SBI PO

About SBI PO Exam

  • Exam Pattern
  • Salary Info
  • Career Growth
  • Cut off
  • Eligibility
  • Exam Dates
  • Vacancies
  • Application Fee
  • How to apply

SBI PO Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern

SBI PO Selection Procedure

The SBI PO exam selection procedure consists of the following steps:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective test) – Qualifying Exam
  • Main Examination (Objective + Descriptive tests) – 250 Marks
  • Group Exercise (20 marks)
  • Interview (30 marks)

 

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern – Objective Test

Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Ques Max Marks Time
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Mins
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Mins
English Language 35 40 40 Mins
Total 155 200 3 Hours
  • There is no sectional cut off for SBI PO Main exam.
  • Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category-wise vacancies will be shortlisted for Group Exercise & Interview
  • Marks obtained in Objective, as well as Descriptive tests, will be added in the final Merit list along with marks of Group exercise and Interview

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern – Descriptive Test

The Descriptive paper is a test of English language. The candidate will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay.

The descriptive paper carries 50 marks and is of 30 minutes duration.

NOTE: The Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

SBI PO Group Discussion & Interview 

Test Max. Marks
Group Discussion 20
Interview 30
TOTAL 50

 

Final Selection

Marks secured by the candidates in the SBI PO Main Exam (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks, and marks secured in the Group Exercise & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks. The final merit list is compiled after aggregating (out of 100) the converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview.

 

SBI PO Salary

 

The Final in-hand salary of a newly recruited SBI-PO is 45,000 (approx) per month. However, this amount will vary based on your posting location. If you are posted in a metro city, then your payment will be a bit more.

Below is a detailed breakup of Salary of an SBI PO:

SBI PO Basic Pay Rs.27,620/- (with 4 advance increments)
(in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020)
SBI PO Payscale 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
Dearness Allowance This is revised every quarter and is calculated based on CPI (Consumer Price Index). Currently, DA is 46.9% of the basic pay.
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) This varies with the place of posting at 4% or 3%.
Leased House Accommodation SBI PO may take a house on lease, the amount of which varies with posting between a minimum of. Rs. 8000/- (in rural areas) and a maximum of Rs. 29500/- (in Mumbai).
Furniture Allowance Rs. 120000/- for the purchase of furniture
Medical Insurance 100% medical coverage for SBI employees and 75% for their family members
Travelling Allowance For official travels, reimbursement of AC 2-tier fare is provided
Petrol 50 Lts (For 2 wheelers) Or 55 Lts (For 4 Wheeler) Or Approx. Rs. 1100-1250 if you don’t have 2/4 wheelers (conveyance allowance).

 

Other Perks: 

  • SBI PO also enjoys numerous monthly perks like newspaper allowance, cleaning & labor, entertainment, etc. which is 4000/- approx.
  • Loans at concessional rates from the SBI for car, home, and other personal loans.
  • Leave Travel concession

 

 

SBI PO Career Growth

 

Below is the career growth path of an SBI Probationary Officer (PO)

  • Probationary Officer (Assistant Manager, JMGS – I)
  • Deputy Manager (MMGS)
  • Manager (MMGS)
  • Chief Manager (MMGS)
  • Assistant General Manager (SMGS)
  • Deputy General Manager (TEGS)
  • Chief General Manager (TEGS)
  • General Manager (TEGS)

With exceptional meritorious performance, a PO can reach the Top management reasonably quickly.

SBI also offers Foreign postings to select officers based on their performances. It has over 190 foreign offices in 36 different countries.

 

 

 

SBI PO Cutoff

 

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2019

Category General SC ST OBC EWS PWD (LD) PWD (VI) PWD (HI)
Cut off Mark 71.00 61.75 54.75 68.25 68.25 59.50 64.75 16.25

SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2019

Category GEN OBC SC ST EWS LD VI HI D & E
Cut off Mark 104.42 94.28 82.50 77.63 100.89 86.51 101.75 75.36 75.14

SBI PO 2019 Group Exercise + Interview Cut Off

Category Cut-Off Marks (Out of 50)
GEN 20
OBC 17.50
SC 17.50
ST 17.50
EWS 20
LD 17.50
VI 17.50
HI 17.50
D & E 17.50

SBI PO 2019 Final Cut Off

Category Cut-Off Marks (Normalised to 100)
GEN 54.11
OBC 48.78
SC 45.74
ST 43.90
EWS 50.13
LD 47.11
VI 52.58
HI 35.29
D & E 33.37

 

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

 

SBI PO Age Limit

Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should be of the age group 21 years to 30 years as per the last year’s notification.

  • SBI PO Minimum Age: 21 years
  • SBI PO Maximum Age: 30 years

SBI PO Upper Age Limit Relaxation

Below are the details of SBI PO age relaxation for reserved categories under the eligibility criteria.

