SBI PO 2021: The Full form of SBI PO is State Bank of India Probationary Officer. Every year SBI conducts PO Exam to recruit Probationary Officers (POs). SBI PO is considered a very prestigious job in the banking industry and every year millions of aspirants apply for the exam. SBI PO 2021 exam notification will be released soon on the official website of the State Bank of India https://sbi.co.in. Here, we shall see all the important details related to the SBI PO 2021 exam such as Exam Date, different stages of the exam, Eligibility criteria, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cutoff, Result, Salary, Job Profile, Career growth, and other related information.
SBI PO Recruitment 2021
|Exam name||SBI PO 2021|
|Post||Probationary Officer (PO)|
|Notification Date||September / October 2021|
|Language of Exam||English and Hindi|
|Vacancies||Will Be Notified Soon|
SBI PO Exam Date 2021
The SBI PO 2021 Exam date will be released along with the notification later. However, in order to have an idea, we have provided you the last year’s exam dates for your reference.
|SBI PO 2020 Exam events||Exam Dates|
|Online registration||14-Nov-2020 to 04-Dec-2020|
|Fee payment date||14-Nov-2020 to 04-Dec-2020|
|Prelims admit card||31-Dec-2020 to 06-Jan-2021|
|Online preliminary examination||04-Jan-21
|Mains admit card||19-Jan-21|
|Main Examination Date||29-Jan-21|
|Call Letter for Interview||20-Feb-21|
|Declaration of the final result||17-Mar-21|
SBI PO 2021 Notification
The SBI PO Exam 2021 Notification is not yet released. It will most probably be released in September/October 2021.
SBI PO Vacancy 2021
SBI PO 2021 Vacancy details will be announced in the notification, which will be released in September/October 2021. Last year, the State Bank of India had announced a total vacancy of 2000 posts of Probationary Officers. Check the SBI PO 2020 Vacancy details below:
SBI Vacancy 2020:
SBI Vacancy 2020 (PwD Category)
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*VI: Vision Impairment, *HI: Hearing Impairment, *LD: Learning Disabilities
SBI PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Age Limit (As on 01-09-2021)
Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should between 21 years and 30 years.
- Minimum Age: 21 years
- Maximum Age: 30 years
Upper Age Limit Relaxation
Below are the details of the Age relaxation allowed for various categories of applicants:
|1||Other Backward Classes||3 years|
(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
|4||Those who are domiciled in Kashmir division of the state of J&K between
1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989
|6||PWD (OBC)||13 years|
|7||PWD (SC/ST)||15 years|
Education Qualifications (As on 31-12-2021)
The 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 the organizing authority.
Candidates with the degree of Chartered Accountant are also eligible to apply.
Number of Attempts
There is a restriction on the number of times a candidate can sit for the SBI PO exam. The category-wise number of attempts that a candidate is allowed is in the below table below. Aspirants who have already appeared for the maximum number of allowed attempts are not eligible to apply.
Note: Appearing in Preliminary examination will not be considered as an attempt. However, appearing in the Main Examination will be counted as an attempt.
|Category||Number of attempts|
|SC/SC (PWD)/ST/ST(PWD)||No restriction|
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 Exam Pattern in Detail
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|
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|
- There is no sectional cut-off for the 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
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
Marks secured by the candidates in the 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 Probationary Officer 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 the Salary of an SBI PO:
|Basic Pay||Rs.27,620/- (with 4 advance increments)
(in a scale of 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||You 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).|
- 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 Cut off 2021
The SBI PO 2021 Cut off marks will be notified later. Below are the 2020 Cutoff marks for your reference.
Prelims Cut Off 2020
|Category||Prelims Cut-off (Out of 100 marks)|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||56.75|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||56|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||50|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||43.75|
Mains Cut-Off 2020
|Category||Main Exam Cut-Off (Out of 250)|
|D & E||63.25|
|Category||Final Cut-Off (Normalised to 100)|
|D & E||29.43|
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 Application Fee
The application fee/intimation charges for the State bank PO exam are different for different categories. Fee payment shall be made ONLINE only.
SBI PO Apply Online
Below is the step by step process to fill the State Bank of India 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.
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