About SBI PO 2020

SBI PO 2020 - State Bank of India (SBI) will release the application form tentatively on May 6, 2020 in online mode.The application form will be released to fill as many as 2000 vacancies in Probationary Officers cadre at various branches of SBI across the country. Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the SBI PO 2020 exam. As per the eligibility criteria of SBI PO 2020, graduates between 21 to 30 years of age as on April 1, 2020 can only appear for the test.
SBI PO exam is a national level exam which is conducted at various centres across 34 cities across the country. The exam is conducted in three stages - prelims, mains and interview. Candidates qualifying in all the three stages are appointed as the Probationary Officers/Management Trainees at any of the SBI Branches.
SBI PO prelims exam is the first stage in the selection process. The preliminary exam is conducted in online mode comprising a total of 100 questions of 1 mark each. The questions are asked from three sections - English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude. Candidates are given a total of 1 hour (20 minutes to solve each of the three sections). The questions are objective in nature and 1/4th marks are deducted for each wrong response.

Candidates who pass the prelims exam have to appear for the mains exam which is a 3 hours online exam comprising a total of 155 questions of 200 marks. The questions are asked from four sections - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness and English Language. Candidates also need to appear for a descriptive paper wherein they have to attempt two questions from essay and letter writing carrying 50 marks. For the descriptive test, candidates are given 30 minutes.

Candidates who pass the mains exam have to appear for the final interview after which the qualified candidates are appointed as POs after medical examination and document verification.
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SBI PO 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name State Bank of India Probationary Officer Examination
Short Exam Name SBI PO
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Frequency of Conduct Vacancy Based
Languages English, Hindi
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 750 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online
SBI PO Preliminary - Duration 1 Hour +1 More

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SBI PO 2020 Important Dates

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06 May, 2020 (Tentative)

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The eligibility criteria of SBI PO must be met on the following grounds:

  • Nationality

  • Age

  • Education qualification

  • Number of chances

Nationality

To appear in the SBI PO 2020 exam, candidates must be an Indian. 

Age (As on April 1, 2020)

  • Lower age limit - 21
  • Upper age limit - 30

However, candidates belonging to the reserved categories have been given certain relaxations in the age limit for SBI PO 2020.

SBI PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Age Relaxation

Category

Age relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (non-creamy layer)

3 years

PWD SC/ST

15 Years

PWD OBC

13 Years

PWD General

10 Years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including

Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short

Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs)

5 years

Ordinarily domiciled candidates of Jammu & Kashmir, from the period

- January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989

5 years


Education Qualification

To become eligible for SBI PO 2020, candidates must hold the following qualifications:

  • Must be a graduate or have passed equivalent examination from a recognized University or by the Central Government in order to meet the eligibility criteria of SBI PO.

  • Final semester candidates can also apply for SBI PO 2020 provided they produce their proof of passing the graduation at the time of document verification or as on the date mentioned by the examination authority in the official notification.

  • Candidates holding an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before August 31, 2021. CA candidates are also eligible to apply for SBI PO.

Number of Attempts

Candidates have limited attempts to appear for the SBI PO exam. Find the category wise number of attempts one can avail for SBI PO 2020 exam.

Number of Attempts for SBI PO 2020

Category

Maximum number of attempts

General

4

General PwD

7

OBC

7

OBC PwD

7

SC/SC (PWD)/ST (PWD)

No restriction



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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The application form of SBI PO 2020 will be released tentatively on April 2 in online mode. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria will be able to fill the application form within the allotted time frame. The filling of application form of SBI PO 2020 will include registration, uploading scanned image and signature, filling details, payment of application fee etc. 

Before filling the application form of SBI PO 2020, candidate must keep the following items ready:

  1. Credit Card/Debit Card details, Internet Banking details for payment of fee

  2. Scanned signature and photograph

  3. Valid photo identity card (Pan Card, Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving License or College ID)

  4. Valid Email ID

  5. Marksheets of class 10th, 12th, Graduation and other degree certificates, if any

Specification for uploading image and signature

Instructions to upload photograph

Instructions to upload signature

  • Must be passport sized coloured photograph against white background

  • Dimension - 200 x 230 pixels

  • Size - 20kb-50 kb

  • In case, candidates are using camera flash, they must make sure that there is no red-eye

  • Candidates are advised not to wear any sunglasses, hat or cap in the photograph

  • Dimension - 140 x 60 pixels

  • Size - 10kb–20kb

  • Candidates must sign with a black pen on a white paper


The application form includes the following steps:

