SBI PO Entrance Examination, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Result, etc.

State Bank of India India’s biggest bank releases the notification of the recruitment for Probationary Officers. To get the job as PO in SBI, the candidate must pass the entrance examination organized by the SBI. In this article, we will discuss SBI PO Entrance Examination, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Result, etc.

SBI PO 2024 Highlights

Exam ParticularsExam Details
Exam NameSBI PO
Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Exam LevelNational level
Exam FrequencyOnce a year 
Mode of ExamOnline
Total RegistrationsApproximately 10 lakh
Stages of ExamPrelims, Mains and Interview
Exam FeesINR 750 for General/EWS/OBC categories SC/ST/PWD categories are exempted from fee payment
Exam DurationPrelims: One hour
Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes
No. of Papers and Total MarksPrelims: Three (100 marks)
Mains: Four (250 marks)
Total QuestionsPrelims: 100 questions
Mains: 156 questions
Marking Scheme0.25 marks are deducted for wrong answers
Language/Medium of ExamEnglish and Hindi
Exam PurposeFor the selection of Probationary Officers in various branches of SBI
No. of Test CitiesPrelims: 200 cities (Approx.) Mains: 70 cities (Approx.)
Contact Details022-22820427

SBI PO Important Dates 2024

EventsSBI PO Exam Date 2024
SBI PO NotificationSeptember 2024
SBI PO Apply Online StartsSeptember 2024
Closing Date of Online ApplicationOctober 2024
Phase I: SBI PO Prelims Exam Date 2024December 2024
Phase II: Mains Exam DateFebruary 2023
Phase-III: Psychometric TestFebruary / March 2023
Phase III: Interview (or Group Exercises)February / March 2023
Declaration of Final ResultMarch 2023

SBI PO 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for participating in the SBI PO entrance examination-


  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • The candidates who are not a citizen of India but are from Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibetan Refugee came to India before 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, or the East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, and Malawi with intention of permanent settlement

Note- The non-citizens of India must provide a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India to apply for the SBI PO Post.

Age Limit

  • The age limit for participating in the SBI PO examination is between 21 years of age to 31 years of age, however, for reserved category candidate, there are reservations, which is as follows-
CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (SC/ ST)15 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (OBC)13 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (Gen/EWS)10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency
Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers
(SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years of military service and have been
released on completion of assignment otherwise than by way of dismissal or
discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability
attributable to military service or invalid.
5 years

Education Qualification

  • The candidates must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university

Number of Attempts

The following are the number of attempts that are allowed for the candidates of different categories-

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CategoryNo. of Attempts for SBI PO
General/ EWS04
General (PwD)/ EWS (PwD)07
OBC (PwD)07
SC/SC (PwD)/ ST/ST (PwD)No Restriction

SBI PO Application Form 2024

The following is the application form for the SBI PO entrance examination-

  • Visit the official website of SBI’s Careers page and click on the SBI PO link
  • Now, you’ll be redirected to a page where you’ll have to get yourself registered
  • After registration, login to your account using your login credentials
  • After logging in, you’ll have to fill out the application form with details like name, address, education qualification, etc
  • Now, upload the documents mentioned below followed by clicking on the pay button
  • You can pay for the application fee using your credit card/debit card, net banking, etc.
  • After successful payment, download the application form and payment receipt for future use

Documents Required for SBI PO entrance examination

The following are the documents required for the SBI PO application form-

  • Scanned Passport Size Photograph of the candidate
  • Scanned Signature of the candidate
  • Scanned Left Hand Thumb Impression
  • Hand Written Declaration in the prescribed format

SBI PO 2024 Application Fees

The following are the application fees for the SBI PO Application form-

CategoryApplication Fee
General/EWS/OBCRs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The following are the examination pattern for the SBI PO entrance examination-

Preliminary Exams

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted
for each test
English Language303020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 hour

Main Exam

The main examination is of two types, which are as follows-

Objective Type

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude405050 minutes
General Economy/ Banking Awareness506045 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation305045 minutes

Descriptive Paper

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted
English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)
025030 minutes
Total1552003 hours

SBI PO Syllabus

The following is the syllabus for the SBI PO entrance examination-

Logical Reasoning

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/
  • Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input-Output
  • Coding-Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple Interest & Compound
  • Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination &
  • Probability

English Language

  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Fill in the qualifying words
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Miscellaneous

Data Analysis

  • Tabular Graph,
  • Line Graph,
  • Pie Chart,
  • Bar Graph,
  • Radar Graph Case-let,
  • Missing Case DI,
  • Let it Case DI,
  • Data Sufficiency,
  • Probability,
  • Permutation and Combination

General Awareness

  • Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • General Knowledge
  • Static Awareness
  • Banking and Financial Awareness

Computer Aptitude

  • Internet,
  • Memory,
  • Keyboard Shortcuts,
  • Computer Abbreviation,
  • Microsoft Office,
  • Computer Hardware,
  • Computer Software,
  • Operating System,
  • Networking,
  • Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies

SBI PO Admit Card 2024

The admit card for the SBI PO entrance examination is not yet released, we will update the admit card status once the examination authority releases the admit card for SBI PO.

SBI PO Result 2024

The result for the SBI PO entrance examination is not yet released, we will update the result once it has been released by the authorities.

SBI PO Selection Process

The selection process for SBI PO is based on merit and performance. The selection process of SBI PO is divided into three stages, which are as follows-

Stage-1 SBI PO Preliminary

The very first stage is prelims which is a qualifying marks examination and the candidates are required to score enough marks i.e., more than the cut-off marks to pass the entrance examination.

Stage-2 Mains

The candidate who clears the prelims exams is allowed to participate in the mains examination. The candidates will have to give objective as well as descriptive type answers.

Stage-3 GD and Interview

The candidates who have successfully cleared the mains examination then will have to participate in the GD as well as interview sessions organized by the banks.

The final merit list will be prepared based on the mains, GD, and Interview marks scored. Cut-off marks will be released based on the category and the final selection for SBI PO will be done.

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