SBI PO 2020: SBI PO Notification, SBI PO Syllabus, Vacancy, Exam Pattern, and Others Details


SBI PO 2020: The State Bank of India has released the SBI PO Notification 2020 on its official website 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 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:

Download SBI PO 2020 Notification

Important Dates- SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates

Sr. No.SBI PO notification 2020-21 ActivityDates
1SBI PO 2020 Notification Release Date13 November 2020
1SBI PO Apply Online Start Dates14 November 2020
2SBI PO Prelims Exam Date31st December 2020, 2nd, 4th & 5th January 2021
3Result of Online exam – Preliminary3rd week of January 2021
4SBI PO Mains Exam Date29th January 2021
5Result of Online Examination – Main3rd/ 4th week of February 2021
6Download Call Letter for Personal Interview3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwards
7Conduct of Group Exercises & InterviewFebruary/ March 2021
8Declaration of Final ResultLast 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:

Direct Link to Apply Online for SBI PO 2020

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.CategoryApplication Fee
2General and OthersRs. 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 BodyState Bank of India
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ExamOnline
Exam Rounds3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
SBI PO 2020 Selection StagesPrelims, Main Exam, Group Discussion/ Interview
Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 20209-10 lakhs
Available Seats2000
Job LocationAcross India
SBI PO Helpline022 – 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.

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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 PO46.9% of the basic pay
City Compensatory Allowance(CCA)3% or 4%(depending on the place of posting)
Leased House AccommodationMinimum- Rs 8000/-(Rural areas)Maximum- Rs 29500/-(Urban Areas)
Furniture AllowanceRs 120000/-
Medical Insurance100% for employees75% for families
Travelling AllowanceReimbursement for AC-2Tier (Exclusively for official travels)
PetrolRs 1100-Rs 1300
MiscellaneousRs 4000/-
Total Compensation(Annually)7.5 lakhs to 12.9 lakhs
Loan BenefitsEmployees 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.

Age Criteria:

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-IPreliminary 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(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 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 – IIMain 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 QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours
  1. 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.
  2. 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 – IIIGroup 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 AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Alphabet Test
Mixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound
Interest & Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMiscellaneous
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input-OutputSequence & Series
Coding-DecodingPermutation, Combination &

Mains Exam Syllabus- Given below is the syllabus of Mains examination of SBI PO 2020.

ReasoningData Analysis & interpretationEnglish
Banking Awareness
Verbal ReasoningTabular GraphReading
SyllogismLine GraphGrammarCurrent AffairsMemory
Circular Seating
Pie ChartVocabularyGeneral
Linear Seating
Bar GraphVerbal AbilityStatic AwarenessComputer
Double LineupRadar Graph CaseletWord AssociationBanking and
Microsoft Office
SchedulingMissing DISentence
Computer Hardware
Input OutputCaselet DIPara JumblesComputer Software
Blood RelationsData SufficiencyCloze TestOperating System
Directions and
ProbabilityError SpottingNetworking
Ordering and
Permutation and
Fill in the blanksComputer  –
Fundamentals /
Data Sufficiency
Coding and
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Analytical and
Decision Making

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 CodeExam Centres for Prelims ExamState/UT
11Port BlairAndaman & Nicobar
12Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, VizianagaramAndhra Pradesh
13Itanagar, NaharlagunArunachal Pradesh
14Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar TezpurAssam
15Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, SiwanBihar
17Bhilai, Bilaspur, RaipurChhattisgarh
18Panaji, VernaGoa
19Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, VadodaraGujarat
20Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, YamunanagarHaryana
21Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, UnaHimachal Pradesh
22Jammu, Kathua, Samba, SrinagarJammu & Kashmir
23Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, RanchiJharkhand
24Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, UdipiKarnataka
25Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, ThiruvananthapuramKerala
27Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, UjjainMadhya Pradesh
28Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, SataraMaharashtra
30Ri-Bhoi, ShillongMeghalaya
33Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, GurgaonDelhi -NCR
34Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, SambalpurOdisha
36Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, SangrurPunjab
37Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, UdaipurRajasthan
39Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, VelloreTamilnadu
40Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, WarangalTelangana
42Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshaher, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, VaranasiUttar Pradesh
43Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, RoorkeeUttarakhand
44Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, SiliguriWest Bengal

The list of Centres for SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam:

State CodeExam Centre for Mains ExamState/UT
11Port BlairAndaman & Nicobar
12Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, VishakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
13ItanagarArunachal Pradesh
15Arrah, Hajipur, PatnaBihar
19Ahmedabad, GandhinagarGujarat
20Bahadurgarh, HissarHaryana
21Shimla, Solan,Himachal Pradesh
22Jammu, SrinagarJammu & Kashmir
23Jamshedpur, RanchiJharkhand
27Bhopal, IndoreMadhya Pradesh
28Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi MumbaiMaharashtra
33Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, GurgaonDelhi -NCR
36Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, PatialaPunjab
39Chennai, Madurai, TirunelvelliTamilnadu
42Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, VaranasiUttar Pradesh
44Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater KolkataWest Bengal

SBI PO Number of Attempts

Given below are the number of attempts for each category which are allowed in SBI PO 2020.

General (PwD)7
OBC (PwD)7
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:

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Here is the SBI PO Final Cut-off Analysis of previous years:

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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.

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