SBI PO Recruitment 2020: Every year SBI PO exam is conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officer.
It is one of the most desired jobs in the Banking industry and also a dream job for millions of aspirants across India.
State bank of India (SBI) has recently decided to release SBI PO 2020 notification pdf for around 2000+ expected vacancies in April 2020.
It is one of the best leading banks of India and it is a dream of many candidates to be a part of this prestigious institution. Now that the golden opportunity is here, aspiring candidates wouldn’t want to miss out on their chance to join SBI as Probationary Officer.
This is why SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity by millions of aspirants across India in Banking sector because of the following reasons:
(i)SBI is one of the best leading banks of India, Highest Brand value and reputation associated with PO post considered by millions of aspirants across India.
(ii)SBI has Best pay scale which is highest among PSU (Public sector)Banks
(iii)More Growth opportunities in SBI, where even a PO can progress to the level of Chairperson one of the factors is Job satisfaction and social prestige as SBI employee.
Before millions of aspirants across India are ready to start their preparation for SBI PO 2020, they should get aware about the latest updates of exam, selection procedure, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut off etc. Here is all the important complete information for the SBI PO 2020 Exam.
- 1 Is SBI PO 2020 official Notification out yet?
- 2 SBI PO Expected Vacancies in 2020
- 3 Important expected Dates SBI PO
- 4 Salary Structure SBI PO 2020
- 5 SBI PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
- 6 SBI PO 2020 Selection Procedure
- 7 SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern
- 8 SBI PO 2020 Interview Details
- 9 Penalty for Wrong Answers
- 10 Final Score SBI PO 2020 Exam
- 11 Prelims Exam Syllabus
- 12 Mains Exam Syllabus
- 13 SBI PO 2020 Application Process
- 14 Application Fee
- 15 SBI PO 2020 Admit card Process
- 16 SBI PO 2019 Cut-off
- 17 SBI PO 2019 Final Cut-off
- 18 What is the eligibility criteria for SBI PO 2020 Exam?
- 19 When is the SBI PO Exam 2020 to be conducted?
- 20 What is the application fee for SBI PO Exam 2020 ?
- 21 When is the SBI PO Notification 2020 is expected to be out?
- 22 IS there Negative Marking in SBI PO Exam?
- 23 Is there fixed timings for different sections in SBI PO Mains Exam?
- 24 What is the exam pattern of the descriptive test in SBI PO 2020?
Is SBI PO 2020 official Notification out yet?
NO, the official Notification has not been released yet. but as per the previous year’s trend, the official notification for SBI PO 2020 exam is expected to be released at the end of March 2020 OR month of April 2020. SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates, Eligibility criteria, Online Application, vacancies details & other details will be released with its official notification up to April 2020.
This recruitment process will be started once the official notification has been released. It will be conducted for the selection of candidates by qualifying the Preliminary & Mains exam and interview to the post of PO in State Bank of India 2020 and its Associate banks. As per the Rules
Final selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India.
After the official notification, Eligible and Interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process on SBI official website.
As per the previous year’s trend, the 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams, followed by Interview.
Eligible and interested candidates must pass each stage to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. As per the previous year’s trend, the Final selection of SBI PO 2020 will be based on merit.
SBI PO Expected Vacancies in 2020
Every year more than 20 lakh Eligible and interested candidates appear and prepared for the SBI PO examination. The expected vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers in SBI for 2020 is 2000+. we will update all the interested and eligible candidates soon once the SBI PO 2020 official notification is released in April 2020.
Important expected Dates SBI PO
Since the official notification is expected to release at the end of April/May 2020, here are important expected dates for SBI PO 2020 candidates. Once the Official notification is out you can check dates on the official website also.
|Online Application Form Available from||April/May 2020|
|Application Form Last date||May/June 2020|
|Admit Cards for Preliminary Exam||June 2020|
|Exam Date (Preliminary)||2nd week of June 2020|
|Preliminary Exam Result||1st week of July 2020|
|Admit Card for Main Exam||2nd week of July 2020|
|Exam Date (Mains)||August 2020|
|Main Exam Result Date||3rd week of August 2020|
|Admit Card for Interview||4th week of August 2020|
|Group Exercises & Interview||September 2020|
|Final Result||2nd week of October 2020|
Salary Structure SBI PO 2020
It is one of the best leading banks in India. Highest Brand value of SBI and reputation associated with SBI PO post considered by millions of aspirants across India. So hereby Basic Pay of SBI PO is higher among other public sector banks of India. The entry-level of basic pay is higher in SBI compare with other nationalized Indian banks. In SBI basic pay is Rs 27620, the pay scale for SBI PO is 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020.
