• Banking & Insurance
  • UPSC
  • Regulatory
  • Agriculture Exams
  • Karnataka Exams
  • Tamil Nadu Exams
  • SSC Exams
  • Engineering Exams
  • Railway Exams
  • MBA Exams
  • J&K Exams
  • UP Exams
  • Rajasthan Exams
  • Uttarakhand Exams
  • Punjab Exams
  • Haryana Exams
  • Bihar Exams
  • MP Exams
  • Defence Exams
  • Judiciary Exams
  • Teaching Exams
  • Himachal Pradesh Exams
  • Chhattisgarh Exams
Engineering Exams
Defence Exams
Teaching Exams
Himachal Pradesh Exams
Chhattisgarh Exams

SBI PO Notification 2021

Every year State Bank of India recruits probationary officers through the SBI PO recruitment exam. It is the largest banking and financial services organization in India. It will invite online applications from eligible Indian citizens to be appointed as Probationary Officers in SBI. Last year, SBI had released 2000 vacancies for SBI PO 2020 and the 2021 notification is released on 4th October 2021 for 2056 vacancies. As part of SBI, one gets to work in a Fortune 500 organization and become a part of one of the most valuable brands in India. Let us know more about the SBI PO Notification 2021 below:

SBI PO Notification 2021  - Recruitment Exam Overview

The SBI PO Recruitment Exam process is held in three phases i.e. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview

Candidates who are shortlisted after Preliminary Examination appears for Main Examination. Candidates who are shortlisted after the Main Examination are subsequently called for Group Exercises & Interview.

Final results are arrived at by aggregating the Mains Exam score and GE & PI marks.

Prospective candidates can apply using an online link given on the official website after carefully reading the eligibility criteria. It is recommended to regularly keep in touch with the authorized SBI website or for details and updates.

SBI PO 2021 Notification | Official Notice | Download Here

The Official SBI PO Notification PDF link is updated here. Candidates can download the notification for complete details.

What are the SBI PO 2021 Recruitment Exam Dates?

Now let us have a look at the Important dates (tentative) related to SBI PO 2021 Recruitment -:

SBI PO 2021 Notification Released On4th October 2021
Start of Online Registration5th to 25th October 2021
Download Admit Card for Online Preliminary Exam8 to 27 November 2021
SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date20th, 21st & 27th November 2021
Result of Online Preliminary Exam16 December 2021
The download of Call letter for Online Main Exam16 December 2021
SBI PO Mains Exam Date02 Jan 2022
Result of Online Main ExamJanuary 2022 (Tentative)
Download Call Letter for Group Exercises & Personal InterviewFebruary 2022 (Tentative)
Conduct of Group Exercises & InterviewFebruary 2022 (Tentative)
Declaration of Final ResultMarch 2022 (Tentative)

How many Vacancies have been announced for SBI PO 2021?

The total number of vacancies announced for the SBI PO 2020 recruitment was 2000 vacancies. As per the official notification released by SBI on 4th October 2021, a total of 2056 vacancies was announced which includes 2000 fresh vacancies and 56 backlog vacancies.

CategorySCSTEWSOBCGENBacklog VacanciesTotal

The total number of vacancies (2020) are divided among various categories' viz.


There are also reservations for the PWD (Persons with Disabilities) category.

4% horizontal reservation has been provided to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities.

The reservations are provided to people with

  • LD (Locomotor Disabilities),
  • VI (Visual Impairment),
  • HI (Hearing Impaired),
  • Specific learning disabilities, Mental Illness, and Multiple Disabilities.

Only those persons with benchmark disabilities would be eligible for reservation. "Benchmark disability" means a person with not less than 40% of a specified disability

Use of Scribe & compensatory time: The facility of scribe would be allowed to a person while writing the exam, who has a disability of 40% or more if so desired by the person and is meant for only those persons with disability who have physical limitation to write including that of speed.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for SBI PO Recruitment 2021?

Minimum Required Education Qualification

An applicant needs to have the following academic qualifications to be eligible to write the exam.

  1. The person wishing to apply needs to have Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  2. Those who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for an interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination.
  3. Candidates possessing the qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

Percentage Required in Graduation for the SBI PO Exam

There is no criteria regarding any minimum percentage in the Graduation degree. Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA/ OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into a percentage.

As there is no minimum percentage criteria, everyone has an equal chance to get to become an SBI PO. Start preparing now.

