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SBI PO Overview:

SBI PO is a national level competitive exam. It is conducted by SBI. The recruitment for the post is offered under SBI Probationary Officer under various branches of the bank. The recruitment of SBI PO 2020 is conducted into three phases Preliminary, Main exam and GD/PI.

In the Section of SBI, We will discuss the topics mentioned below related to Official Notice and highlight of SBI PO 2020 important updates followed by Important dates relates to Date of registration, exam dates, Result and final Interview. Compare to the last year the number of vacancies are also increased so get details in the table. Also, get details of Eligibility, application fees, exam pattern, syllabus, step to apply online application, Interview, result and many more.

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SBI PO Official Notice:

Name of the exam

SBI PO

Conducts

SBI

Number of Vacancies

2000+

Selection Procedure

Preliminary, Mains and GD/PI

Syllabus

English/Quantitative/Logical Reasoning/General Awareness/Computer Knowledge

Exam Level

National

Mode of application

Online

Mode of Exam

Online

Official Website

https://sbi.co.in/web/careers/current-openings

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SBI PO Exam Date:

Due to the effects of COVID-19 the SBI has postponed the examination to June 8-16, 2020. However, The State Bank of India has previously announced the registration schedule and exam dates:

Events

Important Dates

Release of SBI PO 2020 Official Notification

02 April 2020

SBI PO Registration Began on

02 April 2020

Last Day to Submit SBI PO 2020 Application Form

22 April 2020

SBI PO Exam Date for Phase – I 

June 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2020

Release of SBI PO Phase 1 Result

July 2020

Release of SBI PO 2020 Phase 2 Admit Card

July 2020

SBI PO Exam Date Phase-II

July 20, 2020

Release of SBI PO Phase-II (General) Result

August 2020

SBI PO GD & Interview Dates

September 2020

Final Result Declaration

October 2020

 

Note: Keeping the safety measurements of the candidates due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBI has postponed the mains examination and it is expected to announce the date soon.

SBI PO Vacancies:

The SBI PO Recruitment notification 2020 PDF has been released. The total number of vacancies is 2000+. The designation will be Probationary Officer in the State Bank of India. It’s a good opportunity for candidates who are looking for the opportunity to work in the banking sector. However, candidates can apply for vacancies in one state only.

Category

Vacancies

General

810

SC

300

ST

150

OBC

540

EWS

200

Total

2000

SBI PO Eligibility:

I. Nationality: a candidate must be either:-

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

 

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

 

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination, but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate is issued to him/her by the Government of India.

 

II. Age Limits:

 

(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st of April 2020 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1990 and not later than 1st January 1999.

(b) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxed:

 

i. up to a maximum of five years for candidates belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe if the posts are reserved for them;

 

 

ii. up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates if the posts are reserved for them;

 

iii. up to a maximum of five years for ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or because of bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year's service and currently registered with Employment Exchange;

 

iv. up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December,1989;

 

v. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st September 2019 and have been released;

 

a. on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be

completed within one year from 1st September, 2019) otherwise than by way of

dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or

 

b. on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or

 

c. on invalidment.

 

vi. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st September 2019 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months' notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

 

vii. For Gen/EWSs up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of PwBD. For SC/ST/ PwBD up to a maximum of 15 years and for OBC PwBD up to a maximum of 13 years, subject to reservation of vacancies under the respective post. Relaxation in upper age limit for PwBD will be subject to the posts having been identified suitable for such disabilities.

 

viii. For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector as also prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of number of completed years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For such candidates, upper age limit should not exceed 33 years including experience. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

 

ix. For eligible staff candidates, the relaxation in age limit is according to RBI circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013.

 

 

x. For recruitment to the post of Gr. B (DR)-DEPR/DSIM candidates having Master's Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a recognised Indian/Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

 

III. Minimum Educational Qualifications: The following minimum educational qualifications are prescribed for the posts:

 

A minimum of 50% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.

SBI PO Application Fees:

Application Fee for SBI PO Examination 2020 has to be paid in online mode only. Fee payable for various categories is indicated in the table below:

 

Category

Charges

Amount 

SC /ST/ PWD

Intimation Charges only

INR 125/-

GEN/ OBC/ EWS

Application fee including intimation charges

INR 750/-

SBI PO Exam Pattern:

Phase-I: Preliminary Written Exam

Subjects

Questions

Marks

Exam Duration

Reasoning

35

35

   20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

   20 minutes

     

English Language

30

30

   20 minutes

     

Total Questions

100

100

   60 Minutes

     

Note: For each incorrect response, a penalty of -0.25 is given. The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Phase-II of the examination is decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.

