SBI PO Number of Attempts: The State Bank of India has released the notification to recruit candidates for the Probationary Officer (PO) cadre. A total of 2056 vacancies have been announced. Surely, a large number of candidates will apply for this SBI PO 2021 exam. Before applying, candidates should know the maximum number of attempts for SBI PO exam. For each category, the SBI PO number of attempts will vary. Some people will have a doubt that “Is prelims counted as an attempt in SBI PO?”. Go through this article and clarify all your doubts regarding the maximum permissible SBI PO number of attempts.
SBI PO 2021 – Important Dates
|Online application start date||05th October 2021|
|Online application end date||25th October 2021|
|The download of call letters for the Online Preliminary Examination||1st / 2nd week November 2021 onwards|
|Online Preliminary Examination||November / December 2021|
|Result of Online Preliminary Examination||December 2021|
|The download of the Call Letter for the Online Main Examination||2nd / 3rd week December 2021 onwards|
|Conduct of Online Main Examination||December 2021|
|Declaration of Result of Main Examination||January 2022|
|The download of Call Letter for phase III||1st / 2nd week of February 2022 onwards|
|Conduct of Phase III – Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises)||2nd/ 3rd week of February 2022|
|Declaration of Final Result||February / March 2022|
|The download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training||1st week of November 2021 onwards|
|Conduct Pre- Examination Training||2nd week of November 2021|
SBI PO Number of Attempts
The SBI PO eligibility criteria contains the following points:
- Nationality – Only Indian Citizens can apply.
- Age Limit – Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as of 01.04.2021 (Age Relaxation applicable as per notification).
- Educational Qualification – Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
Apart from these criteria, there is a limit in the maximum number of attempts for SBI PO exam. Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply. The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on 18.04.2010.
|Category of Candidates||Maximum Permissible Number of Chances|
|General / EWS||4|
|General (PWD) / EWS (PWD)||7|
|SC / SC (PWD) / ST / ST (PWD)||No restriction|
Is prelims counted as an Attempt in SBI PO?
Many candidates have a doubt whether appearing in a prelims exam will be counted as an attempt or not. the answer for this question is ‘No’. While calculating the SBI PO number of attempts, appearing in the Prelims exam will not be counted as a chance. Appearing in the Mains exam only be counted as a chance. In the years in which only one written exam has been held (i.e. no Prelims Exam has been held), appearing in this examination will be counted as a chance.
Here you can check some important FAQs.
Q: Is prelims counted as an attempt in SBI PO?
A: No. Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance. Appearing in Main Examination will be counted as a chance.
Q: What is the maximum permissible SBI PO attempts for general category?
A: For the general category, the maximum number of attempts for SBI PO exam is 4.