SBI PO 2020 notification, Exam date, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern, Apply online

sbi po 2020

SBI PO notification 2020: SBI has released the SBI PO 2020 notification. Apply online from 14th November to 4th December 2020.

For more details about SBI PO Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Syllabus, and other information please read this post completely. Also, find details about other Sarkari Exams in India.

What is SBI PO Exam?

State Bank of India-Probationary Officers exam abbreviated as the SBI PO exam is a national level competitive examination conducted every year by SBI to recruit eligible Indian citizens for the Probationary Officers posts in State Bank of India all over India.

SBI PO Exam has conducted every year and lakhs of candidates apply for the exam to get a job in the largest Public Sector Bank in India. SBI PO Exam is the most reputed Bank exam and a dream job of all job aspirants who are preparing for Bank Exams in India.

SBI PO 2020 Notification

State Bank of India has released the SBI PO 2020 notification on its official website. All important information is now available including exam dates, eligibility criteria, no. of vacancies, etc.

SBI PO notification 2020 was delayed due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak.

Now after the release of the SBI PO notification 2020, candidates can check important details like exam dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus for SBI PO Exam.

SBI PO Exam date 2020

SBI has released the important dates along with the official notification. Candidates can apply online from 14th November to 4th December 2020.

EventsSBI PO Exam Dates
Release of Notification13th November 2020
Starting date for online registration14th November 2020
Last date for online registration and submission of application fee4th December 2020
Last Date for payment of the online fee4th December 2020
Admit Card availability for Preliminary examination3rd week of December 2020
Preliminary Examination date31st Dec 2020 & 2nd, 4th, 5th Jan 2021
Preliminary Exam Result3rd week of January 2021
Admit Card Release for Main Examination3rd week of January 2021 onwards
Mains Exam Date29th January 2021
Mains Exam Result3rd/ 4th week of February 2021
Download Call letter for Personal Interview3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwards
Interview DateFebruary/ March 2021
Declaration of Final ResultLast week of March 2021

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020

SBI PO Exam is considered as the toughest Bank exam to crack as compared to other banks due to a lot of competition. Each year millions of candidates applied for this exam to compete for 2000 to 3000 posts.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 will consist of three rounds

sbi po exam pattern

Exams Pattern for SBI PO Exam is the same for the past few years. The final selection in the SBI Probationary Exam will be done according to the performance in all three Exams.

SBI PO Prelims Exam:

There will be three sections like English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability.

sbi po preliminary exam pattern

Important Points for SBI PO Preliminary Exam:

  • SBI PO Preliminary examination will consist of objective type of questions
  • The total duration of the Preliminary Exam will be 1 hour and candidates will have to attempt 100 questions.
  • There will be negative marking and 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • There is no sectional cut-off in the SBI PO Prelims exam.
  • There will be a separate timing for each section.

Phase-2: Main Examination:

SBI PO Main Examination will consist of Objective type of questions of 200 marks and a descriptive paper of 50 marks.

Both tests will be online tests and candidates will have to type on a computer in the Descriptive Test.

Objective Test:

There are four sections in the Objective Test. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness abut Economy/Banking, and English Language.

sbi po main exam pattern

Important Points:

  • The duration of objective test will be 3 hours.
  • Candidates will have to attempt 155 questions of 200 marks.
  • There will be a separate timing in objective test for each section.
  • Candidates will have to get minimum passing marks in each section as decided by the bank.
  • There will be negative marking and 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Descriptive Test:

 The Descriptive Test is a Letter & Essay writing test. Candidates will have to complete this test in 30 minutes duration which accounts for a total of 50 marks.  Candidates will have to get minimum qualifying marks in a descriptive test as decided by the bank.

Group Discussion/Personal Interview:

Candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks in the Main Examination will be called for Personal Interview and Group Discussion round.

Candidates will have to get minimum qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Personal Interview round which will be decided by the Bank.

sbi po group discussioon, personal interview

Final Selection:

Final Selection will be done on the bases of marks obtained in Main Examination (Objective Test and Descriptive Test) and marks obtained in GD & Interview.

Note: Marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be included for final selection.

Also check IBPS RRB 2020 Exam latest updated details at linked article.

SBI PO Salary:

Please find all details about SBI PO Salary given below.

sbi po salary

Salary of SBI PO also includes other benefits mentioned below.

sbi po salary other benefits

Career Path:

sbi po career path

Please check RBI Assistant 2020 exam details also at linked post.

SBI PO 2020 Vacancies:

All details about the number of vacancies is also released along with the official notification. SBI will hire for around 2000 vacancies all over India.

The below given table consists of the number of vacancies for the SBI PO recruitment 2020:

SBI Probationary Officer Vacancies (All Other Categories)


SBI Probationary Officer Vacancies (PwD Category)

D & E20727

You may also like IBPS PO 2020 exam latest information at linked article.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates are advised to check eligibility criteria carefully before applying online. Please find below details about eligibility criteria for CTET 2020 exam.

Education Qualifications:

Candidates must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University.

Candidates appearing in the final year can also apply if they can share a graduation pass proof on or before eligibility date.

Age Limit:

Candidate must be at least 21 years old and below 30 years as on eligibility date.

Age Relaxation: The Relaxation of Upper age allowed for various categories are as under:

age relaxation

Number of Attempts: There is a limit on the maximum number of attempts in the SBI PO Main exam. Please find the below details.

sbi po number of attempts

How to apply online for SBI PO 2020 Exam?

Candidates can apply online through official website. No other mode of application will be accepted.

Candidates will have to register themselves online through Bank’s website or

After registration candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using debit card/ credit card/Internet banking.

Exam Fee for SBI PO:

SBI Exam Fee is mentioned in the below table. This is expected fee and actual information will be updated on this page once SBI releases the official notification.

sbi po examination fee

Pre-requisites for Applying Online: Candidates should check below mentioned notes before applying online.

sbi po pre-requisites for apply online

Step By Step online application process

Please follow below steps to apply online.

  • STEP 1: Visit the State Bank of India career website at
  • STEP 2: Go to the SBI Probationary Officers recruitment and click on the apply online link(Link will be active in April).
  • STEP 3: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down Registration No./Application No.
  • STEP 4: Upload Scanned Images of the latest Photograph and Signature.
  • STEP 5: Pay Examination Fee by e-challan or debit/credit card and net banking.
  • STEP 6: Print Confirmation page for record and future reference.

SBI PO Syllabus for preliminary & Main Exam

Please check SBI PO Syllabus for SBI PO Preliminary and Main Exam given below.

SBI PO Syllabus for Preliminary Exam:

sbi po syllabus for preliminary examination

SBI PO Syllabus for Main Exam:

sbi po syllabus for main examination

Download Call Letter/Admit Card for SBI PO 2020

Candidates can download Call letters for Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Personal Interview by entering their registration no and password/Date of Birth on official website.

Note: No hard copy of Call Letters will be sent to candidates.

We will update you exact date about the availability of Call Letters and step by step process of how to download Admit Card.

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