SBI PO 2020

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SBI PO 2020 Recruitment

State Bank of India (SBI) every year organizes SBI PO exam to choose eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officer. A large number of candidates might apply for the exam, out of which only a few are selected provisional on the number of vacancies. SBI PO is held the most required after banking exams in the country. Successful candidates are posted as Probationary Officers in the various branches of the bank. 

SBI PO 2020: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

Educational qualification as on December 31, 2020

According to the SBI PO 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates who have completed their graduation in any discipline shall apply. Candidates who will appear for their final year/ semester exams are also eligible for applying. Though, if shortlisted for the interview round, such candidates are needed to state the proof of having passed the graduation.

Candidates who have a Chartered Accountant (CA) certificate are also qualified to apply.

Age Criteria as on April 1, 2020

Candidates between 21 to 30 years shall apply. It might be noted that age relaxation is given to reserved category candidates as given below:

CategoryAge Relaxation (in Years)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
PwD (SC/ST)15 
PwD (OBC)13 
PwD (Gen)10 
Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers comprising Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have extracted 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or
inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment.  

Number of attempts

CategoryNumber of attempts
General/ EWS4
General/ EWS (PWD) 7
SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) No Restriction

SBI PO 2020: Highlights

Exam Name SBI PO
Held byState Bank of India
Post NameJunior Management Grade Scale-I
Exam level National 
Exam category Graduation
Frequency of exam Once a year
Exam stages Phase I Preliminary exam Phase II Mains exam Phase III Interview only or Group Exercise & Interview
Exam mode Online
Duration Preliminary exam: 1 hour (20 minutes for each section) Mains: 3 hours (With sectional timings)
Syllabus Preliminary – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability Mains – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language
Exam pattern Prelims: 100 questions Mains: 155
Language English and Hindi 
Exam purpose For the selection of Probationary Officers
Exam helpdesk022-22820427

SBI PO 2020:Dates

Candidates shall check below the dates linked to the SBI PO exam.

SBI PO 2020 eventsSBI PO 2020 datesSalient Features
Online registration14-Nov-2020 to 04-Dec-2020SBI PO application form is available online
Fee payment date  14-Nov-2020 to 04-Dec-2020Candidates are required to pay fee online.
Prelims admit card  3rd week of Dec 2020 onwardsThe admit card for prelims exam is declared for all registered candidates.
Online preliminary examination  31-Dec-2020 02-Jan-2021 04-Jan-2021 05-Jan-2021The preliminary exam shall be held online across several cities and in multiple shifts.
Prelims result  3rd week of January 2021SBI PO prelims result might be announced online on the official website.
Mains admit card  3rd week of January 2021 onwardsThe mains admit card is unconfined for the qualified candidates of preliminary exam
Conduct of mains exam  29-Jan-2021The mains exam is likely to be conducted for the shortlisted candidates of prelims exam.
Mains result3rd/ 4th week of February 2021Mains result will be declared online on the official website in PDF format.
Call Letter for Interview only or Group Exercises & Interview3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwardGroup Exercises and Interview call letter is allotted to the qualified candidates of mains exam.
Interview only or Group Exercises & Interview February/ March 2021Group Exercises and Interview shall be conducted for the shortlisted candidates of mains exam
Declaration of final resultLast week of March 2021The final result is declared based on candidates performance in mains exam and Group Exercise and Interview.

SBI PO 2020: Selection Process

The complete process of selection of SBI PO are stated below:

Step 1: Fill SBI PO Application Form

For SBI PO 2020 registrations, candidates require first to fill as well as fill the application form in online mode on the bank’s official website. Thereafter, candidates also require to pay SBI PO 2020  application fee in online mode via debit card/ credit card/ internet banking.

CategorySBI PO Application Fee 
General/ OBCRs 750 (application fee comprising intimation charges)
SC/ ST/ PwDNil

Step 2: Download SBI PO 2020 Admit Card/ Call Letter

Candidates shall download SBI PO 2020 admit card from the official website of the bank. Distinct admit cards are generated for preliminary, mains and Group Exercises and Interview. It might be noted that no hard copy of the call letter might be sent by post.

Step 3: Appear for Phase I Preliminary Exam

Next, candidates require to appear for the Preliminary exam at the chosen exam centre. Preliminary exam shall be for one duration and candidates are supposed to answer questions associated to subjects like English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.

Step 4: Appear for Phase II Mains Exam

Candidates succeeding the Preliminary exam then require to appear for SBI PO 2020 Mains exam. Candidates 10 times the number of vacancies will be shortlisted for the mains exam. The Mains exam comprises both objective and descriptive questions that candidates must have to complete in a total duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes. 

Step 5: Phase III Interview only or Group Exercises & Interview

This year, because of the pandemic, SBI will organize Interview only or Group Exercises and Interview. Candidates up to three times the number of vacancies are qualified for interview only or Group Exercises and Interview.

Step 6: SBI PO result 

SBI PO result is released online distinctly for different stages of recruitment. The result shall be accessible on the official website in PDF format. Candidates shall be able to analyse their qualifying position in the result. SBI PO cut off is out along with the scorecard. 

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