SBI PO Recruitment 2021 Notification: The State Bank Of India has released the notification for the recruitment of the SBI PO 2021 on 4th October 2021 on its official website. The SBI has announced a total number of 2056 vacancies for the recruitment of probationary officers. All the candidates who have completed their graduation from a government-recognized university are eligible for the SBI PO recruitment 2021. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the SBI PO Recruitment 2021 from 5th October 2021 till 25th October 2021. Today, in this article we will provide the information regarding the SBI PO recruitment 2021, so keep reading.
SBI PO Recruitment 2021 Notification
Working with SBI is a dream for lakhs of banking aspirants as it is a prestigious bank that provides handsome salaries and job security to its employees. The SBI PO is one of the lucrative job profiles for which many candidates apply every year. The State Bank Of India has released the official notification for the post of SBI PO 2021 on its official website. The online application will start from 5th October 2021 which will lasts till 25th October 2021. Candidates can download the SBI PO Notification 2021 from the direct link mentioned below.
Important Dates- SBI PO 2021 Exam Dates
|Sr. No.||SBI PO notification 2021 Activity||SBI PO Recruitment Dates|
|1||SBI PO 2021 Notification Release Date||4th October 2021|
|1||SBI PO Apply Online Start Dates||5th October 2021|
|2||SBI PO Prelims Exam Date||November/December 2021|
|3||Result of Online exam – Preliminary||December 2021|
|4||SBI PO Mains Exam Date||2nd/3rd week of December|
|5||Result of Online Examination – Main||January|
|6||Download Call Letter for Personal Interview||1st/2nd week of February|
|7||Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview||February/March 2022|
|8||Declaration of Final Result||February/March 2022|
SBI PO Recruitment 2021
- SBI PO is an all-India competitive exam conducted by the 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 2021 Vacancy
The State Bank of India hasn’t released the notification for 2021 vacancies for SBI PO 2021. Based on the previous year’s vacancies trend, it is expected 2000-2200 vacancies will be released by the SBI. However, any information regarding the vacancies is not yet released by the SBI.
|Year||No. Of Vacancies|
Based on the number of vacancies candidates will be shortlisted for subsequent stages i.e. SBI PO mains & SBI PO Interview.
SBI PO 2021 Exam Summary
SBI has not released any details for the SBI PO examination, but it is expected, that it will be released soon, so we are providing you a short exam summary of SBI PO 2021.
|Name of Exam||SBI PO 2021 Exam|
|Conducting Body||State Bank of India|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Rounds||3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)|
|SBI PO 2021 Selection Stages||Prelims, Main Exam, Group Discussion/ Interview|
|Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 2021||9-10 lakhs|
|Available Seats 2021||2000|
|Job Location||Across India|
|SBI PO Helpline||022 – 2282 0427|
SBI PO Salary 2021
SBI offers one of the greatest salary packages along with other benefits, as for the year 2021, the notification is not yet released so we are providing you the details of SBI PO Salary 2021:
|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 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates had to meet the education qualification and age eligibility criteria in order to apply for SBI PO 2021 Recruitment. The following are the details of SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021.
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 computers is a must.
- The date of passing the 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 Exam Pattern 2021
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 2021 according to the previous year’s 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 for 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 number of vacancies subject to availability) is 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 are online. Candidates have to answer the 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 a penalty to arrive at a 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 2021
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 the Prelims examination.
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Mixtures & Allegations||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 the Mains examination of SBI PO 2021.
|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 Case let||Word Association||Banking and
|Input-Output||Case let 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 Prelims Study Plan 2021|
SBI PO 2021 Exam Centre
The list of Centers for SBI PO 2021 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, Rajahmundry, 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, Bulandshahar, 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 the SBI PO 2021 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 that are allowed in SBI PO 2021.
|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 table shows SBI PO Cut-off trends from 2016-2020. 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 the SBI PO examination
SBI PO 2021 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 the previous year’s 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 the Newspaper daily as it will help you to cover the majority of your syllabus.
SBI PO Previous Year Question Papers
SBI PO Memory Based Papers set is a blueprint of exact types of questions that have been asked in the SBI PO exam. Download the memory-based PDF from the links mentioned below.
SBI PO Result 2021
Once the examination will be conducted through the SBI, the result for the same will be declared within a month.
- SBI PO KA MAHA PACK (Online Live Classes, Test Series, Video Courses, Ebooks & English Medium Books
- SBI PO Prime 2021 Online Test Series
FAQ: SBI PO 2021 Notification
Q1. When will the SBI PO notification release for 2021?
Ans. SBI PO 2021 has been released the notification on 4th October 2021.
Q2. What is SBI PO 2021 salary?
Ans. SBI PO basic salary is 27650/-
Q3. Is SBI PO 2021 exam tough?
Ans. SBI PO exam is tough because of the fewer vacancies and more number of applicants but with the right strategy, you can easily clear it.
Q4. Which bank offers the highest salary?
Ans. SBI is known to offer great salaries to its employees.
Q5. What is the maximum number of attempts for SBI PO 2020-21 for general students?
Ans. General students have a maximum of four attempts.