SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2020 Details – Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Pooja | May 17, 2020

Get complete details about the SBI PO eligibility 2020. Before going to apply, candidates are advised to check the SBI PO eligibility age, required qualification, nationality and other necessary information. We created this page for providing latest updates regarding SBI PO 2020 Exam Eligibility Criteria Information. 


  • A candidate must satisfy the eligibility criteria to apply for SBI PO recruitment 2020.
  • For the year 2020, there will be a chance of getting 2000 vacancies including reserved categories
  • From this year, candidates from EWS will also get a 10% reservation in the available vacancies.
  • Coming to nationality, only Indians can apply for this recruitment
  • The Min and Max age should be 21 to 30 years


Name of the BankState bank of India
Total No. of Posts
Post Name
Probationary Officer (PO)
Selection Process
Prelims, Mains Examination, Group Exercises & Interview
Date of Preliminary Exam
08th, 09th, 15th & 16th June 2019
Main Examination Date
20th August 2019
Job TypeBank Jobs
Application Mode
Official Website

SBI PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

The SBI PO requirements play a vital role to allow the candidates to complete the application form. You have to observe the entire requirements in official notification while going to apply for SBI PO. 

We provide the State Bank Of India probationary officer age limit, education qualification, nationality, along with SBI PO Eligibility for percentage in graduation, for ex-servicemen etc. Candidates have to submit the original documents related to the academics, age at the time of the interview. If the details specified in the application form are not matched with the proofs then you may be rejected at any stage from this recruitment. 

Candidates who wish to participate in this SBI PO Recruitment should meet the following conditions.

Nationality Details

  • Candidates must be a Citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • The subject of Bhutan or
  • Tibetan who came to India before 1st January 1962 to settle in India permanently
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, Burma, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Malawi, Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanent Indian citizen

Age As on 1st August 2020

  • The minimum age required to apply for SBI PO is 20 years and the maximum is 30 years
  • Candidates should not be born before 02nd August 1989 and not after 01st August 1999.

Age relaxation applicable as per reservation

  • 5 years for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 
  • 3 years for Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 
  • 10 years for Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”
  • 5 years for Ex-Servicemen, ECOs, SSCOs,  5 years of military service experience, physical disability attributable to military service etc
  • 5 years for Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 and Persons affected by 1984 riots

Educational Requirements

  • Candidates should be a graduate from any recognized university or state level board approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies 
  • The results of your academics should be declared before  28th August 2020
  • SBI PO eligibility percentage in graduation is not mentioned in advt.

Every applicant should read the entire eligibility conditions. After that go to apply online if you fulfil the requirements only.

SBI PO Number Of Attempts

The SBI PO exam maximum number of attempts depends on the category of the candidate. The chances are counted from 18th April 2010. This maximum of chances will be counted for mains examination only. You can write the preliminary examination any time, there is no limit for the prelims exam.

  • 4 attempts for General candidates
  • 7 attempts for General PWD, OBC, OBC PWD candidates
  • There are no restriction for SC/SC PWD, ST/ ST PWD candidates

You can also refer to the SBI Official Website and the respective link is placed here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is 60% necessary in graduation to become an SBI PO?

A. No minimum percentage required to apply for SBI PO. You should be a graduate-only.

Q. Is there a bond after the selected candidate joins State Bank of India as a PO?

A. Selected candidates should serve for a minimum of 3 years. You have to execute a bond for 2 lakh at the time of Joining

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