SBI PO 2020 Notification: 2000 SBI Vacancy, Eligibility, Exam Date, Online Form

Pooja | Nov 16, 2020

SBI PO Notification 2020 PDF download link Is available here. Check State Bank of India Probationary Officer Vacancy, eligibility, selection process, salary, important dates, application procedure, exam fees, syllabus, exam pattern, interview process, cut off, result, etc. Eligible aspirants can fill and submit the SBI Probationary Officer Application form 2020 before the last date.


Name of the BankState bank of India
Total No. of Posts
Post Name
Probationary Officer (PO)
Selection Process
Prelims, Mains Examination, Group Exercises & Interview
Job TypeBank Jobs
Starting Date of Online Application14.11.2020
Last Date of the Online application04.12.2020
Download SBI PO Admit Card for Prelims Exam
3 rd week of Dec 2020 
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date- Preliminary
31 December 2020 and 2nd, 4th, 5th Jan 2021
SBI PO Result Date – Preliminary
3rd week of January 2021
Download SBI PO Mains Admit Card
3rd week of January 2021
SBI PO Mains Exam Date
29th January 2021
SBI PO Mains Result Date
3rd/ 4th week of February 2021
Download Call Letter for Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises)
3rd/ 4th week of February 2021
Conduct of Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises)
February/ March 2021 (Tentative)
Declaration of Final Result
Last week of March 2021 (Tentative)
Application Mode
Official Website

SBI PO Exam Notification 2020 - 21

Every year, the State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO Exam to select the eligible candidates for Probationary Officer posts. Likewise, this year also, the State Bank of India has decided to release the SBI PO Notification to recruit the candidates for Probationary Officers. 2000 vacancies are going to be filled under this recruitment drive. The official authority has been released, the SBI Recruitment 2020 application process for PO jobs has been started to check the instruction for the same on its official portal

This is an excellent job opportunity for those candidates who are willing to start their career in the banking sector. Job seekers can use this chance and apply for State Bank Of India PO Recruitment 2020 before the closing date of 4th December 2020. We have shared the full information related to SBI Probationary Officer Notification 2020 like age limit, qualification, selection process, salary, important dates, application form, syllabus, exam pattern, pre-exam training, results, etc. in the following sections.

State Bank Of India PO Vacancy 2020

  • Post Names: Probationary Officer (PO)
  • Total Number of Vacancies: 2000 posts

Distribution of Vacancies as per Category-wise

  • SC - 300
  • ST - 150
  • OBC - 540
  • EWS - 200
  • GEN - 810

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

What is the age limit for SBI PO?

  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Maximum age: 30 years

Age relaxation applies to the reserved candidates as follows:

  • Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST): 5 years
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer): 3 years
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD): 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen: 5 years

What is the educational qualification for the SBI PO Exam?

Candidates should have completed BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc. from a recognized university to apply for SBI PO Recruitment 2020

Number of Attempts for PO Jobs in SBI

Appearing the prelims exam is not counted as an attempt whereas appearing in the mains exam is taken into account. Candidates who have reached the maximum attempts or chances are not eligible to apply. The maximum number of attempts or chances that are fixed for each category are as follows:

  • General candidates: 4
  • General (PWD) aspirants: 7
  • OBC/OBC(PWD) contenders: 7
  • SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) candidates: No restriction

Selection Process

SBI PO Selection process involves the following stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Group Discussion or Personal Interview

SBI PO Salary Structure

The basic pay scale of SBI PO is Rs. 27, 620/- (with four advance increments) in the pay scale of 23700-980 /7-30560-1145 /2-32850-1310 /7-42020

Application Process

Willing and eligible candidates have to fill and submit the SBI PO Application form 2020 before the closing date. Before applying, candidates have to read the guidelines or instructions provided in the official SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2020.

How To Apply For SBI Probationary Officer Recruitment 2020?

  • Log on to the official portal, i.e.,
  • On the home page, find and hit the related SBI Probationary Officer Notification 2020 PDF
  • Read the full details provided in the official SBI PO Notification 2020
  • Check the eligibility criteria
  • Hit the “New Registration” link, if you a new user or “Already Registered”, if you have already registered
  • Fill the basic information like personal details such as father’s name, mother’s name, correspondence address, permanent address, contact number, email-id, etc., then click on the “Save and Next” button
  • Upload the scanned copies of the required documents like photograph, signature, etc
  • Fill all the details in the SBI PO Application form 2020
  • Categories like SC/ST/GEN/OBC and the caste to which you belong
  • Mention whether you are a person with any disability or not
  • Give the details if you were an ex-employee of SBI or currently working in SBI as Clerk/any other Officer
  • Mention if there is any pending dispute related to loan/credit cards etc
  • Character related information
  • Mention the Aadhar Card and PAN Card Number
  • How many attempts you have given for SBI PO Exam before applying for the exam
  • Select the desired center for the SBI PO Prelims and Mains Exam
  • Fill the educational qualification details
  • In case, if you belong to a reserved category, mention the option for pre-exam training
  • Pay the fee online, i.e., through credit card, debit card, net banking, etc
  • Then, click the “Submit” button
  • Take a print out of the application and save it for future reference