 

Phase - II: Main Written Examination

Name of Paper

Total number of Question

Exam Duration

Marks

Reasoning Ability & Computer Awareness

45

60 minutes

60

Quantitative Aptitude

35

45 minutes

60

English Language

35

40 minutes

40

General Awareness

40

35 minutes

40

Total

155

180 minutes

200

 

Descriptive Paper:  A 30 minutes of descriptive paper (Essay Letter) will be asked with maximum marks 50.

SBI PO Syllabus:

The syllabus is determined by SBI itself. But, the syllabus varies from Preliminary to Mains exam.

SBI PO Syllabus:

English

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning

General Awareness

Grammar

Mensuration

Puzzles

Banking & Financial Awareness

Vocabulary

Time and Work

Seating Arrangement

Monetary Policies

Error Spotting

Average, Ratio, Percentages

Directions and Distance

Economic Terms

Comprehension

Speed, Distance and Time

Data Sufficiency

Current Affairs

Passage Making

Mixture and Allegations

Blood Relations

Financial & Economics News

Jumble Words

Permutation and Combination

Syllogism

Static GK

Fill in the Blanks

Data Interpretation

Coding Decoding

Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals

Sentence Framing

Probability

Inequality

Banking terms, rates, processes

SBI PO Apply Online:

Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam 2020 can apply for the exam by following a certain set of steps:

  • Aspirants can visit the official website of State Bank of India (https://sbi.co.in/web/careers/current-openings) to apply online.
  • Candidates need to enter their basic qualifications and other details asked in the form and upload documents accordingly.
  • Candidates need to upload a set of documents, which includes a photograph, signature, handwritten declaration and thumb impression.
  • Candidates must verify the details carefully before making the final submission as no changes can be made in the form once the payment is complete.
  • The form will not be accepted until the online payment is complete. The application fee for this exam is INR 750 for Gen/OBC candidates and INR 125 for SC/ST/PwBD candidates.

Candidates must also note that if any discrepancy is found in the application form, SBI holds the right to reject the application at any time during the recruitment procedure.

SBI PO Admit Card:

  • SBI PO Exam 2020 Admit Card Successful applicants for SBI Main Examination 2020 will be issued their interview call letters very soon.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of bank.
  • Candidates should check the e- call letter carefully and bring discrepancies/ errors, if any, to the notice of Board immediately.

 

Documents Required with Admit Card:

 

  • In addition to SBI PO Admit Card, candidates need to present a valid Photo ID proof issued by the GOI or the State Government (original as well as a photocopy) for verification.
  • Acceptable photo ID proofs are PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph etc.

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SBI PO Interview:

  • SBI PO interview round for selected candidates schedule to be announce very soon. It has been postponed amidst nationwide lockdown due to COVID – 19 Outbreak. Candidates will be intimidated with the revised dates on the official website.
  • Only candidates qualifying in the Main exam will be invited for interview round.
  • SBI PO Admit Card (with New Roll Numbers) indicating date, time and venue of the interview will be sent separately to shortlisted candidates on their registered email address.
  • The interview round will carry 50 marks and can be done in English or Hindi language as opted by the candidate.
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  • Final merit list will be based on candidates performance in main exam and interview round.

SBI PO Exam Center:

SBI PO center for Preliminary exams:

State/UTs

Exam Centers

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

Guntur, Narasaraopet, Hyderabad, Rangareddy-Kodada, Karimnagar, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Tirupati, Chittoor, Vijaywada, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Eluru, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Naharlagun city

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar

Bihar

Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chattisgarh

Raipur, Bhilai

Daman & Diu

Jamnagar

Goa

Varna

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Haryana

Hissar, Karnal, Rohtak

Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala, Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

Jharkhand

Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Karnataka

Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Chikaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Hubli, Dharwad, Haliyal, Gadag, Mangalore, Mysore, Mandya, Udipi

Kerala

Kannur, Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Nagarcoil

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur

Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Solapur

Manipur

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

New Delhi

Delhi –NCR

Orissa

Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur

Puducherry

Cuddalore, Villupuram

Punjab

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur

Sikkim

Gangtok, Bardang City

Tamilnadu

Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Erode, Thirupur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul Salem, Namakkal, Thiruchirapalli, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tirunelvelli, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin

Tripura

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee City

West Bengal

Berhampore (WB), Durgapur, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

 

  • SBI PO Exam Centers for Mains exam:

Name of Examination Center

Ahmedabad

Jammu

Bengaluru

Kanpur

Bhopal

Kochi

Bhubaneswar

Lucknow

Kolkata

Mumbai

Chandigarh

Nagpur

Chennai

New Delhi

Guwahati

Patna

Hyderabad

Pune

Jaipur

Thiruvananthapuram

 

SBI PO Result:

SBI PO Final Result will be released after the completion of Mains ad LPT test. Candidates scorecards and cutoff for all phases will be published after the final result declaration.

