State Bank of India (SBI) will release the SBI PO (Probationary Officer) application form 2020 on its official website (sbi.co.in). Every year, SBI rolls out the application form in the first week of April. But the procedure has been delayed this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. As of now, the actual schedule for SBI PO application form release is pending. However, the conducting authority is expected to issue the application form along with SBI PO recruitment notification in July 2020.
Interested candidates should first verify their eligibility as per SBI PO eligibility norms and then apply for this 3-stage SBI PO recruitment process that includes Prelims, Mains and Interview. The application fee for SBI PO registration is Rs 750 for Unreserved (UR) category whereas candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories need to pay just the intimation charges of Rs 125.
Explore the detailed information required to fill and submit SBI PO Application form 2020 in this article.
State Bank of India will announce the first and last date of SBI application form filling through its official notification. Candidates can check the event calendar for SBI PO 2020 application form below:
|Release of SBI PO notification||July 2020 (Tentative)|
|Availability of SBI PO application form||July 2020 (Tentative)|
|Deadline to pay application fee and form submission||August 2020 (Tentative)|
|Issuance of call letter for SBI PO Prelims||To be declared|
|SBI PO Prelims exam||To be declared|
Candidates should pay heed to the eligibility requirements before initiating the SBI PO application form filling process. The authority will reject the applications of those who fail to meet the eligibility criteria. The details of SBI PO eligibility criteria are as under:
|SC (Schedule Caste)/ST (Schedule Tribe)||5 Years|
|Kashmiri Migrants||5 Years|
|People from families affected in 1984 riots||5 Years|
|Other Backwards Classes (OBC) from Non-Creamy Layer*||3 Years|
*Candidates belonging to the OBC category with a family income of less than Rs. 8 lakh per annum can avail benefits of OBC-NCL category.
A candidate must be:
Note – Candidates belonging to the categories mentioned in point 1, 2 and 3 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favor.
Candidates must be aware of the prerequisites for filling SBI PO application form. For a hassle free application form filling experience, candidates must ensure the following: :
Candidates must go through the below given steps to get a fair idea of filling SBI PO application form 2020:
Step 1: New Registration
Candidates must visit the official website of SBI (sbi.co.in) and access the ‘New Registration for SBI PO’ link. After tapping on the link, applicants will see a new window containing fields like name, email ID, contact number and security code. Candidates must furnish correct details in the specified boxes and click on the submit tab. After completion of the SBI PO registration process, applicants will get a unique registration number and password on their email ID. They must retain these credentials for further use.
Note – After registration, applicants can choose to either fill the SBI PO application form instantly or login later as per their convenience to fill the remaining sections of the form.
Step 2: Uploading the Documents
Candidates should know about the specifications and format of the documents to be uploaded online. They must be vigilant while uploading the scanned images of signature and photograph to avoid any rejection of their SBI PO application form 2020.
Specifications of Photograph and Signature
|Dimension||200 X 230 pixels||140 x 60 pixels|
|File size||20 KB to 50 KB||10 KB to 20 KB|
Process to Upload Photograph and Signature
Things to remember while uploading scanned documents
Step 3: Filling the details
Candidates need to provide genuine information while filling in their name, date of birth, educational qualification, etc. as per their educational certificates. In case of any incorrect data, SBI reserves the right to cancel the candidature at any point of time during the recruitment process. The details given below are required while filling SBI PO application form 2020:
Step 4: Preview of SBI PO Application Form 2020
Preview of form helps the candidates to check any mistake or error in application form before submission. This step facilitates the applicants to edit the information and provide correct details. Candidates must note that the authority will provide three chances to candidates to modify their details in the SBI PO application form before the last date of application form submission. No changes shall be applicable once the application form is submitted online.
Step 5: Payment of Application Fee
Once the details are entered and rectified (if needed), candidates need to pay SBI PO application fee through online channels like debit card/credit card/net banking as per their convenience. Application fee amount varies for different categories and is non refundable. Candidates must retain the online fee receipt generated after payment. The category-wise details of application fee are as under:
|SC or ST or PWD||Rs 125 (intimation charges)|
|General or OBC||Rs 750 (fee plus intimation charges)|
Step 6: Printout of SBI PO Application Form 2020
Candidates must submit the application form before the deadline. It is highly recommended to take the printout of the final and filled SBI PO application form 2020 for further use during the recruitment process.
Candidates may face technical issue(s) while filling the details in SBI PO application form. To fix the same, they can approach the authority via email or through helpline number. The contact details are mentioned below:
Helpline number: 022-22820427 (available from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM in working days)
Official email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apart from the SBI PO application form 2020, the official notification of SBI PO recruitment exam encompasses other pivotal details about the entire examination process, including:
Candidates who fall in the age bracket of 21 years to 30 years as on April 4, 2020 can apply for recruitment exam of SBI PO 2020.
Yes, candidates will receive an e-receipt of application fee once they complete the fee payment of SBI PO application form 2020. They are advised to take the printout of e-receipt and save it for reference in further recruitment process of SBI PO.
No. State Bank of India never considers an application form received via post. Only the online mode of SBI application form submission is available on official website of SBI i.e. sbi.co.in
Yes, candidates can make changes in SBI PO 2020 application form before clicking the submit tab. They can edit their details in the application form in the ‘Preview your Application' section before finally submitting the application form of SBI PO.
Yes, applicants must take the printout of SBI PO application form and retain the same as a reference for further stages of recruitment process.
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