  • Registration

  • Uploading of scanned photograph and signature

  • Filling up the details in the SBI PO Application Form 2020

  • Preview

  • Payment of SBI PO application fee

  • Printout of the application form

Application Fees of SBI PO 2020

Category

Application Fees

General/EWS/OBC

Rs. 750 

SC/ST/PWD

Rs. 125 

The application fee must be paid in online mode using Debit Card/Credit Card or via Internet Banking.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 750
ST, SC PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 125

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SBI PO 2020 Syllabus

SBI PO Preliminary Syllabus

English language-

English language: Unit 01
Cloze test
English language: Unit 02
Fill in the blanks
English language: Unit 03
Miscellaneous
English language: Unit 04
Multiple meaning/error spotting
English language: Unit 05
Paragraph completion
English language: Unit 06
Para jumbles
English language: Unit 07
Reading comprehension

Quantitative aptitude+

Quantitative aptitude: Unit 01
Data interpretation
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 02
Mensuration – cylinder, cone, sphere
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 03
Mixtures & alligations
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 04
Number systems
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 05
Permutation, combination & probability
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 06
Profit & loss
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 07
Ratio & proportion, percentage
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 08
Sequence & series
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 09
Simple interest & compound interest & surds & indices
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 10
Simplification
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 11
Time & distance
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 12
Work & time

Reasoning ability+

Reasoning ability: Unit 01
Alphanumeric series
Reasoning ability: Unit 02
Blood relations
Reasoning ability: Unit 03
Coded inequalities
Reasoning ability: Unit 04
Coding decoding
Reasoning ability: Unit 05
Data sufficiency
Reasoning ability: Unit 06
Input output
Reasoning ability: Unit 07
Logical reasoning
Reasoning ability: Unit 08
Puzzle
Reasoning ability: Unit 09
Ranking/direction/alphabet test
Reasoning ability: Unit 10
Seating arrangement
Reasoning ability: Unit 11
Syllogism
Reasoning ability: Unit 12
Tabulation

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

English language+

English language: Unit 01
Cloze test
English language: Unit 02
Fill in the blanks
English language: Unit 03
Miscellaneous
English language: Unit 04
Multiple meaning/error spotting
English language: Unit 05
Paragraph completion
English language: Unit 06
Para jumbles
English language: Unit 07
Reading comprehension

Quantitative aptitude+

Quantitative aptitude: Unit 01
Data interpretation
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 02
Mensuration – cylinder, cone, sphere
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 03
Mixtures & alligations
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 04
Number systems
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 05
Permutation, combination & probability
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 06
Profit & loss
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 07
Ratio & proportion, percentage
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 08
Sequence & series
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 09
Simple interest & compound interest & surds & indices
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 10
Simplification
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 11
Time & distance
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 12
Work & time

Reasoning ability+

Reasoning ability: Unit 01
Alphanumeric series
Reasoning ability: Unit 02
Blood relations
Reasoning ability: Unit 03
Coded inequalities
Reasoning ability: Unit 04
Coding decoding
Reasoning ability: Unit 05
Data sufficiency
Reasoning ability: Unit 06
Input output
Reasoning ability: Unit 07
Logical reasoning
Reasoning ability: Unit 08
Puzzle
Reasoning ability: Unit 09
Ranking/direction/alphabet test
Reasoning ability: Unit 10
Seating arrangement
Reasoning ability: Unit 11
Syllogism
Reasoning ability: Unit 12
Tabulation

SBI PO 2020 Preparation Tips

  • 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.  

As per the SBI PO exam pattern, the exam is conducted in three phases - prelims, mains and interview. With the help of exam pattern of SBI PO candidates can know the structure and format of the question paper. It is advisable to go through the exam pattern of SBI PO before planning the preparation part to understand it well.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

SBI PO prelims exam has a total of 100 questions from English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability which are to be attempted in 1 hour in online mode. English has 30 questions while Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability has 35 questions each. Each section has a sectional time limit of 20 minutes to attempt the questions. As per the marking scheme for each correct response candidates get 1 mark, while for each wrong response one fourth marks are deducted. 

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

SBI PO Mains exam pattern 

SBI PO mains exam is an objective test with one descriptive test (English letter writing and essay). The objective test has four sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness and English Language. The objective paper has to be attempted in online mode wherein 155 questions have to be attempted in 3 hours, while the descriptive test has to be completed in 30 minutes wherein candidates have 2 questions for 50 marks to answer. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude and Data Analysis and Interpretation of the objective test carry 60 marks each, while General/Economy/Banking Awareness and English Language have 40 marks each. Candidates have to complete Reasoning & Computer Aptitude in 60 minutes,  Data Analysis and Interpretation in 45 minutes, General/Economy/Banking Awareness in 35 minutes and English in 40 minutes. The objective test has negative marking wherein for each incorrect answer 1/4th or 0.25 marks are deducted. 

