SBI PO Recruitment 2020

In this article, we will look into the complete SBI PO Recruitment 2020 process like Notification, Eligibility, Selection Process, SBI PO Vacancy, Exam Dates and SBI PO Apply Online process.

In India, State Bank of India (SBI) is a Public Sector Bank headquartered at Mumbai, Maharashtra. Every year SBI announces numerous vacancies for aspiring candidates who are interested to work in the Banking sector.

Candidates can know more about the various other SBI exams at the linked article.

With SBI being the largest Public sector bank in the country, the post of Probationary Officer is one of the most sought after in the country. Aspirants across the country who are waiting for the SBI PO 2020 notification must start the preparation as SBI may release the PO notification soon.

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SBI PO Notification

The SBI PO Notification 2020 is awaited and candidates are looking forward to filling in the application form for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in SBI.

The SBI PO notification 2019 was released on 1st April 2019 in the official site of SBI. Along with the other important details, the SBI PO salary along with four advance increments is from Rs. 27,620 – 42,020 was also mentioned in the notification.

The State Bank of India, being the conducting body for PO exam releases the SBI PO notification clearly mentioning the important recruitment dates, vacancies, latest exam pattern and eligibility criteria.

Candidates can check the SBI Exam dates at the linked article.

It is important that a candidate carefully goes through the notification before moving ahead with the SBI PO recruitment procedure.

Given below is the SBI PO notification 2019 for candidates to get an idea about the recruitment procedure and other important details for reference for the upcoming exam.

SBI PO Notification 2019:-Download PDF Here

SBI PO Vacancy

The State Bank of India is the largest public sector bank which makes the recruitment in this bank even more sought after. Over the past few years, the number of candidates willing to appear for the exam has increased massively and so has the competition.

The SBI PO exam 2020 is expected to be conducted in June 2020 (tentatively). Candidates must check the SBI PO Notification page on a regular basis to stay updated about the SBI PO recruitment 2020. This year also close to 2000 vacancies are expected to be released by SBI.

As per the SBI PO 2019 Notification, SBI announced 2000 vacancies for the SBI PO position, the tentative exam dates of the SBI PO Prelims and Mains exams, online application process and application closure dates, eligibility criteria, download of Admit Card for its prospective aspirants.

Given below is the segregation of SBI PO vacancy in 2019 for the reference of candidates:

Category SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total LD VI HI d & e
Vacancy 300 150 540 200 810 2000 20 20 20 20
Backlog 53

Given below is the SBI PO vacancy details for the 2019 recruitment, as mentioned in the official notification:

SBI PO Vacancy 2019

The total number of SBI PO vacancy in the year 2018 was the same in comparison with the SBI PO 2019 vacancies. As for the 2020 recruitment, close count of vacancies is expected to release even this year.

For more information regarding SBI Vacancy  for PO and other posts, candidates must visit the linked article.

Check the SBI PO Notification 2018 PDF attached below to check the SBI PO 2018 vacancies.

SBI PO 2018 Notification:-Download PDF Here

SBI PO Selection Process

The selection process for the SBI PO Recruitment 2020 is given as follows:

Step 1: – Prelims or Preliminary Examination

Step 2: – Mains Examination

Step 3: – Group Exercises & Personal Interview

Step 4: – Document Verification

To explore the SBI Recruitment of the other SBI bank exams, click at the linked article.

Since the SBI PO 2020 exam is approaching soon, candidates can refer to the links given below to prepare themselves well for the examination:

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SBI PO Exam Dates

Since no official announcement has been made about the SBI PO recruitment 2020, given below are the tentative dates for SBI PO exam 2020:

SBI PO Exam 2020
Events Important Dates (tentative)
Official Notification April 2020
Admit Card Release for Prelims June 2020
Preliminary Exam July 2020
Preliminary Exam Result July 2020
Admit Card Release for Mains August 2020
Mains Exam August 2020
Mains Exam Result September 2020
Interview September/October 2020

To know the section-wise bank exam syllabus, candidates can visit the linked article.

