of their Graduation can also apply(They must have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before August 31, 2020)
Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before August 31, 2020.
Age Limit (as on April 1, 2020)
Lower age limit: 21 years
Upper age limit: 30 years
NOTE: Candidates must have been born not later than April 1, 1999 and not earlier than April 02, 1990
Maximum number of attempts
General/EWS (PWD): 7
OBC (PWD): 7
SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD): No restriction
SC/ST: 5 years
OBC: 3 years
PWD SC/ST: 15 years
PWD OBC: 13 years
PWD General/EWS: 10 years
Ex-Servicemen: 5 years
Candidates domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989: 5 years
The online application form of SBI PO 2020 will be released tentatively on April 2, 2020 at its official website. All candidates are advised to check eligibility criteria thoroughly before filling the application form of SBI PO 2020. Candidates have to first register themselves on the official website and then log in to fill the application form. Required documents and steps to fill the online application of SBI PO 2020 are given below.
Documents and details required to fill application form of SBI PO
Valid Email ID and mobile number for SBI PO 2020 Registration
Details about identity proof such as passport/Aadhaar card/voter ID/ration card etc to register for SBI PO.
Scanned images of candidate’s photograph and signature as per the specifications.
Debit card/credit card/net banking details to pay SBI PO application fee.
Step 1 - Registration for SBi PO 2020: Candidates have to register themselves with basic details like email id, mobile number, personal details and etc.
Step 2 - Filling SBI PO application form: After successful registration candidates need to login with their registration id and password to fill the SBI PO 2020 application form. The details candidates need to mention in the application form of SBI PO are educational qualification, exam city, category and others.
Step 3 - Uploading documents in SBI PO 2020 : In this step candidates need to upload a scanned copy of photograph and signature as per the specifications mentioned below.
200 x 230
140 x 60
Step 4 - Online fee payment for SBI PO 2020: After filling the application form candidates need to pay SBI PO 2020 application fee in online mode through credit card/debit card/net banking etc. Candidates can check application fee for all categories from the table below.
General/ EWS/ OBC
SC/ ST/ PWD
Step 5 - Print acknowledgment slip of SBI PO: Candidates are advised to take one print out of the SBI PO application form 2020 for future reference.
In the online application form of SBI PO 2020 candidates need to mention exam city preference. This year examination will be conducted in 34 cities. Candidates can check the list of all exam cities from the table given below.
Number of centres for prelims
Number of centres for mains
Andaman & Nicobar
Jammu & Kashmir
SBI will release the admit card of SBI PO 2020 tentatively in the first week of May 2020 in online mode. Candidates can download SBI PO 2020 admit card using their application number and password/date of birth. The details mentioned on the SBI PO admit card are examination center, date & time of exam, roll number and others. Candidates must carry a valid photo identity proof and a passport size photo along SBI PO 2020 admit card to the exam hall on the day of the exam. Steps to download SBI PO admit card 2020 are given below.
Step 1: Visit the official website of SBI.
Step 2: Click on the “Admit Card” link of SBI PO 2020.
Step 3: Enter registration Id/application number and password/date of birth .
Step 4: SBI PO 2020 admit card will be opened. Check all details and download admit card for future reference.
Original and valid Photo ID - Aadhaar Card/Aadhaar Enrollment Number/PAN Card/Voter ID/Driving License/Passport/Ration Card
One passport size photograph (same as the one uploaded in the application form). The photograph has to be pasted on the admit card at the examination center.
The conducting body prescribes the exam pattern of SBI PO in the official notification. Candidates first need to appear for the prelims exam. Qualified candidates will be called for mains exam followed by an interview. The prelims and mains exam of SBI PO 2020 will be computer-based. Candidates can check details regarding SBI PO 2020 exam pattern from below.
Language of paper
English and Hindi (Except English section)
1 hour(20 minutes each)
Number of questions
Correct answer: +1
Incorrect answer: -0.25
Type of questions
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis & Interpretation
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
In mains examination candidates also need to appear for a descriptive paper. Candidates have to attempt two questions from essay and letter writing carrying 50 marks in 30 minutes.
The syllabus of SBI consists of various topics asked in SBI PO exam. By following SBI PO syllabus, candidates can prepare well for the examination. Candidates can also plan their schedule effectively so as to score good in exam. Candidates can check SBI PO syllabus from the table given below.
SBI PO Syllabus for prelims
Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Simple Interest, Compound Interest & Indices
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
SBI PO Syllabus for mains
Data analysis and interpretation
Directions and Distances
Coding and Decoding
Linear Seating Arrangement
Banking and Financial Awareness
Be familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern of SBI PO.
