SBI PO 2020: The State Bank of India has released the SBI PO Notification 2020 on its official website https://www.sbi.co.in/. A total 2000 vacancies for SBI PO 2020 declared on 13th November 2020. All the ineterested candidates who were eagerly waiting for this coveted job recruitment can apply online for for SBI PO from 14th November to 4th December 2020. We are providing you all the relevant information related to SBI PO recruitment notifications here like: Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Vacancy etc.
SBI PO 2020 Notification
SBI PO 2020 Notification has been released on the official Website of SBI i.e @sbi.co.in on 13th November 2020. We are also providing you the direct link to download the notification. The prelims exam for SBI PO 2020-21 is scheduled on 31st December 2020, 2nd, 4th & 5th January 2021. Candidates can download official notification of SBI PO 2020 by clicking given below link:
Important Dates- SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates
|Sr. No.||SBI PO notification 2020-21 Activity||Dates|
|1||SBI PO 2020 Notification Release Date||13 November 2020|
|1||SBI PO Apply Online Start Dates||14 November 2020|
|2||SBI PO Prelims Exam Date||31st December 2020, 2nd, 4th & 5th January 2021|
|3||Result of Online exam – Preliminary||3rd week of January 2021|
|4||SBI PO Mains Exam Date||29th January 2021|
|5||Result of Online Examination – Main||3rd/ 4th week of February 2021|
|6||Download Call Letter for Personal Interview||3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwards|
|7||Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview||February/ March 2021|
|8||Declaration of Final Result||Last week of March 2021|
SBI PO 2020 Apply Online
The SBI PO notification 2020 is released and all the interested candidates will be able to apply online from 14th November 2020. The direct link to apply online for SBI PO 2020 is given below:
The following are the steps to apply online for SBI PO recruitment, that’ll be helpful once the online application link is active.
After completing the registration process- log in using your registration id and password and fill in your personal and education details in the online application form for SBI PO 2020. After completing the form, make payment and submit your application.
SBI PO 2020 Application Fee
As per SBI notification 2020 Given below is the category wise fee structure for SBI PO apply online. The fee in any circumstance will not be refund once paid. It differs category wise.
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
SBI PO 2020 Recruitment
- SBI PO is an all India competitive exam conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) to recruit Probationary Officers who work in various branches of SBI in India as well as abroad.
- SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in banking sector which offers lucrative salary as well as excellent career progression.
- The SBI Probationer Officer (PO) works in the Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I).
- It is a three stage recruitment process namely: Prelims, Mains and G.D and Interview.
- The final merit list is prepared by considering the mains examination marks and Interview marks in the 75:25 ratio.
SBI PO 2020 Exam Summary
Given below are all the important points related to SBI PO 2020 Exam:
|Name of Exam||SBI PO 2020 Exam|
|Conducting Body||State Bank of India|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Rounds||3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)|
|SBI PO 2020 Selection Stages||Prelims, Main Exam, Group Discussion/ Interview|
|Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 2020||9-10 lakhs|
|Job Location||Across India|
|SBI PO Helpline||022 – 2282 0427|
SBI PO 2020 Vacancy
The State Bank of India has invited the application for SBI Probationary Officer for 2000 vacancies. The candidates will have to apply online to appear in the first phase of this exam that is online preliminary test. The details for SBI PO Vacancy 2020 are:
The vacancies of SBI PO varied from 1500-2200 over the last seven years. In 2019 there were 2000 vacancies. Candidates can visualize the graph below for complete analysis. Based on number of vacancies candidates will be shortlisted for subsequent stages i.e. SBI PO mains & SBI PO 2020 Interview.
SBI PO Salary 2020
SBI offers one of the greatest salary package along with other benefits as given below:
|SBI PO Salary (Basic Pay)||Rs 27620/-|
|Dearness Allowance Of SBI PO||46.9% of the basic pay|
|City Compensatory Allowance(CCA)||3% or 4%(depending on the place of posting)|
|Leased House Accommodation||Minimum- Rs 8000/-(Rural areas)Maximum- Rs 29500/-(Urban Areas)|
|Furniture Allowance||Rs 120000/-|
|Medical Insurance||100% for employees75% for families|
|Travelling Allowance||Reimbursement for AC-2Tier (Exclusively for official travels)|
|Petrol||Rs 1100-Rs 1300|
|Total Compensation(Annually)||7.5 lakhs to 12.9 lakhs|
|Loan Benefits||Employees get Concession on interest rates|
SBI PO Eligibility Criteria
SBI PO Eligibility Criteria will be updated once the official notification is released. The SBI PO eligibility criteria according to previous year notification is as follows. The eligibility criteria is subject to change.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
- Basic knowledge of computer is a must.
- The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute.
Minimum Age Limit: 21 Years
Maximum Age Limit: 30 Years
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020
SBI PO is a three-tier exam i.e. preliminary exam, main exam followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview. Following is the expected exam pattern of SBI PO 2020 according to previous year notification.
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks is conducted online. This test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections(with separate timings for each section) as follows:
|S.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|
Candidates have to qualify the test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. There will be no sectional cutoff. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) are shortlisted for the Main Examination.
