SBI PO 2020: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Books, Vacancies

SBI PO 2020: The SBI PO notification has not been released yet. The State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO examination to recruit eligible candidates for the role of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most sought after banking jobs in India. SBI is one of the most renowned baking jobs in India as it comes with the brand name of SBI, offers the highest pay scale among all the PSU banks with an abundance of growth opportunities, along with social prestige and respect. This article will give you detailed information regarding the SBI PO examination 2020.

SBI PO 2020

Latest SBI PO 2020 official notification is yet to be released.

SBI PO Important Highlights

Exam name  SBI PO
Conducted by State Bank of India
Post Junior Management Grade Scale-I
Exam level National
Exam category Graduation
Frequency of exam Once a year
Exam stages Preliminary exam, mains exam and Group Exercise & Interview
Exam mode Online
Exam duration Preliminary exam – 1 hour

Mains – 3 hours

Exam syllabus Preliminary – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability

Mains – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language

Exam pattern Prelims – 100 questions

Mains – 155

Language English and Hindi
Exam purpose For the selection of Probationary Officers
Exam helpdesk 022-22820427
Official website

SBI PO Important Dates
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The  SBI PO Exam Dates have been tabulated below:

Activity Tentative Dates
Online Application Form Date April 2020
Application Form of SBI PO Last date May 2020
E-Admit Card Start Date for Preliminary Exam June 2020
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date (Preliminary) 2nd week of June 2020
Preliminary Exam Result 1st week of July 2020
Release of Admit Card for Main Exam 2nd week of July 2020
SBI PO Exam Date 2020 (Main) August 2020
Main Exam Result Date of SBI PO 3rd week of August 2020
SBI PO Admit Card Release Date for Interview 4th week of August 2020
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview September 2020
Declaration of Final Result 2nd week of October 2020
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
The download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training 2nd week of May 2020
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training 4th week of May 2020

SBI PO Admit Card

The SBI PO Admit Card for pre will be released in June 2020(tentatively). The State Bank of India will release the Admit Card for PO 2020 only for those candidates whose application form will be accepted by the examination authority. SBI will release separate Admit Cards for Preliminary and Mains examination. The preliminary exam is scheduled to be conducted in the 2nd week of June 2020(tentatively). The PO admit card will be released in online mode only, therefore, candidates have to download it within the prescribed dates. Candidates can download PO admit card by entering their registration number and password/date of birth. SBI PO Admit card/call letter of mains will be released only for those candidates who qualify the preliminary exam.

How to Download SBI PO Admit Card 2020?

Candidates can follow the below-given steps to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of SBI.
  • Click the Admit Card Link.
  • Enter Registration Number, Password and Captcha Code and Press Enter button.
  • The Admit Card will be displayed on your screen.
  • Candidates can download and take a print out of the Admit Card.

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SBI PO Application Form

The PO 2020 Application Form is yet to be released. The process of applying for the SBI PO will tentatively begin from April 2020 and the last date for the same would be May 2020.

  • SBI PO application form is yet to be released.
  • The Application Form will be available on the official website only.
  • Candidates can fill the application form or pay the Application Fee only in the online mode.
  • Candidates must have scanned copies of a recent passport size photograph and signature during filling the application form.
  • Fill the application carefully.

SBI PO Application Fee

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.125/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
  • The Application Fee for General and OBC Category candidates is INR 750/-
  • The Application Fee for SC/ST/PWD candidates is INR 125/-.
  • Candidates can pay the Application fee in Online Mode only.
  • The application fee can be paid either by Credit/Debit Card or by Internet Banking.

SBI PO Vacancies

SBI is yet to release the official notification for SBI PO. The exact number of vacancies will be known from the notification only. In 2019, the SBI released 2000 vacancies for this post, so this year we can expect 2000+ vacancy for 2020 exam. The vacancy for previous year is as given below:

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
Total 300 150 540 200 810 2000 20 20 73 20

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria which are as given below:

Educational Qualification: Candidates must be graduate from any recognized university. The students in Final Year/Semester of their Graduation are also eligible provided they produce proof of having passed the graduation examination. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) or Chartered Accountant certification can also apply.

Age Limit: The candidate must be 21 to 30 years old.

Number of Attempts: Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance. In the years in which only one written examination has been held (i.e. no Preliminary Examination has been held), appearing in this examination will be counted as a chance.

Category Number of Chances
General 4
General (PWD) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

SBI PO Age Limit

For the PO Examination, the candidates must be in between 21 to 30 years. Age relaxation has been provided according to the Government of India. The SBI PO Age limit for 2019 is as given below:

Sr. Category Age relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
3. Persons With Disabilities (PWD) – PWD (SC/ ST) 15 Years
– PWD (OBC) 13 Years
– PWD (Gen/ EWS) 10 Years
4. Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 Years
5. Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 Years

SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for SBI PO is as given below:

Stage 1: Prelims Exam

S.No. Segment 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

SBI PO is conducted online as a computer-based test (CBT). It comprises of a toal of 100 questions of one mark each. The total time allotted to the students to solve the paper is 1 hour. The test consists of 3 sections and candidates must clear the cut-off for each section in order to qualify for the main examination.

