SBI PO Selection process 2020 - State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the PO (Probationary Officers) exam to recruit candidates for the post of PO in various SBI branches across India. SBI will mention the SBI PO 2020 selection process in its official notification but as per the previous year's notification, the selection process of SBI PO 2020 consists of three phases - Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Group Exercises (GE) & Interview. In order to become a PO in SBI, candidates need to qualify in each of the stages by scoring the cut off marks as prescribed by SBI. Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the Main and subsequently for the final round of SBI PO which will be the Interview. In this article, candidates can check all the details related to the SBI PO selection process 2020.
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SBI is expected to release the notification any time soon. Going by previous year trends, there are around 2000-3000 vacancies that might be filled by the SBI PO 2020 exam. Candidates final selection in SBI will be based on their performance in the main as well as the interview round. As the SBI PO 2020 selection process, the marks obtained in the preliminary exam will not be added for the preparation of the final merit list of SBI PO.
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In the following table, candidates can find exam dates of SBI PO 2020.
SBI PO Exam Dates
SBI PO 2020 Notification Release
SBI PO Application form release dates
Download Admit Card for Preliminary Exam
SBI PO Exam Date Preliminary
SBI PO Result Preliminary
Download call letter for Main exam
Main exam result
Download Admit Card for Personal Interview
Interview and Group Exercises
According to SBI, the SBI PO 2020 selection process has three phases. Candidates can check details of the selection process of SBI PO 2020 here -
SBI PO Phase 1 -Preliminary examination
SBI PO Phase II -Main examination
SBI PO Phase III - Group Exercises (GE) and Interview
Declaration of Final Merit
Post qualifying all these phases, candidates will be recruited as Probationary Officer in SBI and its partner branches across India.
As per SBI PO 2020 selection process, the preliminary exam carries 100 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) comprising three sections - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The time duration is 60 minutes. Approximately 20000 candidates are shortlisted for the main examination from the top of the merit list. In the following table, candidates can check the sections of the preliminary exam.
No. of Questions
SBI PO 2020 mains exam will be conducted in online mode in both objective as well as descriptive test and will consist of 250 marks. The objective type paper will carry 200 marks and will have 4 sections while the descriptive test paper will be of 50 marks for the English language test. A total of three hours will be given to complete the exam. Candidates qualified in mains exam will be called for the next stage that is SBI PO selection process - Group Discussion/Interview.
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis & Interpretation
3 hours 30 minutes
Candidates score secured in the mains (out of 250 marks) will be converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) will be converted to out of 25.
After converting the marks of main and GE & Interview out of 100. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
For the declaration of final merit, candidates marks obtained in the main examination and GE & Interview will be calculated. Candidates final selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
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The starting basic pay of an SBI PO is Rs. 27,620 (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The candidates will be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical, and other allowances & perquisites as per new rules from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis would be a minimum of Rs. 8.20 lacs and maximum of Rs 13.08 lacs which will depend on the basis of posting and other factors.
After the SBI PO selection process is over the shortlisted candidates will be posted as “Probationary Officers” in SBI partner branches and will be on probation period for two years. Candidates who qualify in the assessment as per standards determined by the Bank from time to time will be confirmed in the Service of the Bank in Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I). Further, these officers who achieve higher standards/ scores stipulated by SBI will also be considered for direct placement in the next higher grade, Middle Management Grade Scale-II (MMGS-II) immediately after confirmation. If any candidate fails to achieve minimum standards prescribed by SBI they might be terminated.
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You can be selected as a PO in SBI by qualifying all the three stages - Preliminary, Mains and Interview round by securing the cut off marks prescribed by SBI.
After SBI PO selection, candidates will be recruited as PO in SBI and partner branches
According to previous year trends, around 6000 candidates are selected in the main exam and called for the interview.
The toughest exam is RBI Grade B followed by SBI PO.
Yes the last stage of the SBI PO selection process is the interview round.
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You are eligible for SBI PO exams only if you clear your subjects as there should not be any backlogs and you should complete them during your graduation if you want to apply for these exams . You need to have a degree to apply . However 4th year students are eligible to apply for SBI PO exams .
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Rama, for being eligible for SBI PO, you need to be between 21 to 30 years . There is an age relaxation for Reserved Categories. If you are 20 years, you should turn 21 at least by April 1st, 2020. If you do not turn 21 by 1st April 2020, you might not be eligible for SBI PO.
But for IBPS PO, the minimum age limit is 20 years and so you qualify for appearing for IBPS exam. Regarding you studying our Final year graduation, Graduates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline are eligible for both SBI PO and IBPS PO. And those who are appearing for their final year exams are also eligible. But their recruitment is subjective to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria required.
In short, you have to wait for SBI PO until next year but can appear for IBPS PO this year.
The various upcoming bank exam are as follows
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The application form of SBI PO Exam 2020 will be released on 2nd April,2020(tentatively)
To get the detailed information regarding the exam pattern.syllabus, Eligibility criteria, Exam centers and every detail, you can visit the link below:
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