Divide the syllabus as per the time left for the exam.
Get the best books to prepare and decide daily target for study. Meet the daily and monthly targets.
Take lot of mock tests and practice ample sample papers and previous years question papers of SBI PO.
Make short notes while preparing. Use these short notes during revision.
Keep some days for revision. Make use of these short notes to revise the entire syllabus again.
Do not take any new topic or chapter during the last lap of the preparation.
It is important for candidates to know the syllabus and topics from different sections of the exam so that you can plan to choose best books accordingly. Candidates are advised to make a proper time-table and divide topics according to the sections of SBI PO. The list of important books for SBI PO preparation is given in the table below.
Modern approach to verbal & non-verbal reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
New approach to reasoning verbal and non-verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
Analytical reasoning by MK Pandey (For the chapters required for analytical reasoning)
Objective general english by SP Bakshi
Word power made easy by Normal Lewis
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
Static General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
Monthly current magazines
Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
Candidate appearing for SBI PO 2020 can check exam analysis after few hours of exam completion. SBI PO 2020 exam analysis helps to find out questions asked in the exam, difficulty level, good attempt and others. On the day of examination, candidates can check SBI PO exam analysis from youtube and various institutes website.
Conducting authorities will publish the result of SBI PO after prelims exam. SBI will publish prelims result in PDF format having roll number of candidates who will qualify the exam. The results for all stages will be released separately on the official website. Steps to download the SBI PO results are mentioned below.
Step 2: Click on the SBI PO 2020 result link.
Step 3: Enter registration Id/application number and password/date of birth.
Step 4: Click on Submit.
Step 5: The result of SBI PO will be displayed on the screen
Along with the declaration of results, SBI will also release the cutoff marks. Cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates need to score in order to qualify the exam. Candidates can check previous year cutoffs of SBI PO from the table below.
Cutoff (Out of 100)
D & E
This year SBI will conduct recruitment for 2000 posts. The vacancies will be released category wise in the official notification of SBI PO. Candidates can check SBI PO vacancies details from the table given below.
The selection process of SBI PO comprises three stages - prelims exam, mains exam and interview.
Candidates who will successfully submit the SBI PO application form have to appear for the prelims exam. The prelims exam of SBI PO will be conducted in online mode across the country. Sections included in prelims examination english language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability. The duration of exam will be one hour with 20 minutes of sectional timing. Candidates will be allotted one mark for every correct answer and one-fourth mark will be deducted for the wrong answer. The marks scored by candidates in prelims examination will not be considered for the final merit list. Candidates who will clear the cutoff marks in prelims will be called for mains examination.
After the declaration of prelims result candidates have to appear for mains examination. The mains examination of SBI PO will be conducted in online mode. The duration of the mains exam will be of 3 hours with sectional timings. A total of 155 multiple choice questions will be asked for a total of 200 marks. The questions will be asked from reasoning & computer aptitude, data analysis & interpretation, general/ economy/ banking awareness and english language.
Candidates who will qualify the mains exam of SBI PO will be called for group exercises & interview. In group exercises candidate will be evaluated on a set of 8 qualities/ attributes parameters which they had to prioritise according to their understanding of the topic/ situation/ thinking ability. The interview will be based on current affairs, economy, computer language and others. The Conducting body will release the final merit list after the interviews.
Rs 27, 620
Dearness Allowance (DA)
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA
House Rent Allowance (HRA)
Travel Allowance (TA)
State Bank of IndiaCentral Recruitment & Promotion Department Corporate Centre, MumbaiPhone: 022-22820427
Graduate candidates between 21 to 30 years of age can apply for SBI PO.
The basic pay of SBI PO is Rs 27, 620. However, the annual CTC can vary from 8.20 lakhs to 13.08 lakhs.
Yes candidates from commerce as well as science background can apply for SBI PO.
Yes, candidates need to clear sectional cutoff and overall cutoff to be eligible for SBI PO.
In case of any discrepancy candidates can fill multiple application. Candidates need to use different contact details from the previous one
No, prelims exam marks are not considered for SBI final result. However marks scored by candidates in main exam and group exercises & interview are considered for the final merit list.
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The upper age limit for General category is 30 years, there's relaxation of three years for OBC(non-creamy layer) and in case of PWD-OBC, it's 13 years.
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There is a eligibility criteria to give the SBI po exams.
age also matters in such type of exams the lower age limit is 21 and the upper age limit is 30.
To be precise to write the exam a candidate should have not be born not later than april 1 1999 and not earlier than 1990.
As you can see you should be born in the year approximately between 1990-1999. therefore you are not eligible since your year is 1986. to get a detailesd information about the eligibility crieteria then click the link
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