SBI PO – Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Selection Process

State Bank of India (SBI) organizes the recruitment process for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) every year for its branches across the country (SBI PO 2021). Lakhs of applicants aspire to become a PO in SBI as it is one of the most coveted and reputed jobs in the banking industry.    

The selection procedure includes three stages, namely:

  1. SBI PO Preliminary Exam 
  2. SBI PO Mains Exam 
  3. Group Exercise and Personal Interview 

A graduation degree in any stream is the basic qualification needed to appear for the SBI PO recruitment exam. The window for online SBI PO application form submission has opened on 5th October 2021 and the portal closed on 25th October 2021. Eligible candidates can fill and submit the application form through the official website (sbi.co.in) only. 

SBI PO Prelims exam holds the weightage of 100 marks and examinees are given 60 minutes to solve the question paper. On the other hand, the SBI PO Mains exam is segregated into two parts –

  • Objective Test (155 questions)
  • Descriptive Test (2 questions)

The duration of the Mains exam is 3 hours.    

Candidates are required to qualify each round (stated above) of the recruitment process separately to qualify for the subsequent round. However, the final merit shall be decided based on participants’ performance in the SBI PO Mains exam and GE-PI round. 

Prospective candidates can apply for SBI PO 2021 after gaining insights into the complete application procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, call letter issuance, selection process, etc. through this article.

Latest Updates

  • 25th October 2021 is the last date to apply for SBI PO Recruitment 2021.
  • Candidates can apply for 2056 posts.
  • SBI PO 2021 application process began from 5th October 2021.
  • SBI PO 2021 notification was released on 4th October 2021.

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SBI PO Notification 2021 – Details Included

SBI PO notification 2021 was released on 4th October 2021 by the State Bank of India. This year, the Probationary Officer exam will be conducted to fill up a total of 2056 vacancies in the various branches of the bank. The SBI PO prelims exam was conducted on 20th, 21st and 27th November 2021. SBI PO Mains exam will be held around December 2021.

The Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises) will be conducted in the second or third week of February 2022. Some of the crucial details mentioned in the notification include:

  1. Schedule of various events related to SBI PO recruitment
  2. Details of the application process and fee payment
  3. Number of vacancies for various categories and their reservation details 
  4. Eligibility criteria 
  5. Detail on the three phases of the selection process
  6. Exam pattern 
  7. Exam-related instructions
  8. Information regarding pre-exam training, etc.

SBI PO – Key Highlights

  1. State Bank of India will recruit ‘Probationary Officers’  for 2056 vacancies in its various branches across India this year.
  2. SBI holds the right to designate the finally selected candidates anywhere across India, considering their preferences.
  3. SBI reserves the authority to cancel the candidature of ineligible candidates at any stage without seeking any permission or issuing any advance notice.
  4. SBI PO Prelims is the qualifying exam while the aggregate marks in Mains and GE & PI are considered for final selection
  5. Candidates can check the official website of SBI, i.e. ‘bank.sbi/careers’ or ‘sbi.co.in/careers’ for various latest updates

SBI PO – Important Dates

SBI has released the final schedule of SBI PO 2021. Aspirants can check the dates of various events in the table below:

SBI PO Exam Date 2021

Events Tentative Dates
Release of SBI PO official notification 4th October 2021
SBI PO application form release 5th October 2021
Deadline to submit the SBI PO application form and fee 25th October 2021
Issuance of pre-examination training call letter 6th November 2021
Pre-examination training 2nd week of November 2021
Download of SBI PO Prelims admit card 8th November 2021
SBI PO Preliminary exam 20th, 21st and 27th November 2021
SBI PO Prelims result declaration 16th December 2021
SBI PO Mains Admit card release date 16th December 2021
SBI PO Mains Examination 2nd January 2022
Declaration of SBI PO Mains Result January 2022
Download of Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises) 2nd/ 3rd week of February 2022
Declaration of SBI PO Final Result February / March 2022

Who is Eligible to Apply for SBI PO 2021?

Candidates aspiring to apply for probational officer must meet the below-given SBI PO eligibility criteria defined by the conducting body. SBI reserves the right to cancel the candidature of those who fail to fulfil any of these conditions: 

Nationality

Candidates holding any of the following nationality statuses can apply for the SBI PO exam: 

  1. A citizen of India, or 
  2. A subject of Bhutan or Nepal, or
  3. A PIO or Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholder who came from countries like Burma, Pakistan, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, etc. intends to permanently settle in India, or
  4. A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 01, 1962, to settle permanently

Note – Candidates belonging to the categories mentioned in points 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India.

