SBI PO Recruitment 2020-21: Every year SBI PO exam is conducted by the State Bank of India (SBI) to select eligible candidates for 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+ vacancies in November 2020. It is one of the best leading banks in 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 SBI 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 posts 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 of the latest updates of the exam, selection procedure, eligibility criteria, SBI exam pattern, SBI PO syllabus, previous year cut off etc. Here is all the important complete information for the SBI PO 2020 Exam.
Is SBI PO 2020 official Notification out yet?
Yes, the official Notification has been released yet. SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates, Eligibility criteria, Online Application, vacancies details & other details will be released with its official notification. This recruitment process will be mentioned in the official notification. 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 (SBI PO 2020) and its Associate banks.
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 Recruitment 2020: Notification Out, Apply Online @ibpsonline.ibps.in
Every year more than 20 lakh Eligible and interested candidates appear and prepared for the SBI PO examination. The vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers in SBI 2020 are 2000+.
|Commencement of SBI online registration||14/11/2020|
|Closure of registration of SBI PO application||04/12/2020|
|Closure for editing application form||04/12/2020|
|Last date for print form||19/12/2020|
|Online Fee Payment||14/11/2020 to 04/12/2020|
SBI PO Recruitment 2021
Since the official notification is to be released in November 2020, here are important dates for SBI PO 2020-21 candidates advised check dates on the official website also.
|SBI PO 2020-21 Notification||13 November 2020|
|Online Application Form Starts from||14 November 2020|
|Application Form Last date||04 December 2020|
|Payment of Application Fee||04 December 2020|
|Pre Exam Training||Last week of December|
|Admit Cards for Preliminary Exam||December 2020|
|SBI PO Prelims Exam Date 2020-21 (Pre SBI PO Exam 2021)||31 December 2020 & 02, 04, 05 January 2021|
|Result of SBI PO Online Preliminary Exam 2020||3rd week of January 2021|
|Admit Card for SBI Main Exam||3rd week of January 2021|
|SBI PO Mains Exam 2020-21 (Mains SBI PO)||29 January 2021|
|Main Exam Result Date||3rd week of February 2021|
|Admit Card for Interview||4th week of February 2021|
|Group Exercises & Interview||February/March 2021|
|Final Result||Last week of March 2021|
|SBI Official Website||sbi.co.in|
|Exam Mode||Online Exam|
|Selection Procedure||Prelims +Mains+Interview|
|SBI PO Contact/ Helpline Number||022 – 2282 0427|
How to Apply Online for SBI PO Recruitment 2020-21?
Follow the steps to fill the SBI PO Application form 2020 Online:
Step 1: Go to the official website of State Bank of India SBI sbi.co.in
Step 2: Click on “Careers” link -> “Current Openings“
Step 3: Under the “Recruitment of Probationary Officers “->Click on “Apply Online“
Step 4: Click on link “Registration”
Step 5: Fill the SBI Probationary Officer 2020 application form including Name, Date of Birth, Contact details, and other information.
Step 6: Upload Photograph & Signature.
|Photograph||20 kb–50 kb||colored passport size|
|Signature||10 kb to 20 kb||should be in Black Ink pen|
Step 7: Pay application fee of SBI PO Recruitment Process 2020-21 using Internet Banking or Debit/Credit Card
Step 8: save and download the sbi po online fee payment 2020 e-receipt.
SBI Probationary Officer Vacancies 2020-21
Online Pay SBI PO 2020 Application Fee
|Application fee for General, EWS, and OBC categories||INR 750|
|Application fee for reserved categories (SC/ST/PWDs )||Nil|
|Pay the Application Fee||Online through Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking|
Salary Structure SBI PO 2020
Itis 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
SBI PO Recruitment 2020 Educational Qualification
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.
SBI PO Recruitment 2020 Age Eligibility for candidates (Age Limit as of 1st April 2020)
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:
|Category||Minimum Age Criteria||Maximum Age Criteria|
|General Candidates||21 Years||30 Years|
|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.
How to Download SBI PO Admit card 2020?
Mission SBI PO 2020-21
Candidates can download their admit cards following by these simple steps-
Step 1- Candidate should visit the official website of SBI.
Step 2-Click on the “Admit card” download link in official website.
Step 3- Enter the required details like: Registration number/Roll Number and Date of birth/password
Step 4- fill the captcha code and press login button.
Step 5- Once you successfully logged-in your admit card will be on your computer screen now you can easily download it. save it for future reference.
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:
•SBI PO Recruitment 2020 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.
•SBI PO Recruitment 2020 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 SBI PO Recruitment 2020 preliminary examination is qualifying nature, the section-wise details for SBI PO Recruitment 2020 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.
Reasoning and |
SBI PO Recruitment 2020 Descriptive Test: SBI PO Recruitment 2020 also has 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.
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 in SBI PO Recruitment 2020
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:
• SBI Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score because it is qualifying in nature. Those candidates who are qualified in the preliminary exam will 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.
SBI PO Syllabus 2020-21
SBI PO Recruitment 2020 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|
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|
Permutation and Combination, |
SBI PO Recruitment 2020 Mains Exam Syllabus
|Reasoning||Data Analysis & interpretation||
|Verbal Reasoning||Tabular Graph||
|Syllogism||Line Graph||Grammar||Current Affairs||Memory|
|Bar Graph||Verbal Ability||Static Awareness||
|Double Line-up||Radar Graph Case let||Word Association||
|Input Output||Case let DI||Para Jumbles||Computer Software|
|Blood Relations||Data Sufficiency||Cloze Test||Operating System|
|Fill in the blanks||
|Course of Action|
SBI PO Recruitment 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 Recruitment 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|
SBI PO Number of Attempts
|Category||SBI PO Attempts|
|GEN (PwD)||7 Attempts|
How to Prepare for SBI Exam?
Follow the steps to the Ultimate Guide to crack the Competitive Exams – Mission SBI PO 2020
- Believing in yourself: It is a fact that when you believe in yourself, half the battle is already won.
- Give more time to topic wise learning according to the syllabus.
- Revise daily: The subjects are your weakness should be complete first.
- Group Discussion: The More you teach and discuss, the more you remember.
- Follow a systematic approach, refer to online articles, and study materials.
- Practice through previous year’s question papers.
- Follow the time distribution strategy to cover the syllabus as soon as possible.
- Read the newspaper daily and keep yourself up to date.
- Revise what you read timely. schedule the revision on basis of hourly, weekly, and monthly.
- Prepare short notes
- Take regular breaks to rest, it will improve your focus
- Get enough sleep: always good to wake up early and be ready to tackle the subjects.
- Practice and revision the keys to success in the Competitive Examination.
So That’s it all you needs to keep in mind. Best of luck for your future achievements. Keep Learning.
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Last Updated: July 20,2020 12:00:28 AM