SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Relaxation, Qualification & Reservation
SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021 - The State Bank of India (SBI) mentions the SBI PO 2021 eligibility criteria in its official notification PDF. Interested candidates must go through the detailed eligibility criteria of SBI PO 2021 before applying, failing to do so their candidature might get rejected. The SBI PO eligibility criteria 2021 consists of the academic qualification, age limit, nationality and other criterias required to apply for SBI PO exam. As per the SBI PO 2021 eligibility criteria, the age limit for candidates must be between 21 to 30 years of age and must hold a graduation degree to apply for SBI PO 2021. In this article, aspirants can check all the details related to the eligibility criteria of SBI PO 2021 here.
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SBI PO eligibility criteria 2021 - Nationality
As per the eligibility criteria of SBI PO 2021, only Indians can apply for SBI PO exam.
SBI PO eligibility criteria 2021 - Age limit
As mentioned on the SBI PO eligibility criteria 2021, the minimum age limit is 21 years while the maximum is 30 years. There is upper age relaxation given to candidates who belong to reserved categories. In the following table, aspirants can check the category-wise upper age relaxation.
SBI PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria - Age Relaxation
OBC (non-creamy layer)
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including
Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short
Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs)
Ordinarily domiciled candidates from J&K, from the period
- January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989
SBI PO eligibility criteria 2021 Academic Qualification
According to the SBI PO 2021 eligibility criteria, the academic qualification required is graduation in any discipline from a recognised university. Aspirants in the Final Year/Semester of graduation can also apply however, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination during the interview round.
SBI PO eligibility criteria 2021 Number of Attempts
There is a specific number of attempts that aspirants are entitled to in SB PO. As per the official SBI PO eligibility criteria 2021, we have shared the category-wise maximum number of attempts.
Number of Attempts for SBI PO 2021
Maximum number of attempts
SC/SC (PWD)/ST (PWD)
SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021
Other than the SBI PO 2021 eligibility as mentioned in above, aspirants must also go through the following points -
Their visual acuity must not exceed 6/18 or less than 20/60 upto 3/60 ot upto 10/200 (Snellen).
Limitation of field vision subtending an angle less than 40 degree up to 10 degree.
Deaf - Aspirants must have 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears.
Hard of hearing - Aspirants must have 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears.
Under the 'd' and 'e' categories, aspirants who suffer from either Specific Learning Disability, Mental Illness and Multiple Disabilities amongst LD, VI, SLD and MI are eligible to apply.
Aspirants belonging to OBC category but not coming from 'CREAMY LAYER' will not be eligible for OBC reservation and age relaxation. These candidates will have to mention their category as 'GEN' or 'GEN (LD)' or 'GEN (VI)' or 'GEN (HI)' or 'GEN (d&e)'
The eligibility criteria and date of birth proof will have to be produced by aspirants for verification on the date of interview. If they fail to showcase the documents, they will not be able to appear in the interview round. Hence, it is advised to arrange the original documents like academic qualification, age limit proof, caste certificate (if belong to a specific category) and showcase it.
SBI PO Application Form 2021
Aspirants who meet the eligibility criteria of SBI PO 2021 can fill the application form. The application form of SBI 2021 is released in online mode on SBI's official website. While applying, aspirants will have to fill in all their necessary details like name, gender, DOB, father's name, academic qualification, upload the scanned documents like passport size photograph and signature after which they will have to pay the application fee before clicking on submit. Only those candidates who successfully apply for SBI PO will be issued the SBI PO admit card to appear in the exam.
Candidates knowing the SBI PO 2021 eligibility criteria must also know about the selection procedure of SBI PO. As per the selection procedure, SBI PO is conducted on three stages - Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview round. Candidates who qualify each stage will be eligible to appear for the subsequent stages of the exam. The preliminary stage is CBT based MCQ type in mode while the mains consists of objective type as well as descriptive test. In the descriptive test there will be two questions on Letter Writing and Essay.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Relaxation, Qualification & Reservation
Question: What is the minimum and maximum age limit to apply for SBI PO?
The minimum age limit is 21 years while the maximum is 30 years, however, there is upper age relaxation provided to candidates who belong to reserved category.