Age Limit

  1. The age of the applicants must fall between 21 years to 30 years as of 01.04.2021. Candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2000 and not earlier than 02.04.1991 (both days inclusive). 
  2. As per the government norms, there is age relaxation for reserved category candidates


Category-wise Age Relaxation in SBI PO Exam

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWD SC/ ST 15 years
OBC 13 years
Gen/ EWS 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years’ military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalided. 5 years


Educational Qualification

The SBI PO eligibility norms in terms of academic qualification are as follows:

  1. Applicants must have completed graduation/any other equivalent course in any stream from a Central/State recognized Government college/university
  2. Students who are in the final year of graduation are also eligible if they furnish their graduation passing certificate at the time of the GE & PI round
  3. Professionals like ‘Chartered Accountants’ are also eligible to apply for SBI PO
  4. Integrated Dual Degree or IDD certificate holders must have passed the course on or before August 31, 2021
  5. Candidates need to provide the details of marks obtained in graduation in the form of percentages which should be calculated up to two decimal points

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SBI PO – Application Form 

Every year, SBI releases the application form in April. However, the notification is delayed this year due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. As per the latest notification, the SBI PO registration process has begun on 5th October 2021. 

Only the eligible aspirants can proceed to fill the SBI PO application form that is made available online. The steps involved in the application process include online registration, uploading of scanned documents, filling of details, fee payment and taking print out of the filled application form. 

How to fill SBI PO application form 2021?

Necessary steps to complete the SBI PO application process are as under:

  1. Registration – Browse the official website of SBI (sbi.co.in) and tap on the link ‘New Registration for SBI PO’. Once the page is displayed, fill in the basic details like name, mobile number, email ID and security code to register successfully on the portal. 
  2. Generating login credentials – The system generated registration number and password is sent to the aspirant’s registered email ID. Use the login credentials at the time of filling the application form online
  3. Application Process – 
    • Uploading signature and picture: During the application process, upload the scanned signature and photograph as per the format specified in the table below. 

Document Specification for SBI PO Application Form

Document Type File Size Pixel Size Format 
Photograph 20-50 KB 200X230 JPEG
Signature  10-20 KB 140X60 JPEG
  • Filling in information: While filling the application form, candidates must provide correct information (as published on the certificates) like name, address, academic qualification, date of birth, etc. SBI may cross-check the information provided by the applicants anytime during the recruitment process. 
  • Rechecking the details: Preview button allows rechecking the details in the application form and making necessary changes if required. No correction facility is available once the candidate submits the form.
  • Paying the application fee: Application fee payment is the last and crucial step as the authority may reject the application if the candidate fails to pay the given fee amount through proper channels. 
  • Taking print out/s: Take the printout of the SBI PO application form acknowledgement page and fee receipt, as the candidate has to present the same at the time of GE & PI round

SBI PO Application Fee

SBI PO application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable. Candidates can use digital modes like net banking, debit or credit card to pay the fee amount. 

Category-wise SBI PO Application Fee 

Category Application Fee 
SC or ST or PwD NIL
General or OBC Rs 750 (fee plus intimation charges)

SBI PO – Pre-Exam Training

Pre-examination training is organized for the candidates who fall under SC, ST or Religious Minority Community and cannot join coaching institutes for SBI PO exam preparation due to financial constraints. SBI follows the instructions of the Government of India while conducting this training program of 6 days at some specific centres. The training sessions include an orientation programme wherein some important SBI PO exam training sessions are conducted.

SBI PO Pre-exam Training Centres 

Dehradun Ernakulam Dibrugarh
Gangtok  Gulbarga Gorakhpur
Guwahati Hyderabad Hubli
Imphal Itanagar Indore
Jabalpur Kanpur Jaipur
Kohima Lucknow Kolkata
Madurai Mumbai Meerut
Mysore New Delhi Nagpur
Panaji (Goa) Port Blair Patna

SBI PO – Admit Card 

SBI issues separate admit cards or call letters for all three phases of the exam i.e. Preliminary, Mains and Group Exercise & Personal Interview. Candidates can access SBI PO admit card after completing the registration and application process. Registration number and password are required to download the admit card online on the official website of SBI. As admit cards are the source of all exam-related vital information, candidates must read the details carefully and report for any error or discrepancy if required. 

SBI PO admit card consists of the details like name of the applicant, roll number, registration number, test centre name, address, timing, exam related guidelines etc. The applicants must carry one photo identity proof along with the SBI PO call letter at the test centre, failing which the invigilator will restrict them from entering the examination hall.