SBI PO prelims admit card has been released in online mode, while the call letter for the mains exam is released in July. Candidates have to download it by entering their registration number/roll number and date of birth/password. The admit card of SBI PO is released separately as per the different stages of the exam. The admit card of SBI PO is to be taken to the allotted exam centre on the exam day, as without it entry to the centre would not be possible. One of the prescribed photo ID proofs has also to be taken to the exam centre along with the admit card. The list of photo ID proofs includes Voter Card, Bank Passbook, Passport, PAN Card, Driving Licence and Aadhaar Card.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Centers

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Kurnool
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Chittoor
Anantapur
Chirala
Kadapa
Kakinada
Nellore
Ongole
Puttur
Srikakulam
Tirupati
Rajahmundry
Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Kokrajhar
Silchar
Tezpur
Bihar Arrah
Aurangabad
Bihar Sharif
Darbhanga
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Bhagalpur
Patna
Purnea
Siwan
Samastipur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Bilaspur
Raipur
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Bhavnagar
Gandhinagar
Anand
Jamnagar
Mehsana
Rajkot
Vadodara
Surat
Haryana Hisar
Ambala
Bahadurgarh
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Palwal
Yamuna Nagar
Faridabad
Gurgaon
Himachal Pradesh Dharamshala
Baddi
Bilaspur
Hamirpur
Kangra
Kullu
Mandi
Shimla
Sirmaur
Una
Solan
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kathua
Samba
Srinagar
Baramulla
Jharkhand Bokaro
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Belgaum
Bellary
Bidar
Davanagere
Dharwad
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mandya
Mysore
Shimoga
Udupi
Mangalore
Kerala Alappuzha
Kochi
Kollam
Kannur
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Satna
Sagar
Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati
Dhule
Jalgaon
Aurangabad
Chandrapur
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai
Thane
Navi Mumbai
Nanded
Nagpur
Nashik
Pune
Ratnagiri
Sangli
Satara
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Ri Bhoi
Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Delhi Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Aligarh
Agra
Allahabad
Bulandshahr
Bareilly
Faizabad
Gonda
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Mathura
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Varanasi
Odisha Angul
Jharsuguda
Balasore
Cuttack
Bargarh
Baripada
Berhampur
Bhubaneswar
Dhenkanal
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Bathinda
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Fatehgarh Sahib
Mohali
Phagwara
Pathankot
Patiala
Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer
Alwar
Bhilwara
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Dindigul
Krishnagiri
Kanchipuram
Madurai
Nagercoil
Perambalur
Salem
Namakkal
Thanjavur
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Thoothukudi
Virudhunagar
Vellore
Telangana Hyderabad
Khammam
Warangal
Karimnagar
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haridwar
Roorkee
Haldwani
West Bengal Bardhaman
Asansol
Berhampore
Durgapur
Howrah
Kalyani
Kolkata
Siliguri
Hooghly

SBI PO Mains Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Kurnool
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Arrah
Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Haryana Bahadurgarh
Hisar
Faridabad
Gurgaon
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Solan
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Nagpur
Pune
Mumbai
Thane
Navi Mumbai
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Delhi Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Agra
Allahabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Varanasi
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Bathinda
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Patiala
Rajasthan Jaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Madurai
Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Hooghly
Kalyani
Kolkata

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Voter card
  • Bank passbook
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Driving licence
  • Aadhaar card

The answer key of SBI PO is not released by the State Bank of India, however, some coaching institutes may release the answer key for the exam based on the exam feedback from the candidates. SBI PO answer key would carry the correct answer options for the questions asked in the exam.

SBI PO Result is declared as per the different stages of the exam – Prelims, Main, Group Exercises and Interview, and final result.

SBI PO Preliminary Result

SBI PO prelims result is released in online mode and can be checked by entering the roll number and date of birth or registration number and date of birth in the result portal. Alongside the result of SBI PO prelims, candidates get their score card which reflects marks secured by them out of 100, the category-wise cut off, and their qualifying status for Mains exam. 

SBI PO Mains Result

SBI PO Main result is declared in online mode. Candidates have to secure the sectional and the overall cut off score in SBI PO main exam in order to be eligible for Group Exercise and Interview. For preparing the final result of SBI PO, the marks of candidates in mains exam are considered. 

