SBI PO 2020: SBI has finally released the result of SBI PO Preliminary exam on 18th Jan 2021 and as also released the SBI PO Mains Admit Card on 19th Jan 2021 on its official website @sbi.co.in Students who have been selected in the prelims can now download their SBI PO Mains Call Letter and the online exam will take place on 29th Jan 2021. The following is the link to download SBI PO Prelims Result and SBI PO Mains Admit Card:
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SBI PO 2020 Notification
The State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO exam every year to recruit suitable candidates for these positions. This exam is one of the most coveted exams for banking aspirants and therefore this SBI PO Notification 2020 has brought a big relief to job seekers. Finally, SBI released the SBI PO 2020 notification on the official Website of SBI i.e @sbi.co.in on 13th November 2020. The prelims exam for SBI PO 2020-21 took place on 4th, 5th & 6th January 2021. Candidates can check the official notification on the official website of SBI or click on the link mentioned below and download the SBI PO 2020 Notification:
SBI PO 2020: Table of Contents
- SBI PO Recruitment
- SBI PO Notification 2020
- Important Dates- SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates
- SBI PO Salary 2020
- SBI PO Syllabus 2020
- SBI PO 2020 Exam Summary
- SBI PO 2020 Vacancy
- SBI PO Number of Attempts
- SBI PO 2020 Exam Centre
- SBI PO Previous Years Cut-off Analysis
- SBI PO Previous Years Exam Analysis
- SBI PO Preparation Tips
- SBI PO Previous Year Papers
- SBI PO Result 2020
- Frequently Asked Questions: SBI PO 2020
Important Dates- SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates
|Sr. No.||SBI PO notification 2020-21 Activity||SBI PO Recruitment Dates|
|1||SBI PO 2020 Notification Release Date||13 November 2020|
|1||SBI PO Apply Online Start Dates||14 November 2020|
|2||SBI PO Prelims Exam Date||4th, 5th & 6th January 2021|
|3||Result of Online exam – Preliminary||3rd week of January 2021|
|4||SBI PO Mains Exam Date||29th January 2021|
|5||Result of Online Examination – Main||3rd/ 4th week of February 2021|
|6||Download Call Letter for Personal Interview||3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwards|
|7||Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview||February/ March 2021|
|8||Declaration of Final Result||Last week of March 2021|
SBI PO 2020 Recruitment
- SBI PO is an all India competitive exam conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) to recruit Probationary Officers who work in various branches of SBI in India as well as abroad.
- SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in the banking sector which offers a lucrative salary as well as excellent career progression.
- The SBI Probationer Officer (PO) works in the Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I).
- It is a three-stage recruitment process namely: Prelims, Mains and G.D and Interview.
- The final merit list is prepared by considering the mains examination marks and Interview marks in the 75:25 ratio.
SBI PO 2020 Exam Summary
SBI Probationary officer exam summary given below are all the important points related to SBI PO 2020 Exam:
|Name of Exam||SBI PO 2020 Exam|
|Conducting Body||State Bank of India|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Rounds||3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)|
|SBI PO 2020 Selection Stages||Prelims, Main Exam, Group Discussion/ Interview|
|Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 2020||9-10 lakhs|
|Job Location||Across India|
|SBI PO Helpline||022 – 2282 0427|
SBI PO 2020 Vacancy
The State Bank of India released 2000 vacancies for SBI PO 2020. The candidates had to apply online to appear in the first phase of this exam that was the online preliminary test. The details for SBI PO Vacancy 2020 are:
The vacancies of SBI PO varied from 1500-2200 over the last seven years. In 2019 there were 2000 vacancies. Candidates can visualize the graph below for complete analysis. Based on the number of vacancies candidates will be shortlisted for subsequent stages i.e. SBI PO mains & SBI PO 2020 Interview.
SBI PO Salary 2020
SBI offers one of the greatest salary package along with other benefits as given below:
|SBI PO Salary (Basic Pay)||Rs 27620/-|
|Dearness Allowance Of SBI PO||46.9% of the basic pay|
|City Compensatory Allowance(CCA)||3% or 4%(depending on the place of posting)|
|Leased House Accommodation||Minimum- Rs 8000/-(Rural areas)Maximum- Rs 29500/-(Urban Areas)|
|Furniture Allowance||Rs 120000/-|
|Medical Insurance||100% for employees75% for families|
|Travelling Allowance||Reimbursement for AC-2Tier (Exclusively for official travels)|
|Petrol||Rs 1100-Rs 1300|
|Total Compensation(Annually)||7.5 lakhs to 12.9 lakhs|
|Loan Benefits||Employees get Concession on interest rates|
SBI PO Eligibility Criteria
Candidates had to meet the education qualification and age eligibility criteria in order to apply for SBI PO 2020 Recruitment. The following are the details of SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2020-
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
- Basic knowledge of computer is a must.
- The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute.
SBI PO Recruitment Age Criteria:
Minimum Age Limit: 21 Years
Maximum Age Limit: 30 Years
|SBI PO 2020||SBI SO 2020||SBI Clerk 2020|
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020
SBI PO is a three-tier exam i.e. preliminary exam, main exam followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview. Following is the expected exam pattern of SBI PO 2020 according to previous year notification.
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks is conducted online. This test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections(with separate timings for each section) as follows:
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Candidates have to qualify the test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. There will be no sectional cutoff. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) are shortlisted for the Main Examination.
Phase – II: Main Examination
Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online. Candidates have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test is administered.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
- Objective Test: The objective test is of 3 hours duration & consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section.
- Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in the objective test.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Phase – III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test are arranged in descending order in each category. The adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank are called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview are decided by the Bank.
