SBI PO 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Cut-Off

| Updated On December 31st, 2019 at 12:52 pm

SBI PO 2020 Official notification will be released next year by State Bank of India (SBI). The Probationary Officer is a backbone of State Bank of India who is assisted by Junior Associates (Clerks) and other staff to achieve goals & vision of bank. The selected officers will begin their career in Junior Management Grade (Scale I).

What is SBI PO Exam?

  • 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 banking sector which offers lucrative salary as well as excellent career progression.
  • The SBI Probationer Officer (PO) works in the Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I).

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SBI PO Vacancy 2020

The vacancies of SBI PO varied from 1500-2200 over the last seven years. In 2019 there were 2000 vacancies. Candidates can visualise the graph below for complete analysis. Based on number of vacancies candidates will be shortlisted for subsequent stages i.e. SBI PO mains 2020 & SBI PO Interview 2020.

SBI PO Recruitment Important Dates 2020

SBI PO prelims 2020 & mains date will be announced by State Bank of India (India) once the official notification is released. SBI PO official notification is generally released between February-May. Readers can go through the table mentioned below to get an overview about SBI PO exam procedure duration.

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 On-line registration Dates Will be updated in due course
2 Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges Will be updated in due course
3 Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination Will be updated in due course
4 Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary Will be updated in due course
5 Result of Online exam – Preliminary Will be updated in due course
6 Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam Will be updated in due course
7 Conduct of Online Examination – Main Will be updated in due course
8 Result of Online Examination – Main Will be updated in due course
9 Download Call Letter for Personal Interview Will be updated in due course
10 Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview Will be updated in due course
11 Declaration of Final Result Will be updated in due course

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2020

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2020 will be updated once the official notification is released. The SBI PO eligibility criteria according to previous year notification is as follows. The eligibility criteria is subject to change.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognised 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 marksheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute.

Age Criteria:

Minimum Age Limit: 21 Years
Maximum Age Limit: 30 Years

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020:

SBI PO is a three-tier exam i.e. preliminary exam, main exam followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview. Follwing 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
Total 100 100 60 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 – IIMain 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
Total 155 200 3 Hours
  1. Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section.
  1. 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 – IIIGroup 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 SBI PO exam was introduced in the year 2015. Generally, the syllabus of SBI PO remains 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.

SBI PO Syllabus

SBI PO Previous Years Cut-off Analysis:

The SBI PO Cut-Off depends upon certain factors:

  • 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 analyse the examination level & the types of questions that are being asked in SBI PO examination.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019

SBI PO Main Exam Analysis 2019

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018

SBI PO Memory Based 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 2016-18 Prelims Memory Based Paper

SBI PO Result 2020

The SBI PO Result 2020 will be updated once it is released by State Bank of India. Generally, the result is released in three stages i.e. SBI PO prelims result followed by SBI PO mains result and subsequently SBI PO Final Result.

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