S. No. Categories Age Relaxation Offered
1 Other Backward Classes 3 years
2 SC/ST 5 years
3

Ex-servicemen (includes Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have given 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) other than through dismissal on a charge of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability

5 years
4 Those who are domiciled in Kashmir division of the state of J&K between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989 5 years
5 PWD 10 Years
6 PWD (OBC) 13 years
7 PWD (SC/ST) 15 years

 

SBI PO Education Qualifications

Candidate should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Candidates who are in their final semester/year are also eligible to apply but will have to present the proof of passing their graduation or having the graduation degree as pass as per the deadline stipulated by the bank.

Candidates who have pursued an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure about the date of passing should be as per the date bounded by organizing authority.

Candidates with the degree of Chartered Accountant are also eligible to apply.

 

Number of Attempts

The category-wise SBI PO number of attempts are in the table below. Aspirants who have already appeared for the maximum number of attempts are not eligible to apply.

Note: Appearing in SBI PO preliminary examination will not be considered as an attempt for SBI PO.

Category Number of attempts
General/EWS 4
General/EWS(PWD) 7
OBC 7
OBC (PWD) 7
SC/SC (PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

 

SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates

 

The SBI PO 2020 notification is yet to be released.

SBI PO Vacancies

 

Below are the SBI PO 2019 vacancies (category-wise):

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
SC 300 300
ST 150 150
OBC 540 540
GEN 810 810
Total 2000 2000

SBI PO Application Fee

 

The application fee/intimation charges for SBI PO exam are different for different categories. Fee payment shall be made ONLINE only.

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 750
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 125

SBI PO Apply Online

 

Below is the step by step process to fill the SBI PO application form:

  • Visit the SBI official website’s https://bank.sbi/careers or https://www.sbi.co.in/careers
  • At the end of the page click on the link for “Current Openings“.
  • Click on recruitment for probationary officers.
  • Click on the link to apply online.
  • Click on “Click here for New Registration
  • Enter your details such as Name, Email ID & Contact Number.
  • Click on the “Submit button”.
  • You will get a Registration Number and Password on the screen.
  • Upload your scanned signature and photograph.
  • Enter your details as per official certificates such as 10th class certificate etc.
  • Click on “Pay“, and complete your payment.
  • Save a copy of your application form for future reference.
Documents Upload Guidelines
Passport size image dimensions & size
  • Image dimensions: 200 X 230
  • Pixels File Type: JPG
  • File size: 20 KB – 50 KB
Signature image dimensions & size
  • Image dimensions: 140 X 60
  • Pixels File Type: JPG
  • File size: 10 KB – 20 KB

 

 

About SBI PO Exam

SBI PO Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern

SBI PO Selection Procedure

The SBI PO exam selection procedure consists of the following steps:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective test) – Qualifying Exam
  • Main Examination (Objective + Descriptive tests) – 250 Marks
  • Group Exercise (20 marks)
  • Interview (30 marks)

 

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern – Objective Test

Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Ques Max Marks Time
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Mins
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Mins
English Language 35 40 40 Mins
Total 155 200 3 Hours
  • There is no sectional cut off for SBI PO Main exam.
  • Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category-wise vacancies will be shortlisted for Group Exercise & Interview
  • Marks obtained in Objective, as well as Descriptive tests, will be added in the final Merit list along with marks of Group exercise and Interview

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern – Descriptive Test

The Descriptive paper is a test of English language. The candidate will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay.

The descriptive paper carries 50 marks and is of 30 minutes duration.

NOTE: The Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

SBI PO Group Discussion & Interview 

Test Max. Marks
Group Discussion 20
Interview 30
TOTAL 50

 

Final Selection

Marks secured by the candidates in the SBI PO Main Exam (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks, and marks secured in the Group Exercise & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks. The final merit list is compiled after aggregating (out of 100) the converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview.

 

SBI PO Salary

 

The Final in-hand salary of a newly recruited SBI-PO is 45,000 (approx) per month. However, this amount will vary based on your posting location. If you are posted in a metro city, then your payment will be a bit more.

Below is a detailed breakup of Salary of an SBI PO:

SBI PO Basic Pay Rs.27,620/- (with 4 advance increments)
(in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020)
SBI PO Payscale 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
Dearness Allowance This is revised every quarter and is calculated based on CPI (Consumer Price Index). Currently, DA is 46.9% of the basic pay.
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) This varies with the place of posting at 4% or 3%.
Leased House Accommodation SBI PO may take a house on lease, the amount of which varies with posting between a minimum of. Rs. 8000/- (in rural areas) and a maximum of Rs. 29500/- (in Mumbai).
Furniture Allowance Rs. 120000/- for the purchase of furniture
Medical Insurance 100% medical coverage for SBI employees and 75% for their family members
Travelling Allowance For official travels, reimbursement of AC 2-tier fare is provided
Petrol 50 Lts (For 2 wheelers) Or 55 Lts (For 4 Wheeler) Or Approx. Rs. 1100-1250 if you don’t have 2/4 wheelers (conveyance allowance).

