On the official website, the SBI has published the notification for State Bank of India Probationary Officer Recruitment on 4th October 2021. The last date to apply for the State Bank of India Recruitment 2021 is 25th October 2021.

There are in total 2056 vacancies. Also, the final date for editing the State Bank of India Probationary Officer Recruitment application form is 25th October 2021, as well. Aspirants can make the payment for the application fee before 25th October 2021.

The Preliminary Admit Card for SBI PO 2021 will be disclosed tentatively by the 2nd week of November 2021. Read on to learn more about SBI PO last date to apply in 2021.

SBI PO Last Date to Apply 2021

As per the notification of the State Bank of India Probationary Officer Recruitment, the preliminary examination will be held in the month of November or December 2021. So the SBI PO last date to apply in 2021 is October 25, 2021.

For successfully attaining the post as a State Bank of India PO, aspirants need to crack multiple levels – Preliminary, Mains, and lastly a Personal Interview.

Overview of SBI PO
Particulars Details
Name of The Exam State Bank of India Probationary Officer (SBI PO)
Held By State Bank of India
Post Name Probationary Officer (PO)
Level of Exam National
Number of Times Exam Conducted Once a Year
Stages of Exam Prelims Exam

Mains Exam

Interview & Group Discussion

Mode of Exam Online Mode
Duration of Exam Prelims Exam – 1hr

Mains Exam – 3hrs

Medium Hindi and English
Official Website sbi.co.in/careers

Important Dates for 2021 Exam

Given below are important dates for the State Bank of India Probationary Officer, these dates are declared by SBI in their official notification. So go through it carefully in order to not miss out on any dates.

Dates Events
4th October 2021 Release Date of SBI PO 2021-22 Notification
5th to 25th October 2021 (ongoing) For the filling up the registration form
First or second week of November 2021 The preliminary Admit Card will be given for SBI PO 2021-22
November or December 2021 Prelims exam will be conducted for the State Bank of India PO post
December 2021 Prelims exam results will be declared
Second or third week of December 2021 (onwards) The mains Admit Card will be given for SBI PO 2021-22
December 2021 Mains exam will be conducted for the State Bank of India PO post.
January 2022 Mains exam results will be declared
First or second week of February 2022 (onwards) An interview Call Letter will be provided
Yet to be notified Interview Date
February or March 2022 The final result will be declared

Bank PO Course

You can do the Bank PO course online from UPSC Pathshala where you will be guided throughout your preparation and all your doubts will be clarified. This is the best option to opt for assistance as due to the Covid-19 scenario it’s not safe to go outside. So it’s better you prepare from home in your own comfort and safety.

You don’t have to worry about anything, all the study materials will be provided by UPSC Pathshala, and recorded versions of lectures will also be given. They will also take frequent tests to identify your weaknesses and strengths. So all you need to do is focus and work hard.

Also Read: Bank PO Interview Material: Important Questions and Preparation Tips for Bank PO

Syllabus for Bank PO

Given below is the syllabus for the Bank Probationary Officer examination. Go through it thoroughly.

Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language 
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixture & Allegations Para Jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the Blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration-Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation Vocabulary
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination & Probability

Mains Syllabus

Data Analysis & Interpretation

Tabular Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Radar Graph Case-let, Missing Case DI, Let it Case DI, Data Sufficiency, Probability and Permutation and Combination


Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Coded Inequalities, The Course of Action, Critical Reasoning and Analytical and Decision Making

Computer Aptitude

Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating System, Networking and Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Static Awareness and Banking and Financial Awareness

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Word Association, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Error Spotting and Fill in the blanks

Bank PO Preparation

Given below are some tips for Bank PO preparation 2021

# The preparation for Bank Probationary Officer demands aspirants to be methodical, right and serious from the beginning as Bank Professional Officer Recruitment is one of the hardest examinations in India.

# Make your study schedule in a way that you don’t have to worry at the last minute.

# The exam syllabus is huge and needs preparation from the time of the release of notification.

# It is very important to select the correct study material to secure good marks in the examination.

# If you want to clear the Bank PO cutoff score, you need to begin your preparation by learning the related topics first.

# The concept and theory of every topic should be clear to you.

# It is not advisable to go for rote learning for any entrance exam.

# Before solving questions, go through each topic’s examples. Portions like Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability need more practice. You must practice solving as many questions as possible.

# It is important to practice Bank Probationary Officer mock test papers. It will benefit you in enhancing your efficiency in problem-solving. Try to understand the difficulty level of the examination and the kinds of questions that are asked.

# English Language, General Awareness, and Computer Awareness require thorough reading. Reading will strengthen your understanding of vocabulary, current affairs, grammar, sentence formation and much more.

Also Read: Do’s and Don’ts in Bank PO Exam: Let’s Know the Effective Tips for the UPSC Preparation


In the above article, we discussed in detail the Bank PO examination. Hopefully, it helps you. You are willing to appear for the Bank Probationary Officer exam there is still time you can fill up the registration form. Otherwise, you can take a break and fully focus on the preparation and appear for the exam next year. Till then you can join UPSC Pathshala for better and effective preparation.

Also Read: Bank PO Exam Eligibility Criteria: SBI/ IBPS Bank Exam Details for 2021

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