SBI PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for the exam is that the Candidate should have a graduation. A degree in any streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University, recognized by the Government of India.
Candidate must have Knowledge of computer operation as SBI PO 2020 exam is conducted online.
Interested candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in the official language of their State/UT, must be able to read, write and speak the language.
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants
Interested candidates those who are applying for SBI PO 2020 Examination should be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India.
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of being a permanent citizen in India
Candidates belonging to the category list of 2, 3, 4 must have a valid certificate of eligibility provided by the Govt of India.
Age Eligibility for candidates
Interested candidates applying for the SBI PO 2020 exam should be 21 years old but not more than 30 years at the time of registration for the exam. Besides this, there is age relaxation as per notification relevant to category wise candidates as per the rules:
|SC / ST||5 years|
|Candidate with Disabilities (PWD)||10 years|
|Candidate with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989||5 years|
Candidates are advised to Check complete Syllabus of SBI PO 2020 Exam.
SBI PO 2020 Selection Procedure
The selection process of SBI PO 2020 will also consist of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview). Interested candidates must need to qualify each round to go on to the next phase.
The important Phases of the SBI PO 2020 Recruitment Procedure are as follows:
•Online Preliminary Examination
As per the previous year process sufficient number of eligible candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination.
•Online Mains Examination
After qualifying the preliminary examination eligible Candidates need to qualify the SBI PO 2020 Main examination in which candidate must qualify cut-off for each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam, will eligible for an interview for SBI PO 2020 but in the year 2017, there was no such Sectional cut off in SBI PO 2017 mains exam.
SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern
The selection process will consist of 3 phases (Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercise/Interview). Interested and eligible candidates must qualify each phase to go on to the next phase.
SBI PO 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern
The SBI PO 2020 preliminary examination is conducted online (one-hour duration ). As per the previous year It also has 3 sections with having 100 questions of 100 marks.
There is also negative marking in SBI PO 2020 preliminary exam as 0.25 marks (1/4) are deducted for every wrong answer given by the candidate. Eligible candidates must clear the each section cut-off to qualify for the SBI PO 2020 Main exam.
Since the preliminary examination is qualifying nature, the section-wise details for preliminary examination are given below:
|S.No.||Tests(Objective)||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||Composite time 1 Hour|
SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern
The Main Examination will also consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks as per previous year trend, both tests will be online.
Objective Test: The objective test will be 3 hours in duration, 4 Sections for a total of 200 marks. The objective test will have four sections also will have separate timing for each section. The eligible candidates need to qualify in each of the section by securing passing marks.
| Number of|
|1|| Reasoning and |
|2|| Data Analysis|
|4||English Language||35||40|| 40|
Descriptive Test: SBI PO 2020 also have the Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration ( 50 marks ) will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) is also an online test. The eligible candidates need to qualify in the Descriptive Test by getting passing marks, decided by the Bank.
Download Complete SBI PO Syllabus 2020
SBI PO 2020 Interview Details
The eligible candidates qualified in main exam will be shortlisted for interview as per the category-wise merit list . Top candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview process. As per the previous year the qualifying marks for Group Exercises & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
Candidates those are qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview under the ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit an OBC certificate.
Penalty for Wrong Answers
For every wrong answer there will be penalty of 0.25 (1/4) in preliminary exam and for wrong answer there will also be penalty for main exam as per the official notification .
Final Score SBI PO 2020 Exam
There are some important things on the basis of which candidates final score for the SBI PO 2020 exam will be calculated:
• Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score because it is qualifying in nature. Those candidates who are qualified in preliminary exam will be appear in Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Tier-2 (SBI PO Mains exam)and Group Exercise/Interview individually to be eligible for the final selection for SBI PO 2020.
• The ratio of marks between the Main exam and interview process for the final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The candidates need to qualify both in Tier-II and Group Exercise/Interview separately.