SBI PO – Exam Centres

The tentative list of test centres for SBI PO 2020 Preliminary & Mains exams is as under:

States & UTs Test centres for Preliminary exam Test centres for Mains exam
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
Goa Panaji, Verna Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, Yamunanagar Bahadurgarh, Hissar
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una Shimla, Solan,
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi Bengaluru
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram Kochi,Thiruvananthapuram
Lakshadweep Kavaratti Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima Kohima
Delhi -NCR Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneswar,
Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry

SBI PO – Exam Pattern 

SBI PO exam pattern contains important details like type and number of questions, mode of test, sections, marking scheme, test duration, total marks etc. SBI PO written test involves Preliminary and Mains examination. The relevant information is given below:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam consists of 100 objective-type questions to be solved in a time duration of 60 minutes. Go through the table below to get section-wise data: 

Sectional Weightage in SBI PO Prelims 

Sections Number of Questions Marks Test Duration (minutes)
English Language 30 30 20 
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 
Total 100 100 60


SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Mains examination is parted into two phases – Objective Test and Subjective Test. The objective paper includes a total of four sections with 155 questions. On the other hand, the subjective paper assesses the letter and essay writing skills of test-takers. Get a glimpse of the paper pattern of both the tests through these tables:

Sectional Weightage in SBI PO Mains (Objective Paper)

Sections Number of Questions Marks Time Duration (minutes)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 
General/Banking/Economy Awareness 40 40 35 
English Language 35 40 40 
Total 155 200 180 


Sectional Weightage in SBI PO Mains (Subjective Paper)

 Section  Total Questions  Marks  Time Duration (minutes)
English Language (Letter & Essay Writing) 2 50 30 


SBI PO Marking Scheme 

The marking pattern for SBI PO Prelims & Mains Exam is given below in the tabular form:

Marking Scheme of SBI PO Prelims & Mains Exams 

Parameters  Prelims Marking Scheme Mains Marking Scheme
For every correct answer  +1 Not defined 
For every incorrect answer -0.25 1/4th of total marks of the question 
For unattempted questions 0 0

SBI PO – Syllabus

After fetching the necessary details on the SBI PO exam pattern, candidates must pay heed to the sections and topics covered in the syllabus of SBI PO. 

Syllabus for SBI PO Preliminary Examination

Reasoning English Quantitative Aptitude
Data Sufficiency Vocabulary Permutation, Combination & Probability
Ranking/Directions/Alphabet Test Paragraph Completion Work & Time, Sequence & Series
Seating Arrangement Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Coded Inequalities Sentence Completion Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Puzzle, Coding-Decoding, Tabulation Miscellaneous Time & Distance, Number Systems

Syllabus for SBI PO Mains Examination (Objective Test)

Reasoning General/Economy/ Banking Awareness English Language Data Interpretation & Analysis Computer Aptitude
Circular Seating Arrangement Financial Awareness Vocabulary Bar Graph Keyboard Shortcuts
Linear Seating Arrangement Current Affairs Verbal Ability Radar Graph Caselet Computer Abbreviation
Double Lineup General Knowledge Word Association Missing Case DI Microsoft Office
Scheduling Static Awareness Sentence Improvement Let it Case DI Computer Hardware
Input-Output Banking and Financial Awareness Para Jumbles Data Sufficiency Computer Software
Blood Relations   Cloze Test Probability Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies


Syllabus for SBI PO Mains (Subjective Test) 

Considering the current situation, the below-given essay writing topics can be covered:

  1. COVID -19 Impact on National/International Economy
  2. Disputes about Water and other issues
  3. India China Conflict 
  4. FDI, Gold Monetisation Scheme
  5. Facts and details about Digital India
  6. All about Cryptocurrency, etc. 

SBI PO – Exam-Related Guidelines

SBI PO exam is conducted online and the authority requires the test takers to follow the below-given instructions while appearing for the written examinations:

  1. Candidates must carry SBI PO admit card along with one valid photo identity proof at the examination venue
  2. They must reach the exam centre 30 to 35 minutes before the test timing
  3. Candidates bear their own expenses while appearing for the exam and SBI is not accountable for any loss or damage 
  4. Any kind of unruly behaviour inside the examination hall will not be encouraged and may lead to candidates’ disqualification from the exam 
  5. Candidates are restricted to carry any communication or electronic devices like cell phones, digital watches, pagers, calculators etc inside the exam centre as there is no arrangement to keep such items safely at the test venue
  6. Any deviation from these instructions shall result in disciplinary action like cancellation of candidature or permanent ban from future examinations

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SBI PO – Preparation Tips

SBI PO preparation requires the candidates to stick to certain tricks and tips as mentioned below:

