SBI PO Vacancy

SBI PO Vacancy

SBI PO Vacancy is generally released in the month of April/May tentatively, 1000’s of vacancies are released for the candidates to apply in 2016 there were 2000 vacancies in 2017 there were 2200 vacancies 2018 there were 2313 vacancies , in 2019 there were 2000 vacancies and in 2020 there were a total of 2000 vacancies.

SBI PO notification

State Bank of India – Probationary Officer exam is conducted every year to recruit eligible and skilled officers. SBI PO is one of the most awaited exam in Government Aspirants who wish to make a career in banking sector, It’s attractive salary, allowances, perks and many more things attracts everyone for this desired post which leads to a cut to cut competetion but with proper training & guidance you can crack this exam and fulfill your dream to become an SBI PO.

SBI PO 2021 Exam Dates

SBI PO generally conducts exam after 2 to 3 months of notification date the tentative month of examination is around July/August

sbi po vacancies
  • Video Lectures-200+
  • Homework assignment with video solutions
  • Sectional Tests – 20
  • Topic wise Tests – 80
  • Prelims – 10
  • Mains – 5
  • Validity- 12 Months
  • Lectures in Hindi + English
  • E-Books

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern of SBI PO is in 3 Stages
1. Prelims

The Composite time for Prelims exam is of 60 minutes for 100 Marks and consists 100 questions.

Prelims exams rewards 1 mark for every correct answer and deducts 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour
  1. Mains

The Composite time for Mains exam is of 180 minutes for 200 Marks and consists 155 questions.

Prelims exams rewards 1 mark for every correct answer and deducts 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

Introduction of Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The English Language Paper is to assess the candidates’ writing skills and it is compulsory to pass in this paper by securing a minimum Cut Off by the commission.

Sr.No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 General Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 02 50 30 minutes
  1. Group Exercise & Interviews

Candidates qualifying in the objective and descriptive test will be called for a group exercise & interview.

The SBI PO Group Exercises will be of 20 marks while the Interview will be of 30 marks. Thus, making it a total of 50 Marks.

Qualification/ qualifying marks in the group exercise and interview is decided by the Bank. Aggregate marks will decide the qualification after which they will be arranged in descending order in each category.

Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list.

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus
The SBI PO Prelims Syllabus will comprise of three sections:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The syllabus for each of the sections is presented below.

Logical Reasoning

Subject Topic
Logical Reasoning
  1. Alphanumeric Series
  2. Ranking/Direction/
  3. Alphabet Test
  4. Data Sufficiency
  5. Coded Inequalities
  6. Seating Arrangement
  7. Puzzle
  8. Tabulation
  9. Syllogism
  10. Blood Relations
  11. Input-Output
  12. Coding-Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude

Subject Topic
Quantitative Aptitude
  1. Simplification
  2. Profit & Loss
  3. Mixtures & Alligations
  4. Simple Interest & Compound
  5. Interest & Surds & Indices
  6. Work & Time
  7. Time & Distance
  8. Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  9. Data Interpretation
  10. Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  11. Number Systems
  12. Sequence & Series
  13. Permutation, Combination &
  14. Probability

English Language

Subject Topic
English Language
  1. Reading and Comprehension
  2. Synonyms and Antonyms
  3. Idioms and Phrases
  4. Vocabulary Test
  5. Phrasal Verbs
  6. Fill in the qualifying words
  7. Cloze Test
  8. Para jumbles
  9. Error Spotting
  10. Fill in the blanks
  11. Miscellaneous
sbi po vacancies
  • Video Lectures-200+
  • Homework assignment with video solutions
  • Sectional Tests – 20
  • Topic wise Tests – 80
  • Prelims – 10
  • Mains – 5
  • Validity- 12 Months
  • Lectures in Hindi + English
  • E-Books


Demo Lecture

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

The SBI PO Mains will have four sections.

