SBI PO Notification

SBI PO Notification 2020 – The SBI PO notification will give details about the exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria and other important facts about the recruitment.

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SBI PO Notification 2020: The State Bank of India (SBI) PO (Probationary Officer) recruitment is conducted each year to recruit eligible and dynamic candidates for the post of Probationary Officer (PO). SBI PO recruitment notification is one of the most awaited notification each year by the candidates who wish to make their career in the banking sector. With a large number of candidates applying for this exam, it is likely that there is a cut-throat competition for being appointed as an SBI PO. This is a job that sets an example of leading an amazing lifestyle with a great salary package and job security.

SBI PO 2020 Notification Released

SBI PO 2020 Notification is to be released on the official site of SBI As per the trends of previous years PO notification is usually released on 1st April each year. However, this year due to the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, we get delayed. With the entire country under complete lockdown since midnight of March 24th, due to the spread of COVID-19 Outbreak, But now the SBI PO aspirants will be able to apply because SBI PO notification released on 14th November 2020. View here detail information in official notification.

Direct Link to Download Official Notification

SBI PO Notification 2020: Important Highlight

SBI PO 2020 – Exam Date

State Bank of India will release Exam Dates for SBI Probationary Officer 2020 exam along with its official notification. Applicants are advised to visit this page regularly to remain updated about SBI PO Exam 2020. The exam schedule for SBI PO Exam 2020 will be updated below. Let’s have a look at the tentative Exam dates for SBI PO 2020 exam.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Schedule
SBI PO Activity Dates
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates 14.11.2020 to 04.12.2020
Payment of Application Fee 14.11.2020 to 04.12.2020
Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters 3rd week of Dec 2020 onwards
Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination 31st Dec 2020 & 2nd, 4th , 5th Jan 2021
Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination 3rd week of January 2021
Download of Main Examination Call letter 3rd week of January 2021 onwards
Phase-II: Online Main Examination 29th January 2021
Declaration of Result of Main Examination 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021
Download of Phase-III Call Letter 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwards
Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises) February/ March 2021
Declaration of Final Result Last week of March 2021

SBI PO Vacancy Detail:

SBI PO 2020 Vacancy has been announced along with SBI PO Notification 2020. The State Bank of India declared a total vacancy of 2000 posts for SBI Probationary Officer 2020 Exam.

Let’s have a look at the SBI Probationary Officer Vacancies for 2020 exam:

SBI PO Vacancy

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
SC 300 300
ST 150 150
OBC 540 540
EWS 200
GEN 810 810
Total 2000 2000

SBI PO Vacancy (PwD Category)

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
LD 20 20
VI 20 20
HI 20 49 69
d & e 20 7 27

*VI: Vision Impairment

*HI: Hearing Impairment

*LD: Learning Disabilities

SBI PO Recruitment – Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: 

Age Limit (as  on 01-04-2020):
  • Maximum Age – 21 years
  • Minimum Age – 30 years

Note – candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990.

Relaxations in Upper Age Limit :

Category Age
SC/ST 5 years
OBC (Non Creamy Layer) 3 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (Gen) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years’ service completed and released. 5 years
Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years

Educational Qualification: 

Educational Qualifications (As on 01.04.2020):
  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government OR
  • Students in Final Year/Semester of their Graduation provided they produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.12.2020 OR
  • Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate, provided date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.12.2020 OR
  • Candidates possessing the qualification of Chartered Accountant.

SBI PO Notification – Salary Details

  • Current Starting Basic Pay: Rs. 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments)
  • Pay Scale: 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
  • Grade: Junior Management Grade Scale-I
  • Allowances: D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time.
  • Total Compensation: Total compensation per annum would be a minimum of ₹ 7.55 lacs and maximum of ₹ 12.93 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.
  • Other: SBI plans to offer, subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation Package which would enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.

SBI PO Selection Procedure – SBI PO 2020 Notification

The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination

3. GD/Interview

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections. Candidates must know that the sectional cut-off in the Preliminary Exam has been removed and the overall score of all the sections will be considered for selection to the next round.. The cut-off or minimum passing marks for each section is decided by the Bank each year depending on the difficult of the test. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Note: Candidates numbering approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short listed for the Main Examination from the top of the merit list. This ratio of shortlisted candidates with respect to the number of vacancies has been nearly halved from the last cycle where approximately candidates 20 times the number of vacancies were called to appear for the Mains exam.

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How to Apply for SBI PO Recruitment 2020

Applications will be accepted only via online mode. The link for applying online from 14th November 2020 to 4th Decenber 2020. Here is the procedure to apply for SBI PO 2020:

Direct Link to Apply for SBI PO

  1. Fill the Application form by registering.
  2. You will receive a provisional Registration Number and Password.
  3. Make sure to note these down and save them.
  4. You will also be required to pay online.
  5. Alternatively, go to the official website of SBI.
  6. Now click on “Apply Now” under Probationary Officers Heading.
  7. Follow the above instructions.

Application Fee – SBI PO Recruitment

Category Application Fee
SC/ ST/ PwD Rs. 125/- (Intimation Charges only)
General, EWC, OBC Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including Intimation Charges)

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