SBI PO Notification 2020 The SBI PO 2020 exam will be conducted by the State Bank of India (SBI) to select qualified candidates for the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most prestigious jobs in the banking industry and a dream job for millions of candidates across India. SBI PO is considered a premium job opportunity in the banking sector for the following reasons:
  1. SBI’s brand value and reputation associated with the post of SBI PO
  2. Attractive pay scale among other PSU banks
  3. Development opportunities where a PO can also progress to the level of Chairman
  4. Job satisfaction and social reputation
Before starting the preparation for SBI PO 2020 exam, you need to know about the latest updates from the SBI recruitment body, selection process, eligibility criteria prescribed, preliminary exam and main exam syllabus, preliminary and main exam pattern, and last year cut-off. Need to know In this article, you will get all the details about the above topics which are very important for the SBI PO 2020 examinee. The SBI PO 2020 notification has not yet been released. As per the trend of the previous year, the official notification for the SBI PO 2020 examination for the recruitment of 2000+ Probationary Officers (PO) was expected to be released in the month of April, but due to the COVID-19 epidemic in India, it was delayed. Like other exam conducting institution, SBI has also delayed its ongoing exams (SBI Clerk Mains Exam). Now, all the candidates waiting for this recruitment notification will have to wait till the lockdown. If we get any news related to SBI PO 2020 exam then we will update here. All the candidates can check this page regularly to get the latest updates about the SBI PO 2020 exam notification.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates

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

Tentative Schedule of SBI PO Recruitment 2020

SBI PO Evens Tentative Date

SBI PO 2020 Official Notification

August - September 2020

Online Registration Start

August - September 2020

Application Fees Last Date

August - September 2020

Call Letter for Preliminary Exam

Announced Soon

Preliminary Exam Dates

Announced Soon

Preliminary Exam Result

Announced Soon

Main Exam Call Letter

Announced Soon

Main Exam Date

Announced Soon

Main Exam Result


Download of Call Letter for Interview


Conduct of Group Discussion and Interview


Declaration of Final Result


All interested and eligible candidates are required to register online for the SBI PO 2020 recruitment. The 3-level selection process includes preliminary and main examination which will be conducted online, followed by an interview. Candidates must qualify the minimum cut-off in each test to be shortlisted and progress to the next stage. The final selection will be on merit basis.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Overview

SBI PO 2020 Exam highlights are as follows:

Name of Exam State Bank of India - Probationary Officer Exam (SBI PO 2020)
Recruiting Body State Bank Of India (SBI)
Periodicity Conduct Exam Annually
Exam Level National Level
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online Exam (CBT)
Exam Stages 3 (Preliminary + Main + Interview)
Expected number of candidates to register SBI PO 2020 Exam 15 - 20 Lakhs
Seat Availability 1500 - 2000 (Expected)
Job Location All Over India
Official Website
SBI PO Helpline Number 022 - 2282 - 0427

SBI PO 2020 Application Fee

The application fee for SBI PO for various categories is given below. The mode of payment of application fee is online only through debit/credit card or UPI. Application fee + intimation charges once paid will not be refunded.
Sr. No. Category Application Fees
1. SC/ST/PwD Rs.125/-
2. General & Others Rs. 750/-

SBI PO 2020 Vacancy

SBI has not announced the SBI PO vacancy for 2020. But last year (2019), the total vacancies for SBI PO were 2000. So we can expect the vacancies for SBI PO 2020 to be around 1500 to 2200 in view of the declining economy.