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • English language
Reasoning Data Analysis & interpretation English General Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Verbal Reasoning Tabular Graph Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Syllogism Line Graph Grammar Static Awareness Memory
Circular Seating Arrangement Pie Chart Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Linear Seating Arrangement Bar Graph Verbal Ability Current Affairs Computer Abbreviation
Double Lineup Radar Graph Caselet Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Scheduling Missing DI Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Input-Output Caselet DI Para Jumbles Computer Software
Blood Relations Data Sufficiency Cloze Test Operating System
Directions and Distances Probability Error Spotting Networking
Ordering and Ranking Permutation and Combination Fill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals/ Technologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding & Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision making

SBI PO Salary Structure

The beginning salary, basic pay of SBI PO is Rs 27620. With four advance increments in the compensation size of 23700-980 (7) – 30560 – 1145 (2) – 32850 – 1310 (7) – 42020. This means the PO will get a basic of Rs 23700 with an increment of Rs 980 for the next 7 years, followed by a basic of Rs 30560 with an annual increment of Rs 1145 for the next two years and so on. The maximum basic salary will be Rs 42020.

SBI PO In Hand Salary

Approximately, a total of Rs 40000 to 42000 salary is the monthly in-hand salary of SBI PO. The Gross compensation received lies between 8.20 Lakhs (minimum) to Rs. 13.08 lakhs (maximum) per annum. The amount varies with the location of job posting.

How good is SBI PO Job? Let’s see the promotion designation of a PO through various steps:

  • Level 1- Probationary Officer: The basic training phase of PO where he learns all the basic responsibilities he has to take.
  • Level 2- Assistant Manager: The work of an Assistant Manager is same as that of a PO. It’s just that this post is confirmed and not on a probation period.
  • Level 3- Branch Manager: The branch manager leads the whole bank branch.
  • Level 4- Chief Manager:  The chief manager takes the responsibility of the main branch in a city i.e. a bigger branch.
  • Level 5- AGM: The Assistant General Manager takes care of a group of the branch in a region.
  • Level 6- DGM: The Deputy General Manager takes care of branches in a bigger zone or no. of the region.
  • Level 7- CGM: The Chief General Manager heads a circle like a complete branch of a state.
  • Level 8- GM: The General Manager has a higher responsibility of taking care of all the branches globally. He takes multiple duties and roles.

SBI Po Cut off

There are many factors which would affect the SBI PO Cut Off 2020. The most important factors which would affect the SBI PO Cut Off 2020 will include:
  • Candidates’ performance in the exam
  • Number of applicants
  • Number of vacancies
  • Previous years’ cutoff trend.
Prelims 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cut-off 47.50 51.50 56.75 71 58.5
Mains 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cut-off 63 55.2 49.25 49.75 44.75 50.79 52.21

SBI Po Eligibility Criteria



  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugees 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 permanent settlement in India Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favor.


Mandatory Educational Qualifications

  1. Candidates must hold a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Central Government. They should ensure that the passing certificate should indicate the degree pass date in it.
  2. Prospective applicants who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply on a provisional basis. However, this is subject to the condition that at the time of the interview, they’ll need to produce proof that they have passed the graduation examination.
  3. Candidates who have an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate need to ensure that the date of passing of the IDD is as mentioned in the notification.
  4. Candidates who possess Chartered Accountancy qualification are also eligible to apply.
  5. As per the SBI PO qualification criteria, the candidates should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation degree and calculate it to the nearest two decimals in the application form. For cases where CGPA is awarded, applicants should convert the grade into percentage and indicate it in the online application form.
  6. For the SBI PO eligibility percentage, candidates with less than 60% in their graduation are also eligible to take the SBI PO exam. The State Bank of India prescribes no minimum percentage in Graduation for the SBI Probationary Officer (PO) exam.
sbi po vacancies
  • Video Lectures-200+
  • Homework assignment with video solutions
  • Sectional Tests – 20
  • Topic wise Tests – 80
  • Prelims – 10
  • Mains – 5
  • Validity- 12 Months
  • Lectures in Hindi + English
  • E-Books


Demo Lecture

SBI PO Age Limit

Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years. There are many criteria for Age relaxation among candidates :-
Category Age Relaxation
General Category 0 years
Scheduled Caste(SC) 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 years
People affected by the 1984 riots 5 years
Kashmiri Migrants 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PWD (Gen/EWS) 10 years
PWD (SC/ST) 15 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
Ex-servicemen, ECOs, SSCOs who have rendered 5 years of military service. 5 years

SBI PO Pre Exam Training

SBI (State Bank Of India) arranges Pre Recruitment Training ( PET or PRT ) at certain centers for SC/ ST/ XS / Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. The Pre Exam Training session addresses the following topics:

  • Types of questions in the SBI PO exam
  • Tips for time management
  • Preparation strategies for SBI PO exam for prelims and main exam by experts from training institutes .