Maximum and Minimum Age Limits for a Candidate

An applicant should not be below 21 years of age and not above 30 years of age calculated as per the date mentioned in the notification.

Certain age relaxation is also provided by the bank to certain categories of applicants. Have a look at the age relaxation provided below:

1) Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe – 5 Years
2) Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) – 3 Years
3) Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

  • PWD (SC/ ST) – 15 Years
  • PWD (OBC) – 13 Years
  • PWD (Gen/ EWS) – 10 Years

What is the selection procedure of SBI PO Recruitment 2021?
The recruitment for SBI Probationary Officers is done through a three-tiered process:

Phase IPreliminary Exam (Prelims) (Online Exam)

Phase IIMain Exam (Mains) (Online Exam)

Phase IIIGroup Exercises and Personal Interview (Face to Face)

Phase I – Know the SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern here.

The preliminary exam is an objective online exam for 100 marks comprising of three sections with separate timings for each section. Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature and marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.

  • Total Marks – 100
  • Total Duration – 1Hr
Name of testNo. of QuestionsMarks
English Language3020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3520 minutes
Reasoning Ability3520 minutes
Total1001 hour

Phase II – Here is the SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern.

A candidate who clears the SBI PO Prelims takes the SBI PO Main Exam which again consists of Objective and Descriptive papers. 1/4th of marks assigned to a question will be deducted as a penalty for the wrong answer. There will be no sectional cut-off marks.

Objective Paper Pattern

Name of the testNo. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
Total1552003 hours

 Descriptive Paper Pattern

The Descriptive paper is a test of English Language.

It will have two questions namely Letter Writing & Essay writing for 50 marks to be answered in 30 minutes.

Phase III – Group Exercises and Personal Interviews
Group Exercises – 20 marks

Interview – 30 Marks

Candidates who clear the Prelims and Mains Phase and score above the cut off scores declared by the Bank would be called for Phase III of the recruitment exam.

The category-wise merit list is drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. Candidates numbering up to approximately three times the category-wise vacancies are shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview.

SBI PO Final Selection 

The marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list.

Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Group Exercises & Interview scores of candidates (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks.

The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview.

SBI PO Prelims are over, hence, our top priority should be to ace the SBI PO Mains exam. You can try out various SBI PO Mains Mock Tests offered by Oliveboard. Check out the detailed SBI PO Mains syllabus and know your level of preparation by attempting a free mock test. Check below!

Find the Right Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants
SBI PO Mains

₹ 499

  • Validity: Jan 31, 2022
  • 10 Tests for SBI PO Mains.


What is the full form of the SBI PO exam?

SBI PO is an acronym for State Bank of India Probationary Officer. SBI PO test is held once a year for the recruitment of Probationary Officers by the State Bank of India. This is the most renowned exam in the banking area.

How many times is the SBI PO exam held each year? +

The SBI PO Exam is held once a year.

Is the SBI PO a government position? +

Yes, SBI PO is a government job.

What is the SBI PO salary? +

SBI PO basic base pay is Rs. 27,620/-, with four advance increments on the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020.

What is the age limit for the SBI PO exam? +

The age limit for SBI PO Exam is 21 years to 30 years.

Is it possible for final-year students to apply for SBI PO? +

Yes, candidates in their last year are eligible to apply. If they are summoned for an interview, they must provide proof of their date of passing out.

Is there a cut-off for each area in the SBI PO Prelims? +

In the SBI PO preliminary examination, there is no sectional cut-off.

What is the application fee for the SBI PO exam 2021? +

The application fee for SC/ST/PWD category students is NIL, whereas the application fee for general and other category students is Rs. 750.

How many attempts are there in the SBI PO exam? +

The general candidate can apply only 4 times, while an OBC can apply 7 times. Moreover, SC/ST does not have any restrictions.

Q. Is the SBI PO 2021 Prelims Result Out? +

Yes, SBI PO Prelims 2021 Result has been released by SBI on 16th Dec 2021.

When is SBI PO 2021 Mains Exam? +

SBI PO 2021 mains exam is scheduled to be conducted on 2nd Jan 2022

Take SBI PO Mains Mock Test

200 Marks 155 Qs 180 Mins
Email Id
19 of 100 left 81%

Please wait while we process your request....


Contact Details



Total Amount


Please wait...

Open in app