SBI PO cut off is the minimum marks which must be obtained by the candidates in order to qualify for the next stage of the selection procedure. SBI PO cut off is different for the preliminary, mains, Group Exercise and Interview and is released separately for all these stages. It's mandatory for candidates that they secure the overall cut off category-wise cut off and the individual cut off for each subject of prelims and mains for the recruitment. SBI decides the SBI PO final cut off based on candidates marks in main exam and Group Exercise and Interview.

SBI PO Preliminary Cutoff

SBI PO cut off for preliminary exam

SBI PO preliminary exam cut off is released category-wise. Candidates must secure the category-wise and overall cut off of SBI PO. 

In the cut off of SBI PO prelims, name of the subjects, total marks of each section, minimum qualifying marks (category-wise) and marks secured by candidates, total marks secured and the qualifying status of the candidate is found. Qualifying in SBI PO prelims means that candidates are eligible for appearing in mains exam.

SBI PO Mains Cutoff

SBI PO cut off of mains exam 

In order to be considered qualified in the mains exam, candidates need to obtain sectional and overall cut off of SBI PO. The cutoff of SBI PO mains exam is released alongside the release of the scorecard. SBI PO main cut off is prepared on the basis of marks in the online objective test and the descriptive test. The cut off for main exam is calculated out of 250 marks. Securing the SBI PO mains cut off means that candidates are eligible for Group Exercise and Interview. 

The selection procedure of SBI PO includes qualifying prelims, mains, Group Exercise and Interview. Candidates qualifying all the stages of the recruitment procedure, are considered for the recruitment of the Probationary Officers. Selected candidates are trained in basic banking knowledge through an online course. This course has to be mandatorily completed by all selected candidates before joining.  Candidates also have to execute a Bond worth Rs 2.00 lakh at the time of joining. Executing the bond means that you agree to serve the Bank for minimum three years. Candidates are designated as Probationary Officers for 2 years at the time of joining. Continuous assessment of the candidates is done during the probation period. Candidates qualifying the assessment are confirmed in Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I). Candidates who perform exceptionally well as per the assessment, are considered for direct placement at the next higher grade - Middle Management Grade Scale-II (MMGS-II).

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Date of birth certificate or high school mark sheet with date of birth
  • Original SBI PO score card along with two xerox copies
  • Mark sheet/certificate of class 10 and 12 examination
  • Certificate regarding degree/post-graduate/other examinations passed
  • Passport size photographs and one should attached to interview call letter
  • Character certificate
  • SC/ST/OBC categories must bring the caste/community certificate issued by the competent authority
  • Medical certificate for physically challenged candidates
  • Discharge certificate in applied under ex-servicemen
  • Aadhaar card/Passport/Pan card/Voter ID/Driving license /any other photo id card issued by the statutory authorities with affixed photograph

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Questions related to SBI PO

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what is the syllabus of SBI po prelims

Ankit Dahiya Student Expert 6th Apr, 2020
Hello
SBI PO Prelims has 3 sections: Quantitative Ability, Reasoning Ability and English Language.
Detailed syllabus of each is as follows:
  • Quantitative Ability: Simplification, Interest, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Problems on Ages and more.
  • Reasoning Ability: Arrangement and Pattern, Classification, Analogy, Series, Coding & Decoding, Direction and Distance, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking and more
  • English Language: Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrase or Idiom Meaning, Synonyms & Antonyms and more

Follow this link for more information
https://competition.careers360.com/exams/sbi-po

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I have appeared back examination in my semester. Am i eligible to appear sbi po examination?

chinmayi 1st Apr, 2020

Hello,

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 .

Hope this helps you .

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I am purshuing 3-2semistor and I am 20 years , can I apply for SBI PO (or) IBPS PO this year

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020

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.

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what are the bank exams in 2020

Nikki Nair 18th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant

The various upcoming bank exam are as follows

  1. SBI PO 2020:Prelims:June /July 2020 Mains at August 2020
  2. SBI clerk:Prelims:are done mains :april 19th
  3. SBI specialist officer:March 8 2020
  4. IBPS officer :Prelims :1,2,8,9,16 August and Mains 9September 2020
  5. IBPS PO
  6. IBPS clerk
  7. RBI Assistant
  8. RBI grade B

I hope this helps

Regards!

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where we will get the information regarding the application for SBI PO EXAM

Smrity 18th Mar, 2020

Hello,

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:

https://competition.careers360.com/exams/sbi-po

I hope this helps.

All the Best!

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