SBI PO 2021 Exam Notification released !!

SBI PO Notification 2021 Out for 2056 Posts

SBI PO Notification 2021 Out

The SBI PO Notification 2021 has been released by the State Bank of India on 04th October 2021 to recruit 2056 Probationary Officers (PO) in different offices of SBI in India. The official notification pdf has been released on the SBI Career page of the SBI official website i.e. sbi.co.in.  SBI PO 2021 Exam Dates, Online Application & other details has been released along with its official notification. This recruitment process has been started for the selection of candidates for the post of PO in the State Bank of India and its Associate banks. The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India. The official notification PDF for SBI PO 2021 exam is mentioned below.

SBI PO 2021 Official Notification- Download PDF

All eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process which has been scheduled for 05th to 25th October 2021. The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by the Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. The final selection will be based on merit.

SBI PO 2021 Exam Summary

All important points related to SBI PO Recruitment 2021 exam are highlighted below:

Name of Exam State Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam (2021)
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Periodicity Annually
Exam Level National
Mode of Applicaion Online
Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
Application Process 05th to 25th October 2021
Exam Rounds 3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
Exam Dates Prelims: November/December 2021 & Mains: December 2021
Salary Rs. 65,780- Rs. 68,580 / Month
Expected Candidates 9-10 lakhs
Vacancy 2056
Official Website sbi.co.in
Notification Link Click Here
Online Application Link Click Here

SBI PO 2021 Exam Date

State Bank of India (SBI) has released the tentative Exam Dates for SBI PO 2021 exam along with its SBI PO notification 2021 on 04th October. Candidates are advised to visit this page regularly to remain updated about SBI PO 2021 Exam. The exam schedule for SBI PO 2021 Exam has been updated below. Let’s have a look at the tentative dates for SBI PO 2021 exam as mentioned in SBI PO Notification 2021-

SBI PO 2021 Exam Schedule
SBI PO Activity Dates
SBI PO Notification 2021 04th October 2021
Online Registration Starts From 05th October 2021
Last date for SBI PO Apply Online 25th October 2021
Last Date to Pay Fee 25th October 2021
PET Call Letter 1st week of November 2021
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training 2nd week of November 2021
SBI PO Prelims Admit Card 2021 1st or 2nd week of November 2021
SBI PO Exam Date- Preliminary November/December 2021
SBI PO Result- Preliminary December 2021
Download of Call letter for Mains Exam December 2021
SBI PO Exam Date – Mains December 2021
Result of Online Examination – Main January 2022
Download Call Letter for Personal Interview 1st or 2nd week of February 2022
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 2nd or 3rd week of February 2022
Declaration of Final Result February/March 2022

SBI PO 2021 Online Application

The online application process for SBI PO Exam 2021 has been started from 05th October 2021 onwards. As per the SBI PO notification 2021, the online registration process for SBI PO 2021 exam has been active from 05th to 25th October 2021. Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for the SBI PO Online Application. All candidates can apply online for SBI PO 2021 exam by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Click to Apply Online for SBI PO 2021 Exam [Link Active]

SBI PO 2021 Application Fee

The category-wise fee structure for SBI PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can they be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee for SC/ST/PWD category candidates is Nil and Rs. 750/ for General and other categories of candidates. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for the SBI PO Application

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Nil
2 General and Others Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Vacancy 2021

SBI PO 2021 Vacancy has been announced along with SBI PO Notification 2021. For FY 2021-22, the State Bank of India has announced a total vacancy of 2056 posts of Probationary Officers. Let’s have a look at the break-up of SBI PO 2021 Vacancies

SBI PO Vacancy

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
SC 300 24 324
ST 150 12 162
OBC 540 20 560
EWS 200
GEN 810 810
Total 2000 56 2056

SBI PO Vacancy (PwD Category)

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
LD 20 20
VI 20 01 21
HI 20 36 56
d & e 20 09 29

*VI: Vision Impairment

*HI: Hearing Impairment

*LD: Learning Disabilities

SBI PO Salary

The initial basic salary offered to an SBI Probationary Officer is Rs 41,960 (with 4 advanced increments). As per the revised Bipartite Settlement With four advance increments in the compensation size of a Probationary Officer is 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840. This means the PO will get a basic of Rs 36000 with an increment of Rs 1490 for the next 7 years, followed by a basic of Rs 46430 with an annual increment of Rs 1740 for the next two years and so on.  The maximum basic salary will be Rs 63840.

