SBI PO Exam or Stand State Bank of India Probationary Officer is one of the toughest exams in India. The SBI organises this test to fill the vacant posts in various branches of the bank across the country. It organises the test annually and it commences the exam by putting the official notice on the main website.

Interested candidates must complete the SBI PO test 2022 application forms on or before the application form submission deadline. A written test (Prelims and Mains exam) and an interview are used to choose an individual applicant. Finally, all qualified individuals are welcome to apply for the available Probationary Officer position.

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SBI PO Exam Dates 2021

Check the table below for the exam dates of 2021.

Events Exam Dates 
Official Notification November 13, 2020
Application and Online Registration

(including Modification/Editing of Application)

November 14 to December 4, 2020
Payment of  Intimation Charges/ Application Fee December 4, 2020
Release of Admit Card for Prelims December 2020
Preliminary Exam January 4,5 & 6, 2021
Preliminary Exam Result January 18, 2021
Online Main Examination: Release of Call Letter January 19, 2021
SBI PO 2020-21 Main Test January 29, 2021
Declaration of SBI PO 2021 Main Test Result February 16, 2021
Interview March 2021
Declaration of SBI PO 2020-21 Final Result March 16, 2021

SBI PO Recruitment 2021: Vacancy

The State Bank of India posts approximately 2000 positions for SBI PO recruitment each year. The number of openings advertised has been about 2000 for several years, and this year is following suit. Last year, a total of 2000 job openings were announced. Given below is are how the vacancies are divided.

Category  Number of Vacancies 
General 810
SC 300
ST 150
OBC 540
EWS 200
Total 2000

SBI PO Exam Date 2022

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application and Online Registration

(including Modification/Editing of Application)

April 2022
Last date for online enrollment for SBI PO 2022 Exam April 2022
Payment of  Intimation Charges/ Application Fee April 2022
Release of Admit Card for Prelims 3rd week of May 2022 onward
Preliminary Exam June 2022
Preliminary Exam Result 1st week of July 2022
Online Main Examination: Release of Call Letter 2nd week of July 2022
SBI PO 2022 Main Exam July 2022
Declaration of SBI PO 2022 Main Test Result 3rd week of August 2022
Interview September 2022
Declaration of SBI PO 2022 Final Result 2nd week of October 2022

Pre Exam Trainings for Religious/SC/ST Minority Community

Download call letters for Pre-Exam Training 2nd week of May 2022 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 4th week of May 2022

SBI PO Exam Notification 2022

The State Bank of India has issued a job notice for Probationary Officers. From November 2021 to December 2021, aspirants can apply online for SBI PO Recruitment 2022. The State Bank of India has advertised 2000 jobs for Probationary Officers across its various branches.

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SBI PO Recruitment 2022 Application Process

#Only from November 2021 to December 2021 will applicants be able to apply online. #No other application method will be approved.

#Prerequisites for applying online include the following: Applicants must have a valid email address and phone number that will remain active until the results are announced.

#It will be required in order to get any call letters/bank communication/advice through SMS/email.

Guidelines for Application Form

Applicants must register online at the Bank’s ‘Career’ website.

Candidates must pay the needed application cost online using a credit card, debit card, or Internet Banking after completing the registration process.

Application Fees

#Application Fee and Intimation Charge are non-refundable.

#SC/ST/PWD – Nil

#General and Others – Rs. 750/- (App. Fee comprising intimation charges)

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Selection Procedure for SBI PO Exam

The selection will be done through a three-tier process for Probationary Officers:

Phase-I: Preliminary Exam

Preliminary Exams including the Objective Test for 100 marks will be executed online. The examination will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Name of Test Questions  Duration 
English Language 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
Total 100 1 hour

Phase-II: Main Exam

The Main Exam will be administered online and will consist of 200-point Objective Tests and a 50-point Descriptive Test. The Descriptive Test will be given right after the Objective Test, and applicants will be required to type their Descriptive Test-answers into a computer.

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Name of the test Number of questions  Maximum Marks  Duration 
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

Phase-III and Final Selection

#The aggregate scores achieved in Phase-II will be used to create a category-wise merit list (Main Exam). There will be no cut-off for these areas.

#Applicants will be required to qualify in both Phases II and III independently. For the purpose of creating the final merit list, the marks acquired in the Main Exam (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, shall be added to the marks obtained in Phase-III.

#For the purpose of creating the final merit list for selection, the marks achieved in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) shall not be added.

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Candidates should study for the SBI PO test in a systematic way. While studying for the test, they should strive to cover all of the important topics and keep the SBI PO exam pattern in mind.

Candidates studying for the upcoming SBI PO exams can benefit greatly from taking SBI PO to practise tests and reviewing previous year question papers.

So, mark your calendars for the upcoming dates. Having a well-planned timetable with deadlines in mind. Hopefully, this article has helped you with the application process, guidelines and recruitment procedure.

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