SBI PO 2020 exam will be conducted by State Bnak of India (SBI) to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of aspirants across India. SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity in Banking sector because of following reasons:
• Brand value of SBI and reputation associated with SBI PO post
• Lucrative pay scale which is highest among PSU Banks
• Growth opportunities where even a PO can progress to the level of Chairperson
• Job satisfaction and social prestige
Before beginning with your preparation, you should get an idea about the latest updates, selection procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut off etc. Please go through this article to get all the important information for the SBI PO Exam.
The SBI PO 2020 Notification has not been released yet. As per the previous years trend, the official notification for SBI PO 2020 exam is expected to be released in the month of March to recruit 2000+ Probationary Officers (PO). SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates, Online Applicaion & other details will be released with its official notification. This recruitment process will be started once the official notification has been released and it will be conducted for selection of candidates to the post of PO in State Bank of India and its Associate banks. The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.
Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process. The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on merit.
State Bank of India (SBI) will release Exam Dates for SBI PO 2020 exam along with its official notification. Candidates are requested to visit the page regularly to remain updated about SBI PO 2020 Exam. The exam schedule for SBI PO 2020 Exam will be updated below:
|SBI PO 2020 Exam Schedule|
|1||SBI PO 2020 Notification Released On||March 2020||2||On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates||March 2020 to April 2020|
|3||Download Admit Card for online Preliminary Examination||May 2020|
|4||SBI PO Exam Date- Preliminary||June 2020|
|5||Result of Online exam – Preliminary||June 2020|
|6||Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam||July 2020|
|7||SBI PO Exam Date – Mains||July 2020|
|8||Result of Online Examination – Main||August 2020|
|9||Download Call Letter for Personal Interview||August 2020|
|10||Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview||September 2020|
|11||Declaration of Final Result||October 2020|
The online application process for SBI PO Exam 2020 will start in the month of March 2020. Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for SBI PO Online Applicaion. All candidates can apply online for SBI PO 2020 exam by clicking on the link mentioned below:
The category wise fee structure for SBI PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for SBI PO Application
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.125/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
SBI PO 2020 Vacancy will be announced along with SBI PO 2020 Notification. The State Bank of India declared a total vacancy of 2000 posts for SBI PO 2019 Exam. So we can expected 2000+ vacancy for 2020 exam.
Let's have a look at the SBI PO Vacancies for 2019 exam:
Vacancy (PwD Category)
|d & e||20||-||20|
*VI: Vision Impairment
*HI: Hearing Impairment
*LD: Learning Disabilities
Vacancy (All Other Categories)
As per the latest notice, the starting basic pay of a Probationary Officer (PO) is 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.
The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.
While filling the online application form, applicants are required to enter their preferred exam centres for SBI PO 2020, based on their convenience. However, the Bank may allot an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues.
The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:
1. Preliminary Examination
2. Main Examination
The SBI PO selection process consists of 3 stages. The written examinations are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows:
This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections. Candidates must know that the sectional cut-off in the Preliminary Exam has been removed and the overall score of all the sections will be considered for selection to the next round.. The cut-off or minimum passing marks for each section is decided by the Bank each year depending on the difficult of the test. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 Minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
While SBI issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The every stage of the exam is very important stage in the selection process. So without knowing SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern, you cannot make your study plan in a proper manner. The SBI PO syllabus 2020 for the prelims and the mains exam are mostly similar with slight changes. So thoroughly go through the complete SBI PO syllabus and make note of it without any mistake.
SBI PO Prelims exam consists of 3 sections: Reasoning Ability, English Language & Numerical Ability.
|English Language||Numerical Ability||Reasoning Ability|
|Reading Comprehension||Number Series||Puzzle and Arrangements|
|Cloze Test||Simplification/ Approximation||Inequality|
|Spotting Errors||Data Interpretation||Coding - Decoding|
|Sentence Improvement||Miscellaneous||Blood Relations|
|Fill in the Blanks||Direction senseg|
|Order and Ranking|
The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO Exam 2020:
• Age Limit: The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2020 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1990 and 01.04.1999 (both dates inclusive)
• Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2020. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2020. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.
