SBI PO Notification 2021 Update, Exam Date, Vacancy, Application Form
SBI PO Notification 2021 - The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the SBI PO exam to recruit candidates for the post of Probationary Officer. SBI will release the SBI PO 2021 notification in PDF format at its official website sbi.co.in. The notification of SBI PO 2021 will be released for all PO aspirants across India. Through SBI PO notification 2021, SBI will announce the vacancies, exam dates and other important information for SBI PO 2021. The SBI PO 2021 notification consists of eligibility criteria, scheme of the examination, pay scale, steps to apply etc. Along with notification of SBI PO 2021, SBI also released the application form. It is advised for candidates to go through the notification in detail before applying for the exam. To know more about SBI PO notification 2021, check the complete article below.
Latest Updates for SBI PO
- 17 Mar 2021:
SBI PO Final Result 2020-21 announced.
SBI PO Notification 2021 Overview
Name of the Organization
State Bank Of India (SBI)
Probationary Officers (PO)
To be notified
Application Starting Date
To be notified
Application End Date
To be notified
Mode of Application
Mode of Exam
Prelims: Online mode
Mains: Online mode
What is the SBI PO Exam?
The State Bank of India Probationary Officer (SBI PO) is a national level exam conducted to recruit candidates for PO posts in SBI branches all over India. SBI PO is conducted annually each and is the SBI PO notification 2021 is one of the most awaited exam notifications among popular competitive exams. As per various stats, every year close to 20 lac candidates apply for the exam and appear for it. SBI PO stands as one of the first priorities for candidates who wish to make their career in the banking sector. The competition, however, is very tough and going by the vacancies released every year the success chances are meagre. But those candidates who have prepared well and are determined to get recruited can clear the exam easily.
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SBI PO 2021 Notification - Important Dates
SBI PO Events
Notification of SBI PO 2021
Online registration of SBI PO application form begins
Online registration of SBI PO application form ends
Availability of SBI PO prelims admit card
SBI PO Preliminary exam
SBI PO Preliminary exam result
Availability of SBI PO mains admit card
SBI PO Mains exam
SBI PO Mains exam result
SBI PO Final Result
SBI PO Notification 2021 - Vacancies
The SBI PO 2021 notification also mentions the vacancies for each category separately. From the following table, we have shared the SBI PO vacancies of recent years. Candidates can refer to it to get an overall idea about SBI PO 2021 vacancies as per the category.
SBI PO Vacancies
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SBI PO Notification 2021 - Pay Scale
The exam conducting authority, also mentions the salary in the SBI PO 2021 notification. The salary is calculated on the basis of basic salary, dearness allowance (DA), City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) and Special Allowance. The salary structure of SBI PO includes basic pay of Rs 27,620 on a scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. Recruited Probationary Officers at State Bank of India branches will be eligible for a basic salary of Rs. 27,620, a DA of Rs. Rs. 12677, a CCA of Rs. 870 and a special allowance of Rs. 2140.
SBI PO Salary Scale
PF - [Rs. 2762 (10% of Basic)]
NPS - [Rs. 4000 NPS (10% of Basic+DA)]
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)
Income Tax (As per govt norms)
SBI PO Exam 2021 - Highlights
The SBI PO exam is conducted in three stages including prelims, mains, and interviews.
Both prelims and mains exam of SBI PO is held in online mode.
The SBI PO exam pattern for the prelims exam contains a total of 100 questions of 1 mark each from sections like Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
The mains exam of SBI PO contains a total of 155 questions of 200 marks from sections like Data analysis and interpretation, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, General/Economy/Banking Awareness.
Those candidates who qualify for the mains exam will have to appear for a personal interview.
The final merit list will be released by SBI and will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by candidates in mains and interview.
The SBI PO 2021 notification contains all the relevant information related to SBI PO. We have extracted all the relevant details that candidates might find handy in reference to the SBI PO exam.
SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021
SBI determines the eligibility criteria in the notification of SBI PO 2021. Candidates interested in applying for the exam must meet the minimum eligibility criteria to apply, or else their candidature will be rejected. The eligibility criteria of SBI PO consists of nationality, age limit, academic qualification and reservation.
SBI PO 2021 Eligibility
Candidates must be a citizen of India
Lower age limit - 21 years
Upper age limit - 30 years
OBC - 3 years
SC/ST - 5 years
SBI PO 2021 Upper Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)
Persons with Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir during 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989
SBI PO 2021: Number of Attempts
SBI PO Application Form 2021
The SBI PO notification 2021, also mentions the details related to the application form. Candidates planning to appear for the exam, must fill the SBI PO application form, fill in the details asked, upload the scanned documents and pay the application fee to confirm their submission. Failing to perform any step during the given time, their candidature will be rejected. Once the online application link of SBI PO is active, candidates can apply for SBI PO 2021.
The SBI PO application form consists of the following steps -
Filling up of basic details
Uploading scanned photograph and signature
Payment of application fees
As per the SBI PO 2021 notification, candidates must be ready with the following details before filling the application form:
Credit Card/Debit Card details, Internet Banking details for payment of fee
Scanned signature and photograph of prescribed specification
Valid photo identity card (Pan Card, Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving License or College ID)
Valid email ID and active mobile number
Marksheets of class 10th, 12th, Graduation and other degree certificates, if any.
Specification for scanned image and signature
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021
As per the exam pattern of SBI PO 2021, the exam will be conducted in three phases - preliminary, mains, and interview. Candidates who qualify in the prelims will be able to appear for mains while those who qualify in the mains will be called for interview round. From the following table, candidates can check the sections from where the SBI PO questions will be asked, number of questions, marking scheme and time duration of the exam.
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021 For Prelims
Number of questions
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021 For Mains
No. of question
Data analysis and interpretation
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
SBI PO Syllabus 2021
Candidates must go through the SBI PO 2021 syllabus to know about the subjects and topics on which the question paper will be based. PO aspirants must go through the syllabus in detail before starting their preparations. The syllabus of SBI PO 2021 contains all topics and chapters from where the questions can be asked in the exam. The table below contains the section wise topics for both prelims and mains.
SBI PO 2021 Syllabus - Prelims
SBI PO Syllabus (Prelims)
Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Fill in the blanks
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Mixture & Allegation
Simple Interest, Compound Interest & Indices
Permutation, Combination & Probability
Sequence & Series
Profit & Loss
SBI PO Syllabus 2021 – Mains
SBI PO Syllabus (Mains)
Data analysis and interpretation
Permutation and Combination
Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Linear Seating Arrangement
Directions and Distances
Coding and Decoding
Analytical and Decision Making
Course of Action
Ordering and Ranking
Banking and Financial Awareness
SBI PO Exam Centres 2021
SBI mentions the complete list of exam centres in the SBI PO notification 2021. Candidates can check the SBI PO 2021 exam centres to know where the SBI exam mainly the prelims and mains exam will be conducted. While filling the application form, candidates can select their desired exam centre. The actual address of the exam centre will be mentioned in the admit card of SBI PO.
SBI PO 2021 Exam Centres
Candidates can check here for the complete list of SBI PO exam centres 2021 for the preliminary exam.
SBI PO Preliminary Examination Centre
SBI PO Mains Exam Centre
Andaman & Nicobar
Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundhry,
Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Guntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam,
Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamunanagar
Hissar, Faridabad, Gurugram
Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu, Samba, Srinagar
Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya,
Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram
Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain
Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur
Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/
Delhi & New Delhi
Delhi & New Delhi
Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli,
Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Banda, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi,
Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Noida/Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi.
Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri
Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata,
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SBI PO Notification 2021 Update, Exam Date, Vacancy, Application Form
Question: When will the SBI PO 2021 Notification be out?
The SBI PO 2021 notification will be released in short while in online mode. We will also share a direct link to the SBI PO notification here.