Stage 2: Mains Exam

Subject Number of Questions Marks Duration

Objective Test

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
English Language 35 40 40 Minutes

Subjective/ Descriptive Test

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 30 Minutes
Total 157 250 3.5 Hours

The SBI PO Main Exam comprises of 157 questions in total which consist of two segments, one os objective and the other is subjective. The objective segment consists of 4 segments which are Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, and English Language. The maximum marks for this segment are 200. Similarly, the subjective segment comprises of Essay and Letter writing(two questions) and the total marks for this section are 50. The candidates are allotted 3 hours for the objective section and 30 minutes for the subjective section. The total duration of the paper is 3.5 hours and total marks are 250.

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SBI PO 2020 Syllabus

Before preparing for any exam, the candidates must be aware of the exam syllabus. The syllabus for SBI PO 2020 for prelims and for Mains is different. The prelims exam consist of 3 sections namely  Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language whereas the Mains section consists of 5 sections. Check the complete SBI PO Syllabus 2020 below:

SBI PO Syllabus 2020 for Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination Probability

SBI PO Syllabus 2020 for Mains Exam

Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Input-Output Para Jumbles Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks Number System
Data Sufficiency Operating System
Coding and Decoding Basic of Logic Gates
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

SBI PO 2020 Cutoff

SBI will release a separate cutoff for both Prelims and Mains exam. The Cutoff for prelims will be released with the prelims result, and similarly, the Mains cutoff will be released with the SBI PO Mains exam result. The cutoff helps to know the minimum marks required to qualify an exam. The SBI PO cut off will be released after the successful conduction of the exam. The previous year cutoff has been given below:

SBI PO Prelims 2019 Cut off

Marks 71 68.25 61.75 54.75 68.25

SBI PO Mains 2019 Cut off

Category Cut-Off Marks (Out of 250)
GEN 104.42
SC 82.50
ST 77.63
OBC 94.28
EWS 100.89
LD 86.51
VI 101.75
HI 75.36
D & E 75.14

SBI PO Result 2020

After the completion of the written examination, the SBI will release the result on the official website. Only the candidates who have successfully appeared in the examination will be able to get the scorecard. The authority will release separate results for pre and mains examination. The result for the Pre Examination will be released in June 2020 (tentatively), and the result of the Mains examination will be released in August 2020 (tentatively). Candidates can check the scored obtained in the examination on the official website of SBI.

How to check the SBI PO Result 2020?

  • Visit the official website of SBI.
  • Click the Link SBI PO Result.
  • Enter Registration Number, Password and Captcha Code and Press Enter button.
  • The Result will be displayed on your screen.
  • Candidates can download the Result in PDF format.

SBI PO Preparation 

IN order to ace the SBI PO examination, the aspirants need to know the syllabus of the exam and make a proper strategy for each and every topic. The candidates must be aware of their strong and weak areas and make a study plan accordingly. Here are some preparation tips for SBI PO 2020:

  • Try to solve previous years papers.
  • Stay updated with the exam pattern.
  • Keep practising by giving mock tests and make a proper analysis of the tests to know the areas where you lack.
  • Be aware of the current syllabus.

SBI PO Books

English Books For SBI PO 2020

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Topic-Wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains 

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Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis Click Here

Quantitative Aptitude Books For SBI PO 2020

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Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition M.Tyra, K.Kundan Click Here
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition R.S Aggarwal Click Here
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma Click Here

Reasoning Books For SBI PO 2020

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Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe Click Here
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal Click Here

Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Mains 

Disha Click Here

SBI PO Exam Center

The PO examination will be held in online mode only. The authority will conduct the examination in the various cities in the country. Candidates can select the examination city at the time of filling the SBI Application Form. Candidates can select examination cities for both Pre and Mains examination at the same time during the filling the application form. The authority has the right to change the examination centre and venue of the examination. Check the SBI PO Examination List below:

State Code State/UT Preliminary Examination Centre Main Examination Centre
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Ananthapur, Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada,

Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam,
13 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun Itanagar
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar Tezpur Guwahati,
15 Bihar Arrah,   Aurangabad,   Bihar   Sharif,   Bhagalpur,            Darbhanga,    Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan Arrah, Patna,
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
18 Goa Panaji, Verna Panaji
19 Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
20 Haryana Ambala,                 Bahadurgarh, Yamunanagar Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Bahadurgarh, Hissar,
21 Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur

Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una

Shimla, Solan,
22 Jammu & Kashmir Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
23 Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24 Karnataka Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi Bengaluru
25 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram Kochi,Thiruvananthapuram
26 Lakshwadeep Kavaratti Kavarrati
27 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
28 Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai
29 Manipur Imphal Imphal
30 Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Shillong
31 Mizoram Aizawal Aizawal
32 Nagaland Kohima Kohima
33 Delhi -NCR Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
34 Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneswar,
35 Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
36 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
37 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur,
38 Sikkim Gangtok Gangtok
39 Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kanchipuram, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore, Virudhunagar Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli
40 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
41 Tripura Agartala Agartala
42 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshaher, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad,

Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi.

Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
43 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee Dehradun
44 West Bengal Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata,


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