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:

SBI PO 2020: Table of Contents

  1. SBI PO Recruitment
  2. SBI PO Notification
  3. Important Dates- SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates
  4. SBI PO Online Application
  5. SBI PO 2020 Application Fee
  6. SBI PO Salary 2020
  7. SBI PO Syllabus 2020
  8.  SBI PO 2020 Exam Summary
  9. SBI PO 2020 Vacancy
  10. SBI PO Number of Attempts
  11.  SBI PO 2020 Exam Centre
  12. SBI PO Previous Years Cut-off Analysis
  13. SBI PO Previous Years Exam Analysis
  14. SBI PO Preparation Tips
  15. SBI PO Previous Year Papers
  16. SBI PO Result 2020
  17. Frequently Asked Questions: SBI PO 2020

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:

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. 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 Prelims Study Plan 2020

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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
Periodicity Annually
Exam Level National
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
Available Seats 2000
Job Location Across India
Official Website
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:

Category SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
Vacancy 300 150 540 200 810 2000

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
Miscellaneous Rs 4000/-
Total Compensation(Annually) 7.5 lakhs to 12.9 lakhs
Loan Benefits Employees get Concession on interest rates

SBI PO In-Hand Salary 2020: Check Here

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(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
Total 100 100 60 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 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
Total 155 200 3 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.
  1. 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.

SBI PO Syllabus

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
Alphabet 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
Tabulation Data Interpretation
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
Banking Awareness
Verbal Reasoning Tabular Graph Reading
Syllogism Line Graph Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Circular Seating
Pie Chart Vocabulary General
Linear Seating
Bar Graph Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer
Double Lineup Radar Graph Caselet Word Association Banking and
Microsoft Office
Scheduling Missing DI Sentence
Computer Hardware
Input Output Caselet DI Para Jumbles Computer Software
Blood Relations Data Sufficiency Cloze Test Operating System
Directions and
Probability Error Spotting Networking
Ordering and
Permutation and
Fill in the blanks Computer  –
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 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
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Chhattisgarh
18 Panaji, Verna Goa
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
26 Kavarrati Lakshwadeep
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
29 Imphal Manipur
30 Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Meghalaya
31 Aizawal Mizoram
32 Kohima Nagaland
33 Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi -NCR
34 Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Odisha
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur Punjab
37 Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Rajasthan
38 Gangtok Sikkim
39 Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore Tamilnadu
40 Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Telangana
41 Agartala Tripura
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
13 Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh
14 Guwahati, Assam
15 Arrah, Hajipur, Patna Bihar
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Raipur Chhattisgarh
18 Panaji Goa
19 Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar Gujarat
20 Bahadurgarh, Hissar Haryana
21 Shimla, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
22 Jammu, Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir
23 Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jharkhand
24 Bengaluru Karnataka
25 Kochi,Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
26 Kavarrati Lakshwadeep
27 Bhopal, Indore Madhya Pradesh
28 Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai Maharashtra
29 Imphal Manipur
30 Shillong Meghalaya
31 Aizawal Mizoram
32 Kohima Nagaland
33 Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi -NCR
34 Bhubaneswar, Odisha
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala Punjab
37 Jaipur Rajasthan
38 Gangtok Sikkim
39 Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli Tamilnadu
40 Hyderabad Telangana
41 Agartala Tripura
42 Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
43 Dehradun Uttarakhand
44 Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata West Bengal

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SBI PO Number of Attempts

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

General/EWS 4
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:

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 Prelims Exam Analysis 2019

SBI PO Main Exam Analysis 2019

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 2016-18 Prelims Memory Based Paper

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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FAQ: SBI PO 2020 Notification

Q. When will the SBI PO notification be released for 2020?

Ans. SBI PO 2020 notification is released on 13th November 2020.

Q. When will Online application for SBI PO 2020 start?

Ans. The SBI PO 2020 Online Application will start on 14th November 2020.

Q. What is SBI PO 2020 salary?

Ans. SBI PO basic salary is 27650/-

Q. Is SBI PO 2020 exam tough?

Ans. SBI PO exam is tough because of the less number of vacancies and more number of applicants but with right strategy you can easily clear it.

Q. Which bank offers the highest salary?

Ans. SBI is known to offer great salary to its employees.

Q. What are the maximum number of attempts for SBI PO 2020 for general students?

Ans. General students have maximum of four attempts.

Q. What is the SBI PO 2019 cut-off for general category for prelims?

Ans. 71 was the cut-off for general category for Prelims 2019.


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