SBI PO Syllabus 2020
The three-tier process in the SBI PO exam was introduced in the year 2015. Generally, the syllabus of SBI PO remains the same. Click below to view SBI PO Syllabus. The SBI PO syllabus mentioned below is according to previous years. The syllabus is subject to change.
Prelims Syllabus- Given below is the syllabus of Prelims examination.
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound
Interest & Surds & Indices
|Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input-Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding-Decoding||Permutation, Combination &
Mains Exam Syllabus- Given below is the syllabus of Mains examination of SBI PO 2020.
|Reasoning||Data Analysis & interpretation||English
|Verbal Reasoning||Tabular Graph||Reading
|Syllogism||Line Graph||Grammar||Current Affairs||Memory|
|Bar Graph||Verbal Ability||Static Awareness||Computer
|Double Lineup||Radar Graph Caselet||Word Association||Banking and
|Input Output||Caselet DI||Para Jumbles||Computer Software|
|Blood Relations||Data Sufficiency||Cloze Test||Operating System|
|Fill in the blanks||Computer –
|Course of Action|
|How to Master Reading Comprehension to Score Maximum Marks?||Importance of Spoken English and How to Improve it?||SBI PO Prelims Study Plan 2020|
SBI PO 2020 Exam Centre
The list of Centres for SBI PO 2020 Prelims Exam:
|State Code||Exam Centres for Prelims Exam||State/UT|
|11||Port Blair||Andaman & Nicobar|
|12||Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram||Andhra Pradesh|
|13||Itanagar, Naharlagun||Arunachal Pradesh|
|14||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar Tezpur||Assam|
|15||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan||Bihar|
|17||Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur||Chhattisgarh|
|19||Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara||Gujarat|
|20||Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, Yamunanagar||Haryana|
|21||Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una||Himachal Pradesh|
|22||Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar||Jammu & Kashmir|
|23||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi||Jharkhand|
|24||Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi||Karnataka|
|25||Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram||Kerala|
|27||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain||Madhya Pradesh|
|28||Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara||Maharashtra|
|33||Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon||Delhi -NCR|
|34||Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur||Odisha|
|36||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur||Punjab|
|37||Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur||Rajasthan|
|39||Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore||Tamilnadu|
|40||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal||Telangana|
|42||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshaher, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi||Uttar Pradesh|
|43||Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee||Uttarakhand|
|44||Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri||West Bengal|
The list of Centres for SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam:
|State Code||Exam Centre for Mains Exam||State/UT|
|11||Port Blair||Andaman & Nicobar|
|12||Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam||Andhra Pradesh|
|15||Arrah, Hajipur, Patna||Bihar|
|21||Shimla, Solan,||Himachal Pradesh|
|22||Jammu, Srinagar||Jammu & Kashmir|
|27||Bhopal, Indore||Madhya Pradesh|
|28||Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai||Maharashtra|
|33||Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon||Delhi -NCR|
|36||Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala||Punjab|
|39||Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli||Tamilnadu|
|42||Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi||Uttar Pradesh|
|44||Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata||West Bengal|
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SBI PO Number of Attempts
Given below are the number of attempts for each category which are allowed in SBI PO 2020.
|SC/ST (PwD)||No Restriction|
SBI PO Previous Years Cut-off Analysis
- Total Number of Vacancies
- No. of aspirants who appeared for the exam
- Difficulty level and average good attempts
Here is the SBI PO Prelims Cut-off Analysis of previous years:
Here is the SBI PO Final Cut-off Analysis of previous years:
NOTE: The above graph shows SBI PO Cut-off trends from 2016-2019. The minimum qualifying marks are of UR (Unreserved Category).
SBI PO Previous Years Exam Analysis
Aspirants who are preparing for SBI are advised to go through SBI PO Exam Analysis. The exam review will help you to analyze the examination level & the types of questions that are being asked in SBI PO examination.
SBI PO 2020 Preparation Tips
This exam needs a lot of dedicated hours of preparation. You cannot just sit there and clear this exam. Make sure you stick to the syllabus given above and work accordingly. Do not study extra and unnecessary as it will only kill your time. Given below are some tips that will help you to get an edge in your preparation:
- Take mock tests timely and analyze them properly.
- Make sure that you devote extra time to the subject which is weak.
- Practice puzzles and data interpretation on a daily basis.
- Go through previous year papers as they will help you to understand the exam pattern.
- Prepare the general awareness section from the beginning. Do not leave it for the last minute.
- Read Newspaper daily as it will help you to cover majority of your syllabus.
SBI PO Previous Year Papers
SBI PO Memory Based Papers set is a blueprint of exact types of questions which have been asked in SBI PO exam. Download the memory based PDF from the links mentioned below.
SBI PO Result
The SBI PO Result for the preliminary exam has been released @sbi.co.in on 18th January 2021. You can check your result directly from the link given below-
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FAQ: SBI PO 2020 Notification
Q. When was the SBI PO notification released for 2020?
Ans. SBI PO 2020 notification was released on 13th November 2020.
Q. When will the result of SBI PO prelims be released?
Ans. SBI has released the SBI PO Prelims result on 18th Jan 2021
Q. What is SBI PO 2020 salary?
Ans. SBI PO basic salary is 27650/-
Q. Is SBI PO 2020 exam tough?
Ans. SBI PO exam is tough because of the less number of vacancies and more number of applicants but with right strategy you can easily clear it.
Q. Which bank offers the highest salary?
Ans. SBI is known to offer great salary to its employees.
Q. What are the maximum number of attempts for SBI PO 2020 for general students?
Ans. General students have maximum of four attempts.
Q. What is the SBI PO 2019 cut-off for general category for prelims?
Ans. 71 was the cut-off for general category for Prelims 2019.