Given below are the important SBI PO exam dates of 2019:

Events SBI PO Exam Dates 2019
Release of SBI PO Notification 2019 April 1, 2019
SBI PO 2019 Application Date April 2 -22, 2019
Download the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2019 Call letter May 17 – June 9, 2019
SBI PO Prelims Exam Date 2019 June 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2019
SBI PO Prelims Exam Result 2019 June 29, 2019
Download the SBI PO Mains Exam 2019 Call letter Week 2 of July 2019
SBI PO Mains Exam Date 2019 July 20, 2019
SBI PO Mains Exam Result 2019 Week 3 of August 2019

To know more about the SBI PO exam dates, click at the linked article.

SBI PO Eligibility

For the SBI PO Recruitment, the eligibility criteria of the SBI Probationary Officer (PO) include the following:

1. Educational Qualification

Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised University. Final Semester candidates are also eligible to apply provisionally. However, at the time of the interview, the candidate must have proof of passing the graduation degree.

2. SBI PO Age Limit

Candidates applying for the SBI PO 2020 exam should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years.

  1. Other Backward Classes (O.B.C) – 3 years
  2. Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 5 years
  3. Persons With Disabilities (PWD) –
  • PWD (SC/ ST)
  • PWD (OBC)
  • PWD (Gen/ EWS)

For more information on the SBI PO Eligibility, click at the linked article.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria:-Download PDF Here

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SBI PO Apply Online

For the SBI PO online application process, candidates should have a valid email ID and an active mobile number which should be in use until the final results are declared. The application form is available on the official website of SBI (www.sbi.co.in). Candidates need to register themselves on the SBI official website.

The application form comprises the candidate’s personal and academic details which are verified later during the SBI PO recruitment procedure.

Given below is the segregation of the SBI PO Application Fee –

  • General and OBC candidates – Rs. 750/-
  • SC/ST/PWD Candidates – Rs. 125/-

Candidates can pay for the Application Fee through online mode by using any of the following methods:

  • Internet Banking
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card

For more information about the SBI PO Apply Online process, click at the linked article.

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SBI PO Salary

One important reason for the increased number of applicants in the SBI PO exam is the salary provided by the State Bank of India. The total CTC per annum is a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs which totally depends on the place of posting and other factors.

For more details regarding the SBI PO salary, candidates can visit the linked article.

Furthermore, for any candidate who is willing to appear for the upcoming SBI PO exam, he/she must be well prepared and updated with the latest exam pattern and syllabus for the recruitment of Probationary Officers.

Candidates can check the SBI PO Syllabus at the linked article.

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Frequently Asked Questions for SBI PO Recruitment

Q 1. Is a person with a B.Tech degree eligible for the SBI PO recruitment 2020?

Ans. Yes, the educational qualification to apply for the SBI PO exam requires a candidate to possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Hence a person with a B.Tech degree can apply for the SBI PO recruitment.

Q 2. Is the SBI PO exam available in Hindi language?

Ans. Yes, the SBI PO exam is bilingual and candidates can choose from English and Hindi to write their examination. Except for the English language section, all other sections are available to be attempting in Hindi language.

Q 3. What are the fixed number of attempts for a candidate to be a part of the SBI PO recruitment?

Ans. Given below are the fixed number of SBI PO attempts for various categories:

    • General/EWS – 4
    • General /EWS(PWD) – 7
    • OBC – 7
    • OBC (PWD) – 7
    • SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) – No Restriction

Q 4. Is group discussion a part of SBI PO recruitment?

Ans. Yes, group discussion and Interview are both a part of the SBI PO recruitment. The maximum marks a candidate can attain in group discussion is 20 and in Interview is 30 marks.

Q 5. Is there a descriptive paper in the SBI PO exam?

Ans. Yes an English descriptive paper is a part of SBI PO mains examination. It is a 30 minute paper comprising 2 questions with a total of 50 marks.

Q 6. What is PET in the SBI PO examination?

Ans. The PET or the Pre examination training is given to candidates belonging to a certain category which mostly includes SC/ST/religious backward communities.

Q 7. Where can I find the list of SBI PO exam centres?

Ans. The list of SBI PO exam centres is given in the SBI PO notification. While filling in the application form, candidates need to carefully choose the exam centre as it cannot be changed once the final submission of form is done.

Q 8. What is the basic pay of a Probationary Officer in SBI?

Ans. As per the SBI PO notification 2019, the basic pay of a Probationary Officer in SBI is Rs.27, 620 per month. If the benefits and perks are included, the total annual CTC is approximately between Rs8.20 lac to Rs.13.08 lacs.

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