SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam Dates Might Postponed- See Reasons

The SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020 is scheduled to be held on 31 December 2020, 2,4&5th January 2021. But there are higher possibilities that this preliminary examination will be postponed. In this article, we will be discussing some reasons why the SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam is likely to be postponed. Let us first look at the current exam dates of the SBI PO 2020.

SBI PO 2020: Exam Dates

Sr. No.

SBI PO notification 2020-21 Activity

SBI PO Recruitment Dates


SBI PO Prelims Exam Date

31st December 2020, 2nd, 4th & 5th January 2021


Result of Online exam – Preliminary

3rd week of January 2021 (tentative)


SBI PO Mains Exam Date

29th January 2021


SBI PO 2020 Exam Postponed?

There is no such official notification released by the State Bank of India for the postponement of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020 that is scheduled to be held from 31 December 2020. But there are some reasons which increase the possibility of this preliminary examination to get postponed. What are those reasons? Let’s discuss



SBI PO PET till 31st December 2020

Usually, the pre-exam training for the SBI PO Exam takes place weeks before the actual examination. But this year the SBI PO PET is taking place till 31st of December 2020. This means that on the first day of the SBI PO prelims exam doubt clearing sessions will be taking place. This creates a lot of dubiousness amongst the candidates who are appearing on the first day of the SBI PO Prelims Exam i.e on 31st December 2020. 

SBI PO Admit Card 2020 Not released!

Normally the SBI PO admit card releases 10 to 15 days before the examination. Now only 7 to 8 days are left for the preliminary examinations and the State bank of India has still not released the hall tickets of the aspirants who are appearing for the preliminary examination.

Dates clashing with other banking exams!

This is one of the most important factors on which the State Bank of India might postpone the SBI PO prelims exam 2020.

The exam dates of SBI PO Prelims, IBPS PO Prelims, and IBPS RRB PO/Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 are clashing which is creating turmoil amongst the banking aspirants. Let us look at the exam dates of these banking exams to get a better idea:

SBI PO Prelims

31st December 2020, 2,4&5th January 2021

IBPS PO Prelims

5th & 6th of January 2021


31st December 2020

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims

2nd / 4th of January 2021


Exam Dates Clashing:

31st December 2020  SBI PO & IBPS RRB PO
2nd & 4th January 2021 SBI PO & IBPS RRB Clerk
5th January 2021


On 31st December two exams are clashing, SBI PO Prelims and IBPS RRB PO Prelims. Two Exams are clashing on 2nd & 4th January 2021, they are SBI PO Prelims and IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims. Apart from these exams SBI PO Prelims exam is also clashing the IBPS PO Prelims exam that is scheduled on 5th January 2021.


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