SBI PO Exam Dates 2020 Out – For Prelims, Mains & Interview

SBI PO 2020 is the most-awaited banking examination of the year. Lakhs of aspirants have already started with their preparations in the hope of realizing their dreams of claiming a job in one of the leading organizations in the banking sector.

State Bank of India is one such Public Sector Bank that is desired by lakhs of aspirants to be their workplace but only a few lucky ones who also happen to be working hard consistently get to work there.

Let us take this pledge to become that lucky person whose bio says, “Works at SBI as Probationary Officer”.

For this to happen to know all the important exam dates is of utmost importance while one is preparing for the most competitive exam i.e. SBI PO. This article comprising of the SBI PO exam dates 2020 will give your planning a full-fledged direction and the exact amount of time you have in hand to plan your course of action.

Let us unravel everything about the SBI PO Exam dates 2020 here in this article.

1. SBI PO Exam Dates 2020

SBI PO is a 3-step recruitment process starting with the Prelims round, followed by Mains round, and then finally candidates are shortlisted for the interview post which only a handful of them get selected for the post of Probationary Officer in State Bank of India. 

Although, it is suggested to start the preparations for prelims and mains simultaneously as you will not get enough time to prepare for mains if left to be prepared for after the prelims result.

The official notification of SBI PO 2020 is out for 2000 vacancies and let us know about the exam date below.

2. What is the SBI PO 2020 Recruitment Exam Date?

Now let us have a look at the Important dates (tentative) related to SBI PO 2020 Recruitment -:

Activity Dates
SBI PO 2020 Notification Released On 13.11.2020
Start of Online Registration 14.11.2020 to 04.12.2020
Download Admit Card for Online Preliminary Exam 22nd Dec 2020 to 6th Jan 2021
SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date 4th, 5th, 6th Jan 2021
Result of Online Preliminary Exam 3rd week of January 2021
The download of Call letter for Online Main Exam 3rd week of January 2021 onward
SBI PO Mains Exam Date 29th January 2021
Result of Online Main Exam 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021
Download Call Letter for Group Exercises & Personal Interview 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onward
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview February/ March 2021
Declaration of Final Result Last week of March 2021

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3. SBI PO 2020 Exam Date | Application Fees

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD NIL
2 General/ EWS/ OBC Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

4. Previous Year SBI PO Vacancy

SBI PO Vacancies for 2020 are announced for “2000 vacancies”. The SBI released a total of 2000 vacancies for the year 2019.

5. SBI PO Important Dates – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is the SBI PO notification expected to be out?

Ans:- The SBI PO 2020 notification is out you can check the detailed notification here.

Q. When is the SBI PO Exam to be conducted?

Ans: SBI PO 2020 Preliminary exam was tentatively scheduled to be conducted 0n 31st Dec 2020 & 2nd, 4th, 5th Jan 2021.  Due to the lockdown, there is no updation in the exam dates.

Q. Is SBI PO a bilingual paper?

Ans:- Except for the descriptive English section in mains, all the other sections are bilingual i.e available in both Hindi and English.

Q.  What percentage is required in the graduation to appear for the SBI PO exam?

Ans:- Percentage in graduation is not considered as an eligibility criterion to appear in the SBI PO exam.

Q. Is there negative marking in SBI PO Exam?

Ans: 1/4th of marks assigned to a question will be deducted as a penalty for the wrong answer in the objective papers of Prelims and Mains Exams. 

Q. Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Ans. Yes, there are fixed timings in both the objective papers & subjective paper. 

Q. How many times the SBI PO exam is conducted in a year?

Ans: SBI PO exam is conducted annually, that it is conducted only once a year.

Q. How many hours should I study for SBI PO?

You can devote 2-3 hours daily if you are a working professional and 4 to 5 hours if preparing full-time. 

Q. What is the SBI PO salary?

Ans: The basic pay starts for a Probationary Officer at SBI starts at Rs 27,620. The gross emoluments for a Probationary Officer (PO) at SBI would range from Rs 8.2 lakhs per annum to a maximum of Rs 13.02 lakhs per annum depending on the city they are posted in.

Q. Can I crack SBI PO in the first attempt?

Ans: Yes, you can. Refer to the preparation strategy here. 

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