 

Other Perks: 

  • SBI PO also enjoys numerous monthly perks like newspaper allowance, cleaning & labor, entertainment, etc. which is 4000/- approx.
  • Loans at concessional rates from the SBI for car, home, and other personal loans.
  • Leave Travel concession

 

 

SBI PO Career Growth

 

Below is the career growth path of an SBI Probationary Officer (PO)

  • Probationary Officer (Assistant Manager, JMGS – I)
  • Deputy Manager (MMGS)
  • Manager (MMGS)
  • Chief Manager (MMGS)
  • Assistant General Manager (SMGS)
  • Deputy General Manager (TEGS)
  • Chief General Manager (TEGS)
  • General Manager (TEGS)

With exceptional meritorious performance, a PO can reach the Top management reasonably quickly.

SBI also offers Foreign postings to select officers based on their performances. It has over 190 foreign offices in 36 different countries.

 

 

 

SBI PO Cutoff

 

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2019

Category General SC ST OBC EWS PWD (LD) PWD (VI) PWD (HI)
Cut off Mark 71.00 61.75 54.75 68.25 68.25 59.50 64.75 16.25

SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2019

Category GEN OBC SC ST EWS LD VI HI D & E
Cut off Mark 104.42 94.28 82.50 77.63 100.89 86.51 101.75 75.36 75.14

SBI PO 2019 Group Exercise + Interview Cut Off

Category Cut-Off Marks (Out of 50)
GEN 20
OBC 17.50
SC 17.50
ST 17.50
EWS 20
LD 17.50
VI 17.50
HI 17.50
D & E 17.50

SBI PO 2019 Final Cut Off

Category Cut-Off Marks (Normalised to 100)
GEN 54.11
OBC 48.78
SC 45.74
ST 43.90
EWS 50.13
LD 47.11
VI 52.58
HI 35.29
D & E 33.37

 

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

 

SBI PO Age Limit

Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should be of the age group 21 years to 30 years as per the last year’s notification.

  • SBI PO Minimum Age: 21 years
  • SBI PO Maximum Age: 30 years

SBI PO Upper Age Limit Relaxation

Below are the details of SBI PO age relaxation for reserved categories under the eligibility criteria.

S. No. Categories Age Relaxation Offered
1 Other Backward Classes 3 years
2 SC/ST 5 years
3

Ex-servicemen (includes Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have given 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) other than through dismissal on a charge of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability

5 years
4 Those who are domiciled in Kashmir division of the state of J&K between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989 5 years
5 PWD 10 Years
6 PWD (OBC) 13 years
7 PWD (SC/ST) 15 years

 

SBI PO Education Qualifications

Candidate should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Candidates who are in their final semester/year are also eligible to apply but will have to present the proof of passing their graduation or having the graduation degree as pass as per the deadline stipulated by the bank.

Candidates who have pursued an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure about the date of passing should be as per the date bounded by organizing authority.

Candidates with the degree of Chartered Accountant are also eligible to apply.

 

Number of Attempts

The category-wise SBI PO number of attempts are in the table below. Aspirants who have already appeared for the maximum number of attempts are not eligible to apply.

Note: Appearing in SBI PO preliminary examination will not be considered as an attempt for SBI PO.

Category Number of attempts
General/EWS 4
General/EWS(PWD) 7
OBC 7
OBC (PWD) 7
SC/SC (PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

 

SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates

 

The SBI PO 2020 notification is yet to be released.

SBI PO Vacancies

 

Below are the SBI PO 2019 vacancies (category-wise):

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
SC 300 300
ST 150 150
OBC 540 540
GEN 810 810
Total 2000 2000

SBI PO Application Fee

 

The application fee/intimation charges for SBI PO exam are different for different categories. Fee payment shall be made ONLINE only.

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 750
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 125

SBI PO Apply Online

 

Below is the step by step process to fill the SBI PO application form:

  • Visit the SBI official website’s https://bank.sbi/careers or https://www.sbi.co.in/careers
  • At the end of the page click on the link for “Current Openings“.
  • Click on recruitment for probationary officers.
  • Click on the link to apply online.
  • Click on “Click here for New Registration
  • Enter your details such as Name, Email ID & Contact Number.
  • Click on the “Submit button”.
  • You will get a Registration Number and Password on the screen.
  • Upload your scanned signature and photograph.
  • Enter your details as per official certificates such as 10th class certificate etc.
  • Click on “Pay“, and complete your payment.
  • Save a copy of your application form for future reference.
Documents Upload Guidelines
Passport size image dimensions & size
  • Image dimensions: 200 X 230
  • Pixels File Type: JPG
  • File size: 20 KB – 50 KB
Signature image dimensions & size
  • Image dimensions: 140 X 60
  • Pixels File Type: JPG
  • File size: 10 KB – 20 KB

 

 

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