SBI PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO 201 Exam:

• Age Limit (As on 01.04.2021): The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2021 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1991 and 01.04.2000 (both dates inclusive)

• Educational Qualification (as on 31.12.2021): The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2021. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2021. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

SBI PO Selection Procedure: Important Points

The candidates should keep in mind the following points related to the SBI PO selection process:

• Biometric Verification: To ensure an error-free and secure selection procedure for SBI PO 2021, the bank may digitally capture the thumb impression of the candidate. This is done to verify the genuineness of the candidates. Any inconsistency in the biometric verification will lead to rejection of the candidature and punitive legal actions. Candidates are thus advised not to apply any kind of external matter like ink, mehandi, chemical etc. on their hands.

• Number of Attempts: The maximum number of chances are fixed for each category. Candidates who have used up all the chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in Preliminary Exam is not counted as an attempt but appearing in Mains Exam is counted.

Category Number of Chances
General/ EWS 4
General/ EWS (PWD) 7
OBC/ OBC(PWD) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

SBI PO Recruitment 2021

The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination

3. GD/Interview

SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

The first stage for SBI PO 2021 Recruitment is the Preliminary Exam, in which the aspirant has to qualify in order to get shortlisted for SBI PO Mains Exam.

1. There will be 3 sections in SBI PO Prelims Exam like any other PO Exam: English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

2. A total of 100 Objective type questions will be asked in SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021.

3. The duration of the exam is 01 hour (20 minutes for each section).

4. SBI PO Prelims is qualifying nature and marks will not be counted while preparing the merit list.

Penalty for wrong answer: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction will be there in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
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 1 hour

Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Exam. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times the number of vacancies (approx.) in each category will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the top of the above merit list.

SBI PO 2021 Mains Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Mains Exam will comprise of Objective & Descriptive Section, which is described below in detail:

Objective paper to be completed in 3 hours and descriptive paper in 30 minutes.

In the objective part, there will be 4 sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation & General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language.

A descriptive paper will be conducted along with the above-mentioned online test and there will be 2 questions in this paper.

Penalty for wrong answer: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in SBI PO Mains Exam. No deduction will be made in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate in the exam.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern
S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
Descriptive Test 02 50 30 minutes

(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Interview Process

A candidate who clears both the Prelims & Mains Exam of SBI PO 2021 will be further called for a GD-PI session wherein they will face a panel of selectors discussing their past experience and questions related to General Knowledge and of the Banking Sector. It is essential for a candidate to clear the Interview Process in order to ensure their final selection in the SBI PO 2021 Exam. The qualifying marks for this round will be decided by the Bank and the marks allotted to these rounds are: Group Discussion – 20 marks, Interview – 30 marks

Final Selection

After a candidate has gone through Personal Interviews, a merit list will be prepared by the State Bank of India wherein the candidate’s score of the Mains Exam and Interview Round will be taken into account. Based on the score obtained by candidates and the available vacancies, final cut-off marks will be declared. All candidates who clear the cut-off range will be granted the Appointment Letter by State Bank of India for the post of Probationary Officer.

SBI PO 2021 Syllabus

While SBI issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The every stage of the exam is very important stage in the selection process. So without knowing SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern, you cannot make your study plan in a proper manner. The SBI PO syllabus 2021 for the prelims and the mains exam are mostly similar with slight changes. So thoroughly go through the complete SBI PO syllabus and make note of it without any mistake.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims exam consists of 3 sections: Reasoning Ability, English Language & Numerical Ability.

English Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Reasoning Syllabus
Reading Comprehension Simplification/ Approximation Alphanumeric Series
Fill in the blanks Profit & Loss Directions
Cloze Test Mixtures & Alligations Logical Reasoning
Para jumbles Permutation, Combination & Probability Data Sufficiency
Vocabulary Work & Time Ranking & Order
Paragraph Completion Sequence & Series Alphabet Test
Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting Simple Interest & Compound Interest Seating Arrangement
Sentence Completion Surds & Indices Coded Inequalities
Tenses Rules Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle
Time & Distance Syllogism
Data Interpretation Blood Relations
Ratio & Proportion Coding-Decoding
Number Systems Input-Output
Percentage Tabulation

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