The primary objective of the SBI PO Pre Exam Training is to provide a platform of learning for weaker sections who cannot avail outside coaching opportunities and make them better understand the exam pattern of SBI PO 2021.

SBI PO Pre Exam Training - Eligibility

SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India are eligible for the training. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against the relevant column while applying on-line. There are various relaxation provided to candidates belonging to reserved category. Before filling SBI PO form, candidates are recommended to go through eligibility criteria and relaxation provided to reserved candidates.

SBI PO Application Fees

Applicants can pay the application fee by Credit/Debit Card or via SBI Online Net Banking or any other banks’ net banking only. The application fee is INR 750 for general and INR 100 (for reserved category candidates). Once you’ve entered the details, click on the Submit Button. Once the fee has been paid successfully, a receipt will be generated.

Note Candidates must print and save a copy of the receipt as proof of fee payment and for future use.

How to prepare for SBI PO?

SBI PO being one of the most prestigious post in banking sector requires a lot of hard work with a pinch of smartness. It is very important to make a proper study plan that includes time management, solving sample papers, appearing in mock tests and many others.

Important Points for SBI PO Preparation Tips

  • Get knowledge of the latest syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Make proper schedule for each topic of every subject.
  • Solve 3-4 Mock papers on a daily basis.
  • Cover weaker sections & topics on priority.
  • Use videos and short notes for better understanding (make your own handwritten notes to catch up fast).
  • Prepare short notes of important topics, tricks and formulas.
  • Read daily Newspaper and monthly magazines for Current affairs, Static GK and Banking awareness.
  • Practice as much as you can to attain accuracy in the exam.
  • Attempt easy questions first.
  • Don’t waste too much time on one question.

How to prepare for SBI PO 2020 : Stage-Wise

A candidate should focus on each stages of the exam namely Prelims, Mains & Interviews as to qualify it and get shortlisted for final allotment.

SBI PO Prelims

The SBI PO Prelims is the first stage of the recruitment process, SBI PO Prelims consists of three papers : English, Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude, the level of questions are upto 10th standard but a candidate must have good calculation speed in order to solve the paper in the given time period and crack SBI PO Prelims.

SBI PO Mains

The candidates who successfully get shortlisted in the prelims need to appear for SBI PO Mains exam. The candidates are advised to study for the mains with prelims so that after the result the candidate can revise for the mains and get more accuracy in the mains exam. The mains exam compared to prelims is a little bit tougher but since 3 of the subjects are same candidate also has to focus on Banking & General Awareness and Computer Aptitude for this candidate should regularly read newspaper and stay updated on current affairs.

How to prepare for SBI PO 2020 : Important Tips

  • Time Management: To clear any Government exam especially SBI PO a candidate should be able to manage their time between the topics of the subjects as in to cover all the portion.
  • Mock Tests: Giving Mock Tests helps students to face the replica of SBI PO examination beforehand it will help to improve the speed and accuracy. A candidate must attempt at least 2 Mock test of SBI PO per day to get acquainted with the pressure and time management which will be faced in actual examination
  • Solving Sample Paper : Paper solving is crucial as in to understand what topics are been covered by the candidate, Sample paper will give you a brief idea of your actual practice of SBI PO exam
  • Revision : Revision of topics will give you an upper edge, it will help you to know if you have any topics left to study and prepare more.
  • Choice of Best Books : A candidate must select books carefully which covers all the topics from Basic to Advance level
  • Healthy Habit: A candidate should maintain healthy diet so as to not fall ill during the exam. As there is much pressure and chaos during examinations it is advised to practice meditation regularly to keep your mind calm.

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