The last seven years of SBI PO vacancies are as follows:

Year Total Vacancies
SBI PO 2013 Vacancy 1500
SBI PO 2014 Vacancy 1897
SBI PO 2015 Vacancy 2000
SBI PO 2016 Vacancy 2200
SBI PO 2017 Vacancy 2313
SBI PO 2018 Vacancy 2000
SBI PO 2019 Vacancy 2000 | Notification

SBI PO Salary Structure

As per the previous year’s notice, the initial basic salary of a probationary officer (PO) in the scale of 23700-980 / 7-30560-1145 / 2-32850-1310 – 7- is 27,620 / – (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable for Junior Management Grade Scale-I. Officers will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A / Lease Rent, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances and perquisites as per rules from time to time. The total compensation per year is a minimum of 8.20 lakhs based on CTC and a maximum of 13.08 lakhs depending on posting and other factors.

SBI PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to apply for SBI PO 2020 recruitment process should fulfill the following two eligibility criteria:
  1. Age Limit: The minimum age of the candidate must be 21 years and the maximum 30 years as on 01st April 2020. Age relaxation as per Govt. of India rules.
  2. Educational Qualification: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government. Final year/semester candidates are also eligible for the SBI PO examination, but if called for an interview, the candidate must have passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2020.

SBI PO Recruitment 2020

SBI PO online application process is expected to begin from August or September 2020. Before applying to the online application candidates must be aware of the SBI PO exam structure, Exam pattern, detailed syllabus, and phases of the recruitment process.

Have a look at the exam phases first:

There are mainly 3 phases in SBI PO recruitment process, which are as follows:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Exam).
  2. Main Examination (Objective + Descriptive).
  3. Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern

Stage-I: SBI PO Preliminary Examination
SBI PO Preliminary exam is an objective exam of one hour. The exam consists of three sections namely General English – 30 questions, Reasoning Ability – 35 questions, and Quantitative Aptitude – 35 Questions, altogether 100 questions. Last year there was sectional time for each section ie 20 mins were given for each section separately. Each question consists of one mark and there will be negative marking for wrong answer ie for each wrong answer 0.25 will be deducted from your score. To qualify the preliminary exam candidates are required to clear the sectional cut-off as well as overall cut-off which will be decided by the bank. The cut-off or minimum qualifying marks in each section is decided by the bank each year depending on the number of vacancy and difficulty level of the exam.

The complete structure of the SBI PO Preliminary exam is given in the table below:

Sr. No. Objective Test No. of Questions Allotted Time
1. English Language 30 20 Mins
2. Numerical Ability 35 20 Mins
3. Reasoning Ability 35 20 Mins
100 1 Hour

SBI PO 2020 Syllabus

While SBI issues only broad subjects, they can be divided into individual subjects based on the questions appearing in the examinations over the years. Each stage of the exam is a very important stage in the selection process. So without knowing the SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern, you cannot make your study plan properly. The SBI PO syllabus 2020 for Prelims and Mains Examination are mostly the same with slight changes. So go through the SBI PO syllabus completely and note it without any mistake.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

There are 3 sections in the SBI PO prelims exam: English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability.

English LanguageNumerical AbilityReasoning Ability
Reading ComprehensionNumber SeriesPuzzle and Arrangements
Cloze TestSimplification/ ApproximationInequality
Para JumblesQuadratic EquationsSyllogism
Spotting ErrorsData InterpretationCoding-Decoding
Sentence ImprovementMiscellaneousBlood Relations
Fill in the Blanks Direction sense
  Order and Ranking

Detailed Analysis of Previous year SBI PO Pre Exam

Numerical Ability

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Data Interpretation15Moderate
Missing No. Series5Moderate
Quadratic Equations5Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problem10Moderate

reasoning ability

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
Direction Sense3Moderate
Blood Relation4Easy
Alphabet based Questions1Easy
Comparison based Questions2Easy
TOTAL35Easy – Moderate

English Language

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Error Detection6Easy
Sentence Correction5Moderate
Single Filers7Easy
Cloze Tests5Easy
Match the following based sentence formation2Easy

SBI PO Prelims Cut-off 2019

EWS 68.25
OBC 68.25
SC 61.75
ST 54.75
LD 59.50
VI 64.75
HI 16.25
D & E 0.25
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