Application Fee

  • General/EWS and OBC candidates: Rs. 750/-
  • SC/ST/PWD candidates: No fee

SBI PO Pre Examination Training

State Bank of India may conduct Pre Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community (RMC) candidates. Aspirants belonging to the above categories who desire have to fill the details in the relevant column while applying online. Candidates who opted for pre-exam training have to download the call letter using their registration number, password/date of birth, etc. This training is free of cost with other expenses like traveling, food, lodging, etc. It is conducted for five days before the exam, and the pre-exam training dates are available in the official notification. The list of pre-exam training centers are as follows:

North India

  • Varanasi
  • Srinagar
  • Lucknow
  • NewDelhi
  • Kanpur
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Allahabad
  • Dehradun
  • Gorakhpur
  • Chandigarh
  • Bareilly
  • Meerut

South India

  • Port Blair
  • Vijayawada
  • Mysore
  • Chennai
  • Gulbarga
  • Bangalore
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Ernakulam
  • Tirupati
  • Madurai
  • Coimbatore
  • Hubli
  • Hyderabad

East India

  • Bhubaneswar
  • Vijayawada
  • Ranchi
  • Kohima
  • Itanagar
  • Asansol
  • Dibrugarh
  • Agartala
  • Shillong
  • Purnea
  • Kolkata
  • Aizwal
  • Silchar
  • Sambalpur
  • Guwahati
  • Siliguri
  • Imphal
  • Berhampur (Ganjam)
  • Gangtok

West India

  • Indore
  • Akola
  • Vadodara
  • Jabalpur
  • Bhopal
  • Panaji (Goa)
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Aurangabad
  • Raipur
  • Mumbai
  • Ahmedabad
  • Pune

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020

Check the SBI PO Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern here.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020

  • English Language: 30 questions for 30 marks
  • Numerical Ability: 35 questions for 35 marks
  • Reasoning Ability: 35 questions for 35 marks
  • The exam paper consists of 100 questions
  • The total marks are 100
  • The duration of the exam is one hour (20 minutes for each section)
  • There is a negative marking, i.e., 0.25 of the allotted marks is deducted for every wrong answer

State Bank of India PO Mains Pattern 2020

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude: 45 questions for 60 marks
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation: 35 questions for 60 marks
  • General Economy/ Banking Awareness: 40 questions for 40 marks
  • English Language: 35 questions for 40 marks
  • Questions are of objective and descriptive type
  • The maximum marks are 200
  • The exam duration is 180 minutes
  • There is a negative marking

Descriptive Test:

  • The exam is for 50 marks
  • Exam duration is 30 minutes
  • The descriptive test will be of English language test (Letter Writing and Essay Writing)
  • For letter writing, you have to write 150 words, and for essay writing, you have to type 150 words
  • In Letter writing, you will have two questions, and you need to select 1 out of 2
  • In Essay writing, you will be given three topics, and you need to choose 1 out of 3

SBI PO Interview Process

Candidates who have qualified both prelims and mains exam are called for group exercises and personal interview. The list of candidates who have finally selected for SBI PO Vacancies will be available on its official portal.

SBI Probationary Officer Syllabus PDF

Check the SBI PO Prelims and Mains Syllabus PDF here.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2020

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • English language
  • Logical Reasoning

State Bank of India PO Mains Syllabus PDF

  • Reasoning
  • Data Analysis and interpretation
  • English Language
  • General Economy/Banking Awareness
  • Computer Awareness

Effective SBI PO 2020 Preparation Tips

Are you worried about “How to prepare for SBI PO Exam 2020?”. If yes, we are here to help you. Some of the top tips for SBI PO Preparation 2020 are as follows:

  • The first thing is to know the SBI PO Syllabus and exam pattern
  • Make a proper study plan covering all the important topics
  • Stick to the time table
  • Buy study materials and books
  • Follow only one book (highly recommended) for each subject to avoid the confusion
  • Practice SBI PO Previous Question papers
  • Note the important formulae, tables, etc. during practice which will help you during revision
  • You can also prefer coaching classes to get some additional information
  • Read newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express, etc
  • Analyze mock tests and know your strengths and weak topics. Keep more focus on the weak topics
  • Attempt the exam with full confidence