SBI PO Selection Procedure: Important Points
The candidates should keep in mind the following points related to the SBI PO selection process:
• Biometric Verification: To ensure an error-free and secure selection procedure for SBI PO 2020, the bank may digitally capture the thumb impression of the candidate. This is done to verify the genuineness of the candidates. Any inconsistency in the biometric verification will lead to rejection of the candidature and punitive legal actions. Candidates are thus advised not to apply any kind of external matter like ink, mehandi, chemical etc. on their hands.
• Number of Attempts: The maximum number of chances are fixed for each category. Candidates who have used up all the chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in Preliminary Exam is not counted as an attempt but appearing in Mains Exam is counted.
|Category||Number of Chances|
To help candidates get an idea of the exam level, questions, difficulty level and good attempts of the SBI PO exam, we are providing here the overall and section wise exam analysis & review of SBI PO 2019 Prelims Exam of all the shifts held online on 8th and 9th June 2019. The SBI PO Prelims exam was conducted online in the Objective type MCQ format.
Quantitative Aptitude: The Quantitative Aptitude section was of a moderate to difficulty level with the questions lengthy and time-consuming. Check the table below to know detailed analysis of Quant section:
|Topic||No. of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Missing No. Series||5||Moderate|
|Miscellaneous Word Problems||10||Moderate|
Reasoning Ability: The Reasoning Ability section was time-consuming and of an easy to moderate difficulty level. Check the table below to know detailed analysis of Reasoning section:
|Topics||No. of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Puzzles and Seating Arrangement||20||Moderate|
|Direction Sense Test||3||Moderate|
English Language: The English Language section was of an easy difficulty level. Check the table below to know detailed analysis of English section::
|Topic||No. of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Match the following based Sentence Formation||2||Easy|
Candidates must download the SBI PO 2020 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:
• Registration No/Roll No
• Date of Birth/ Password
The admit card or call letter for SBI PO 2020 will be issued in 3 phases:
• Online Preliminary Examination
• Online Mains Examination
• Group Exercise and Interview
All results pertaining to SBI PO 2020 will be made available on the official website of State bank of India, the governing body for the SBI PO exam.
The SBI PO Result 2020 will be released after each phase of the exam has been completed. SBI PO Prelims Result decides the candidates’ eligibility for SBI PO Mains exam. A cumulative score of the mains exam and the interview process is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of marks obtained by candidates. Candidates who make it to the merit list will be given the appointment letter by the Bank of Candidate’s choice.
All candidates can check SBI PO 2019 (previous year) final result & cut-off by clicking on the link mentioned below:
SBI PO preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well.
SBI PO 2018 left everyone startled with the unexpected pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams. New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in SBI PO 2020.
Candidates should go through previous year SBI questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in SBI PO 2020. In fact, we have also provided you with an Study Plan for SBI PO Exam. This plan includes all the topics that may be asked this year.
SBI PO Cut-Off for year 2020 will be declared by State Bank of India after the result of each phase has been declared. Cut-Off for preliminary phase of examination will be declared after the result for the same has been declared. Similarly cut-off for SBI PO Mains Exam will be declared after the result for the same has been declared by State Bank of India.
To know the expected SBI PO Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI PO 2019. Let's have a look at the same
SBI PO Prelims 2019 Cut off
Bank may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:
|North India||South India||East India||West India|
The Bank may add additional centres or may remove some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank's website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.
Q1. When is the SBI PO 2020 Notification expected to be out?
SBI PO 2020 Official Notification is expected to be released in the month of March 2020.
Q2. When is the SBI PO Exam to be conducted?
SBI PO 2020 Preliminary exam is tentatively scheduled in the month June 2020 while the mains exam is scheduled in July 2020.
Q3. Is the SBI PO Exam Bilingual?
Except the Descriptive Test for English Language, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.
Q4. Is there Negative Marking in SBI PO Exam?
Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2020. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.
Q5. Are there fixed timings for different sections?
Yes, Both in Prelims & Mains.