Question: When will the SBI PO Exam be conducted?
There is no information related to the same, but is expected to be conducted in the second half of 2021.
Question: What is the age limit to apply for the SBI PO exam?
The age limit for candidates to apply SBI PO must be from 21 years to 30 years.
Question: Will there be SBI PO in 2021?
Yes, SBI PO is conducted every year, and it will be conducted in 2021 as well.
Question: How can I apply for SBI PO 2021?
Candidates can apply for SBI PO from the official website whenever it is released. We will also be sharing a direct link here to ease the candidate's registration process.
Question: How many times the SBI PO exam is conducted in a year?
SBI PO is conducted once a year.
Question: Can final year students apply for SBI PO 2021?
Yes, final year students can apply for SBI PO 2021, however, during the interview process they will have to produce their graduation qualification documents.
Question: What is the eligibility for SBI PO?
The academic qualification required is graduation while the age limit is 21 to 30 years.
Question: What is the Selection Process for SBI PO 2021?
The selection process of SBI PO 2021, consists of three stages - preliminary exam, mains exam and interview stage.
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Questions related to SBI PO
I have a Integrated B.Tech- MBA degree. Can i apply for banking jobs? and if yes, should i apply under others in graduate degree or IDD in case of SBI PO exam?
B.Tech+MBA is an Integrated Dual Degree. So you should fill qualifying examination as Integrated Dual Degree. The notification for SBI PO 2021 is yet to be released. So you can apply for SBI PO 2021 as per the schedule notified. Please check for the updates from time to time so that you won't miss any important information. Also you can click on the link below to check the important dates and other information
where is more competition in SSC CGL or SBI PO exam ?
I hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that it is difficul to say that which exam is more difficult and it can varies on opinion of different person. In my opinion difficulty is judged by number of factors like stages of exams(how many rounds), number of vacancies,number of appearing. If we judge difficulty on behalf of these things then SBI PO exam is more difficult because vacanies are very less whereas in the case of ssc cgl , vacancies do increase every year due to which cutt off will also be low or vice versa.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future
Which is difficult SBI Po exam or SSC CGL exam ?
I hope you are doing good. I would like to know you that SBI POexams are more diffcult than SSC CGL because reasoning section of SBI PO exams are more difficult and lengthy which is not in the case of ssc cgl exams.
Secondly number of vacanies in SBI PO exams are way more less than the number of vacanies available in SSC CGL exams.
Thirdly their is an interview round in SBI PO which is generally not happen in SSC CGL exam.
With contrast to your question, SSC CGL is long term process in which student afford mistake at any stage which also increases its difficulty level
If you have any other doubt then you can always reach us to clear them :)
sbi po last year graduation chalt ka sar
Yes. As long as you fall under the age eligibility criteria of the exam, you can apply for it and your graduation year needs not to be recent. For SBI PO the age eligibility criteria is from 21 to 30 years of age. So, you can apply till you turn 30 years of age.
Hope this helps.
Kya in which you complete your graduation must be recognised by central govt. or not ? kya government autonomous college, Angul is recognised by central govt. or not ? I have completed my graduation from Govt. autonomous college, Angul with 70% marks.Am l eligible for the SBI PO exam ? plz ans
SBI PO exam consists of 3 phases – Prelims, Mains and GD/ Interview round.
SBI conducts this exam for recruiting Probationary Officers once every year. Every year, lakhs of aspirants apply for the job and hence, the SBI Bank Exams have become highly competitive.
- To be eligible for the exam, you must have a valid Bachelor's Degree from any University recognized under the Government of India.
- If you are in your final year of graduation you can also apply if you produce a proof of your graduation certificate on the date of personal interview.
- You must be at least 21 years of age.
- Max 30 years.
- If you have a record of default in repayment of loans/ credit card dues are not eligible.
- If you have an adverse report regarding character then you are also not eligible.
Hope you understood the criteria.
Hope this helps!!!