Question: From where can I check the eligibility criteria of SBI PO 2021?
Aspirants can check the SBI PO eligibility criteria from the official PDF of SBI PO notification as well as from this article in detail.
Question: How many attempts are allowed to General category candidates for SBI PO?
For General category candidates the maximum number of attempts is 4.
Question: I am in graduation final year, can I apply for SBI PO 2021?
Yes, if you are in the final year or final semester of the SBI PO exam you can apply for the exam. However, you have to qualify graduation before appearing in the Interview and will have to produce the qualification documents of final year/semester like marksheet etc in the original format while appearing in the Interview round.
Question: What is the upper age limit to apply for SBI PO 2021 for OBC (non creamy layer) candidates?
OBC (non creamy layer) candidates are given 5 years age relaxation that means they can apply till 35 years.
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Questions related to SBI PO
I want to become a bank PO currently i am in 12th which UG course should i choose that will help me in the Exams like IBPS / SBI PO, is that BBA , B.com or something else.
It doesn't matter course you choose as both are almost similar However if you are stuck for choice then go for B.com it has some aspects of banking that you could learn. And there is no direct route to become a bank manager. Once you graduate you can join a bank directly or by giving exams (preferably PO exam) and if promoted later you could go up to managerial positions.
I hope you got my point. All the very best for your future endeavors!
I have done results below 50% in secondary and higher secondary But there are 70% marks in graduation Will it have any effect on SBI PO SELECTION?
The eligibility criteria to be eligible to appear for SBI PO is that a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised board. There is no minimum percentage of marks to be scored. Candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible but the results must be declared on or before the cut off date specified. The selection of candidates is done in 3 stages.
- Stage 1: Preliminary Exam
- Stage 2: Main Exam
- Stage 3: Group Discussion and Interview
The final selection is based on combined marks scored in Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the selection. Stage 1 is just a qualifying exam. The marks scored in the qualifying examination that is graduation will not be given any weightage in any stage of the selection. So the merit is purely based in stage 2 and Stage 3 marks
books or sites for qualifying sbi po 2021
Below I have mentioned some of the best books for SBI PO preparation:
- Comprehensive Guide to SBI Bank PO Preliminary & Mains Exam (8th Edition): Disha Experts
- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations: R.S. Aggarwal
- A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning: R.S. Aggarwal
- Word Power Made Easy: Norman Lewis
- Analytical Reasoning: MK Pandey
- Banking Awareness: RPH Editorial Board
- Objective Question Bank of Computer Awareness for General Competitions: Arihant
- English: High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
I have done B.Sc in hotel management so, can i seat for bank exams like SBI PO, SBI clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS clerk, RRB, etc.
Yes, you can. As far as bank exams(Probationary and Clerk posts) are concerned , any candidate in age group of 20-30 can sit for the exam if he/she has a valid undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Based on your category reservation ,you will get age relaxation too which you can check in detail in the exam's eligibility section. Coming to RRB ,the following are the exams:
RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Exam
Under Non-Technical Popular Categories, there are many posts like:
Goods Guard an dmany more.
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist .
Senior Clerk Cum Typist Deg
RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Exam
RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Exam
RRB Group D Exam/RRC Level 1 exam
So in railways , you can apply for non technical posts which require either graduation or 12th qualification. Technical posts will require technical degrees such as engineering as qualification ,so you may not be eligible for that. The average age limit for the various exams is at 18 minimum and about 32-33 years at maximum. Similar to bank exams , the age relaxation is provided to some reserved categories. Therefore , kindly go through the complete eligibility criteria for all posts to find out which is apt for your level of qualification.
All the best
Does ibps po/ sbi po and mens objective and descriptive exam happen in 1 day?
Both IBPS PO and SBI PO exams will have a descriptive section along with the objective section. The descriptive test will begin immediately after the objective section so yes it will happen on the same day ie., on the mains exam day. The descriptive section will have both essay writing and letter writing questions for which you will be given 30 minutes to complete . The total marks for this section in IBPS PO is 25 and in SBI PO it will be 50. Both the questions will be usually based on current affairs, government schemes and policies, latest news, ethical subjects and more.
All the best