Best Books For SBI PO Exam 2020

Some of the important books for SBI PO Preparation 2020 are as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Arihant) by Rajesh Verma
  • Data Interpretation Magical Book Series
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (S.Chand) by R.S.Agarwal
  • Advanced Maths for General Competitions
  • Arithmetic for General Competitions


  • A New Approach to Reasoning, Verbal, and Non-Verbal (Arihant) by BS. Sijwali
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning (S.Chand) by R.S.Agarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal (S.Chand)

General English

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman lewis
  • Descriptive General English by S. P. Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin
  • Objective General English By R. S. Agarwal and Vikas Agarwal

SBI PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

SBI PO Last year exam analysis will give you an idea of the number of questions asked, the difficulty level of the exam, good attempts, etc. We have shared the overall and section-wise SBI PO Prelims and Mains exam analysis here.

The written exam is conducted online

  • Questions are of objective type (MCQ)
  • The Quantitative Aptitude section will be of moderate to the difficulty level
  • Questions asked in this section are lengthy and time-consuming
  • The Reasoning Ability section will be of easy to moderate level
  • Questions asked in this section are time-consuming
  • The English Language section will be of easy level

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation: 15 questions of Moderate level
  • Missing Number Series: 5 questions of Moderate level
  • Quadratic Equations: 5 questions of Easy level
  • Miscellaneous Word Problems: 10 questions of Moderate level

Reasoning Ability

  • Comparison based: 2 questions of Easy level
  • Alphabet based: 1 question of Easy level
  • Syllogism: 4 questions of Easy level
  • Reading Comprehension: 5 questions of Moderate level
  • Error Detection: 6 questions of Easy level
  • Sentence Correction: 5 questions of Easy level
  • Single Filers: 7 questions of Easy level

State Bank of India PO Mains Exam Analysis

The shift I Exam Analysis

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude: 45 questions
  • General Awareness: 35 questions
  • English Comprehension: 35 questions
  • Data Interpretation and Analysis: 40 questions
  • Total: 155  questions

Shift II Exam Analysis

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude: 45 questions
  • Data Interpretation and Analysis: 40 questions

SBI PO Admit Card 2020 - 21

State Bank of India will release the SBI Probationary Officer Admit card 2020 separately for prelims, mains, interview phases on its official portal. No hard copy of the hall ticket will be sent to the candidates through post. To download the SBI PO Hall Ticket 2020, candidates have to enter the login details like registration number, date of birth, etc.

How To Download SBI Probationary Officer Admit Card 2020?

  • Visit the official portal i.e.,
  • Find and hit the related admit card link
  • A new login page will appear on the screen
  • Enter the record in details like registration number, date of birth, etc. in the required fields
  • Hit the “Login” button
  • Your SBI PO Admit Card 2020 will display on the screen
  • Take a print out and save it for future reference

SBI Probationary Officer Cut Off 2020

SBI PO Cut Off 2020 will be decided by the State Bank of India after the release of the result for each phase. The SBI Probationary Officer Cut off 2020 will be based on the following factors:

  • Total Number of candidates appeared for the exam
  • Category of the candidate
  • Number of vacancies available
  • The difficulty level of the exam, etc

State Bank Of India PO Result 2020

SBI PO Results 2020 will be available on the official portal within a few days after the completion of the written exam. SBI PO Result 2020 will be released for three phases such as prelims, mains, interviews separately. The final merit list will be prepared based on the score obtained in the mains exam and interview.

We have shared the full details related to SBI PO Notification 2020 for the convenience of the aspirants. If you have any queries related to SBI Probationary Officer Recruitment 2020, leave comments in the comment section. We will provide the answers to your questions as soon as possible. For further information, keep visiting our page or bookmark our site using CTRL+D.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the selection process for SBI PO Exam Notification 2020?

Ans. The selection process for SBI PO Exam Notification 2020 is a Written test (Prelims & Mains) and Interview for the eligible contenders.

Q. What is the minimum qualification to apply for SBI PO Jobs?

Ans. The minimum qualification to apply for SBI PO Jobs is Graduation in any stream from a recognized University.

Q. What is the salary of an SBI PO Officer?

A. The basic salary of SBI PO is Rs. 27, 620/-

Q. Is the SBI PO Exam conducted online or offline?

Ans. SBI PO Exam is conducted in online mode

Q. How many vacancies are released by SBI PO Exam Notification 2020?

Ans. A total of 2000 vacancies is going to be filled through SBI PO Recruitment 2020.

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