• The final selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
• Final selected candidate list will be available on official website.
Prelims Exam Syllabus
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit and Loss||Cloze Test|
|Mixtures and Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency|| Simple Interest and Compound|
Interest , Surds and Indices
|Multiple Meaning or Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Time and work||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio and Proportion , Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input-Output||Sequence and Series|
|Coding-Decoding|| Permutation and Combination, |
Mains Exam Syllabus
|Reasoning||Data Analysis & interpretation|| English|
|Verbal Reasoning||Tabular Graph|| Reading|
|Syllogism||Line Graph||Grammar||Current Affairs||Memory|
| Circular Seating|
|Pie Chart||Vocabulary|| General|
| Linear Seating|
|Bar Graph||Verbal Ability||Static Awareness|| Computer|
|Double Line-up||Radar Graph Case let||Word Association|| Banking and|
|Scheduling||Missing DI|| Sentence|
|Input Output||Case let DI||Para Jumbles||Computer Software|
|Blood Relations||Data Sufficiency||Cloze Test||Operating System|
| Directions and|
| Ordering and|
| Permutation and|
|Fill in the blanks|| Computer –|
| Coding and|
|Course of Action|
| Analytical and|
SBI PO 2020 Application Process
How to apply for SBI PO 2020 Exam?
Eligible Candidate can apply online for the exam, you can follow the following steps.
1: Visit the official website. Click on “New Registration”.
2: Fill your basic details. Fill your online application form carefully.
3: Upload your recent Photographs (20 KB to 50 KB) and Signature(10 KB to 20 KB)( Photo and signature size will as per the SBI PO 2020 notification).
4.Fill all other required details asked in the online application form.
5: Click Final Submit Button. ( After Final submit, you will not make any changes).
6: After submitting the candidate will have an email regarding registration number and password for future use.
7 : Pay Application Fee.
8 : Print Application Form for future use.
Category wise application fee details are here-
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|2||General / OBC/EWS||Rs. 750/-|
SBI PO 2020 Admit card Process
How to download SBI PO 2020 Admit card?
Candidates can download their admit cards following by these simple steps-
1- Candidate should visit the official website.
2-Click on the Admit card download link in official website.
3- Enter the required details like: Registration number,Date of birth and password fill the captcha if there is any and press login button or press ENTER.
4- Once you successfully logged-in your admit card will be on your computer screen now you can easily download it.
SBI PO 2019 Cut-off
(Preliminary Examination ) –
Preliminary exam cut-off details-
|Category||Cut-off (Out of 100 marks)|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||68.25|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||68.25|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||61.75|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||54.75|
SBI PO 2019 Cut-off (Main) –
Main exam cut-off details-
|Category||Cut-off (Out of 250 marks)|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||100.89|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||94.28|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||82.50|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||77.63|
SBI PO 2019 Final Cut-off
final cut-off details-
|Category||Cut-off (Normalised to 100 marks)|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||50.13|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||48.78|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||45.74|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||43.90|
What is the eligibility criteria for SBI PO 2020 Exam?
The eligibility criteria for the SBI Probationary Officer exam 2020 is as follows:
1.Age should not be more than 30 years and less than 20 years.
2.Applicant must hold a degree in any discipline.
3.The aspirant must be a citizen of India.
However, the eligibility criteria give certain relaxations to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories.
When is the SBI PO Exam 2020 to be conducted?
SBI PO 2020 Prelims exam is tentatively scheduled in the month June 2020 while the mains exam is scheduled in July 2020.
What is the application fee for SBI PO Exam 2020 ?
Application fee for SBI PO 2020:
For General/ OBC category it is INR 750
For SC/ ST: INR 125
When is the SBI PO Notification 2020 is expected to be out?
SBI PO Notification is expected to be released in the month of May/June 2020.
IS there Negative Marking in SBI PO Exam?
Yes. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Is there fixed timings for different sections in SBI PO Mains Exam?
Yes. There is fixed timings for different sections in SBI PO Mains Exam.
What is the exam pattern of the descriptive test in SBI PO 2020?
The descriptive test will consist of 2 questions which include letter and essay writing. The descriptive test is of a maximum of 50 marks and with a 30 minutes duration.
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