SBI PO Cutoffs:

As there are two phases, cut off for each phase will be released separately. SBI released Final Cut-Off for SBI PO 2019 Exam:

Category

Cut Off

General

54.11

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

50.13

Other Backward Caste (OBC)

48.78

Scheduled Caste (SC)

45.74

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

43.90

LD

47.11

VI

52.58

HI 

35.29

D&E

33.37

 

 

SBI PO FAQ

Q1. May I know the expected date for SBI PO 2020 Notification?

Ans. The expected notification date for SBI PO 2020 is released on 13th November 2020.

Q2. What is the schedule for SBI PO Exam?

Ans. The schedule for SBI PO 2020 preliminary exam is 31 Dec 2020, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Jan 2021, and the main exam will be 29 Jan-2021.

Q3. May I know the application fee for SBI PO 2020 Exam?

Ans. The Application fee for SBI PO 2020 is based on the different categories. For General/ OBC category it is INR 750 and NIL for SC/ ST.

Q4. Will the SBI PO Exam be conducted Bilingual?

Ans. Yes, SBI PO Exam will surely conduct bilingual except for the English Language Section.

Q5. Is there any Negative Marking in SBI PO Exam?

Ans. Yes definitely, there is negative marking for every wrong answer with 0.25 marks for one question and 1 marks for every 4 question of the total marks allotted for that question.

Q6. Is there sectional timings for SBI PO EXAM?

Ans. Yes, there will be sectional timings as per the rules in both Prelims & Mains exams of SBI PO EXAM 2020.

Q7. Will the descriptive test be conducted offline or online?

Ans. The SBI PO EXAM conducts only online exam. Therefore, the descriptive test will be conduct online only.

Q8. May I know the exam pattern the descriptive test?

Ans. The descriptive test will comprise of two questions. One will consist of letter and another is essay. The total number of descriptive test will be 50 marks and have to be attempted within 30 minutes of duration.

Q9. How much marks are allotted for GD & PI?

Ans. There will be total 50 marks allotted for SBI PO EXAM 2020 Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Q10. How many vacancies are estimated to be there?

Ans. The total number of vacancies for SBI PO 2020 recruitment is 2200. The expected recruitment is more than previous year of recruitment.

Q11. What is the educational qualification required for SBI P.O. job?

Ans. A Candidate needs to have minimum Graduation degree to qualify for the SBI PO exam 2020. A Graduation Degree must have from any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

Q12. Is there any common interview after the written result?

Ans. Yes, there will be an interview once the candidate qualifies Prelims and Mains Exam.

Q13. Do I need 60% in graduation to become an SBI PO?

Ans. No, 60% in graduation is not essentially required to appear for SBI PO exams.

Q14. Can a B.Tech student apply for SBI PO exams?

Ans. Yes, a B.Tech student can definitely apply for SBI PO 2020 exam. A candidate need to have a Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University.

Q15. What percentage is necessary in graduation for the SBI PO exam?

Ans. Percentage in graduation is not required during the eligibility criteria for SBI PO exams 2020. A candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

Q16. Is B.Sc graduate eligible for SBI PO exams?

Ans. Yes, B.Sc graduate is also eligible to apply for SBI PO recruitment 2020. A candidate needs to have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

Q17. May I know the selection procedure of SBI PO?

Ans. The selection process of SBI PO 2020 comprises of three steps:

1. Preliminary Exam

2. Mains Exam (Objective + Subjective)

3. Interview

 

Q18. Is there be any sectional cut off for SBI PO Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is sectional Cut off and overall cut off in SBI PO Prelims and Mains Examination. A candidate need to clear both the cut-offs in order to clear the SBI PO 2020 exam.

Q19. What is the age limit for SBI PO exams?

Ans. The age limit for the SBI PO 2020 exam should be Minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years of age. However, The age relaxation is 5 years to SC and ST. The age relaxation for OBC categories is 3 years. The ex-servicemen and the candidates having Jammu and Kashmir quota are also specified an age relaxation of 5 years.