  1. Read the complete syllabus and exam structure in detail
  2. Solve mock tests and previous years’ papers
  3. Practice time management to finish the papers within the allotted time
  4. For descriptive test preparation, enhance the English writing skills
  5. Revise the topics frequently
  6. Read newspapers and magazines for general awareness

SBI PO – Recommended Books

Recommended books for SBI PO preparation are as follows:

  1. English for Bank Exams (Prelims and Mains) by S. Chand Publishers
  2. Comprehensive Guide to SBI PO Exam (Prelims and Mains) by Disha Experts
  3. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  4. How to prepare for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
  5. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Arun Sharma
  6. Lucent’s General Knowledge
  7. Pratiyogita Darpan (Monthly Edition)
  8. Banking Awareness by B.K. Publications

SBI PO – Result 

State Bank of India declares SBI PO result on its official website separately for all the rounds. Candidates can check SBI PO Prelims, Mains and Final result online in PDF format without any login. Within 7 to 10 days after the result declaration, the authority issues individual scorecards to the applicants for Preliminary and Mains & GE-PI. Candidates need to log in using their registration ID and password to download the scorecards online. The details given on the SBI PO scorecard include:

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Roll number
  3. Registration number
  4. Date of birth
  5. Section-wise score
  6. Category
  7. Aggregate marks
  8. Category-wise cut off marks

SBI PO – Cutoff 

SBI publishes cutoffs thrice during the recruitment process – for Prelims, for Mains and final recruitment (after GE-PI round). The factors that are considered for deciding the cutoff includes the total number of test-takers, available vacancies, the difficulty level of test, category, past trends of cut off, etc. Candidates must qualify the Prelims, Mains and GD-PI cutoff scores to secure their names in the final merit list. SBI PO 2020 expected cut off and previous year’s cutoff statistics are discussed below given tables:

SBI PO Cutoff 2020

Category Prelims Cutoff (Out of 100 marks) Mains Cutoff (Out of 250 marks) Final Cutoff (Out of 100 marks)
General 73 – 80 105 – 113 54 – 61
SC 63 – 70 78 – 85 46 – 52
ST 54 – 62 83 – 91 44 – 51
OBC 69 – 76 96 – 102 49 – 54
EWS 70 – 77  101 – 108 50 – 58
PWD (LD) 60 – 66 87 – 94 48 – 54
PWD (VI) 66 – 72 101 – 109 53 – 61
PWD (HI) 15 – 18 76 – 82 34 – 40

SBI PO Cutoff 2019

Category Prelims Cutoff (Out of 100 marks) Mains Cutoff (Out of 250 marks) *Final Cutoff (Out of 100 marks)
General 71 104.42 54.11
SC 61.75 77.63 45.74
ST 54.75 82.50 43.90
OBC 68.25 94.28 48.78
EWS 68.25 100.89 50.13
PWD (LD) 59.50 86.51 47.11
PWD (VI) 64.75 101.75 52.58
PWD (HI) 16.25 75.36 35.29
D&E 0.25 75.14 33.37

*In the final SBI PO cutoff, the scores of Mains and GE-PI rounds are scaled out of 100 with 75% weightage to Mains marks and 25% to GE-PI score. 

SBI PO – Selection Process

SBI PO selection procedure involves three stages namely Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Group Exercise & Personal Interview. The outlined description of all three rounds is mentioned below:

Round 1: Preliminary Test 

  • SBI PO prelims is basically the qualifying exam. It consists of three sections – Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Reasoning Ability.
  • The paper is objective type with a total of 100 questions.
  • The time allotted to finish the paper is 60 minutes.
  • Candidates need to score at least the SBI PO Prelims cut off marks to qualify for the subsequent round i.e. Mains exam.
  • SBI PO Prelims score is not counted in the final merit list.

Round 2: Mains Examination

  • SBI PO Mains examination contains Objective and Subjective tests.
  • The mode of exam is online and both tests are held on the same day one after the other.
  • The objective paper consists of four sections – Data Analysis and Interpretation, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language and General/Economy/Banking Awareness.
  • The descriptive test contains two questions of essay and letter writing and the test takers need to complete the same within 30 minutes.

Round 3: Group Exercise & Personal Interview 

  • Candidates are shortlisted for GE-PI based on their aggregate marks in objective and subjective papers of the Mains examination.
  • After the GE-PI round is conducted, SBI prepares a merit list to declare the names of the candidates eligible for final selection.
  • The parameters on which the candidates are assessed during Group Exercise and Interview round include communication skills, logical approach, confidence and overall personality.
  • This part of the selection process carries 50 marks with an overall weightage of 25%.