Phase – II: Main Examination
Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online. Candidates have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test is administered.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
- Objective Test: The objective test is of 3 hours duration & consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section.
- Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in the objective test.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Phase – III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test are arranged in descending order in each category. The adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank are called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview are decided by the Bank.
SBI PO Syllabus 2020
The three-tier process in SBI PO exam was introduced in the year 2015. Generally, the syllabus of SBI PO remains same. Click below to view SBI PO Syllabus. The SBI PO syllabus mentioned below is according to previous years. The syllabus is subject to change.
Prelims Syllabus- Given below is the syllabus of Prelims examination.
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound|
Interest & Surds & Indices
|Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input-Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding-Decoding||Permutation, Combination &|
Mains Exam Syllabus- Given below is the syllabus of Mains examination of SBI PO 2020.
|Reasoning||Data Analysis & interpretation||English|
|Verbal Reasoning||Tabular Graph||Reading|
|Syllogism||Line Graph||Grammar||Current Affairs||Memory|
|Bar Graph||Verbal Ability||Static Awareness||Computer|
|Double Lineup||Radar Graph Caselet||Word Association||Banking and|
|Input Output||Caselet DI||Para Jumbles||Computer Software|
|Blood Relations||Data Sufficiency||Cloze Test||Operating System|
|Fill in the blanks||Computer –|
|Course of Action|
SBI PO 2020 Exam Centre
It is important that students should check out the list of all the exam centres that are available before filling the online application form. Given below is the list of exam centres for prelims as well as for main examination.
The list of Centres for SBI PO 2020 Prelims Exam:
|State Code||Exam Centres for Prelims Exam||State/UT|
|11||Port Blair||Andaman & Nicobar|
|12||Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram||Andhra Pradesh|
|13||Itanagar, Naharlagun||Arunachal Pradesh|
|14||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar Tezpur||Assam|
|15||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan||Bihar|
|17||Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur||Chhattisgarh|
|19||Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara||Gujarat|
|20||Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, Yamunanagar||Haryana|
|21||Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una||Himachal Pradesh|
|22||Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar||Jammu & Kashmir|
|23||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi||Jharkhand|
|24||Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi||Karnataka|
|25||Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram||Kerala|
|27||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain||Madhya Pradesh|
|28||Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara||Maharashtra|
|33||Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon||Delhi -NCR|
|34||Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur||Odisha|
|36||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur||Punjab|
|37||Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur||Rajasthan|
|39||Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore||Tamilnadu|
|40||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal||Telangana|
|42||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshaher, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi||Uttar Pradesh|
|43||Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee||Uttarakhand|
|44||Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri||West Bengal|
The list of Centres for SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam:
|State Code||Exam Centre for Mains Exam||State/UT|
|11||Port Blair||Andaman & Nicobar|
|12||Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam||Andhra Pradesh|
|15||Arrah, Hajipur, Patna||Bihar|
|21||Shimla, Solan,||Himachal Pradesh|
|22||Jammu, Srinagar||Jammu & Kashmir|
|27||Bhopal, Indore||Madhya Pradesh|
|28||Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|33||Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon||Delhi -NCR|
|36||Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala||Punjab|
|39||Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli||Tamilnadu|
|42||Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi||Uttar Pradesh|
|44||Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata||West Bengal|
SBI PO Number of Attempts
Given below are the number of attempts for each category which are allowed in SBI PO 2020.
|SC/ST (PwD)||No Restriction|
SBI PO Previous Years Cut-off Analysis
The SBI PO Cut-Off depends upon certain factors:
- Total Number of Vacancies
- No. of aspirants who appeared for the exam
- Difficulty level and average good attempts
Here is the SBI PO Prelims Cut-off Analysis of previous years:
Here is the SBI PO Final Cut-off Analysis of previous years:
NOTE: The above graph shows SBI PO Cut-off trends from 2016-2019. The minimum qualifying marks are of UR (Unreserved Category).
SBI PO Previous Years Exam Analysis
Aspirants who are preparing for SBI are advised to go through SBI PO Exam Analysis. The exam review will help you to analyze the examination level & the types of questions that are being asked in SBI PO examination.
SBI PO 2020 Preparation Tips
This exam needs a lot of dedicated hours of preparation. You cannot just sit there and clear this exam. Make sure you stick to the syllabus given above and work accordingly. Do not study extra and unnecessary as it will only kill your time. Given below are some tips that will help you to get an edge in your preparation:
- Take mock tests timely and analyze them properly.
- Make sure that you devote extra time to the subject which is weak.
- Practice puzzles and data interpretation on a daily basis.
- Go through previous year papers as they will help you to understand the exam pattern.
- Prepare the general awareness section from the beginning. Do not leave it for the last minute.
- Read Newspaper daily as it will help you to cover majority of your syllabus.
SBI PO Previous Year Papers
SBI PO Memory Based Papers set is a blueprint of exact types of questions which have been asked in SBI PO exam. Download the memory based PDF from the links mentioned below.
SBI PO Result
The SBI PO Result will be updated once it is released by State Bank of India. Generally, the result is released in three stages i.e. SBI PO prelims result followed by SBI PO mains result and subsequently SBI PO Final Result.