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.

SBI PO 2020 Recruitment Notification Released Soon for Probationary Officer Posts – Notification, Eligibility, Exam Date, Selection Procedure

SBI PO Notification 2020: The State Bank of India (SBI) Probationary Officer (PO) recruitment is conducted each year to recruit eligible and dynamic applicants for the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO notification is one of the most awaited notification each year by the applicants who wish to make their career in the banking sector. With a large number of applicants 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.

The applicants may expect the number of vacancies to be around 2000. The notification is expected to be released on 26th July 2020.

SBI PO 2020 Notification

SBI PO 2020 Notification is to be released on the official site of SBI @sbi.co.in/careers. As per the trends of previous years, SBI PO Notification is usually released on 1st April each year. However, this year due to the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, we may expect that the notification may get delayed. With the entire country under complete lockdown since midnight of March 24th, due to the spread of COVID-19 Outbreak,  the aspiring SBI PO aspirants will be able to apply once matters come at peace in the country.

SBI PO Notification 2020: Important Highlight

SBI PO 2020 – Exam Date

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

SBI PO 2020 Exam Schedule
SBI PO Activity Dates
SBI PO 2020 Notification July 2020
On-line Registration Starts From July 2020
Last Date to Pay Fee August 2020
Download Admit Card for Prelims Exam To be notified later
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date- Preliminary To be notified later
Result of Online exam – Preliminary To be notified later
Download of Call letter for Mains Exam To be notified later
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date – Mains To be notified later
Result of Online Examination – Main
Download Call Letter for Personal Interview
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview
Declaration of Final Result

SBI PO Recruitment – Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: 

Age Limit (as  on 01-08-2020):
  • 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 01.08.2020):
  • 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 31.08.2020 OR
  • Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate, provided date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2020 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 July 2020 to August 2020. Here is the procedure to apply for SBI PO 2020:

  • To apply online visit the link provided below.

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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