SBI PO – Final Merit List

The final merit list of SBI PO is based on the aggregate marks obtained by candidates in both Mains and GD-PI rounds. SBI PO Mains examination carries 75% weightage while GD-PI session has 25% weightage in the final merit list. A preliminary examination score is not added to the final merit list as it is the qualifying test for Mains. Candidates find their final result in the form of a merit list updated in PDF format on SBI’s website. 

Click here to check the final result/merit list of the SBI recruitment process 2019-20. 

SBI PO 2021-22: Number of Vacancies and Reservation

Every year, the State Bank of India discloses the number of vacancies in its official SBI PO recruitment advertisement. However, the conducting authority can modify the vacancies during the SBI PO recruitment process. As of now, SBI has announced 2056 vacancies for SBI PO 2021 recruitment.

SBI PO Vacancy 2021-22

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
SC 300 24 324
ST 150 12 162
OBC 540 20 560
EWS 200
GEN 810 810
Total 2000 56 2056

SBI PO Vacancy (PwD Category) 2021-22

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
LD 20 20
VI 20 01 21
HI 20 36 56
d & e 20 09 29

*VI: Vision Impairment

*HI: Hearing Impairment

*LD: Learning Disabilities

 

The table given below contains the category wise reservation criteria and previous year vacancies:

Number of Vacancies in SBI PO Recruitment 2019

Categories  Number of Vacancies  Reservation 
SC 300 15%
ST 150  7.5% 
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)  540 27%
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)  200 10%
General (Unreserved Category) 810 40.5%
Total  2000 15%


Note – A total of 4% horizontal reservation remains applicable on the total number of available seats every year. In SBI PO 2019-20 recruitment, there were 2000 vacancies out of which 80 seats were reserved for candidates having benchmark disabilities. It means a candidate selected against the PwD category will be placed in his/her respective category by making the necessary adjustments.  

SBI PO – Frequently Asked Questions or FAQs

✔️ How can I register for the SBI PO recruitment process?

After ensuring that the candidate meets the SBI PO eligibility criteria, he/ she can visit the website of SBI (sbi.co.in/careers) and tap on the link ‘New registration for SBI PO’ in the latest announcement section. Afterwards, enter the basic details like name, contact number, email ID etc. Thereafter, the candidate receives a system-generated registration ID and password on the candidate's email address.

✔️ Is it mandatory to retain the printout of SBI PO application form?

Yes, candidates must take the printout of the filled SBI PO application form as it is required at the time of document verification during the final selection process.

✔️ Where can I find the call letters of SBI PO Prelims, Mains and GE-PI rounds?

The conducting authority (SBI) releases the separate call letters for Prelims, Mains and GE-PI rounds. Candidates have to visit the official portal of SBI to download the same using their registration ID and password (generated during SBI PO registration).

✔️ Do I get the intimation regarding the SBI PO admit card release on my email ID?

No. Candidates need to visit the website of SBI and read the official notification and get the schedule of SBI PO admit card release. The admit card can be downloaded through online mode only.

✔️ How many stages are involved in the SBI PO selection process?

Candidates need to go through three stages of the SBI PO selection process - Preliminary test, which is the qualifying exam; Mains exam, which consists of both objective and subjective tests and lastly; Group Exercise and Interview. It is mandatory to meet the SBI PO cutoff score of each stage to qualify for the subsequent stage.

✔️ What if I fail to bring photo ID proof while appearing for the SBI PO exam?

Candidates should bring their SBI PO admit card along with one valid photo ID proof (Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Passport/Voter ID, etc.) at the test venue failing which the authorities may restrict them to enter inside the examination hall.

✔️ How can I access SBI PO Prelims, Mains and GD-PI results?

SBI PO result for all the stages is made available on its official website separately. Candidates need not log in to check the SBI PO result as it is provided in a PDF format. However, the login is required if the applicants want to download their SBI PO scorecards for Prelims and Mains & GD-PI (final scorecard), which are issued after a few days of result announcement.

✔️ What is the medium of SBI PO written exam?

The objective papers of SBI PO (Prelims & Mains) are available in both Hindi and English languages while subjective test (paper 2 of Mains exam) can be attempted only in English medium.

✔️ How much weightage is assigned to the GE-PI marks in the final SBI PO merit list?

A performance weightage of 25% is given to the GE-PI round while preparing the final SBI PO merit list. The rest of the 75% weightage is given to the Mains examination. The Group Exercise & Personal Interview round carries a maximum of 50 marks.  

✔️ Can I choose the branch of my preference after final selection through the SBI PO recruitment process?

No. The authority (State Bank of India) reserves the right to allot any of the SBI branches across the country. However, it does consider the preferences given by the candidates.

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